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recreation
two
Lycoming O-320
150 h.p.
22 ft. 4 in..
35 ft. 2 in.
980 lbs.
1,750 lbs.
36 U.S. gals.
287 lbs.
115 mph
130 mph
950 fpm
19,000 feet
460 miles
2/25/49






RC Airplanes Super Cub
RC Super Cub

One rc Super Cub comes as a kit from Pat's Custom Models. Construction is balsawood and ply with provisions for flaps. Wingspan is 53 in, suggested motor is a 480 size, and weight is around 1 lb. 1 oz.


RC Airplanes Super Cub
RC Super Cub

The rc Super Cub with a 41 in. wingspan from NitroPlanes, has a length of 28 in. Included is a 1750 kV motor.

Production of the Super Cub by Piper began in 1949 and continued until 1994. Today many are still in use flying from remote airfields as bush aircraft, for spraying crops, as trainers, glider and banner tugs, and in general aviation.



RC Airplanes Super Cub
RC Super Cub

The rc Super Cub from NitroPlanes with a 71 1/2 in. wingspan has a length of 46 1/2 in. Recommended power is a .52 four stroke engine. Weight is about 5 1/2 lbs.

Super Cub aircraft have been equipped with skis and floats and are used by police and government agencies around the world for a number of functions including enforcement and patrol duties.



RC Airplanes Super Cub
RC Super Cub

HobbyZone has the rc Super Cub with a 48 in. wingspan and 32 1/2 in. length. It uses a Speed 480 motor for power and weigh around 1 lb. 9 oz.

A smaller rc Super Cub from HobbyZone has a wingspan of 32 in. and is 21 1/2 in. long. Power comes from a Speed 180 motor and weight is just 1/2 lb. HobbyZone also has parts for the rc Super Cub.

Although resembling their predecessors, Super Cub aircraft are different. Above all, the engine has more than double the power.

The aircraft have more interior space, larger, higher, more comfortable seats, and better visibility from the cockpit. The aircraft are designed to be piloted from the front of their tandem seats.



RC Airplanes Super Cub
RC Super Cub

The rc Super Cub from Dynaflite comes in kit form and has a wingspan of 104 in. It needs a 1.10 four stroke or bigger engine for power.

Over 14,000 Super Cub aircraft were produced.



RC Airplanes Super Cub
RC Super Cub

The rc Super Cub by Roets Aero Model Design, Pretoria, RSA has a 16 foot wingspan and a 10 1/2 foot length. It is of all wood construction and needs from 100 cc to 150 cc engine power. Flying weight should be between 65 lbs. and 70 lbs.


RC Super Cub

Dynam has the rc Super Cub with a 28 in. wingspan and 25 in. length. Included is a motor, with all up weight of around 21 oz.


RC Super Cub

E-flite's rc Super Cub has a 68 in. wingspan and is 45 1/2 in. long. All up weight should not exceed about 6 1/2 lbs.


RC Super Cub - Airplane Girl.

Joe Foley wrote this review of his E-flite rc Super Cub:

"You can't go wrong with the rc Super Cub from E-Flite. It comes almost ready to fly with an easy to follow instruction manual, so I'll just touch on some of the assembly highlights.

The box that the rc Super Cub arrived in is nice and sturdy, able to handle most shipping abuses. All the enclosed parts are well secured and the smaller pieces come in a bag or enclosed box.

The rc Super Cub is impressive just sitting in its colorful box. You can see the quality of its workmanship before your final assembly.

I really appreciate good landing gear which are able to absorb some of my not so good landings on my rc airplanes. The E-flite rc Super Cub does not disappoint. It is very well built and is easy to install.

The rc Super Cub comes with an adjustable motor mount that should accommodate just about anything you choose for power. The engine cowl is magnetized and once you line it up it will go right into place.

The tail of the rc Super Cub is easy to install and secure into place. All the control horn holes are pre-drilled for you.

The wings slide together on aluminum tubing. Struts are a snap to install.

Just a reminder for every rc airplane you build. Don't forget to check both the c/g fore and aft, plus laterally. You may be surprised if one of your rc Super Cub wings weighs a bit more than the other. Better to find it out before the first flight.

