Ready for some more Cub lovin'? Here is a golden oldie we dug up out of the HobbyKing-rainy-day treasure chest!
This J3 Cub features a super simple 3 channel design and dihedral wing, Perfect for floating about on the breeze and whiling away the time on a Sunday afternoon. If your Grand father flew EP, he would have flown something like this and complained all afternoon that back in his day, he had to wait over night for his Ni-Cads to charge!
This "Vintage master piece" is designed for a traditional 380 size brushed motor (which just about any modeler should be able to dig up from their parts bin to keep the cost down!) or alternativley the Brushed motor mount can be removed making way for a brushless bell motor such as the Turnigy 2408-21 1400kv. You will be required to fashion your own spacer for the motor mount just like in the "good old days" of modeling.
You will require two inexpensive 9 grams servos, a Brushed or Brushless motor, ESC, 7.4v 2S lipoly battery and your own transmitter and receiver to finish this model. Scale fans will notice that the windows have been left blank allowing you to choose your own custom shade of black to finish the model.
This price wont last and a stroll down memory lane does not get any cheaper than this!
Wing Span: 950mm
Flying weight: ~500g
Power System: 380s Brushes motor or Bell motor of your choice (Not included)
ESC: 18A (Not included)
Servo: 2 x 9 Gram
Prop: 7" prop and 2.3mm prop adapter included
Battery compartment size: 45 x 47 x 30mm
Your own TX & RX
2 x 9 Gram Servo
2 cells 7.4V 500mAh 20C Li-Po
Not sure how you COULDN'T get this thing off the ground. It's incredibly easy to build, and the dihedral makes it ultra stable. I used a DST-1200 and the thing flies like a scalded cat. I don't have enough downthrust, so every time I hit the throttle, it noses up...but that's helpful for training newbies. I cut off the motor tray (as directed) and cut a big hole in the front of the battery bay for a 1000mah 3s battery. CG is fine without any extra weight. I'd recommend the Yak 12 for anyone with a modicum of talent, but for a 3ch trainer, this one is nice and disposable.After two planes i still have not been able
To get either one off the ground. You need
To over power this plane and avoid using a bell motor.very easy to build, havent flown it yet. had to cut the motor mount to fit my brushless motor. great piece for the price!I flew this little beauty today after installing a FC 28-12 Brushless Outrunner 1534kv,a 600mAh Rhino 3S battery, a 7X6 prop and a flysky 6B receiver. The kit is not without its faults and I had to cut away the forward end of the plastic wing mount to get the wing flush with its platform. (without doing this the angle of incidence would be excessive and would perhaps explain why another reviewer had to add weight to the nose). With the components I fitted the CG was just about perfect at about 2-2 1/2" back from the leading edge and the AUW was 450 gm. Way to go!!Motor:Turnigy L2210A-1650 Brushless Motor 180W with default 7" prop
ESC: 20A Hobbyking
Servo: 2x9g HTX900
Battery: 1300mAh and 2200 mAh 2S LiPo
Tx/Rx: Hobbyking 2.4G 6ch V2 with GT-2 3ch receiver
Additional HD Wing camera for recording
Flying time: 17-25 minutes depends on battery
Total weight: 450-550gCheap & cheerful little plane.flys grate just that the foam is kind of cheap and I sujest tapeing the hole plane with tapeVery good for its Price. Easy to install. The lack of ailerons isnt a big issue. Bought plan as Beginner Plane for my son.I am having great fun with this model. it flies very well and slow if you want to. The kit is very cheap and I have used 2822/14 motor with prop from kit. 20amp red brick ESC, 2 x HXT900 servo, 1000mah zippy compact Lipo. You need to add quite a bit of weight to the nose to get COG correct about 40 grams in my case. I set COG 45mm back from leading edge of wing. you need to cut a hole through the font of the battery box to get battery as far forward as possible. Model flew great when slightly nose heavy. Very Pleased.trs bon rapport qualit/prix
J'ai rajout des ailerons, mais le pilotage se fait principalement en 2 axes.