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Why am I getting servo chatter with the Carbon Cub SS
After binding my Spektrum DX6i 6-channel radio to my new Carbon Cub SS, i get chatter when the radio and plane is on. How do I correct this? Why is this ahppening?
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Hello pduncan7710,

The "chatter" you hear is the AS3X system doing it's job.
The gyros will make the controls surfaces "hunt" for center..
But with the system on and sitting perfectly still it should not make any noise, but if it does, it is still not a problem.. this system will do the same thing in the air, but it will not be chatter because while flying it will be able to reach the center that it is hunting for which translates to the stabilization the system is known for. Good Luck with your Cub and have fun..
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This is completely normal. The Carbon Cub is equipped with the AS3X gyro stabilization system. This system makes constant corrections to keep an airplane stable. Any time it senses uncommanded movement it will try to correct this movement. This is the "chatter" you hear.
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This is normal with AS3X, I have three planes with AS3X. Carbon Cub, Spitfire, and Beast. All fly great. Bill
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The servo chatter is normal. The plane has a built-in stabilization system called AS3X technology. When the plane angle changes, the servos are going to start chattering. This is the plane trying to cancel out sudden movements. If you fly a plane without AS3X in moderate wind, it will have turbulence, like all planes do. However, since the Carbon Cub has AS3X, whenever the plane starts to rock from turbulence, the AS3X technology kicks in, and adjusts the ailerons and elevator at precise amounts to cancel out turbulence. It responds extremely fast, so turbulence hardly ever shows unless it's a massive air pocket. This way, the plane flys more smoothly, and makes it much more easy to fly in wind. Without AS3X in wind on a plane the same size, it is extremely hard to avoid crashing.
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Hey!

After you engage the motor, the as3x system will automatically compensate whenever the plane is moved.

However, if the plane is sitting still and you still get random servo chatter, this is not AS3X. If this is the case, your microservo contacts may be dirty. To clean the servo contacts, unscrew the servo from the board and clean the metal strip underneath using a Q-tip and rubbing alchohol.

Good Luck and Happy Flying!
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can i use the controller that comes with the ultra micros
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Yes, you can use the controllers that are supplied with the RTF Micros.
You will not be able to use the 5th channel flaps though because the supplied RTF radios are only 4 channel models.
You would have a much better flying experience with a full function 5 or 6 channel computer radio. You must remember that the radio can only "bind" to one rx at a time.
Be Safe
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the controller that comes with the ultra micros should bind to the cub but i would be worried about the range of the micro controller. you will be flying the cub a lot farther away. better of investing in a full range transmitter than wrecking an airplane.
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yes you can! you even can use the flaps by pressing the hi/lo rates button
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Hey.

The short answer:
Yes, you can use the Ultra Micro controller with most of the BNF planes, and can even use flaps by pressing in on the right stick.

However, you should know that the UM controller that comes with planes like the champ or UMX Mustang only give you four or five-hundred feet of range at best. With a full- range programmable TX such as the DX6i, you'll get a LOT more range, something like half a mile, which can be well out of sight with most of the model's you'll be looking at.
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Prop replacement carbon cub
I broke the prop off the metal shaft broke the plastic part that screws onto the motor I ordered the prop and the long motor mount. The question is does the metal peace that the prop screws onto come with this and if not how do I order that part.
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The only metal shaft that I am able to identify as part of the power system on the Carbon Cub is the shaft that goes through the center of the outrunner motor. This is the shaft that the prop adapter slides over on the forward side of the motor shaft and is then attached with the three screws. This metal shaft is part of the motor, and you would need to replace the whole motor if this shaft is broken.
 
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Ok you don't need the motor even though I already ordered it the prop goes on with a screw that comes with the long stand off part. Just looked like a metal shaft when its cut off from not being able to pull up because the elevator servo got stuck.
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The prop attaches directly to the prop adapter with one screw. the prop adapter then slides over the motor shaft and attaches to the motor with 3 smaller screws. All are included with the prop adapter pack. You may want to consider ordering some new prop spinners too as I ended up shredding mine trying to pull it off to get to the screw.
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What are the control surface throws supposed to be? (aileron, elevator, rudder, flaps), and are there recommendations for dual rates?
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The closest reference to what you are after concerns the elevator mix with flap deployment.  Page 9 of the manual includes the following:

"Flap Function Test

The flap servo is connected to channel 5 (Gear) of the receiver. The flaps should remain in the UP position for the first few flights until you are comfortable with the aircraft.

Use the Gear switch on your transmitter to move the flaps once you are ready to begin experimenting with flap control.

