42" Balsa Basics Cub and Electronics Pack

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A Complete Airframe and Electronics Pack

This is a full aircraft and power electronics combo to build a Balsa Basics Cub. If you want to get your electronics at the same time as your airframe kit, this is the bundle to get. For complete beginners who need a radio set, charger, battery and other essential investments to get started in the R/C hobby, see the 42" Balsa Basics Cub Full Beginner Bundle. This pack includes the model kit, motor, speed controller, servos, battery connector, sticker sheet, hardware and wheels.


The Perfect 'Build-it-yourself' Plane for Beginners

The Cub is an ideal trainer. Being a 3-channel aircraft, you can develop your skills from the ground up. You can build this aircraft from start to finish in a matter of hours (although you can take your time sanding, detailing and finishing). Chunky components result in a sturdy airframe that is intuitive to assemble.

In terms of flying, the Balsa Cub's predictable characteristics and auto-pilot like handling makes it incredibly easy to learn on! It almost flies itself meaning you need only use small inputs on the controls to point the aircraft in the right direction. 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. 


Kit Contents: 

  • 1x Sheet of 3mm Ply parts 
  • 7x Sheets of balsa parts 
  • Landing gear wire
  • Push rod wire
  • Control horns
  • Thin wooden dowel
  • 1x Emax MT2213-920KV Motor
  • 1x 25A ESC
  • 1x Emax 1045 propeller
  • 4x 9g Servos
  • 1x XT60 battery connector
  • Motor hardware
  • Servo extension wires
  • 2x 2.5" semi-pneumatic rubber wheels
  • Set of self-adhesive stickers




Detailed Specs

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 - Emax MT2213-920KV (approximately 150w)
Propeller Size -  1045
Recommended ESC - Emax 25A
Recommended Battery - 1300mah-2200mah 3s Lipo
Servo Size - (2x) 9g


Download written instructions for the Balsa Basics Cub here:Balsa Basics Cub Instructions

42" (1070mm)


  • 5
    Great quality

    Posted by Bill Lawrence on 8th Feb 2021

    Having recently returned to aero modelling and only so far built a couple of gliders I wanted to build an electric powered trainer to re-learn RC flying as its been a long break, therefore I wanted a fairly robust steady flyer, I was bought this kit by my family and it is really is worth every penny, the quality of the wood is very good and lazer cutting is excellent ,far superior than the stamped out kits I remember from the 1970s, all the parts fitted together well and even though I built using aliphatic glue rather than super glue and had to change the sequence slightly it was an enjoyable build, I'm more used to scratch building from plans but this kit was a nice change, it is ideal for a complete novice with the detailed building guide and not having to use a plane or building board but is also a quick build for the more experienced modellers, though I have not flown it yet due to the current situation I'm sure it'll fly well, it balanced perfectly after fitting a battery, the electronic parts of the kit were easy to work out and fit especially as it was my first ever electric powered model, all in all a nice model, easy and quick to build, when finished it looks good too,