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Old Jul 09, 2015, 10:28 PM
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Tower Hobbies 1/5 Piper J3 Cub ARF .40-.46 81" Wingspan

Right now available only in glow version. Imagine one of these babies flying on Electric Power.... would love one of these. But seeing that I still have a Seagull Spacewalker and Decathlon still in boxes waiting for conversion, would really prefer that Tower provide the EP conversion kit with the GP version. Together with a proper battery hatch, please.

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXFBMG&P=ML

Tower Hobbies 1/5 Piper J-3 40 Cub ARF (1 min 53 sec)


I emailed Tower Hobbies at "info@towerhobbies.com" expressing my interest in an EP version. They replied that they appreciate my feedback.

If sufficient number of us RCGers would write Tower, they might make this big. beautiful and at $179.97, very well priced 81 inch Cub in EP.

With Super Saver Club savings and free shipping, this baby can be at our doorstep for $160.00

What do you think guys?
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Old Jul 10, 2015, 02:35 AM
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The pictures they use are recycled from the Great Planes 40-sized fabric-covered ARF.

There was a question of whether or not this is fabric covered or film covered. The description says film, but the photographs show the fabric-covered ARF. Given the glossy finish, it's almost certainly film, unfortunately.

But yeah. It's a re-issue of the Great Planes ARF.
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Old Jul 14, 2015, 09:53 PM
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Something is bothering me about the specs of this Tower Hobbies Cub.

Wingspan is 81 inches but the fuselage at 49 inches, which should be 52 inches.

It doesn't have the top window, unlike the GP version which is more true to scale.
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Old Jul 14, 2015, 10:39 PM
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The Great Planes ARF, on their website, shows 81" wingspan and 49" fuselage length.

The airplanes are literally identical. The manuals even use the same images. If anything is different, it's the covering.

The fabric-covered ARF didn't have the top window either.

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