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I'm always interested and impressed on how different folks have set up and organized their cubs. For example, on mine I have on the dash sunglasses, tidebook and skeeter dope on one side and pencils, paper on the other. On the X brace I have a flashlight, knife, tire guage and fire extinguisher. I have a map pocket with the supplement and maps. An info card with all the local radio freqs slides between the radios. The dash has a couple of stout paperclasps attached to hold stuff. I'm always on the look out for clever and creative ideas to implement.pak
12-23-2002, 01:37 AM
Except for the absence of toilet paper in the wing root up by the windshield, it sounds like you are flying my Cub.
12-23-2002, 11:28 AM
07-11-2003, 03:12 PM
The guy from whom I bought my cub, on the left side behind the trim, screwed in what looks like the main compartments from a tool belt -- several thick leather pockets of varying sizes -- none big enough for a map, but definitely good for glasses, leatherman, screwdriver, fuel tester and pens. it's really useful. However, in the front seat I have no place to put a map or any papers. I usually wear a knee-pad for frequencies, etc, and I shove my chart to the right between the door and the rear-seat rudder cable. Any ideas on how to install a pocket where I can stow my chart would be really appreciated. Especially since when I land in the hot weather I immediately open my door and the chart flies out onto the line! Thank you.
See http://www.cubcrafters.com/cc/products/MapPocket.asp and
07-11-2003, 06:00 PM
NicolasB.........take a look at the Super Cub photos, page 30, scroll down to near the bottom of the page, and you'll see some pics of a map compartment I made and installed on my cub, works great.
07-15-2003, 08:02 AM
Wow... that looks perfect. I can see that I'll have to explain to my wife that in order to maintain the value in our Super-Cub investment, we need to "invest" in a starter machine shop and some more tools. I'm sure she will understand this is a matter of our economic and physical safety! Excellent pics.
07-22-2003, 06:48 AM
On most VFR Aircraft the flight instruments (airspeed, T+B, altitude) are grouped together in that order, in most SC's I've seen they tend to place them allover the place with the further apart the better it seems. Is there a standard fitment with engine instruments on the right? or have most been rebuilt or customized?
Student Pilot. I doubt you'll find the standatd "T" setup in many SC's. In most cases, the arrangement is governed by the space available behind the instrument panel. Airspeed, Tach, Oil Press/Temp, compass and clock, are short so they are best stuck in holes where tubing is close behind the panel. T&B, Altimeter, Verical speed, are not too bad intermediate "depth" instruments. The worst are gyros and some radios. They can be up to 10" deep! Of course the old AN gyros are used mosly for ballast now days. Also, an instructor might want to see the ASI, for example, from the back seat, so it's a good idea to put that over to the far left of the panel. SC instruments? The less the better. Why would I want an 8-day clock if I only have 4 hours fuel?
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