Feb 22, 2014

New Creations R/C

Just wanted to do a plug for the local hobby shop.  Hobby shops seem to be dying out in most parts of the country, replaced by the larger, internet based hobby retailers.
We currently are living just north of Houston and we just happen to live close to a really great hobby shop.
New Creations R/C is the type of hobby shop that I used to dream about when I was a kid.  It's packed with R/C airplanes and helicopters, just like a hobby shop should be.  They are a Horizon Hobby distributor, so you'll find the same prices in the store as you'd find online.  Better than that though, you'll get personalized service.  Just don't go at peak times or you might be waiting while all the customers in front of you get help for their "how do I" questions...   The Fun Cub, and Nano Qx that my wife got for my birthday both came from New Creations.  It's a great shop and if you're ever in the Conroe, Texas area, stop by and check it out.

Feb 8, 2014

Fun Cub - Flight Review

The Fun Cub flies beautifully.  Trimming the model required only a few clicks of trim.  With the power setup I used take off performance ranges from scale at 1/3 throttle with a notch of flaps to unrealistic vertical performance at full throttle.
The plane required almost four ounces of lead in the tail to get it to balance, but it flies and more importantly, it lands easily.  Take the time to properly balance your Fun Cub.  I originally planned to paint the plane, but I'm glad I didn't. The kit decals give great visibility in the air and were alot easier to put on than paint.  I've been flying at the local school on the football field.  The huge tundra tires handle the short grass with ease. 
I'd heard of people having issues with vibration, but my plane certainly has no such issues.  Build it carefully and it will treat you right.
This truly is a Fun Cub.