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Piper PA-18 Super Cub

159k jamesPLANESii  one month ago
Auto Credit Based on jamesPLANESii's Piper PA-18 Super Cub

The Iconic Bush Plane



Just under 2 years ago I built Ron Kuzina’s Super Cub, but since then, new things were added to the designer and my building skills have progressed, and I really wanted to make a new Cub, and one that was my own custom Cub.
So I’ve come up with this. This is the most accurate and detailed Super Cub on the site so far, and I’m extremely proud of this.


Unlike my Cessna 180, this cub isn’t very stock. Modifications compared to a typical super Cub include an extended baggage area, a larger rear window, a belly pod, 35” tyres, and an Angle of Attack indicator.
However, apart from them, this is basically a stock Super Cub. The wings are stock, and so is the engine. There is added tray from the tyres and so the cruising speed has been reduced to about 105 knots (rather than 115 for a stock cub). I did this to keep flying this thing a challenge.


Controls:

  • VTOL down: flaps
  • Act 1: Door
  • Act 2: landing lights
  • Act 7: Parking brake (Anchor on float version)
  • Gear: Water Rudders (Float version only)
  • Act 8: Master switch, engine ignition etc

Flight

Note that this has a highly comprehensive flight model, including prop wash, prop torque, P-factor and all that fun stuff. So, flying this has it’s quirks if you’re not used to flying planes in flight simulators.
At least medium physics level is required to fly this plane. (Curse you wobbly joints!)

Takeoff:

This is a taildragger, which means it can easily ground loop. P-factor and the spinning airflow from the prop can easily catch you off-guard. Right rudder is needed to counteract these effects on your takeoff roll.
Make sure you’re quick with the rudder to keep going straight and not ground loop. Small movements help.
Take off at about 45 kts.

Flight

75% throttle for cruise.

Landing

Landing is pretty easy. Approach at about 45 kts, or keep the AoA indicator showing full green, but not yellow. Full flaps, cut throttle when you touch down.


Pictures









Link to float version!

Link to white and blue version!

Link to SavageMan's Cub!

Enjoy!

General Characteristics

  • Predecessor Piper PA-18 Super Cub
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 35.2ft (10.7m)
  • Length 23.4ft (7.1m)
  • Height 9.9ft (3.0m)
  • Empty Weight 1,454lbs (659kg)
  • Loaded Weight 1,702lbs (772kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 27.725
  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.763
  • Wing Loading 5.9lbs/ft2 (28.6kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 291.0ft2 (27.0m2)
  • Drag Points 1334

Parts

  • Number of Parts 1814
  • Control Surfaces 7
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    23.2k KnightOfRen

    @jamesPLANESii
    Oh ok. I'll keep up my search.

    4 hours ago
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    @KnightOfRen Not right now sorry

    14 hours ago
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    23.2k KnightOfRen

    Can you help?

    17 hours ago
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    23.2k KnightOfRen

    Hey, it looks like you have a PC! If you are willing, I would appreciate your help! Bagel recently bailed on me with custom thumbnails, and I'm in a ditch. I cant do it myself, because android thumbnails are low res and pixelated, and look terrible. Could you please do a couple thumbnails until I find someone long term to replace bagel? Thx. i'll tell details on unlisted, if you're ok with it.

    20 hours ago
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    RTX: On

    3 days ago
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    Hello My Friend! Wanna Join My FGA Challenge? @jamesPLANESii

    13 days ago
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    Can I have a shoutout pls
    @jamesPLANESii

    15 days ago
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    Make sure you make the walls pretty thin. And make the plane by making the floor, the sides and the top seperate sections rather than making it all out of one section. @Hg1yt

    17 days ago
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    861 Hg1yt

    @jamesPLANESii i want to build a bush plane with a some what detailed cockpit do you have any tips

    18 days ago
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    Thanks! It’s difficult to take off because it’s a taildragger and it’s main wheels are in front of the CoM. Ground handling with this thing is like pushing a shopping cart backwards. @Hg1yt

    18 days ago
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    861 Hg1yt

    @jamesPLANESii wow this is really nice but a improvment is taking off it has like no traction but is incredibly detailed and well built

    19 days ago
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    861 Hg1yt

    @jamesPLANESii ima try to downlad this on a i3 and a gtx1300

    19 days ago
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    1,369 Default4

    @KnightOfRen they are really fun if you like height's

    19 days ago
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    23.2k KnightOfRen

    @Squigga
    I need to get flight classes lol

    20 days ago
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    Oh damn those clouds looks sweet! @MisterT

    20 days ago
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    37.9k MisterT

    Nice ! Some screens with my upcoming clouds mod : 1, 2, 3

    21 days ago
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    78.4k DeezDucks

    @jamesPLANESii excellent! :)

    22 days ago
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    Sure! My discord is AN2Felllla@5088 @DeezDucks

    22 days ago
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    78.4k DeezDucks

    Heya James, I don't actually know your discord but I was wondering if you could test a DHC-2 Beaver that I'm making? :)

    22 days ago
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    1,369 Default4

    @jamesPLANESii oh, haven't got to fly a taildragger yet i need training lol

    23 days ago
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    No that’s a taildragger reference @Squigga

    23 days ago
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    1,369 Default4

    @jamesPLANESii wait is that a cessna reference?

    24 days ago
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    Pls make it smaller it won’t work on my mobile

    27 days ago
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    Ok then . Try fancy feet @Iamanoob

    28 days ago
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    105 Iamanoob

    I do but it still spins very hard @jamesPLANESii

    29 days ago
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