Hobbico Superstar EP

HI there --

I am thinking about buying a Hobbico Superstar EP Select... and would like to get feed back from those of you who have been flying one for awhile. I have been flying at Hobbico gas trainer for some months and really enjoy it... but I would like to experiment with electrics.

How long is the average flight time with the provided battery? And have some of you had lucky with battery substutions... such as lith poly?

Thanks in advance for your input.

Cheers, Bob

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I don't know what battery is supplied with it (if any), but a fellow club member has one. He uses a 2400mAh NiCd and gets around 10 minutes, just putting around.

Batteries for it are expensive, and the SS - EP doesn't have ailerons ....steer w/rudder only.

A better choice with far more capabilities is the HobbyZone Aerobird Challenger.......

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The Aerobird doesn't have ailerons, either, but it wouldn't be that difficult to lessen the dihedral of the wing during assembly, and add strip ailerons to the Superstar. I've done it to more than one airplane designed for 3-channel ops, including the Kadet and Kadet Jr. It's a bit more difficult with a pre-covered wing to cut ailerons into the trailing edge, but with a little care, it _can_ be done.

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