Tip: If you are using a computer radio to fly your UMX Carbon Cub SS, we recommend that you create a mix to compensate for pitching up tendencies when the flaps are in the down position. Enter the mix menu of your radio, and create a mix so that the Gear Channel is the master channel, and the Elevator channel is the slave. Follow the percent- ages in the table to the right for the total amount of travel.

Flap/Elevator Mix

           Flaps Up          Flaps Down

Down Elevator             0%                 40%"
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I originally had 70% for aileron, elevator and rudder low rates when i first flew this plane as I didn't know what to expect. Oddly enough I actually found it to perform better and fly easier with 100% high rates. Its not the fastest maneuvering plane so the high rates actually make it easier to drive around accurately in my opinion. I also mixed 40% down elevator with the flaps to compensate for the balloon effect you get when you drop the flaps down.
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HH and E-flite do NOT have any recommendations for dual rates on the UMX Carbon Cub. It's a mystery why!

Even more important is why they don't give a warning to not use much, if any exponential. Supposedly the AS3X takes care of that, but also linear servos should not need expo to make their response linear. They are already linear! With most birds out there in the hobby using expo, E-flite might have made the point that very little, to none is needed on the UMX Carbon Cub or any plane using linear servos.

It was only after 2 crashes and some research at RCGs (rcgroups.com# that I was able to determine that 100% rates are best as per the other poster, and that very little exponential #10%# is best for flying this bird.

Something else left out of the manual is that the wing struts wire tips can be adjusted if they are not the recommended 197mm and 200mm lengths. That is a RCG's #turboparker) recommendation, not E-flite's. The wire ends are threaded and can be adjusted in or out.
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What type glue is used to hold the motor in to the carbon cub?
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if you're asking what kind Horizon put in, its a type of silicon glue as far as i can find or tell. if your asking what type to use to replace the motor, then i would use low temp hot glue (as low temp as you can find would be good; just to be safe)
as far as finding the exact type or make of the glue that horizon uses i have had no luck finding one as "removable" as that stuff.
only kinds that work but aren't as easy to remove to replace a part.
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The best luck i have had with glue for the foam planes has been a got cold glue gun.
craft stores sell a hot glue gun with a cold setting. the cold setting just warmes the glue enough to let it flow but will not melt the foam and can be removed if repairs are needed later on
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Carbon cub ss wing replacement, what tools do I need and do I need to dissemble the whole fuselage ?
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I find that using an xacto knife is good for cutting the tape, separating one part of the fuselage from the other.
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http://www.horizonhobby.com/pdf/EFLU1180-Manual_EN.pdf

use link above to download manual, refer to page 14 & 15,
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1. Exacto (or similar) knife
2. Foam-safe CA glue
3. Clear tape
4. Double sided tape
Start by removing the wing by removing struts and carefully prying old wing off of cockpit. It should be held in place by double sided tape between the wing and the cockpit roof (which is a part of the windows.
Once you have the wing free, carefully unplug all three plugs from the receiver (flaps, left aileron, right aileron). Note there is a 'y' connecting the lights with the flaps. Unplug the 'y' from the receiver.
Now the wing should be completely free from the fuselage. There is no need to disassemble the fuselage at all.
Carefully peel or pry off the two servo covers (ailerons).
Next, carefully remove the three servos (disconnect from horns and flaps bar as well) by simply prying them up and off, or by prying and cutting carefully.
Now carefully remove the wires by slowly pulling up through the clear tape and/or by cutting the tape and pulling on the wires.
The NAV lights will not be reused, but can be kept for other projects (such as instrument panel lights on a larger model).
I would also recommend removing (carefully) the old control horns (as back ups). I actually reuse as much of the original parts as possible, saving the new for a later need.
Now lay the new wing on a flat clean surface and rebuild it backwards from how you disassembled it.
I have found the weakest area of the wing to be right where the wing and side windows meet. If you have something like a thin strip of carbon fiber, fiberglass rod or small wooden dowel, I would lay it in the groove where the wires will be taped down to add strength to your new wing. This must be a very small diameter stock. I used the extra control rods (both of them) that came with a replacement fuselage.

I hope this was helpful. Enjoy flying!!
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What is the easiest way to get flap/elevator mix with Ccub and DX6i
I read in the cub manual that flaps should have a 40% down elevator mix. Since flaps are on the gear channel, I am not completely sure what the easiest way to get the mix setup on a DX6i. If the flaps were on the flaps channel, I would now how to do it.
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From the Adjust List menu, scroll down and select either Mix 1 or Mix 2 and enter it. In the menu, scroll to the left of the arrow, push the roller in. Scroll and select Gear. To the right of the arrow, select Elevator. For the U rate, you can leave this at zero since your flaps won't be going up. Enter 40% for the D (down) rate. If you want this mix to always be active, you can switch option set to On. If you want to be able to turn this mix on and off (if you possibly want to see how the plane flies without the mix active) with a switch you can assign this mix to a switch on the transmitter. You can leave Trim INH (inhibited) since you shouldn't be making any trim adjustments to the flaps.

