Palmerston North Aeroneers

Model Aero Club (inc.)


Illustrated above is a model of a Piper Cub, a popular choice for many scale enthusiasts. Scale models require more experience in both building and flying.

Some scale models are very difficult to fly and should not be attempted as a first model. The Piper Cub with its high wing position is more stable than most, but its conventional "tail-dragger" undercarriage can make takeoffs rather hair-raising because, just like the full-size, they are difficult to keep straight on takeoff.

Kitsets of the Piper Cub come in various sizes from 50" to 90" wingspan. Total cost of a mid-size version with a .40 motor and 4ch radio is around $700.