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Old 05-01-2019, 07:13 AM
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Sorry to hear about your issue with BUSA but I have to say that I have not had an issue with their tech support when I've needed it.

You can get a clean set of plans and manual (I always like to keep an untouched set of plans around) at 1/4 Scale J-3 Cub Plans and Instruction Manual . It would cost you about the same to have a set copied at an Office Supply store anyway. Other than that, I can't offer any help as I don't have a BUSA Cub to refer to.

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Old 05-01-2019, 07:28 AM
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Right wing framed up...on to the left wing. I was a little surprised about how soft some of the balsa is. Will have to be very careful shaping the T E on the left one! Took a lot longer than planned. Spent a few days in th ER, then a couple of weeks getting back up to speed.
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Bob[/QUOTE]thanks fo the info. Not an issue with the wood, if you are paying attention. I got it figured out.
Takes a little time to remember all the tricks! First build in 10 years.
The Smoothie is a great kit. I forgot how much I enjoy building.

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Old 05-01-2019, 09:37 AM
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Sorry Corsaircrazy, I was replying to ARB566 and his issue with cowl distance. But I like the looks of your build too. I'm in the midst of a Taube 90 myself.

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Old 05-01-2019, 12:56 PM
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Thanks for the info but I really don't need the manual or a set of plans. I would just like a simple measurement, firewall to thrust face. If there is anyone out there with a 1/4 cub it would be much appreciated.
Old 05-04-2019, 07:25 AM
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arb 566, I am sorry for the late response, been out of town this past week. Not sure about your question. Do you have an engine or motor in mind to install on the Cub? I have a 1/4 scale BUSA Cub with a Zenoah 38 gas engine. Based on this engine, it required me to move the firewall back to match the prop hub shown on the plans. Do you have the plans? if so , measure the distance fro the prop hub to the firewall. This will give a scale look to the airplane. Move the firewall back or forward to get this look. This is my Super Cub, I made the cowl and added flaps, just made some changes. Seems like I alway have had a Cub in my fleet of airplanes.







This is My Super Cub II, built in '09, still flyin', I use it to take photos and use flyin' fun. The Zenoah 38 provides plenty power, really enjoy flyin' it.



Hope this helps
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Old 05-04-2019, 04:35 PM
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As I said in my last post all I want is a single simple measurement, firewall to thrust face. I will buy a set of plans if I have to but as the plane is complete it seems senseless for 1 measurement. I am hoping there is one person here that wouldn't mind unrolling their plans for the 1/4 scale cub, picking up a ruler and posting this one measurement.
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Old 05-04-2019, 08:42 PM
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Old 05-05-2019, 09:04 AM
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arb566
Don't get excited . this thread seems to have slowed down. I haven't gotten any notifications for a month or two......don't know what the problem has been.
I just went out to the shop and measured on my Cub - looks to be about 5 & 1/2 inches from the firewall to the front of the cowl. Mine is a swap meet find which had been rebuilt so I cannot be sure
that something hasn't been changed from the original build.
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Old 05-05-2019, 09:42 AM
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Thanks Art!
I may have found a cowl for the beast and if I get it I will see if 5 1/2" makes sense. If anyone can confirm this from a set of plans it would be a bonus. Thanks for your help, much appreciated!

Cheers, Al.
Old 05-05-2019, 10:58 AM
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Al, if the cowl does not work out, I'll look in my unused parts. I think I may have one, not sure but I will check. Also I can show you how to make one with stirow (MS)foam. Let me know what you need.

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Old 05-05-2019, 03:43 PM
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Thanks for the reply Rich, I may definitely be interested in the cowl. The fellow that has offered one admits it's a bit cut up from fitting a couple of different engines,I'm waiting for some pics. If you find yours please let me know what you would like for it. I'm up here in the great white north (British Columbia) but postage is usually fairly reasonable for small packets.
I've made a couple of cowls in the past glassing over a shaped foam block taped to the firewall with the fuse protected from the overlap by plastic wrap. Is that the system you're referring to?

Thanks for your response,
Cheers, Al.
Old 05-05-2019, 08:32 PM
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Yes, only I use fiberglass and finish epoxy to cover the foam. Once it is set up, I break it away from the firewall and use small amounts of gasoline to remove the foam. Both of my Cubs in the pictures above this is how I made the cowls.

Rich
Old 05-14-2019, 02:05 PM
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Just to add to this BUSA thread.. I think this is the first and only documented flight of the 1/6th Fokker D8... Someone finally did it !

Old 05-14-2019, 02:37 PM
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Looks good, what engine for power. It is fast. Thanks Lance for posting, is this one of your planes?

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Old 05-16-2019, 03:17 PM
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No, this is a builder over on RCGroups..
I believe his name may be his youtube handle... I was just glad to see some footage..
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Any word when the 1/6th DR1 will be available. Still not seeing it on the site
Old 07-11-2019, 11:17 AM
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Hey, Brothers, what'is going on in your world? We would like to hear about you are doing, flyin', building or staying out of the heat.

Enjoy the summer,
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Old 07-11-2019, 12:17 PM
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Kinda sad here, have to miss the scale Nats this year. Doing a lot of flight instruction with my club though.
Old 07-11-2019, 01:07 PM
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Weather here in SE Michigan is better than Okla for sure. Im getting in as much flyin as I can in between radiation therapy treatments for my cancer. Almost done and looking forward to non stop flyin everyday.
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Old 07-11-2019, 05:37 PM
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Good to hear from both you guys. It has been very hot and humid this year and that hurts my breathing. I feel for you Berry, I know how you feel when you can't make it to the flyin' field. Hang in there we both will have better days

Rich
Old 07-11-2019, 07:34 PM
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Good to hear from both you guys. It has been very hot and humid this year and that hurts my breathing. I feel for you Berry, I know how you feel when you can't make it to the flyin' field. Hang in there we both will have better days

Rich
I can relate with my feeble lungs. I did get good news yesterday from the Pulmanologist the spot on my right lung is gone! I dogged the malignancy bullet!
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Thats Great OKC

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Old 07-12-2019, 02:28 AM
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I can relate with my feeble lungs. I did get good news yesterday from the Pulmanologist the spot on my right lung is gone! I dogged the malignancy bullet!
Good news my friend.
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You take your victories where you can find them! I can't wait until I get my cataracts done and new glasses. I'm hoping for an easier time building and flying.
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC View Post
I can relate with my feeble lungs. I did get good news yesterday from the Pulmanologist the spot on my right lung is gone! I dogged the malignancy bullet!
Allways good to know you have dodged the Big C.
What with our summers, the north Texas flying season coincides more with Australia's than it does the rest of the norther hemisphere.

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