Yesterday at the field, there were 3 guys left (after the T-28 Murderer exited) and we all sent up our Super Cubs -- not by plan, but by chance.
And it was a beautiful thing; seeing Cubs flying every which way
We all started talking about how, if we had to choose a plane and let all the others go, we'd all choose our Super Cubs.
You just can't find a better, more reliable, more easily-fixable RC plane.
Some might say it's the Champ, but cutting a gearbox out of glue ain't easy, and peeling tape to open it up -- and re-taping takes time.
The Super Cub:
Remove 4 elastic bands and you've got access to everything but the motor. I can get inside the Cub to fix it within 60 seconds.
Same for the motor - 3 tiny screws: Done.
Last week I changed out the entire tail feather assembly - including wheel assembly and installed a new one in 5 minutes.
So we all agreed that the Cub was our go-to plane. It flies fast as heck, but can crawl along in float mode. Oh, and it will take FLOATS!
It is graceful, but can beat winds up to 12-14 mph (at least for me).
It carries bombs, or in my case, Keychain 808 cams with ease, and it can fly 500-600 feet up with no loss of orientation & fly for 10-12 minutes on a 2200mah.
The Super Cub: An all-around perfect trainer and keeper!