New Pilots or seasoned flyers –
Here are a few websites that I visit and cover a lot of great information for the RC Hobbyzone Super Cub. Anything additional just send me an email by clicking on “Contact” at the top of this page.
1.) Videos that I took using the Aiptek PocketcamX
Jason’s Super Cub Aerial Videos
2.) RC SuperCub Club Forums:
Super Cub Club site
4.) BATTERIES -Suggested by Hobbyzone for upgrade is the 9.6V:
I’ve purchased (2) of these high output batteries 10.8V 1400 mAh NiMH but when using these you need to modify the battery space:
Best Scenario – Use LIPO’s!
Yes I have heard the other RC fliers talk about how great they are and the weight savings but I put off purchasing them for quite awhile (needed new charger, balancer etc) UNTIL…. I purchased the Parkzone Corsair F4U. What a difference the lipo’s make not only in the extreme speed but also flight times. I went from a stock battery (8.4V 1000mAh NiMHBattery) to the 10.8v 1400Mah and I thought that was substantial but nothing compares to the lipos! I easily get 20min plus flights and do not need full throttle. It literally gains altitude beyond belief and blew away my expectations. I use the stock Corsair lipo and then purchased additional ebay lipos NEW following some members advice on the forums. Here is what can be purchased on the inexpensive route. Hobbycity ZIPPY Flightmax 1300mAh 3S1P 20C $12 OR Ebay 2 x 2200mAh 25C 11.1V 3S Lipo FAST flying! They almost all ship from Hong Kong etc they work very well and and are dependable. Just visit the forums as a lot of the owners use the Zippy and other Hong Kong variants. Just try to keep the weight down, with my heavier 2200mAh batteries the performance is fantastic but I also get more than 25mins but they are kinda heavy.
You will need to remove a small jumper on the Super Cub’s receiver when using Lipo’s. This post on Wattflyer explains it in more detail:
You can email me and I can give further leads on my experience. The Super Cub battery box once again needs a little modification to accept the larger lipo batteries (one example) I left the battery box and and just dremeled the space. I use Deans Connectors(ultra) on all my RC planes and for charging lipos I have the stock Parkzone charger but have a FMA multi4charger on the way. My first battery charger that I purchased (Triton Jr) I used mainly for NiMH’s and it allows you to see how many mAh you used and put back in the batteries along with cycling and other features.