180 Piper Super Cub

The Rebuild Story

 

In the year 1955 Piper PA18-150 S/N4385 N2696P was manufactured and test flown at the production facility at Lock Haven, PA. From here this Super Cub was located to central Montana. About 1957, the airplane was set up to do aerial crop spraying, and flown by various operators around Brady, MT.

On July 15, 1970, the Super Cub operator was headed out to calibrate the spray equipment loaded up with 50 gallons of water. He started taking off on a grass strip with the grass being 8 to 10 inches in height. The pilot “failed to obtain and maintain flying speed” and consequently collided with a dirt bank. The aircraft was then repaired by a local shop and returned to service. N2696P was used for aerial applications until a summer morning in 1974, when the Super Cub was wrecked for the final time.

On the morning of June 1, 1974, the pilot “failed to maintain flying speed” during a turnaround while performing aerial spraying. This resulted in a stall situation and the aircraft impacted the ground. The aircraft received major damage. It was then sold off to an aircraft salvage service and was de-registered.

In the early 1990’s N2696P was purchased by Baker Air Service and was rebuilt to better than new condition. Only a few parts were reused including cowl brackets, front seat frame, rudder cable attach lugs, torque tube, and throttle lever.

Baker Air Service, an award winning re-builder of Super Cubs, worked more than 1500 hours on this rebuild to make the airplane turn out absolutely perfect. The N number was change to N2057P upon completion in the summer of 2002. This airplane was in better than new condition with more than 30 of the latest mods possible on a Super Cub

The aircraft was sold to Tim King in early 2003. Since that time the airplane has been regularly flown and meticulously maintained. It resides in a climate controlled hangar in northern Indiana.

The N number was changed to N530AK, which is its current designation. The aircraft has no damage history and 2018 annuals completed. The instrument panel has been upgraded to reflect a full 6-pack gyro panel, as well as a Garmin GTN-750 GPS/Nav/Comm and a ASPEN EFD-1000 Flight Display System.  Aerocet model 2200 straight floats were added in 2015. A 3x3  extended fork landing gear, Goodrich 26” Tundra Tires, and Baby Bush-wheel were added in 2016.

Details

 

During the rebuild, following items were replaced with new.

PLane Body

Stitts cover with polyurethane finish

Landing gear fueling steps

Tie down rings

Vortex generators

Stainless steel control cables

Custom Cockpit Cover

Aero-Tow - E200

Exterior is white/red

 

Engine

Lycoming 180 HP/0-360 C4P

MT "constant speed" composite 2-blade prop

Lightweight oil cooler

Engine oil quick drain

Reiff engine pre-heater (oil sump & cylinder bands)

Hydraulic lines for future amphibious installation

 

 

Instruments

Square Cub Crafters instrument panel-

Garmin GTN 750 color GPS/nav/comm

Aspen EFD 1000 Flgiht Display System

Altitude Encoder Model-C

PM 1000 II 2-place intercom

Attitude indicator

Turn coordinator

Airspeed indicator

Sensitive altimeter

Vertical speed indicator

Fluid compass (gel filled)

Electronics International digital oil temp/pressure

Electronics International digital CHT/EGT/OAT

Electronics International digital tachometer

Electronics International digital volt/ammeter

Fuel totalizer

Fuel flow indicator

Digital clock/timer

 

Fuel System

48 gal total, 24 gal x 2  wing tanks

Fuel selector valve: Left, Right, Both, Off

Gravity feed fuel system – no header tanks

Fuel tank sump drains

 

Wheels & Floats

3x3 extended landing gear (2016)

AOSS suspension (2016)

Cleveland brakes with booster system (2016)

Goodrich 26” Tundra Tires (2016)

Baby Bush-wheel tail wheel (2016)

Aerocet 2200 straight floats, color matched (2015)

 

Cockpit

Wipline 2000 lb gross weight kit

Front/Rear flight controls

Front/Rear rudder/brake control

Front cabin heat & defrost

Rear cabin heat

Cabin fresh air

Bose ANR jacks

 

Interior

Inertial reel shoulder harnesses

Manual fuel sight gauges – calibrated

ELT

Extended baggage area

Side access door to baggage area

Cockpit map/storage area

Under-seat battery and storage area

Fold down rear seat back / removable rear seat crossbar

Aluminum headliner

Deluxe upholstered seats - Aero Leather Seats

Interior is grey/grey leather seats

 

 - Fuselage assembly with entry doors

 

 - Wings, flaps, and ailerons assembly

 

 - Gas tanks, fuel lines, fuel selector

 

 - Wing strut assembly

 

 - Landing gear assembly and tail wheel

 

 - Stainless steel firewall

 

 - Cowling assembly to include spinner

 

 - Interior panes to include instrument panel

 

 

 - Control cables

 

 - Wiring

 

 - Firewall wall forward new

 

 - Instruments and Radios

 

 - Floorboards

 

 - All exterior sheet metal

 

 - Plexiglas

 

 - New Lycoming Engine

 

 

 

Tim King

KVPZ

219.363.7246

N530ak@gmail.com

 

 

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The Rebuild Story

 

In the year 1955 Piper PA18-150 S/N4385 N2696P was manufactured and test flown at the production facility at Lock Haven, PA. From here this Super Cub was located to central Montana. About 1957, the airplane was set up to do aerial crop spraying, and flown by various operators around Brady, MT.

On July 15, 1970, the Super Cub operator was headed out to calibrate the spray equipment loaded up with 50 gallons of water. He started taking off on a grass strip with the grass being 8 to 10 inches in height. The pilot “failed to obtain and maintain flying speed” and consequently collided with a dirt bank. The aircraft was then repaired by a local shop and returned to service. N2696P was used for aerial applications until a summer morning in 1974, when the Super Cub was wrecked for the final time.

On the morning of June 1, 1974, the pilot “failed to maintain flying speed” during a turnaround while performing aerial spraying. This resulted in a stall situation and the aircraft impacted the ground. The aircraft received major damage. It was then sold off to an aircraft salvage service and was de-registered.

In the early 1990’s N2696P was purchased by Baker Air Service and was rebuilt to better than new condition. Only a few parts were reused including cowl brackets, front seat frame, rudder cable attach lugs, torque tube, and throttle lever.

Baker Air Service, an award winning re-builder of Super Cubs, worked more than 1500 hours on this rebuild to make the airplane turn out absolutely perfect. The N number was change to N2057P upon completion in the summer of 2002. This airplane was in better than new condition with more than 30 of the latest mods possible on a Super Cub

The aircraft was sold to Tim King in early 2003. Since that time the airplane has been regularly flown and meticulously maintained. It resides in a climate controlled hangar in northern Indiana.

The N number was changed to N530AK, which is its current designation. The aircraft has no damage history and 2018 annuals completed. The instrument panel has been upgraded to reflect a full 6-pack gyro panel, as well as a Garmin GTN-750 GPS/Nav/Comm and a ASPEN EFD-1000 Flight Display System.  Aerocet model 2200 straight floats were added in 2015. A 3x3  extended fork landing gear, Goodrich 26” Tundra Tires, and Baby Bush-wheel were added in 2016.