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#1 Jennings Heilig

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 12:32 AM

I swear I remember reading a compendium of what parts are included in the three releases of the Revell 1/32 Super Cub, but now I can't find it for love nor money.

 

Specifically, I'd like to see pics of the cowlings of the different kits.  The only Super Cub I want to do is an up-engined one that our glider club in Virginia used as a tow plane, and I believe one of the Revell kits has the correct parts in it.

 

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 02:46 AM

4 kits, not 3.

 

The most recent Revell Germany 04890 "Piper PA-18 with Bushwheels" has the big engine, bigger prop, late-style cowl, civilian-style windows rendered into the fuselage, interior and clear parts, late wings with dual wing tanks and flaps, as well as both standard wheels and the oversize Bush Wheels. 

 

The first Revell Germany 04208 "PA-18 Super Cub" kit has the early engine, cowl, prop, L-18C military windows, and early wings without flaps and only one fuel tank.

 

The Revell USA 85-5483 "Piper PA-18 Super Cub" kit retains all of the initial release's parts, and includes decals to render the civilian-style windows (although, the clear parts do not fit flush with the fuselage sides, thus rendering the included window decals ineffective).

 

The Revell Germany 04698 "Piper PA-18-150 Float Plane" kit includes the same late/civilian parts as the "Bushwheels" kit, but includes only floats (kit does not include wheeled landing gear parts).

 

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 03:19 AM

Thanks man! So the engine and cowling parts in the bush and float versions are the same??

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 03:56 AM

Correct - same cowl, engine and prop parts in those two kits.

 

It is worth mentioning that the "Float Plane" kit's fuselage does not have the standard landing gear's aft pair of mounting 'ears' molded into the fuselage halves. That said, it still wouldn't be too difficult to adapt the standard landing gear from one of the other releases to the fuselage of that kit.

 

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 01:37 PM

Thanks!  Our club Super Cub actually has 180 horses under the cowl.  I call it a Super Duper Cub.  And it's got a STOL kit with vortex generators from root to tip.  You literally can't stall it.  It just mushes.  And even with two people, you can stand on the brakes and be off the ground in about ten feet in any kind of headwind at all.  It's a great airplane :)


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Posted 19 May 2017 - 05:46 PM

The 150 HP O-320 and 180 HP O-360 engines are nearly identical visually, and would be impossible to distinguish in scale.

 

While the same basic wider cowl is used for both 150 and 180 engines on the real thing, there were/are a wide variety of differences in the intake and oil cooler scoops under the cowl. 

 

Cub CraftersDakota Cub and others produce FAA certified aircraft, parts and upgrades for modern Cubs. So, your 1:1 glider tug could have a wide variety of non-Piper components. You'll only get close with the Revell kit(s) should you wish to replicate those modifications. As always, it is up to the individual how close is "close enough". 

 

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 12:08 AM

I did a quick summary on Britmodeller fairly recently.



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Posted 20 May 2017 - 10:24 AM

Sooooo, to make an L4.......

My Father told me two things would happen as I got older.
I can't remember either of them....

 

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#9 Jennings Heilig

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 02:22 PM

Sooooo, to make an L4.......

 

 

Revell makes a Super Cub.  That didn't exist when Piper was building L-4s.


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Posted 20 May 2017 - 04:01 PM

Soooooo, to make an L4.....?

My Father told me two things would happen as I got older.
I can't remember either of them....

 

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 04:27 PM

There is a 1/33 scale card model of the L4 ....

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#12 Jennings Heilig

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 04:59 PM

Soooooo, to make an L4.....?

 

 

Scratch build about 80% of it.  Sort of like making a P-40N out of a P-36.


Edited by Jennings Heilig, 20 May 2017 - 04:59 PM.

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 05:34 PM

Soooooo, to make an L4.....?

You get the Bronco kit, of course :P



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Posted 20 May 2017 - 10:59 PM

Barf!!!! For a 1:32 kit it is horrendously undersized.....!!

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I can't remember either of them....

 

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 03:30 PM

Does anyone make a resin cowl/engine conversion to back date to a regular Cub?




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