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Feb 25, 2010, 11:05 AM
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Parkzone J3-Cub Ultra Micro question......


Is this model only meant to be flown indoors?
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Feb 26, 2010, 01:43 PM
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I suspect you should go over to the micro RTF forum, lots of discussion over there...seems many are flying outside as well.
Feb 26, 2010, 02:00 PM
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you can fly it outside on a calm day with vary little wind.
Feb 26, 2010, 04:56 PM
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Nope. You can fly it anywhere there is no wind
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May 07, 2010, 10:29 PM
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J3 Micro outdoors!


In response to whether these can fly outdoors, YES THEY CAN!!

My little J3 is a hoot to fly in my daughter's school yard [allowed apparently].

I did a mod that I feel is worth mentioning to those wishing to fly in up to 5km/h [3mph] wind:

First, I used weldbond white glue diluted to 30% and applied it to the front cowling, behind the prop [threaded off prop first!] in around the under side battery bay to behind the gear [flat point before taper on tail], and then used 50% WG under the wind roots near the fuse, and tail [elevator] section, as well as the wing tips where they round.

I then also added WG full strength about the gear roots near the fuse, and let dry - added very little weight, but added a LOT of strength.

The modified re-inforced cub flies like a champ, can even handle a wingtip stall at 10' [happened today in 3km/h gust that stalled the tip during a sharp turn]. no damage.

The gear holds up to short grass landings, and even nosedives due to lousy pilot error [me!]. Other than the very occasional shaft straightening, I can fly this outdoors like crazy.

I highly recommend this mod for this plane anyway, as it really adds around 3x or more strength to the airframe, yet only a tiny added weight. can fly level at 1/3 throttle easily, very easy to re-trim.

Darren/Skycadet
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May 08, 2010, 12:32 AM
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I've ONLY flown mine outside. It can handle a fair breeze if it's steady, swirling winds are a little tougher. It's a great little flier.
May 08, 2010, 09:15 AM
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Thats a great idea sky cadet. I have only flown mine outdoors, and I know i have had it in 5+ mph wind, its a pain in the a@# but it has survived many nose dives, stalls and any other kinda of crashes with just nicks and scratches and bent prop shafts but ive never had to replace anything yet, just bend back the propshaft, and glue the nose. I love this little plane, i just hope my new Super Cub is half as durable!
May 09, 2010, 01:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Belem
I've ONLY flown mine outside. It can handle a fair breeze if it's steady, swirling winds are a little tougher. It's a great little flier.
Agreed! Just stay upwind as a strong draft will push the plane in reverse. It's really cool when you can get a horizontal hover going on.


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