Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 40 of 43

Thread: New Cub

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Oct 2020
    Location
    Whiteshell Manitoba
    Posts
    43
    Post Thanks / Like

    New Cub

    Well, I'm new here, and figured id introduce myself, I just recently sold my Cessna 172 XP, fantastic plane, but didn't have a float kit from factory and the cost to install one plus floats wasn't realistically feasible. Plus, does anything perform better then cub?

    Anyways, here's the cub I have put an offer in, I'm doing the pre purchase inspection in a couple days.

    1967 PA 18
    900TTSN (yes you're reading that correctly)
    Overhauled in 2015 200 SMOH, and recovered in 2017
    Edo 2000 floats, Aero 2000 skis, and stock wheels










    1967 Piper PA18 Super Cub
    Whiteshell Manitoba

  2. #2
    cubdriver2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    upstate NY
    Posts
    10,312
    Post Thanks / Like
    Welcome, looks like your ready to have some fun times

    Glenn
    "Optimism is going after Moby Dick in a rowboat and taking the tartar sauce with you!"

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Oct 2020
    Location
    Whiteshell Manitoba
    Posts
    43
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by cubdriver2 View Post
    Welcome, looks like your ready to have some fun times

    Glenn
    Definitely am, dream has became a reality and I couldn’t be more excited.
    1967 Piper PA18 Super Cub
    Whiteshell Manitoba

  4. #4
    Taledrger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    SW Michigan
    Posts
    992
    Post Thanks / Like
    Welcome to the best Website on the internet!! and Congrats on the the new air machine!! Looks like beaut..!!
    Bob D

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Southern NH
    Posts
    721
    Post Thanks / Like
    I don’t know, just looking at the pictures I think you should definitely not buy that Cub - and immediately send me the contact information for the seller! Seriously, looks like a real nice airplane and getting floats and skis in the package is awesome. Have fun.
    Likes Pete Schoeninger, G44, Steve Pierce liked this post

  6. #6
    Steve's Aircraft (Brian)'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    White City, Oregon
    Posts
    926
    Post Thanks / Like
    Good looking Cub...

    We just picked up a derelict XP that has been sitting at one of the local airfields for the last 13 years.. plan is to get it airworthy again and probably sell it..

    Brian


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Oct 2020
    Location
    Whiteshell Manitoba
    Posts
    43
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by mam90 View Post
    I don’t know, just looking at the pictures I think you should definitely not buy that Cub - and immediately send me the contact information for the seller! Seriously, looks like a real nice airplane and getting floats and skis in the package is awesome. Have fun.
    wasn’t listed anywhere, and has been in Manitoba most of its life, seller bought a 180 a few years ago and hasn’t really flown it much since the , didn’t want to see it go to the us so his only reason for selling was that it was staying local.
    1967 Piper PA18 Super Cub
    Whiteshell Manitoba
    Likes mam90, Amy, skywagon8a liked this post

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Oct 2020
    Location
    Whiteshell Manitoba
    Posts
    43
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by Steve's Aircraft (Brian) View Post
    Good looking Cub...

    We just picked up a derelict XP that has been sitting at one of the local airfields for the last 13 years.. plan is to get it airworthy again and probably sell it..

    Brian


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    i loved it, it really was a fantastic performing plane, I had a stol kit, wing extensions, and the 210hp isham, useful load of 1100lbs, 120kt cruise at 8.5gph, light it’s off the ground in less then 300 feet pretty easily, and a stall speed of around 32kts. I’d love to be able to keep it as a commuter.
    1967 Piper PA18 Super Cub
    Whiteshell Manitoba

  9. #9
    Taledrger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    SW Michigan
    Posts
    992
    Post Thanks / Like
    "The Whiteshell"... a North Dakota farm boy's Summer Paradise...
    Bob D

  10. #10

    Join Date
    Oct 2020
    Location
    Whiteshell Manitoba
    Posts
    43
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by Taledrger View Post
    "The Whiteshell"... a North Dakota farm boy's Summer Paradise...
    wouldn’t want to live anywhere else.
    1967 Piper PA18 Super Cub
    Whiteshell Manitoba
    Likes Taledrger liked this post

  11. #11
    Cubus Maximus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Posts
    1,879
    Post Thanks / Like
    Hey! Where have I seen that paint scheme before!

