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Posted by cubcrafter60 | Nov 09, 2014 @ 07:48 PM | 2,022 Views
I’m not sure why but the Twin Cub or DoubleEnder as it’s more commonly known, captured my imagination ever since the first time I saw it. Based on Super Cub components it’s a 260hp twin Rotax 914 powered monster that’s been in development for several years and work has now started on a side by side seat configured airframe! Since then, I’ve been trying to figure out a way to pull this off with a Multiplex FunCub as a starting point, but the main hindrance has been all that glazing up front (it just wouldn’t be the same with a painted foam canopy)! I’ve pondered for quite a while how I could construct various parts of the plane and I think that building my ‘Got Rocks” FunCub was a good preparatory project for this undertaking. A couple of things have happened that made me feel that project was doable, first I started working with a gentleman that has been working with fiberglass repairs on gliders for thirty plus years and have learned quite a bit from him. Second, Bart83’s Dornier Wal build & some valuable input from Gary (GLM) has been very helpful in sorting out the tandem motor angles set up. Third my friend Quantum Flyer’s motor selection for his Great Planes PBY Catalina got me to thinking as it was about the same size as the FunCub and had plenty of power for a model this size so I thought I'd use the same set up. Gary also had some good input on the canopy and I’m carving a ‘plug&#...Continue Reading
Posted by cubcrafter60 | Oct 21, 2014 @ 10:14 PM | 2,448 Views
My original plan was to maiden the Beaver on wheels then switch over to floats took a little longer than anticipated to pull off. Almost a month after her wheeled maiden I got tired of watching my buddy Todd fly his Beaver off the lake and October 6th, decided to go for it (procrastination is my middle name)! The conversion to floats was pretty easy and straight forward. I forgot that I had added a bunch of 'up' trim during her maiden and after flying his Todd recommended using full flaps for the take-off. Well, the combination made for an very interesting first flight, she was still pitching up with me trying to push the stick forward out of the gimbals and in my efforts to regain control I had forgotten to retract the flaps and reduce the throttle! Well after about 40 seconds (that seemed like an eternity) I was able to settle down and enjoy the rest of the flight. Prior to this I'd only had a flown a couple of flights with my FunCub on floats at a float fly at Camp Far West. I've flown multiple flights on four occasions since the maiden (including one a bit after sunset) and the plane doesn't have any bad habits, the first couple of flights the landings were a bit hot and coordinated turns took some getting used to but the plane just fly's great! I've been trying to cobble together a video and I spent three plus hours on Windows Movie Maker last night on a 4 min 10 sec long video, getting everything just like I wanted it and when I went to publish it (that's what...Continue Reading
Posted by cubcrafter60 | Sep 07, 2014 @ 01:46 AM | 2,545 Views
Finally got her in the air today (now I'm kicking myself for letting her sit for the last 17 months)! Just a couple of minor trim adjustments and she flew great! I don't know if it's because I'm used to flying a heavier modified FunCub or not but seems like she could use a little more weight, guess I'll have to start saving for that Mr. RC sound unit. My friend Todd maidened his today as well with similar results and after today I think we'll be seeing a third one out there soon. I just closed her up for the maiden and still need to finish up some detail work but she'll be dialed in soon and I'll get a little stick time with her before I change over to the floats. I'd highly recommend this model to anyone interested in the DHC-2 Beaver! I'll post some video when I can retrieve the footage a couple of friends shot....Continue Reading
Posted by cubcrafter60 | Aug 24, 2014 @ 03:41 PM | 3,277 Views
I realize I've been all over the place here lately but I'm trying to finish up what I have rather than starting new projects.

In addition to my love for Cubs, I share an equal interest in several de Havilland aircraft (the Mosquito, the Gipsy and Tiger Moth series, and the de Havilland Canada built DHC-2 Beaver). I started looking at the Flyzone DHC-2 Beaver thread and after seeing some of the great things Paul-RC, WVrailfan, MiniBoy, and several others were doing, I got mine on order in mid January of 2013 and after what seemed like a exceptionally long wait I got my hands on one. I shelved it because I had started work on my Dynam Tiger Moth and due to health and work issues, I just never got around to putting her together. So yesterday I pulled her out and started looking her over and decided rather than go to town with mods and refinishing as I originally planned, I'll build her mostly stock and just fly it. In anticipation of getting her I had ordered a few items, an assortment MAS three bladed props, a Parkzone T-28 prop hub, a set of HK 3" wheels (I plan on swapping her over to floats right after the maiden) and a graphics package from Callie Graphics (thank's for the help with that Paul). I applied the graphics yesterday and after looking at the vacuformed Park Flyer Plastics P&W 985 decided to just add some detail to the stock (8) cylinder radial (I can address that after she's flown). I'm holding up on the rest of the assembly until Monday...Continue Reading
Posted by cubcrafter60 | Jul 19, 2014 @ 09:33 PM | 3,606 Views
Aviation term: HACK - An aircraft used for communications or recreational purposes.

