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Piper PA-18 Super Cub ( 52 in. / 132.1 cm )

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Piper PA-18 Super Cub

Model and Allied Publications's Piper PA-18 Super Cub

The Piper PA-18 Super Cub is a two-seat, single-engine monoplane. Introduced in 1949 by Piper Aircraft, it was developed from the Piper PA-11, and traces its lineage back through the J-3 to the Taylor E-2 Cub of the 1930s. In close to 40 years of production, over 9,000 were built. Super Cubs are commonly found in roles such as bush flying, banner and glider towing.

The plan depicting the Piper Cub is ambiguous which Cub they're drawing. I decided (maybe mistakenly) that it's the PA-18. So now it is a PA-18 for these purposes. The model can be built as a radio controlled model as shown in the plans or as a free-flight model. Either choice should be a pleasure to see in the air.

The construction is pure & simple "usual" built up balsa fuselage, wings and empennage. The only thing that's a tad bit funky is the bottom cowl which is 1/32 inch ply "wrapped up and over" the fuselage. I'm not sure how that's done but then there are many things that I don't understand!

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ID: 83314
File Size: 1.6 MB
Type: Airplane
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Civilian
Motor: Glow-Powered
Motor Size:0.049-To-0.15-CI (2-strokes)
Wingspan: 52 in. / 132.1 cm
Publisher: Model and Allied Publications
Magazines:  More at RCBookcase
Pub. Ref: FSP 1357
Designer: Jack Headley
Date: 01/1979
Weight:1.75 lb.
Listing Editor: kenb
Added: 08/04/2015 12:28
Updated: 05/05/16 03:09:40am
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Hello, I'm Ken Barclay

Flew first powered model airplane: 1/2A CL - 1953
Competed in AMA sanctioned events: C/L Combat, C/L Scale 1955-1961
USAF - 1962 - 1968 RC-130, RB-50, C-47, C-54, CH-56, RC-135
1st R/C: Falcon 56 with HeathKit radio
Resumed R/C: 2008 - Prefer stand-off scale (semi-scale) model airplanes

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Plan ID:83314
Keywords:Piper PA-18 Super Cub civilian glow powered radio control free flight
Model Type:Airplane
Aircraft Use:Civilian
Wingspan: 52 in. / 132.1 cm
Wingspan Class:125cm-To-160cm (50in-To-63in)
Wing Position:High-Mounted-Wing
Wing Style:Straight-Wing-Rect
Wing Dihedral:Dihedral
Landing Gear:Taildragger
Motor Type:Glow-Powered
Motor Size:0.049-To-0.15-CI (2-strokes)
Number of Motors:1-Tractor
Weight:1.75 lb.
Weight Class:500g-To-1000g (17.6oz-To-35.2oz)
Construction Skills:Low-Intermediate
Pilot Skills:Low-Intermediate
Publisher:Model and Allied Publications
Magazines:  More at RCBookcase
Reference:FSP 1357
Designer:Jack Headley
Category:PDF Bitmap Wood Model Airplane Plans
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