Hello everyone, my name is David and I'm an RCplaneaholic. (Hello David! *clap clap clap clap*) Thankyou, I recently got back into this hobby after a 6 year break. I wetted my apetite with the PZ Stryker. It had the performance and durability I was looking for in a re-entry plane. (And shooting my brother down with the combat module is a blast)
The Piper Cub is one of my absolute favorite planes and after stumbling onto this thread, my fate was sealed. RTF electric with a 48" wing span, just begging for some ailerons and it will ROG!? Are you kidding me?! I'm just counting the minutes until the LHS opens and I can go get this baby!
Hmmm...Might as well pick up some GWS floats while I'm at it.
I'll drop my two cents after I maiden later today, though I have no doubt this plane flys as good as it looks.
Foehammer, I've looked into going brushless and Lipo. I'm just going for a ballpark figure here, but for a brushless motor with about the same thrust to weight ratio of the brushed 480 stock motor is going to be about 40-80 dollars depending on make. Not sure if you need a new ESC when you go Brushless but I do know that only certain ESC's can handle Lipo's. I really have no idea what's a good brand, though I hear Mega mentioned a lot. It also seems like a lot of people go Lipo at the same time as the brushless upgrade. Maybe the brushless motors draw more amps? I probably just muddied the water there, sorry, I could use some clarification I guess too.