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Old Jul 18, 2008, 12:03 PM
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The adapters came today! Now I can charge my Super Cub's new LiPo battery....

I'm going to run up to my LHS later on to see if they carry Anderson Power Poles, and if they do, my Super Cub will be flying by tomorrow!
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Old Jul 18, 2008, 01:02 PM
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The adapters came today! Now I can charge my Super Cub's new LiPo battery....

I'm going to run up to my LHS later on to see if they carry Anderson Power Poles, and if they do, my Super Cub will be flying by tomorrow!

We are all on pins and needles!!!
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Old Jul 22, 2008, 07:48 PM
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Sorry for not giving an update.

Well... Thursday looks like the day I will maiden my Super Cub.

So far it looks like it will be a VERY calm day...
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Old Jul 22, 2008, 08:34 PM
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We've all got our fingers crossed buddy!
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Old Jul 22, 2008, 09:08 PM
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Hey BD Flyer,

Don't forget to Throttle Back after it gets in the air!!!

Best of luck!!!

May the wind Gods be with you!

Happy landings!
Carlos
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Old Jul 22, 2008, 11:11 PM
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Thanks guys! I'll let y'all know how it goes....

And as always, I will have videos and pictures.
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Old Jul 23, 2008, 07:02 PM
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Modified battery box

Carlos gave me an idea on how to mount the 2100mAh LiPo... so I got out my dremel tool and went to work. It's not too pretty, but it seems like it is going to work well. And I am pretty sure the CG is going to be just right.
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Old Jul 23, 2008, 07:10 PM
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Wow, you have improved something that I got from Gerry (Simano) who was the one that used his Dremal Tool like you did and cut away at certain locations on that STOCK Plactic Cage for the Super Cub.

I purposely left some cross beam "plastic" members such that when I do insert my battery the cross beam member keeps the battery snugg.

Your Hot Glue and Balsa will work great as well.

Waiting for the flight report Take your time!!! Don't mind us!!!
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Old Jul 23, 2008, 07:24 PM
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Wow, you have improved something that I got from Gerry (Simano) who was the one that used his Dremal Tool like you did and cut away at certain locations on that STOCK Plactic Cage for the Super Cub.

I purposely left some cross beam "plastic" members such that when I do insert my battery the cross beam member keeps the battery snugg.

Your Hot Glue and Balsa will work great as well.

Waiting for the flight report Take your time!!! Don't mind us!!!
Thanks Carlos! I actually was planning on leaving some of those cross beams, but as I was cutting the cage, I noticed that I had already cut them off.
Hopefully the hot glue and balsa will hold up.
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Old Jul 25, 2008, 12:01 AM
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There's an update coming.... I can feel it!
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Old Jul 25, 2008, 12:52 AM
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Update.... sort of.

Well, I hooked my watt meter up to the power system, and fired it up! I slowly pushed the throttle stick up. I quickly looked down at my watt meter and I was at 85 watts (not sure where my throttle was... maybe two or three clicks above 1/4 throttle), but then all of the sudden, the sound of the motor changed. I pushed the throttle stick all the way down and looked to see what had happened. Then I realized that the prop had came off!

I am pretty sure that I put it on right... so i'm not sure why the prop shot off like that. But maybe somebody can take a picture of how their prop is mounted to confirm that I did put it on right. Anyway, my battery in my DX7 is now dead again (only charged it for about 45 min), so I have decided to call it a night. I'm tired anyway, and something bad might happen if I try to fire the power system up again. I don't want to loose a finger or two...

I'll update you guys (again) in the morning....

Bill
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Old Jul 25, 2008, 12:23 PM
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BDF:
We are waiting !! West coast guys are up so you've probably had a
head start in continuing your trials. Please keep us posted

Thanks
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Old Jul 25, 2008, 06:50 PM
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I turned my Super Cub into a monster!!!

Update coming soon....
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Old Jul 25, 2008, 07:12 PM
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Update coming soon....
Oh yeah..? That's what I like to hear!!
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Old Jul 25, 2008, 07:44 PM
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Either its a monster of a pile of foam, or it flew great... I'm betting it was the second one .
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