Once in a while, a curious RC creation comes along that’s worth a closer look. The Multiplex FunCub has all the right elements to suggest a great flying experience, but we had to take a closer look for ourselves. See if the FunCub can offer a flight experience that keeps it from getting bullied on the playground for those goofy looking tires…
One look at the curious design of the FunCub and our imagination took off. With HUGE tundra wheels and nothing short of absurd flaps, the FunCub makes you think it’s going to fly where many others have feared to tread. Time to get this thing together…
Our assembly of the FunCub went as planned with no notable deviations. Obtaining the recommended CG required us to add about 14g of lead weight to the tail and shove the battery all the way aft but the FunCub is the type of platform that makes the little extra weight go unnoticed. A cavernous interior compartment means you can even step up to a mighty 3300 mAh 3S pack if you want extended runtimes.
Takeoff is pretty much whatever you want it to be. Keep the flaps up and ease the throttle in the grass and let it fly off the ground at it’s own pace, or punch the throttle and yank back on the stick unforgivably and the FunCub will accommodate with some amazing STOLs. The huge, 900 flaps either slow you down immediately or allow you to lift out of heavy terrain. The FunCub definitely is at home on the grass and is a bit of a bouncy, rigid handful on pavement landings…but we’re NOT complaining. You’ll want to traverse the back country with the FunCub and leave the hard pack to those lesser “city-fied” airplanes. This is a rugged, tundra plane that’ll take just about anything you throw at it.
With an included retractable tow hook mechanism (requires another micro servo and an available channel on your radio system), the FunCub is as versatile as it is, well, fun! We spent about 5 packs in a heated STOL competition, with plenty of “oops we got greedy” stalls and flops. The FunCub shook it off and came back for more. This is one plane we’ll be keeping around for a very long time. We’ll be updating the post soon with our float experience, so be sure to check back in the upcoming weeks!
Again, good job Multiplex with a great flying experience.
2 Brothers Hobby