- Full-on Aerobatic Performance
- Low Minimum Airspeed
- Easy Handling
- Two Part Wing for Easy Transport
- Offset Landing Flaps for Steep Descents and Short Takeoffs
- High-strength Fuselage with “M-Frame Technology”
- Strong and Lightweight Carbon Fiber Wing Tubes
- Suitable for Aero towing 2.5M Gliders (i.e. Multiplex Heron size)
- Optional Float Set, Lights, and Parachutist
The new Multiplex FunCub XL expands all the fun enjoyed by thousands with the original FunCub, in a new larger size! Featuring the same high-wing aerobatic performance, offset flaps for incredibly short takeoff and landing characteristics, and big, soft tundra tires, the FunCub XL lets you fly almost anywhere, from nearly any terrain. Just like its smaller brother, the FunCub XL features the same oversized control surfaces, loads of power and precise, balanced handling for unlimited aerobatic flight, including horizon-to-horizon knife edge passes, endless vertical, and thrilling torque rolls. Setting new standards in its class, with numerous innovative design solutions, the XL also incorporates Multiplex’s "M-Frame technology,” providing a remarkably high-strength fuselage with lightweight carbon tube spars, two-piece wing and quick-release strut fittings for easy field assembly. In addition to the popular aero tow release, an optional elegant LED MULTILight kit make it an absolute eye-catching aerial wonder. The internal cargo bay is perfect for candy drops or lofting Alfred the Parachutist! To bring the endless fun to any terrain, an optional float kit is available!
|Wingspan:||67 in (1700mm)|
|Wing Aera:||791 sq. In. (51 dm²)|
|Wing Loading:||18.35 oz/sq ft. (56 g/dm²)|
|Overall Length:||47.25 in (1200mm)|
|All-up Weight:||101oz (2850g)|
|Control Functions:||Aileron / Elevator / Rudder / Throttle / Flaps|
|Optional Control Functions:||Landing Lights / Bomb Bay Doors / Tow Hook Release|
|Flight Characteristics:||Sport / Scale Aerobatics|
|Radio System (# of Channels / Hitec Equivalent):||7 Channels / Hitec Flash 7 or Higher|
|Receiver:||7 Channels / Hitec Optima 7 or Higher|
|Battery:||6S ~3300 mAh LiPo|
|Battery Charger:||Hitec POWER PEAK E7|
|Replacement Part:||FunCub XL Wing Set|
|Replacement Part:||FunCub XL Fuselage Set|
|Replacement Part:||FunCub XL Tail Set|
|Replacement Part:||FunCub XL Canopy|
|Replacement Part:||FunCub XL Cowling|
|Replacement Part:||FunCub XL Wing Spar Set|
|Replacement Part:||FunCub XL Undercarriage|
|Replacement Part:||FunCub XL Tailwheel|
|Replacement Part:||FunCub XL Main Wheel Set|
|Optional Part:||Alfred The Parachutist|
|Optional Part:||FunCub XL Float Set|
|Optional Part:||FunCub Light Kit|
We take the Multiplex FunCub XL out for a test flight! More details: http://www.weekenderwarehouse.com/funcub-xl/ http://flitetest.com/articles/multiplex-funcub-xl-review The videos mentioned in this episode: Launching / Landing - Beginner Series https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nNdpcm91Ds Stefan's water plane maiden w/ The FT Sea Otter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejM8reNG6U4 Thanks for watching!
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High Quality Plane
Posted by Mike on 26th Aug 2017
Fast international shipping and friendly staff. I'm way up in Northern Canada and there were zero issues.
I wanted something that would be happy (and look good) on skis or big wheels, a any weather, any season flyer. With a 5000mah 6S battery it's a wind fighter, and star player balances easily! Some people scoff that it's STOL performance isn't spectacular, but takeoff distance is insainly short compared to a "sport pane". It's a bush Cub with the heart of an Extra, buff said.
Posted by Unknown on 20th Jul 2017
I previously built the kit version and this is a replacement RR version. It is much easier in the RR version as most of the work is done for you, sorting through all the nuts and bolts. The plane is a great flyer and that is why I bought the second one.
