Burda-Piper (PA-18 Super Cub) (oz11945)

 

Burda-Piper (PA-18 Super Cub) (oz11945) from Hegi 1975 - plan thumbnail

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Burda Piper (PA-18 Super Cub). Radio control scale model. Wingspan 1810 mm. Scale is 1/5.

Quote: "Astoundingly successful reproduction of the widely known 'Burda Squadron' machines. Extremely good flying performance; in addition to the ailerons, landing flaps are provided. Equipped for mounting a towing device with release for banner and aircraft towing at the discharge chute and at the tail-end; discharge chute with hatch for parachutes etc. Facilities for fitting and igniting smoke bombs. Original transfers of the 'Burda Squadron' with the 3 different registrations are included. Ample space is available for installation of an RC system (3-6 functions).

The prefab kit contains various types of wood, prefabricated and partly die-stamped, preformed undercarriage parts, self-adhesive foil for cockpit cover, hinges, rudder horns, bell-crank levers, clevises and various small parts, tissue, detailed plans and description with exploded drawings."

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Note: This plan file is Hegi ref 201240, while the instructions file is Hegi ref B-3206. I think I'm correct in saying that kit 3206 was a later version of kit 201240, differing only in the colour scheme used [see more pics 006]. But since this is all in German, I could be wrong.

Update 13/02/2020: Added supplement pdf with exploded view, showing assembly details, thanks to Jean-Luc Manderlier.

Supplementary file notes

Exploded view.
Instructions, in German. Includes materials list.

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Burda-Piper (PA-18 Super Cub) (oz11945) from Hegi 1975 - model pic

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  • (oz11945)
    Burda-Piper (PA-18 Super Cub)
    from Hegi (ref:201240)
    1975 
    72in span
    Scale IC R/C Cabin Civil
    all formers complete :)
  • Submitted: 05/02/2020
    Filesize: 605KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: Doro

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User comments

Very nice plan and documentation.
Thank you very much
Hubert - 11/02/2020
What is the correct scale of this plan? The instructions (das modell wurde im Ma?stab 1:5 verklieinert) say this is a 1/5 scale kit, but that seems wrong, with the wingspan 181 cm. Am I missing something? Was kit 3206 at 1/5 scale, while kit 201240 was at 1/6 scale?
SteveWMD - 11/02/2020
If I correctly remember in the Burda Fleet there were Piper PA-18 Clipped Wing version. So each wing is shortened by one bay, for aerobatic purpose. Could it be Steve?
pit - 11/02/2020
Hi pit, I guess you are right. I just took a drawing of the Super Cub and the Hegi plan and scaled them to about the same size on my computer. Whilst the aileron and the chord are congruent, the Hegi model clearly lacks the innermost bay. So that should be it. Cheers, Martin
Martin - 11/02/2020
Aha - clipped wing, maybe that's it. Many thanks.
SteveWMD - 11/02/2020
Um. Just checking this again, with the fuselage length. A real life PA-18 is 6.83 m long. The Hegi catalog lists this 201240 kit as being 1150 mm long. The plan fuselage measures about that, give or take the spinner. That's not a scale of 1/5. That's a scale of 1/6 almost exactly.
SteveWMD - 11/02/2020
Page three of the directions is very blurry at the top, making it impossible for translating.
Bob Blubaugh - 12/02/2020
It's not the best page scan ever, no. But I can make it out well enough to type up that section for you - if you are offering to make a translation?
SteveWMD - 12/02/2020
In general, Super Cubs (PA-18 series) have wing flaps and wing mounted fuel tanks, which complicates wing "clipping". J-3s had no flaps, and the fuel tank was in front of the cabin area. These Burda jobs must be non-standard versions...
Dave D - 12/02/2020
Yes, I am trying to make a translation of the directions. It takes time to make it understandable (it's been 45 years since I took college German and I haven't used it since). I will publish mine if someone else who speaks the language doesn't translate it better before I get done.
Bob Blubaugh - 12/02/2020
Hello Bob. May I suggest using an on line translator such as Deepl. com which excellent or even Google translator. And you can use an Optical Character Recognition software (OCR) so the translator can translate!! Best wishes
Eduardo - 15/02/2020
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