UMX Carbon Cub SS BNF

UMX Carbon Cub SS BNF

E-flite EFLU1180 Airplane Electric BNF
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UMX Carbon Cub SS BNF

The E-flite® UMX™ Carbon Cub SS is a feature-rich scale BNF model that offers an escape-from-the-ordinary performance. Like the full-size Cub Crafters marvel, it's an immortal classic made more versatile than ever thanks to its high-output brushless power system and fully-functional flaps. Simply a joy to fly, you'll be able to leap from tight spots and cruise the landscape with confidence. Large credit for its gentle manners go to the onboard AS3X® System that makes handling super smooth, even in moderate wind. Unlike anything offered in its class, you'll discover agility that's rock solid—especially when diving in on that postage stamp called a runway. The UMX Carbon Cub SS is ready in just a few minutes. Just charge the included Li-Po battery and bind to your own full-range DSM2®/DSMX® 4-channel transmitter, such as the Spektrum™ DX4e model. Go for a total bush-flying adventure and swap the stock landing gear for the optional E-flite custom float set (EFLUA1190), or expand your RC horizons with a friend and employ the top-mounted UMX sailplane tow hook.

Features

  • AS3X® System for smooth handling and precise control, even in moderate winds
  • Includes a top-mounted, ultra micro-size sailplane tow hook
  • Perfect for aerotowing—the tow hook-equipped UMX™ Carbon Cub SS makes an ideal tug for the UMX ASK-21 (EFLU1280)
  • Converts to a floatplane quickly with optional E-flite® float set (EFLUA1190)
  • Full 5-channel control with flaps to enjoy slower flight and shorter takeoffs and landings
  • Navigation wing lights and landing light installed
  • 6-channel DSMX® ultra micro AS3X/Rx/BL ESC unit with Spektrum™ technology
  • High-output 180BL, 2500Kv brushless outrunner motor
  • E-flite 180mAh 2S Li-Po battery and balance charger
  • Five performance ultra micro long-throw servos
  • Officially licensed

You Will Need

- 4+ channel DSM2®- or DSMX®-compatible full-range transmitter (5+ channels required for flap operation)

If you wish to charge the included battery from an AC power source, you will need the optional power supply (EFLC4000).

Specifications

Type: Airplanes
Wingspan: 24.0 in (610mm)
Overall Length: 15.7 in (398mm)
Flying Weight: 3.17 oz (90 g)
Motor Size: 180-size, 2500Kv brushless outrunner
Wing Area: 83.5 sq in (540 sq cm)
Recommended Environment: Indoor/Outdoor
Charger: 2S DC Li-Po balancing charger (included)
Recommended Battery: 7.4V 2S 180mAh 20C Li-Po (included)
Experience Level: Intermediate
Is Assembly Required: No
Minimum Age Recommendation: 14 years
Flaps: Yes
CG (center of gravity): 27mm back from the leading edge of wing

UMX Carbon Cub SS BNF - Reviews

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FELL IN LOVE - BUT, STILL WAITING

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This April (2012) my son and I attended the Weak Signals 58th Toledo R/C show. It was as I remebered it back in 1983 when I bought the "1983 Weak Signals R/C Show" sticker I put on my field box while in high school. Anyway, we saw the Carbon Cub and had to have one. My family likes our Nite Vapor (awsome at night) , the Ember (my least favorite), the Pole Cat (FUN, fast, and takes a beating), our TWO Champs (all-around nice airplane - a MUST HAVE), the 3D Electrofly Citabria (fragile), and my two new favorites - The Beast X (might be my all time favorite - stable, fun, and amazing looking in the sky when the sun is shining low in the evening), and my new 7.4 volt Stryker that I fly no matter how windy. It is stable and fast (now I want the big Stryker). Anyway, again, what I like about the Carbon Cub: Brushless like our Miss Gieco and our Mystic 29 boats (and helis), (my brushed motors in the Champs wear out) lights (like the Nite Vapor), floats, for our pond), flaps (for added fun), bigger than the Champs (Champs are a bit smallish on windy days), 7.4V for more power and weight, great looking, and the AS3X system like the Beast! I can say that even thought I don't have mine yet it will be one of my favorite airplanes. Buy one of these to relax with, a Beast for scale-like 3D and aerobatics and good looks, and a Stryker to go fast and crazy, and live and live happy ever after. Enjoy the hobby!

