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Old 04-28-2008, 02:25 AM   #1
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Default Super Cub Wing Struts

Hello all,
I've been interested in making the struts easier to remove on my HBZ Super Cub but retain more of the scale look. I'm thinking - shorten the bottom of the struts and connect a Nylon Clevis to each strut with a pin. Then attach the other end of a threaded shaft screwed into the belly where the orig strut end was attached.

Should be easier to remove and yet look good too - plus any slack could be adjusted perfectly.

1.) Can anyone suggest what size clevis would be correct? And if they even make a threaded rod - flat on one end?

2.) Can I get what I need from Tower Hobby for example?


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Dick,
There are a number of good wing strut mods on the SuperCubClub forum. I used on by a guy who goes by grubby jeans. I wanted a simple fix that would allow me to bypass the screws when checking the plane electronics. Go to this link and check out the forum: http://supercubclub.proboards78.com/index.cgi

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I've always used velcro to hold the wing struts on, it makes for a very quick install, and allows you to pull the wings flatter (removing dihedral) for when you go brushless /w Ailerons..
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Hello Sk,
My appology for not replying sooner. I removed my struts completely since one end broke off. It flys bettert but it doesn't look so much like a Super Cub.
I plan on getting replacement struts and rigging up a mod using clevises on the bottom end secured to the belly. When I get the details worked out I'll put the results on here. Lately winds have not allowed any flying whatsoever.
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They may be scale but they are a PITA. Bad landings concentrate the stress of the wing and landing gear into the battery box which is not all that secure. Can lead to BB tear out. Be aware of that when moding.

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Velcroing the wing struts on helps with the battery box situations too... Without the wing struts the cub does some ugly looking loops and some ugly turns.... I'd put them back on....
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I gave up and put a carbon rod in.

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Yeah, the BB will be stressed with that mod for sure ...I considered that. I'll have to study on it bit.....

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Originally Posted by drwright07 View Post
Dick,
There are a number of good wing strut mods on the SuperCubClub forum. I used on by a guy who goes by grubby jeans. I wanted a simple fix that would allow me to bypass the screws when checking the plane electronics. Go to this link and check out the forum: http://supercubclub.proboards78.com/index.cgi

I have two Super Cubs, great plane.
Hi , hope grubby jeans reads this-i got hold of a Super cub -after trying Easy star (2) also S/Stick fan, got (3) & few other 3 ch stuff , this Cub is a really great flyer best thing out of a box! made a prop saver before 1st flight, had fusewire holding wing screws save dropping in grass! looked for better way-Grubby's wire clips brilliant !- wonder Hobbyzone don't follow!! cheers , John in down under Sydney.
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A real simple quick release is just to use a small zip tie and zip the two ends together under the body by the battery latch. This saves any chance of stripping threads or pulling on the battery box. Zip ties are super cheap, so the quick release is you just cut it off and then put on another one.
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