|Dec 06, 2009, 12:05 AM|
Joined Dec 2009
Are there ANY mid-sized bush planes out there???
After months of searching the internet for any trace of an authentic bush or STOL plane, I am on the edge of giving up. Not to sound picky, but I have an extremely tight criteria for what I would prefer. I am looking for for a (preferrably) trycicle gear plane (BIIIG tires) , 40-50 inch wingspan, 5 channels which means flaps, and (preferrably, but not required) a Cessna model anywhere between a 150 and a 210, a maule, or a super cub. Anyone have suggestions?
|Dec 06, 2009, 09:21 AM|
Did you see Pat Tritles 5ch 53" Super Cub Bush Plane build?
I know - 3" outside your spec, but still worth considering IMHO...
|Dec 06, 2009, 09:47 AM|
Tricycle landing gear means 2 mains and a nosewheel. Are you sure you're not confusing tricycle and tail-dragger? Most bush planes are tail-draggers when they're not on floats:
Piper J3 Cub
Piper PA-18 Super Cub
Not too many ARFs with flaps in that size range, but you could add flaps to any of the Hobby-Lobby Pilot-1 high-wingers. With big tires, any of the Stinsons or Pipers would look very bush-like.
There are a number of beaver kits out there in your size range, but most of them don't really look like a beaver. I'll second the Tritle Cub, but Hobby-Lobby also has a 48" span Super Cub kit that's apparently pretty good.
|Dec 06, 2009, 09:50 AM|
There are some great videos (I think on You Tube) that someone posted on the Micro RTF site of a Supercub landing contest on tundra tires. Fantastic stuff these guys do. At least the ones who didn't nose over. I've also seen a video of someone landing on water using tundra tires and planing over to a sandbar that was too small to land on.
Hmm... maybe I should get tundra tires for my Dave Patrick Supercub?
|Dec 06, 2009, 02:21 PM|
Joined Mar 2005
Go to the Top Notch Products web site and look at his electric Bush Hawk which is a model of a modern Bush Plane. I understand he is also doing a large gas version.
I have the kit but have not built it due to the bench being covered up with my own projects.
It is a full kit complete with vacuformed windows and windscreen along with the fiberglass cowl. It uses a 480 sized electric.
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