Teach yourself to fly RC by mastering the basics of throttle, steering and pitch control with the HobbyZone® Super Cub LP. The Super Cub LP brings together great scale looks and gentle flying characteristics in this classic Cub trainer.
Beyond being a great way to teach yourself to fly, the HobbyZone Super Cub LP also offers you exciting options that you simply won’t find in any other RC plane like it. Options like HobbyZone’s exclusive X-Port™ technology that lets you add remotely controlled functions like parachute drops (requires Aerial Drop Module™ - sold separately). There’s also an optional float kit (sold separately) that lets you turn any lake or pond into a back country, bush-flying adventure. As with all HobbyZone airplanes, the Super Cub LP comes with everything you need to get flying in this box and can be flight-ready in as little time as it takes you to charge the battery pack.
HobbyZone’s Innovative Anti-Crash Technology
Anti-Crash Technology (ACT™) makes teaching yourself to fly easier and safer than ever before. With ACT, anyone can fly.
Here’s how it works:
HobbyZone’s exclusive Anti-Crash Technology (ACT™) ensures your first flights are smooth and stable by using special optical sensors and software that analyze your flight path. If ACT “sees” you are losing control and entering a steep dive, it reacts quickly to help prevent a crash by actually helping you regain control. After you’ve mastered the basics, you can flip the switch on the transmitter, even while in flight, and turn Anti-Crash Technology off. With ACT off, your Super Cub LP will be capable of more advanced maneuvers such as steep turns and loops.
After flying the Super Cub on the stock motor I added a brushless motor with a 30 amp ESC, and also added landing flaps and ailerons, using 9g servos. I have also installed a bay for my camera so I can video the flights. This is a beast now, I love the stock airframe because there is plenty of room for additions. I am currently flying with the snow skiis and it is great.
I've been flying for more than 3 years and training students for over a year. Almost consistently I recommend this plane to beginners, since it's foam and easily repaired, relatively easy to fly, and can easily be configured to fly teathered to a second transmitter for training purposes. I've added ailerons, a larger motor, and speed control for limited aerobatics.
Taught myself how to fly with this plane. The poor plane suffered several crashes while I learned and I was able to easily repair it each time. Real fun to take up high and cut the engine and fly as a glider. Managed to catch some thermal one day and it was great watching it zoom up in the hot air. Definitely a fun little plane to fly that is relaxing and enjoyable to fly.
I've had my Super Cub for about a year now. I have, since learning to fly it, modded it and built a 2nd one, however, this was the best plane to learn on without ailerons!! Now that I can fly it very very well, I have ailerons, flaps, and lights on my wing and have changed the motor to a brushless 450 from eflite along with my own receiver and everything.
I've wanted to fly RC for 30+ years now. I often watched guys with their planes at a local track/soccer field. I had no experience in RC anything, much less planes. I studied up on aerodynamics, RC Super Cub forums and watched a lot of Youtube clips.
The Super Cub LP was a match made in heaven for me. I, by choice wanted to learn flight all by myself and I can say it's a great hobby for me. The Cub is great for beginners and because they are so sturdy and eventually easy to fly I am glad I bought it. The Hobby Zone guys offer great support as well.
As terrible a pilot I was in the beginning....now I am quite confident and accomplished. I have hit 3 trees, a few fences, a couple of serious nose dives, cart wheel landings, "noser" landings etc. Sure, the Cub's pretty beat up but with elmers glue all, some gorilla glue, adhesive tape she looks as good as new.
4 months ago I was pretty bad...today people like to watch me fly around the very same field I was crashing in......I always recommend the Super Cub to them.
In summary, if you want to start RC flying get this plane and practice on FMS then go out and conquer the world......you can do it!
I keep a journal or flight log after every flight...Im on #40 now, and often re-read my first 10 or so flights and chuckle. Eventually I'll move up from the Cubby, but for now its the best hobby I"ve ever had.
I've flown free flight, gliders and control line airplanes. The Super Cub and Mini Cub are the first R/C Airplanes. I feel the Super Cub is easier to fly than the Mini Cub. The replacement parts are available at a reasonable cost. I fly in a cow field. And find it nice that I can remove landing gear when grass is too high to land comfortably. It is a real joy to fly.
Very good service . . . thank you.
This is a fantastic plane, and a joy to fly. Incredibly durable. We are beginners and we've had some impressive crashes, including a direct nose dive at full power into the ground from 100 feet; a crash into a soccer goal; a light post and a fence. We've broken two motor mounts, a wing, and snapped the fuselage completely in half twice. Some hot glue and duct tape and we get back flying. And we are still on the original plane! Incredible fun!
