Get Ready for 3S Li-po Power

I got an email from Mike over at cheapbatterypacks last night saying he was doing a huge blowout on all PolyQuest li-po battery packs, and once they were gone, they were gone for good. I’ve been wanting to get a 3S 11.1V pack for my Super Cub for a few weeks now, but haven’t wanted to pay the hefty price tag that comes with all that juice. But the deal they were offering was too good to pass up, a mere $23 for a 3-cell, 2200mAh, 12C li-po pack. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a pack like that for so cheap. As of last night he had 20 packs in stock, as of this afternoon he had -2. Apparently I wasn’t the only one who realized this smoking deal. I should have bought two! I can’t wait to check out how this puppy works in my Super Cub. I’m looking forward to the 20+ minute flight times and all that power. At least the ESC should be able to handle it, that much I know.

I added some real thin steal wire, thin like fishing line (.018″ thick) in place of my broken wing struts. They do a great job of keeping the wings in place while flying around. I also added the same steal wire to the rear elevator and rudder, so it totally stabilizes the rudder and elevator better. And it looks kinda cool too. I broke two more props over the weekend also. I think that’s a total of 7 props I’ve broken. You’d think I’d have figure it out by now. The last prop I broke wasn’t even a worthy break, I was doing a ROG takeoff and as soon as the tail lifted off the ground, the prop came down and must have hit a rock or something because it hit the ground and snapped the prop in half. I’m down to my last one before I have to buy more. I’m excited for my new 3S li-po to come though, it should be fun trying to install it.

Propeller Mortuary
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2 Responses to Get Ready for 3S Li-po Power

  1. Dave says:

    Just for your info, the GWS 1080 props work great with the Super Cub, and break less than the yellow-tipped P51D Mustang props. They also cost a lot less: $1.50 each.

    Don’t know how they’d handle if you upgraded the battery or motor, though.

    –Dave

  2. Jason says:

    If possible could you post a picture of what your newly reinforced rudder and elevator look like? I’m having a hard time picturing exactly what you might have done.

    Thanks!

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