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Old 12-11-2009, 02:34 AM   #401
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Thanks Newjak, darylm44 and Lisa22. I'll go ahead and modify the firewall tonight to accept the 32. Should help w/ C/G and more power for rollouts on water would be good. My LHS owner said no problem exchanging motors but he as well said the 32 would be better for floats so I should not be a wuss and make it work lol!

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Hmmm, I have to agree learning to use the rudder is important, especially if you're flying a Cub. It's a notorius ground looper. But often such behavior is due to pilot error then the plane itself. At least from what I've learned from mine, one, it want's to fly, sometimes before it has enough speed to move forward, which leads to the tip stall. So you have to learn to let it build speed before letting it lift off, remember you are supposed to be in control not the bird. LOL

As for take offs, and the not so fun a Cub can be, the rudder is your friend. You firewall a Cub and it's going to leep into the air,bank left, and cartwheel, or if you're lucky(?) it will just make a lovely left turn and nose over.

A Cub needs to be started out slowly not only for it, but for you too, until you get some time under your belt with one.

Starting out slowly allows you some time to adjust for it wanting to wander all over the place, before enough speed is built for the rudder to become effective.

And honestly from what I've seen, and experienced when first starting out, was going overboard on corrections, and making the situation worse. A little bump on the stick per se, is all that's needed to correct a drift while taxing.

If you hold the stick till you see the tail moving back you went to far and it's going to now swing way past where you wanted it. Repeat, repeat, ground loop.

Also expo can really be your friend on taxi. It let's you ease the tail steering instead of over reacting it.

As mentioned earlier, practice helps. And getting the tail up in the air quickly let's you use the rudder quicker. Ummm, with a Cub, you want just enough up elevator on taxi to hold the tail down, so you can use the steering, until you have some speed up, then ease off the elevator and let the tail come up so you can steer with the rudder.
If you keep the up elevator held in, the main wing is going to try and fly, even thou the rest of the plane isn't ready.

Pretty much you want to take off a Cub just like you want to land one. On two wheels, fuselage level.

Little tip you can try when you are first starting out, to save you some props, and possible motor/mount/cowl/pride damage. Take a pair of thin plastic washers and mount the prop between them, snug up the prop adapter nut just enough so the prop spins up so you can taxi around.

When you doink the nose on the ground when you ground loop it, the prop will give as the plastic washers eliminate the grab of the adapter. This little bit of give, like I said will help with breaking props, bending motor shafts or mounts, breaking the cowl, and ruining your day. Kinda like a prop saver on a foamy.

Just remember after you get the hang of taxiing, take the washers off, so you have the power to fly.

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Old 12-11-2009, 04:27 PM   #403
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The other thing to remember is the landing gear on the 25 size cub is easily bend on a hard landing or even on a bounce. Make sure the wheels retain some toe in and the ground handling will be much easier.
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Do you turn into a tip stall or try to rudder out of one?
Also, what are the proper take off techniques for flying off of water? I would tink the floats are going to be a bit easier?
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Old 12-12-2009, 03:43 AM   #405
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Flying off water, keep some down elevator until you have take off speed and then give up to get off the water. If it is flat calm taxi in circles until you make some ripples and then take off through them. Make sure you have a boat ready to retrieve your plan if it flips into the water or crashes.(This is most important)
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This is my Cub 3J.
After a crash it got a new color schema from some Swiss air club. Fuselage and tail were re-built. To improve take off and taxing Futaba G190 has been installed on rudder channel.
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Prop: MAC 10X6 Electric
Covering: Oracover white, deep red and silver


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Old 12-27-2009, 05:37 AM   #407
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How and what kind of mods did you do to fit the power 32 in the firewall?


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Thanks Newjak, darylm44 and Lisa22. I'll go ahead and modify the firewall tonight to accept the 32. Should help w/ C/G and more power for rollouts on water would be good. My LHS owner said no problem exchanging motors but he as well said the 32 would be better for floats so I should not be a wuss and make it work lol!
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Old 12-27-2009, 12:58 PM   #408
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Originally Posted by spyder3 View Post
This is my Cub 3J.
After a crash it got a new color schema from some Swiss air club. Fuselage and tail were re-built. To improve take off and taxing Futaba G190 has been installed on rudder channel.
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Servos: Hitec HS56S ailerons, HS81 rudder, HS82 elevator
Prop: MAC 10X6 Electric
Covering: Oracover white, deep red and silver
Very Nice!! I like the yellow and blue as well. Are those springs on the gear?

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Old 12-28-2009, 10:15 AM   #409
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LOL I never did mod it yet. It's done otherwise just been busy on other stuff.

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How and what kind of mods did you do to fit the power 32 in the firewall?

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Old 12-31-2009, 10:40 PM   #410
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Very Nice!! I like the yellow and blue as well. Are those springs on the gear?
Thank you.
The springs are from Home Depot. They make a gear a bit harder to prevent from loosing a shape if hard landing occurs. The wheels are Do-Bro (Cub’s stock diameter). Those rubber wheels are also better than stock during taxing. The plane is looping less; however, they are heavier.
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Old 03-01-2010, 10:12 AM   #411
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Well she's ready for maiden! Finished the last of the float kit install this weekend. Going to find a good place for float flying and put a GoPro HD camera onboard after the maiden.