If you are looking for a inexpensive easy-to-fly entry level plane this is the plane for you. Upon first examination one thinks this is just another cheap foam plane that will be dust the first time it hits the ground . . nothing could be farther from the truth. The foam construction of the fuselage and wings is very durable and can withstand some abuse with no show of damage. We have had encounters with trees, high grass and crashes and have yet to replace a wing or fuselage. After well over 100 flights the only part we have replaced is the plastic wing struts. As for ease of flight this bird just about flies itself once in the air. For beginners using the ACT and avoiding drastic control input guarantees a successful flight. Once you are at home with the Super Cub turn off the ACT and have some fun with loops, dives, hammerhead turns and when you really get good some inverted on a limited basis is achievable. All in all this plane is well worth the money and a lot of fun to fly.
This is by far the best beginner plane and an amazing value for the price! I gave the appearance 4 stars only because of the black windows. The plane itself flies really easily! A beginner can do loops on the first flight if you're cautious! If you let go of the controls when trimmed properly, the plane will fly itself. The durability is incredible! I have had this plane for 2 years and have only broken a cowl ( due to flying in below freezing temperatures ) , and a prop ( due to the stupidity of trying to take off from gravel ). Believe me, when I started flying, my landings weren't too pretty and it stood up to all of them! I am only thirteen and got a little brave flying in wind, rain, and snow, and so far this awesome plane has never failed me!
This product is great for new flyers it is really good for hard beginner landings and durable i really love to fly it... it could be a little heavier so you can fly in a little higher winds. other than that the features on it are really fun to use, mostly the drop module that is really fun to use streamer bombs and the parachute person, i would recomend this to a family member a close friend, even a first time flyer.....
This Plane is awesome. It is GREAT in the air. I have been flying for 30 years now.
I will buy another one for my wife so she can learn to fly.
This is the best beginner plane I have ever purchased. I would recommend it for anyone.
Overall the plane is great, it's just not as durable as it says and it has bad transmitter range. It is not good for anything 20 acres or below. But everything else is great.
I got this to relax with. It flies so easy and handles very well. No surprises with this plane. I put the drop module on it and that thing is just too much fun. If you're looking for an easy, basic plane that is lots of fun to cruise around a park with, this is it..
What a great plane. I've flown this plane well over 10 times now, and it flies great. I plan to add ailerons to it very soon. It's basically a glider, but when put at the throttle, it can easily do loops, stall turns, knife edges. It's a really nice plan for a beginnner, and a great plane for experiments you want to try.
I think I love this plane.
My first RC flight was a little over a year ago. A friend invited me to go fly with him a spring Saturday morning. I flew his Hobbyzone Super Cub that day.
I've fallen in love before, and I know what that's like, but this was different. Two days after my flight with the cub, my wife sent me out to buy myself a Father's Day present. I bought a Super Cub.
Over the next few months Cubby and I got very close. She got her fair share of bruises and a few new parts , but was always nursed back to health. I think I got more out of the deal than she did.
I'm not sure that getting into a relationship should ever be this easy. She was a quick assemble, even for someone as inexperienced as me. In an hour she was ready to go, and only then because I'm not that good at reading directions. At the field I fidgeted while my instructor spent a few minutes lecturing me on how important it is to have the control surfaces straight - put that down to newbie eagerness.
The Cub is a great plane for a beginner to fly. It's slow and gentle, giving the learner lots of time to react. It has enough power to get you out of trouble, but not enough to get you into it. The controller works very well even when the plane gets so far out you can't see what it's doing (at which time, of course, it's time to call for help). It flies well enough that within a half dozen flights I was soloing with her.
And then tragedy struck... We'd had a great couple weeks. Smooth landings, nice weather, everything you could ask for. A few weeks in, one weekend I stayed out at the field to take a flight by myself. All was well. She was lined up for a perfect landing, smooth and level on a perfect glideslope. But there's a sound wall bordering the field, about 10 feet tall, and I drove her right into it. How? How! How did I fly her into the wall?
I walked over to pick her up and carry her broken body home. But there was no damage! None! I straightened out her wing and she was ready to go again. We flew for another two hours.
I love this plane.
I've learned a lot since last summer. The slow and easy flying is a bit boring now; but that's OK, because I know a lot of people who want to learn how to fly. Even though I don't take her up myself much anymore, she still gets more stick time than any of my other planes. All of my kids, their husbands and wives, some friends....at least a dozen people have taken the Cub for a tour, and a few of them have bought their own Cubs. They've all soloed and some have moved on to more advanced craft.
