Rubber Powered Piper Cub Model

About: I'm a high school student who loves making and hacking stuff!

This classic plane is fun and fairly easy to build.


Step 1: Make the Wing.

The wing is 36" long by 4" wide.

Score wing 1" up and fold it to a 15 degree angle.

Step 2: Cut Out and Color the Fuselage Pieces.

The fuselage is 30" long and 3" high.

Step 3: Glue All Three Pieces Together

Step 4: Install Balsa Spacer.

Step 5: Glue on Rubber Motor.

Step 6: Make Hinged Door on Top of the Fuselage.

The hinged door is 2" wide by 8" wide.

Step 7: Build and Install Landing Gear and Rubber Band on the Wing

Step 8: Cut Out and Glue on Cowl.

The cowl is 3" wide and 2" tall

Step 9: Happy Flying!



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    4 years ago

    Well? Did it fly? Nice write up. Nice job.

    I have a rubber powered piper of my own in the works. Should be done in about a week! Hope it flys.

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    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    It flew pretty well with a headwind.

    Good luck on your model! Let me know how it flies. :)