Behinds the Scenes with the E-flite Carbon-Z Cub on Floats

Nov 26, 2013 15 Comments by

Recently we reviewed the new Carbon-Z Cun from E-flite and we really put it through its paces. Contributor and ace test pilot Kevin Siemonsen flew the Cub out of our tight test field with its flaps and big tundra tires, and even flew the plane inverted to explore its true aerobatic performance envelop. Kevin then swapped the wheel out for E-flite floats and took the Cub to the local Lake Candlewood in New Milford, CT. Flying off the docks at Lynne Demming Park, Kevin really set the tone for true bush pilot flying. Check out these behind the scenes photos that did not make it into our upcoming review in the March 2014 issue of Electric Flight. Photos by Peter Hall

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The photo shoot took place early in the morning on a Saturday and the fog had yet to lift! Pretty cool backdrop with low angle sunlight!

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This is an awesome flying plane. Plenty of power, flaps, and even molded plastic VG (Vortex Generators) on the wings. Helping you at the sticks is the amazing AS3X flight stabilization system built into the included Spektrum™ AR635 receiver, which makes it possible for you to experience agility far beyond the classic Cub form, while at the same time providing stability better than the original with control that’s always natural feeling no matter how you like to fly.

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But to really get exciting performance from any test plane you have to have a talented test pilot, and Kevin is that in spades! Watch for a detailed Flight Report coming soon!

 

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15 Responses to “Behinds the Scenes with the E-flite Carbon-Z Cub on Floats”

  1. Eddy Vergara says:

    I remember this model, just like I have ,some 30 yrs ago….a design by late HaleBolt supercuB during th single channel era…a nice stable flyer….LOw..& …slOw… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yprOAhPGs8

  2. James Robb says:

    Really guys, no video?

  3. JB says:

    AS3X in a Cub? Especialy one that big! Why?

    • Gerry Yarrish says:

      Why not? Especially when the added stability does not affect aerobatic performance and response. It’s sort’a like saying why RC! :^)

  4. moses A says:

    Hay the old real Cubs were stick and rudder, and flew great, so why put electronic in modern Cubs!…come on, any new improvements takes you closer to the next new devices in aircraft, RC or otherwise! But I guess am bias because I worked on the most advanced aircraft built in the US Air Force and those advancements would have never been there if we didn’t go there!

  5. Jason says:

    Just a little late. There were already two flying at my club this past Sunday. Nice plane.

    • Gerry Yarrish says:

      Jason, this was posted first on October 14. it took a while to get our video edited and then repost the page. So it’s pretty timely. we agree, a nice plane indeed.

  6. Rich 4 says:

    Using the latest technology is great for us old timers and new guys. We’re not all “hot shots”. If you want to be called a hot shot, OK your a “Hot Shot”

  7. Wayne says:

    Very nice plane indeed, but for the price I just can’t get into foamies…

  8. Jerry says:

    Same here, almost $400 for the plane and another $100+ for a couple of batteries, too much for me. Great idea for a plane though.

  9. Memtenn60 says:

    Great looking plane, but can’t buy it anywhere. I have been waiting for two months to get one and know body has any in stock. Wish I where a test pilot.

  10. Richard Hewgley says:

    What is with all of those negative remarks and self-centered attitudes that I am reading in most of these 12 Responses? Gerry, your video and reporting on this great looking and flying larger than usual CarbonZ Cub E-flite is excellent! I have one on order, through my local Hobby Shop, and will be flying it at the field very soon. I find that negative and critical people are usually the broke and
    incompetent ones. $500.00 for the performance this electric gives you is only a two week budget for the booze and smoker group. They could buy two of these wonderful airplanes if they laid off for only one month. Said, by an ex-drinker/smoker.

  11. isaac says:

    very cool!!!!!! i little pricey but not to bad

    i would be awesome as a balsa!!!!

  12. Keith lynch says:

    Built of Balsa with all the included electronics it would not be $350. Just finished putting mine together and it was a pure joy. Hell of a nice foam beater plane for the money. Great practice plane for a “hot shot” or equally a good as a second plane trainer.

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