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Old Nov 06, 2006, 07:15 AM
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HobbyZone SuperCub - Tell Me About It

I have been reading great things about this plane. Tell me your experience. Should I be recommending this plane to new flyers?

Anyone have links to video?
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Old Nov 06, 2006, 08:17 AM
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One thing about it is it is no fun to fly in any kind of wind. And you have to sorta know what your doing when you land it to keep the prop of the ground.
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Old Nov 06, 2006, 08:18 AM
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Go to Horizon's website for a video.
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Old Nov 06, 2006, 09:39 AM
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I love this plane. Of course, it's the only R/C I've ever flown. But I would recommend it to every newbie.

As for wind, I think it does alright in 5-7 mph winds. I live in NW Ohio, so wind is a given. I've been forced to learn to fly in it....or I don't fly. It's very light and gusty winds play havoc with the SuperCub. However, a constant "breeze" of 5 mph is no problem. In fact, I like landing it into a 5-7 mph wind and watching it comedown vertically to a soft landing. My latest trick has been hand launching into a nice breeze, circling around, and bringing it back slowly to me and catching it by hand. It impresses the kids in the neighborhood.

The SuperCub is a floater. Bringing it in for a landing in no wind will have this plane floating right over your target landing area very easily. I like the easy gliding abilities because I like to fly it until the battery dies (I've gained a good amount of altitude by this time) and glide it back to my landing area. I do this every time there's little wind and I've never had it crash.

For $160 RTF delivered to the door with an extra battery included, I think it's a great deal. And, it's gentle enough for the newbie.

I crashed my SuperCub last month and repaired it with silicon adhesive-caulk and shish-kabob skewers. This added 3 oz to the battery compartment area. I'm no expert, but, I think the added weight help the flight characturistics by tweaking the CG or increasing the wing load. Whatever it is, the plane handles much better.

Here is the link to Hobbyzone's video: SuperCub
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Old Nov 06, 2006, 09:43 AM
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http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=592956

If you want to see the durability, check out the combat footage in post 1.

Stock CUB.... In two holes on control horns. THP1320 3S Battery. (For combat power and duration)

David
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Old Nov 06, 2006, 02:11 PM
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Well, I do not have one of these models, but i can say that I did see one fly combat at the JR Indoor Festival and it took a beating, but still came out on top. It was one of the best combats I have ever seen and I have no bad things to say about it.
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Old Nov 07, 2006, 05:51 PM
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I put some comments in this thread, check it out:http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=550899

I slightly disagree with those saying they don't like it flying in the wind. I enjoy flying it, it adds another challenge. I like trying to make it hover in the air, just enough thrust and elevator into the wind you can just sit there. Its durable too. A friend of mine bought one same time as me and he's hammered it a few times but it's glued back up nicely and still flies great.
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Old Nov 14, 2006, 04:53 AM
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I saw it fly at JR festival and I love it ! It's the secong thing I want for Christmas
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