It's seen enough spills and chills to satisfy any thrill seeker, and it's still doing the job. An occasional shot of foam-safe CA, or after a really bad spill a trip home to the hot glue gun is all it takes to get the Cub back in the air.
The latest learner is a twenty-something engineer whom I've brought out to fly only a couple of days. It says a lot about the plane that he soloed on his third effort. One of his last landings was pretty hard, and when he was looking at the Cub on the flight line, he remarked that the landing gear had bent. I told him to bend it back.
His response: "This thing really is indestructible."
Now someone else loves this plane.
I purchased the original Super Cub over a year and a half ago and it's still running like a champ. After my numerous amounts of crashes I've failed to have even a broken wing yet. Now the Super Cub LP is here and it has everything the old one had and more. The ACT, while annoying at times, can save you from many cheap crashes. The best part about it is that when you become more advanced, this product can be somewhat easily modified to accommodate ailerons. Overall, this product is just as good as the old one, yet it has a simpler user interface and is made from more durable material.
This plane is great! I flew this plane at a big field and it was awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But it kinda gets tossed around in the wind. But overall this plane is perfect and I definitely recommend this plane to anyone!
I have had a lot of fun with the Super Cub LP. I recommend it to anyone, especially beginners.
After flying and loving the mini cub, I bought the LP Super Cub. Both of these are fine examples of HobbyZone quality--with one exception--the screws and screwdriver for the landing gear pants and the tail screws are made out of a very cheap, soft steel that doesn't fit the similarly soft supplied screwdriver head very well. Even though I have used an extreme amount of care in using these screws and the included screwdriver they were AGONY to work with since both were stripping out during assembly. I would advise anyone who is assembling this fine model to think about using their own high quality screwdriver or even higher quality screws to assemble this great flying plane!
I was told that the Sky Fly 2 was the greatest plane to start out with if new to RC airplanes. My sources were wrong. The Super Cub is much easier, more realistic, and funnier flying.
My first airplane, first summer. I must have at least 50 flights off the ground and another 50 off water. A very well thought out product, if you run out of battery over the water, motor cuts out, control surfaces still function and once landed enough reserve battery to taxi back.
Repairs are a breeze, any CA glue will do.
Can't wait to get back at it.
Not only do I think that the Super Cub is the best, but I'm finding out that all of Park and Hobby Zone's planes are top quality. I bought 5 planes in two months and 4 in March.
My dad got me a Super Cub so I could learn how to fly my F-18. Well I'm having more fun flying the Super Cub than the F-18.
This is the best plane ever!!!!!!!!!
Takes a licking and keeps on tickin. I haven't flown an RC plane since I was a kid. The first time out I didn't give myself enough room for the maiden flight and my super cub was headed for the trees on take off. The ACT tried to recover me from out of a stall but into the dirt I went. Seems that the plane wasn't high enough for recovery. Suprisingly I was able fly for a second try and had a crash landing. Well that finished my maiden flight. OK I didn't do so well but fortunately I was able to buy parts and repair the damage. Thank goodness for that. So I made my way back to the hangar to repair the broken fuselage and engine firewall. I am doing much better each time I go out. This is an excellent trainer for beginners.
The Super Cub is the best RC I have ever owned. I flew this model well over 100 hours this past summer and would probably shoot 50 take off and landings every day that I fly from a grass runway. I have 4 Lipo batteries and use up all 4 every time I fly. This is a very tough little plane and I recommend it to everyone wanting a good trainer or advance RC model.
When I first flew it, it was a lot easier to fly than my Mini Super Cub. I don't ever fly with ACT. I have gotten a lot better.
This plane has really been a great plane for me to learn on and teach others to fly with it. I have even used the drops, guns, and floats on it and I have really enjoyed flying it as often as possible and now my eight year old nephews fly it on their own when they are over.
I have had this plane about a year. Ihave had flown it 6 battery cycles and I have bounced, cartwheeled, flipped into dirt, power lines, hay bales and one tree. This is the most fun I have had with a hobby in my adult years. It is a tough plane and will take some really hard hits. I just tape and glue it and its back in the air. If you want to self teach to fly I highly reccomend you buy this plane. It is the most fun you can have with your clothes on.
