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Old 03-16-2020, 05:25 AM
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25 years to build? In that case by my authority as president & founder I hereby grant you membership in the Builders Slower Than a Dead Turtle Nailed to a Fence Post Association! There are several other members in this thread we just don't mention names to protect the guilty.
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Old 03-16-2020, 06:09 AM
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Geesh, FlyerInOKC, all this time I thought that the BSTADTNTAFPA was a secret organization complete with passwords and ring knocking....
Old 03-16-2020, 06:14 AM
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Originally Posted by bryanmiick View Post
that corsair is only about 3 years old, just needs finishing. It should be in the air this spring. My last one took 25 years to build then crashed on the second flight.

Royal kit, crashed on 2nd flight, I think some of the wood inside may have gotten brittle from being 1/2 built for 25 years. first landing was a little bouncy due to having to hold up elevator to keep it from falling out of the sky. 2nd take off was great until I went to turn. then it became scrap wood. oh well I got my moneys worth out of the build.

OK, you win, mine has only been 7 years in the making. At least it has color on it.





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Old 03-16-2020, 06:17 AM
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Thanks Bryan, I have the Robart Gear installed and was pondering how I was going to complete it.
Old 03-16-2020, 07:22 AM
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Originally Posted by N1EDM View Post
Geesh, FlyerInOKC, all this time I thought that the BSTADTNTAFPA was a secret organization complete with passwords and ring knocking....
Nah! That would be too much trouble, we're a bunch of slackers!
Old 03-16-2020, 07:23 AM
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Speak for yourself, I'm a Skirter
Old 03-16-2020, 08:53 AM
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Originally Posted by acdii View Post
Speak for yourself, I'm a Skirter
Lol!
Old 03-17-2020, 07:15 PM
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I also had a SIG 1/6 scale cub that took 23 years to get done

built with both standard and clipped wings, 2 totally different flying experiences. after the third fuselage I gave it away to someone else and built my 2nd 1/4 scale J-3 in the pictures above. Had my first one in 1986, lost it to am radio interference. didn't fly for 20+ years as life got in the way.

Sig 1/6 scale ground looper!
Old 03-17-2020, 07:28 PM
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Here is a picture of my first 1/4 scale Sig cub built in the mid 1980s, powered by a quadra 35, I had to kill the engine on landing to avoid radio glitch that would rev throttle and kick rudder in for a second or so. it crashed on take off due to radio interference on am futaba. (still have radio)--- sure like my 2.4 ghz airtronics these days.

The spark plug wire gives it away. sorry about the glare from the frame.
Old 03-18-2020, 06:48 AM
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Still have my first AM radio, I too lost my plane with it and gave up. 2.4 has sure changed things, provided the radio is good and not some finicky DX8 that tends to change channels mid flight. I now fly Futaba and JR since I can use the JR with all the spektrum RX I have. I have 2 1/5th scale SIG Cubs, tried to be different and make one a biplane. Flew once, and not very well since it was tail heavy. I almost got it down too. Was on a good final approach and some moron drove across the end of the runway right in my flight path. I was unable to get it back around for another try because I started to lose aileron control and didn't have enough rudder to compensate for it. I have to rebuild the inner portions of the lower wing and try again. Thankfully a bush arrested the fall enough that very little else was damaged.
Old 03-18-2020, 07:34 AM
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Are you sure the bush didn't jump up and grab it?
Old 03-18-2020, 08:15 AM
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Oh dear another Spectrum horror story, our two ( only two left flying Spectrum ) left with these radios, and sometimes when they turn them on
for some unknown reason a channel disappears, the last one was on one of those ready to fly foam cub look alikes, the flaps went straight down to 75 and NO way to get them to work ( channel 5 ) then a new memory was chosen and 20 minutes later I had to land my Cub to let him into the air,,
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC View Post
Are you sure the bush didn't jump up and grab it?

Oh no, since I knew it was going to crash, Land wrong, I chose the bush! LOL
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Thumbs up!
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Didn't think this was a place for honesty:
I had a fire in my car while driving to work and charging a 5s4000mah lipo, wow what flame that was in the seat next to me. I saved the car, but, lost the battery, charger, wing, fuselage, passenger seat, roof liner and passenger visor.
Also I have been building a Super Kaos since 1998.
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Originally Posted by kmeyers View Post
Didn't think this was a place for honesty:
I had a fire in my car while driving to work and charging a 5s4000mah lipo, wow what flame that was in the seat next to me. I saved the car, but, lost the battery, charger, wing, fuselage, passenger seat, roof liner and passenger visor.
Also I have been building a Super Kaos since 1998.
Experience is an expensive but very efficient teacher!
Old 03-23-2020, 03:53 PM
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I was seriously considering a battery failure as a way of getting rid of a really crappy truck. I just didn't want to waste a battery on it.
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I have a question, I replaced my standard Bulsa 1/4 cub gear with an articulating one for the Hangar 9 60cc cub. The gear fits well and got all mounted, concerned with one item. The axles are 8mm for the wheels and I ordered some 7" from Esprit RC. Would I have to recheck the CG of the plane being the gear and wheels are going to be a little heavier then the stock gear and 5" wheels I had originally? Thanks for the help.

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Always, always a good idea to recheck balance after a major change, and replacing the gear sure qualifies as one. Since the gear hangs slightly forward of CG, and if it is lighter than the stock, it could make the pane tail heavy, but if heavier, then nose heavy, so not as critical, but always good idea to check it.
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Ok thanks, the original gear looked like this in the first picture. The new gear looks like the second picture where the gear is sturdier then first.


Second gear, wheels similar.
Old 04-07-2020, 01:39 PM
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Hey guys I just got bitten by the cub bug and have the great planes Piper Cub .20 and recently got a great planes Piper Cub .40 that needed repairs. I was wondering if someone had a set of plans for the fuselage for the piper Cub .40.
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Hey guys,
Anyone know of a super cub cowling that looks better than the one you get from fiberglass
specialties. It's for a sig 1/4 scale cub that I'm converting to a super cub. Would like one
that looks a little more super cubish.
Thanks. R.L.

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