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Piper PA-18 Super Cub

184k jamesPLANESii  1.2 years ago
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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
  • Successors 1 airplane(s) +14 bonus
  • 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
  • Performance Cost 6,560
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    good air

    3 months ago
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    @AN2Felllla I guess so lol

    4 months ago
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    @OnePointEightLiterV8 absolutely zilch

    +1 4 months ago
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    I wonder how many parts were kept from the bush plane lol But nice work!

    4 months ago
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    8,739 WiFly

    How do you build it? I Really hope i was good as you? "And I'm extremely Proud of this" Lol i wish i was proud of one of my builds,Congratulations On Being that Good lol,I wonder How can i get that good at building?

    9 months ago
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    @thelevidude Thanks!

    11 months ago
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    Epic work! This airplane is so nice I’d upvote it twice if I could!

    11 months ago
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    @nomalnormaltheman Air brake with a really high max input, and input set to an activator

    11 months ago
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    @jamesPLANESii how to male anchor? i wanted to make anchor for SavageMan a321 you know SavageMan A321 and sp water phisyc is really not good i mean you land in the water and the plnae just keep going fast

    11 months ago
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    @lianken No there isn't unfortunately... :/
    My graphics card is an Nvidia GT930MX. It's alright for gaming but it sucks with simulators.

    one year ago
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    10.9k TheGliderGuy

    Dare @jamesPLANESii some time ago i made a glider and you gave me feed back wel i made it beter can you take a look at it .

    one year ago
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    40.1k KnightOfRen

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

    1.1 years ago
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    @KnightOfRen Not right now sorry

    1.1 years ago
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    40.1k KnightOfRen

    Can you help?

    1.1 years ago
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    40.1k 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.

    1.1 years ago
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    1,425 Stanmich

    RTX: On

    1.1 years ago
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    Hello My Friend! Wanna Join My FGA Challenge? @jamesPLANESii

    1.1 years ago
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    Can I have a shoutout pls
    @jamesPLANESii

    1.1 years 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

    1.2 years ago
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    1,078 Hg1yt

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

    1.2 years 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

    1.2 years ago
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    1,078 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

    1.2 years ago
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    1,078 Hg1yt

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

    1.2 years ago
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    19.1k Default4

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

    1.2 years ago
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    40.1k KnightOfRen

    @Squigga
    I need to get flight classes lol

    1.2 years ago
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