Yes!! That is the best way to put it, the Super Cub LP is a GREAT plane!!! I have had the plane for 2 weeks and i have taken it out to fly almost every day. It is my first plane and a great trainer. I crashed it into the ground while I was trying to fly inverted. The only thing the happened was I broke a wing strut, shattered the cowl, and there was a little crack at the back of the wing that some CA will fix. It still flew after the little spill. Great first for anyone; I strongly recommend this product to any one!!!
My wife gave me the Super Cub as a Christmas present. I've had several Toys R' Us Air Hog helicopters and planes and she thought it would be fun to have a real RC plane. I've had it for a couple of weeks and crashed it up pretty good on two occasions. Took it out in wind that was too strong and drove it right into the ground smashing the cowl and bending the wheel assembly. Total cost of repairs? < $5. I was stoked! You can totally destroy this thing, and be back in the air for less than $10 for most repairs. You have to destroy the fuselage, tail assembly, or wing before you get into the $10+ range for repairs. I'm sure that an experienced flier wouldn't be impressed with the Super Cub but if you are a beginner like me, nothing beats it.
Got this Super Cub LP for 179 plus tax out the door. Its very simple to put together to start flying. The longest part is waiting for your lipo to charge, but the charger that comes with the planes charges at 1.3amps so will charge a fully discharged battery in a hour. I'm a first time flier so thought 3channel was way to go for my first plane. Has more than enough power to take off and gain altitude and ACT is a nice feature which kicked in a few times on my first flight. Although I miss judged a turn and how close I was to pole and hit a concrete light pole at 20 feet in the air. It clipped the left part of the wing but no real damage other than very small piece of foam taken off. Still flew fine with no negative input. Second flight landed fine and third nose dived on to football field grass. Cracked the bottom of the cowl but it's like 3 bucks to replace and still flies great. This plane is very gentle with small inputs to the controller. I had about 15mins of fly time with battery (not full throttle much on first few flights). To any first time fliers this would be a great plane to start on without worrying if you have some rough landings because its very durable and parts are cheap if you break them. Go out and buy this plane and start flyin I'm glad I did.
This is the gold standard for an RC trainer. I have been flying them for several months and have since bought another Super Cub. I have more advanced airplanes, but nothing flies as well as the Super Cub. I have had some hairy crashes with minimal damage and all parts are readily available, inexpensive and very easy to change out.
I bought this plane about a week ago and have flown it 3 times. Boy oh boy, awesome plane. Flies great. Will do loops even with the ACT on. Let me tell you, the ACT probably saved me at least three times in my first flight. Could not ask for any better of a plane to be my first. Can't wait to buy the drop module and the dog fighting module.
This is a great plane to learn how to fly with, it is very durable and the parts are reasonably priced. If major repair is needed a silicone adhesive works great and a tube only cost around $5.00 plus tax. The adhesive works so great in fact that I have glued my entire tail section on and it flies like the first day I bought it.
I just started flying a couple months ago and I've had a blast with it. On the second flight I was doing flips, stalls, touch and goes, and a lot of different tricks and maneuvers. I highly recommend this plane for a beginner.
Great trainer, big and forgiving. Can be set to be more or less agile. Changing props makes it zippy. It will take a lot of abuse. The only down side is the motor cowling. It's weak. I just leave it off. This plane takes the wind very well.
I really recommend this plane. It is stable, easy to fly, and has great handling, just make sure you don't stall on takeoff.
I bought the Super Cub RTF yesterday and flew it for the first time this afternoon. This is the first RC plane I have ever flown. The first flights all ended with safe landings! It is very easy to fly, seems very forgiving. Turned off the ACT after the first couple of take-offs and landings-flies beautifully! Just waiting for the battery to recharge to go out again!
It does seem a bit tail heavy, but it can be trimmed out to fly level. I may add some weight to the nose once I have some more experience under my belt to see how that changes the flight characteristics.
I'm very happy with this plane!
The best plane and fun for beginners.
This airplane is awesome! The first one survived many crashes but it finally died when I let somebody else nose it in the ground full throttle and from 100 ft or so. The only think that broke was the receiver and tail of the fusselage. It was better to just get another than buy parts since the first one is 2 years old and was severely abused! The new one has already done cartwheels on landing and was ready to fly again no repair needed. Everyone in the club is so impressed with it that they are going to get one to teach new flyers for a club plane! I love this thing!
After about 4 years with air hogs I wanted a real RC plane and I got the Super Cub LP. My first flight was a crash I broke the wing. The Super Cub is easy to fix and that is a very good thing as the first 3 flights where crashes. After 3 flights I got the hang of it. It flies nice and slow but can go pretty fast on full speed. It can take a few hard noes landings and not be damaged in fact it is very strong. This plane is good to start on for adults and teens but for small kids the champ would be better.
