Piper PA-18 Super Cub from Black Horse Model

Details

The PA-18 Super Cub was a big step up from the good old J3 Cub. Not only did it gain a much more powerful, 150Bhp engine there was also the addition of electrical flaps. All at the front of the market back in 1949. many survive today doing sterling work as glider tugs.

The Black Horse Super Cub is a big model at 3.58m span (nearly 12 feet!) yet she manages to sneak under the 20Kg weight limit and avoid the UK large model rules. This was achived by careful design and attention to detail during construction.

Good detail is provided, but has been simplified a little to keep under the weight limit. The size and wing loading means very docile flight characteristics and those flaps bring her down to ridiculously low speeds for operation out of amazingly small fields. No need for a full size airfield! This is by no means an aerobatic model and the flight envelope mirrors the full size.

Construction is the conventional balsa/ply/hardwood used in all Black Horse models and then covered in a classic scheme using Oracover. The cowl is of course GRP and then painted.

Although a big model, she dismantles into reasonable sections for transport.

You will need a good 120cc engine and need to be conscious of the weight when selecting it.

Pictures

Manual

Radio icons

(Click on the icon you want to download)
Horus OpenTx
Horus FrOs
Standard
Silhouette
X9D/X9D+/X9E
Spektrum IX12
Futaba 18MZ
Jeti DS-24

Similar Models

Some content in menu 2.

We cannot guarantee that the shops listed below do sell the Piper PA-18 Super Cub in particular but at least we know they do distribute Black Horse Model.

Where to buy

Ireland
Model Heli Service
check web site
Ship to: Ireland
France
Flash RC
check web site
Ship to: Europe
France
interModel
check web site
Ship to: France
USA
Motion RC LLC
check web site
Ship to: USA
Hungary
RC Hungary
check web site
Ship to: Hungary
Austria
Schweighofer AT
check web site
Ship to: International
Germany
Schweighofer GE
check web site
Ship to: Germany
Ireland
Radio Controlled Shop
check web site
Ship to: Ireland
Switzerland
Wieser Modellbau
check web site
Ship to: Switzerland
France
Plane Expert
check web site
Ship to: Europe
United Kingdom
Als Hobbies
check web site
Ship to: United Kingdom
France
Weymuller Modélisme
check web site
Ship to: France
United Kingdom
SRCM
check web site
Ship to: United Kingdom

Winspan: 3580mm (140.9 in)
Length: 2237mm (88.1 in)

Weight: 19500 g (43 lbs)
  • Wingspan: 3,580 mm (140.94 in).
  • Length: 2,237 mm (88.07 in).
  • Weight: 19 – 19.5 kg (41.8- 42.9 lbs).
  • Wing area: 180.1 dm2.
  • Wing loading: 105.5 g/dm2.
  • Servo mount: 42mm x 21mm.

Parts listing required (not included):

  • Radio:  06 channels.
  • Servo: 10 standard high torque servos.
  • Engine: 120 cc gas.
  • Motor: Brushless outrunner 185 KV.
  • Propeller motor: 28 x 10.
  • Propeller engine: 27 x 10.

Recommended motor and battery set up (not included):

  • Electric Motor: BOOST 180.
  • or 120cc petrol motor
  • Battery: 12S LIPO 44,4V 6,000mAh. 
  • Speed control: 120A. HV.
  • Receiver battery: 6.0V 2400-2600mAh(2 Packs).
  • Torque servos: 11.3kg/cm – 12.9kg/cm.

Variants

BH172
Piper PA-18 Super Cub (White-red)

POPULAR

HobbyKing Sky Shadow Reptile S800
Sky Shadow Reptile S800
E-flite UMX B-17G Flying Fortress
UMX B-17G Flying Fortress
SonicModell AR Wing
AR Wing
Multiplex TwinStar ND
TwinStar ND
Premier Aircraft RV-8 SUPER
RV-8 SUPER
HobbyKing Falcon Trainer
Falcon Trainer
Silence Model CeePee
CeePee
Tomahawk Aviation Slingshot DLG
Slingshot DLG
Doroshenko Edge F5J
Edge F5J
Sebald Modellbau nani DLG
nani DLG
TJIRC Tiny Q
Tiny Q
Multiplex Heron
Heron
BETAFPV Beta65S Micro Whoop
Beta65S Micro Whoop
Armattan Chameleon
Chameleon
Blade Tiny Whoop
Tiny Whoop
Eachine E010
E010
Armattan Rooster
Rooster
Eachine Wizard X220
Wizard X220
Blade mCPX
mCPX
Align T-REX 450
T-REX 450
Align T-REX 500
T-REX 500
Blade 330X
330X
ALZ RC Devil X360
Devil X360
Align T-REX 450L
T-REX 450L

LATEST ADDITIONS

2280
Peakmodel Apollo 35
Apollo 35
2279
Samba Model Prestige 2PK
Prestige 2PK
2278
Direct Airscale Pilatus PC6
Pilatus PC6
2277
TOPMODEL CZ Indian V
Indian V
2276
TOPMODEL CZ Indian V
Indian V
2275
TOPMODEL CZ Indian V
Indian V
2274
Tomahawk Aviation F-104 Starfighter
F-104 Starfighter
2273
Tomahawk Aviation F-100 Super Sabre
F-100 Super Sabre
2272
Black Horse Model Piper PA-18 Super Cub
Piper PA-18 Super Cub
2271
HobbyKing TL2000
TL2000
2270
Freewing Model F9F Panther
F9F Panther
2269
Blade mCPX BL2
mCPX BL2
2268
Freewing Model Rebel V2
Rebel V2
2267
Seagull Models Bristol M1C
Bristol M1C
2266
E-flite Eratix 3D
Eratix 3D
2265
Goblin Helicopters Goblin 380
Goblin 380
2264
Blade mSR X
mSR X
2263
hangar 9 Tiger 30cc
Tiger 30cc
2262
HobbyKing Cessna TTX
Cessna TTX
2261
Eachine M80
M80
2260
SIG Mfg Smith Miniplane
Smith Miniplane
2259
Phoenix Model Edge 540
Edge 540
2258
Seagull Models P-47 Razorback
P-47 Razorback
2257
Premier Aircraft Ventique
Ventique
2256
Tower Hobbies Uproar V2
Uproar V2
2255
Black Horse Model DHC-2 Turbo Beaver
DHC-2 Turbo Beaver
2254
aero-naut Triple Neo thermic
Triple Neo thermic
Information
Read me
Recent Changes
AIR-RC is the largest online database about RC Model Flying and it's growing...
Each model has descriptions, specifications, photos, video, icons for your radio and links to shops and manufacturers.
We are not selling anything, it's made by RC hobbyists for RC hobbyists. Enjoy !
AIR-RC
Copyright AIR-RC © 2019