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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


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

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Brian  4 points - 2/4/2016
For those of you with a 3D printer and a need for replacement plastic parts, check out Thingiverse and do a search for "J3 Cub". Choose the entry with the picture of this plane. I have tested models of most of the plastic parts there, both replacement and upgrade - everything from landing gear parts to snow skis.
Peter  3 points - 12/22/2015
Hi Can anyone reccommend a suitable replacement servo. I know they are 9 gram but am unsure about fitting size
Bob  2 points - 12/11/2015
I'm in Clarksville Arkansas, what warehouse will this come out of?
 Brian 4 points
Bob, I'm sure you bought this by now, but the answer is: it's coming from Hong Kong for THIS entry, but if you choose the USA East warehouse, I think it actually ships from Arkansas so you are in luck.
WAEL  12 points - 11/28/2015
Can I fit a Turnigy 5000 mAh 4S hardcase battery in this plane
 NitroZeb 9 points
Hi.You can fit it in,BUT it will be quiet noseheavy,so a 2200-2600mAh(lots of flying time) will be moore "Nice" to Your CG.You must also cut the foam inside to make a 5000 fit!!
 WAEL 12 points
Thanks Nitro, I guess the CG is located some where between 15%-25% C from the leading edge
 NitroZeb 9 points
Hi Wael. If you use your tipcorde(25% back from leading edge of the wing as a manual) it will be on this bird (as shown in the manual) about 65mm With s 4S 2200mAh batt.and CG is perefeck :-)
NitroZeb  9 points - 11/26/2015
Hi. Anyone who knows the spec.on the motor?? Amp/Watt ?? 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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