It’s now time to land – Flyzone HCAA24 User Manual

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the control surface responds. Also, turn the motor
on and check the range. If you still have control
of the airplane, it is safe to extend the transmitter
antenna and fl y the airplane. If you do not have
control of the plane, make sure the batteries in the
transmitter are fresh and the battery in the plane
is charged. Also, make sure the wire antenna is
extending out the back of the airplane.

5. With the throttle stick moved fully up, hand
launch the Piper J-3 Cub into the wind, at a slight
upward angle. Note: For the fi rst couple of fl ights,
we recommend having a helper hand launch the
airplane. After you become familiar with the fl ight
characteristics of the airplane, it can be fl own off a
hard surface instead of hand launched.

6. Pull the elevator stick (right stick) toward you
so that the plane climbs at a 20 to 30 degree angle.
Allow the airplane to climb a few seconds before
turning it.

7. When your airplane is moving away from you,
moving the aileron stick (right stick) to the left,
combined with a small amount of up elevator
(moving the right stick down), will make your plane
turn to the left. Moving the stick to the right with a
small amount of up elevator will make the airplane
turn to the right. To stop the turn, move the stick the
opposite direction until the airplane is fl ying level
and return the elevator stick to center. Caution: It
only requires a small amount of up elevator.

8. Because the transmitter is set up as if it and you
were sitting in the cockpit, when the airplane is
coming toward you, moving the right stick left
still causes left aileron, but your airplane goes to
your right. In short, you have to reverse the way
you control the ailerons. Here’s a good way to
familiarize yourself with the controls: When the
airplane is coming toward you, turn your body so
that you are facing the same direction the airplane
is going, looking over your shoulder at the airplane.
Now when you move the aileron stick left, the
plane will go to your left.

9. Now that you have gained some altitude, it is
time to trim the plane for straight, level fl ight. If
the airplane wants to climb when the right control
stick is released, move the elevator trim lever up
away from you. If the airplane wants to dive, move

the elevator trim lever down towards you. It should
require very little trim. Your goal is to have the
airplane fl y level with the elevator stick centered.

10. If the airplane wants to roll left or right, move
the aileron trim lever in the opposite direction the
plane wants to roll. Again, it should require very
little trim.

11. For beginner pilots, rudder is primarily used
for takeoff and landings. The ability to turn the
plane without roll is necessary to keep the plane
level during takeoffs and landings. Moving the left
control stick (rudder) to the left will cause the J-3
Cub to turn left. Moving this stick to the right will
cause the plane to turn right. If the plane wants to
turn with the left stick centered, move the rudder
trim lever opposite the direction the airplane is
turning. The airplane should be trimmed so that
if you take your hands off of the control stick,
the airplane will fl y straight and level on its own.
Having the airplane trimmed properly makes
fl ying much easier and more enjoyable.

12. Don’t let the airplane get too far away from
you. The farther away it is, the harder it is to see
what the airplane is doing.

13. When learning to fl y, it is best to keep the
airplane high enough so that if you make a mistake,
you have enough altitude to correct the mistake.


It’s a known fact among fellow R/C pilots that your
airplane will land. It is up to you as to where and
how it lands!

1. For your fi rst couple of fl ights we recommend that
you attempt to land with reserve battery power. For
added insurance, your Piper J-3 Cub comes with an
auto motor cut-off feature which reserves battery
power to the receiver for safe landings.

2. During your fi rst fl ight, while at a high altitude,
turn the motor off and notice how the Piper J-3
Cub reacts. This will give you an idea of how the
airplane will react during a landing. At this higher
atltitude, familiarize yourself with how the model
responds at low power and slower speeds as this
is how the model will fl y when landing.