|Apr 18, 2013, 11:01 AM|
E-Flite J-3 Cub 450 ARF..............
have a soft spot for the old J-3 Cub as the UM J-3 is what started me off
this one looks nice too
The E-flite® J-3 Cub 450 ARF airplane is the perfect scale model for small-field flying or making a quick flight at the local park as satisfying as possible. No other airplane has touched more pilots or better demonstrated that flight itself is an unequivocal expression of freedom than the J-3 Cub. Its practical design not only made it versatile, but more importantly, it made it a pure joy to fly. E-flite captures the Cub spirit in a lightweight all-wood structure that authentically replicates the character and distinctive outline of what the designer envisioned as the airplane for everyone.
From the richness of its traditional construction, to the authentic sheen of its UltraCote® finish and balloon-shape wheels, the E-flite J-3 Cub 450 ARF delivers a great-looking scale model the casual flier to expert scale critic will appreciate. The recommended E-flite power system was designed around popular and economical 3S Li-Po batteries to provide long, lazy flights or one wheel touch and go's.
Laser-cut balsa and plywood construction
Genuine Hangar 9® UltraCote® covering finish
Factory-built airframe with quality hardware package
Ready-to-mount an E-flite® Park 450 or Park 480 motor
Pre-painted fiberglass cowling with accurate engine detail
Cross-brace and instrument panel cockpit detail
Internal servo mounting maintains scale integrity
Pre-cut clear plastic windshield and pre-formed side windows
Authentic Cub wheels and finished wire landing gear
Large magnetic battery hatch
Needed To Complete
- 4+ channel transmitter and receiver radio system
- Speed controller
- Flight battery
- (4) sub-micro servos
- Charger for flight battery
Wingspan: 51.0 in (1300mm)
Overall Length: 32.9 in (835mm)
Wing Area: 374 sq in (24.1 sq dm)
Flying Weight: 33.2-35.5 oz (940-1005 g)
Motor Size: Park 450-480 brushless outrunner
Radio: 4+ channel radio system
Servos: (4) digital sub-micro servos
Trim Scheme Colors: UltraCote Cub Yellow (U884), Black (U874)
CG (center of gravity): 1-3/8 to 1-3/4 in (35-45mm) back from the leading edge of wing
Prop Size: 10 x 7 - 12 x 6
Speed Control : 30-amp brushless
Recommended Battery: 11.1V 3S 1800-2200mAh LiPo
Control Throw (Ailerons): Low: 7/16 in (11mm) up, 5/16 in (9mm) down; High: 9/16 in (14mm) up, 1/2 in (12mm) down
Control Throw (Elevator): Low: 5/8 in (15mm) up/down; High: 3/4 in (20mm) up/down
Control Throw (Rudder): Low: 5/8 in (15mm) right/left; High: 3/4 in (20mm) right/left
Minimum Age Recommendation: 14 years
Experience Level: Intermediate
Recommended Environment: Outdoor
Assembly Time: 3-5 Hours
Is Assembly Required: Yes
|Apr 18, 2013, 11:30 AM|
Its about time and it really looks good .
I have been wanting them to make a Cub .
NOW , what is the wing loading ?
And is the landing gear attachment area STRONGER than the Champs was/is ?
Because I have seen first hand how weak the Champs fuselage LG area and wire landing gear was , several times
But I am ready to get this Cub myself "IF"
|Apr 18, 2013, 04:17 PM|
Looks pretty good to me! Wing loading of ~ 12.75-13.65 oz/sq' using their numbers. Should be able to assemble it a bit lighter. I probably give it a try, can never have too many Cubs!
|Apr 18, 2013, 10:32 PM|
why am I excited to see it but yet sad because no flaps?
not that it would need them, just cool to have onboard (I think)
or at least 'flap ready'
|Apr 18, 2013, 10:48 PM|
United States, NY, Ronkonkoma
Joined Jun 2012
They probably didn't add them because the real J-3 Cub didn't have them... adding them would also add weight in the form of more servos and hardware.
If the wing loading isn't too bad, and can be flown nice and slow like a Cub should be, it won't need them. In real Cubs, pilots use cross controls to side slip in...which makes the Cub descend rapidly without too much acceleration.
|Apr 18, 2013, 10:59 PM|
so this one is pretty scale then I suppose
|Apr 18, 2013, 11:10 PM|
I can't wait for this to finally show up at my LHS. I think I may go down there tomorrow after work and preorder one. I already have all the rest of the components so why not .
|Apr 18, 2013, 11:42 PM|
Whoa! The price tag on this one is $170!
That would be what it would cost to get one of Pat's 1:8 scale planes RTF. And they would weigh half as much!
|Apr 21, 2013, 04:47 PM|
I'm excited to see this in person. I think this might be my first wooden plane. I have a real soft spot for the J-3.
|Apr 22, 2013, 03:42 PM|
Hemet, California, United States
Joined Aug 2001
This little Cub looks good to me. $170 might be a tad high, but not too bad. If this Cub doesn't sell well, that price will come down. I'm not going to be the first on my block to have one, but I am interested.
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