    Last edited by Cubus Maximus; 10-24-2020 at 08:12 PM.
    Likes RaisedByWolves, Steve Pierce liked this post

  12. #12

    Join Date
    Oct 2020
    Location
    Whiteshell Manitoba
    Posts
    43
    Post Thanks / Like
    Haha that’s mint, my grey goes over top of the red, not red overtop of grey, lol, I’m looking for info on that transparent lower door, got any info on it?
    1967 Piper PA18 Super Cub
    Whiteshell Manitoba

  13. #13
    hotrod180's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Port Townsend, WA
    Posts
    3,236
    Post Thanks / Like
    Same guy must have painted both of them?
    A local guy named Bruce Heiner redid a lot of airplanes,
    unfortunately he was killed in a crash several years ago.
    You could always spot a Heiner airplane because they all seemed to have the same paint job.
    Trim was usually the same color as those two cubs.
    Cessna Skywagon-- accept no substitute!
    Likes RaisedByWolves liked this post

  14. #14

    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    2,181
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by fishingh View Post
    Haha that’s mint, my grey goes over top of the red, not red overtop of grey, lol, I’m looking for info on that transparent lower door, got any info on it?
    Here is a thread https://www.supercub.org/forum/showt...he-bottom-door another one https://www.supercub.org/forum/showt...Cub-Door-Glass
    DENNY

  15. #15

    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Wolf Lake, AK
    Posts
    5,650
    Post Thanks / Like
    You’re going from one very cool airplane to another. I enjoyed my XP very much. Have fun with the new Cub!

  16. #16

    Join Date
    Oct 2020
    Location
    Whiteshell Manitoba
    Posts
    43
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by hotrod180 View Post
    Same guy must have painted both of them?
    A local guy named Bruce Heiner redid a lot of airplanes,
    unfortunately he was killed in a crash several years ago.
    You could always spot a Heiner airplane because they all seemed to have the same paint job.
    Trim was usually the same color as those two cubs.
    I think this one was done here locally in Manitoba, it was done in 2017.
    1967 Piper PA18 Super Cub
    Whiteshell Manitoba

  17. #17

    Join Date
    Oct 2020
    Location
    Whiteshell Manitoba
    Posts
    43
    Post Thanks / Like
    I read through both of those. A bit confused what to at the top where both doors come together.
    1967 Piper PA18 Super Cub
    Whiteshell Manitoba

  18. #18

    Join Date
    Oct 2020
    Location
    Whiteshell Manitoba
    Posts
    43
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by stewartb View Post
    You’re going from one very cool airplane to another. I enjoyed my XP very much. Have fun with the new Cub!
    mint was great, but im more excited about this. Thanks!
    1967 Piper PA18 Super Cub
    Whiteshell Manitoba

  19. #19

    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    2,181
    Post Thanks / Like
    The top of the bottom door has to fit into the slot of the top door (look at how yours works) The glass is a bit thicker than the fabric so make sure it is a tight fit to the frame and taper the outside edge with a file a bit so it slips into the slot. Go play with yours it should make sense.
    DENNY

  20. #20

    Join Date
    Oct 2020
    Location
    Whiteshell Manitoba
    Posts
    43
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by DENNY View Post
    The top of the bottom door has to fit into the slot of the top door (look at how yours works) The glass is a bit thicker than the fabric so make sure it is a tight fit to the frame and taper the outside edge with a file a bit so it slips into the slot. Go play with yours it should make sense.
    DENNY
    Heading out there tomorrow night, will take a look at it, this will be a project for next spring, as its been 15 below here the last few nights, going to keep all the warmth I can for this winter.
    1967 Piper PA18 Super Cub
    Whiteshell Manitoba

  21. #21
    G44's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    SW Michigan
    Posts
    598
    Post Thanks / Like
    Wow, that is NICE! However, get a good set of seatbelts (not anchored to the seat) and shoulder harness anchored overhead for both seats. After that enjoy! SWEET airplane!

