Is this plane:

[scroll down to Roberto's comment.]

The same as this one?:


Or this one with a different paint job?:


I like the first one and think it would make a great airframe but I am confused as to where to find it; roberto calls it a "multiplex Easy Cub (1600mm wingspan)" but google turns up more than one different aircraft. Could someone please clarify for me?

-thanks -rd .

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Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on July 19, 2009 at 4:22pm

I doubt that Roberto's "Super Cub" is a Multiplex airplane like the Easy Cub because the Super Cub appears to be a balsa frame that is covered with a fabric while the Easy Cub is made of Elapor foam. I doubt that the Super Cub is a Multiplex product. It is probably closer to the HobbyZone Super Cub.

Just a thought.

Comment by Robert Drone on July 19, 2009 at 4:27pm
Thomas; Thanks I was very confused because no other plane on the 'net has the same paint scheme.
Comment by Robert Drone on July 19, 2009 at 4:30pm
I see now you can order spare wings at HobbyZone so he just got a new wing and painted it?

Does anyone know if the Super cub is brushless or not?

Comment by Robert Drone on July 19, 2009 at 4:32pm
You mean this one?
Comment by Jason on July 19, 2009 at 6:26pm
The top picture doesn't look like the HobbyZone Super Cub either. That plane is foam and you can tell by the wing and tail this is a balsa plane. Maybe it is a custom build from plans?
Comment by Robert Drone on July 20, 2009 at 6:19am
Thank you all!

-Jason; how can you tell it is balsa? the body of the first plane looks like foam, is it a hybrid?
Comment by Jason on July 20, 2009 at 5:44pm
The wings and tail both have the slight "skeleton" effect, meaning you can see little valleys in between the balsa ribs. This is likely balsa construction with monokote/ultracote or similar covering. This also means the builder can choose the color scheme which is why you may not see any others like it on the net. It is hard to say what the fuselage is made out of but I would guess it is balsa also. That said it re-read the post and saw the multiplex easy cub comment. If that's the case, I'll revise my guess to say its a Multiplex plane with a custom wing. Just a guess for what its worth.
Comment by Robert Drone on July 21, 2009 at 4:58pm
Thanks for looking into it jason, I would never have been able to figure it out as I do not yet have much experience beyond flight sims [though I have done a lot of that;)].
Comment by Robert Drone on July 21, 2009 at 5:00pm
By the way I see what you are talking about with the "skeleton effect" in the picture.
Comment by Jason on July 21, 2009 at 5:39pm
What ever it is it sure looks like a nice plane!


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