Piper J-3 Cub. 70 in span RC scale model. Designed by Chuck Hollinger. Plan includes floats. Babcock radio installation shown. Weight 4.5lb.
Later kitted by Berkeley.
Quote: "With an unparalleled record of 132 successful flights, this R/C model is a fine tribute to designer and radio.
If you've had success with the usual array of boxy R/C designs you're ready to give the Cub a try. She's not only a cinch to build and fly, but a model that really looks like an airplane. While the only deviations from scale are the increased wing dihedral and stabilizer area, it has more than proven itself as the total number of actual logged flights to date is 132 (approx 9 hrs in the air). Best of all she looks nearly as unmarked as when first soloed.
Credit must be split two ways - the inherent stability of the Cub design, coupled with our fool-proof Babcock R/C equipment. Several of the features came about through Dick Schumacher's influence, namely, the fiberglass cowl and demountable, shock-absorbing landing gear. The wing panels with the scale number of ribs are hooked on by means of rubber bands; they've proven their worth on several occasions already. The motor is mounted on its side to carry through the scale lines, in addition to expelling the exhaust downward, resulting in an oil-free ship.
One feature that really astonishes the R/C flyers is the full-scale operating rudder - but believe me it works to perfection, giving excellent control under power and in the glide, without any signs of over-control. In fact, more than a dozen modelers who had never touched a beep button before have flown this Cub without any trouble whatsoever.
Of course, anyone who has put time in the real Cub will attest to its easy handling characteristics, the model inheriting her big sister's stability..."
Update 04/01/2017: Added article, thanks to Newtmagick.
Update 30/12/2018: Added floats article (from Feb 1955 AT), thanks to DPlumpe.
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