New Toy - Mini Super Cub RC Airplane

January 20, 2009

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I’ve wanted an RC airplane for awhile and finally got one. This is the smaller version of the popular super cub which everyone says is a great first air plane. I would have gotten the big one, but the field behind my house is a little two small for a big plane. I gambled on this one hoping it would be small enough to safely fly and it was. My field is a little larger than a football field surrounded by huge evergreens. I’ve done about 5 flights now unless the wind picks up it flies great. Smooth, fun, easy to control. I’ve even managed a couple of landings on a little concrete strip next to the basket ball court. Otherwise it’s a belly flop into the grass.

My only gripe with the plain is that ACT (anti crash technology) is worthless—and in my opinion dangerous. You can turn it off, but sometimes I forget. Twice I went into a climb (on purpose) and before I knew it the plane had taken over and it was going up/down/up/down like a sin wave. Turned it off and got it leveled off no problem. I’ve heard other people say ACT is a missed blessings.

I’ve never flown any other plane before. I downloaded the demo to Real Flight RC Flight Simulator and used that for awhile (keyboard controls) and I can fly it’s basic plane and land no problem. So if you can do that, this is a fun little plane!