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Old 10-15-2007, 11:10 PM
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Sure-it's a very good plane, especially for someone wanting scale looks and the ability to take off. That said, new fliers should IMMEDIATELY get a prop saver and extra props with strong bands, make sure the battery box and servos are glued in well (re-glue if necessary), and check out making your own wing spars since they are crap and will break in no time. Reinforcing the skinny area on the fuse right in front of the tail feathers with some carbon isn't a bad idea either-bad landing cartwheels break the tail off.
Put larger tires on.
Tape the leading wing edge with clear packing tape, and reinforce the wing saddle-it gets pounded out after awhile.

If that sounds like a condemnation, it's not. ALL planes have weak spots. The cub is tough and actually has fewer problems than most. The problems above are very common in new fliers.

If scale looks aren't an issue the Multiplex EZ Star is good. If you are up to modest building and choosing electrics the slow stick is great. The Magpie is very good also but involves more building.

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