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Hobby Kings Laser cut J3 Cub

I have looked at the semi kit occasionally but when the price dropped to around $A32 I decided to grab it as the $Au is sadly losing purchasing power fast so prices are rising quite dramatically.
Anyway I tucked it away for a few months while I completed some other projects and finally dragged it out a few days ago.

The kit is very basic but the laser cutting is superb. In the Files section there are some nice photos where one chap has done a nice job and made this little Cub look great. There is no hardware supplied so you are on your own there and that is probably a good thing as you can select all your own components. The plan is a series of fairly poor quality photos, however, anyone with experience will hardly need to reference them.
I had a heap of spare motors etc lying around so my initial cost is very low.
There is no undercarriage or pushrod hardware so it really is a experienced builders kit.
There is a cowling supplied but it is very basic and not a nice look on the ones I have seen finished, however it does fit perfectly if that is any consolation.
I will have to explore other possibilities there and have ordered some glass cloth to play with.
In no hurry to complete this so I will just add pics over time.
One thing, I will not be doing it Cub Yellow.
I have also cut a little more of the excess balsa from the rear fuse and added extra framing as my covering will be transparent.

More in time.

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