General Info

This model is based on the 100hp Cub.

With its 1530 MAUW capacity this model is ideally suited for engines up to 120hp.

To accommodate the increased weight capacity from the CA18-1320 model, we increased the size of the timber framework within the fuselage. The wings are the same, however the wing lift struts are larger and 50 litre fuel tanks are fitted. 

Extra options available for this model include:
- Flaps
- Larger main landing gear tries & rim kits for disc brake mounts
- Large tail wheel assembly
- Navagation and runway lighting kit

Performance CA18-1530


This section contains performance data of the Adventurer CA18-1530 aircraft of a basic configuration at maximum take-off weight (MUAW 1530 lbs) in the following conditions.

Take-Off and Landing Distances

In using the following data, allowance for actual conditions must be made:

These figures are based on a MAUW of 1530 lbs Continental Engine 0-200, 100Hp


OAT 5⁰
OAT 16⁰ Celsius OAT 27⁰ Celsius
Distance in Metres to Take-Off & Climb to
50ft at Full Throttle @ 58 MPH TIAS
Sea Level 332m 351m 372m
Distance in Metres Required to Land Over
a 50ft Obstacle & Stop. Approach at 58 MPH
Sea Level 102m 104m 106m

Climb Performance

The rate of climb depends on atmospheric conditions - aircraft take-off weight, flap settings and engine type. The climb performance data of an Adventurer CA18-1530-C200 in these conditions are specified in the table below.

These figures are based on a MAUW of 1530 lbs Engine Continental 0-200, 100Hp


OAT 5⁰
OAT 16⁰
OAT 27⁰
Normal Rate of Climb Feet per minute @ 71 MPH TIAS Sea Level 644 324 605

Stall Speeds


Stall Speeds (Vs) Relative to Angle of Bank With Power Off Angle of
0⁰ 10⁰ 20⁰ 30⁰ 40⁰ 60⁰ 60⁰
42 44 45 47 50 55 62

Airspeeds Limitations

True Ind. Airspeed 

Manoeuvring (Va) 90 MPH
Maximum Cruising Speed 110 MPH
Never Exceed  138 MPH

Flight Load Factors

Max.  Positive 4.4
Max. Negative (No inverted manoeuvres approved)
MAUW 1530 lbs.


The maximum flight endurance of the aircraft at low altitude and full tanks - 100 litres @ 20 litres per hour burn rate equals to 5 hours until total exhaustion.


Maximum positive G +4
Minimum Negative  G 0
CA18-1530 is not for Aerobatics Manoeuvres  
Service Ceiling Height 13,500
Manoeuvring Speed 90 Mph
Maximum Cruising Speed 110 Mph
Never Exceed  (Vne) 138 Mph
MAUW 1530 lbs
Best Rate of Climb 71 Mph
Rate of Climb  (ft – per – min) 624
Best Angle of Climb 64 Mph
Best Rate of Climb   (Ratio) 1 to 9.4
Stall Speed 39 Mph



Power Plant

Continental 0-200
Engine Type Flat 4
Rated Horsepower 100
Rated RPM 2750


Omega 71 x 41

Fuel System

Capacity of tanks 2 x 50 litres
Total capacity 100 litres
Unusable fuel 2
Total useable fuel 98 litres
Fuel type 100 LL Avgas


Main Landing Gear Tries 21/8.00 x 4
Tail Wheel 2.80 x 4
Axles & Bearings 1 – ¼ inch
Brakes, Matco mfg Disc and Calibre MLG Only

Aircraft Technical Data

Metric Imperial
Wing span 10.668 mtrs 35.0 ft
Wing Area 15.80  Sq/Mtrs 178.5 ft
Wing Loading 43.92 kgs/mtr 8.5 lbs/ft

Landing Gear Data

Wheel Base 5.059 mtrs 16 ft
Wheel Track 1.879 mtrs 74 inches
Main Wheels Size 21x8.00x6 Pressure 18 psi
Tail Wheel Size 2.80x4 Pressure 20 psi

Control Surfaces

Elevator Maximum up Deflection   25⁰  
Elevator Maximum Down Deflection 15⁰  
Elevator Trim Maximum up Deflection 3⁰  
Elevator Maximum Down Deflection 4⁰  
Rudder Defection Left & Right 25⁰  
Tail wheel defection before unlocks to 360deg 22⁰  
Aileron deflection angles Up 18deg
Down 18deg
Maximum Speed to Lower Flaps   (Vfe) 85 Mph  
Flap deflection angles
First notch
Second notch
Third notch