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Old 04-17-2011, 05:19 AM   #1
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Exclamation Super Cub LP wrong Transmitter?

Hello,

I brought a Super Cub LP roughly two months before Christmas and well I accidently over discharged the battery. I am finally going to be fixing it when I noticed something different about my controller compared to everyone elses.

The normal controller that everyone has has the throttle on the left side and a 4 way stick on the right.

Although mine has the throttle UNDER the controller and has a elevator stick on the left and a rudder stick on the right. I personally don't like this one compared to the normal one and I am thinking they may have gave me the wrong controller?

What are your thoughts on this.

NOTE: It does work fine, just not my personal favourite type of controller.

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Think I could take this up with Hobbyzone or will they just ignore it? Or maybe the hobbystore I brought it from?

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Think I could take this up with Hobbyzone or will they just ignore it? Or maybe the hobbystore I brought it from?
Thats your typical 3 channel Radio on 27 Mhz, you bought it as part of a package, so they will just ignore you, get a 4 channel 72 Mhz radio later after you have got some flying time in, It will work ok for now as a trainer, and a lot of planes are 3 channel that you can use that radio with. Hope that helps, Chellie



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Type: Airplanes
Wingspan: 47.7 in (1200mm)
Overall Length: 32.5 in (825mm)
Flying Weight: 25.2 oz (715 g)
Motor Size: 480 brushed
Radio: 27MHz 3-channel proportional
Prop Size: 9 x 6
Recommended Environment: Outdoor
Charger: DC powered 3S Li-Po balancing charger
Assembly Time: Less than 1 Hour
Recommended Battery: 3S 11.1V 1300 Li-Po (included)
Experience Level: No Experience Necessary
Landing Gear: Fixed main with steerable tail wheel
Minimum Age Recommendation: 14 years
Throttle: proportional
Transmitter Range: 2500 ft
Trim Scheme Colors: white, blue, and black
Elevator: proportional
Rudder: proportional
Anti-Crash Technology: yes
X-Port: yes

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Does this mean I would need a new Receiver if I upgrade to a 72mhz Transmitter?

EDIT: Oh and will this do as a replacement battery?

http://www.ultimatetoys.com.au/venom...4-p-20965.html

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Old 04-17-2011, 08:56 AM   #5
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Does this mean I would need a new Receiver if I upgrade to a 72mhz Transmitter?
Hi Adam
Pleased to meet you
Yes you will
But you can get a good inexpensive package deal for a TX and RX
72
http://www.wholesaletrains.com/Detai...p?ID=200516111
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http://www.wholesaletrains.com/Detai...p?ID=200826731
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Hi Adam
The battery pack you linked to is for rc cars and trucks
In fact i use them in a couple of my trucks and surface vehicles
I would not recomend you try that one in an aircraft as there way too heavy for an aircraft but in a land vehicle the extra weight helps with the balance and handling
I would stay with the stock battery pack unless you decide to change the motor for something else as well
http://www.parkzone.com/Products/Def...ProdID=PKZ1033
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Old 04-17-2011, 10:07 AM   #7
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Thanks, Just brought a official Parkzone battery. Can't wait to get it in the air. Over the last few previous days I have doing it up so it's fit to fly nice and smooth and now just to wait for this battery

Now to wait

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Does this mean I would need a new Receiver if I upgrade to a 72mhz Transmitter?

EDIT: Oh and will this do as a replacement battery?

http://www.ultimatetoys.com.au/venom...4-p-20965.html
Hi, Yes you will need to get a 72Mhz receiver too, the Best Receiver for 72Mhz is a Berg receiver, they dont cost more than a reg 72 MHz receiver but they are the best of the best, dont try to go cheap here, because this is the only link to you and your Transmitter
A Jr or Hitec transmitter is a good transmitter.

I like the Berg 4L Receiver on my Park fliers, only use a Berg Crystal because they are matched for best performance. the Berg Receiver is almost like having a 2.4 radio, only better IMHO
http://www.thefind.com/family/browse...annel-receiver

http://www.castlecreations.com/suppo...user_guide.pdf

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here is a hitec 4 channel 72 MHz radio with 2 servos and a receiver, the hitec receiver is good, but the Berg receiver is much better IMHO, you will not out grow this radio for a long time take care, Chellie

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...I=LXLGF5**&P=0

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Thanks for the handy info, will remember to save it for when I plan on upgrading.

