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Old Jul 18, 2007, 02:34 PM
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Super Cub in-flight structural failure

Has anyone flown the wings off their Hobby Zone Super Cub? I was attempting an outside or inverted loop and noticed my wings flexing quite uncomfortably.
I have been flying the heck out of the thing and wonder when I can expect to loose the wings? Maybe I should rig a parachute that will deploy by way of the x-port incase of this happening.
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Old Jul 18, 2007, 02:47 PM
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I was flying a PZ Decathalon and the wing folded...


Instead of a parachute...how bout a new wing?
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Old Jul 18, 2007, 02:59 PM
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The struts on the HZ SC only provide support in one direction (normal flight). If you plan on a lot of inverted flight or outside loops, it would be a good idea to install some hard struts that will prevent/limit wing flex in both directions. CF rod, spruce, fiberglass... just about anything stiffer than the stock plastic spaghetti noodles should be fine.


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Old Jul 18, 2007, 03:21 PM
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I'd attach a CF reinforcement spanwise on the wing. You should be able to get them at Dragonplate.com.
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