BC Active - Urbana, OH
What type of hobbyist are you?
Advanced
How often do you use this product?
Several times a week
What is your age?
30-45
How long have you been participating in this hobby?
30 years or more
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Wonderful Airplane

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I REALLY love flying this little airplane. As context, I have MANY micro-sized models, including the T-28, Corsair, Mosquito, Ember, and more. The only issue with this airplane is how easy it is to break. I ran it out of batteries low to the ground, and it did a nice wing over wing tumble in the grass. Both wings broke at the strut, but with a little effort and some CA it's back up and flying as good as new. Bottom line is, I love the airplane and would happily recommend it.

barorg - Wilson, WY
What type of hobbyist are you?
Beginner
How often do you use this product?
Several times a month
What is your age?
30-45
How long have you been participating in this hobby?
1-3 years
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First 5-Channel Plane

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This is the first plane with more than 3 servos I have flown. 10 seconds after take-off, I crashed it and broke a wing. Glue fixed it. After some more simulator flying time and realizing my brain dead mistake, I tried again and it flew great. I am getting used to the new Spektrum DX6i transmitter and all the adjustments (thanks to all the YouTube videos) in the transmitter. My second flight was amazing for a rookie. The value and durability ratings are down slightly because of the broken wing, but the plane may change my mind if it holds up to my learning process. I must say though, it is a beautiful airplane. I have had another successful flight and can't wait to fly it again. One more note: without you tube, I would have never figured out the settings on my transmitter.

Flash - Griffin, GA
What type of hobbyist are you?
Beginner
How often do you use this product?
Several times a week
What is your age?
Over 55
How long have you been participating in this hobby?
1-3 years
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Beautiful!

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I bought it secondhand from my uncle; he never flew it, so it was really brand new. I went out one morning, had all the settings figured out in my DX6i. Flaps down, I hand launched (big mistake). It went straight up about 2 meters over my head and crashed straight into the ground, smashing the whole nose of the plane. I fixed it up with some foam safe CA and strips of duct tape. I went out and flew it the following day. It is so smooth, like a dream. I can't wait to do a glider tow with my uncle and his UMX ASK-21 and also float flying when we go fishing.
Thanks E-flite for making such a good plane!

Hunter the RC Pilot - Christchurch, New Zealand
What type of hobbyist are you?
Intermediate
How often do you use this product?
Several times a week
What is your age?
Under 15
How long have you been participating in this hobby?
1-3 years
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Fun Plane

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I've been learning to fly by flying and crashing a Taylorcraft 130 trainer and an Ultra Micro P-40 Warhawk for four months. I bought the E-flite UMX Spacewalker plane at the end of November 2014. I really enjoy it; I even fly it outside in 3-7 mph wind. Eventually, I cracked a wing near the cockpit, but it mended very easily. It is an outstanding intermediate level plane for its size and its light material. My flying is improving. The plane is very light and forgiving; when it hits the grass, it stays in one piece. I'm doing low flight loops and flights low to the ground without crashing and with enough control to get back up into the air.

Chef J C Mex - Elk Grove, CA
What type of hobbyist are you?
Beginner
How often do you use this product?
Several times a week
What is your age?
46-55
How long have you been participating in this hobby?
1-3 years
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It's Okay

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I got the Carbon Cub finally, but there are a few problems. If you don't have a DX6i or better, don't get it. You need to make the elevator go farther in the settings and make the flaps not come down all the way. If you go around to land with the flaps down and don't put them in, the second you put power in, it throws the nose strait up and you won't have enough elevator to fight it. The only thing this plane is good for is towing. If they wanted a two lane, they should have done what most glider airports do and have the Pawney or a l-19 would be even better. Don’t get this plane unless it is for towing. It can’t fly in even a breath of wind.

t28 ace - PA
What type of hobbyist are you?
Advanced
How often do you use this product?
Daily
What is your age?
15-29
How long have you been participating in this hobby?
4-10 years
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Okay Plane

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The plane does not handle wind well at all. Also, it does not have enough elevator! It is a good looking plane with a few modifications. It’s not bad, but personally I'd go with the Beast or Sbach instead.

Jim 1971 - Norfolk,VA
What type of hobbyist are you?
Intermediate
How often do you use this product?
Several times a month
What is your age?
30-45
How long have you been participating in this hobby?
4-10 years
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Fun Airplane

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I have had mine for about 3 months. At slow throttle, it flies like a trainer; at full throttle, it is very aerobatic. Landing in tall grass can affect the tail surfaces, but a little scotch tape works to repair it. I have flown it in 10 mph wind, and it is a handful. It does great flying in light wind though.

