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Old 11-26-2008, 05:10 PM
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Default NEW Mini Super Cub

Just received the Horizon Hobbies flyer yesterday and noticed that they are now offering a Mini Supercub. Should be a very nice addition to the trainers and if it is as good as the origional it should be a big hit. My first flight was with a Supercub so this should be better for smaller flying areas. Enjoy.
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Old 11-27-2008, 02:08 AM
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Yeah they have a bunch of them at the LHS where I picked up my Super Cub (regular size) today.

I came close to getting the mini, but I am not experienced enough and feel the larger plane and wing will help with the wind around here.

$119.00 for them btw.

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Old 11-27-2008, 07:19 AM
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It looks interesting , a smaller Super Cub. I hope it handles good like its big brother.. Like you said, good for actual park flying.
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Old 11-28-2008, 04:09 AM
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I'm going to make one from hobbyzone individual parts when they are available, stuff an ar6100 and my choice of lipo & esc in it and fly it around my back yard supercubs for life
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Old 11-28-2008, 05:26 AM
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Originally Posted by *rider View Post
I'm going to make one from hobbyzone individual parts when they are available, stuff an ar6100 and my choice of lipo & esc in it and fly it around my back yard supercubs for life
thats exactly what I was thinking... Plus aileron mod to start...LOL

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Old 11-28-2008, 05:28 AM
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Sounds like a good project Rider...
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Old 11-29-2008, 03:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Airhead View Post
Sounds like a good project Rider...
Looks like hobbyzone.com has all the parts I need in-stock now placing order. Will need to acquire an appropriate ESC and lipo's. Should be able to start the build in next 7-10 days, yay!

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Old 12-01-2008, 12:50 PM
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I bought the rtf yesterday on Ebay and took advantage of the 30% off Live Cashback.

If it flies anything as good as the Parkzone Cessna's I will be happy.

Hope to have it Wednesday.
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Old 12-02-2008, 07:33 AM
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Sounds very good! Please let us know after you try it
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Old 12-02-2008, 01:42 PM
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Tracking says I will get it today. Will take some better photos this evening and post 'em up.

This is a good deal for $87 for the complete RTF version.
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Old 12-02-2008, 02:58 PM
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Hey where do we get extra lipo's for these?
And what is that 4 pin connector called, if there is a designation?
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Old 12-02-2008, 03:24 PM
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Are the Super and Mini Cub available as a kit and not RTF?
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Old 12-03-2008, 10:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Bill Linske View Post
Are the Super and Mini Cub available as a kit and not RTF?
Not as a whole kit package, however you can simply purchase the necessary bare airframe / spare parts & add your own electronics as you see fit.

Super Cub Parts:

http://secure.hobbyzone.com/catalog/...upercub_parts/

Mini Super Cub Parts:

http://secure.hobbyzone.com/catalog/...per_cub_parts/
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Old 12-03-2008, 03:33 PM
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Thanks for the heads up. I'll look into it.
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Old 12-03-2008, 07:07 PM
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Right click, pick view to see it full size.
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Old 12-03-2008, 07:35 PM
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Originally Posted by 34Ford View Post

Right click, pick view to see it full size.
how easy do you think that thing would be to cut out ailerons?

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Old 12-03-2008, 09:09 PM
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Originally Posted by ministeve2003 View Post
how easy do you think that thing would be to cut out ailerons?

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Quite easy I would say. The wing has been molded in such a way that it is pretty hard.
And if I can explain it, the wing from front to back is the same thickness.
So it has a curved profile on the bottom the same as the top.
Under camber the right word?

I just went out to maiden it and the wind is so strong it was blowing it back down the driveway!
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Old 12-05-2008, 03:42 AM
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Well I got one of these and had two successful flights yesterday. Did not time the first, the second was 6 minutes then the battery got weak. I was pleased with the plane, and didn't even crash!

But the battery ??

The very first charge took about 55 minutes. The second was about 60 minutes charging not complete and I disconnected and flew.

Third charge again using the included charger took 1 hour and 20 minutes to charge today and the charger still did not stop blinking. WTF?

I stopped it, battery was not warm. I measured 8.3 volts from the battery with a digital meter.

How long are your charging times?

This is strange...
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Old 12-06-2008, 06:56 PM
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Finally flew mine. At first it wanted to wallow around without much control.
So I moved the lipo as far foward as possible and it made a big difference.
Makes me wonder if it could stand a little more weight forward.
I did get some flying in though. Its really got to be a calm day but you have to remember Im flying in the front yard which is probably 100 x 125 feet with a barb wire fence on one side and trees on 3 sides and power lines on one.
Recharging, gonna try some kind of Jerry rig camera video.
The wife is away this weekend.
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Old 12-06-2008, 07:43 PM
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After having issues with the provided charger. I picked up a blinky balancer and now I will charge thru my Triton 2 charger with the balancer attached.

How long did you fly on a charge 34?

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Old 01-04-2009, 06:57 AM
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I just ordered the parts to make one...

anyone Put brushless/ailerons on it yet?

I'm thinking I'll use this motor with some 500mah 3cell lipos....
http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s..._15A_Outrunner

I'll have to either use an eflite stick firewall mount, or just cut out and glue a stick in for the mount....

Hopeing to have this hovering soon....LOL



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Old 01-04-2009, 07:00 AM
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anyone have an idea what the stock prop size is?
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Old 01-05-2009, 01:05 PM
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Originally Posted by ministeve2003 View Post
anyone have an idea what the stock prop size is?
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I'm pretty sure the stock prop is 7 x 3.5

I have not started my build, been working on other projects, and yet to research an appropriate powerplant so keep us updated on what you come up with not sure if I want to stick mount or fabricate something for an outrunner...like folks have done on the regular SC.
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Originally Posted by *rider View Post
I'm pretty sure the stock prop is 7 x 3.5

I have not started my build, been working on other projects, and yet to research an appropriate powerplant so keep us updated on what you come up with not sure if I want to stick mount or fabricate something for an outrunner...like folks have done on the regular SC.
hmm, that almost seems like I should just run a little direct drive inrunner for such a small prop...

I'll have to look at that....

maybe I can run the 15amp turnigy motor on small 4cell packs... that should bump the rpm's up... ( I hate underproping motors)

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Old 01-05-2009, 11:19 PM
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I am looking for more flying impressions of this plane...reviews seem pretty hard to come by. Info on the big Cub is vast and overwhelmingly positive, but I think its too big for my field (plenly long, but maybe 150-200 feet wide). I usually fly over the light posts & trees, but they can come into play (don't ask how I know...)

I currently fly a Firebird Phantom, and will replace it/add to it eventually.

What say the Mini SC fliers?? Thanks in advance.
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