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Posted by Cyraph X | May 26, 2020 @ 09:34 AM | 15,653 Views
Below are some pictures and a youtube video of my Guillow's Super Cub 95 free-flight balsa plane kit - RC conversion.

I used Horizon Hobby/E-Flite ultra micro parts for the electronics, specifically from the UMX Cessna. The plane includes working ailerons, elevator, rudder, flaps, and even a SAFE mode toggle. The flaps do make a difference, even at this size, and allows for some rather slow flight (seen in the video)! 4 servos are used.

Note: The original flight controller on the UMX Cessna is programmed for dual ailerons. I had to make a USB cable to interface with the Spectrum AS3X programming software, to change that. I changed it to support one servo on the ailerons and one servo on the flaps. I also had to tweak it to get the SAFE Select to work as well.

Final all up flying weight: 81 grams including the battery, which was a 2s 7.4v 200mAh pack.

The battery itself weighs about 13 grams. I know the covering job isn't the prettiest, but this is amazingly light for a 6 channel plane!
As a reference, the E-Flite UMX Cessna 182 is about 130 grams in weight.

6 Channels includes Ailerons, Elevator, Rudder, Throttle, Flaps, and SAFE Selection toggle- perfect to buddy box a friend on!

Youtube video link:
Guillow's Super Cub 24" RC 6CH Conversion [1080p 60fps] (2 min 5 sec)