Hangar 9 1/4-scale Super Cub–Sneak Peek!

Nov 19, 2012 5 Comments by

Who doesn’t like a Piper Cub? It is one of the greatest classic airplanes of all time, and when the Piper Aircraft Company added a more powerful engine and flaps to its popular design, the Super Cub was born to the delight of thousands of bush pilots. You can find Super Cubs at just about every airport in the country and it is equally at home when operating in rough and primitive conditions far away from paved runways.

Hangar 9’s new quarter-scale PA-18 Super Cub ARF is an amazing scale replica of the famous bush plane and it has all the great features, quality, and craftsmanship that Hangar 9 planes have become known for. I have built and flown several Cubs in my time and this one is destined to become my very favorite. It has all the scale looks you could ever ask for and it is built really well. With its nice attention to detail, white and blue UltraCote film covering and trim scheme, it captures all the looks of the famous full-size aviation icon. And with a powerful E-flite Power 110 brushless motor and functional flaps, it’s a hoot to fly!

Quick Specs
Name: PA-18 Super Cub
Manufacturer: Hangar 9 (hangar-9.com)
Distributor: Horizon Hobby (horizonhobby.com)
Wingspan: 106 in.
Power req’d: 1.20 to 1.60 2-stroke, 1.20 to 1.80 4-stroke, 20-26cc gas or E-flite Power 110 outrunner
Price: $649.99

Don’t miss Kevin Siemonsen’s exclusive review in the February issue of Model Airplane News!

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5 Responses to “Hangar 9 1/4-scale Super Cub–Sneak Peek!”

  1. Orie Velez says:

    The more I look at it in detail, the Hangar 9 Super Cub seems to be based on the old Dave Patrick PA18 Super Cub design which was of excellent quality, build, and flight performance. I still have my old DP Super Cub in the Yellow version using a Saito 150 for power and I enjoy flying it very much! If it is indeed based on the DP design I’m very excited because now I would have a source for parts! Can you please confirm this?

  2. Sal. LoCascio says:

    I’m age 87. Have many fond memories of this plane. At age 18, during WWII enlisted into USAAF as a Cadet. Therein everyone had to know how to fly in the event of an emergency. After ten hours of instructions the requirement was to solo. Was a crew member on the B-25 Mitchell, served in the European Theater.
    Upon Germany’s surrender, while home on furllough, Japan surrendered. They must have heard I was scheduled to go there!

  3. Daniel-EL says:

    This Cub looks like it comes with an interior too, which gives it a leg up over the DPM Super Cub that came out briefly about 10 years ago. The scale detail looks better, too.

  4. RICHARD TANIS says:

    LOOKS GREAT … DO YOU HAVE FLOATS AND SKIIS ? AT AGE 86 I DO NOT WANT TO WASTE TIME BUILDING ……..

  5. RICHARD TANIS says:

    HI AGAIN ….YES I DID MAKE MY SOLO FLIGHT IN A PIPER CUB BEFORE I ENTERED THE ARMY AIRFORCE AS AN AVIATION CADET….

    I ALSO SOLOED AN L B- 4 AND A PT – 19 ……..

    ALSO FLEW THE FIRST BEACH BONANZA ON THE EAST COAST…….. I WAS LUCKY … MY DAD WAS A FLYING INSTRUCTOR AND A PILOT IN THE WAR TRAINING SERVICE. THEY WERE VERY HAPPY DAYS. AND AT AGE 86 I STILL FLY BUT WITH A MUCH YOUNGER CO PILOT …

    I CREATED THE OLD TIMERS R/C CONTEST THAT WAS SPREAD AROUND BY MY FRIEND JOHN POND OF CA, IN 1971 .. ALSO STARTED THE WRAMS SHOW IN N.Y. CITY IN 1970 . I RAN THE OLD TIMERS CONTEST AT LAKEHURST ,N.J. IN 1971 …19 72 … 1973 … SENT ME A NOTE ..RICHARD TANIS … RGT3912aol.com regards to all you old guys that fell in love with model planes and aviation …

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