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Old Jul 25, 2012, 06:01 PM
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Old Jul 26, 2012, 06:34 AM
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Well my oldest son and I finally finished our Super Cub conversion (mostly). We had the old FM version and we upgraded to a a brushless system. We put a Hobby King SK 3530-1100 on it with a 10x4.7 prop. We also straightened the wings and used a carbon arrow shaft for the spar (no wing struts needed) and added ailerons. Wow, what a difference.

Now we have to figure out how to make and add new landing gear and dial in the throw's.

Used this thread a lot to complete all the mods. Thanks for everyone who has shared their efforts!
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Old Jul 29, 2012, 03:22 PM
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Its time to start my son in RC planes.

We have radios and spare receivers. I'd like to do a brushless conversion right off the bat. Probably ailerons too.

I'm thinking it would be easier/cheaper to start with a complete parts plane, such as this.
http://secure.hobbyzone.com/search/zrhbzlp0.html

Does anyone know if this kit comes with all the hardware, including servos ? Or is it just the flight surfaces sort of thing ?

Thanks
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Old Jul 29, 2012, 03:29 PM
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RC Dad, is this the motor you used ?

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...ner_Motor.html

How is the weight and the power for the SC ?

Is there any value for beginners to go with a folding prop ?
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Old Jul 29, 2012, 04:52 PM
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Its time to start my son in RC planes.

We have radios and spare receivers. I'd like to do a brushless conversion right off the bat. Probably ailerons too.

I'm thinking it would be easier/cheaper to start with a complete parts plane, such as this.
http://secure.hobbyzone.com/search/zrhbzlp0.html

Does anyone know if this kit comes with all the hardware, including servos ? Or is it just the flight surfaces sort of thing ?

Thanks
Building from parts is a great way to go. That motor will be fine on the SC. Build your own mount or use this one....

http://www.headsuprc.com/servlet/the...-for-HZ/Detail

My build log,... sub in the brushless esc , motor and mount.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/member.php?u=186665
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Old Jul 29, 2012, 05:55 PM
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RC Dad, is this the motor you used ?

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...ner_Motor.html

How is the weight and the power for the SC ?

Is there any value for beginners to go with a folding prop ?
No not quite, but probably close. Here is the motor I used. I do not believe they offer it any more:

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=17919

We only flew it a few times, so we are still working on dialing everything in. But it is pretty close on balance. Power is plenty, but not too much.

Sorry for the delayed response, I have been out of town with out access to the internet...

I would not worry about a folding prop...
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Old Jul 30, 2012, 12:08 AM
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Thanks RC Dad.
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Old Jul 30, 2012, 07:40 AM
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Its time to start my son in RC planes.

We have radios and spare receivers. I'd like to do a brushless conversion right off the bat. Probably ailerons too.

I'm thinking it would be easier/cheaper to start with a complete parts plane, such as this.
http://secure.hobbyzone.com/search/zrhbzlp0.html

Does anyone know if this kit comes with all the hardware, including servos ? Or is it just the flight surfaces sort of thing ?

Thanks
That's an old kit replacement for the 27mHz version. You'd be paying for a Rx you wouldn't use.

You can actually part it out at HZ and elsewhere. Buy: wing, fuse, tail set, cowl and LG. The parts pkg.s will include the hardware. Just add BL motor & electronics as required. It's the cheapest way to go.
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Old Jul 30, 2012, 09:55 AM
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Its time to start my son in RC planes.

We have radios and spare receivers. I'd like to do a brushless conversion right off the bat. Probably ailerons too.

I'm thinking it would be easier/cheaper to start with a complete parts plane, such as this.
http://secure.hobbyzone.com/search/zrhbzlp0.html

Does anyone know if this kit comes with all the hardware, including servos ? Or is it just the flight surfaces sort of thing ?

Thanks
I think I'd call to be sure - they do ask you to specify frequency so that would make it sound like rx and maybe servos are included.

Seems last time I assembled one from 'just' parts, no electronics, it was about $80. I already had an orange rx w/satelite and servos.

Although it may cost $100 by the time you're flight ready, I would not want to pay them for the old 'brick' rx, and you'd not be able to plug your aileron servo(s) into it anyway. Again, seems a call is in order. I'd also check on the sales threads on this forum or even the wanted thread - I've received some great parts deals that way (5 Radian fuselages for $60).

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Old Jul 30, 2012, 10:20 AM
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TYou can actually part it out at HZ and elsewhere. Buy: wing, fuse, tail set, cowl and LG. The parts pkg.s will include the hardware. Just add BL motor & electronics as required. It's the cheapest way to go.
I arrived at the same conclusion last night. I just called my LHS and they don't have much for individual parts and don't seem interested in getting me any.

Where is a good place to buy individual parts on the net ?
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I arrived at the same conclusion last night. I just called my LHS and they don't have much for individual parts and don't seem interested in getting me any.

Where is a good place to buy individual parts on the net ?
Hobbyzone always seems to have a good supply of Cub parts in stock.
http://secure.hobbyzone.com/catalog/...listType=parts

I started with:
Landing Gear, Wing, Tail Assembly, Cowl, and Fuselage
Whole works cost about $65.00

Adding a motor mount from Custom R/C Motor Mount and a Turnigy Park 480 MotorTurnigy
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Dumb question here...

But does the HZ Super Cub (RTF) have dual rates (like the Champ)?

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Old Jul 30, 2012, 06:27 PM
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Dumb question here...

But does the HZ Super Cub (RTF) have dual rates (like the Champ)?

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The radio that came with mine does have a high/low swithch for control throws.

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You can also bind it to your Champ and have a whole lot more range too.
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