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Piper PA-18 Super Cub

215k jamesPLANESii  2.2 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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    @Rustdui95 I've simulated the rotating prop wash over the tail. Use rudder go keep it tracking straight.

    +1 6 days ago
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    Really like this build but as soon as it spawns it just spins in circles to the left

    6 days ago
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    Ooh, this was really fun to blow up my phone with!

    +1 one month ago
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    0 F8boa

    I see, thanks. @jamesPLANEScdxxLXIX

    one month ago
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    @F8boa Nah it's simulating the spinning prop wash. I've got a jet in the tail angled slightly so it pulls to the left on takeoff. It's realistic.

    one month ago
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    0 F8boa

    The front wheels are off a bit I think, it keeps going to the right on the runway, as soon as it spawns, it turns to the right by itself.

    one month ago
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    604 ajanie06

    Keep up the good work.

    4 months ago
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    210 DrPanda

    lol i have a piper pa-28 but rc

    9 months ago
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    good air

    1.3 years ago
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    @AN2Felllla I guess so lol

    1.4 years ago
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    @OnePointEightLiterV8 absolutely zilch

    +1 1.4 years ago
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    I wonder how many parts were kept from the bush plane lol But nice work!

    1.4 years ago
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    9,417 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?

    1.8 years ago
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    @thelevidude Thanks!

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

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

    1.9 years 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

    1.9 years 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.

    2.1 years ago
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    22.4k 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 .

    2.1 years ago
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    41.7k Ren

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

    2.1 years ago
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    @KnightOfRen Not right now sorry

    2.1 years ago
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    41.7k Ren

    Can you help?

    2.1 years ago
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    41.7k Ren

    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.

    2.1 years ago
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    3,185 Stanmich

    RTX: On

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

    2.1 years ago
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