Piper Cub Coupe (oz394)


Piper Cub Coupe (oz394) by Claude McCullough 1939 - plan thumbnail

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Piper Cub Coupe. Free flight scale rubber model. Originally published in Oct 1939 Flying Aces. Golden Age Reproductions dwg # 106.

Quote: "The little two-place Cub planes are among the most popular knockabouts in the world and can be seen on any airport at any time. Right? Well, we know you boys have wanted to build a replica of Piper Aircraft's newest addition to the sportster family - the 'Coupe'. And we're right here to help you along! So sharpen that balsa knife of yours, drag down the old supply box, and get goin'!

THERE she comes! A gentle bank and the bright yellow cabin monoplane heads into the breeze. Settling steadily, she touches the grass on all three points and rolls to a stop. A Sunday afternoon scene at the local airport? Nope, it's just our snappy model of the latest of the famous line of Cubs - the Cub Coupe!

Demand for side-by-side seating arrangements on the lightplane market induced the Piper Aircraft Corp. to follow the lead of Taylorcraft and Aeronca and produce a little competition for their products in the form of the Coupe. The new ship is a bit more luxurious than the usual lightplane and is equipped with wheel pants, a streamlined fin, hydraulic brakes, a full swivel tail wheel, and a roomy, fully-upholstered cabin with doors on both sides.

But we're more interested in the minauture than in the ship itself. As a model, the Coupe has much to recommend itself to the beginner as well as the expert. What could be simpler to build than a rectangular fuselage, with a high wing and a simple cabin? Even when the original model took off on it's first flight it showed remarkable stability and required very little adjustment. It consistently gives flights of 45 to 75 seconds, with occasional flights that would do credit to an endurance job. Using a winder you'll be able to put between 800 and 900 turns on a lubricated motor without straining anything. But we'll let the ship speak for itself. So dust off your workbench and let's begin.."

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Scan of original article pages complete inc drawings as printed in FA 1939, thanks to lincoln.


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