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Old 06-28-2007, 02:08 PM
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Is there a LiPoly that will work better for the Stock RX in a SC?

It seams as if I read somewhere someone said to just upgrade the battery to a LiPoly and that would give the cub a bit more go.. Is this true? Can I simply buy a better battery that will make the plane faster? I would think you would have to change the RX and Motor and add a faster motor with a new ESC?

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Old 06-29-2007, 11:17 PM
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Hi Jerry,

A 3s (3 cell) LiPo will fly the supercub beautifully with a lot more power. The one thing to be aware of is that LiPos have a different voltage cutout point, and if you flatten them past that point you can ruin them. You super cub speed controller may or may not be able to be reprogramed for a LiPo rather than NiMH cutout.

However, if you pay close attention to the plane in flight you can normally detect the voltage starting to drop off and land the plane first. If you don't have much experience though you may well miss the warning signs and destroy a battery.

Supercub owners - can the stock ESC be reprogrammed for LiPo LVC?

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I did a little research and apparently there is a jumper on the rx you can pull that will change the voltage cut off point to where its usable with a LiPoly. The RX and ESC are one unit together fyi..

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Nice work. From memory that 480 pulls about 18A at full noise so make sure your LiPo can handle an 18A current draw. A mate of mine likes to use smallish 1000-1300mAh batteries in his plane to keep the weight nice and light. It can still get really good flight times if he wants to loiter, or he can use it all up in 3 or 4 minutes of excitment...
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