One of the main reasons I purchased the Super Cub LP is
because of the float option. I went camping last year at
and the whole time I was there the weather and lake were perfect for an R/C
Float Plane. HobbyZone came through and produced this kit with the float
option so this year when we went back to Lake Wenatchee to do some camping, I
got to bring a toy! The weather was only good for flying one of the four
days we were there, but I got in a few flights, one of which can be viewed
Other videos of the
Super Cub can be viewed here.
First flight of the
(1:20 min. - 5MB)
On-board video May
(7:55 min. - 29MB)
On board video
June 6th, 2010
(7:06 min. - 153MB)
purchased this kit since it is a trainer aircraft with optional
I can have something fun to fly off the water. The only thing that I
didn't like is that it has no ailerons so I modified the wing to have ailerons.
is 9 inches long by 1-3/4 inches wide. I used a 65° cut on the leading
edge of the ailerons to provide the clearance required for the 'up' movement.
The parts I used are
- Great Planes Small Nylon Control Horns
- DU-BRO Electric
Flyer Hinge Tape
- Expert Electronics 6" Servo Y Harness
- 2 ea. Hobbico 12" Servo Extension
- GWS Pico Servos
I went with the
DU-BRO 2-1/2" Super Lite Wheels
to aid in take-offs and landings off the grass. The wheels are held on
with 4-40 Lock Nuts
I replaced the wing strut mount screws with 'eye' screws for ease of connection
of the wing struts. Now all I have to do is slip the opening of the wing
strut over the 'eye' screw and turn the 'eye' screw 1/4 turn and the struts are
locked in place.
When it becomes necessary to make
repairs to the foam parts of the aircraft, I have found a great product for
Foam Putty 16 oz.
repair was to a scuffed wingtip where approximately 1/4" of material was ripped
off the wing tip. This product is very easy to work with and is quite easy
to sculpt, carve, and sand.
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love the hobby and share their assistance, ideas, and inventions with others!
Dan if you have any