    Kurt
    Likes Hardtailjohn liked this post

  22. #22

    Join Date
    Oct 2020
    Location
    Whiteshell Manitoba
    Posts
    43
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by G44 View Post
    Wow, that is NICE! However, get a good set of seatbelts (not anchored to the seat) and shoulder harness anchored overhead for both seats. After that enjoy! SWEET airplane!

    Kurt
    was just researching shoulder harnesses to get, was going to make a post about them, seems like a few different options.
    1967 Piper PA18 Super Cub
    Whiteshell Manitoba

  23. #23
    G44's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    SW Michigan
    Posts
    598
    Post Thanks / Like
    The shoulder harness that comes up over the seat back will break your back in impact. Stay away from those.

    Kurt

  24. #24

    Join Date
    Oct 2020
    Location
    Whiteshell Manitoba
    Posts
    43
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by G44 View Post
    The shoulder harness that comes up over the seat back will break your back in impact. Stay away from those.

    Kurt
    good to know lol
    1967 Piper PA18 Super Cub
    Whiteshell Manitoba

  25. #25
    Cubus Maximus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Posts
    1,879
    Post Thanks / Like
    My fuselage was covered and painted in 2004/5. Wings were done in 2016.

    Likes Utah-Jay liked this post

  26. #26

    Join Date
    Jan 2019
    Posts
    22
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by hotrod180 View Post
    Same guy must have painted both of them?
    A local guy named Bruce Heiner redid a lot of airplanes,
    unfortunately he was killed in a crash several years ago.
    You could always spot a Heiner airplane because they all seemed to have the same paint job.
    Trim was usually the same color as those two cubs.

    Bruce's colors were a maroon and grey color. I've seen a few pics of a 12 on here that looks like one of his. Back in the great lakes area if memory serves. Bruce was a great friend of mine!! Helped me build both my shops! I have the PA-14 now that he owned when he died!

  27. #27
    Steve Pierce's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Graham, TX
    Posts
    20,193
    Post Thanks / Like
    Any easy way to find anything here is to google "the subject site:supercub.org" you will find tons of info and don't be afraid to post in that thread and reviving it for others. Helps keep info on any given subject together and easier to find later. Welcome, you will love the Super Cub.
    Steve Pierce

    Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
    Will Rogers

  28. #28

    Join Date
    Oct 2020
    Location
    Whiteshell Manitoba
    Posts
    43
    Post Thanks / Like
    Is there a step I can get for the gear? refuelling is going to be real difficult with the current set up where a ladder isn't available, is removing the gear fabric and welding in a bar 3/4 up to stand on a bad idea?

    Untitled by Hayden Martin, on Flickr
    1967 Piper PA18 Super Cub
    Whiteshell Manitoba

  29. #29

    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Wolf Lake, AK
    Posts
    5,650
    Post Thanks / Like
    Atlee Dodge has long steps and fueling steps that clamp on. I haven't seen many Cubs with covered gear so I have no advice for slicing the fabric to install the clamps.

