I've been looking for a new project. I've got a converted McCullach 28cc weedeater engine that i'm dying to put in the air. I've decided on a 1/4 scale Cub. Sig offers a kit, but who else? Im not looking for a clipped wing. Who else makes a good quality kit of the J-3 Cub.
If you're a builder, the Balsa USA kit will be
your best bet for a 1/4 scale Cub. It's a good
kit. I have built the plane. I've also built the
Sig 1/4 scale Cub, but the Balsa USA kit offers
the truest to scale design. See: www.balsausa.com
I have a Sig Cub that has been modified. Great flying plane with a G38 up front. Looking over the blueprints for the Sig and the Balsa USA they appear about the same. I will agree they are not a punch out and assemble plane. You must be good at cutting miter joints.
hi cubman, i also have a sig 1/4 and i have clipped its wings. i am just completing it with a os160 twin. how does yurs fly with the g38? what mods have you done? any pics? where did you put cg? i am curious cause i wanted to do some -unscalelike- flying.
The Balsa USA Cub is a winner. I have been flying mine
for 17 yrs. I have a Quadra 35 in it. It flys just like my full
scale Cub. You might want to check if you decide on the
Sig Cub, because the nose & cowl are narrower and will
not let you use engines like the Qudra or G-38. At least
you can not get them under the cowl. At the time I
bought mine it was $ 69.95.
How about the dynaflight 104" Super Cub? I had one with a 25cc Homelite conversion and it flew great. I crashed it when I was just learning to fly with the flaps and I dialed in 90 degrees (rookie) when coming in deadstick and the plane stopped cold in the air and did a 25 foot nose dive (I froze). I now know not to use so much flaps at that slow of airspeed but the plane was a super flyer. Easy to build too, tons of left over wood included with the kit.