The Super Cub LP is the best middle range trainer for any person. The Super Cub is also very tough, it will take a beating and keep on flying. This plane is the ideal project plane.
A very very durable construction, a really fun plane to learn on, was a gift and truly a great gift. Has taken some hard knocks and still looks and flies like new. When I took it out of the box I thought, "This won't last," a week later I was buying more batteries, it's that good. Flew last night in 25MPH winds, couldn't do much but still had fun. 10 minutes is average charge life.
I am just starting to fly planes and this one was way easy to fly. Turn off the stupid auto correct thing though right off the bat! I bought the pontoons for it and man is it fun. The plane also does loops to which is cool for a starter plane. It even will fly in a decent amount of wind. I smashed head on into the side of my brick house and all it did was crack the cowl a little bit. I am still flying it with the cowl that's cracked till I get good enough to know I wont crack another one... If you want a fun easy cheap plane to fly, this is it.
I've flown all different types of cheap airplanes you get at the store for $30 and this plane is not at all like that. If you are somebody who's pretty bad at flying an airplane, I recommend this one. With its anti crash sensors it never crashes so you can be in the air till your battery dies or engine breaks. So I would say this or the Mini Super Cub is a great and inexpensive buy.
After over 15 years out of the hobby, I purchased this plane in order to fly at the local park. Everything was included, although I did purchase a spare battery. Like riding a bike, it all came back and I soon wanted more. I purchased all of the basic components, wing, fuse, tail, etc. I installed my own 2.4ghz RX, 4 micro servos, Super-Tiger 10 brushless motor, and 30 amp ESC. Fitted a 10x6 slow-flyer prop and installed a 1300mah 7.4volt 2 cell Lipo. Installed a CF .080 rod, wing tip to wing tip, added ailerons, which double as flaps. Flaperons. Some blue, orange, and black trim, and 3" tires, and she was ready to go. All up ready to fly weight is 20 oz.
Take-off run is about 1 foot on a calm day. Thrust to weight is about 1.25 to 1, so it has unlimited vertical. Loops, rolls, spins, inverted, tail slides, are all possible. Using throttle management, I have had flights over 12 minutes. Average flight time is over 7 minutes.
I gave my original Super Cub to my adult son, and he has been flying it for a year. He wants me to build him a version like mine.
A note on the battery that I use. I find that the 7.4 volt Lipo is more than enough for good aerobatic flight. I have tried a smaller prop and an 11.1 volt Lipo, but the plane acts more like a rocket than an aircraft. You do not need 300 watts!!
I have expanded my stable of electric aircraft to include 3D planes, scale warbirds, and high powered sport planes. But, if I want to go down to the park for a bit of relaxed flying, the Super Cub is the plane that I take.
My son and I are newbies and have never flown anything. We purchased a Super Cub LP, watched the video, read the instructions, assembled the plane and went outside to see what would happen. We destroyed that thing about 8 times. We totaled the cowl first. Broke the wing in half. Broke the firewall away from the plane. Broke the motor mount. Snapped the fuselage in half at the tail. Hit a telephone pole and broke the prop, battery box out of the fuselage, cut a motor wire and re-broke the tail section. All repairs were made with duck tape and after a quick O.D. green paint job it looks as good as new and is STILL FLYING! This thing is a BEAST! After about 4 hours of constant abuse we both made "landings" without totaling the plane. Getting the hang of it. Thanks to the designers of the Super Cub my son and I have a hobby we can share!
If you or you and your family are thinking of learning to fly, I HIGHLY suggest the Super Cub!
This plane is the best. I've learned how to fly on it quickly and easily. Also, the Li-Po battery is the best and gives you over 10 minutes of flight time, easily. Great Looks, Great Design, Great Plane. :)
After flying heli's I decided to get an airplane. I got this Super Cub LP in BNF version. After what seemed like a week (only 2 hours) of waiting for the strong winds to die down I bound my DX5E to the Spektrum receiver and I took my cub out and flew a plane on the first try! Having never flown a plane before, this plane was very easy to fly! And extremely relaxing! I've only crashed once due to my own fault, I tried to fly in strong winds. If I had another choice of planes, I'd still get this one!
