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#1 NotFastEnuf Jul 09, 2012 02:56 PM

Resurrected: 1st plane. US Aircore Cub
 
Well I brought it back to life after 20 years. I had kept the old US Aircore cub around just to say I still had my first plane as a display model hanging in the garage. It has been in sheds, attics, even had a birds nest in the fuse at some point. I never got a successful flight on this bird as a kid and tried repeatedly for years always crashing within seconds of takeoff. I have since found great success with many scratch builds and everything from foamies to a 24 lb 84" electrified giant stinger.

This weekend I bought a coroplast garage sale sign and some contact cement and went to town on the old cub!!! Slammed a bp hobbies 3520 brushless on it with a 5 cell 4400 pack. What a brick. Stall speed was like 40 mph .... BUT IT FLEW!!!! FIRST SUCCESSFUL FLIGHT EVER ON THIS PLANE!!! What a feeling after 20 years to actually have it in the air. Logged 4 flights Sunday and despite weighing probably around 8 lbs and being twisted like a cork screw it flew very well. What a blast... I knew I kept it all these years for a good reason.

#2 JohnsPop Jul 10, 2012 09:53 PM

Awesome. :)

#3 rockyabq Jul 11, 2012 12:05 AM

Great story!
Got any pictures?

#4 NotFastEnuf Jul 12, 2012 09:08 PM

I will take some this weekend and post!

#5 earlwb Aug 03, 2012 10:18 AM

Great job. Do let us know how it goes.
I still have an unbuilt USAircore CoroStar .40 kit I have been meaning to use for ages now.

#6 flymess Aug 19, 2012 07:15 PM

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Originally Posted by NotFastEnuf (Post 22117403)
Well I brought it back to life after 20 years. I had kept the old US Aircore cub around just to say I still had my first plane as a display model hanging in the garage. It has been in sheds, attics, even had a birds nest in the fuse at some point. I never got a successful flight on this bird as a kid and tried repeatedly for years always crashing within seconds of takeoff. I have since found great success with many scratch builds and everything from foamies to a 24 lb 84" electrified giant stinger.

This weekend I bought a coroplast garage sale sign and some contact cement and went to town on the old cub!!! Slammed a bp hobbies 3520 brushless on it with a 5 cell 4400 pack. What a brick. Stall speed was like 40 mph .... BUT IT FLEW!!!! FIRST SUCCESSFUL FLIGHT EVER ON THIS PLANE!!! What a feeling after 20 years to actually have it in the air. Logged 4 flights Sunday and despite weighing probably around 8 lbs and being twisted like a cork screw it flew very well. What a blast... I knew I kept it all these years for a good reason.

Suggest a smaller battery. 5cell 4400mAh must weigh a lot. I fly with 3cell 1800s and they go like stink:)


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