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Old Mar 20, 2007, 02:44 PM
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Ultimate HobbyZone SuperCub Help Thread (part I)

Okay, it seems that the HobbyZone SuperCub is steadily becoming one of the top 5 "most bought" beginner planes out there. So why not make a thread specifically for those who need some help with there SuperCub's right?

Let's try to keep this on topic please.. because we all know how often the topic tends to stray in these forums, lol.





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Old Mar 20, 2007, 05:00 PM
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Great, thanks! This will be very helpful as i bought one last week (first plane).

I'll kick things off with a question - Regarding the landing gear, should it "snap" in securely at all? Mine is just resting in the slot provided. Is this correct?
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I'll kick things off with a question - Regarding the landing gear, should it "snap" in securely at all? Mine is just resting in the slot provided. Is this correct?
Try to pull on the landing gear gently. If it stays on, then it's okay. If it comes off, then it's not okay

I don't have a Super Cub, but it should snap in, though.

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Old Mar 20, 2007, 06:19 PM
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Yup.. it should fit securly in the slot.

Edit: Slso, alot of people recommend putting some 5 minute epoxy inside the slot where the landing gear goes, to help keep it nice and secure.
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Old Mar 20, 2007, 06:42 PM
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Try gently pinching the wheels together as you put it into the slot... then release it.
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The Cub is just a great all around flyer and even makes a great camera platform... (you just have to find a way to keep the prop out of view )
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Great idea on setting up the Super Cub thread!

About the recent posts...

Landing gear: Yes, pinch it in, as in pull the wheels together, and let it go in. It should go smoothly (somewhat). It took me a bit to figure that out myself.

Camera: Nice setup! What sort of camera is it, and how did you attach it? And how do you make it snap photos?
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I used one for months as a trainer and enjoyed the hell out of it! I suggest lots of packing tape on critical areas (others with more recent experience please chime in) such as the leading edge and where the rubber bands hold down the wing (also in front and behind the area of the wing where it fits into the fuse).
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Old Mar 20, 2007, 09:38 PM
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Yeah, I'm about to put some into the wing areas, too. Good idea. Especially in the rubber-band areas, it sure can get nicked out there...
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Old Mar 20, 2007, 09:40 PM
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Dave,

One more question: How long did you use it before you felt comfortable moving to a second plane? And what did you get after that?
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The Cub is just a great all around flyer and even makes a great camera platform... (you just have to find a way to keep the prop out of view )
You'd think you'd have a considerable amount of drag due to that camera setup. Does it affect your supercubs flight, or performance in any way?





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You'd think you'd have a considerable amount of drag due to that camera setup. Does it affect your supercubs flight, or performance in any way?





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Yeah, why not put it where the battery compartment is?
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Old Mar 20, 2007, 09:47 PM
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Yeah, why not put it where the battery compartment is?
Yeah, that's where i'd put it too. But you have to admit.. that must really be an eye-catcher when it's flying around in the air. People that happen to see him flying would do a double take, and wonder what the heck that was, sticking out of the top of the plane like that. I'm sure most would assume it's an antenna or something to that effect.

Smokescreen38.... you have to get a video of you flying that setup. I just have to see how that looks while it's flying, lol.

Nice use of imagination in designing that camera rig though.





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Yeah, why not put it where the battery compartment is?
I put my 5 in 1 camera just behind the batt compartment and pointed it down slightly so the prop would not be in shot.


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Old Mar 21, 2007, 08:30 AM
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Camera: Nice setup! What sort of camera is it, and how did you attach it? And how do you make it snap photos?
Thanks. Its the Verbatim 5 in 1... While it will shoot stills, it excels as a super light weight video camera with decent quality.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=421745

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You'd think you'd have a considerable amount of drag due to that camera setup. Does it affect your supercubs flight, or performance in any way?
No doubt... but the Cub only flys at about 15mph anyway (my esitmate) and you really don't feel the extra drag. I still was able to ROG, climb and glide with no problems and with no obvious detriment to flight times. The camera is light and the CF rod weighs nothing...


There are a number of places where you can mount the camera, this one offered the best view of all the ones I tried... and as far as I know, no one else has done this yet. Pulling the top anti-crash sensor provided a perfect mounting spot too.

My favorite clips are the ones where you just hold one direction for as long as possible at a nice high altitude. It gives the illusion of being on a real plane.

This plane is a real workhorse though with some power to spare, even with the stock power system. I imagine it would make a good tow vehicle for gliders too.
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