I had been flying gas R/C planes for many years and wanted to reduce messing around with all of the gas, batteries and tools used for gas models. I checked around and found this electric R/C plane and bought it. It flies very nice...very stable! It even has a feature that you can turn on called ACT (anti crash technology) that senses if the plane gets out of control and immediately uprights it. Great for beginners. The feature can also be turned off for more acrobatic flight. It comes with a Bind and Fly remote so that you can purchase other planes and not have to change your remote.
I would recommend this to anyone wishing to get into R/C flying and for those that want to fly in a relatively small area that would be trouble for gas powered R/C's.
I purchased this 3 weeks ago as my first ever R/C airplane. Eager to fly I neglected to verify trim being Eexactly aligned, took off, 5 seconds later crashed! Cowl busted, tail broke (seems to be really common). Rebuilt within 30 minutes, crashed! Needed new fuselage, cowling, gearbox. Began to get nervous about how much this new hobby may cost adn questioned whether or not to buy a simulator for computer. Rebuilt plane and handlaunched it successfully. Flew 4-5 times in local park, takeoffs from parking lot and landings in the grass. I bought float set, finally dared to fly it off the water. One crash into lake (controls seemed to freeze up mid flight...calling Horizon about it.) Dried the electronics out overnight. Flew the next day with 8-10 successful flights off water. Very cool to fly off water. Suggest using packing tape to cover battery door, I even put battery into sandwhich bag to keep out water when taxing and taking off. Really happy with purchase. Though I'm thinking I should have bought the DSM version for the ability to upgrade later (ailerons look fun). For $20 extra the DSM seems worth it. Should have done it, but still pleased.
This is a great plane for beginners or experienced pilots. It is pretty hard to break parts on and very easy to take off and land. I fly mine all year round on dirt, snow, and pavement. It doubles as a bush plane and has great STOL capabilities. Its the best multipurpose plane for your money.
Tough does not even start to describe how durable this plane is. I have done everything to this plane over the last four or so years from inside loops to outside loops to lawn darting the lawn from a couple hundred feet. This plane is amazing! I still am flying it!!! We have glued the tail on at least 10 times and glued the wing back to gether so many times I lost track. This plane is amazing and recomend it to anyone who wants to fly.
I have the older version of this plane and I got it shortly before the Lipo version came out I still fly it because I got a new plane and I'm a little rusty.
While the plane is very fun to fly, the durability is definitely not worth the money. I brought the plane down somewhat smooth for a landing when I accidently brought the plane forward. When the plane hit the ground the fuselage snapped completely in half.
This airplane is a great airplane for beginners and people who want to have fun. It looks nice and flies well with good response. Its not the fastest high flying airplane out there, but is fun to fly just the same.
It is just a great plane: how it flies and how it looks. It's strong, too. If you crash, you can keep flying again and again.
My first mistake was setting it up to fly Mode 2 with the rudder on throttle stick since many years ago I flew an aileron trainer. I should have stuck with the rudder and elevator on right stick, like recommended. Trimmed it level, did an ROG first takeoff and did a few lazy circles before the battery died--guess I was too anxious and didn't let it fully charge. I put it down in an alfalfa field with no damage. It seemed pretty sluggish in turning, but I had it on the outer control horns like suggested. Still, I couldn't see much result from the trim tabs. I think it was also a bit tail heavy.
The second flight was a good ROG, but it kind of panicked, so I put it down quickly in the field again. I had a bigger 1300 mAh battery I bought when I got the plane and put that on for the next, unfortunate final flight. I did a hand launch at full throttle and it climbed like a homesick angel. I throttled back to about half throttle, but it just kept climbing! Upper winds were pretty strong, and before long it was at over 1000 feet and heading downwind. I tried several turns to get it heading back to me, but in the heavy tail wind, it just didn't want to turn. It kept climbing, and long story short, it was quickly out of sight, probably 2500 feet high and heading south at a very quick pace. I turned the throttle off and tried some move turns, but it just kept going! I turned the transmitter switch off, but now it was a glider driven by the wind. We were left watching it head south. We searched a five mile area for two days to no avail, so some farmer is going to find it, or else it came down in some neighborhood to the south and is probably hanging in some kids room as a trophy!
Lessons learned: keep the power down low, fly slow, and keep it upwind if at all possible!
So, it’s back to the local hobby shop to buy a BNF version since I still have the transmitter and original battery. I think I will set it on second inward clevis settings, double check the CG, and add nose weight if needed. All in all it was a $200 mistake, but like crack cocaine, I am hooked now and can't wait for my next fix!
