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Old 07-16-2022, 11:38 AM
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Originally Posted by kmeyers View Post
My Sig 1/4 Cub is in the shop for an engine swap. Taking out the very thirsty 3250 ST and replacing it with a FA 180 that I have converted to....Gas and spark!
I don't think the Saito will hover it, but, that isn't ever what I wanted the Cub for anyway. Yea the ST would hover the Cub.

It has been too long since any Cub news. Thanks GONZALOBURES, great pics too.
kmeyers, as I indicated, I was not aware of a Cub Brotherhood. Searching for a FW 190 A brotherhood found the Cub one. As you said since August 2021 no postings had been made. Sorry to stir the pot.
Will contact the Cub man and will post photos whenever I take Cub Geriatric therapy to relieve stress.

Thanks Guys.

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Old 08-16-2022, 05:18 AM
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Hey guys, I'm putting together a 1/3 scale World Models Cub on Robart landing gear. I'm looking for some info/advice on using Tundra tires. I have found PMT tires at Northwest RC made in Germany and Tires at espiritmodels made in France. I'm leaning towards the 8" but they are both out of stock at this time.

Which one would you recommend or are there others out there that I have not found?

Thanks a bunch for your help!!!

Jeff
Old 08-22-2022, 10:32 AM
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Hello Gentlemen,

I am soon to start a J-3 Cub build. It will be built Electric and I plan to have the option to fly on wheel and to switch to Floats as desired. I haven't ever built a Cub before nor have I ever built an electric airplane. I would appreciate it if some of you would recommend a quality Electric motor of the right size to do this airplane justice. Also a recommendation for a compatible ESC and maybe a Prop size. I don't ask for much. Hahaha.
Old 08-22-2022, 10:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Cycotravlr View Post
Hello Gentlemen,

I am soon to start a J-3 Cub build. It will be built Electric and I plan to have the option to fly on wheel and to switch to Floats as desired. I haven't ever built a Cub before nor have I ever built an electric airplane. I would appreciate it if some of you would recommend a quality Electric motor of the right size to do this airplane justice. Also a recommendation for a compatible ESC and maybe a Prop size. I don't ask for much. Hahaha.
Did you have a particular size Cub in mind?
Old 08-22-2022, 10:48 AM
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Ooops! Sorry, I forgot to mention that I already have the kit. SIG 1/6 scale, 71" wingspan. Old kit. Calls for .19 - .35 Nitro engine if built for wheels. I know it will be slightly heavier with Floats.

Thanks again,
Old 08-24-2022, 09:28 AM
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I have six cubs. All different sizes. My 71" er flys great with an OS .60 glow. Yes way overpowered, but, you need the weight in the nose anyway.

I would think about a different setup today if I was building one though. Maybe a .9 gaser?

I still have 4 gallons of glow left, for me no hurry.
Old 08-24-2022, 08:47 PM
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I just love those Piper Cubs, but canít finish them in the standard yellow.

My Sig 1/6 has an OS .30 FS and rarely uses above 1/2 throttle. Sounds fantastic .




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Old 08-25-2022, 04:26 AM
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I agree I never liked Cub Yellow and made my a bright yellow. I was modeling a CAP aircraft from 1945.

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I just love those Piper Cubs, but canít finish them in the standard yellow.

My Sig 1/6 has an OS .30 FS and rarely uses above 1/2 throttle. Sounds fantastic .



Old 09-01-2022, 10:09 AM
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Gentlemen, I'm returning to the hobby after almost 15 years, and saw this thread on the Cub Brotherhood. I feel this is timely, as I'm getting ready to start a BUSA 1/4 scale J-3, but it will be built as a L-4. This isn't going to be flown once finished; instead, I'm building it as a super-detailed display model and will donate it to our local aviation museum.

