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Super Cub- larger battery quesyion

Old 07-28-2007, 01:09 AM
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Default Super Cub- larger battery quesyion

I have the stock 8.4 volt 1000 mAh battery in my Super Cub, and I read the optional 9.6 volt 900 mAh works better.

I also have a Spitfire with 10.8 volt 1000 mAh 9 cell battery. I thought I read in a forum that someone has used this battery in a Super Cub.

Would the 10.8 volt fry the Super Cub's stock Rx ESC or motor?

The motors in the SC and Spit are supposed to both be 480 and use the same prop size, but are different part numbers.

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Old 07-28-2007, 03:39 AM
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If they fit you could use them and they would give you more power but if you use the extra power it will shorten your flight times, and lets face it, you would use the extra power, right? I couldn't say how much shorter the flights will be as lot depends on how much throttle you use.
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Old 07-28-2007, 05:08 PM
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Sure, anything could be made to fit.........but I want to hear from Super Cub owners who run the 10.8 volt 1000 mAh 9 cell battery and didn't fry their electrics.

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Old 07-28-2007, 05:40 PM
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People are flying 11.1V Lipo through the stock speed controller and motor. I haven't heard of either frying.

I'm sure your 10.8 Nimh will be fine if it fits in the battery compartment.
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Old 08-06-2007, 09:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Gnascher View Post
People are flying 11.1V Lipo through the stock speed controller and motor. I haven't heard of either frying.

I'm sure your 10.8 Nimh will be fine if it fits in the battery compartment.

A 3S 11.1 volt Lipo works great with a Super Cub. Just avoid the rookie mistake of flying wide open throttle all the time.
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