  30. #30
    Steve Pierce's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Graham, TX
    Posts
    20,193
    Post Thanks / Like
    A lot of us have the long step on the right and the fueling step on the left.
    http://www.fadodge.com/heavy-duty-refueling-step/

    http://www.fadodge.com/long-step/
    Steve Pierce

    Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
    Will Rogers
    Likes ak49flyer liked this post

  31. #31

    Join Date
    Oct 2020
    Location
    Whiteshell Manitoba
    Posts
    43
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by stewartb View Post
    Atlee Dodge has long steps and fueling steps that clamp on. I haven't seen many Cubs with covered gear so I have no advice for slicing the fabric to install the clamps.
    I see no reason why I can't just cut it off, hope its painted underneath, if not, paint it and mount on a step.
    1967 Piper PA18 Super Cub
    Whiteshell Manitoba

  32. #32
    Utah-Jay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2020
    Location
    Heber City, UT
    Posts
    75
    Post Thanks / Like
    I get the extra drag of exposed gear, but the exposed gear just looks better....... to me
    Likes fishingh liked this post

  33. #33

    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    2,181
    Post Thanks / Like
    This is what you need. Bolt on and can be used on covered gear.
    DENNY
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_5605.jpg 
Views:	59 
Size:	86.0 KB 
ID:	51948  

  34. #34

    Join Date
    Oct 2020
    Location
    Whiteshell Manitoba
    Posts
    43
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by DENNY View Post
    This is what you need. Bolt on and can be used on covered gear.
    DENNY
    You have a belly pod with floats by any chance?
    1967 Piper PA18 Super Cub
    Whiteshell Manitoba

  35. #35

    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    2,181
    Post Thanks / Like
    Not my cub that is on 3 inch gear.
    DENNY

  36. #36

    Join Date
    Oct 2020
    Location
    Whiteshell Manitoba
    Posts
    43
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by DENNY View Post
    Not my cub that is on 3 inch gear.
    DENNY
    trying to find info on planes with belly pods on floats.
    1967 Piper PA18 Super Cub
    Whiteshell Manitoba

  37. #37
    skywagon8a's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    SE Mass
    Posts
    10,683
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by DENNY View Post
    This is what you need. Bolt on and can be used on covered gear.
    DENNY


    Denny, I can see this is simple and does get you up there. But how do you maneuver around the leading edge which is 2" forward of the step? What do you hold onto while you're maneuvering with the hose nozzle or a gas can? Where do you place your other foot for support? Unlike a Cessna, the strut is too far aft. I see this step as an accident looking for a place to happen.
    N1PA

  38. #38

    Join Date
    Dec 2018
    Location
    Rangely, Co
    Posts
    30
    Post Thanks / Like
    My step is close to this one, but welded. Works great with other foot on tire. Your point on hand hold is valid, but once feet are set it’s very stable. I don’t have any ‘extras’ on wing, and it isn’t a problem fore and aft.

  39. #39

    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Wolf Lake, AK
    Posts
    5,650
    Post Thanks / Like
    The left side fuel step is an excellent add. My current gear uses long steps on both sides offset forward to serve as fuel steps on both sides. I prefer the fuel step. If I was doing Airframes gear again I'd want mid steps and fuel steps on both sides and I'd eliminate the long steps. But there's more than one way to do things.

    On 35s a toe step at the lower strut bolt is very worthwhile.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	172580AA-78C1-4F41-BED7-83B1F0173DF6.jpg 
Views:	35 
Size:	47.6 KB 
ID:	51964  
    Last edited by stewartb; 10-29-2020 at 11:14 AM.
    Likes Kid Durango liked this post

  40. #40

    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    2,181
    Post Thanks / Like
    I hold on to my ski lifting eyes, other foot is on the bushwheel. On my cub I have a long step on the right and a bolt on similar to this on the left. I prefer the higher bolt on one because it is easier to see into the tank. Most every cub I see has a single fuel step left side. They either weld or bolt on to uncovered gear. This was just a nice way to keep the gear covered. I have a lot harder time fueling the Cessna 180 but I have lifting ring on that too. I can fuel both without a ladder pretty easy, I use a juggle hose with fuel cans or just Bushwheel bag laid on the wing.
    DENNY
    Thanks Kralstonk thanked for this post

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •