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Mar 08, 2017, 04:04 AM
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HobbyKing Piper J-3 Cub 70" Balsa Wood Kit


HobbyKing Piper J-3 Cub 70" Balsa Wood Kit
Has anyone any experience with this kit, or is it all too new?

https://hobbyking.com/en_us/j3-1800m...___store=en_us
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Mar 08, 2017, 01:08 PM
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No experience with the HK kit, Comments: Lightening holes in fuselage sides will show through covering material, landing gear fairings don't look scale-like, looks like no dummy engine and shroud assembly is provided. Model should be easy and relatively quick to assemble. Battery access/compartment not shown. Cub models need side door/window functional for battery change access with magnets and keepers to hold side door/window shut in flight. The Sig 1/6 scale Cub is more scale-like but an experienced builder's model, The Sig 1/5 scale Cub is bigger but an easier build, comes with dummy Cub engine. Don't fly any model tail heavy, a little nose down attitude is better for the maiden with moderate elevator throw and good tail -dragger take off technique letting speed build gradually and taking off with little or no up elevator when model is ready around 3/4 throttle. I think that everybody should have some stick time with a Cub. Pic is of my Sig 1/6 scale Cub.

BTW, Here's a nice looking HK ARF J-3 from HK:

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...ng-Navy-J3-Cub
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Mar 08, 2017, 07:17 PM
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also on banggood


there are better pictures of this model on banggood
http://www.banggood.com/Piper-J-3-Cu...l?rmmds=search

my guess is that its a "ele rc" kit since it has the same style as there others (designed my non-rc people)
One thing that stands out is that the side door is totally not scale and the landing gear while crude has suspension springs.

oh also has full strip ailerons ; again not scale

http://img.banggood.com/file/product...3%20Manual.pdf
Mar 09, 2017, 03:30 AM
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[QUOTE=E-Challenged;37050913]looks like no dummy engine and shroud assembly is provided.


E-Challenged: I missed the obvious issue of no dummy engine. The initial attraction is that it is a builders kit. Agreed that the SIG kit looks like a better build.
Mar 09, 2017, 07:47 AM
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I don't know what the cost would be landed at your front door aerotony, but if the extra for the SIG kit is anywhere near affordable, I'd go with that.

For me, there are so many things that I don't like about the HK offering - as a kit to build, and as a finished entity - that I tend to agree with my learned friend above and would guess that it hasn't been designed by anyone with any major RC experience.
Mar 09, 2017, 11:04 AM
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I think that HK has a scale looking foamie ARF standard yellow and Navy J-3 Cubs that fly Cub- like and have nice detailing if you don't abhor foam/ARF models. I have the foam Dynam WACO YMF-5 and really enjoy flying it.
Jul 24, 2017, 06:01 AM
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HK Piper j3 1800 mm


Recently noticed this topic, I am building one at the moment.
Replaced the LDG and modified the cockpit doors to a bit more scale like look.
So far it's a real puzzle to build but for me this is part of the fun!
Jul 24, 2017, 11:27 AM
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Added a little bit of Cub yellow today, and the tailwheel!
Jul 25, 2017, 06:55 AM
So I'M meant to be in control?
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Nearly done, then!
Aug 05, 2017, 05:46 AM
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Progress


Installed stabilizer with elevators and struts made of 2 mm carbon and 4 cut quick links.


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