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Old Jun 01, 2010, 12:58 AM
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That's what I'm think about doing. The motor I want to use is longer than the stock rimfire motor, and it would be easier to put standoffs on the nitro version. I guess I'd have to fabricate some sort of battery hatch like you did. Thanks

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Old Jun 13, 2010, 09:32 AM
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Dual Rate Setting & other questions

Hi, I'm new to rc ( first post here), and have been learning on a Super Cub for @ 2 months now. I have a Nexstar EP that I'm itching to get up into the air. I have a few ?'s on it I hope someone can help me out with.

1- Any suggestions as to what percentage to initially use to set up my dual rates? I'm using a 7C 2.4 radio set up with the Nexstar.

2-With the PA-2, there is an auxillary wire, that I assume I would plug into channel 6 on my receiver (flaps-volume adjust), do I set the PA-2 amp to 100% and then adjust with my volume, or do I set the amp at 30-40% as suggested in the review and adjust my volume as needed from there?

3-After assembling the tail section and tightening the 2 nylon screws, the elevator wing has some side to side play (pivoting) in it. Is this acceptable/normal? The nylon screws are tight and I don't want to over tighten them.

Thanks for any help you folks my be able to offer to this rookie!
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Old Jun 14, 2010, 06:56 AM
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Hi Lumpy,

1.) I typically setup D/R to ~70% for initial flights. The main thing is you don't want NO rates.

2.) For the PA-2, I would suggest that you get an experienced pilot to check out your plane first, and dial down the PA-2 system for the initial flight. You don't want to use 100% to start with, since it can "take over" too much and make trimming a problem. We had our's up last weekend and my son is done using the PA-2 system, but I forgot to check the knob before take off. I was trying to trim out the plane on a late evening flight and could not figure it out. The PA-2 does not like it when the sun is low near the horizon. Once I dialed it down the plane behaved normally.

3.) I think my stabilizer is pretty solid with no play in it. Double check the installation and make sure there is nothing in the slot that is causing it. Last resort would be to add some CA to the joint to firm it up.

Again, I would seek out experienced help to get this bird in the air.

Best of luck to you,

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Old Jun 14, 2010, 06:16 PM
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what is a good plane after this one??
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Old Jun 14, 2010, 09:43 PM
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Thanks for the input Jim, I got the plane all flight ready and I'm presently looking for a local club to join. My next step from the super cub is the nexstar mini, which I'm currently setting up, and learning the programmable radio. I'm hoping that being a similar plane that it will prepare me better for the full size version.
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Old Jun 15, 2010, 07:18 AM
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Friz,

Any low wing sport plane would be a good next step. Maybe one of the T-34's foamies or ARFs like your avatar.

Lumpy, if you're having good luck with the Super Cub, the Nexstar should not be a big problem for you. However, even I get a more experienced pilot to try out my new planes. I takes my nerves out of the first flight and a second set of eyes may find something that needs attention before flying.

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Old Jun 15, 2010, 09:32 AM
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okay thanks so i took a step back going from a t28 to the nexstar any good planes after the t 28 ?
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Old Jun 16, 2010, 03:17 PM
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Lumpy:

Forget the dual rates. Use the thumb and finger method of holding the sticks and learn to control yourself. Keep movements to a minimum and understand that there's a slight delay from transmitter to plane.

Get rid of the PA system. You don't need it and if you fly it at the wrong time of day or over the wrong terrain the plane will get wierd and you may panic.

Tighten the tail screws and make sure the stab is straight. Add some 5 minute epoxy to the gap with a toothpick to hold it in place.

It's a great plane. Have fun with it.

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Old Jun 16, 2010, 08:16 PM
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Thanks for the info John, like I said in a previous post my next plane up is the Nexstar mini, so I fiqure by the time I fly the "Big One" I'm hoping to not use the PA-2 system. I'm quite capable of ditchin a plane on my own with out the aid of some "black box" that in all likelyhood is made in China!!!
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Old Jul 13, 2010, 10:24 AM
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May want to look at a Hangar9 pulse 40 or a Great Planes Cherokee. Both are electric options and both are great low wing trainers that also allow you to start doing more advanced flying. I went from a electristar to a Pulse 40 to a warbird with no issues.
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Old Sep 11, 2010, 04:42 PM
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I'm using a 5S,3200 mAh battery and I would like to put floats on the plane. Will this work? If not can anyone make a recommendation?
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Old Sep 12, 2010, 07:26 PM
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The Nexstar should have enough guts to get off water if you have enough "runway" to get it on step and up to speed. I don't think the extra weight will be too much. You might want to go with the 11x7 prop vs. the stock 11x5.

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Old Sep 12, 2010, 07:41 PM
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I have been considering the same thing. What size floats do you think would be an appropriate fit? .60 size?
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Old Sep 13, 2010, 06:00 AM
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Yes, .60 should be about right. Let us hear how you make out.

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Old Sep 19, 2010, 10:26 PM
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Thanks everyone. Sounds like the plane will be a bit short on power when using floats. Has anyone done an upgrade on the power system that might give me more power?
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