I have no shortage of work on the Super Cub but with a big project like that sometimes you just need to take a little break from it. I've always liked the Easy Star but never got around to getting one until a friend decided to sell me his first FPV ship for $50.00 with the motor, esc, & servos AND the camera, transmitter, & antenna. So now I had a well used Easy Star that's been fun & relaxing to fly as I don't have to worry if I add a few new 'stick marks'! However when my wife commented on how ugly she was, I figured it was time to spruce her up a bit! The nose was getting a bit soft so I spackled her up a bit, gave her a quick sanding and fiberglassed the bottom of the nose to harden her up a bit (in the photo it looks like I used a burlap sack)! I'm trying to keep the attachment to a minimum so I can continue to enjoy flying her, so in that spirit she got a quick two tone gray scheme to cover the worn blue foam wings, tail and the nose repairs. I also reworked my home made HD 808 #18 keychain camera mount / hatch a bit. I don't currently intend to reinstall the FPV gear but I'll keep it on hand just in case I decide to play with it. I'd like to build a fresh one (maybe a 2 with ailerons) in a nice clean NASA earth sciences scheme someday but this should suffice until then!

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Posted by cubcrafter60 | Jul 11, 2014 @ 12:19 PM | 3,360 Views
Well the rebuild has suffered a few 'minor' setbacks. While working on the aft fuselage 'tube' mod I happened to sight down it from the back and noticed the aft upper longeron was warped and twisted! After considering my options (I already had several hours into carefully stripping off all the old red trim) I decided to bite the bullet and pull the covering off the fuselage to replace the longeron! I also had some problems with the hubs on the 200mm Airtops I picked up for this project. Basically, they're junk, if you put the wheels on the axle shaft none of the holes for the wheel halves lined up properly and they also don't look right for the application. I found a solution on the "New Horizon PA-18 Super Cub" thread; one of the helpful guys over there experienced the same problem and found that the Dubro 4" Big Wheel hubs fit the Airtop tires perfectly, won't require bushings for the 3/16" axles on the gear, and 'look much more like the wheels used on the Tundra tire equipped Super Cubs! I also picked up the new Hangar 9 Super Cub tail wheel assembly for a more scale looking set up than the Sullivan unit that was on it and ordered a 2 1/2 inch Dubro smooth wheel for a 'Tundra' tail wheel to compliment the mains, I’ll probably have to modify the yoke a bit to accommodate the new wheel for now but would eventually like to make a new 'more scale looking' yoke for it.
On the plus side, the pull pull set up for the rudder, pilot bust, carbon...Continue Reading
Posted by cubcrafter60 | Jun 15, 2014 @ 11:50 PM | 4,115 Views
Work Continues on the prep for the repaint, I removed the bottom covering so I could install the cable guide tubes for the pull-pull rudder setup, tail wheel, and aft float mounts. I was a bit surprised at how lightly built the fuselage is, but it seems to work. I’m also considering adding the uncovered aft bottom fuselage detail like most Super Cubs seem to have with a bit of carbon fiber tube and fiberglass reinforcement. This is going to be a ‘sport’ scale model but I'd like to get things as right as possible.
One of the biggest challenges seems to be finding photos of the AST Super Cubs, an exhaustive internet search turned up only 59 photos of various AST Super Cubs, mostly on the ground (and only four of N7058 the Super Cub I’m modeling). I’d caught glimpses of them on one or two episodes of the show Alaska State Troopers but a call from my buddy Lane saying, “They had some pretty good footage of an AST Super Cub inflight on the show last night”, prompted another search! For anyone interested, I’ve reviewed 29 episodes and here’s what I’ve found so far. (If I find any more or if anyone knows of any other episodes with Super Cubs, please let me know and I'll amend this list).

