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Piper J3 Cub 1400mm EPO (PNF)

Piper J3 Cub 1400mm EPO (PNF)
Piper J3 Cub 1400mm EPO (PNF)

We love J-3 Cubs here at Hobbyking as you may have noticed! This PNF Cub is remarkably scale for it's size, is easy to fly and being a bit bigger can handle more wind than some of the smaller foam J3's we offer. A real favourite with scale pilots, this is a Cub you will be proud to own.

Plug N Fly of course means quick assembly and almost every component is attached by screws, including the 2 wing halves, even the tailplane can be removed for transportation if desired. All servos are pre-installed as is the ESC & powerful Brushless Motor. This model is ideal for RC pilots of all ability and it is not often that a geniuine scale model can be flown by relative beginners. The scale detail is quite amazing, plastic injection moulded parts are used extensively and include the dummy engine, wing struts and and the dummy bungee under-carriage.

Practical features include the linked steerable tailwheel, large magnetic battery hatch, construction of course from tough & easy to repair EPO foam, large "Cub" wheels with rubber tyres and 4s power for guaranteed performance.....a fantastic looking model on the ground and in the air.

Length: 950mm
Flying Weight: 1800g
Wing Loading: 56g/dm2
Motor: 36-48 700kv Brushless Outrunner
ESC: 45A w/BEC
Prop: 12x9
Servo: 9g x 4

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Colour Photo Instruction Book

Your Own 4 Channel TX/RX
2200mAh 4s Lipoly Battery


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2 1:IC/2:Elec 4 Channel 1400mm (55.12in) 950mm (37.40in) 1800g (3.96lb)

Weight: 3324g
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horacio  20 points - 8/18/2015
guys, somebody knows where is the CG of this plane. The manual doesn´*t say anything about the CG, and this is not a beginner plane, it´*s a little tricky to fly it
 David 18 points
Hi horacio The general rule for an airplane with a rectangular wing with a Clark airfoil, is that if you put your fingertips on the frond one 3rd of the wind chord then the model should ballance on them with a tedancy of the nose to drop slightly. To achive that mpve the battery forward or backward in order to find the balllance. I hope that helped, please let me know how did it go.
Alex  1 points - 8/7/2015
is this a good plane for a beginner, is it easy to fly?
 David 18 points
Hi Alex This is a beaytiful very scale looking airplane but I wouldn't recomended for a beginner. If you are looking for an airplane to start with then go for the AXN or Bixler. To my opinion thesee are models that fly very well they are predictable in their flight and they have high perfornance when you push them.
maiconcarlos  29 points - 7/20/2015
Please someone who has bought this model can tell the size of horizontal stabilizer?
Viking2dk  1 points - 7/6/2015
Are there some sort of opening tray to the cockpit, just like there is for the balsa version?
Blake  3 points - 7/6/2015
What battery (and charger) works best for this plane? What 4ch transmitter is recommended? Thanks.
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1 thumbs up!
Mad value for money, I can't wait to fly it soon. I have a Sbach 342 as well, but waiting to learn more with this plane first.

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Good plane but I would definitly recommend some of the modifications suggested elsewhere. Most importantly cut off the control surfaces and reattach them with the extra hinges provided.

Aeliron separated from the wing along the EPO hinge just as I was landing. Rolled over and hit nose first. May be salvageable with some surgery but took a bit of a beating.

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this is a very beautiful plane! mine arrived 3 weeks ago. did a test flight and it flew well! chop throttle and it will float in the air. perfect for beginners like me. a must have plane. truly a detailed scale model.

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Here is my reply to John @ Customer Support re what I thought was missing front landing gear parts. What the product page shows and what the booklet shows is two different things. I decided to go with a set-up that I think is shown in the photo on the product page. I will use the four springs on the front landing gear and the two wire links on the tail wheel. I think this must be the way it is show in the picture but not in the instruction booklet. The two wire links are a little long but I will shorten them up. I may even use springs to act as a bungee as per the instruction booklet. I must add that the 502 ABN Bond cyno glue was rock hard in the bottle and can only be used as a rattle. The other contact adhesive was also too old and could not be spread. It is the second tube of adhesive I have from you guys that was absolutely useless. The first one I actually paid for!! As noted on the reviews, the installed nuts for the wing mount were not M3 (or M4 either) and the bolts did not fit. I had to replace the existing nuts with new M4 nuts. (wrong bolts or wrong nuts supplied, anybody's guess) It is just a shame to get such a nice looking model with no proper instructions and parts that do not fit. It just takes a lot of extra time to figure out the correct building method.

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Well straight out of the box I am very impressed!!!! great scale looks and very easy to construct took me about 1hr and I was also watching TV at the same time haha!! It was also extreamly well packed and probably over bubble wrapped wich is great.

Only problems I had was short 2 x springs for tail wheel and 1 x very bad depression in the main wing, as it was wrapped the way it was I suspect it had this defect before being shipped lost one crown for that.


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