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Posted by PittSpecial | Feb 23, 2015 @ 11:32 PM | 9,248 Views
Okay,

Well, as I promised.....

Got a few things done on my Park Zone Sport Cub and now it has almost 280 Watts @ 28-AMPs (Wide Open "Static") using the newer E-Flite 30-AMP "V2" Pro Switch Mode ESC and the RocHobby Critical Mass 4-Blade 10X8X4 propeller.

After disassembling the business end of this model, "Cooling" was exactly what came to mind and no wonder my Thunder Power 3-Cell, 1350mAH's got really hot and one puffed up that I had to run to my car and start the A/C to cool it down! There is just NO COOLING going to the rear of this model. Actually, if you look closely, the motor is in the way!

I am not worried about the newer E-Flite 30-AMP Pro V2 ESC in as far as cooling but, I can't use my 1350's and instead will continue to use the larger 2200's batts and never look back. Believe me, I am a guy that believes on keeping his models as light as possible but, this model sure falls short on rearwards cooling to critical components and I am not about to take a hobby knife to open that hole up as your constrained by the clear Firewall.

A few pictures on how I did it and the video showing you all the STATIC measurement of AMPs / WATTS

Can't wait to fly her!!!!!

Video:
Park Zone Sport Cub with the RocHobby Critical Mass 10X8X4 Propeller 02-23-2015 (2 min 54 sec)


RESULTS (1st Flight):
Park Zone Sport Cub with RocHobby 4-Blade 1st Flight 02-24-2015 (4 min 23 sec)
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Posted by PittSpecial | Feb 21, 2015 @ 01:41 PM | 8,553 Views
Good Morning Guys!

I finally got my Sport Cub from Peter (PetersWolf) last weekend. Had to drive and rescue my oldest daughter with a bad Kitchen Sink and took a tiny little detour to Peter's house and bought his model and its in super condition! Looks like it came right out of the box and he installed the Flaps!

I wasted no time and found a Spektrum AR6115e that flew in my former Dynam Smart Trainer for countless flights. I certainly did not care for the AR636 nonsense so, I am happy to set up my Sport Cub the way I wanted.

I can't wait to fly it!

Thanks again, Peter!

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This morning!!!

Holy great Mild Sport RC Airplane, Batman! Just an amazing model with great abilities with the STOCK power system.

However, I used the Thunder Power 3-Cell, 1350mAH, 30C, Lipoly and during the higher throttle settings it seemed to tax these smaller batteries.

The remaining flights and up and including the one for Video Capture, I used the Admiral (MotionRC), 3-Cell, 2200mAH, 35C discharge and wow!!!! I will use the larger packs from now on!

Video: (Select Full SCREEN!)

Park Zone Sport Cub 02-21-2015 (5 min 50 sec)



Guys,

My Cousin was witnessed to the fantastic Knife Edge abilities that this Sport Cub is capable. I happened to Video Record a short portion of the flight here:

EDIT: Audio was turned OFF due to lots of wind noise.

Full Screen is better and don't forget to turn ON "HD".......

Park Zone Sport Cub Knife Edge Flight Demo 02-22-2015 (5 min 7 sec)

Posted by PittSpecial | Feb 09, 2015 @ 05:57 AM | 7,945 Views
Hi Guys,

Here is my 3rd GWS Beaver that I acquired from a good friend who moved away to Madison, WI. about 2 years ago. His name is Richard and super nice guy who I trained him with RC hobby and one day called me to say that he was moving away and gave me several models including this one.

Well, after perhaps over 5 years of no activity this Beaver flew again yesterday morning (Sunday, 02-08-2015) with great results. I was amazed it flew very well with increasing wind conditions and up high it cruised like a typical Beaver but, with some good power thanks to the Mega Motors 16/15/7-turn and just 2-Cell, 1320mAH, Thunder Power, Lithium Polymer battery pack. Propeller is a APC Slow Flyer, 10 X 4.7

Additionally, Richard made the Vertical Stab and Horizontal Stab with multi-layered foam panels for added strength and including the rudder and elevator surfaces. This really didn't add any additional weight that I can tell. The Elevator halves are joined with a shaped wire to allow perfect Elevator function between to two halves.

A few pictures of it as it looks today..........not bad for a model that has been around for over 8 years!!!





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