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Archive for November, 2010
Posted by gluemaster | Nov 14, 2010 @ 10:01 PM | 2,975 Views
I finally got to do the maiden on this bird. After being gone most of the day it didn't look like I would get to do it today. We had to take some gifts to my father in law so he could mail them to my wife's aunt for her birthday and since we were going to be driving right by the place where I fly I snuck the Cub in the van along with the rest of my support equipment. I noticed the leaves on the trees were moving quite a bit but hoped the wind would die down long enough to get a flight in and it did. All I can say is WoW this thing flies fantastic. I still want to try another prop on it but this one worked fine. I'll try to post a video clip of it soon. Here is a short vid of the maiden. Sorry for the quality. I really need to get a good DVR.
The World Models Clipped Wing Cub EP (3 min 7 sec)

Posted by gluemaster | Nov 12, 2010 @ 06:51 AM | 2,717 Views
I stayed up late last night and finally finished it. I found a couple of decent side views of Cubs and made a step as close to scale looking as possible and I got the dummy cylinders finished and installed. Current draw on the power system is within reason and AUW is right around 21 ozs so it should fly ok. I'm still going to try and fly this thing this weekend.
Posted by gluemaster | Nov 11, 2010 @ 07:58 AM | 2,549 Views
Well I was kinda hoping for a maiden this weekend but it may have to wait. I have everything hooked up and working, just need to set the control throws. I still have to check the power system to make sure she'll have enough power and I also need to install the dummy cylinders. I will be using the ones from my Herr Cub but since there is only one side I need to make the other side and paint them. I am pretty happy with the overall quality of this model but I did make a few changes as seen in the photos. My latest addition are the supports going from the instrument panel to the bulkhead at the wing mount. I was going to add a step and a pilot but can't find any good pictures of a step and a pilot will make it too heavy.
Posted by gluemaster | Nov 09, 2010 @ 02:10 PM | 3,238 Views
Well hopefully the Cub will be ready for it's maiden this weekend. I just have to glue in the side windows, hook up the ailerons and run some power system tests. I may also try to make a scale looking step for the right side. I also made a couple of holes in the cowl in the stock location to help aid in cooling the motor. Here are a few more pics.
Posted by gluemaster | Nov 05, 2010 @ 12:23 PM | 2,607 Views
Well, I'm making a little progress. I tried to blend the vertical stab into the fuse, got the surfaces hinged and the servos installed just have to hook up the linkages for the surfaces. I may just have this thing airworthy this weekend depending on the power system. Here are a few more pictures.
Posted by gluemaster | Nov 03, 2010 @ 09:56 AM | 2,897 Views
I used the lightning bolts from my Herr kit as they seemed to be closer to the right size and will be using the larger DuBro wheels as I think they look better. I also painted the interior of the cabin. I'll probably also use the dummy cylinders from the Herr Cub as well.
Posted by gluemaster | Nov 02, 2010 @ 03:50 PM | 3,045 Views
Well here goes. I guess I'll start this of by saying I probably need to see a psychaitrist or something. I've got this whole Piper Cub addiction going on. It all started with a Herr 1/2A kit that someone had already built that I got for free. The wing was warped and since it was only a three channel plane I had the bright idea to cut the wing in half and remove the dihedral, well at least most of it and then I hacked in a pair if ailerons. Well that one got shoved to the back of the line when I got my H-9 PnP Cub for Christmas a couple of years ago, then I came across a smokin' deal on another H-9 Cub with a Saito 56 on it. That's another story altogether, the Saito thing. Anyway my wife got me a World Models Clipped Wing Cub 48 as an anniversary present. Well last week I won another WM Clipped Wing Cub, this one is the EP version that I had intended to resell but decided to keep it and have fun with it. I'll post the build log here instead of starting a new thread. I'm trying to detail this one out as much as possible so we'll see how it goes. Here are a few pics to get started.