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Old Nov 30, 2012, 07:24 PM
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I know what your talking about Gus. I have three prop shafts that the gear wasnt centered. You would think that they could take a little more care to center the shaft on the gear. I have just delt with it in the past until I converted over to brushless.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 07:28 PM
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Good heavens... that kind of poor engineering and product quality is disheartening, especially for such a popular and widely sold model. Makes us potential buyers give another thought to making an investment in the SC.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 08:54 PM
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Put a brushless 450 in it and quitcherbitchen.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 09:00 PM
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New with floats

I put a set of floats on my 480 powered SC and flew it off of grass today, getting ready for snow later this year.

It acted a bit squirrelly, like it is tail heavy, even though it balances at the proper CG.

Anyone here fly with floats and have to adjust the CG on the SC?

Jim
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 09:43 PM
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put a brushless 450 in it and quitcherbitchen.:d
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 10:39 PM
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450 motor: great choice, have been flying my sc w/450 for almost 2 years. lots of power (cruise around at half-throttle) and long battery time (16 minutes)

Floats: no adjustment to cg needed. only issue is handling on the water. give yourself lots of room to make a turn at low taxi speed.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 10:52 PM
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450 motor: great choice, have been flying my sc w/450 for almost 2 years. lots of power (cruise around at half-throttle) and long battery time (16 minutes)

Floats: no adjustment to cg needed. only issue is handling on the water. give yourself lots of room to make a turn at low taxi speed.
Yeah, I taxied it around a small lake by my house just to try the floats and you have to keep up pretty good taxi speed for the rudder authority to outweigh the weather vein effect of a breeze.

But when I flew it today it acted tail heavy. It wants to pitch hard up with even 1/2 throttle and this plane flew great before the floats.

I'm going to add some weight to the nose and try it again, I'll report back my results.

Jim
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Old Dec 01, 2012, 08:53 PM
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Put a brushless 450 in it and quitcherbitchen.
Love it! Perfect!

I've thought about going BL but it looks like quite a bit of work to mount a BL on the SC. Is there some part I could buy which will provide the mount I need? (I'm not good at wood working or metal working)

Also, unless it's not allowed, could you tell me specifically what BL motor I should get?

I've already removed the stock receiver/ESC module and have a separate Spektrum receiver and a separate brushed motor ESC. So swapping out the ESC will be no problem.

Thanks again for your comment. I actually DID LOL!

Gus
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Old Dec 01, 2012, 08:59 PM
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Good heavens... that kind of poor engineering and product quality is disheartening, especially for such a popular and widely sold model. Makes us potential buyers give another thought to making an investment in the SC.
I agree it's poor quality control, but I wouldn't hesitate to buy a Super Cub because of this. The Super Cub is a really fun plane to fly, so docile and easy-going. Great for beginners but expert pilots may also have a SC which they fly just to relax and relieve the stress after flying aerobatic (3D) planes.
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Old Dec 01, 2012, 09:05 PM
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Gary at Custom RC makes really good motor mounts out of aluminum for the Super Cub. I own many of his products and they are top notch-$20.00. You don't even need a new receiver as the stock one can handle a brushless motor. I have many different brushless motors in my Cubs, but the best for overall performance and flight time is any 450 park size motor. Eflite 450 890kv is really good, but expensive. Less expensive alternatives can be bought from Hobby King or RCTimer. I have a RC Timer 1120kv, but haven't used it yet. It is more powerful then a Eflite 480 which is very powerful. Others here will offer lots of other alternatives I am sure.
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Old Dec 01, 2012, 10:24 PM
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I would like to install an inexpensive keychain type video camera on my Super Cub. Can anyone make a recommendation?
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a lot can be said. go to ebay Electoponline. Keycam 808 #16 ver 2. Lens A, option , lens D and case.

Stick with fw 36. load up 49 and keep the AWB to flourecent.

How to or where to stick it to the Cub

Locate the ACT on the bottom that white button. that is where I place mine in the front of it, when facing to the rear, it rests on it

I also place it on the leading edge of the wing on the bottom facing in three different angles.

How I do it, masking tape.

I kept to a basic response, and if need me I will chime in. and offer more info.

There is a thread check it out, they know best.
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Old Dec 02, 2012, 06:39 AM
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A word about those aluminium mounts from 'Custom RC'. They are good as I have one. There is no drilling or anything as they fit the SC plastic mounts.But make sure you get one that is comparable for whatever motor you have, as they come in different fitting sizes.
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Old Dec 02, 2012, 07:47 AM
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Yeah, I taxied it around a small lake by my house just to try the floats and you have to keep up pretty good taxi speed for the rudder authority to outweigh the weather vein effect of a breeze.

But when I flew it today it acted tail heavy. It wants to pitch hard up with even 1/2 throttle and this plane flew great before the floats.

I'm going to add some weight to the nose and try it again, I'll report back my results.

Jim
If you are looking for absolutely rudder authority at any speed on the water this is the thing to have. http://secure.hobbyzone.com/RAZ004.html
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If you are looking for absolutely rudder authority at any speed on the water this is the thing to have. http://secure.hobbyzone.com/RAZ004.html
I'm guessing the really talented among us can rig that up easily and quickly...
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Yeah, I taxied it around a small lake by my house just to try the floats and you have to keep up pretty good taxi speed for the rudder authority to outweigh the weather vein effect of a breeze.

But when I flew it today it acted tail heavy. It wants to pitch hard up with even 1/2 throttle and this plane flew great before the floats.

I'm going to add some weight to the nose and try it again, I'll report back my results.

Jim
I agree with allelectrik, no adjustment needed to get it balanced at recommended CG. But then I never flew it on gear, only on the floats. I do find that it pitches up on initial break away from the water because I hold so much up elevator on the TO run, but otherwise it flys level at mid throttle. Make sure that you have disabled the ACT. That will cause the SC to act squirrelly over water for sure!

Tom
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