That's generally how you would set up this Flap to Elevator mix. I haven't tried this on a Carbon Cub personally, so you may either need to reverse direction on the Up/Down rates, and you may also find that you want to increase or decrease the percentage of mix to suit your model and flying preferences.

There is a little bit of information that can be found in the manual for the DX6i regarding mixes: http://www.horizonhobby.com/pdf/DX6....
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I had 40% set in D, but that wasn't working. I actually got it to work by setting 40 in U. It is now working.
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I set my CC SS flaps up IAW the manual and it works as advertised. However if you have the switch "ON", and the 40% elevator compensation for full flaps is active, the neutral point of the elevator servo is shifted down. This means when giving full down stick, you WILL exceed 100% servo travel by a good amount.

This is NOT good for your elevator servo. After using it a few times I was not happy with the resulting pitch-up. So I disabled it. Within 1 week of disabling the MIX on my Cub my ELE servo came undone and I had to glue the servo slider back to the servo rod inside the plane where it came undone!

I'd like to give the insight into this to MartinT on the RCGs forum for the UMX Carbon Cub SS.

Since then I have set up the Flaps with the following per acex2's setup on RCGs:

1. TVL ADJ Gear -U- +100% -D- +50%
2. FLAPS Norm 0 Land 100
3. MIX1 Flap to Gear ACT
Rated -D- -100% -U- 0%
4) SW ON TRIM INH

Result:
Flap Sw - 50% flaps
Gear Sw - 75% flaps
Both - 100% flaps
Both off - 0% flaps

I am having the same pitch up using the Gear switch so I have limited my use of Flaps to the Flap switch only at 50%. If the battery is placed for a slight FWD CG, the pitch up is not a problem at slow speeds.
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Did horizon do any waterproofong to the UMX cub electronics?
I have been flying seaplanes for over 5 years now. Every plane I have waterproofed the electronics with Aeroplate. In th US they use corrosion X. I sray the aeroplate on the servos, dip my receivers and esc's. Water planes eventually get dunked and electronics and water dont mix very well. Will treating the UMX Carbon cub with aeroplate or corrosion X void the warranty? With some of these cubs having servo problems there exists the real possibility of having a cub go into the water beyond the pilots control. I plan to use the carbon cub mostly on water so this is a big concern for me. What do you recommend?-Regards Harold
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The CarbonCub's electronics are not waterproof, and there should be no water-penetration issues under normal operation, and the servo covers on the ailerons do a good job keeping them dry. Water-proofing agents have not been tested for compatibility with the airframe and components, and their use may void any warranty in the event of a problem.
I would recommend flying the plane as it comes, and make sure you are proficient at land-based operation before venturing on to water.
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Hi Harold. Since you are an experienced pilot I respecrtfully suggest that if and when it gets wet, Hit it with an aircompressor and let it sit in the sun for a good while. I would be hesitant to spay it with anything since mine had servos with a mind of their own and never flew except into the ground. {real hard} {trash can} it scared me forever.;
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where do i cut nose to put new motor in
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The fuselage as a seam that runs from the propeller lengthwise down the fuselage to behind the wing. To access the motor or receiver compartments, first you have to remove the struts. The top cabin section is actually a separate piece from the lower fuselage, so all you have to do is cut the tape that joins the top and bottom, and the parts will easily separate. This is outlined in detail on page 16 of the manual.
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Don't cut the nose!

