Learn to Build, Learn to Fly
The Balsa Simple Cub is the start of a new phase for the Vintage Model Company. The Balsa Basics Series is envisioned as a ‘next step’ for those wanting to venture into more traditional model aviation materials without intimidation. Balsa has a reputation for being hard to get into, complex and fragile, so we've created a range of robust fun flyers that are easy to assemble and staightforward to fly. The Cub is the first in this range, for good reason - it's the ideal trainer.
Designed for Beginners and Experts
Being a 3-channel aircraft, you can develop your skills from the ground up. Most of the time the Cub is happiest cruising along at minimum throttle, however, it can also perform basic aerobatics such as loops and wingovers. Flight times with the recommended battery can be up to 20 minutes on calm days. With a large 1000mm wingspan, you’ll also be able to take on windier conditions. Even if you are an expert builder and pilot, this is a great aircraft to keep in your squadron.
Build It with Video Instructions
Unlike many of our other more complicated kits, the Balsa Simple Cub doesn't need to be built over a plan and can be constructed on a normal sized table with some basic tools. All you need is to follow this video along step-by-step.
Needed to Complete
Electronics Power Pack
This plane is designed work with Power Pack B which includes your motor, Electronic Speed Controller (ESC), servos and more.
Battery and Charger
We don't currently supply batteries and chargers. For information on where to get those from other retailers, visit this page.
We stock the Spektrum DXe Transmitter and Reciever Set. It is a great beginner radio that can be used to control this and other future models.
You can cover this model with tissue, iron-on films such as Oracover, or simply use coloured packaging tape (which works extremely well).
We'd recommend you use super glue with models in this range for speedy builds. Roket Hot is a great option.
This kit does not come with wheels. You can choose your own or go with these 3" rubber wheels.
- 1x Sheet of 3mm Ply parts
- 7x Sheets of balsa parts
- Landing gear wire
- Push rod wire
- Control horns
- Thin wooden dowel
*Wheels not included
Wingspan - 42" / 1070mm
Build Skill Level - Absolute Beginner
Flying Skill Level - Absolute Beginner
Channels - 3 (throttle, rudder and elevator)
Power System - Electric Brushless
Recommended Motor Size - 2212-1050kV (approximately 150w)
Propeller Size - 9x4.5
Recommended ESC Size - 35A
Recommended Battery - 1000mah-2200mah 3s Lipo
Servo Size - 9g