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Piper J-3 Cub Balsa Wood RC Laser Cut Airplane Kit 1800mm/70" (for electric or I.C.)

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Piper J-3 Cub Balsa Wood RC Laser Cut Airplane Kit 1800mm/70" (for electric or I.C.)


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Foam model aircraft are great if you want to get flying quickly, but after a while tends to all fly and assemble the same way, and it could be said lack a certain sense of achievement. So why not experience the thrill and satisfaction of building your very own model from a kit of parts, covering it in your own unique color scheme, and watching it fly successfully for the very first time.

H-King has made this much easier for you with their range of laser cut kits. For ease of construction, all the wooden parts are beautifully laser cut so you can build the perfect model. The laser cutting is so accurate that the parts fit very snugly together allowing them to hold in place whilst you run a good CA glue around the joints.

The subject of this kit is the popular American light aircraft the Piper J-3 Cub. The Piper aircraft company built the Cub in large numbers and it became a firm favorite due to its simplicity, ruggedness, affordability, and great flying characteristics. The large wing enabled it to fly very slowly and its benign handling made it an excellent trainer. There are many examples still flying today and they were also used in every theater of war during WW2 with a distinguished career as an air ambulance and observer or spotter plane, one of these was the last aircraft in air combat over Europe. So when construction is complete you can finish your model in a variety of color schemes whether it be military or civil, the classic Piper Cub yellow of course being a popular choice.

This kit is an updated version of the original H-King Piper Cub. The improvements over the original version are; streamlined wing struts, improved undercarriage assembly, improved pushrod system, 3 layer tailplane construction for added strength, fiberglass firewall, tail-mounted servos for I.C. version, improved battery/fuel tank access, and added scale detail. This model captures the very essence of the Piper Cub with its solid yet lightweight framework structure as per the full-size aircraft but is built from balsa and hardwoods and includes a molded plastic cowl and windscreen. Also supplied are a pair of scale aircraft wheels, carbon tube wing spars, and joiners plus a comprehensive hardware pack that includes nuts, bolts, control horns, rods, and connectors, etc.

The Piper J-3 Cub has been designed to use either a 35~42 millimeters brushless outrunner motor with 500~600 watts of power or an equivalent gas/nitro engine. No flaps are fitted to the full size or the model so all you require is a 4 channel radio with 4/5 servos, all this keeps it nice and simple.

Overall this is a fantastic kit and due to its ease of construction, it is perfect for the seasoned builder or those with limited building experience. Once finished in an authentic color scheme and with the addition of scale accessories such as a pilot and instrument panel this scale looking Piper Cub will look the part and turn heads when performing lazy aerobatics or low, slow passes at your local flying field.

• Laser cut parts for accuracy and ease of construction
• Fiberglass firewall
• Carbon spars and wing tubes
• Molded plastic cowl and glazing
• Sprung loaded and functional landing gear
• Authentic streamlined wing struts
• Comprehensive hardware pack

Wingspan: 1800mm (70")
Fuselage Length: 1150mm (45")
Flying Weight: 2.8Kg approx (will depend on power train chosen)
Motor: 3520~4250 (500~600 watt) brushless outrunner motor or gas/nitro equivalent
ESC: 60~80A suitable for up to 6S Lipo battery
Propeller: 11" or larger depending on power train chosen
Battery: 3000~6000mah 4~6S Lipo battery

Required (Electric version):
3520~4250 (500~600 watt) brushless outrunner motor or gas/nitro equivalent
60~80A 6S ESC with BEC
60~80A ESC Opto + BEC system
11" propeller or larger
3000~6000mah 4~6S Lipo battery

Required (I.C. Version):
46~55 2-Stroke glowplug type
60~70 4-Stroke glowplug type
9cc~10cc Gas type
Propeller to suit
Fuel tank and piping
Receiver battery with on/off switch

Required (both versions):
Covering material
Assorted glues
Assorted hand tools
2 x 37~45g standard size servos (3 required if using gas/nitro engine)
2 x Micro/Mini servos for ailerons (there is plenty of room for standard size servos if you wish)
Minimum 4ch transmitter and receiver

Please note: There is a copy of the building manual under the "Files" tab.

  • IC/2:Elec Electric
  • Motorsize(diam-or-cc) 35.00
  • Wingspan(mm) 1800.00
  • Length(mm) 1150.00
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Max | Verified Buyer

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preis +leistung super

Jan 06, 2021

alles bestens

GMCD | Verified Buyer

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Beautiful, complete kit of good quality

Jan 01, 2021

The wood and the laser cutting work are of excellent quality. The included cowl and cockpit glazing are also excellent. The metalwork in the kit is also of good quality, but personally I made some modifications to the wing struts and landing gear. All in all, I am very satisfied. A lot of quality for your money.

Ferdinand | Verified Buyer

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Best recreation in quarantine time

Dec 19, 2020

Highly precise laser cut product.

Pepe | Verified Buyer

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En general bien, pero con el problema de la capota de platico.

Dec 19, 2020

Estoy terminando de construir el avión, pero encuentro que la capota de plástico está rota y como consecuencia no se puede recortar bien para montarla en el avión. Podrían enviarme una nueva. Estaría muy agradecido si lo hicieran. Un saludo.

DennisW | Verified Buyer

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Very nice kit

Nov 06, 2020

This is a superb kit, although not for your first build. Laser cutting extremely accurate and close fitting. Maiden flight today just perfect. Instructions adequate with some prior experience required for assembly and setup. The model flew beautifully, good ground handling with perfect landing.
Very pleased.

longtack | Verified Buyer

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good kit

Oct 11, 2020

excellent laser cutting and fit very difficult instruction book excellent photos with little to no written commentary so a very time consuming exercise due to double checking against photos finished product excellent for money haven't flown yet

NC | Verified Buyer

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J-3 1800mm

Oct 09, 2020

Good Service, Logistics good. Keep going back as china freight is woeful. Pricing good

SWB | Verified Buyer

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Needs work

Oct 06, 2020

This kit needs some work. The instructions are poor. There are lots of bits that don’t seem to fit and not in the instructions . The hardware is not complete or incorrect . The wing ribs don’t line up with the sheeting , on my kit the sheeting on one wing was not wide enough. 2 bits of sheeting had a hole for no reason.
On the face of it the model is more scale correct than the previous version but it would appear that the changes for some part of the V1 have not been corrected for the V2 .a shame really .
HobbyKing you need to sort this out!!!

Pete | Verified Buyer

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Kit is very good. Instructions not so much.

Oct 01, 2020

I am Still building this kit. I am really enjoying the build and am pleased with the quality. Nearly finished the fuselage. My only request would be the instructions are improved. A lot of guesswork required and some previous builds on YouTube helped. One of the pics showing the cockpit struts is completed wrong. Overall though I am still very pleased and for my first large build I am enjoying the results

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Sep 27, 2020

good kit very accurate parts.

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