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scigs30 06-10-2014 03:52 PM

My second Electricub
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This is my second Electricub, here is the first I built from GP.

The first one was built per the plans and flew with the 600R motor just fine until it stopped working. I then tossed in a Rimfire 400 brushless motor and she flies great. This is one of my favorite electrics because it is big and flies like the real Cub. The only issue I have ever had with her is the window area, way too small and makes this look like a cartoon plane. I am not looking for super scale or else I would build a Sig Cub, I just want a large sport Cub flyer and this fits the bill. Mountain Models has a nice Cub, but a little too small though I am going to build the L4 soon. My other option was to make my GP .20 Cub electric but she would be pretty heavy.
For this build I am using everything in the kit, just enlarging the window area and adding the side stringer. She is built with white glue, not doing so well with CA lately and will be covered with Mono.

scigs30 06-11-2014 04:17 AM

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Added the side stringers and built the stab and rudder.

pd1 06-12-2014 01:01 AM

Nice job.


scigs30 03-26-2015 07:35 PM

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I finished my second GP electricub and she is a great flyer. The few mods I made makes a difference in the air, looks more like a piper cub than the original design. Flies great at half throttle with Rimfire 400, 3S 2200 30C lipo, 35 ESC. Covered with Econokote.

scigs30 03-26-2015 07:37 PM

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More build pictures

birdDog 03-26-2015 11:44 PM

Nice builds. The way those two are flirting in the last batch of pics, you may have another on the way soon. :)

bsaastad 03-20-2016 06:21 AM

I'm building this kit now (first kit build since Guillow rubber band models as a kid!) and have a question about the servos. The instructions say the kit uses mini servos, yet the servo tray for the ailerons barely fits a micro (Hitec HS-81). The servo tray in the fuselage looks like it will best fit minis (I have a pair of Hitec HS-225s). What did you use?

Thanks for any info/advice you can provide.

scigs30 03-30-2016 12:47 AM

I don't remember what I used but remember having to cut the plywood tray.

bsaastad 03-30-2016 02:00 PM

Yeah, I had to cut the aileron tray for the micro. I found a review of the kit and the builder used a HT micro for the ailerons and minis for the rudder/elevator, so I think I'll stick with the 225s. I'm also going to have cut the servo tray to make them fit -- thanks for the confirmation.

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