luck would have it, shortly after receiving the Super Cub,
my local club had its first indoor flying event. Since I
live in Minnesota, it can be difficult (read really, really
COLD) to fly outside in the winter. My club is lucky enough
to have two different venues to choose from for the cold
fellow club members were also excited about the first indoor
flying event of the year, so I had to share the airspace
with several other micro planes. That didn't bother the
Flyzone Super Cub though.
ground handling of this plane can be a little tricky, due
to the lack of a steerable tail wheel, so I found it better
to give the Super Cub full throttle and get her in the air
as quickly as possible.
Once in the air, the throttle can be brought back to about
one-quarter, and she'll fly very nicely. The cruise speed
of this plane makes it easy to fly in a gym, but watch the
throttle - the Super Cub will climb very quickly if more
throttle is added. I did find that the climb can be negated
by pushing forward on the elevator stick gently.
are limited, due to the three-channel design, but I had
a lot of fun doing loops and high-banked turns. At full
throttle, multiple loops can be done, and they're a blast!
the plane takes almost no skill - simply line up the plane
and gradually bring the throttle back. A touch of up elevator
at the end and the Super Cub will flair for a three-point
landing! Flying low and slow is a joy for me, and I got
almost 20 minutes out of a single charge on the battery!
luck would have it, I had a chance to fly the plane outside
on the following Saturday morning. The wind was blowing
at about 5 MPH, but the little Cub flew just fine. I had
a really good time flying outside!
out the video to see them in action!