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Old 05-02-2009, 05:08 PM   #21
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Re: Sig 1/4 scale Cub vs. Balsa USA 1/4 scale Cub

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Thanks for all the help, I ended up with a Sig 1/4 scale "clipped wing" Cub. I got a great deal on a NIB kit from a fellow RC Canada member. I hope to start a build thread in the scale fourms. Looking forward to seeing you all there!

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Old 05-16-2009, 03:41 PM   #22
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Re: Sig 1/4 scale Cub vs. Balsa USA 1/4 scale Cub

Thought I'd add a little current experience to your project.

I presently am flying a BUSA 1/4 scale Cub converted to a Super Cub (Cowl, Rudder profile, cabin supports, large top window, removeable stab, & elevators, PA18 undercarriage etc.) - and have been doing so for the last few years. It's my 4th Cub (so far).

It weighs in at 13lbs. (much lighter than the Nosen one I had yonks back) and if you get anywhere in that ballpark, you might want to check out your powering options - even if you're going to fly off floats.

Mine is powered currently by an Enya 120R, and that's quite a bit more than this one needs. After all it is a Cub, and should really behave like one, as opposed to an Extra or an Edge...
This one takes off from long grass at less than 1/2 throttle, and flys realistically and comfortably at no more than a third. And I de-propped it some to get a vaguely reasonable flying speed without throttling back completely. (16x6 Classic MasterAirscrew presently).

I'm about to put a Surpass 91 in it - it will swing the 16x6 quite happily at the same RPM figures, and I can make better use the 120 in something else, when it doesn't have to be held back all the while.

Just my 2c worth - I appreciate the adage 'put in more engine than is called for, you can always throttle back', but my Cub really was quite uncomfortable to fly at first, until de-propped (which really is counter productive).

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