The Super Cub LP is a very good first time flyer AC. I have recommended it to several of my friends but I have had a lot of problems with the ESC and have replaced it three times. I went to my flying field today only to find my ESC operating in complete reverse servo capacity. I was frustrated beyond description and had to return home without flying. Is this a common problem?
It is a fun plane if you know how to fly. Durablity - not very good but great trainer. Don't teach yourself to fly; have help from a pro or an experienced flyer.
Moved up from air hogs. Love this plane! It has survived all of my landing attempts, though the horse fence seems to be it's "kryptonite". Fun and easy to fly. If you can fligure out the $30 air hog planes, you can fly this one.
i wanted to get into flying and I went to my local hobby shop and asked what type of plane should I get. The owner immediately went and grabbed this plane, I took it home put it together and about an hour later I was in the hay field flying. Excellent plane for beginners - extremely durable - I haven't broken anything on the body only the motor mount, a fire wall, and a few propellers got bent lol. You will crash - it's part of learning and just a tip first flight, hand toss it full bore and keep pulling up till about 100 ft and level off. My first try it went up, I panicked and it nose dived into the ground. i would definitely recommend this plane to anyone wanting to start out. two thumbs up!
I bought this trainer because it is reputable and inexpensive. I also wanted to see how much I liked the hobby. If I knew for sure I was going to stick with it I would elect to go with the Apprentice 15e RTF with DX5e Radio as the electronics included with that model are much nicer (2.4ghz vs FM). That being said the Super Cub is still a great buy and costs less than the Apprentice.
Overall, This is VERY fun, it's a little hard a first. It's best to find a day when there's absolutely no wind. A problem with durability is if you crash one with the nose count on it being cracked. Although it's very easy to replace, you don't want to spend 5 dollars every time you fly it. The apperance is great. It's worth the money, great for beginners. I would recommend getting something smaller from airhogs or something, I think it would still be fun, and less expensive if you're a beginner.
Being 100% beginner, I have found flying the Super Cub a very enjoyable experience. The experts who are teaching me to fly have found this to be an excellnt flying plane for trainees. Thamks. Ken
After easy assembly we waited for a calm day. A perfect day arrived and we took it to the school playing field which is bigger than a football field. After a hand launch with full throttle the Super Cub would not turn to the left which may have been caused by the engine torque. Because the Cub was heading for the school buildings it was pulled up and before we knew it the Cub was doing a loop. The controls were centered and the Cub flew straight into the ground. Anti Crash was on but didn't seem to work. The engine and prop now seem out of alignment and no instructions as to how to get the prop off in the manual or the website but we will keep looking.
More instructions on how to fly the Cub in the manual would have been helpful for the novice.
Great product, great durability and power, great appearence. One problem to be aware of is that the Anti Crash Tech can actually cause you to crash. If you are flying at dusk or low light conditions, or if it's in the evening and say you fly below the tree line, the Anti Crash Tech will not be able to see the sky and actually cause the aircraft to crash. If you are flying in evening / tree line areas where it's darker make sure to turn the Anti Crash Tech off or you will regret having it.
The best plane in my collection of 10 planes all from Horizon Hobby or Hobby Zone. Those guys make the best planes ever, the only two problems were I had trouble fittting in the battery and the servos twiched but when I took it in the guy said there was a loose wire. He took it to the back. He said come back the next day so I did and it stopped twiching. He fixed it. Otherwise the best plane ever and I expect more from Hobby Zone's later products.
This plane is a great first buy for someone just starting the hobby. I have had a great time with this easy flier. Can't recommend it enough. I am currently modifiying mine by mounting 2 55mm EDFs under the wings. Should be a blast!
I like most everything about this plane except the strut design. It detaches from the wing clips way too easy. I solved the problem with a micro pin sized drill hole near the end of the strut and made a loop through the clip mount. The thread is weak enough to break on a hard landing but keep the struts in place during flight.
Wish the electronics were water proof. It is great fun on water but if it gets to wet before you can shut her down you will fry some electronics.
Be sure to shut off the Anti-Crash. It gets confused with Sky & Water!
I have had the cub for about 8 months now. It is a great plane. It flies very well on a calm day and even with some wind. I have crashed it many times and have broken everything on the plane. Most of the time some hot glue puts it all back togther. It's very rare that I have to go out and get parts. I found that I crashed more with the ACT on. Once I turned it off I was able to fly alot better!! Just make sure you have plenty of room while you are learning it helps a ton.
