I got the BUSA 1/4 Cub in a trade. That's what I am building.
To me, an over powered Cub doesn't fly like a Cub should. They become just another sport model. I've heard the argument that "You can throttle back" but I've seldom seen it practiced.
Ragwing Fan obviously has a different opinion. I hope that he chimes in, and elaborates on his choice of the Brison 2.4.
I would use a prop suitable for the engine that you choose. I don't own a DLE 35cc, but I would assume that it would use an 18 inch prop.
You'll have extra material, if you buy a 10 meter roll of Solartex. I suggest that you watch some You Tube videos on covering. If you find one using Solartex, that would be great.
I prefer to use Natural Solartex, and then paint. When you buy the pre-colored product , you have to find matching paint for the cowl, etc. If you paint the entire airframe, you already have the paint for these pieces. Solartex requires no primer, and it' best not use use it. The cowl will require primer though. I use Duplicolor primer in aerosol cans.
If you decide to go with the colored Solartex, be aware that it needs to be sealed. While the product is fuel/gas proof without it, sealing it with a clear coat makes it easier to clean your model. Unsealed Solartex attracts dirt, as is very hard to clean.
Titebond is available at most hardware stores. There's no need to buy a huge bottle. I don't know what size it is, but you can see my bottle in the attached pic. I also extensively us CA.
Last edited by TomCrump; 02-09-2017 at 03:36 AM.