Parkzone J3-Cub Ultra Micro question...... - RC Groups
Thread Tools
Feb 25, 2010, 12:05 PM
Registered User
luv2fly's Avatar

Parkzone J3-Cub Ultra Micro question......

Is this model only meant to be flown indoors?
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Feb 26, 2010, 02:43 PM
Registered User
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, 03:00 PM
Fly DW foamies!
appleflyer's Avatar
you can fly it outside on a calm day with vary little wind.
Feb 26, 2010, 05:56 PM
Xpress..'s Avatar
Nope. You can fly it anywhere there is no wind
May 07, 2010, 11:29 PM
Segelfliegen bedeutet Freiheit
SkyCadet's Avatar

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.

May 08, 2010, 01:32 AM
Foam flogger
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, 10:15 AM
Registered User
Capt Buddy's Avatar
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, 02:44 AM
Registered User
restlessswind's Avatar
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.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Article ParkZone Ultra-Micro J-3 Cub BNF & RTF Reviews Michael Heer Micro Ready-to-Fly 111 Mar 01, 2015 04:24 PM
Discussion Ultra Micro J3 Cub Mods? dariend Micro Ready-to-Fly 379 Jan 23, 2015 09:09 PM
Discussion Ultra Micro J3 Cub and P51 dariend Micro Ready-to-Fly 0 Feb 19, 2010 11:46 AM
Discussion Parkzone J3 Cub BL Li-Po charger question cpd32 Batteries and Chargers 1 Feb 06, 2010 05:38 AM
Discussion New ParkZone J3 Cub Micro? finchkid24 Scratchbuilt Indoor and Micro Models 1 Nov 18, 2009 03:33 PM