This is a Piper J-3 ElectriCub Radio Controlled Electric Airplane.
This kit is designed for the beginner to intermediate electric flier.
The stable flight characteristics of the J-3 ElectriCub lets you make a quick
transition to electric power.
The advantages of the ElectriCub II over the deluxe version are:
-Improved design with new CAD engineering provides easy, perfectly
interlocking construction for a quick building, light weight, yet
strong airframe assembly.
-In addition to rudder control, this model also includes ailerons.
Now adventurous pilots can easily perform basic aerobatic maneuvers
and coordinated turns.
-Motor mount accepts direct drive or gear drive motors. The motor is
not included, but this allows the modeler to choose from a variety
of options such as direct drive, gear drive or gear drive with
Electronic Speed Control, all offered from Great Planes.
-Semi-scale details include clear, precision-formed cabin windows
-Access the 7-cell NiCd battery easily from the compartment on the
underside of the fuselage. No disassembly or wing removal is
required. Simply pop out the pack, recharge and get right back in
-Bolt-on wing mounting lets you quickly and easily remove the wing
for travel, then reattach it securely in no time at the flying
Replica engine cylinder heads, authentic Cub markings and a
one-piece ABS cowling are all included.
The Piper J-3 ElectriCub's flat-bottom wing has just enough dihedral
for comforting low-speed stability.
Hand-launched, runway-land Electric Cub
1/8" wire landing gear, hardware package, all balsa and plywood to
build the kit, ABS plastic cowling with dummy engine, full size
rolled plans, photo illustrated instruction manual with plan
reference, decals, clear butyrate canopy and side windows.
Radio: 4 channel w/4 mini servos
(or 3 mini servos and Electronic Speed Control)
Motor: Speed 600 size or Speed 600 size with gear drive system
Battery: 7-Cell (8.4V NiCd) at least 1700mAh
Charger: for 7 Cell Batteries (Peak Charger Recommended)
Covering: Two 6 foot rolls and matching paint for cowl
Misc items: two 2" Ultralite wheels, one ¾" tailwheel, 1/16" and
1/8" wheel collars, foam Rubber, 1/6 scale pilot, assorted
building and field equipment.
Wingspan: 58.75" (1490mm)
Wing Area: 471.5 sq in (30.4 sq dm)
Wing Loading: 16-17oz/sq ft (49-52g/sq dm)
Fuselage Length: 37" (940mm)
Weight: 3.25-3.5lb (1470-1590g)
Airfoil: Flat-bottom, high-wing
Center of gravity: 2-7/8" back from the leading edge of wing at fuse
(not from inside the windshield area)
Control Throws- High Rate Low Rate
Elevator: Up and Down ¾" 5/8"
Ailerons: Up ½" Down 3/8" Up 3/8" Down ¼"
Rudder: Left and Right ¾" ½"
Note: If your radio does not have dual rates, we recommend setting
the throws between the low and high rate amount.
Incidence- Wing: +2°
Stabilizer: +3° with the aft deck base at 0°
Motor: 4° down thrust and 2° right thrust
Only one receiver is required depending on the channel of the
radio selected(Low band Ch 11-35, High band Ch 36-60). Please note
the Accessory Completion Guide lists both Low and High band
receivers. Channel selection is left to the modelers preference.
The pilot figure shown in the picture is not included
If the cust is needing the wing decal to match the number on the plan
he will need CUB2D01 from Great Planes at (217)398-8970
Decal sheet ECUBD01 sold only through GP Manufacturing includes:
Two 2½" x ½" Black NC42257
Two 7/8" x 3/16" Black & White Piper logos
Two 1-1/8" x 1-3/8" Brown, White & Black Piper Cub logos
Two ½" x ¼" Black Cub