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Old Aug 26, 2012, 10:37 PM
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Thanks man! I have tons of gws props. what size is best suited for the stock brushed motor?
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Old Aug 27, 2012, 06:29 AM
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Thanks man! I have tons of gws props. what size is best suited for the stock brushed motor?
9x4.75 slow-flyer for longer flights
8x6 slow-flyer for slightly more zippy flights.
Good luck!
I'm glad to see we made it to page 5 of this thread...
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Old Aug 27, 2012, 12:26 PM
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TY, Chino is right on on prop size. I have been flying this plane a lot and have broken at least 3 stock props. The GWS orange props seem to handle nose overs a lot better. Keep an eye on the ESC/Battery connectos too. When you plug in the battery, make sure that the connection is solid and that the servos don't chatter when you jiggle the battery wire; if they do, replace them with another type of connector, not the stock one; I had my Gamma 370 crash twice because the stock ESC/battery connector failed and I lost all control of the plane. I currenlty use the DC2 connectors on the Gamma ESC and battery as the stock batteries that I use for my Hobbyzone Firebird Stratos are the same size as the stock Ares battery and they use the DC2. The FB Stratos batteries are 1300 mah so you get a slightly longer runtime, maybe 2 to 3 minutes more. It doesn't matter what connector you choose, just make sure it isn't the stock one. Actually, I like the Gamma 370 a little better than the Super Cub when I am letting newbies fly for the first or second time because it flies slower than the Super Cub and it is way cheaper to fix in case of a mishap. When I bought my Super Cub, it was about $170.00 Bind N Fly. At $80.00 Plug N Play, it still comes out cheaper than the Super Cub as an initial investment.
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Old Aug 27, 2012, 01:04 PM
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Thanks so much guys. I think my neighbor got lucky on this plane. I had never heard of it and usually in the past when I told somebody to go buy a Super Cub and they came home with something else it ended up as a bad choice on their part. After reading through this thread it looks like I need to tell him about the connector issues and also about the props and he should be good to go. Dang, I want to fly his plane now :-)
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Old Aug 27, 2012, 08:35 PM
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Wow just read the whole thread learned a ton from you guys. My first flight with his plane I crashed pretty good and fortunately only broke the prop.Hobbytown didn't have any replacement props so I went with the GWS from eBay.I hate the orange! After reading this whole thread I feel like my first crash was a loose connection problem with the battery and didn't realize it until now.im still somewhat of a green pea flyer but I just couldn't understand why I crashed.So I feel a little better about it now. I also have had the problem with the rubber bands cutting my wing. I put some tape on the edge to layers not sure how it will work in the long run. I have only flown once since first crash I only have two batteries so not much stick time with this one yet.I did like it though, I was a little intimidated by the size. I felt a little boxed in compared to my um's that I have been flying, and that first crash didn't help matters none.I need to replace my connectors but won't be by my LHS for a while. Does any have any temp fixes so I can safely fly the next couple of evenings with out worrying about lose of power?
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Old Aug 27, 2012, 08:39 PM
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Also has anyone tried spray painting the orange props?
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Old Aug 27, 2012, 09:19 PM
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Also has anyone tried spray painting the orange props?
Don't worry about the color for now. Just learn how not to crash.
This was/is the biggest plane I had (I have since gotten and AXN floater Jet from Hobby King) and I had 3 other UM planes.
It's size is perfect for getting out to 800+ ft and 300 feet high.
It handles the wind well and you learn about perspective at a more comfortable rate. Those UM's get squirrely real fast. Also, the Gamma will help you learn how to land.
After about 3 dozen flights you will be ready for the aileron wing.
Practice with a SIM. It pays off in spades.
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Old Aug 28, 2012, 10:37 AM
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There is no temporary fix for the connectors. They either make good connections or they don't. Next time you are at the hobby shop, pick up a set of rubberbands for the Hobbyzone Super Cub; I believe they are only .99 cents. They are wider and stickier and stay on the plastic wing protector better than the stock ones. I use them and I haven't had the problem of them cutting the wing since I switched. Do not spray paint the props. You run the possibility of getting them out of balance. Chino is right, concentrate on not crashing and get those connectors replaced ASAP.
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Old Aug 28, 2012, 10:53 AM
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thanks I have a bunch of super cub bands already since my super cub is dead
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Old Aug 28, 2012, 12:31 PM
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Sadly and Stupidly, I fried my ESC yesterday.
after putting on new connectors on to all of my batteries and other connectors, I apparently messed one up.
On a 1300Mah 3s Venom battery I mixed up the wires and put the + on the - and vice versa.
The split second I plugged in the battery into the plane, the wires fried up toward the ESC and smoke and stench buffetted in the air.
I have a new ESC coming soon.
I hope that's all that was damaged.

I'm such a jerk.
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Old Aug 28, 2012, 07:13 PM
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Hey, it happens. All part of the hobby. Nah, nothing else fried, the ESC usually is the only victim in those cases.
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Old Aug 29, 2012, 08:49 AM
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I finally got some good stick time in today with my Gamma. I wish I would have went with the bind and fly though the tx that came with it is super touchy. I would like to be able to soften it a bit like I do with my um's using my dx6i. Any suggestions on how I can cheaply do this?
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Old Aug 29, 2012, 09:19 AM
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Order some cheap "Orange Receivers" from Hobby King.
AR610 are 6 bucks each but you will have to pay for shipping and weight about 4 weeks.
I love em!
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Old Aug 29, 2012, 09:22 AM
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Thanks chino,that's all I need no speed control or anything like that? Have you ever used the tactic anylink?
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Old Aug 29, 2012, 10:39 AM
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I haven't used the Tactic Anylink, but all the reviews in the magazines say it works fine. I might try one since I have 3 Tactic receivers. Also, Spektrum just came out with the AR400 RX that I currently use in my Gamma 370. It is only $30.00 and works great; I have had no trouble finding them at any hobby store. BTW - I fly my Gamma 370 using a Spektrum DX6i. Works like a dream with the AR400 RX.
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