THE PERFECT "BUILD IT YOURSELF" PLANE FOR BEGINNERS
If you’re new to balsa modelling and radio-control, the Balsa Basics Cub is the ideal trainer.
Easy To Build
Designed for absolute beginners, you can build this aircraft from start to finish in a matter of a few hours. Chunky, precision laser-cut parts fit together seamlessly to build up a sturdy airframe - it’s so intuitive to assemble.
The fuselage is built as a box with strong, interlocking ply formers and the wing “self jigs” around a plywood spar.
Easy To Fly
In terms of flying, the Cub's predictable characteristics and almost “autopilot-like” handling makes it incredibly easy to learn on.
It almost flies itself!
You need only to use small inputs on the controls to point the aircraft in the right direction and most of the time the Cub is happiest cruising along at minimum throttle.
If the mood takes you, the Cub 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 42” (1047mm) wingspan, you’ll also be able to take on windier conditions and a pair of quality 2.5" semi-pneumatic rubber wheels make for smooth take-offs and easy landings.
Even if you are an expert builder and pilot, this is a great aircraft to keep in your squadron.
INCLUDED IN YOUR KIT
- 1x sheet of 3mm ply parts
- 7x sheets of balsa parts
- Landing gear wire
- Push rod wire
- Control horns
- Thin wooden dowel
- Emax MT2213-920KV Motor
- 30A ESC
- Emax 1045 propeller
- 4x 9g Servos
- 1x XT60 battery connector
- Motor hardware
- Servo extension wires
- RadioLink 8ch Transmitter/Receiver
- 2m roll of Cub Yellow Polyester heat shrink covering
- Pair of 2.5" semi-pneumatic rubber wheels
- Self-adhesive markings sheet
YOU WILL NEED
- 1x 11.1V 2200mah 20C 3s Lipo Battery with XT60 connector
- Battery charger
- Modelling iron or alternative to attach covering
Most orders are shipped via Royal Mail’s Tracked 48 service.
For larger or heavier orders, we use UKMail/DHL to deliver your package on a Next Working Day service.
Shipping is free to UK Mainland addresses for orders over £30.00, otherwise we charge £6.00 for Royal Mail Tracked 48 parcels and £12.00 for UKMail/DHL Nest Working Day.
Items that fit within Royal Mail International Tracked Medium Parcel parameters (59cm x 17cm x 15cm weighing less than 2kg) can be sent to most countries outside the UK.
For example up to 3 of our smaller 18” wingspan kits can fit into one of these parcels.
A parcel like this currently costs around £14 to Europe and around £18 to send to the USA and will take up to 3 weeks to arrive. This is because Royal Mail hands over the parcel to the local Post Office service for your country who have to clear it through customs and then deliver it to you.
The Royal Mail tracking code also transfers over to the tracking for your country’s postal service.
For items that do not fit within Royal Mail International Tracked Medium Parcel parameters, we use standard international couriers such as DHL, FedEx and UPS.
These companies use something called volumetric weights to calculate the cost of shipping.
For example, a Balsa Basics RC bundle kit that measures 102cm x 34cm x 16cm and weighs 2.5 kg is actually calculated at 14kg!
This makes these very expensive to send outside the UK - a large kit can cost nearly £40 to send to France.