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