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Vintage Model Company 42" Balsa Basics Super Cub 4ch Trainer


Learn to Build, Learn to Fly

Complete airframe kit for those who already have their own electronics and R/C gear.

The Super Cub is a Balsa Basics Cub with a more advanced wing that includes ailerons controlled by two extra servos. The Balsa Basics Series is envisioned as a 'next step' for those wanting to venture into more traditional model aviation materials without intimidation. Balsa has a reputation for being hard to get into, complex and fragile, so we've created a range of robust fun flyers that are easy to assemble and straightforward to fly. The Cub is the first in this range, for good reason - it's the ideal trainer.


The Super Cub is an ideal aileron trainer. Unlike the simpler standard 'Cub', this Super Cub variant is a 4-channel aircraft that includes an aileron wing. You can build this aircraft from start to finish in a matter of hours (although you can take your time sanding, detailing and finishing). Chunky components result in a sturdy airframe that is intuitive to assemble. Most of the time the Cub is happiest cruising along at minimum throttle, however, it can also perform basic aerobatics such as loops and wingovers. Flight times with the recommended battery can be up to 20 minutes on calm days. With a large 1000mm wingspan, you’ll also be able to take on windier conditions. Even if you are an expert builder and pilot, this is a great aircraft to keep in your squadron.


Unlike many of our other more complicated kits, the Balsa Cub doesn't need to be built over a plan and can be constructed on a normal sized table with some basic tools. All you need is to follow this video along step-by-step.



  • 1x Sheet of 3mm Ply parts
  • 7x Sheets of balsa parts
  • Landing gear wire
  • Push rod wire
  • Control horns
  • Wooden dowel
  • Wheels not included


  • Wingspan - 42" / 1070mm
  • Build Skill Level - Beginner
  • Flying Skill Level - Beginner
  • Channels - 4 (throttle, rudder and elevator)
  • Power System - Electric Brushless
  • Recommended Motor - Emax MT2213-920kV (approximately 150w)
  • Propeller Size - 1045
  • Recommended ESC - 25A
  • Recommended Battery - 1300mah-2200mah 3s Lipo
  • Servo Size - (4x) 9g

Needed to Complete

  • Electronics Power Pack - This plane is designed work with Flite Test Power Pack B or SWD Aircraft Power Pack, which includes your motor, Electronic Speed Controller (ESC), servos and more.
  • Battery and Charger
  • Transmitter
  • Covering - You can cover this model with tissue, iron-on films such as Oracover, or simply use coloured packaging tape (which works extremely well).
  • Glue - We'd recommend you use super glue with models in this range for speedy builds. Roket Hot is a great option.
  • Wheels - 2.5" dia. recommended

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