Monday, 11 January 2010

More on the Saga of CUB's

It struck me as rather ironic that as detailed in Blue Bus's post the rebuilt original Piper Cherokee was registered ZK-CUB. At least it had a Piper connotation!

Here is the second ZK-CUB which also is not a Piper Cub. It is a Light Miniature Aircraft LM-1U single seat Cub replica which I photographed at Te Kowhai in March 2005. This aircraft was originally registered as ZK-FRZ on 3/11/88 to NJ Dennison of Queenstown, and the registration was changed to ZK-CUB on 12/9/95. It has been well travelled with owners in Turangi, Wanaka, Masterton, Gisborne, Tauranga and Hamilton. I last saw it in a hangar at Te Kowhai in November 2009 looking decidedly out of square and worse for wear.

Then there is poor old ZK-CVB as I posted earlier in January, which probably really wanted to be ZK-CUB but is also not a Piper Cub although it looks just like a Piper Cub!


  1. At the angle the picture was taken it almost looks like a Aeronca Champ.

    Heres the plane I'm refering to

  2. Thanks for the comment Hook.

    As I understand things the Light Miniature Aircraft LM-1 model is of a J3 Cub and the LM-3 model is of an Aeronca. I will do a post on LM-3's in New Zealand.

  3. I was the owner mentioned as "Masterton", and flew her out of Hood aerodrome during the late 1990s'. She was indeed a Miniature Aircraft LM-1, out of the USA. A sweet flying, single-seater, with over 7 hours of available fuel, I spent many a day around Wairarapa and as far as the southern tip of the North island, Levin, Wanganui and environs.