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If you don't like it > get rid of it. Flying is ALL about muscle memory. You DON'T want to learn to fly a plane with controls inappropriate to your area (which you don't mention). There ARE different modes for different locations. You can learn on any mode but you won't be able to fly any other plane normal to your area or let anyone else fly your plane if it is different.

This is an exact copy of this posting #7 :

If you are in a different part of the world, you may be flying mode 1, 3 or 4. I live in North America where Mode 2 is the standard.

Note that I mention Mode 2, which is marked with the * below.


Left stick ...............Right Stick ..................Mode


Pitch and Yaw .......Speed and Roll ..............1


Speed and Yaw*......Pitch and Roll*..............2*


Pitch and Roll ..........Speed and Yaw ...........3


Speed and Roll ........Pitch and Yaw .............4


For a power plane, landing gear, flaps and other such functions are assigned

to switches, buttons, dials, sliders or levers, but are not defined as part of the mode definitions.

For a two stick radio, used in mode two format, the standard format in North
America, pitch and roll are on the right stick with roll ALWAYS being your
primary turning control. Yaw and speed control are on the left stick.

Based on mode 2 it is very easy to move from a dual stick to a single stick radio as the right, or the only stick, always have has your primary fight controls if pitch and roll.


In the Cub the RX/ESC is (normally) tied to the TX so if you change anything in the electronics you have to change everything but the motor and battery. This is VERY common as folks OFTEN get frustrated with the low end electronics of the CUB. The drawback is a decent upgrade costs MORE than the Cub.

There's nothing wrong with 72mHz (it's possible you may live in an area with a different standard) IF you mostly fly alone or with only a few people. It serviced folks and continues to do so.
OTOH the 2.4GHz standard frees you up from channel limitations but saddles you with expensive RX. People seem to love their Spektrum and Futaba FAAST systems and gripe a lot about buying the RX.

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Old 04-18-2011, 02:08 AM   #12
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Ok, well I can't exactly say what mode mine would be as the Hz SuperCub is a 3 channel plane.


It has a throttle slider on the underside-left of the Transmitter.

The left stick only goes up and down and is for pitch

The right stick only goes left and right and is for the rudder (No ailerons in this plane.)

The one that I see everyone else with

A throttle slider on the LEFT side of the transmitter.

A 4 way directional stick for the pitch and yaw.

I' going to ask the hobby store anyways and see what happens.

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Here is a picture of the Transmitter.




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Sounds not very useful. Heard of one other guy getting one of those. Sad IMO.

WHERE are you?
WHAT is NORMAL there? If you don't know....ask.
Then GET that. You do not want to train your fingers to non-standard TX.

Ask the hobby shop WHY they sold that NON-STANDARD TX with a Cub.
Best get a good answer.

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After a quick look, mode 1 seems most popular but mode 2 is just as widely used. I think I'll stick with mode 2 as I'm not in any club nor want to be anytime soon.

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After a quick look, mode 1 seems most popular but mode 2 is just as widely used. I think I'll stick with mode 2 as I'm not in any club nor want to be anytime soon.
Hi Adam
Mode 2 is popular here in the states mode 1 over seas
I fly both as i have some rtfs from the phillipines and china that use the mode 1 setup
Where are you located? if you dont mind me asking
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Oh sorry forgot to write Australia in there

EDIT: Sent the hobbystore a e-mail, should get a reply soon as they are open at the moment (It's currently 10:52AM here )

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Here is a picture of the Transmitter.



Hi adam
You do have a strange problem
If you look over the specs they show an even different Tx for the Super Cub LP which i like the looks of even less
http://secure.hobbyzone.com/catalog/...listType=parts
I have the mini super cub a 3 channel aircraft and even that one uses a standard mode 2 tx setup throttle, rudder left stick and elevator, aileron right stick albeit the tx is smaller and looks more like a gamepad
Wonder why the sent you such a strange setup and also wonder why they use that single stick with a slider for the throttle TX in the base RTF package
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The one in the parts list you linked to is the one I should have obtained.

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