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Old 11-02-2013, 06:37 AM
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Default GP 40-sized J-3 Cub - Clipped or full-scale?

Hey everyone. I'm building my first Cub. I have the Great Planes 40-sized Cub with an OS 70 Surpass. In the instructions, they recommend for scale flight the full wing and a small 4 stroke. And for aerobatics, they recommend the clipped wing and the OS 70 4 stroke. The catch is...I want to put this on floats next summer. Does anyone have any experience with a clipped-wing Cub on floats? Will the airplane still slow down enough with the clipped wing and floats? Thoughts?
Old 11-03-2013, 01:45 PM
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A scale Cub actually has a pretty long wing. Clipping the wing brings it down to the same proportions as a lot of sport models. I had one of these with a clipped wing and .61 four stroke. It was a fun everyday flyer.
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Buy a second wing kit and have both.
Old 11-06-2013, 05:44 AM
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I had (still have) one with clipped wings and .46 2 stroke powered. Way to much, even in clipped mode.
Full wing... it'll fly with a .25!

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