ALASKA STATE TROOPERS Episodes with Super Cubs
Armed and Dangerous (Super Cub @ 14:16 AND 43:05)
Extreme Justice (Super Cub @ 2:30)
Hammered on the Holiday (Super Cub @ 17:17)
Knife Fight (Super Cub @ 28:14)
Shotgun Showdown (Super...Continue Reading
Posted by cubcrafter60 | Jun 08, 2014 @ 07:26 AM | 3,843 Views
Well I just can't sleep thinking about all that needs to be done to get this bird up in the air, so I figured I'd do an update! This was originally going to be a quick repaint, assemble, & fly type project but there were some things that really needed to be addressed.
I finally got all the windows out and removed all the red trim from the original scheme, now I'm trying to get all the excess RC56 off the inside of the window frames! I also noticed that two of the unsupported window frames were cracked so once I get the glue off of them I'll repair the breaks and epoxy some carbon fiber tow to the inside surface to add a little strength.
I realized that I would need to update the rudder shape (Hangar 9 just added a nice fiberglass Super Cub cowl, wheel pants, & a new paint scheme to the J-3 ARF to make this Super Cub) then I noticed that the the elevators and horizontal stab are different as well so they'll also need to be modified! I cleaned up some Piper drawings of the two surfaces sized for my project but I'll have to go to the printer to get them printed up full size for use as templates. I've also been talking with epoxyearl about how to do the complex fuselage / vertical fin fairing on the model (thanks for all the input Earl!).
Then I started looking at photos of N7058 to look for other details I may have missed and see the the aircraft dosen't have the 'eyebrows' (the quarter round fairings at the forward part of the wing root) so I'll have to...Continue Reading
Posted by cubcrafter60 | Jun 05, 2014 @ 01:33 AM | 4,068 Views
Hi all,
Finally getting started on the old hangar 9 100" Super Cub. I was able to get the old windshield off intact but I think the side windows might be too heavily glued in to make removal practical. I'm pretty sure the previous owner used RC56, so I'll have to experiment and see if heat will soften it up a bit. The N numbers were adhesive backed vinyl and came off easily but left an adhesive version of the N Numbers behind, the trim also came off fairly easy and left just a little of the color behind here and there. Some Acetone on a rag made fairly short work of the adhesive & trim remnants. I just need to go around and tighten up the fabric in a few places and cover the slot for the rudder pushrod exit (I'll be using a 'pull-pull' rudder cable set up) as well as dual elevator servos (I'll also need to 'correct' the rudder profile). Next I'll uncover the bottom to install the aft mount plate for the floats as well as cable guides for the rudder cables and a mount plate for the tail wheel assembly (probably the one from the current Hangar 9 Super Cub). I'll also install the Saito 150 (instead of the YS 120) so I can mount the cowl and then install the landing gear so I can see how she look's on those Tundra tires! ~ Robin
Posted by cubcrafter60 | Jun 01, 2014 @ 03:21 PM | 4,188 Views
Hi all,

After straying down a ‘different’ path for a while, I’ve decided to put the Viggen on the back burner for a bit and return to my old favorite, and get my Hangar 9 Super Cub in the air! Progress on it (and my hobby activities in general) has been impaired a bit by a layoff due to a plant closure but I’m back at it again (and in aviation again) and really enjoying it!
Just to update, Last year, I acquired an unassembled (never flown) old Hangar 9 ¼ scale Super Cub 100” WS ARF (100” = quarter scale?) and I wanted to paint it up in a Alaska State Troopers scheme. I contacted their public affairs officer who generously put me in touch with someone in the maintenance department with an interest in RC that gave me pretty much everything I needed to proceed with the build. Next I had Callie Graphics make me up a graphics package that came out really nice and acquired a Robart 690 Cub gear and a set of Airtop 200mm (7.874 or 31 ½ “ in quarter scale) Tundra tires. I’ll just have to make up some bushings to adapt the 3/16” axles to the 6mm axle holes in the wheels. Since all my models except one are electric, I considered converting this to electric and while the power system and ESC are affordable, the batteries (especially if you want to fly three or four flights) are a bit out of reach for me and their size makes charging out at the field impractical. My buddy Lane (northrop n9m, a dedicated I/C modeler) came to the rescue and is loaning me a Saito 150 to get...Continue Reading
Posted by cubcrafter60 | Apr 03, 2014 @ 02:58 PM | 5,407 Views
I was reminded that I haven't posted anything on my blog in over two months! Due to Gabe's gracious gift in the previous post I was able get two other planes I had up in the air (a used MPX EasyStar camera ship and an e-flite Alpha 450 I had laying around) and now have two more (FunCub No.2 and a FlyZone Beaver) I can get up in pretty short order!

