Balsa Basics Super Cub | 42" 4-Ch RC Kit

Build and fly the Super Cub trainer | 4 Channel RC | Includes iron-on polyester covering

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Product Details


You’re a control freak - we get that…

Not content with a simple 3-channel RC set up, you want the full monty - give me those ailerons baby!

You want those graceful arcing turns. You want the effortless wing-overs. You want realistic scale flying.

The Balsa Basics Super Cub is the 4-channel RC sibling to the standard Cub and in fact shares its fuselage but introduces an aileron wing for full flight control.

Think of the Super Cub as the perfect stepping stone towards the more fearsome 4-channel beasts like the Spitfire and Hurricane.

Here you can get to grips with exactly how motor, ailerons, rudder and elevator combine at sensible forgiving speeds before things get way faster with the Balsa Basics warbirds.

In common with all Balsa Basics models, you can pretty much build the kit on Saturday and fly the model on Sunday with easy to follow step-by-step instructions and chunky laser-cut balsa and ply wood parts that slot together before glueing.

Flight times with the recommended battery can be up to 20 minutes on calm days.

The large 42" (1047mm) wingspan, lets you take on windier conditions and a pair of quality 2.5" semi-pneumatic rubber wheels make for smooth take-offs and easy landings.

There really is nothing like building and flying your own model - so get started today!



  • 1x sheet of 3mm Ply parts
  • 7x sheets of balsa parts
  • Landing gear wire
  • Push rod wire
  • Control horns
  • Thin wooden dowel
  • Set of self-adhesive stickers
  • Pair of semi-pneumatic wheels
  • 2m roll of CubYellow polyester heat-shrink covering


  • Cyano-acrylate glue
  • Epoxy
  • Paints
  • Motor and electronics
  • Radio control gear
  • Battery
Help & Resources


Most orders are shipped via Royal Mail’s Tracked 48 service.

We are in the middle of nowhere and so our Royal Mail collection is at around 1pm.


An order placed before 12pm on Monday should be with you on Wednesday.

An order placed after 12pm on Monday should be with you on Thursday.

For larger or heavier orders, we use UKMail/DHL to deliver your package on a Next Working Day service.


An order placed before 10am on Monday should be with you on Tuesday.

An order placed after 10am on Monday should be with you on Wednesday.

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 Next Working Day.


Royal Mail considers Northern Ireland, Scottish Highlands and UK Islands as part of the UK and so does not charge a premium for deliveries.

Pretty much all other UK couriers have surcharges for deliveries to the following postcodes: IV, HS, KA27-28, KW, PA20-49, PA60-78, PH17-26, PH30-44, PH49-50, ZE, BT, IM, TR21-25

If you live in one of these postcodes and the parcel size of your order is outside Royal Mail's dimensions, you will have to pay a surcharge.

Our system is not clever enough to work this out and so if your order attracts a surcharge, we will contact you before despatch to see if you would like to pay the surcharge and proceed with the order or cancel and receive a full refund.



Smaller items

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.

Larger items

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.

Reviews (2)
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2 Reviews:

Super Cub
07 May 2023  | 

This is a great kit, easy to build, compact sized and flies very well. Although small it looks good in the air and easy to track. Would suit a beginner for building, the wing has less dihedral and ailerons meaning it needs a little experience to fly.

Super Cub
07 May 2023  | 

I loved the build of this, it was so straight forward and easy. Mods make were to reinforce the fuselage where the wing dowels go through, a couple of washers behind the motor to give some right sided offset and the addition of a larger rudder servo and tail steering. The cub flies like a dream. When the wind picks up it does get buffeted about a bit though. A great introduction to balsa RC plane building.