I've had this kit for over 15 years, it was several years old when I bought it, and I always intended to build it as a L-4. I built and flew a 1/5 scale Sig J-3, and kit bashed it into a L-4, powered it with a .65 Saito. I have BUSA's conversion plans, and will modify them as needed to allow for more scale details. I have several hundred pictures of L-4's, many made at Oshkosh visits, and some made locally. I plan to do a photo journal of the build, would it be okay to post them here, or would a thread dedicated to the build be better? If my schedule is anywhere close to what I expect, the build will be as much as two years. I'm 68, so I don't want to leave it longer than I have to.It will be covered in Koverall, just like the 1/5 scale was, unless I feel that Oratex will give me a prototypical skin. I've only seen a few Oratex covers; when I was building years ago, Solartex was used, but the people I've spoken with tell me that Oratex is much better to work with. We'll see.

Here are a few pictures of my 1/5 scale, which got totalled in a takeoff incident. I was always a better builder than a pilot, lol.


Old 09-01-2022, 11:20 AM
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Beautiful job, KHodges. I am building up an Anniversary Cub and would like to convert it to a L-4 but am afraid that whatever structure that I put into the fuse to hold the 'clear panes' will not be strong enough to hold. I will check out the BUSA site for those conversion plans to see if I can get ideas.

What did you use for your additional clear panels?

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Old 09-02-2022, 08:04 AM
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Originally Posted by N1EDM View Post
Beautiful job, KHodges. I am building up an Anniversary Cub and would like to convert it to a L-4 but am afraid that whatever structure that I put into the fuse to hold the 'clear panes' will not be strong enough to hold. I will check out the BUSA site for those conversion plans to see if I can get ideas.

What did you use for your additional clear panels?

Bob
Bob, I used clear thin Lexan sheet, probably thicker than needed, to make the greenhouse on my L-4. I got it at Lowe's. It scores and snaps easily enough for straight lines, but a bit more difficult for curves, and it hard to crease if you need a bend in it. I imagine that the clear plastic like the kit uses for the windscreen would work, I'm sure you can pick up some from a hobby supply.

You mentioned the "Anniversary" kit, is that the Sig kit or the Goldberg, and what scale? I remember that I chose the 1/5 Sig kit to convert because the center wing section of the 1/5 scale Cub is part of the fuselage and therefore easier to keep structurally sound with the greenhouse, and makes wing removal for transport easier. Unless it has been changed since I quit, the 1/4 scale Sig Cub has the center section as part of one of the wing halves, and would be more difficult to modify with a greenhouse, unless you modify the wing plan along with the fuselage. The BUSA kit I am using for this upcoming build also has the center section as part of the fuselage.

Here are some more pictures of the 1/5 scale L-4 I built many years ago, showing some of the greenhouse detail. I welcome any questions about the conversion, but some of the details on what I did are a bit fuzzy to me now. I will say, all the sticks used for the framing are basswood and not balsa, to add more strength. One thing I would recommend, is if you have access to a full scale L-4 at a nearby airport, meet the owner and get him to let you take detailed photos for your build. I also have quite a few, and if you need them, let me know and I'll post them or PM them to you.





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Old 09-02-2022, 08:51 AM
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One other thing. Can I be inducted into the Cub Brotherhood? I stopped flying R/C before the club started, but flew a 1/5 Sig L-4 for several years, and with the upcoming 1/4 scale build, I'll be around a while (I hope)
Old 09-02-2022, 10:11 AM
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Great pics thanks.
"CUB MAN" Charles Brooks started and maintained the Cub Brotherhood roster. His last post on RCU was 9-15-21. I don't know if he still maintains the roster. In his posts there is a web .org site. Maybe he can be contacted there.

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Old 09-03-2022, 10:22 AM
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I also requested to be inducted but have received no response. Hope Brooks is OK.
Old 09-04-2022, 07:39 AM
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AnotherCub flies.
Balsa USA 1/3, OS. Pegasus 320, JR 28 x , Savox servos.
All perfect !


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