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Old Jan 24, 2013, 02:18 PM
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Can any one identify this kit?

A guy i work with gave me this today. With an OS fs 91 surpass! yay! Its my next project. Was curious if anyone knew what kit this is. Looks like a clipped wing cub to me. Not 100% sure tho. May need some landing gear and a few other parts so I was trying to find out the exact kit so if anyone can tell from the pics ur help is appreciated.
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 02:45 PM
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it's a piper cub!

ok you probly knew that, so how about some dimensions, it would help alot!

since there are a million different cubs out there!
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 03:13 PM
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Post some pics of the cabin interior too.

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Old Jan 24, 2013, 03:59 PM
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Stik cabin inside. I would say sig or scratchbuilt from plans
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 04:54 PM
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Nose to tail it is 64 inches. And approximately 80 inch wing span give or take..... Here are a few more pics
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The piece of wood in the fuse that isn't painted blue was added and not part of the original kit.
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 04:56 PM
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 06:21 PM
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Sig 1/4 scale Cub is 67" long, the wingspan for clipped wing cubs tends to vary, but it would be 105-110" if it was a full span 1/4 scale. It's not a Great Planes 60 sized Cub, it's about 10" too long for that. It's probably some company's interpretation of 1/4 scale.

My bet is it's a Sig and is just built a little shorter. The Sig has the same interplane struts and flying wires on the tail... also, the tail wires look very similar in construction to what was on my Sig Somethin' Extra... maybe something that is standard across Sig planes?
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 06:44 PM
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ok I was bored, and took it upon myself to do a lil investigating!

I remember someone saying, that the SIG 1/4 scale cub, used a one piece wing, and most others used a more scale like caben and mounting!

so it is my guess, what you have there is a SIG 1/4 scale clipped wing,(88" ws) cub.

for which SIG still sells that kit, and you should be able to order a set of gear from them, and maybe a proper winshield!

although, a 91fs is on the small size for a 1/4 scale cub, but too big for say a goldberg, or hanger cub, with the 80" ws!

looks like a fun project, I in fact just got a goldberg cub ARF version, with a magnum 80 in that hauls you know what!
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 07:33 AM
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Thanks for the replies. Initially I agreed looked like a sig but I don't think it is anymore. It does have a two piece wing and there's not really any cross pieces down the fuselage. The sig just looks like a higher quality kit. And I took a better measurement of the length and its 62" to from the back of the rudder to the front of the motor mount. I bet I the sig landing gear will work. Also need a canopy tho. Thanks for all the input.

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Old Jan 25, 2013, 04:20 PM
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well my friend, all I can come up with is a 1/4 scale cipped wing cub, has an 88"ws

a 1/5 scale clipped comes in at 73"

so I am thinking its not a clipper! so with that said, it looks like goldberg made a cub arf, not only in yellow, but with the red starburst! and your wing seems to be the same size and mount the same way as my GB cub arf! just red intead of yellow! although slightly diff in build, thats as close as I can come!

it might help, having a pic of where the landing gear mounts! mine has two wires, that slide into the same block, with two straps!
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 05:03 PM
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The scale comes out to 1/4.3 assuming the fuse is to scale with the wing. 80" clipped wing certainly fits a 63" fuse... the goldberg cub has a 48" fuse and 76" span, which is a bit small for the dimensions.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 07:04 PM
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ok chilli is rt about the CGB cub, pulled mine off the wall, and looked at the construction, close but no cigar!

ok this is my last shot! Dave Patrick Models! 1/4 scale clipped wing cub!

can't find out too much about them, as it seems after 2008, he fell off the face of the earth!
but what I did find out, is it had a one piece wing!( although joined in the middle like yours) and weak landing gear! Hmm! the one I saw was cub yellow, but had wing struts that looked just like yours!

not shure if Dave made a cub with the red starburst like yours!but if he did! that is the best I can do!
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 07:38 PM
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Sig offers two 1/4-scale versions of the Piper J-3 Cub. A standard (or full) wingspan, and a replica of Hazel Sigafoose's clipped-wing J-3 Cub. The wingspans are 105" for the standard (two-piece wing) and 86" for the clipped-wing (one-piece wing).

I have a Sig 1/4-scale Clipped Wing J-3 kit. I was tossing around the idea of building the wing as a two-piece wing, so I ordered a set of plans for the standard Cub featuring the two-piece wing. I can tell you that the main differences between these two kits is the clipping of the wings and the two-piece versus one-piece wing. The fuselage plans are identical. I don't know why Sig didn't just depict the clipped-wing modification on the plans instead of offering two kits.

I checked my plans, and I can tell you that what you have there is not a Sig kit. The biggest tell-tale for me are the pics of the fuselage interior from the cabin looking rearward. Your plane has one-piece (ply?) fuselage formers, and the Sig's are framed-up formers - very distinct top and bottom.

Before someone brings-up Balsa USA its not a BUSA kit either. Wing attachment is very different.

The challenge in getting third or forth-hand model is identification, unless its a popular model that has been out there for a while. The thing about building, even from a kit, is that the builder can take as much creative license as they want. Some builders can decide they don't like a particular wood type or style of fuselage formers and make their own. Not sure of you're going to recover the plane, but there may be more clues if you do. If not, get it airworthy and go and enjoy it.

By the way, that 91 is *very* light - unless it runs like a 1.20.

How much does this model weigh?

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Old Jan 25, 2013, 08:11 PM
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I don't think it's a kit!

or the wing would have been built in one piece!not joined in the center, by looking at the covering, it shure looks like an arf to me!
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 08:28 PM
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I don't think it's a kit!

or the wing would have been built in one piece!not joined in the center, by looking at the covering, it shure looks like an arf to me!
This my jumping-off point as I know nothing about ARFs. I know that the big name kit makers off them and that there is a sea of other merchants offering them. I've never entertained buying one. Probably won't, but who knows.

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