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    Black Lightning bolt

    Does anyone have the dimensions of where the black lightning bolt on a Super Cub should be laid out for painting? or is it just an eyeball thing?

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    cub club has a drawing, to me pipers looks the best.

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    Yep. Use that. A lot of ugly bolts out there. Opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevinbarton1 View Post
    Does anyone have the dimensions of where the black lightning bolt on a Super Cub should be laid out for painting? or is it just an eyeball thing?
    Black lightning bolts should never be put on a Super Cub, only J-3.


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    Thanks to all for the input!

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    Skips 18-90 was red with a black bolt and I always thought it was one of the nicest looking SC ever

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    Quote Originally Posted by cubdriver2 View Post
    Skips 18-90 was red with a black bolt and I always thought it was one of the nicest looking SC ever

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    and i have seen a white cub with a black bolt that also looked good. the trim for everything else was done in black and white.

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    I don't believe the bolt was ever on the SC but only on the Js.

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    Piper production in the late decades of last century - yellow with black bolt. 6:00x6.

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    Yellow with a red lightning bolt looks pretty good too


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    Quote Originally Posted by G44 View Post
    Black lightning bolts should never be put on a Super Cub, only J-3.

    And Super Cubs should never be painted yellow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by G44 View Post
    Black lightning bolts should never be put on a Super Cub, only J-3.

    I went to google images and typed in "piper super cub." A slight majority of the yellow cubs had the lightning bolt. Not so with the other colors. To me, a yellow cub without the bolt just doesn't look right! I can't tell you why though!

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    I kinda like this... obviously. Thanks Lou!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bob turner View Post
    Piper production in the late decades of last century - yellow with black bolt. 6:00x6.

    Yeah,...but that doesn't make it right.
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    I agree on the 6:00x6, but prefer yellow Cubs. My personal J3 has a stripe as dimensioned above, but it is red with a black pinstripe. My bear is 150% of the original. Blasphemy, huh?

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    Bah Hooey!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by G44 View Post
    Black lightning bolts should never be put on a Super Cub, only J-3.


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    How about red with a gold lightening bolt?Click image for larger version. 

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    You can't see it when you are flying. That is how I excuse my ugly Super Cub. I am fond of white with a red lightening bolt probably because that is how the Super Cub I cut my teeth on was painted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by G44 View Post
    Black lightning bolts should never be put on a Super Cub, only J-3.

    Husky Drivers stiring the pot.
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    The lightning bolt tells the whole world just how blisteringly fast our planes are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Pierce View Post
    Husky Drivers stiring the pot.

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