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Jun 14, 2012, 01:20 AM
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Originally Posted by mrc3
Not going to work without significant modifications to the frame.

The KD 36-16 with 37MM diameter body barely fit inside the cowl.

I think the only way to get the donkey to work would be to mount it outside the cowl and that will exacerbate the balance issue as it is already a heavier motor.

Mike
ok, thanks. would an ntm prop drive 35-48 series 910 kv motor (35mm diameter) work?
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Jun 14, 2012, 01:31 AM
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also, i looked at the pic of what comes in the box, and i didn't see any control rods. do they come in the kit, or do i need my own?
Jun 14, 2012, 01:41 AM
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Control rods are included in the kit.

I bought a new Funcub just 2 weeks ago and mine came with plastic motor mount.
Jun 14, 2012, 02:02 AM
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Originally Posted by silentwarrior
lol the extra weight of that Power 25.... i can't get a good landing in very often:P i have to keep squeezing the gear back together I need to find a good but cheap way to stiffen that ger and stop breakin dang props Towing that Cularis made me buy one so I can be towed

Greg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cyko...eature=related
Jun 14, 2012, 03:40 AM
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Alu


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Originally Posted by SpeedsterDEN
2 from the Rc club just got 2 new Funcups.
And there was Aluminium motor mount in the kit instead of the old plastic one.
Great Multiplex.

Regards
Speedster
In Europe the Funcup was in backorder for 1,5 month, but when they finaly came there was aluminium motor mount in the kit.
Jun 14, 2012, 04:02 AM
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maybe all the multiplex stuff get the aluminum mount now?
The Dogfighter had it from the start.


Bernd
Jun 14, 2012, 06:47 AM
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Just got mine from my LHS a few days ago and it has the plastic mount....good thing my aluminum one came yesterday in the mail.
Jun 14, 2012, 07:44 AM
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Originally Posted by flobie1kenobi
Hey that's my Cub bouncing around on YouTube And hello to everyone in this great thread

In can tell that the reinforcements showing in that videoclip wasn't enough! And yes I do know how to land that thing nice and easy, but I'm flying a somewhat heavy 3542 motor using big 3 and 4-cell batteries and I got very tired of bending the original single wired landing gear back into shape.

I've since rebuild the entire LG and last but not least the mounting bracket. And it's made a huuuuge difference compared to the stock LG

I'll post some detailed pics of the mounting bracket later tonight.

Here's some shots of how the landing gear looks now.
Last edited by seansmiller; Jun 14, 2012 at 02:17 PM.
Jun 14, 2012, 08:08 AM
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Originally Posted by baconflyer
ok, thanks. would an ntm prop drive 35-48 series 910 kv motor (35mm diameter) work?
Maybe, The motor would fit in the cowl, but with the length of that motor you might not be able to tilt the motor down to the degree recommended by the manual without having the rear of the motor impact the cowl.

Also with the wattage of that motor, you will probably need strengthen and stiffen the cowl.

I don't know what your plans are for the cub, but motors are relatively easy to swap. If you don't already know you need the power, go with one of the many tried and true motors listed on this thread and perhaps a more powerful ESC, then swap motors if you find you need more power.

Read the reviews on the KD motor that I put on mine... thus far I am really liking it.

Mike
Jun 14, 2012, 08:30 AM
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Originally Posted by seansmiller
Hey that's my Cub bouncing around on YouTube And hello to everyone in this great thread

In can tell that the reinforcements showing in that videoclip wasn't enough! And yes I do know how to land that thing nice and easy, but I'm flying a somewhat heavy 4235 motor using big 3 and 4-cell batteries and I got very tired of bending the original single wired landing gear back into shape.

I've since rebuild the entire LG and last but not least the mounting bracket. And it's made a huuuuge difference compared to the stock LG

I'll post some detailed pics of the mounting bracket later tonight.

Here's some shots of how the landing gear looks now.
WOW! Looks like newly strung piano, but intuitively looks very effective and to be a big improvement!

Aeronca
Jun 14, 2012, 08:38 AM
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Great god man, that is some serious landing gear!

What main wheels is that fun cub sporting? Look real nice!
Jun 14, 2012, 08:55 AM
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They look like Dave Brown foamies.
Jun 14, 2012, 09:08 AM
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Thanks The wheels are indeed Dave Brown Big Lite's 5 inch. They're sturdy but still soft enough without being too mushy.

And I'm very pleased with the performance of my home cooked landing gear. The amount of flexibility resembles the real thing much more now
Last edited by seansmiller; Jun 14, 2012 at 09:52 AM.
Jun 14, 2012, 12:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Langlois
Good Evening Ifly,

First of all I want to thank you very much for taking the time and effort to share your knowledge and experience with an unknown novice. That was very kind and considerate of you. Thank you very very much.

Secondly I want to thank you for the extremely valuable information. It advanced my understading significantly. Thank you very much.

I intend to follow your recommendations across the board. I have been reading and learning from this and your other posts regarding power set-ups for the Fun Cub. They have been a tremendous help. Thanks for taking me by the hand and leading me through the maze of products and information surrounding our hobby.

I agree with your suggestion to spend a few extra dollars to get a better, more reliable product. Please do not misinterpret my target when I used the word 'economical'. I try to be economical with my household utility bills and other such expenses but I do not see wisdom in being cheap and miserly with regard to your hobbies or passions. My only thought is, that being a beginner, it is wise for me to grow and and gain experience and then up grade my equipment when I am ready. Bottom line: I would prefer to teach a teen-age daughter to drive on a Chevy rather than a Mercedes 560 SE.

Thanks again and I will continue to follow your future posts to others to be able to learn more. Thanks!!
what about the prop size?
Last edited by jesse78; Jun 14, 2012 at 04:56 PM.
Jun 14, 2012, 03:08 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by seansmiller
Hey that's my Cub bouncing around on YouTube And hello to everyone in this great thread

In can tell that the reinforcements showing in that videoclip wasn't enough! And yes I do know how to land that thing nice and easy, but I'm flying a somewhat heavy 3542 motor using big 3 and 4-cell batteries and I got very tired of bending the original single wired landing gear back into shape.

I've since rebuild the entire LG and last but not least the mounting bracket. And it's made a huuuuge difference compared to the stock LG

I'll post some detailed pics of the mounting bracket later tonight.

Here's some shots of how the landing gear looks now.
Holy cow!!!! I had to pull out my college diploma just to even look at the pictures of those. Nice work


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