Flying the rc Super Cub is fantastic. With such a light wing loading, the rc Super Cub gets into the air quickly. I like to get it up "two mistakes high" while raising the nose and throttling back to see just how slow it will go before stalling. The rc Super Cub from E-flite will slow to walking speed. And, what is especially nice is that it just stalls straight ahead, without dropping a wing. All that's needed to get it flying is to keep the nose down and give it a little power until it gets back to flying speed.

What surprised me is that the E-flite rc Super Cub will get around at a lot faster than scale-speeds if you give it full throttle. It can do some pretty amazing zoom climbs, too. When you get to the top of the climb, you can chop the throttle and try getting into flat spins or tumbles. If you set up the rc Super Cub with a little rearward c/g you will find that it can do some pretty amazing aerobatics.

With a plane like the rc Super Cub, landings are easy. You really don't need to use flaps, except to impress your friends. Just be sure to put in enough down elevator to counter the nose rising when you drop the flaps, and keep the landing speed up a bit until you get used to how much the flaps bleed off speed. Happy flying!" - Joe

We want to thank Joe very much for his excellent review of the rc Super Cub from E-flite.



RC Super Cub

The rc Super Cub by Hannu Vuorien has a wingspan of 168 in., weighs around 51 lbs. and is powered by a TM 685 motor.


RC Super Cub

The rc Super Cub by Page Aviation comes in a kit that is of all wood construction. It builds to a wingspan of 80 in. and a length of 50 in. A minimum 300 Wt. electric motor can power it.

Page Aviation also has a rc Super Cub with a 40 in. wingspan as a kit. Recommended power is a GWS 300A motor.



RC Super Cub

Graupner has a rc Super Cub in a kit. It builds to a 46 1/2 in. wingspan and uses a Speed 400 size motor for power.


RC Super Cub

FlyZone has a rc Super Cub with a wingspan of 48 in. and a length of 33 in. Power is by a brushless motor and weigh is around 2 lbs.


RC Super Cub

RaidenTech has a rc Super Cub. Wingspan is 71 1/2 in. and length is 46 1/2 in. You will need a .52 four stroke engine for power. Weight is around 6 lbs.


RC Super Cub

Banana Hobby has a rc Super Cub with a 42 in. wingspan and 28 in. length.


RC Super Cub

OKing's rc Super Cub is made from EPO foam with a 37 in. wingspan and length of 25 in.


RC Super Cub

The rc Super Cub from HobbyKing has a 71 in. wingspan and 47 in. length. It comes ARF of all wood construction with an all up weight of around 4 1/2 lbs.


RC Super Cub

The Foshan Jun Feng Model Shop rc Super Cub has a 104 in. wingspan and is 68 in. long with an all up weight of around 14 lbs. Power can come from a .91 two cycle or 1.20 four cycle engine.


RC Super Cub

Dave Patrick Models has a rc Super Cub with a wingspan of 106 in. You will need a .90 two cycle or 1.80 four cycle engine for power.


RC Super Cub

Hobby Express has a rc Super Cub in a kit. Wingspan is 46 1/2 in., with a length of 29 in. and a weight of about 1 1/2 lbs. It needs a Speed 400 type motor.

Amazon has a rc Super Cub from Parkflyers RC. It has a 40 in. wingspan, a 27 in. length, and includes a brushless motor. Weight is around 1 1/2 lbs.

Amax produces a 42 in. wingspan rc Super Cub.

Niko Sales & Services Centre, Malaysia has a rc Super Cub powered by a geared Speed 370 motor.
The rc Super Cub from Dongguan Flight Models is of all wood construction with a wingspan of 81 in. and length of 57 in. It can be powered by a .60 two stroke or .91 four stroke engine. All up weight is around 7 1/2 lbs.

The rc Super Cub from RAID has a 42 in. wingspan and a length of 28 in. A brushless motor will power the 19 oz. airplane.

Hacker Models rc Super Cub is made from EPP foam for Speed 400 motor power. Wingspan is 39 in, length is 27 1/2 in., and weight is around 14 oz.

