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Does anyone out there have any experience with this? I am building an experimental SC, using new parts from the usual suspects, but am using the tail and wings from an old Tripacer. The wings, of course will be extended to standard length, along with the flaps and ailerons. Joe
10-08-2003, 09:14 AM
If I'm not mistaken the tail section from a Tripacer is alot narrower then what you will want on the Cub. Resize accordingly.
Good luck on your project.
10-08-2003, 09:31 AM
I don't believe that the tail section on the fuselage of a tri-pacer is smaller, but I do know that the tail surfaces are smaller. After a good bit of research, I found that the tail surfaces on a tri-pacer have the same surface area as on a J-3 cub, but are balanced like a super cub's tail. Otherwise everything fits the same. I would recommend that you go with the larger area super cub tail surfaces, especially if you plan on putting a 150 hp or greater engine up front. Just my opinion.
They are a couple of inches shorter, everything else measures up fine. I don't think Piper reengineered their airplanes anymore than they had to.
10-08-2003, 09:43 AM
rudder is same. stabilizer and elevator is shorter=narrower may be easier to mod j3 0r 11 tail pieces . I did j-3 not a bad job
10-08-2003, 11:15 AM
Pa-22 are about a foot narrower overall.
10-08-2003, 11:29 AM
The PA-22 tail feathers are excactly 10 less span than cub surfaces. I know of a clip wing that went to them and it flies well.
10-08-2003, 11:43 AM
Go for it, I have done the same more than once. The 22 tail is fine if you don't use
larger than standard flaps for an pa18. Wayne
I do intend to put standard size flaps and ailerons on, so I probably will build the tail a little bigger. Thanks for the input. Joe
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