I did however get side tracked a little when I saw David Windestål's Flite Test Viggen video! I've always thought the Saab Viggen was a great looking jet and when I saw it fly in his video I knew I had to build one (or two, or three)! You can download the free plans or you can order the 'Speed Build Kit' from flitetest.com and you have four power options - the flite test swappable power pod, a pusher fire wall mount, a thrust vectoring (TV) mount pusher, or Electric Ducted Fan (EDF). I chose to go with the EDF version. There is also a .pdf graphics package for a complete splinter camoufaged Viggen, this package completly wraps the model in a vinyl wrap with all the color, markings, and panel lines printed on it! On the 'Flite Test Viggen EDF speed build kit' thread, Rasterize is working on three additional schemes that can be printed up as well. Callie Graphics can print up a set for $45.00 and (I think) it's worth every penny! I had Callie print up a modified version of the splinter scheme with Hägar the Horrible on the vertical fin along with several markings changes for $55.00.

I got the kit and ordered the Detrum...Continue Reading
Posted by cubcrafter60 | Jan 31, 2014 @ 02:14 PM | 5,824 Views
Before I start on the progress report I’d like to say something about the generosity of friends both here on RC Groups and in the modeling community. My participation here has always been due to a love for aircraft and modeling aircraft has always been a more affordable way for me to stay ‘connected’ with aviation. I mentioned awhile back the time my buddy Lane (whom I’ve built models with since 5th grade) built a Sig Commander and brought it up when he remaidened my first FunCub, he let me take the sticks on it for a bit (it flew like it was on rails) and when we got home he starts pulling out servos, I asked what’s wrong? He said, “Nothing, I figured I’d leave this up here with you”!

When I decided to forego renewing my local club membership until I return to work again, a local club member offered to pay my club dues so I wouldn't have to also pay the field assessment fee!

More recently I met a gentleman here on the FunCub thread (Gabe) and after a couple of questions we start PMing and we quickly became friends. He asked me a couple of radio questions and I didn’t think anything of it until he said you have a package on the way, when it arrived I was blown away to find a brand new Spektrum DX8 with an extra receiver & a telemetry module! At first I didn’t know what to do but he directed me to his blog and said read my post on ‘Friends’ –

The Dx8 needs to be up dated. The lipo battery will work, have to check on it. You can use it to power something...Continue Reading
Posted by cubcrafter60 | Dec 31, 2013 @ 02:07 PM | 6,267 Views
Took out 'Got Rocks' again last Sunday and flew through all four batteries I broght with me. Starting to feel more comfortable on the sticks after not flying for so long (other than RealFlight). I also tried out the two camera mounts I built for it as well. I'm happy with the results but the footage isn't really suitable for a full length video by itself but I think it would be good edited in with some other footage. the Guardian may be of some benefit here and if I can figure out where to put it on this already crowded model I may just do it.

The AST (Alaska State Troopers) FunCub is progressing. I mounted the motor on the Morgan Mill stiffener / motor mount and it fits well. I've decided to cut off the front end and build another fiberglass cowl for this project, if this one comes out a bit better than my first I may see if I can have a friend help me pull a mold off of it. Callie Graphics really came thru again on my modified side window decals and even included a matching windshield decal - Awesome service! Just waiting for the Cub landing gear to get here so I can finalize the mounting plate. Last but not least is a quick clip of the lighting system that Todd at http://fiberopticproducts.com/ custom built for me. He's building a new set for the tail because I combined them with a CA lens and the white is kinda overwhelming the red beacon.

Happy New Year all!

Robin

AST FunCub light test (1 min 9 sec)
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Posted by cubcrafter60 | Dec 23, 2013 @ 12:54 AM | 6,569 Views
Back in July I declared 'Got Rocks' rebuilt and ready to go again (less radio installation & set up), and she's been sitting waiting ever since. Well my buddy Lane (northrop n9m) called and said, "let's fly tomorrow" so I guess it's time to climb back on that horse. I got her all set for another go at it and headed down to Crazy Creek glider port this morning and after a inspection and range check she took off for the first time in a year and a half! All went well (other than not getting any video and only a few pics)! I was able to get in three solid flights and she flew just like I remembered (thanks to the guys on the thread for all the input on the rebuild). Thermals started breaking loose about noon and I flew into a strong gust just as I was flaring to land, it got a little interesting but I was able to get her down OK. After that the wind direction started changing every few minutes so we called it a day! Thanks again to Lane for getting me out again and shaking out the bugs. I can't wait to take her up again!

