The Hobbyking Mini Cub is a stunning plug-n-fly, EPO (super tough foam, easily repaired) model of an aviation icon (J3 Cub), and is ideal for beginners and experienced pilots looking for something that can be easily transported, handles well, is strong and assembles quickly.
Among the included scale features are an engine, pre-wired LED navigation lights and Cub style under-carriage. Full 4 channel control means superb flying qualities are guaranteed and a steerable tailwheel offers good manners on the ground, an important consideration, especially for beginners wanting to learn on a scale taildragger. The battery hatch is accessed from the under side to get you back in the air quickly.
This PNF version means all the work is done for you, a full colour instruction leaflet is included, the pre-fitted motor, ESC, prop and spinner are ready to go, the pre-fitted, pre-centred servos leave you with little more to do than glue on the tail-plane, set up on your reciever and go and fly!
Regardless of your ability, you will appreciate and enjoy the quality, ease of set up and superb flying qualities of the Hobbyking Mini J3.
Eu comprei esse modelo, porem veio sem o motor e sem o esc, algué*m sabe me dizer se realmente vem sem, ou qual seria bom pra ele, e algué*m indica alguma bateria?
I bought this model, however came without the engine and the Esc, someone can tell me if it really is not, or what would be good for him, and someone shows some battery?
No it's 10A and a bad quality. I have instaled 30A and it's great. You need to take in account that servos are taking amps and there can be a problem with cuting power during flight, so put bigger speed controler. Engine is not very powerfull as well. You should put 24 gr and make a bit larger hole on cowl.
Try hexTronik 24gram Brushless Outrunner 1700kv. You will need to make a bit bigger hole on cowl but it's great and better engine. You can put up to 30A esc it's runin g great I have made it like that.
yes it's good for a trainer but also more. you can learn fly with it but you shouldn't be frustrated when you have to repare it because he isn't made for crashes. a very nice beginner-plane is the Hobbyking Tuff (Search it in the search-box, left in the page) the tuff is made off EPP (unbreakable) so you can learn fly with crashes and you mustn't repare it every time
Received the Cub in good order. Very nice, instructions give C of G at least, however, as usual with these models, no info on recommended setup regarding Expo & Dual Rates, throw's etc. Does anyone have any recommended settings?
Just search in "TX RX" -> "Hobbyking" -> Choose model HK-T4i (they are the most popular 4channel 2.4ghz system in HC). If theyre out of stock, just backordered them, they are -really- worth the wait.
Hope that help.
could someone measure the battery compartment? Wish Hobby king listed compartment size, battery connector and other useful info for us for ordering things at the same time. would make it so much easier.
The prop on this is NOT a 8x3.8 it's about a 7X4! an 8 inch prop wound hit the ground
I dinged my prop on the first taxi test, went to the local hobby store and found that it was closest to a 7x4 I put it on and it works great!
The vacuum formed cockpit glazing is a move forward in my opinion. It can be engineered to add strength and looks neat in my opinion as well. Someone out there is thinking. Cost effective for reasonable production numbers as well.
look at the first picture, you can see the led's in the wing tips.
and on the sixth picture there is the servo wire plus two red other wires (red and black) i guess these are the wires for the led's *-)
Yes it would be nice to get a bit of a break on the shipping. The plane ends up costing about $90 after shipping (sent air mail). But local hobby shops want $160-$200 of a similar size J-3 so it still works out to a nice savings!
I got mine from the US warehouse. It's confusing where you are really looking. Be sure on the 'sort' part of the selections you choose USA. Many choices will disappear. You can make sure you have USA when you check out. Look at the shipping charge. Lucky for me Lakewood, WA is about 100 miles from my house so I get stuff pretty fast, like 3 days, when ordered from the US warehous.
Definitely not a beginner plane - it is very light in PNP version and very nervous reactions on all three ailerons, rudder and elevator. Almost impossible to fly for a beginner. I decreased end point settings to 50pcnt on all movements, added 10grams on the nose and became possible to control. Stock motor is underpowered has to fly 80pcnt to 100pcnt power with 500mAh 2S LIPO otherwise very easy to stall. That's why I don't recommend it for the first plane. Overall quality is OK, looks nice in the air (after trimming) and handles bad landings wel - maybe except for the motor mounting and thin shaft which bends easily.
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Very nice looking plane, received it good condition. I did however notice a few flaws in the build. The ailerons control linkage did not have enough clearance to put the wing together without trimming some of the plastic back. The assembly of the struts and they way they are attached is somewhat weak but doable. Strut are attached to the Battery tray along with the landing gear flares(or whatever you call them) This collapses the battery tray inwards because of the amount of pressure from the wing struts. Once you jam your battery in, the compartment reshapes itself to it's original state. I test ran my motor a couple of times before noticing that the motor was loose from the mount, upon further inspection I discovered that 2 out of 4 firewall screw holes for the mounting of the motor, were stripped, I used blind nuts to fix that problem. My first impression was that there was not enough power for this bird to fly and I was right as it went up for a second on it's maiden flight and crash landed. I had purchased a larger motor and ESC when I bought the Cub (Recommended from another review) so I had everything ready, Once I did some Mods (New firewall, and modified the cowling due to the increase size of the motor) I tried another flight, this I got it up but it was had too much control movement (Default settings lowest) and very difficult to control to say the least. I
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Nice flyer like many others have said but the stock motor lacks power, I put a Turnigy 1700kv motor in. Some mods had to be done but it worked well. My only problems was it crash twice because for what ever reason I lost signal. The first crash I only had a Orange rec, so to give it better range I added the Sat rec to it but that made no difference, not sure if it was because of the close quarters to metal and wires inside the plane or just faulty receivers, yes I did use a brand new receiver and sat the second time around. It would have been a fun plane to fly.
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Motor is for garbagge only 6A and ESC is 10A. I dont know why did they included 10A when Motor is only max 6A so you will fried it quickly plus it's under power for demanding flights. I have ordered a bit stronger 24gr with new ESC I hope that that will be good. I hae a lot of plane most of them are Gas and litle of experience so this one looks good for training.