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Old 06-09-2013, 04:38 PM   #1
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Default Spare props for my ol PZ cub!

Had such a good time seeing my old PZ cub fly again that i started looking for some spare parts for it....i got on E-Bay, and there were still a good number of parts available, but didnt see any props for it. I have 2 left, but was wondering what might fit the plane if i cant get the stock props anymore...i do break one every now and then, and the stock prop works just fine...id just like to find something close to it when im out of em!! Many Thanks! Bill
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Old red NiMh Cub?

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Old 06-09-2013, 04:57 PM   #3
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Old red NiMh Cub?
Its Yellow, but yep, it flys on NiMh batteries, brushed motor, 360 i think....came with an FM radio with a slide switch for throttle....i have the Decathilon also, which looks like it uses alot of the same parts as the cub, but its red.
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The props should have numbers on them... I believe the old NiMh battery powered Hobby Zone Super Cub used 10X8 SF APC makes essentially the same prop.

If you change to using LiPo you have to go down in pitch AND diameter.
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OK, stock fat 10x8 prop.

The GWS 11x8 SF will pull a bit more amps and is cheap.
GWS 10x4.7 will pull less amps and by one test I read provide more thrust. Cheap also. The report was it did not fly as well as the 11x7
APC 10x7 and 10x4.7 SF should both work, but I haven't tried them.
Eflite 10x7 and 10x4.7 will both work.

You may have to do some mounting work on some of them.

FWIW it flies better on 3S lipo. Down size to GWS 10x6 thin prop and pull this jumper to reset the LVC. Don't use the larger fat props on 3S or you burn up the ESC.
The new stock prop with 3S lipo is 9x6. If you cut the battery box for a vertical mount on the firewall you can stick a 2200mA in there.

FWIW you can also use 2S lipo, don't pull the jumper (be careful of over
discharge) and use the larger props.

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This is why i think so HIGHLY of this forum....experienced pilots offering different options to help a guy out! If i use a 2S lipo pack, what mah rate would i use? I have a few 2S packs, but i think they are probably too small (180mah) im still pretty ignorant to the lipo stuff..2S is 7.4 volts, right? With a 3S pack it will have a little more power, correct? If i go to a 3S pack, what size pack will fit in the stock battery compartment in the plane? Again, i really appreciate the help given!!!
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3S 11.1V 1300 Li-Po is stock for the LiPo version Super Cub.

You'll have to either get the OEM pack for the "Super Cub LP" or hunt around for one the same shape.
The OEM LiPo will be a bit expensive compared to off-brand packs such as SkyLiPo.

Its just easier to make the modification for a (almost standardized shape) 1800-2200 mah pack than to hunt for the odd shape pack.
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Cut a hole in the top of the stupid box. Move the ESC/RX to the side with Velcro. Velcro a larger battery to the firewall. Go with something 1500-2200mA.

CHANGE the LOUSY Tamiya connectors! They WILL mess up on you losing complete control sometime. They are also NOT good for the extra amps 3S would pull.

Yes, a 180mA 2S lipo is for a motor the size of your fingernail. It would go pfsst...in the Cub and be dead.

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Thanks so much for all the help guys....ill get something going on the ol Cub soon!
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I still have my HZSC and over time have had fun modding her out to the nines. There's several youtube instructional vids out there. Mine was originally equipped with 27mhz brushed and the goofy anti-crash photo-eye. Disconnect that feature immediately. Went to 2.4 and a BL set-up from the start. Headsuprc has a direct, plug and play replacement fo the BL. Bought the float kit and now reserve her for float flys.

I added ailerons, did the battery box mod by cutting it out where I can easily stuff a 3S 2200 in there. . Did the bigger wheels mod. Flattened the wing taking out most of the dihedral out.

10 x 7 or 10 x 6 prop. or 9" as noted. Experiment with the one you like.

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