Find the tape lines down both sides of the fuselage and cut the tape. Then find the tape at the top of fuselage infront of the rudder and cut that. Then remove the wing strutsand the top of the fuselage will seperate from the bottom, the wires will still be connected to the receiver so BE CAREFUL. This should give you access to the motor. To put it back use clear scotch tape along the lines where you cut it previously and put the struts back on. Done!
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Have you addressed all the issues with the Carbon Cub? I really want one,but not 'till it is problem free.
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Yes. The servo issues have been addressed with all new inventory
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if u want it problem free then go to the parts list and order just the plane parts u need . then put what servoes and electronics u want in it like i did. and its awsome.
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Will the Carbon Cub ever be in-stock?
Like many others, I've been waiting for the Carbon Cub to be in-stock for months now & all anybody can say is "it's supposed to be available next week". What's going on with this great little plane and is there a realistic estimated date in which it'll be available?
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to date eflite says late October. Happy Flying
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eflite says early December
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When will the UMX Carbon Cub be available again?
They are never in stock when I check. Are there issues with the new model that is holding up production?
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eflite says late september
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eflite now says that they will be available in early december .
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when will the umx carbon cub ship?
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estimated late October by eflite. Happy Flying
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change : early December happy flying
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Carbon cub problem
Ok so I bought an eflite carbon cub ss 2 days ago and I just tested it today and after charging the battery I throttled up to full and the motor just quit. I also have to bind the aircraft every time I plug in the flight battery. Thks
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the esc is probably defective, if you didnt plug the battery in the wrong way. check to make sure that the battery is plugged in the right way, you have the correct settings on the radio, and that the radio software is the same as the esc/reciever. if none of this helps then it must be defective.
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If I was you I would call Horizon Hobby tec support at 8775040233. There should be a waranty on it. Happy Flying
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general question about the system used in carbon cub
Will all the electronics (rcvr, servos etc ) (As3x TECHNOLOGY) be available by themselves. I have a bunch of rubber pwrd ships from my youth that the system would be ideal for.
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Yes. You can buy the ESC (board with as3x, servo plugs etc), the servos, push rods etc all separately. In fact I purchased the motor, board and servos for this plane and popped them into the champ plane I learned to fly on. Was a blast because it gave it so much more power and stability.
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we have five of these in our flying club. the motor, esc/receiver with as3x technoligy, servos, and control rods were all able to be puschases from horizon hobby
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Prop adapter and external parts
When do you plan on upgrading the prop adapter for this plane?
The one that is currently used in not sturdy at all.
Also why are the wing struts glued over paint. Mine came loose in flight and caused a flat spin. Some how pulled off a good landing, wing strut grabbed grass causing nose over breaking off prop from prop adapter.
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http://www.horizonhobby.com/pdf/EFLU1180-Manual_EN.pdf

you can download owners manual with the above link, both prop and adapter are in stock, about $4.00 each, if having problems with wing struts, suggest using Zap Z-Poxy 15 Minute Epoxy by Pacer Glue (PAAPT35), don't know of any part upgrades at this time
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i had this problem also, if you remove the prop adaptor a 3mm aluminum prop hub will fit directly on to the motor
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Can I toggle the navigation lights from my dx6i if so how?
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yes if you are not using ch 6 plug in there and use that toggle. but you can also use a "y" harness and plug in to ch 3 thats what i do they come on when i throd up.
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No
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are there any youtube videos on replacing parts on umx cub? specifically wing replacement
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I could not find any video's,but if you contact Horizon Hobby they can walk you through the steps easily. I look at the manual and it is not that difficult if you take your time.
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Well rusty I'm not positive there is a video on you tube but I've replaced my wing twice now because of crashes of course but its not to hard to do.just take your time with it. You'll have to open the fuselage to disconnect the wires, be sure to mark where they came from. I used a tiny bit of acrylic paint(3 colors) 1 different for each lead. Ex (red for main , blue for flaps etc. ) only marking 1 side of the lead so I know which way it goes in and which port to put it back in. Once you have the wing off, set aside fuselage and put new and old wing in front of you so you can see exactly where each piece should be placed onto new wing as you remove them from the old wing. No worries friend lights are pre-installed and just start at 1 end of the wing(left or right your choice) and only remove 1 thing at a time so you won't get confused. You will need double sided tape to use on top of fuselage where the wing goes and Once all pieces have been transferred to new wing your ready to feed wires through top of fuselage and put leads to their respective ports . Then stick your new wing to fuselage using gentle pressure . Then put fuselage back together and you should be ready to rock and roll....good luck bro and best wishes
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Servo Problems
I like the looks of this Cub and was interested in it. I researched about this beautiful plane and I read it has had and still has servo issues. there have been allot of failures because of servo's freezing up and binding.
I saw one post that suggested the servo issue was resolved but the RC Forums show a different story.
Can someone from HH, give detail info on these issues and verify if they are going to fix the issues ?
This plane is about the size i am interested in and a step up as I have purchased many HH products.But with this issue I may have to pass this one and find another in this category .
To high a price to have issues that may get it destroyed in flight failure due to servos

Thank you in advance.
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Good luck waiting fot their response to this one. I have a carbon cub with well over 100 flights on it. Not a single issue.
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I have a Carbon Cub SS, and haven't had any servo issues. I might have just been lucky, there might be more chance of a problem than other planes, but I haven't had any issues so far.
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i know you sell floats in the accessories but do you sell skis for the carbon cub
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Not that I now of, however I have heard the floats work quite well on snow.
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It wouldn't be hard to make some but trying to get material light enough would be hard,
there are some videos on Youtube where people are flying off of snow with the floats, get the floats, because you can also use them for water too
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