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Old 09-11-2006, 03:59 PM
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Default Needed: a picture of a Piper Cub Dummy Engine

Hi. I'm building the SIG 1/6 Piper Cub (kit) but it does not include a dummy engine, or even a picture of one. I want to build onee from balsa, cardboard, etc., however I would need a close up picture of one of these dummy engines. Can someone help?
Also, any ideas on painting the lightning bolt strip? I believed it was included as a decal, but it is not.
Thanks!
Old 09-11-2006, 04:33 PM
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Default RE: Needed: a picture of a Piper Cub Dummy Engine

rinoldi,

Sorry I can't help on the engine pics as my 3-views and pictures from mine are packed away from a move. Is this the 72" span Cub from the old Hollinger design? What power will you be using?

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Old 09-11-2006, 05:35 PM
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Default RE: Needed: a picture of a Piper Cub Dummy Engine

Call Great Planes and they can send you out the kit for the dummy engines. I don't know what the part number would be for the 1/6 scale but the one for the 60 size is CUB6001. This is a little bigger that the 1/5 scale almost a 1/4 scale 90" wingspan. They should work on the Sig Cub if they have the right size for it. Their phone number is 217-398-8970. Good Luck!

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Old 09-11-2006, 06:39 PM
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Default RE: Needed: a picture of a Piper Cub Dummy Engine

I t is a SIG 1/6, sig does not include the dummy in the kit, neither sell it as parts. There is no a dummy engine for this kit. Yes, it is the 72 inches wingspan. I will power it with an Enya 29, until I get an small 4 stroke. I don't need a picture of an specific model dummy engine, just a close up of the dummy of any model, sig or GP or else, so I can have an idea to build mine. Thanks!
Old 09-11-2006, 08:42 PM
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Default RE: Needed: a picture of a Piper Cub Dummy Engine

Here's a few quick ones of the dummy I scratched for my 1/5 Sig. Cylinders are cardboard tubes from a MonoKote roll, heads are balsa blocks, fins were cut into them with a hacksaw blade. the eyebrow scoop and valve covers were cut from the dummy engine included in the kit. I can make more pics if you'd like.
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Old 09-11-2006, 08:47 PM
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Default RE: Needed: a picture of a Piper Cub Dummy Engine

Here's a pic of the real thing...Working on a quarter scale Cub myself.This one landed at the air field and I took the liberty to take as many photos as possible! Hopr it helps with your prodject.

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Old 09-11-2006, 09:34 PM
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Default RE: Needed: a picture of a Piper Cub Dummy Engine

rinoldi,

The Enya .29 is a great size for this plane. If you haven't flown one before, you'll love how well it flies (an floats) - just like the real thing. Take your time when you drill the blocks for the dowels that hold the tail on - it's really easy to drill them at an angle and have the stab halves mis-align, and it requires the wing struts unless you want to play helicoptor pilot in mid flight.

Lets see a build thread so those who have not had the pleasure of taking a pile of sticks and making a Cub see what real building used to be like.

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Old 09-11-2006, 10:31 PM
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Default RE: Needed: a picture of a Piper Cub Dummy Engine

Thanks for the pictures! Now I have something to start from.
This is the first RC stick I build; it has been the hardest one, but olso the most interesting. The difficultest part has been the fuse! I'm building it with operating door and window. Now, I'll be able to scratch build the dummy engine.
There is a guy in my club that built the Balsa USA Cub...it is much larger than the 1/6 sig. It is a real pleasure to watch this person flying and floating his Cub. And sometimes, when the wind helps, it even flies backwards for a while.
A thread about the SIG 1/6 would be great. This is a great scale model, and the size is just right. Now that I see mine almost finished I simply can't believe I put it together for myself!
Again, thanks.
Old 09-12-2006, 04:51 AM
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Default RE: Needed: a picture of a Piper Cub Dummy Engine

You could also look at this site http://www.geocities.com/cubmanky/main.html
for additional info on building a dummy, and a lot of other nice stuff on building a scale Cub.
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