Robin
Posted by cubcrafter60 | Dec 17, 2013 @ 02:43 PM | 6,626 Views
Got off to a kinda slow start, but we’re starting to pick up steam now. Since I already have it, I've elected to go with the Hi-max 3516-0840 set-up on FC No.2 (for now) so I decided to beef up the stock mounts a bit. First I thoroughly cleaned the contact area with acetone and blew it dry with canned air, I then pricked the contact surfaces with an awl to give the excess CA a place to go and form 'teeth'. (Photo 1) Next I roughened up the mount with 60 grit sand paper in the contact areas and cleaned it with alcohol (acetone will craze or 'melt' the plastic) and let it air dry. (Photo 2) I then glued in the mounts and put a small bead of glue around the edge. (Photo 3 right) I then roughened up the plastic on the inside of the mount, pricked the foam around the mount (in green bordered area) and cut a piece of 1/2 oz. fiberglass cloth and 'glassed' it in with CA and a sandwich bag! (Photo 3 left) I’m considering tapping the mounting lugs, cutting a slot for a nut at the back end of the lug, and JB welding the nut in so the two motor mount screws tighten up on metal instead of plastic.

I assembled the Morgan Mill RC stiffener kit and battery tray and have it ready to go in. I’m currently deciding on how I want to 'tie in' the gear plate for the cublandinggear.com gear set to the stiffener before I close up the fuselage. I’d like to make a screw in gear plate so I can make three plates (for wheels, ski’s, and floats) so swapping between...Continue Reading
Posted by cubcrafter60 | Dec 01, 2013 @ 10:47 PM | 7,014 Views
Not a whole lot to report yet, I got tied up with a priority job (fixing my daughter's car)! As I mentioned the airframe arrived and I've been cutting wire channels for the lighting. Probably the worst one was drilling a hole down through the vertical fin for the red anti-collision light and white nav light that will reside there. I started the hole with a drill, twisting it by hand trying to keep it straight, then I switched to a brass tube with 'teeth' filed into it to go the rest of the way through. I was worried about coming out the side of the fin but it came out about 1/64" off the centerline! I've also been working on installing the plastic anchors for the carbon fiber tail braces, removing some 'flash' on the trailing edges, sorting out a lot of parts, and reading up on the stabilization system, (as well as looking for work! ) I'm hoping she comes together quickly. The last photo is of the Seaplane Supply 28" round top, 'v' bottom floats I decided to go with sitting below the fuselage. They may require a bit more work to finish (they'll be fiberglassed & painted and I'll have to make my own struts/mounting system) but I have a feeling they'll be worth the effort!

That's it for now!

Robin
Posted by cubcrafter60 | Nov 23, 2013 @ 03:30 AM | 7,188 Views
Due to a layoff and a health hiccup my FunCub No.2 is got off to a bit of a shaky start! However the FunCub kit, 28" Seaplane Supply vee bottom floats, and a graphics package from Callie Graphics are all on the way as well as some smaller (but no less important) accessories! After some serious debate over the landing gear, I finally caved in favor of ordering another set from cublandinggear.com! I've also decided to install a EagleTree Guardian 2D/3D Inertial Flight Stabilizer in this airframe to 'explore' it's capabilities!
Still have a few things to iron out - Stock mount or firewall motor mount? Another glass cowl or try a park flyer plastics or HobbyZone Super Cub cowl? Homemade or after market struts? etc., etc., etc. However, construction will begin in earnest as soon as the parts arrive. Stay tuned...

Robin

P.S. Just saw "Planes" for the first time - Loved it! I may have to order an extra hatch to put a set of eyes on for when the Grand kid's come up!
Posted by cubcrafter60 | Oct 20, 2013 @ 02:26 PM | 8,779 Views
While I still plan on building the F-18 sometime soon, I really need to get going on FunCub No.2! She’s been in the planning stages long enough and now is my best shot at getting her done! Being that I’m into the scale(ish) FunCub’s, I’ve committed myself to building one in the colors of the Alaska State Troopers wildlife enforcement Super Cubs. I had originally planned on doing my quarter scale Hangar 9 Super Cub in this scheme but it’s on hold until I can afford to recover and refinish her to a standard a model that size deserves!

