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Old 03-27-2012, 01:20 PM
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Cool balancing system you have there! So you have that front wing joiner centered right on the CG?

Hey Phil have you seen this video?

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Old 03-27-2012, 02:32 PM
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Very nice plane, it was a lot of fun watching your build. I have balanced my planes the same way for the last 40 years only I use one lift point not two. I use one lift point at the CG and the center line of the fuselage that way you check the balance front to rear and side to side.

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OOOps wrong button again ... Strange Colors for a Supper Cub that is ... but what ever trips your trigger. Ya get a pilot yet?
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LOL, HoundDog is speechless at the power and performance of the electric cub!
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LOL, HoundDog is speechless at the power and performance of the electric cub!
What's you say Willis? Speachless Never in your life time Amish. For power and performance ya gots ta goes GAS-O-LIEN Baby. Hey maybe ya could get a good Deal on one of them used Turbo-Prop thingies ... HIMM a PA-18 Turbo-Prop now that'd be a first. Bets it flies longer than a few minuts... Sorry Phil couldn't let the chalange go ...
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Very nice plane, it was a lot of fun watching your build. I have balanced my planes the same way for the last 40 years only I use one lift point not two. I use one lift point at the C G and the center line of the fuselage that way you check the balance front to rear and side to side.

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+1 on the nice model and most excellent craftsmanship.

If the plane design allows, I put a captive nut at the actual CG and use a screw eye or threaded rod with a loop from which I suspend the model. Works inverted for low winged planes also. For high winged planes, I sometimes leave the screw eye in place and it becomes a directional "loop antenna".

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Very nice plane, it was a lot of fun watching your build. I have balanced my planes the same way for the last 40 years only I use one lift point not two. I use one lift point at the CG and the center line of the fuselage that way you check the balance front to rear and side to side.

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+1 on the nice model and most excellent craftsmanship.

If the plane design allows, I put a captive nut at the actual CG and use a screw eye or threaded rod with a loop from which I suspend the model. Works inverted for low winged planes also. For high winged planes, I sometimes leave the screw eye in place and it becomes a directional "loop antenna".

Sincerely, Richard
Hey SDP is such a good TEST PILOT balance don't matter he can fly anything ... saw him fly a 38 pound clip wing cub the other day on a G-26 ... All I can say he almost calledfor the Toilet paper. Great Job SDP. Talk me into Flying the Blue Nose PLZ.... Signed MR. Chickeen
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That was a pretty amazing video Amish Warlord.
Most of today was spend getting my wing carrier cut. I have the side pieces gluing together and once they dry I will sand all the parts down. After that the final assembly will be done, the finish will go on, and the foam will be installed.
The plane is complete and ready to be flown.
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Old 03-27-2012, 04:30 PM
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Cool balancing system you have there! So you have that front wing joiner centered right on the CG?

Hey Phil have you seen this video?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7z4K...&feature=share






Amish ... SDP Sounds like a big Bumble Bee ZZZZ ZZZZZ ZZZZ
Only thing Missing is the Noise and the Smoke: LOL

SDP You should Model this ONE ... More Fun with the Trees Bushes and Cactii
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...D5JVlzxXA&NR=1

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In preparation for Monday's maiden voyage I created the wing carrier. Now I can safely get the wings to the field.

The carrier is made from Maple and is held together with a combination of rabbet joints, glue, and screws. With each project I try some different joints / attachment methods. It is good to keep learning new stuff.

I applied some Danish Oil I had around for the finish. After that dries I will install the foam along the inner edges to protect the wings.

To keep the screws looking nice I threw on some finishing washers.

The carrier was fun to make.

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Old 03-31-2012, 03:26 PM
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SunDevilPilot,

Beautiful work.
It just have to be repeated ___BEAUTIFUL.

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Old 03-31-2012, 05:05 PM
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Nice Job SDP, looks more like fine furniture....
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Old 03-31-2012, 06:19 PM
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Thanks guys.....
I just finished the initial construction of the stand that will hold the wheels while the plane is in my truck. I had made one for my 1/5th Scale Cub but because of it's smaller size, with smaller wheels, that stand would not work. So, here is my Version 2 stand.
This one has an adjustable depth to accommodate both planes. I can simply move the rear "fence" inwards to match the tire size of each plane. It will expand out to just above 6" and close down to about 2".
It still needs some sanding, final assembly, and finishing. I'll have it dome tomorrow morning.
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Old 04-01-2012, 01:53 AM
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Very clever! Doesthe stand w/plane slide at all in the back of your truck at all? Is there any rubber material that you have added to your wheel stand to give it more friction?
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Let me rephrase the term "Truck".  I have an Explorer so the wheel chock needs to grip onto some carpet.  For this I use some little stick on rubber feet applied to the bottom of the stand.  The plane does not move around while in transit.

The weight of the stand and the weight of the plane keep things in place.

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Today I cut and installed the foam, well most of it. Of course I was about five inches short on my foam supply so I need to stop by the hardware store to get more.

Did a test run with the wings, it works perfect. I also put in my smaller cub wings and they fit well too. Now I can get rid of my old carrier.

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Cool balancing system you have there! So you have that front wing joiner centered right on the CG?

Hey Phil have you seen this video?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7z4K...&feature=share






Beautiful Cub ...it's a shame it sounds like a Big Angry Bumble Bee
Buzzz Buzzz buzzzzzzzzzzzzz and what's this 3D Hover stuff for? ...
Just can't help my self ... he he he LOL but this one is the truth sorry

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Did a test run on getting the plane into the back of my truck. Fits perfect but not much room to spare.

Both the wing carrier and the wheel chocks work as I planned.

I'll post an update after tomorrow.

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Hopefully this wind blows out. Will be a dual maiden day tommorow if things calm down. My Cub and Ed's Sport Cub!

If it is too windy Tuesday is looking good too.

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Good luck on your maiden !
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Maiden voyage postponed until tomorrow.  Today there were moments of relative calm and moments of extreme dust devil action.  

We did get to maiden my friend's Aerowork's Sport Cub.  He arrived before me and had his plane all set-up and ready to go.  It is powered with a DA50 on a canister style exhaust.  I was really impressed with the sound / power of this combination.  The power of the DA50 made the plane a little difficult to land, it just wanted to keep flying.  I finally got it down, after about 15 go arounds, and forced the plane to stay on the ground with some down elevator.  Then I killed the motor.  The exhaust is extremely quiet.

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Have a question for you SDP. I am getting ready to order some Solartex coveringfor my cub and I was wondering how many rolls you used on your cub as well as the roll length. Thanks!

Hope the weather today is more cooperative for you....
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Maiden voyage postponed until tomorrow. Today there were moments of relative calm and moments of extreme dust devil action.
We did get to maiden my friend's Aerowork's Sport Cub. He arrived before me and had his plane all set-up and ready to go. It is powered with a DA50 on a canister style exhaust. I was really impressed with the sound / power of this combination. The power of the DA50 made the plane a little difficult to land, it just wanted to keep flying. I finally got it down, after about 15 go arounds, and forced the plane to stay on the ground with some down elevator. Then I killed the motor. The exhaust is extremely quiet.
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Then I killed the motor. The exhaust is extremely quiet.
Well Killing the motor (Engine) would make it Quite. It's Aint's one a tem "LECTRIC" thingiesy ya know. I'm gona get it for this one he he he LOL
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One of my Facebook friends just installed a 36cc gas engine in his 1/4 cub. I'm sure he will see the same problems.
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