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Ive ordered the plane and need to fugure out what size servo to put in the wings. Can someone measure their ailerons (LxW). They look to be about 15 inches by 2 inches, but I cant tell. With the Power 25, whats the max speed of the plane? I know what size servo the manual suggest, but we all know that ailerons dont need the same amount of torque as an elevator. I think I can get away with somewhere between 14oz and 24oz on the ailerons.
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hs 81s work fine...ill send ya the measurements this afternoon if no one posts them. the power 25 is fine on wheels with a 12x6 on 4s...its a fun little plane to fly for sure. not sure on the air speed but its not fast...just make sure you are good with the rudder on takeoff...the little plane loves ground loops..smile

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Old 04-21-2010, 03:29 PM   #414
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Nascar, your still a big fan of the 13x8 on the water right? : )
I also have a 12x8, would that work or is the 13 inch diam. the best bet.....

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love the 13X8 on the cub but im also running the power 32 in mine...on 5s..lol.
the ailerons are 14 1/2 x 2 inches....

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you might as well strap a jet to that thing : )
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love the 13X8 on the cub but im also running the power 32 in mine...on 5s..lol.
the ailerons are 14 1/2 x 2 inches....
13 X 8 Is it a joke??
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no joke the little cub flys great on a 13 x 8 prop..with the power 32

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I guess you have to be a bit more careful with the water strikes, have you ever tried the 12x8? i even have a 12x10.....
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If the plane has a max speed of 65mph (im guessing), then the servo torque required on the ailerons is 24.1oz. The micro digitals I have in mind put out 22oz and since I dont think ill be at 65mph more than 1% of a flight, I should be ok. Does that sound about right? My setup Ive ordered looks like this:

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Welgard GH2820-06 Brushless Motor
Motor Stats:
Wire Winds / Turns: 12
Ni-Mh Battery: 8 - 14 cells
Li-Po Battery: 3 / 5 cells
RPM per volt: 1,000
Max efficiency: 80%
Max efficiency current: 18 - 30A (>75%)
No Load Current / 10V: 2.1A
Max Current: 40A / 60 sec
Dimension: 35 x 36mm
Shaft 4mm
Weight: 132g
Max Watts: 550W
Continous Watts: 480W
Recommended Model Weight: 1,000 - 2500g (35oz - 88oz) - (2.18lbs - 5.5lbs)
Recommended Propeller without gearbox
3 cells Li-Po : 11 x 6
4 cells Li-Po : 10 x 5

Esc.....50A ESC (GH2820-50A)

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  • Weight: 39.8 grams / 1.4 oz.
  • Size: 46 X 35 X 8 mm
  • Battery Input: 6-20NIMH / 2-7LIPO
  • Throttle Calibration: Auto
  • Constant Current: 50A
  • Max Current: 60A / 10 Sec
  • AUTO CELL DETECT!!!
  • BEC: None
  • Timing: Programmable - 1/7/15/30
  • High rate Switching: Programmable - 8/16K
  • Voltage cutoff: Programmable
  • Brake: Programmable On/Off
  • Auto shut down when signal is lost


BEC... HXT UBEC 5/6v output, 5.5~23v Input
Batteries...Turnigy 3s 20C 2200mah
Ailerons servos....MKS S311 Digital Micro Servo 8.26g
Rud and Elev sevos...Power HD DIGITAL SERVO 41.0 Grams
Rudder Gyro...Esky EK2-0704 Gyro
Sullivan 3" Skylite wheels
APC Thin Electric 11 x 7


Ive got Callie from Callie Graphics working on a "special" redneck theme and I hope it turns out ok. Ive read the threads on the model and do plan on adding aileron differential and adding a tad of up spoileron for the washout. Im gonna beef up the landing gear, but havent decided how yet. Any suggestions to the above setup?


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This is going to be my next plane for the hangar. I hope they fly half as good as they look.

I'm getting the ARF version and putting in my own brushless/esc and servo's.

Can't wait!!
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OK, I am selling my Cub. If anyone wants a great flying little plane this is it. The list is this. Motor-Eflite Pwr 25 with a Castle Phoenix 60 ESC, 4 Hitec HS225MG servos, MA E prop. Included is a set of the floats from E-flite, pilot figure, as my plane is the one at the beginning of this thread see the photos. Plane has been turned into Military Liason. Major Decals adhesive emblems. Never crashed, No hard landings. Minor hanger rash. Covering is excellent. Cowl perfect. Currently has a Futaba PCM receiver R148DP 8 channel hooked up. Would include for additional money if desired. Currenlty running on channel 25 cyrstal. Will ship if required. Will meet within 50 miles of Troy, NY. This is Cash, COD or Paypal+3% of total amount. This is a one piece wing 50" wide. So count on shipping to a lot to get the right size box. Shipping dertermined at close of deal. Could be in the 40 to 50 dollar range. This is estimated. See my add in the for sale area too.

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Wanted: the E-flite floats for this cub. Please p-mail if you have a set for sale.
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Rea, you need to use gentle well timed nudges of right rudder to keep any tail-dragger in a straight line while speed builds and vertical fin/rudder begin to become effective. Gradually add throttle while nudging right rudder until you have about 3/4 throttle and let model lift off using little or no elevator. Use rudder with ailerons to keep wings level and climb at a moderate angle to avoid stalling/crashing. When you have some altitude reduce throttle and level out, use elevator trim if needed to fly level at 1/2 throttle ( cruise speed) Use right rudder with right ailerons to turn right and vice versa.


Better yet...don't attempt to fly this yourself, you need an instructor to check out the model for proper operation of controls to take off and trim it out and then show you how to fly on a buddy box.
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