ParkFlyers Talk about all backyard and parkflyer aircraft here

HZ SuperCub propeller

Old 09-11-2007, 02:46 AM
  #1  
jnastasi
I'd rather be flying...
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Dublin, Ohio, USA
Posts: 113
Default HZ SuperCub propeller

My brand new SC had 4 short "flights" on Sunday. A newbie, I misjudged the size of the field and before I could get used to the controls it was time to turn and I was to excessive. The last one was a short hop with a nice landing.

Anyway, the air scoop makes a great shovel and I wanted to remove some dirt and grass from inside the cowling. I pulled off the spinner and uscrewed the nut, but the damn prop won't come off. I'm afraid to use too much force.

Is there a trick to this? And please, try to keep the laugher to a minimum... :-)

Thanks!
jnastasi is offline  
Old 09-11-2007, 03:22 AM
  #2  
Gnascher
Got My TX - Need 2 Fly!
 
Gnascher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Auburndale, MA
Posts: 1,641
Default

If you've got the spinner and nut off, just rock the prop back and forth to get it off. There's nothing else holding it on except it being a little stuck.

You might also try getting the blade of a flat screw driver behind it and gently pry forward.
Gnascher is offline  
Old 09-11-2007, 04:45 AM
  #3  
Fly Time
Ask me how I know
 
Fly Time's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Renton, WA
Posts: 2,142
Default

The SC has a nut both infront of and behind the prop. The nut behind is recessed into the prop, and you can either pry off the prop leaving the nut on the shaft, or you can unscrew the whole thing using pliers to keep the propeller shaft from turning. If you do use pliers, just be sure to not grip the shaft so hard that you flatten the threads.
Fly Time is offline  
Old 09-11-2007, 12:54 PM
  #4  
jnastasi
I'd rather be flying...
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Dublin, Ohio, USA
Posts: 113
Default

Thank you all. Adds up to just havin' a little courage to give a pull. :-)

Now I just have to figure out how to get my email out of my WattFlyer user ID and I'm good...

Cheers!
jnastasi is offline  
Old 09-11-2007, 01:17 PM
  #5  
Gnascher
Got My TX - Need 2 Fly!
 
Gnascher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Auburndale, MA
Posts: 1,641
Default

Now I just have to figure out how to get my email out of my WattFlyer user ID and I'm good...
You'll need to contact a Mod for that.
Gnascher is offline  
Old 09-11-2007, 04:09 PM
  #6  
Piratemed
Welcome to PirateLand
 
Piratemed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Greenville, North Carolina
Posts: 21
Default Behind the prop ... lube for the gears ????

Just a kinda stuipd question here .. but when I was flying the "GAS" jobs there wasn't any need to worry about such things as "lube" cause that slimey stuff covered everything quite well ... but now with the "Electrics" ... there is no slime .... so should I be concerned about wear on the gear drives ? ... maybe a drop of some good ole 3 n 1 ?? ... or other suggestions ? .... or just leave them alone ? .....
Piratemed is offline  
Old 09-11-2007, 05:10 PM
  #7  
Gnascher
Got My TX - Need 2 Fly!
 
Gnascher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Auburndale, MA
Posts: 1,641
Default

I never lubed mine, and never had a gearbox related problem. If you wanted to lube it though, I think I'd recommend some graphite rather than a liquid lube.
Gnascher is offline  
Old 09-11-2007, 06:24 PM
  #8  
Fly Time
Ask me how I know
 
Fly Time's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Renton, WA
Posts: 2,142
Default

The beautiful thing about the SC is that the parts are all pretty much throw-away quality. What's so good about that, you ask? The price of replacing them is CHEAP! If you're like me, you are flying off of sun-baked soccer fields and baseball diamonds with lots of dust to kick up. My guess is that lubing the gears will just cause dirt and dust to stick to them better, so maybe it's better to leave them alone.
Fly Time is offline  
Old 09-11-2007, 06:31 PM
  #9  
Piratemed
Welcome to PirateLand
 
Piratemed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Greenville, North Carolina
Posts: 21
Default

Thanks Youse Guies . . . ! . . . we're a bit lucky here . . .got a nice "groomed" soccer field to use right now ... but the graphite idea makes sense ... and YEAH this is a lot "cheaper" flying than gas ! ...
Piratemed is offline  
Old 09-11-2007, 07:44 PM
  #10  
Sir Raleigh
Super Contributor
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 1,557
Default

If the gears are made of anything except metal, don't put any lubricant of any kind on them. A petroleum based lube will deteriorate plastic, Nylon is self-lubricating, and carbon fiber needs no lubrication at all.

Metal is the only thing that might need lubricating and then I'd suggest a dry lubricant such as graphite or Silicone spray.
Sir Raleigh is offline  
Old 09-13-2007, 05:57 PM
  #11  
tmackel
Member
 
tmackel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Simi Valley, CA
Posts: 60
Default

I try to stay away from the baseball diamonds otherwise my plane gets coated with red dust. I have not had to lube the gears on my Super Cub and we fly it all the time. I have 4 batteries and we drain all 4 almost every time out.
tmackel is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Mr Fluffy
Foamies
7
01-07-2013 10:32 AM
Williwaws
Beginners
1
03-06-2007 01:05 PM
Daz1701
Beginners
14
02-03-2007 07:44 PM
Daz1701
Beginners
2
01-27-2007 02:29 PM
Panel guy
Aerial Photography
5
11-09-2006 01:52 AM

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Quick Reply: HZ SuperCub propeller


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.

Page generated in 0.09895 seconds with 13 queries