This Super Cub is a good plane for beginners and novices. This is my first RC plane and it has been fun to learn with. The only thing construction wise is the cowling is too thin and easy to crack. I have had some major crashes but the plane is easy to repair and stands up well
My neighbor's son bought this for him and I have been teaching him to fly it on the trainer cord. Great airplane to putt around with. Flew it today for 31 min at reduced power on the 1300mah battery it came with. I have more fun with this than my higher performance models. The act (anti crash technology ) will just mess with you every time so I recommend leaving the switch off.
I haven't had a flight yet but I've tested it in my room by holding on to it. It is very light weight and very powerful. I recommend it.
There is no doubt this plane is a great starter model, but there are a few problems that come with it. When I first flew at a local club, it basically fell out of the air - pilot error. But the cost to get a new cowl, new wing struts, and a new gearbox is already way more than I wanted to spend. Later on, I had to buy a new receiver, motor, and gearbox after forgetting to place a bearing in the gearbox and burning the receiver and motor out. One word: expensive.
Last christmas, my grandparents bought me a tiny 4 gram micro RC plane from Plantraco. I got a bit of experience. Then one afternoon, I flew my super cub, which was fine WITH ACT UNPLUGGED, only being watched by my younger sister and older brother. I went out after dinner and flew by myself; I forgot to extend the aerial and crashed. I bought a new fire wall and flew the next afternoon. Now, the controls are reversed, and the throttle doesn't work at all. Later, when I was looking at the receiver, one of the capacitors or something had a great big hole in the top next to the circuit board. Otherwise, it is a very nice plane to fly. I am planning on getting a new receiver, a DX6i transmitter, and the binding plugs. It is a good investment if you have a few extra hundred to spend on parts when you are starting out, but remember to UNPLUG THE ANTI CRASH SENSORS. They don't work. They are otherwise known as Always Crash Technology.
This is a nice plane, quite stable and has lots of power. I liked the ACT on it, if it wasn't for that I am not sure I would have bought the plane as I feel it's way out of budget. You can get better planes on the net for a much better price. Oh also the motor is NOT brushless, I made this mistake. For the price you're paying you would think it was.
Guess I must have a bad one as I have tried several times and even had a pro fly it. Could not trim it correct and crashed several times. Even the pro had problems keeping it up. Have spent as much on replacement parts as the plane cost. Really putting a damper on my excitement.
After receiving this plane for Christmas, on the first attempt at flight, there was a mechanical malfunction that crashed the plane. We returned the plane and received a replacement from the store due to the malfunction. On our second try at the plane, we found very poor quality on the fuselage. It broke in half on a very soft landing. We have had to glue and re-glue it in order to get it to fly and finally had to get another fuselage to replace it. The second fuselage was an even poorer quality and after rebuilding the plane, it broke in half again. We are now contemplating whether to buy another fuselage or deciding not to replace it. The quality of the foam is very poor.
The battery was difficult to fit in the compartment. Nose cone doesn't want to come off. First flight, esc would not let me slow down so I flew till the battery was dead. I hope things improve. I like the ideas of attachments it has.
I am a beginner flyer and after two flights, two broken planes, and replacement parts, have come to the conclusion that this is too expensive for me. I would have to think there is a better beginner plane than this.
This plane was not put through quality control before being sold. The plane has many issues, one for certain is the engine constantly cuts off in mid flight causing the plane to crash (no rhyme or reason for this). This of course causes damage. I've flown planes for years and never had to repair my planes all together as often as this one. This is not a plane I would recommend to anyone.
The first time I took it out it broke. The act did not work at all.
DO NOT BUY. I fly all sorts of RC planes. I bought this one for my son because of the 'ACT' system so he could fly it better. He has two other kinds of RC planes. He thought this one was very cool but when I took him to fly it, it took a nose dive when he turned on the 'ACT' system at 200 ft. WORST "ANTI CRASH TECHNOLOGY" EVER.
Useless airplane. Too sensitive to wind. First crash broke the motor mount. Not easy to fly. Complete waste of money.
Don't waste your money! The plane managed to get up in the air and fly for a few seconds when it went out of control and crashed. That was the end of that! The rubber bands that hold the wings in place are not very substantial and the wings move around. It definitely was not like the flying experience depicted in the DVD sent with the plane.
I was sold the Super Cub RTF as a perfect beginner plane for my son and I to build and fly together. Today was the perfect day to take it out on its maiden flight. On the third flight, with less than 5 minutes of total flight time, the wings snapped in mid-air. The plane plummeted to the ground and broke up. I was put off by the quality of the hardware when I was assembling the plane. This total failure and destruction has removed any confidence I have in the product.
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