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Old Jul 17, 2014, 03:01 AM
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New Product
E-Flite Clipped Wing Cub 250 ARF

Nice new addition

The E-flite® Clipped Wing J-3 Cub 250 ARF airplane is the perfect little scale aerobat. Charming, classic and iconic are just a few of the characteristics for which the J-3 Cub is renowned. With its wings clipped and just a few more horses inside the cowling, pilots get all the freedom the J-3 promises, plus the thrill of a more spirited flying experience. E-flite respectfully captures the Clipped Wing variant with a light weight, all-wood structure in a way that authentically preserves the distinctive outline yet delivers a fun-to-fly model that’s ideal for park environments.
This little gem of an airplane is even better when equipped with the new Spektrum™ AR6335 6-channel AS3X® Nanolite receiver because it helps counter the effects of wind and turbulence to deliver rock-solid handling. Even more satisfying is the short amount of time needed to get this charmer flight-ready, thanks to great features like the painted cowling with engine detail, streamlined wheel pants, finished wire landing gear, factory-installed tail surfaces and completely hinged control surfaces. When completed with all the recommended E-flite and Spektrum accessories, pilots will enjoy a model based on the American aviation classic made cool with good old-fashion American ingenuity

KEY FEATURES

True-to-scale proportions
Ultra-lightweight, balsa and plywood construction
Genuine Hangar 9® UltraCote® ParkLite™ covering
Ready-to-mount the E-flite® Park 250 motor
Painted cowling with engine detail
Clear windshield and side windows
Streamlined wheel pants and finished wire landing gear
Large magnetic battery hatch
Factory-installed tail surfaces with hinged control surfaces
Complete hardware package and steerable tailwheel
SPECIFICATION

Plane Type: Park Flyer
Experience Level: Intermediate
Fuel Type: Electric
Power Plant Size: 180-250 Electric
Overall Length: 600mm (23.7 in)
Wing area: 168 sq in (10.9 sq dm)
Wingspan: 780mm (30.7 in)
Flying weight: 254–263 g (8.95–9.30 oz)
Motor Size: 250-size brushless
Prop Size: 7x4E thin electric propeller
Speed Control: 10-amp brushless ESC
Radio: 4+ channels
Battery: 2S 7.4V 430–450mAh, 20–30C Li-Po
Servos: (4) super sub-micro servos
Covering Colors: Hangar 9® UltraCote® ParkLite™ Cub Yellow and Black
Center of Gravity: 35–45mm back from the leading edge
Rec. Environment: Indoor/Outdoor
Flaps: No
Approx. Flying Time: 6–8 minutes
Hardware Included: Yes
Assembly Required: Yes





















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Old Jul 17, 2014, 05:18 AM
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On the hunt for a new bird and just saw this. Seeing as you are the man in the know Chuck, any idea when OMP might have this in stuck? Looks nice.
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Old Jul 17, 2014, 05:53 AM
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On the hunt for a new bird and just saw this. Seeing as you are the man in the know Chuck, any idea when OMP might have this in stuck? Looks nice.
have no idea, i saw this on the HH site in the UK it still wasn't up on the USA site modelflight doesn't have it up yet either

usually they are a couple of months away

cheers chuck
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Old Jul 17, 2014, 01:05 PM
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http://www.horizonhobby.com/products...arf-EFL5055#t2

Hmmmm...........very pretty, indeed.

Wonder what the all-up $$$$ is likely to be.

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Old Jul 17, 2014, 02:57 PM
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Sweet and wood!!

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Old Jul 17, 2014, 08:34 PM
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Another beautiful bird at a nice light weight , like the 250 sized motored WW1 biplanes they used to make , I like how they fly , I will need one of these also
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Old Jul 17, 2014, 09:10 PM
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Sure looks a lot like the EFlite 250 grasshopper but with yellow skin and wheel pants.
Are there any other differences I'm missing?
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Old Jul 17, 2014, 09:19 PM
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Sure looks a lot like the EFlite 250 grasshopper but with yellow skin and wheel pants.
Are there any other differences I'm missing?
Looks like the only difference is the wingspan, the grasshopper not being clipped.
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Old Jul 18, 2014, 09:13 AM
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Video is up.

Clipped Wing Cub 250 ARF by E-flite (2 min 27 sec)
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Old Jul 18, 2014, 10:01 AM
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That sure is a smile maker
They just keep getting better !
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Old Jul 18, 2014, 11:38 AM
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Any Idea when they will be in stock in the USA? Just BO one!
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Old Jul 18, 2014, 05:01 PM
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If it flies anything like the Grasshopper it'll be a winner. The Grasshopper has been one of the best little planes I've ever flown.
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Old Jul 19, 2014, 10:01 AM
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Pretty much looks like the old EFL L-4 Grasshopper. I enjoyed flying the L-4. A nice parkflyer sized model which was pretty robust with a few modifications. The dimensions match up pretty well except for wingspan. Battery hatch, windscreen, and cowl look identical except for color. Servo and motor mounts look identical.

A few things I noticed:

- Wings are now glued in place. The L-4 had a nasty habit of the wings popping off the magnetic mount at the TE. This should be a non-issue now.

- Looks like it's the same gear with fixed cross braces (meant to mimic the shock cord mounts on the full size). This is an issue on the old L-4 as it's too rigid and can't absorb a hard landing, bending axles as a result. On my 53" Super Cub, the upper and lower braces between the wheels are not rigidly secured (See photo below, note the gap between the braces). This allows the gear to flex. I wonder if it's possible to detach the braces on this one?

- Wing struts are simply pinned in place. You must inspect regularly to make sure the mounting tubes don't loosen. Always check to make sure the struts are secure during pre-flight!

- They are still recommending the Park 250 with the accompanying issues in trying to press the shaft through to use a prop collet. I understand some ruined their motors attempting this. If it were my plane, I would use the Park 280 instead to simplify the install as it has the proper extended shaft. There is a ply spacer used with the 250 so removing it should allow plenty of room for the 280. I also recall the original L-4 with the Park 250 was tail heavy to start with (you had to push the battery right forward into the cowl), so a bit extra nose weight with the 280 should be welcome. The 280 has a lower KV which should allow for a bit more prop so you can either increase pitch speed (7x5 or 7x6?) or get more thrust by increasing diameter (APC 8x3.8 or GWS 8x4). These larger props might push the motor so exercise some throttle management! I always felt the Park 250 with the 7x4 prop was anemic in terms of thrust (it's probably very scale), so the 280 with a larger prop would help.
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Old Jul 19, 2014, 11:17 AM
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Very cool, I like it!
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Old Jul 19, 2014, 08:34 PM
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I'm in.

I like my L4 on 2s but I Love my L4 on 3s!
This will be my first HH purchase in over a year.
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