Piper Super Cruiser (oz10264)


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Piper Super Cruiser. Free flight scale model for .020 power.

Quote: "35 in span free flight scale model Piper Cub Super Cruiser for .020 by DE Garrett.

Although no longer in production, the Piper Super Cruiser remains a very popular light aircraft and one which offers the aeromodeller a most attractive subject of ideal scale proportions. Prototypes have been tested in America using the Cox .020 glow plug motor, radially mounted, and in England by Bill Newman, using the DC Dart .5 cc diesel with beam mounts. The model Super Cruiser has turned out to be a first-class subject and, with its near scale type construction will offer a most distinctive appeal to those who like realistic modelling.

The fuselage is constructed by first pinning down the 1/8 in keelpieces over the side view - formers 1-10 are then erected (excepting those with letter suffixes - eg 3A, 4A, 5A, 7A, which are added in one piece at later stages), making sure to keep them vertical and properly aligned. When joints are dry, 3/32 in sq stringers may be added in place along with 1/8 in SK. When this assembly is complete, locate carefully the 3/32 window frame and glue in place.

After the port (left) side has set, remove from plan and add right side half formers and cross braces 5A and 5B. Before adding stringers on the starboard (right) side, install the undercarriage, by binding to 4A which is one piece, and the tailwheel. The piece SS is a stop for the adjusting tail, so line up sides carefully. When the tail is down on SS, there is 3° negative incidence. The notch in the tail post should be a good fit, not loose. A 3/32 in dowel on the tailplane fits into the notch, and acts as a pivot for the tail. The 4 in sheet root ribs K2 can be added at this time. They are surfaced later by 1/32 ply facing ribs.

Before planking the nose, install the model engine fuel tank and a timer if needed. On one original model a Tatone 1/2A timer was installed and the tank placed under the windscreen, with the filler tube coming out through former 2, and curving upwards. The overflow tube came out the bottom of cowl as shown on the plan..."

Piper Super Cruiser, Aeromodeller, February 1963.

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Piper Super Cruiser (oz10264) by DE Garrett 1963 - model pic

  • (oz10264)
    Piper Super Cruiser
    by DE Garrett
    from Aeromodeller
    February 1963 
    35in span
    Scale IC F/F Cabin Civil
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 09/07/2018
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