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Old 07-07-2002, 02:57 AM
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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.
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Old 07-07-2002, 03:03 AM
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Default Who Makes The Best 1/4 Scale J-Cub Kit?

Balsa USA
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Old 07-07-2002, 02:19 PM
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cl5man

I know you are looking for a kit but if you change you main,try the cub of world models ia a very good arf.
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Old 07-07-2002, 10:15 PM
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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
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Old 07-07-2002, 10:24 PM
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Yep--these guys are correct! Balsa USA
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Old 07-08-2002, 02:57 AM
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Default Who Makes The Best 1/4 Scale J-Cub Kit?

Balsa USA, you need to like to build, and be patient with the process.

It has a two piece wing to make transportation and storage easier, although set up at the field is going to take longer.

I wouldn't knock the Sig out of contention, though, it does have some advantages.
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Old 07-08-2002, 03:03 AM
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Default Who Makes The Best 1/4 Scale J-Cub Kit?

Isn't a 1/4 scale Cub alittle small for a 28cc engine? I have a 1/5 scale and fly it with a 52 4s.
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Old 07-08-2002, 05:17 AM
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Default Who Makes The Best 1/4 Scale J-Cub Kit?

A 1/4 scale Cub will fly well with any engine from a 120 4-stroker up to a G38 gasser.
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Old 07-08-2002, 05:49 AM
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Default Who Makes The Best 1/4 Scale J-Cub Kit?

I certainly wish my GP 60 cub (1:4.7 scale) had a two-piece wing. I fretted for hours trying to decide if I wanted to bash the kit into a 2-piece wing.
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Old 07-09-2002, 02:16 AM
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My friend has a Sig with the 108" one piece wing. Unfortunatlely, he lives on the 12th floor of an apartment. He has done more damage going in and out of the elevator than trying to fly it.......
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Old 07-09-2002, 07:59 AM
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are all the Balsa USA kits
of the same standard???
Have been hearing that some are excellent
while others are not that good!
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Old 07-09-2002, 02:53 PM
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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.
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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.
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Old 07-09-2002, 10:52 PM
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almost finished -Tinman-
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Old 07-13-2002, 03:34 PM
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tinman can i come to your toy shop it looks loaded thanks frank
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anytime ya want frank.....i actually broke down and cleaned the ENTIRE place up last night hmmmm maybe i should have taken a pic...lol
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Default Who Makes The Best 1/4 Scale J-Cub Kit?

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.
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Old 07-15-2002, 08:38 PM
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I have a sig L-4 with 102inch one piece wing, we flew it yesterday,it has a G-23 that runs great, but it is not over powered, but fly's scale,Ken
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1/4 scale Balsa USA cub with OS 240 4-cylinder, Ken
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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.
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well i got it done.....sig 1/4 scale full size and i clipped the wing. i put a os160 twin in it. also altered for pull/pull on all tail surfaces.
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Default Who Makes The Best 1/4 Scale J-Cub Kit?

hey guy's...dont forget the little arf from hanger 9,,,,great arf for the buck,,,and dont have a flat bottom wing....great fly'r. yes im talkin bout the 100 inch'r..flys great with a 120
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no flat bottom wing!!!! Sacrilage!! Thats almost like....like....like putting a 2 stroke in
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