In for Review: E-flite Super Cub 25e–Platinum Series

Jul 03, 2011 1 Comment by

Well, those who know me, understand I have a “thing” for Piper Aircraft, particularly Cubs! Piper’s Super Cub has been a favorite of mine for a long time and I have built quite a few in my hobby career. It’s a great first scale project for any modelers who’s earned his RC wings. Cubs are stable and gentle fliers and all you have to do is add some flaps and a new engine cowl and you have a great new scale aircraft.

   

Just in for review, the new E-flite Super Cub 25e ARF is the newest project on my building boards and I can’t wait to get it in the air! It has respectable power, excellent performance and it is built really well. Part of the E-flite Platinum Series this new red and white Super Cub captures the look and feel of the full-size aviation classic and will make anyone feel like a bush pilot in no time!

Features Include:

  • Balsa and light plywood construction
  • Two-piece plug-in wings
  • Functional, shock-absorbing main gear
  • Magnetic, factory-painted fiberglass cowl with panel lines
  • Scale corrugation detail on flap and aileron control surfaces
  • Functional split cockpit door
  • Scale aluminum wing struts
  • Covered in genuine Hangar 9® UltraCote® covering
  • Durable Super Cub wheels and tires
  • Leaf spring tail wheel assembly
  • Realistic cockpit interior details (sold separately)

Specs

Wingspan:           68.0 in

Length:                 45.5 in

Wing Area:          670 sq in

Weight:                5 to 5.6 lb. w/o battery; (5.85-6.40 lb with battery)

Motor Size:         Power 25 to 32

Prop Size:            13 x 6.5E

Price:                     $240

This is a 1/6-scale (slightly larger,) plane so it is perfectly suited for full-body pilot figures Like those from Elite Forces or BBi.

There is also a scale lighting system available seperately to add another level of scale realism

Featured News, Gerry Yarrish

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Senior Technical Editor About Me: I have a lifelong passion for all things scale, and I love to design, build and fly scale RC airplanes. With 20 plus years as part of the Air Age family of magazines, I love producing Model Airplane News and Electric Flight.

One Response to “In for Review: E-flite Super Cub 25e–Platinum Series”

  1. ED KUDIRKA says:

    This one’s on my wish list. The scale detail is enough to make me want to acquire one as a static display only cause i’m disabled. Ed

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