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42" Balsa Basics Simple Cub 3ch Trainer

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42" (1070mm)

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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-1500mah 3s 30c Lipo
Recommended Battery Charger -
Servo Size - 9g 

How To Build It

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. 

What is the Balsa Basics Simple Cub?

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. The Vintage Model Company has therefore teamed up with the Flite Test to bring you this new range of simple, robust and fun flyers made primarily of wood. 

As with Flite Test's foam board, the Balsa Simple Cub goes together with common build techniques. This model will teach you how traditional model aircraft go together with chunky wing ribs and fuselage formers that slot together without the need for a printed plan. This speeds ups your build time meaning you can have a virtually finished airframe ready for covering in just a couple of hours.

The Cub is an ideal trainer. 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

Kit Contents: 

  • 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  

What Do I Need To Complete My Cub?

To complete this kit, we recommend that you also purchase:

  • Covering material 
  • Spektrum DXE digital radio system w/ar610 reciever 
  • Flite Test Power Pack B 
  • Turnigy 1300mah 3s 30c Lipo Battery -
  • Charger -

Of course, you can use your own radio system and R/C electronics with this kit. See Flite Test Power Pack B for motor, ESC and servo specs.

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We can ship to virtually any address in the world. Please note that there are restrictions on some products (in particular LiPo batteries and flammable dopes, etc.) and some products cannot be shipped to international destinations.

When you place an order, the shipping cost to your location will be displayed on the check out page. If your order includes large or bulky items, we may contact you to request further payment to cover oversize shipping charges. If you decide not to proceed with the order, we will give you a full refund.

Returns Policy
If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, simply return the item to us in its original condition within 14 days of receipt.

Returned items should be unused and must be returned in original packaging with any enclosed documentation. The item is your responsibility until it reaches us and the cost of returning the item to us is your responsibility too. Therefore, for your own protection, we recommend that you send the parcel using a delivery service that insures you for the value of the goods. Delivery charges are only refundable where goods are faulty and a refund is made.