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Piper PA-18 Super Cub ( 74 in. / 188 cm )

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Piper PA-18 Super Cub

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. (Wikipedia) When fitted with very large tires this airplane is often used on unimproved airstrips in the Alaskan back country.

The downloaded plans of the Piper PA 18 are on 3 pages. The first page is a plan sheet of the Piper build plan set. The second and third pages are pages of patterns required to build this Piper model airplane. The third page image quality is questionable as it appears to be a copy of a copy. The completed model requires five servos if powered by a two cycle Nitro engine. Four servos are required if an electric motor is chosen.

As stated in the plan, the model weight is approximately 7 pounds (105 - 110 ounces)
A nitro engine specified in the plan is .40 to .60
An electric motor alternative would be a motor of 1200 watts with a 60 amp ESC and a 5–7S Li-Po battery.

If building this model Piper PA 18 as a true scale, the website airliners.net has many reference photographs.

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ID: 83338
File Size: 3.6 MB
Type: Airplane
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Civilian
Motor: Glow-Powered
Motor Size:0.40-To-0.60-CI (2-strokes)
Wingspan: 74 in. / 188 cm
Weight:105-110 Ounces
Listing Editor: kenb
Added: 09/04/2015 02:06
Updated: 25/04/16 09:27:17pm
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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:83338
Keywords:Piper cub sport civilian cub Piper single engine propeller utility PA high wing
Model Type:Airplane
Aircraft Use:Civilian
Wingspan: 74 in. / 188 cm
Wingspan Class:160cm-To-200cm (63in-To-79in)
Wing Position:High-Mounted-Wing
Wing Style:Straight-Wing-Rect
Wing Dihedral:Dihedral
Landing Gear:Taildragger
Motor Type:Glow-Powered
Motor Size:0.40-To-0.60-CI (2-strokes)
Number of Motors:1-Tractor
Weight:105-110 Ounces
Weight Class:2500g-To-4000g (88.1oz-To-141.0oz)
Construction Skills:High-Intermediate
Pilot Skills:High-Intermediate
Category:PDF Bitmap Wood Model Airplane Plans
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