FMS Piper J3 Cub V2 Yellow 1030mm (40.5") Wingspan - PNP
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FMS 1030mm (40.5") Piper J3 Cub Version 2 in Classic Yellow Color Scheme - Receiver Ready (PNP) - FMS028
One of the most famous high wing, light-sport aircraft ever to be built, the Piper J3 cub is a historical icon. Built between 1937 and 1947 by Piper Aircraft, the original plane was designed to be a tandem seat trainer, but the plane was so easy to fly, it became one of the most popular planes for general civil aviation. This FMS 40.5" (1030mm) wing span version of the classic plane is every bit as detailed as the original. And it flys just like the real plane - smooth, stable and responsive. The J3 Cub is a perfect "2nd Model" after you have completed practice with a beginner level aircraft. If you have only flown "belly landers" in the past, the Piper Cub is also a great plane to practice take-offs and landings with its tail dragger design and large rubber tires. Enjoy this piece of aviation history, now in an 1030mm medium class size.
- Redesigned Fuse
- Redesigned Main Wing
- Redesigned Horizontal Stabilizer
- New Prop (8 x 4.5)
- Redesigned Canopy Motor upgraded from 1300Kv to a more powerful 2408-1700Kv Motor
- Redesigned battery compartment to accept a 3S 1300 for longer flight times
- All of this adds up to significantly better flying plane with more power and slightly longer flight times
- FMS 1030mm wingspan Piper J3 Cub V2 - PNP
- 4 Channel Radio - Select a minimum 4 channel radio from our Radio Collection
- 4 Channel Receiver - Select a minimum 4 channel receiver from our Receiver Collection
- 3 Cell 11.1V 1000 mAh Lipo Battery with JST Connector - EPR10003J
- 3 Cell Compatible Battery Charger - Select a minimum 3 cell (3S) charger from our Charger Collection
Tech Note: The original manual is incorrect when referencing the center of gravity (CG). Do not attempt to invert the Cub to check CG, rather, check the CG with the plane right side up. The proper CG for this model is 45mm from the leading edge of the wing at the root. We have added the updated manual for your convenience. Please click the Support tab above to download the updated manual. The photos above incorrectly show a pilot included. This model does not come with a pilot.
1030mm / 40.5in
715mm / 28.14in
625g / 22.4oz
2408-KV1700 Brushless Motor
20A ESC with JST Connector
Propeller / EDF
8 x 4.5 Two Blade Propeller
9g x 4
Fixed main gear with steerable tail wheel
3S 11.1V 1300mAh 25C Li-Po with JST Connector (required)
Product Spare Parts
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Great plane "BUT"
I agree landing gear is weak what I did with mine was cut out four 1/8 inch pieces from center of top and bottom of the X suspension, then got black heat shrink and put them back in place with 3/4 inch long shrink.That little bit of space inside the heat shrink did the trick.
Great Beginner Plane
Love this plane. I upgraded from a Hobbyzone Champ. This plane is gorgeous, great details for an EPO foam. Forgot to read the RED letters warning customers that the 1030mm version does not bring the pilot,BUT no biggie. It's still a great plane. Had to TOE IN my landing gear in order for the plane to move straight down the runway. Only complaint is the landing gear. It tends to snap. I had to hot glue it back on in all the joints. FMS should use the same lading gear as their 55" version which has coilover springs and looks more durable than this one. Other than that, the plane is highly recommended. Ohhhh and beginners get yourself plenty of spare parts like I did. You will need them. Motion RC does a great job in stocking lots of spare parts for the planes they sell. Shipping was super fast. Thanks Motion RC.
Love how this plane flies! Cruises nicely at 1/3 throttle. I just wish it had a pilot! I know the pilot figure 008 is too large.
Flies nice but needs improvement
The most glaring deficiency of this plane is that the landing gear is too fragile. Needs to be made of thicker plastic, or aluminum. Mine has broken twice during moderately rough landings on a Propex runway, but was fairly easily repairable. The third time is going to require complete replacement of the entire l.g. Before I spend ten bucks plus shipping on an exact replacement set that includes wheels that I don't need, I'm going to fabricate one from sheet aluminum that I've had laying around my workshop for years.
My flying field only allows for hand launches and this little bird fits the bill. Plenty of power to get out of trouble yet slows down nicely for scale flights. Recommended for beginners? Maybe; if you have some r/c experience or an instructor nearby. But the instructions are lacking and don't be fooled by all the "QC" marks, my Cub had misaligned wing struts. Many thanks to MotionRC for getting me replacements quickly!!!
Can Get Better
I have had the opportunity to purchase another cub a little bigger than this one and I must say the quality on the other one is so much better than this. I am really kicking myself that I made this purchase.
perfect size for my field
LOTS OF GREAT THOUGHT IN THE DESIGN OF THIS CUB. LOVE IT. I BOUGHTB 3 OF THEM FROM MOTIONRC.
It is a nice looking plane but one thing I don't like about it is the elevator comes in two pieces and you push the two pieces together. The problem is there is a cheap little plastic piece that sticks out where you connect the two pieces together so the elevator works as one unit and is easily broken. I had to buy a replacement because my original elevator broke. That little plastic piece broke off.
thank you so much for replacing the fuselage but my complaint also explained the spline on the elevator did not work. The square pin just spins in the square socket.If you look at picture I sent you can see the elevator control surfaces are not aligned. I do need an elevator with the joining alignment that works. Also the cockpit appears to be glued to the bad fuselage. How can I get it off to attach to the new fuselage? Waiting your reply, John
Previously gave this plane an assembly review. After changing out the deans plug that was badly soldered on the esc side with a EC3. First flight attempt with cg at manufacturers suggested CG with plane upright. The plane flew like it was very tail heavy, I did manage to save it and land safely. Second attempt, added some nose weight, still flew tail heavy. Third attempt, added a bit more nose weight. Plane still flew like it was tail heavy. I have flown 100's of planes from micros to 1/5th scale from cubs to geebees and this is the first plane in almost 50 yrs that I just cant get to fly correctly. I do believe my airframe is warped. Definately cannot suggest this one to anybody I like. I own numerous other FMS planes that are fantastic and again I in no way blame motion, but I am questioning FMS quality control on this one....