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Oct 22, 2009, 02:37 PM
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Super cub vs Super cub lp vs super cub lp bnf vs easystar.


Super cub vs Super cub lp vs super cub lp bnf with blade cx2 transmitter vs easystar(for a beginner who doesn't have a coach and has barely ever flown rc planes before).
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Oct 22, 2009, 02:40 PM
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I'd say the BNF wins as it's 2.4 ghz and has a aileron channel built in.
Oct 22, 2009, 02:55 PM
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AXN clouds fly or if you want one from the list Supercub LP BNF
Oct 22, 2009, 03:06 PM
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Depends what price you are paying and what you want to do with it. There are probably some deals out there on the old faithful models.
Oct 22, 2009, 03:29 PM
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EasyStar is probably a bit faster and heavier than the SuperCub. Of course, it is far less "scale looking." The belly-landing nature of the plane, and its pusher prop offer lots of advantages for a newb. Plus, I hear the RTF version of the EasyStar comes with a decent (72 MHz) radio and uses standard components...

The only hop-up I'd suggest (from a stock RTF EasyStar) would be to use a large 2S lipo in place of the NiCd or NiMH battery pack. It's not like you need a large battery, but you'll need some extra weight up front, to get the CG right.

After you've flown the EZStar a bunch, you might also want to upgrade its motor to brushless. With the stock motor, you're best advised to avoid winds above, say, 5-8 mph.
Oct 22, 2009, 05:23 PM
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Please try to refrain from posting threads that ask basically the same question.
Oct 22, 2009, 06:27 PM
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I say, buy the parts that make up the body of the S.C. & build it the way U want.The parts that are checked off,for a total of $62.00...RTR
Oct 22, 2009, 07:57 PM
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^^^ Yes, I agree -- by all accounts, the SuperCub is an excellent airframe, and $62 is about the going price for a foam ARF of that size. Building it from parts makes sense.
Oct 23, 2009, 01:27 PM
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The Supercub is a honey, no doubt... but I have about 20 planes including fast EDFs, scale warbirds on steroids, etc... and I always come back to my Easystar andf I long ago got bored and parted out my BL/lipo Hobbyzone Supercub.

Compared to the Supercub, the Easystar is an elegant, graceful and efficient flyer...on the stock brushed motor, it flies fine but with the drop-in F27 StrykerC BL motor, it has an incredibly broad flight envelope on 3s- from almost gymnasium fly-able to a high speed cruiser.

This plane will be the one that earns its spot in your transmitter's memory...Mine is my all weather flyer- it takes off brilliantly from powdery snow, thermals extremely well for a trainer-type plane and will fly forever on a 2200 pack. I have documented a 1+ hour flight with no help from thermals.

So- of the two planes, the Easystar wins in my book...

...but it will require you to assemble the kit (very easy...but still) and source your own electronics...which is not an easy task for a first plane.

Hopefully this will help:


ARF kit:
http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...odID=MPU214192

Multiplex's suggested power system:
http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...odID=MPU993211

Alternatively:
Stryker motor:
http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...ProdID=PKZ4216
Turnigy ESC:
http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...eed_Controller

Prop:
http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...odID=APC06055E

A pair of Hobbycity's finest 9g servos:
http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...?idProduct=662

battery:
http://www.valuehobby.com/product_de...d=8&item_id=30
would also fly fine on:
http://www.valuehobby.com/product_de...d=8&item_id=88

Any Spektrum rx (if that's what you're using)
http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...rodID=SPMAR500

Glue:
http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...ID=MEUM300M1OZ

battery connectors:
http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...ProdID=WSD1300
Last edited by Smokescreen38; Oct 23, 2009 at 02:00 PM.
Oct 23, 2009, 01:59 PM
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The Turnigy 2835 inrunner -- usually the 2200 Kv version -- is a perennial favorite for powering the EasyStar. If I were building one again (from an ARF kit) I'd use that from the get-go. Fantastic little motor, with 3S lipo and APC 6x4 prop.
Jan 06, 2010, 12:38 PM
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So, for a true beginner most here would recomend the Easy Star over the Super Cub LP?
Jan 06, 2010, 01:08 PM
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No, Super Cub. More responsive than Easystar in my experience and just fun to fly. I have crashed and built quite a few and when I fly and take two planes, one is always the SC.
Jan 06, 2010, 02:02 PM
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I don't have the experience of others in the thread, but when I'm bored and want a change of pace my SC is where I go back to. If I'm at the field alone and the wind is light I get a kick out of doing hammerheads on either end of the runway with touch and goes in between. I do wish it had more power and it may be time for a new motor or BL/lipo conversion.


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