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Old Jun 29, 2008, 03:25 AM
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Herr 36" rubber powered Piper Cub conversion

This was a real "back to basics" for me...started 2 years ago, shelved.....and now I am going to finish it..the weather has been bad for ages.so Im trying to finish my "shelved" projects :-) .it's a loooooong time since I did stick and tissue so its rough, but it was fun....power is from a 2 cell 1000mAh lIPO, GWS type tiny motor with a gearbox, running a horrible red prop (which will be painted !!)

Pushrods are carbon fibre with the wire connector shrink tubed on,

Final detailing still to do (engine etc etc ) ...We will see what happens, when aviation is committed ! ,
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Old Jun 29, 2008, 05:46 PM
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Joined Feb 2004
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Good job those table candles weren't lit!

Looks to be a nicely built model, perfect as an IPS 'floater'. ALL Piper Cub models fly well - it's a universal law I have an old 52" glow-power Cub plan which I might get round to doing at 30"-36" for electric some day

Look forward to a few flying shots

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Old Jun 29, 2008, 05:52 PM
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I built this about 10yrs ago. Was one of my first electrics. I too used the GWS-DXA/ IPS. 8" prop and a HEAVY 7-350 NiMh. It flew quite well, actually. I used slightly less than the rubber dihedral. One thing I liked about the design, was the fuse side frame construction. It is very scale like. Almost an exact copy of the good ole' SIG 71" J-3. I still have the plans, and thought often of scaling it to 1.5" scale. 54". Of course it would HAVE to have floats..

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