Have fun - NH
What type of hobbyist are you?
Intermediate
How often do you use this product?
Several times a week
What is your age?
Over 55
How long have you been participating in this hobby?
21-29 years
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My Second Favorite Plane, So Far.

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This is my first micro plane that uses a 2S battery, so it has a lot more power than the Micro T-28 Trojan. And it is almost twice as expensive and twice as fun. I really wanted this plane because I skipped the Super Cub LP from Hobby Zone. I'm glad I did, as this is much cheaper and uses five channels rather than three. The lights are a really nice touch while flying during the twilight hours.

The plane takes off very nicely, and it has a lot more control than the micro Trojan T-28 by far. There is a lot of power in this plane, so I don't recommend it for beginners. The flaps are amazing, as it shortens the runway to almost nothing; it takes off like a rocket! It flies well in the wind, around 7-8 mph is what I recommend at the most. But like any plane, having no wind always makes for the best flying experience. I made some modifications to it, so instead of being stuck with the 200 mAh battery, I replaced the cord from the plane, glued some velcro around the C.O.G., and placed a 430mAh battery underneath the plane. I'm getting 6 minutes and 30 seconds rather then 4 minutes and 30 seconds of battery life.

The durability of this plane is great. I got into two accidents, one of which was very bad. I crashed into cement when my plane lost radio control and it landed upside down. The wings were cracked, the rods were yanked off, and the connections were broken. I used some hot glue on the lowest setting, and I was back in the air in about an hour. I kind of wish they made the tail wings thicker. It's weird how thin they are, but they did well with investing the money into making the front of the wings bigger. Oh, and the other accident: the motor got moved, and I had to do some adjustments and cutting into the foam to fix it. I just wish they made service access in front of the plane like they did with the UMX SBach, which, by the way, is my current favorite plane.

Overall, I really like this plane. It flies really well, it looks great, and I have a lot of fun with it. I recommend it for those with at least a year of flying experience. I recommend getting a simulator and the Micro T-28 for starting out. People keep saying, "Get the Champ," but you can't improve with the 3-channel planes. You're stuck there until you move up, and either way, you won't be prepared for a four channel plane. So practice on the simulator, and get right on that horse. The T-28 is great, as the wings are dihedral. It flies really smoothly, it's easy to fix, and it's something to grow into. Plus it's only $100, not including the controller.

Joe998 - Sterling, VA
What type of hobbyist are you?
Intermediate
How often do you use this product?
Several times a week
What is your age?
15-29
How long have you been participating in this hobby?
1-3 years
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Not Worth the Price

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I got the first version that came out, which has no venting in the cockpit, windscreen, and underbelly. And I have never had a problem with over heating. Already, I had to replace both rudder and elevator servos. The wing durability is a joke. I ordered a complete new air frame. The newest of Carbon Cubs comes with all the venting that the old one doesn't. The three vent holes in the belly are unnecessary and let water in and create mildew if you use the floats. Oh, I almost forgot. AS3X doesn't need to be in this plane. It makes it so unless you trim it indoors, you can never get it trimmed, and it uses too much rudder when it tries to compensate.

fockewulf - Preston, IA
What type of hobbyist are you?
Advanced
How often do you use this product?
Daily
What is your age?
15-29
How long have you been participating in this hobby?
4-10 years
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I bought 2 of these planes back to back. In both cases the small nylon gear on the servo drive shaft for the elevators shattered in seconds. I returned both (at separate times mind you) and got my money back.. I will wait for the problem to be corrected for it looks like an enjoyable plane to have and fly.

spooky - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
What type of hobbyist are you?
Intermediate
How often do you use this product?
Several times a month
What is your age?
Over 55
How long have you been participating in this hobby?
4-10 years
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Fragile Plane - BUYER BEWARE

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If you plan on buying this, you had better know how to fly it. I bought this after learning on a Champ. On my first flight, I tossed it up in the air, and it flew for about 20 seconds. It had a rough landing in tall grass and the wing, prop, and tail broke. The same thing happened on my second flight and I went home and put it on eBay because the 30 days had passed. I do not recommend buying this plane.

Sqadsniper1 - OH
What type of hobbyist are you?
Beginner
How often do you use this product?
Daily
What is your age?
Under 15
How long have you been participating in this hobby?
1-3 years
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