Nice plane but has flaws
Posted by Don H. on 27th Jun 2017
I ordered the receiver ready unit and installed a Spectrum AT8010T receiver. This plane has analog servos and normally require a 22ms frame rate, but new Spectrum receivers will only run an 11 ms frame rate, even when setting 22ms in transmitter. However testing on bench servos seemed to be OK, same with flying, no problem with 11ms rate. When bench testing, prop flew off taking collet with it. Reinstalled prop and really tightened it down. Flew several flights just around pattern no problems, flies really good. This morning decided to do a loop, when vertical at full throttle, prop and cowling came off, immediately dropped into a stall and I didn't have time to recover. Damage was not too bad, nose broke aft of motor, can probably be hot glued, but am concerned about splintered plywood in area. I recommend adding tape to cowling, now only held by tiny magnets and really testing at full throttle on bench prior to flying. You really have to tighten the prop nut down really tight.
100% quality nice plane
Posted by Unknown on 28th Jul 2016
Just as sdvertized
Posted by wdd on 10th Jul 2016
Plane arrived well-packaged. The RR build is rather straightforward, just review the pictures and those instructions for the RR version. Excellent review in August 2016 Fly-RC magazine motivated me to buy. I have the regular Fun Cub too and have many flights on it. In the XL build I used a Y-harness for the ailerons and a reversing Y-harness for the flaps. I did not get the LEDs yet nor did I activate the cargo bay doors/servo. I have five (5) flights so far, using two, 3-cell 2200MaH batteries. Flew fine and good duration. On first flight I needed to trim up elevator and left aileron. I like the aluminum landing gear and rubber tires, and the tail wheel is great improvement. I will probably transport to the field with wings on as it is some effort to disconnect wings and wing servo wiring (this is not a show stopper, just personal preference).
Posted by Unknown on 9th Jul 2016
This was a very quick build and I had no problems. Everything fit, everything worked. The instructions were pretty much a waste of time but you don't need them. One anomaly was the tail braces didn't come with the plane. I have carbon fiber rods and was going to add them but Hitec said they really weren't needed. I've flown it and had no issues without them. The plane is incredibly powerful and takes off in a few feet. Just a solid flyer. You will need mixing for flaps and elevator. I think I ended up with around 20%. For probably fifteen landings today, I didn't make one without a bounce of some sort. I'll look for some low bounce tires. The original Fun Cub was the same way for me. It's nice to have a large cub I can carry in the car all put together. It was a very windy day for the maiden but the XL did well. It has enough weight to be stable.
Ask more questions when ordering
Posted by Ron Sch;lievert on 25th Jun 2016
I thought that I was buying all of the parts I would need except a receiver, battery and transmitter. I did not realize that I could have ordered a (RTF). I now have come up with a new set of questions since I have opened my FunCub XL. I need many fittings and pieces, and (two) Zacki ELAPOR 20 g, to complete my plane. I also need two 3S Lipo 3200mAh batteries and AC/DC charger. A tailwheel kit. I currently use a Spektrum DX7 (2011) 7- Channel Full Range DSM2 System. Is this adequate??? Will the poles be the same (+/-) ?? I assume Radio Control System refers to a Transmitter. I hope I have asked enough question so I can place another order, finish my plane, and get flying. I hope you can have answers to my frustrations. Hope to hear from you soon.
Quality RR Airplane
Posted by Fred on 25th Jun 2016
This is a very high quality foamie ! The best I've seen to date ! The plane flies well and looks great in the air. I did'nt give it 5 stars because its $ 400.00 and for that 400 you still have to buy and solder in the lights. Really ! Also the floats are an extra purchase. This is way to much money for a foamie of this size.
Lots Of Fun
Posted by Bruce on 14th Jun 2016
It's a great plane for landing on grass. It's kinda bouncy on asphalt. Too bad the wires were not long enough to hook up the lights.
Well thought out
Posted by Unknown on 13th Apr 2016
Great level of completion and good workmanship on the completed sections. Nice level of innovation used on bay doors and wing struts. Installing bay door servo is a challenge for large hands. All in a terrific design with all the bells and whistles!