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Old 01-03-2009, 09:50 PM
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Hey everyone!
I just got my first Cub... its a 70 inch span Piper L4 Cub and it is one of my favorite planes now.... Its an awesome airplane so heres some pictures of it and how about everyone else with Cubs lets see some pictures and some information on them!
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Old 01-03-2009, 10:31 PM
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I've got the old Hangar 9 80" with a saito 56. Flies slow and scale. That's where I learned to use the rudder. It's a blast on a breezy day.
It's one of my ole faithful favorites!
Old 01-03-2009, 10:38 PM
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That's awesome man.. the planes amazing.. I'm planning on going out to the new field I found to fly in.. its a HUGE dog walking park... nobodies ever there and its not much of a park... just a big open field.. about the size of my actual flying field.. except its only 1 and a half miles away!! its perfect.. my club field is about a 20 minute drive.. I'm planning on going out there at about 8 in the morning tomorrow and get some flights in.. and I'll probably fly it all day every few hours haha.. I love the way these cubs fly.. might have to get me a famous yellow J3 Piper Cub soon!
Old 01-04-2009, 11:33 AM
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Great looking Cub, that's my favorite scheme for them. I have a 1/5 Sig (.65 Saito) done the same way, and a H-9 Cub on floats (.72 Saito). All in all, favorite plane to fly, on water or land) Do you fly with RDRC?
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Old 01-04-2009, 11:56 AM
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awesome looking cubs hodges! and yea I do fly with RDRC
Old 01-04-2009, 01:41 PM
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Got my first video of the Cub! Its my second day with the plane and this is at the "dog walking park" aka my flying field I found haha. My best flying plane!

the first videos the original and the second I aged the film to match the time the piper cub l4 would be flying originally

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3bIq4qhQAQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QktDGuAojzE
Old 01-04-2009, 03:38 PM
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That's not a Cub, it's a rocket. Cub's need to fly like Cub's. Put a 52 or 56 four stroke in it.
Nice camera work. I like the Ole film look. I've got to do that with my Eindecker.
Old 01-04-2009, 04:57 PM
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it wasn't flyin to fast haha, I just had it goin pretty fast to show my brother it... I love flyin it slow
Old 01-04-2009, 08:10 PM
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I have a Balsa USA 1/4 scale cub with scale EDO floats. It has a G26 in it and has never flown off the land. I have whats called "Ducks Disease" I am building a 1/3 scale Balsa USA cub with scale EDO floats as we speak. All I realy have left to do to it is cover it and paint it. I do not want to do it in the taditional cub yellow, any ideas out there ??

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Old 01-04-2009, 08:15 PM
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Why don't ya do it in the Grasshopper L4 scheme! I love it it looks awesome in the air
Old 01-04-2009, 09:08 PM
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I guess I have flown dozens of cubs over the years, and the bigger ones sure fly the nicest. My old standby is "the beast" A G-38 powered Balsa USA quarter scale cub. It has way too much power, which ruins the cub - like flying characteristics, however, it is a challenge to fly...you can't relax for a moment. It is about 8 years old now I guess, and still in great shape.

