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Frank Knapp’s “lil Cub”

67.3k Chancey21  3.2 years ago

𝐅𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐤 𝐊𝐧𝐚𝐩𝐩’𝐬 “𝐋𝐢𝐥 𝐂𝐮𝐛”

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The “Lil Cub” is an experimental STOL aircraft built by Frank and Kris Knapp. It was built in 2012 but burned in a fire. Rebuilt from the ashes, was “Lil Cub II” or “Afterburner.” It holds the current short takeoff and short landing world record of takeoff in 11 Feet and a landing in 10 Feet 5 Inches.

Features List:

-Oratex Factory Yellow color
-Custom Engine
-Opening Door
-Custom Suspension
-Perfected Tail-Up Rollout
-Flaperons
-Custom Aircraft Logo
-Alaskan Bushwheels Logo
-“Helium Fill Port” Decal*
-Real-Life Tail Number
-Realistic J-3 Tail Frame
-Aircraft Registration Plate
-Tail Skid
-Custom Flapstick and Joystick


NOTES:

Stalls at 32 Mph
Landing speed is 32 MPH
Dont use full flaps until last minute.
VERY Fun to fly with `5-15 MPH Headwind``
Doesn’t have realistic stall speed because you cant simulate slats in SP


STOL Tips:

The Takeoff

takeoff

The Landing

Landing

Funny story about this plane:
Frank put a decal on the side of the plane which reads “helium fill
port” as a joke. If you’ve ever seen inside this plane its obvious that
there is no helium tank. But shhh its a secret.

Thanks, and enjoy,
-𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐲𝟐𝟏

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General Characteristics

  • Successors 2 airplane(s) +14 bonus
  • Created On Mac
  • Wingspan 29.3ft (8.9m)
  • Length 21.8ft (6.6m)
  • Height 9.5ft (2.9m)
  • Empty Weight 395lbs (179kg)
  • Loaded Weight 808lbs (366kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.148
  • Wing Loading 3.2lbs/ft2 (15.5kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 255.3ft2 (23.7m2)
  • Drag Points 2281

Parts

  • Number of Parts 523
  • Control Surfaces 7
  • Performance Cost 1,823
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    6,532 WiiSmol

    hey u forgot to put controls@Chancey21 @Chancey21 @Chancey21 @Chancey21 @Chancey21 @Chancey21 @Chancey21 @Chancey21 @Chancey21 @Chancey21 @Chancey21 @Chancey21 @Chancey21 @Chancey21 @Chancey21 @Chancey21 @Chancey21 @Chancey21

    +3 1.2 years ago
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    67.3k Chancey21

    Yup @Whuy59

    +1 1.7 years ago
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    326 Whuy59

    It's actually 14 feet landing

    1.7 years ago
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    I remodeled this into a helicopter

    +2 2.1 years ago
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    67.3k Chancey21

    I have a version where you can. I set the engine input to the trim bar so you can lift the tail @MWG4386

    +1 2.5 years ago
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    137 MWG4386

    too bad you cant brake and throttle at the same time

    +3 2.5 years ago
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    Aww I wants to know

    2.5 years ago
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    67.3k Chancey21

    Oh yeah, that font is a special secret of mine @Maxwing1

    +1 2.5 years ago
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    @Chancey21 𝐅𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐤 𝐊𝐧𝐚𝐩𝐩’𝐬 “𝐋𝐢𝐥 𝐂𝐮𝐛” that font
    FYI I used copy and paste

    +1 2.5 years ago
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    67.3k Chancey21

    look here @Maxwing1

    2.5 years ago
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    @How do you make that nice text

    2.5 years ago
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    90.6k Hedero

    Ok I guess I'll look for some or whatever.

    +2 2.6 years ago
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    67.3k Chancey21

    Yup @Hedero

    2.6 years ago
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    90.6k Hedero

    Blueprints for the cub?

    2.6 years ago
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    67.3k Chancey21

    This is a modified J-3 Cub and I used it’s blueprints @Hedero

    +1 2.6 years ago
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    90.6k Hedero

    Hey chancey.I was wandering how you built this airplane.Do you find blueprints on it because I can't find any ultralight aircraft blueprints no matter how hard I try.Do you have a reference pic instead of a blueprint?

    +1 2.6 years ago
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    2,280 Lamakingdm

    Omg...

    2.8 years ago
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    387 Samuel08

    :) I follow you

    2.9 years ago
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    67.3k Chancey21

    I have a teaser out for the XCub @Megaplanesinc

    2.9 years ago
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    67.3k Chancey21

    Thanks @Samuel08

    +1 2.9 years ago
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    387 Samuel08

    Hi tech in sp

    +1 2.9 years ago
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    lol i just made a new account. cant upvote yet but will l8tr

    3.0 years ago
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    67.3k Chancey21

    I know, I am making an XCub in a build off with jamesPLANESii @Megaplanesinc

    3.1 years ago
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    Next you need to make a carbon cub, look it up

    +1 3.1 years ago
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    134k MAHADI

    man, I think I said you would get an upvote for free. but now, I think more upvotes are free.
    You make AMAZING THINGS!

    3.1 years ago
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