Having owned BOTH the Super Cub and the EZ Star...let me suggest that you
start with EZ Star.
While many will tell you the Super Cub is "easy to fly" my own experiences
were the opposite. Chalk it up to "operator error" if you will.
However..The EZ Star is a DREAM to fly.
I had a good suggestion from a friend to slightly increase the size of the
EZ Star's rudder ( and later on, to increase the size of the motor)... I
still fly the EZ Start nearly every time out. It'll teach you things in an
EZ easy way.
The Super Cub comes with a radio/transmitter and servos that cannot be
switched to another plane easily. The EZ star ( at least the $59.00 version
that I bought). allowed me to add my own servos; receiver and transmitter.
Those articles cost some money, but they can be moved to another plane at
The prop is a pusher on the EZ Star. I still have the original prop on! I
can't count the number of broken props that occurred during my formative
months with the Super Cub.
Read carefully the www.rcgroups and www.rcuniverse sites that focus on the
Super Cub. You will find issues about "glitches" in the weak radio system.
It is a 27 megahertz system that is useless for most normal R/C uses. Many
users change everything out at their first chance.
I am not knocking the physical structure of the Cub, only its poor and
amateurish radio/tx/servos/motor arrangement.
Perhaps, if you are focused on and convinced that the Super Cub is the only
plane for you ( wrong choice, IMHO)..then at least, only buy the foam
parts, and add your own tx/rx/servos.. At least that way, you will have
transferable parts. Spend it now, or spend it later,...sooner or later, you
will spend it.
One thing that I am not sure about..and that is your commitment to fly any
planes after this one. It may be that this is a one time use deal...never
going to fly again. Perhaps, you just want to take some aerial pictures...if
so, the Super Cub may well be your solution..but..be forewarned..this hobby