Thursday, December 10, 2009 by
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When I first heard about the new ParkZone Ultra-Micro J-3 Cub I knew it would be popular with a lot of people who have found the ultra micro models to be especially engaging. The Cub can be flown indoors at club gatherings for great fun or outdoors just about anywhere. All your RC pilot friends will be asking for a chance to fly it. It is similar in some respects to the previous ParkZone Cessna 210 and Citabria but those two are now collector items and the new J-3 introduces a level of detail to these very small airplanes that we haven’t seen before. It can be purchased as either an RTF or a BNF model. Both are complete with charger, batteries and onboard receiver. The RTF model includes its own transmitter while the BNF expects the new owner to provide his own DSM2 transmitter. It is safe to say that ParkZone has re-invented the J-3 Cub one more time.
Matt Andren was kind enough to let me do a quick review video with his production sample after the development work was complete. I took a close look to see what it was all about and then got a chance to fly it out in the parking lot. The wind was blowing a bit, but I think you will be able to see how well it does. Watch the video review and see what you think. This is definitely another ultra micro fun flyer!
Wingspan: 18.2 in (460mm)
Overall Length: 12.4 in (314mm)
Flying Weight: .85 oz (24 g)
Radio: 3-channel 2.4GHz DSM2
Trim Scheme Colors: Cub yellow with black trim