It will be equipped like my Got Rocks FunCub
Motor: Turnigy D3536/8 1000KV Motor (Firewall mounted)
Propeller: APC 12x6 e-prop
Battery: Turnigy NanoTec 2200mAh 3-cell Lipo
ESC: Turnigy Plush 60A ESC
BEC: 5-7.5A (8~42v) HV UBEC for Lipoly
Servos: Hitec HS-82MG on Rudder & Elevator and Hitec HS-55’s on Ailerons & Flaps

Planned modifications:
Cublandinggear articulated FunCub gear set & Great Planes tail wheel assembly.
Seriously considering a pull- pull rudder cable setup and a modified elevator control set up. (I really like the way they work!)
A proper Super Cub cowl! Either a modified HZ unit or another hand layed cowl.
Morgan Mill floor stiffener / battery tray / motor mount kit.
http://www.seaplanesupply.com/veebottoms.htm - Flat top ‘V’ bottom floats with a homemade mounting system for a more scale(ish) appearance.
Either E-flite J-3 Cub 15e struts or a fabricated set of struts.
Lighting system (...Continue Reading
Posted by cubcrafter60 | Sep 21, 2013 @ 10:52 PM | 8,710 Views
I'm primarily a low & slow kind of guy, but recently I've been finding myself strangely attracted to some of the Depron Pusher Park jets found on the Park Jet thread. Modern jet fighters have always taken a back seat to WWII fighters as far as my interests go (with the exception of the Fairchild Republic A-10A thunderbolt II). And for the last few years it’s been Bush planes & Biplanes. It’s not that I don’t like modern jets (they’re wicked cool machines). Maybe I’ve just considered them out of reach as far as a flying model goes.

I stumbled onto Steve Shumates (Jetset44) F-18 park jet plans & build thread F/A-18 Hornet Foam Parkflyer Part 2 -http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=359325 and started reading and by the time I got done with it I was hooked (stung?). I had also run across a post awhile back on a Skysurfer done by George (nitroxgas) and thought he did a nice job on it. When I ran across the 'bravo' and 'Echo' caricatures from Disney's Planes I knew I had to give it a shot! I plan on starting on it soon and decided to draw up a set of decals for both ‘Bravo’ & ‘Echo’. All the pictures of them have the wing tanks on so I also drew up a set of plans for a set of wing tank landing skids for it (I just sent off the tank drawing to Gary (GLM) at Morgan Mill RC and the artwork for the decals off to Callie Graphics for quotes). I have to thank Don (Brner) for his help in getting the decals and wing tank plans packaged up in .pdf format and also for tracing the wing tank drawing to create a .dxf file for Gary to quote!

In researching all this I found a 'real' one I'd like to model as well so I'll probably be cutting enough foam for two!

I'm just starting to collect all the bits to make this all come togther and I'm no speed builder either, so stay tuned!

Robin
Posted by cubcrafter60 | Aug 13, 2013 @ 10:25 PM | 9,174 Views
Hi all,

Just wanted to wrap this up - not with finished FunCubs but a few examples of some schemes that may be worthy of FunCubdom! These are just a select few of the hundreds of available schemes. I posted these links for photo search results on airliners.net on the FunCub thread but I'll post them here as well for those who don't read the thread.

http://www.airliners.net/search/phot...60&thumbnails= for J-3 Cub variants (L-4, NE-1, and PA-11 Cub Special) 1,369 photos

http://www.airliners.net/search/phot...876eb8ccc02789 for Super Cub variants (PA-18, L-18, L-21, and U-7) 2,371 photos

These are just a few examples that appealed to me for various reasons (easy to do or because I liked the scheme). I'm just trying to get across that you don't have to settle for a 'stickered' model as any of these could be done by a builder with average modeling skills.

1. The first aircraft is Cuzoom it's a purpose built aircraft known as a CUBLITE. It's a top competitor at the Valdez, AK. Bush Pilot competitions.

2. Is an ex Italian Air Force L-21B in US Army markings in a highly visible overall yellow paint job!

3. Is an PA-18-105 from Iceland! I was suprised at how many 'Bush Cub's' are over there! TF-ALK really get's around on the internet!

4. My favorite (next to 'Got Rocks' and probably my next FunCub's scheme) is an Alaska State Troopers PA-18-150

5. N123SA is another Super Cub in Army uniform, newer pilots should avoid this scheme though as the dark...Continue Reading