I'm mounting floats on it at the moment....
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Old 01-05-2009, 09:41 AM
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I am in the process of completing a SIG 1/5 th Cub in bright yellow with CAP insignia. This Cub has the firewall modified to a box firewall to accommodate an old Saito 80 in her. The cowling is positioned normally and the only parts visible are the needle valve and the muffler running alone the bottom side.
Old 01-03-2010, 09:11 PM
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Here are the cubs at our field one is a H-9 1/4 scale cub with a pegusas 320 4 cyl in it and the other is my balsa usa 1/.4 scale j-3 that was converted to a super cub
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Old 01-04-2010, 01:10 AM
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Nice L 4 thats one of my dads favorite planes. I built this sig 1/4 scale cub last winter and just finished the motor swap this weekend. I went with a super cub look. It's not exact, but i think it turned out pretty good for my first scale project. Adding the pinking strips and rib stitch was well worth the time.
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Old 01-04-2010, 09:26 AM
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Built by Master Craftsman Fred Hildebrand of Casper, WY and presented to me as my "Going Away" present when I moved to Lake Havasu City, AZ. Built from a Goldberg kit with Goldberg floats and powered by K&B .65. She flies as good as she looks. Thanks, Fred!
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Old 01-05-2010, 12:11 AM
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Hi- here's my Goldberg Cub on floats. Green River Lake in background taken from on board camera. I'm standing on the bank.Touch and goes were the order of the day with this plane! Funny story: I was flying by myself one day at a nearby reservoir, i.e., no witnesses, and I ran out of fuel. I forgot to bring my 'fishing rod with tennis ball retrieval system' and really didn't want to swim. I had altitude so the 'plan' was to land pretty close- if ya know what I mean! I came in kinda hot but was committed. It skipped on the water and onto the bank- as God Almighty was my witness. Plop! right there at my feet with no damage! I went home after that. Too bad lottery tickets weren't sold back then- it was my lucky day! Not to hijack the thread but another time a buddy had a low wing sport plane on floats and decided to 'duct tape' weight on the floats to balance it. I didn't recommend it but since we were the only ones at this lake he 'went with it'! Of course the water pounding the floats knocked the weights off and, man, did my buddy have a tiger (shark) by the tail! He got it back down without sinking- pretty exciting!
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ORIGINAL: wildbills21

I have a Balsa USA 1/4 scale cub with scale EDO floats. It has a G26 in it and has never flown off the land. I have whats called ''Ducks Disease'' I am building a 1/3 scale Balsa USA cub with scale EDO floats as we speak. All I realy have left to do to it is cover it and paint it. I do not want to do it in the taditional cub yellow, any ideas out there ??

Wild Bill
In Peter Bower's book 'Piper Cubs' there is a pic of an origional Cub NC22899 that was built and painted black with cream #'s and trim. Don't know if it was ever on floats. You might convert it to a J-2. There were many different color schemes for those and even those were flown with floats. Talk about flying the wing...
Old 01-05-2010, 12:47 AM
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I have this one, but don't know what to do with it, so I'm selling it (see RCU Marketplace)...it's a 1/3 scale ARF but don't know by whom...
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Old 01-05-2010, 06:02 AM
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Here is my Sig 1/5 scale in military colors, but not a L4. It is an AE1 Air Ambulance. Covored in Koverall and painted in latex with a brush.It has a OS 70 four stroke for power. I took it to the big bird fly in at RDRC, but it was to windy to fly.
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Old 01-05-2010, 10:45 AM
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Here is mine....

Sig 1/5 Scale powered by a Hacker A50-12S motor and a 5S 5000 Mah Lipo. A ten minute flight uses about 1/2 the pack. Plane is covered in Solartex and painted with Nelson Hobby Paint, no stickers on this one. One of my favorite planes!

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Old 01-10-2010, 10:06 PM
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You re further than I am. I just started building a BUSA 1/4 scale cub. I have a 20cc RCGF thats going into a 1/4 scale Balsa USA J-3 Cub. Does anyone have a template for mounting the engin? If you put the rcgf 20cc in your cub, can you post some pictures?

Thanks,
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Here is my sig 1/4 scale clipped wing. Magnum 160 twin, keleo exhaust, robart gear, hand built aluminum fuel tank behind the dash, hand built aluminum wing struts and fittings. 40 hours just building the struts. automotive paint still have not finished the interior or painted the star burst on the wing. flies like a dream!
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Old 01-12-2010, 12:25 PM
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Here are both of mine. They are both Hangar 9 Cubs. One is the older version Han1500 with a Saito Fa56 and the other is the Plug and Play version with an Evolution 46. I love the way they fly and they each fly a little different from one another.
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Old 01-12-2010, 04:19 PM
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I have the old H9 HAN1500 Cub and needed another plane like a hole in the head.
But here's a resurrected Carl Goldberg Cub that was trashed and left at our field, I knew I could fix it.

I rebuilt the fuse and wing. I replaced the cowl and windows, made the landing gear and aluminum wing struts, recovered and had decals made.
I have an old O.S. FS 61 mounted in her. Just a few more odds and end and I'll fly her in the Spring.
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Old 01-13-2010, 07:39 AM
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But here's a resurrected Carl Goldberg Cub that was trashed and left at our field, I knew I could fix it.
These "trash can rescue" stories always bring a little tear of joy to my eye!

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