Hangar 9 CubCrafters XCub 60cc

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Having experienced a loss of interest in flying model airplanes, I thought perhaps that the purchase of a Hangar 9 CubCrafters XCub 60cc ARTF at the end of last year might Ginger up my enthusiasm. Unfortunately this has not proved the case, largely due to the poor design and presentation of the kit. The model is designed for electric use or petrol IC (Horizons 62cc Evolution) and having suffered one Evolution engine, I elected to go to my manufacturer of choice and fit the OS GT 60cc. This presented a problem regarding the position of the throttle servo, as the orientation of the carburettor controls is different from the Evolution. This has proved a bit of a hassle to say the least.

I tend to get quite bored putting planes together so generally only manage an hour at a time; so at only a few hours a week it’s taking awhile.

This is where I’m Up to so far.

I put the transmitter in the shot to illustrate the size of the tundra wheels.

The model comes with a tow release which I have fitted.

The tail controls are in a compartment in the bottom of the fuselage, probably so that they are not visible in the cabin.

The wing struts which are not fitted in the photo are not as well done as those on Hangar 9’s 1/4 scale Cubs which will make transportation difficult.

All in all I’m beginning to wish I had not bought it. I suspect it will fly well, so its just a question of if I finish it before the end of the summer.