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This is an all in one starter package with all the gear you need to kick start you into the radio control hobby. With an easy to build and easy to fly model kit, motor, speed controller, servos, a transmitter and receiver set, battery, charger, yellow covering material, and even some rubber wheels, you don't need to go anywhere else for electronics or hardware - it's all here! Investing in a great flying model with electronics and gear you can use in future projects is a great way to go.
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 Basics 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.
Included in the Bundle
42" Balsa Basics Cub Kit
Easy to build, easy to fly.
Electronics Power Pack
This plane is designed to work with our standard power electronics which includes brushless motor, Electronic Speed Controller (ESC), servos and more.
Battery and Charger
The pack comes with a 3s LiPo battery that will provide you with over 15 minutes of flying and a quality balance charger that is easy to use. Simply plug in the battery to start charging.
We're providing you with a fantastic 8 channel (yes 8!) entry level radio with plenty of features. It's simple but it can grow with you. Not only do you get a transmitter, you also get a receiver along with it.
To finish your Cub, you'll need to apply covering. We've included a roll of polyester heat shrink covering in the kit for a quick and easy finishing process. You can of course use alternative coverings if you prefer.
This kit comes with a pair of quality 2.5" semi-pneumatic rubber wheels for smooth take-offs and easy landings.
- 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
- 1x RadioLink 8ch Transmitter
- 1x RadioLink receiver
- 1x 1300mah 3s Lipo Battery
- 1x Lipo Charger AC 1.2A 11W 2-3s
- 1x roll of polyester heat shrink covering
- 2x 2.5" semi-pneumatic rubber wheels
BALSA BASICS CUB INSTRUCTIONS
Download written instructions for the Balsa Basics Cub here:Balsa Basics Cub Instructions
- 42" (1070mm)