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E-flite Platinum Series Super Cub 25e to 4-stroke Glow

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Old 07-05-2011, 08:24 AM
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Default E-flite Platinum Series Super Cub 25e to 4-stroke Glow

Just "wishing" for right now. This model is 68" wing span, about 6.4 pounds with battery set-up and very scale, except for the bit if dihedral in the wing. It looks like a downsized Dave Patrick Super Cub. Cost is appx $240, but it has the scale wing strut assembly and scale working main landing gear.

I've only got an O.S. 52 4 stroke which is now in a Hangar 9 J3 40 size cub which weighs appx 7 1/4 pounds. When I add up the weight of the recommended electronic gear (mtr, batt., ESC I get 22.3 ounces, and when I add up the .52, extra throttle servo, est. weight of fuel tank and fuel I get about 22 ounces, but I might be too light when allowing for 6 ounces for the tank/fuel. Also I would need to do a little beefing of the motor mount area. But I think the weight could be similar to the "E" set up.

The thing that might make this a good conversion is the size which is good. For more info see: http://www.atlantahobby.com/store/pc...e-26p15309.htm

Any input about this??

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Old 07-05-2011, 08:48 AM
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Default RE: E-flite Platinum Series Super Cub 25e to 4-stroke Glow

I used to fly a Goldberg Anniversary Cub on a Saito 45. Your FS-52 will be plenty strong enough imho. I had also thought this Super Cub was a perfect candidate for glow power.
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I converted the E-flight Platinum series Aeronca Champ 15e to a glow powered aircraft. I have about 18 flights on it now and I powered it with a OS .15 LA engine, it flies very scale. That Super Cub is built just like the Champ, I would power it with a .25 two stroke. They are very light planes that don't require much power. The Champ has a smaller wingspan at 60" but the construction looks just about identical.
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Old 07-05-2011, 09:59 AM
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Here is one picture with the cowl off. Weight on E-flights planes are very critical. I also converted their L-4 Grasshopper with a .074 motor and a 2oz tank, it turned out heavy. Flew fast and was a bear to get off the ground. The L-4 was a lot smaller as well. Oh, one other thing, on the Champ I believe I put in a 4-6oz tank and I get with the OS .15 LA engine 7minutes and 30 sec. of flight, flying at 1/2 power.
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This SuperCub is very tempting to convert, I'm thinking Saito FA-40, might have to re-do the servo mounts to move the weight forward, mount battery on the engine mount, ect to get proper C/G. I hope this is just the first in a series of Platnum SuperCubs, A 70 / 90 fs size would be very popular I would bet.....Horizon....You guy's listening???
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Beautiful airplane! I have NIB an OS40, Saito 40, OS 52 all four stroke. The Saito looks like Jewelry! The OS has more weight which might play well here. The 52 looks a little big for this cub. Though this airplane is a bit expensive... the scale looks with the sound of a four stroke would be fantastic and make it worthwhile. Which engine would u use? BTW, the reason I have these similar engines is that I am stocking up on 1/6 scale Balsa USA WWI kits. I retire in 1.5 yrs!

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Old thread but was wondering about converting this one to 4S also.... At first I was considering the Saito FA-30 for the cub as it looks like a pretty nice fit within the cowl and power should be okay. Now Iam looking also at the FA-60T still wondering if it would fit within cowl though and power being more like a .40 2S should be on the money too. Can anyone shed some light for me on this cubs actual cowl width please...

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