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Posted by flyinjrc74 | Mar 16, 2014 @ 10:24 PM | 14,453 Views
In my attempt to have a CarbonZ Cub I wanted one that is one of a kind with lights and strobes. Should look really cool sitting on the water when it warms up when in float mode.

I am flying mine on 5S 4500 lipos using a APC 15x6 prop because I just don't think hovering a cub 3D on pontoons over a lake looks very life-like! I am very impressed with everything about this airplane with the exception of the 6" hard foam tires, I opted for Dubro 5" inflatables until my 6" Kavans show up from SIG.

It will take about 2 hours to assemble and have it ready to fly, add 1/2 hour if you bought the optional floats. Easiest floats to assemble hands down!

I also tossed out the rx because you cannot disable the stabilization unless you disconnect the battery once you have activated it. I am using a 9 channel Orange Spektrum compatible rx with two satellites to guide this cub. Anyways I just wanted to show off the lights and I recommend this plane to anyone with the desire to have a large scale foamy!


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Carbon Z Cub with Nav and Strobe Lights (0 min 31 sec)




CarbonZ Cub Taxi Test with Navigation and Strobe Lights (0 min 59 sec)
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Posted by flyinjrc74 | Mar 03, 2014 @ 11:28 PM | 12,824 Views
I had been searching for one of these kits for quite some time now. My friend Rick showed me his Gemini a year or so ago and I ask him everytime I see him "are you ready to sell me that Gemini?" quickly followed by a big NO!

Well I can quit asking him now, I found one NIB last week on RCU for $75 shipped. Never building or owning any Multiplex aircraft I was surprised on how well it was packaged. It got much better from there, the foam requires ca and not epoxy making assembly much faster. I used thick gap filling with kicker. All of the plastic parts fit into the foam parts with super precision. I was able to finish it in around 7 hours start to finish. There were no missing pieces and assembly was a breeze. If you build one apply stickers to top side of lower wing before gluing and the tailwheel was modded slightly because the way I saw it in the instructions I would be working on it later making a fix more difficult. I basically used a ez connector to assure the tailwheel arm would stay connected to the rudder steering horn. There wasnt any other problems encountered.

I used a RcTimer 1120kv outrunner and 30a esc swinging a apc 10x7 prop. The servos are 9g and I added a orange stabilzation unit to test out. This is the first airplane I have tried to use stabilization in so I will keep you posted on how that works out. I also added a 10mm led landing light inside the scoop below the spinner just for kicks!

The plane is sturdy and very light even with a 3s 2200 lipo inside. I can assure you another Multiplex airplane will be on my bench soon as I am very impressed with my first experience I had with Multiplex and their Gemini!