1/4-Scale PA-18 Super Cub ARF

$649.99* List: $949.99 (HAN4540) *Available at participating retailers
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The 1/4-scale PA-18 Super Cub is a fantastic flying airplane that replicates the scale looks of the famous Piper PA-18 that can be used for several purposes from float flying to towing and even being a scale model that will stand out at any field.

  

Key Features

  • Functional, bungee-type suspension on main gear
  • Functional flaps
  • Folding wing struts for easy transport
  • Full-body pilot figure included
  • Functional cockpit door
  • Realistic Super Cub wheels
  • Scale, painted aluminum spinner
  • Painted fiberglass cowl with molded panel lines
  • Realistic instrument panel
  • Float-ready—hard points for mounting the Hangar 9® ¼-scale Cub float kit (sold separately) are already built into the fuselage
  • All hardware included

Overview

Back country airstrips, remote mountain lakes, alpine glider ports – wherever adventure requires wings, chances are the Piper Super Cub is there. Introduced in 1949, its rugged construction, impressive payload and marvelous short-field performance quickly made it a mainstay of the bush flying fleet. Even now, over half a century later, it remains the plane of choice for many who follow the road less traveled.

This beautiful, 1/4-scale ARF of the Super Cub has been expertly modeled in stunning detail. Almost every line and curve mirror the real thing, right down to the shape of the fillet where the fuselage meets the vertical stab. Other scale touches include functional bungee-type landing gear, a realistic instrument panel and a full-body pilot figure.

This same attention to detail has been applied to the flight performance. Like the full-scale version, the model has functional flaps that give it amazing short-field takeoff and landing abilities. It also possesses the same easy-going flight characteristics, but will eagerly perform sport aerobatics using any of the recommended power choices.


Product Specifications

Wingspan: 106 in (269 cm)
Overall Length: 68.0 in (173 cm)
Wing Area: 1630 sq in (150 sq dm)
Flying Weight: 16.5–18.5 lb (7.5–8.4 kg)
Engine Size: 1.20–1.60 2-stroke glow; 1.20–1.80 4-stroke glow; 20–26cc 2-stroke gas; 30cc 4-stroke gas
Motor Size: Power 110
Radio: 5-channel radio system minimum
Servos: 8 standard servos (7 for EP)
Trim Scheme Colors: UltraCote White (U870), Deep Blue (U873)
CG (center of gravity): 4-4.75 in (102-121mm) back from the leading edge at wing root
Wing Loading: 23.5-26.2 oz/sq ft
Prop Size: 16 to 18 in
Spinner Size: 2.5 in painted CNC spinner (included)
Recommended Battery: 8S or 9S 5000mAh Li-Po pack (4S + 5S in series)
Flaps: Yes
Retracts: No
Control Throw (Ailerons): Low: 3/4 in (19mm) up, 9/16 in (14mm) down; High: 1 in (25mm) up, 7/8 in (21mm) down; 20-25% expo
Control Throw (Elevator): Low: 1-5/16 (33mm) up/down; High: 1-3/4 in (45mm) up/down; 20-25% expo
Control Throw (Rudder): Low: 1-3/4 in (45mm) right/left; High: 2-3/8 in (60mm) right/left; 25-30% expo
Control Throw (Flaps): Mid/takeoff: 1-1/8 in (29mm); Landing: 2-5/8 in (67mm)
Minimum Age Recommendation: 14 years
Experience Level: Intermediate
Recommended Environment: Outdoor
Assembly Time: 15-20 Hours
Is Assembly Required: Yes

Needed to Complete

Internal Combustion
- 5+ channel transmitter and receiver radio system
- (8) standard digital servos
- Receiver pack
- Engine
- Propeller

Electric Power
- 5+ channel transmitter and receiver radio system
- (7) standard digital servos
- Motor
- ESC
- Propeller
- Motor battery


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