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Hobby Zone Mini Super Cub RTF

Old 10-28-2008, 03:39 AM
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Just got an email from RedRocket Hobbies that HobbyZone is releasing a new beginner plane. Its a half size version of the Super Cub! So excited......

Link: Hobby Zone Mini Super Cub RTF

  • Wingspan:31.75 in (806 mm)
  • Overall Length:21.5 in (546 mm)
  • Flying Weight:7 oz (200 g)
  • Motor Size:180 power
  • Radio:Proportional 3-channel FM with ACT
  • Trim Scheme Colors:white with red and black trim
  • Prop Size:7 x 3.5
  • Recommended Battery:2-cell 7.4V 300mAh Li-Po
  • Approx. Flying Duration:5-8 minutes
  • Approx. Assembly Time:5 minutes
  • Transmitter Range:1300 ft (400 m)
  • Available Frequencies:6 frequencies on 27MHz
  • X-Port:No
  • Anti-Crash Technology:Yes
  • Charger:12V DC 2-cell Li-Po balancing charger with AC adapter
  • Pitch:Yes
  • Landing Gear:Yes
  • Steering:Yes
  • Minimum Age Recommendation:14 years
  • Experience Level:No Experience Necessary
  • Recommended Environment:Outdoor
  • Assembly Time:Less than 1 Hour
Its small and not a barn burner.....but perfect for people who want to go above the Phantom (not too impressed with that plane).

Can't wait until it drops in Nov!
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Old 10-28-2008, 01:04 PM
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Hey Pacgod,
Can't go wrong with super cub not owning one but have read more than enough on the bigger version.. Not as sure with this one tho, reading the link you provided its a little small on motor and lipo. I have planes this size with much bigger lipos and brushless outrunners. 5-8 mins running time im betting 5 or less im no expert but i think you would be better off with the bigger version... you will be spending more time trying to get the thing up being underpowered and time charging than flying i would think..

Not sure about your experience or area to fly but dont be worried bout the bigger one iv'e only heard good stuff...

Im interested to hear from others with experience with the 7.4v stuff.. also 300mah put it in your torch..
Hope its better for you than i think....
Sorry to be a party pooper...

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Old 10-31-2008, 04:27 PM
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If the Minicub didn't appear to be underpowered I might consider getting one to keep in my work van to fly at lunch.

Once it comes out and we see the mods done to it, I might consider it.
I'm to new to the hobby to be the first one to get one and mod it.

I use this site to watch the tech try it myself and learn hands on of the dynamics of the planes.
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found a video for it...

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Old 11-02-2008, 06:41 AM
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I estimated that it would cost about $67 to get all the parts individually with stock motor and gearbox, but without tx, rx/esc, charger, lipo battery.... or about $50 if I wanted to get it without the motor/gearbox too....

Wonder how durable the wing is, and if it would be thick enough to make with ailerons...LOL

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Old 11-02-2008, 06:45 AM
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I can't wait to have a smaller brushless 3d flyin cub....LOL
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