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#2969146 - 03/02/10 05:58 PM Maiden flight  
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Howdy All,

Maiden this baby a few days back. Not the greatest looking rc bird out there but a breeze to fly and very relaxing.
It's a Piper J-3 Cub from Thunder Tiger powered with a 75 4-stroke engine at the front.

Plenty of power and the thing took off in just a couple of meters... At a little over 2m wingspan it's a fairly large bird. It doesn't really like crosswinds, especially on a slow final, but I guess nobody appreciates that anyway.
Overall, it flies very scale-like. The only trouble I have with it are the wings built in a one-piece construction, real bugger at 2m...


Soz for the rather poor quality photograph, had to beg someone at the field to take a snapshot, forgot my camera.

Will try to get a few more shots coming weekend, weather allowing !


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#2969273 - 03/02/10 10:11 PM Re: Maiden flight [Re: Sluggish Controls]  
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S.C. the real one doesn't like crosswinds , on final, either. I've got Cub time, and it's like flying a powered kite!
Looks like a pretty nice model, to me. One of these days I'm going to get back into that hobby.

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#2970724 - 03/05/10 08:03 AM Re: Maiden flight [Re: Pooch]  
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Nice Cub, i would like to get one for my dad.
I guess it has a nice sound aswell with that 4 stroke engine.

Im getting back into the hobby this summer after taking an almost 10 year break.

#3029285 - 06/11/10 04:58 PM Re: Maiden flight [Re: Fille_SWE]  
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Oh gosh. Gotta love a Cub! I got an electric Cub for my first R/C. Now I'm stepping up to bigger gas powered aircraft. I still love my Cub though.

#3034268 - 06/18/10 12:41 PM Re: Maiden flight [Re: Mad_Dog]  
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Perth australia
the old cub is always a favorite, nice job mate, ya out to try it on some floats if you have
some suitable water nearby, nothing like greasing a landing on the lake!

congrats mate

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#3034633 - 06/18/10 07:38 PM Re: Maiden flight [Re: IV/JG7trumps]  
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looks Great! One of my favorite A/C...


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