The classic lines of a Cub are not lost in this foam creation by FlyZone. Scale landing gear, wing struts, and wheel pants are just a few of the surprising details offered in an EPO foam model. We’ll see how it performs…
FlyZone’s Super Cub is their latest installment in the Select Scale lineup – more detail, scale looks. Even though we noticed higher wing loading numbers than you typically see on a Cub this size, the flight performance was very solid and predictable, especially after stepping up to an APC 8X6 slow-fly prop. The included brushless outrunner was able to haul the Super Cub with the 8X6 prop through the air without any concern. Be prepared for more true scale performance, meaning, you won’t be doing any vertical climb-outs with the Cub, but 35o+< ascents are well within the performance envelope.
The landing gear flexes nicely on those rougher landings and you quickly realize how skinny Cub gear is on both take-off and landing. Overall, the Super Cub flew well and we got some decent run-times out of the stock setup and our 8X6 prop. If you’re a Cub fan and want a foam flyer with a surprising amount of scale detail, the FlyZone Select Scale Super Cub is sure to please.
Flight Power EONX 11.1V 1300mAh Hatch Mod
We received a Flight Power EONX battery with our demo Super Cub, which by all means is an upgrade from the shipped 1300mAh FlyZone battery. Problem was..it didn’t fit! No fear, there’s a simple battery hatch modification that will allow you to use the EONX pack if you choose.
With the hatch cover tab removed, we needed to make a slit in the EPO hatch to accept our new birch plywood tab. Remove enough material in the groove to accept the 1/32″ plywood tab without “bulging” the foam cover.
With the plywood tab inserted and glued in place with some Cyanoacrylate hobby glue (CA), we now had to remove some material from the underside of the hatch to make room for the larger Flight Power EONX Lite pack.
Our 1/32″ (.793mm) thick birch plywood tab was cut to the following dimensions: W=23mm L=30mm
Be sure to cut your plywood so the grain runs lengthwise for strength!
Wing Strut Adjustment
While this seems trivial, the wing flexes rather easily and if “bent” to obtain proper hole alignment, your wing profile could be affected. The four(4) outer tabs at the end of the aluminum struts bend fairly easily with your fingers.
Recommended Servo Horn Setup
We found the best control response with the pictured linkage placement on the Elevator and Rudder servo horns. Be sure to apply blue thread locker to the set screws to be certain they don’t loosen in flight.