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Old 04-20-2012, 05:44 PM
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I'm trying to find a canoe to mount on the skids of my piper cub... something around 16 inches long would be scale. Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 04-20-2012, 06:39 PM
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I would look at Bass Pro shops and the Coleman stores. They used to have GI Joe size guys with different outdoor equipment. Possibly there's a canoe accessory.
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Old 04-20-2012, 06:56 PM
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[link]http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXAP93[/link]
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Old 04-21-2012, 12:17 PM
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The Midwest canoe is a " KIT " in case you want to know. It is a nice kit and has real good instructions . ENJOY !!! RED
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Old 04-21-2012, 03:04 PM
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You've got to go with the kit. Those Chinese ARF canoes are poor quality and the covering is terrible.
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Old 04-21-2012, 04:26 PM
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OK thanks for the link, I;ll most likely buy the kit.
here's a couple pictures of my piper, i just painted the floats and put the stripe on them today.
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Old 04-22-2012, 09:44 AM
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The nice thing about the kit is that it makes a nice display piece on the mantel also . ENJOY !!! RED
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Old 04-23-2012, 09:41 AM
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I went the simple route that plays the part well in the air. I cut out a simple foam canoe shape, rounded the edges, and covered it with red fabric. It sure looks like a Cub on its way to a favorite fishing hole while flying. This one is on my Balsa USA 1/4 Cub.
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very nice, looks real
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Old 04-23-2012, 04:01 PM
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very nice airportbum... and thanks for the idea... i may try that first. even though i'm about as handy as a screen door on a submarine, sometimes I can pull these projects off.
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Old 04-26-2012, 03:06 PM
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I went with airportbum's idea, it turned out pretty good. I opted for the old grumman look, just sanded and painted the styrofoam. I don't have it mounted yet but here's what I got so far.

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Old 04-26-2012, 06:17 PM
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Looking good - but the fuselage of a Cub is 22 feet. Canoes run 13 to 18 feet, with 16 being about the norm.
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Old 04-26-2012, 06:54 PM
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Yeah, It's not scale but inorder to stay out of the prop and in my opinion taking asthetics into account.... this was what I felt worked best. I could have added another inch or so and been allright, but if you read my prior post referencing the " screen door" it should help you understand the outcome.

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Old 04-27-2012, 08:06 AM
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You could always call it an Adirondack guide boat.
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Your canoe looks great. It is fun to add details like that. I found a couple pics of mine in its element.
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Nice pics airportbum
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did you notice much difference in the way it flies? with a real boat haul i think the general rule is cut your load by double the external load.
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