Modellbau Mulder's rc Super Cub has a 104 in. wingspan and is 69 in. long. You will need from 2.1 to 3.7 cid engine power. Weight is about 21 lbs.

Kit Cutters has a rc Super Cub in kit form, designed by Mike Smart, with a 9 foot wingspan. Power can be from .91 two cycle or 1.20 four cycle engines.

The AMA Plans service has plan #60127 for a rc Super Cub. The designer is D. Patrick. It has a 47 1/2 in. wingspan.

Plan #35343 from the AMA Plans service is for a 48 in. wingspan Super Cub that comes from Fly RC Magazine plans.

Hooked on Airplanes has information about the HobbyZone rc Super Cub and HobbyZone mini rc Super Cub.

Al Claron's rc Super Cub has a wingspan of 40 in. with a length of 27 in. and weight of about 15 oz.

Len Sparks has a rc Super Cub with a glass fibre fuselage and wings that are made from balsa and ply. Wingspan is 100 in with a length of 66 in. He powers it with a OS 1.20 engine.

The rc Super Cub built by Ricky Singer has a wingspan of 69 in. with a length of 45 in. and weight of about 5 lbs. A Super Tiger .60 powers it.

Dave Daniels rc Super Cub has a wingspan of 40 in. and a length of 27 in.

The rc Super Cub of Roy Young has a wingspan of 72 in. with a length of 47 in. An OS .56 is up front.

Ed Sierra's rc Super Cub wingspan is 52 in. with a length of 38 in. Weight 36 oz.

Ed Marino has a rc Super Cub with a wingspan of 70 in. and a length of 45 in. An ASP52 is used for power. Weight is 5 1/2 lbs.

Don Giovanni's rc Super Cub has a wingspan of 82 in. with a length of 58 in. It uses Saito 62 and weighs 8 lbs. all up.

Larry Rennee has a rc Super Cub with floats. Its wingspan is 42 in. and it is 30 in. long. Weight is 18 oz.

The RC Super Cub of Tony Ilardi has a wingspan of 31 in. with a length of 18 in.

Jerry Prattle built his rc Super Cub from a kit. Its wingspan is 36 in. and length is 23 in.

Joe Marks rc Super Cub has a wingspan of 39 in. with a length of 19 in..

Ed Renzo has a rc Super Cub. It has a wingspan of 44 in. with a length of 30 in. Its all up weight is 22 oz.

Nick McCauley's rc Super Cub's wingspan is 40 3/4 in. with a length of 27 1/2 in. It weighs 17 oz.

The rc Super Cub built by Paul Stockman has a wingspan of 44 in. with a length of 30 in. Its weight is 20 oz.

Don Banks has a rc Super Cub with a wingspan of 38 in. and a length of 16 in. It uses a 370 size motor for power. It weighs 16 1/2 oz.

Paul Blessing's rc Super Cub has a wingspan of 42 in. with a length of 28 in.

The rc Super Cub of Jim Cordova has a wingspan of 43 in. and a length of 29 in.. Weight is 26 oz.

Ted Crowley has a rc Super Cub with a wingspan of 50 in. and a length of 34 in. A 400 motor powers it.

The rc Super Cub of Bill Passmann has working flaps. Its wingspan is 141 in. with a length of 89 in. It weighs in at about 36 lbs.

Joe Van's rc Super Cub has floats. Its wingspan is 55 in. with a length of 39 in. It weights 3 lbs.

The rc Super Cub built by Ed Ferns wingspan is 88 in. with a length of 56 in. It uses a OS 1.20 engine.

Ed Christopher's rc Super Cub has a glass fibre fuselage with balsa over foamy wings. It uses a Thunder Tiger 60 engine. Its wingspan is 66 in. with a length of 49 in. Weight all up is 5 3/4 lbs.

The rc Super Cub of Greg Benedict has a wingspan of 69 in. with a length of 46 in. Its weight is 6 lbs.

Steve Becket's rc Super Cub has a wingspan of 40 in; with a length of 26 in. It weights 15 oz.

Tom Myra's rc Super Cub wingspan is 48 in. with a length of 31 in. Power comes from a 750 kV motor. It has a weight of 25 oz.

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