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Old Sep 14, 2004, 07:50 PM
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Anyone interested in a Cub kit?

Hi my name is Roger. I am with Backyard Foamies
I built a J3 Cub for my stepson to teach him how to fly and I was just
curious if anyone would be interested in buying a kit for a trainer.
I built a clipped wing and have started a full wing. The plane is 4 channel
and flies super stable at all speed ranges. At half throttle it is very
scale and easy to fly. Are there to many Cubs out there allready or
is this something anyone might want? I will post some pictures of it.

Any feedback is welcome,
Roger
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Old Sep 14, 2004, 08:10 PM
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what's the price tag?

hey roger,that looks good,i might b interested depending on price...i'm looking for a trainer for my daughter.Can this plane b made with out aelerons? Let me know...and PM me. thnx,

Angel
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Old Sep 14, 2004, 09:17 PM
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The price would be around $38-$40. The kit would include
all the foam pieces cut, struts, motor mount block, landing
gear block, music wire for gear & pushrods, laser cut control
horns & stand-offs and a decal sheet. This plane doesn't
have enough dihedral to fly without ailerons.

Roger
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Old Sep 14, 2004, 09:17 PM
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I like that a lot
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Old Sep 14, 2004, 09:58 PM
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adding

how about adding dehydral before installing main wing...adding a V-cut piece of balsa or spruce? what do you think? let me know...i might b interested.
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Old Sep 14, 2004, 11:31 PM
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Would be super nice if you could find some yellow depron!
What's the span, AUW, and suggested power setup?
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Old Sep 15, 2004, 12:52 AM
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Thats a cool little cub, Great Job!

-Rockerfly
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Old Sep 15, 2004, 07:37 AM
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Thanks guys. The clipped wing has a 45" wingspan and the full wing
is 57". I havent weighted it yet but I'm guessing 14oz. It uses a
stock GWS 350 motor & gearbox with (D) gears. If I buy enough
foam I think I can get it in yellow..

As for the dihedral, the wing is two piece so you could adjust it to
how much dihedral you want. The struts would change in length
not sure how much. I don't know how it would fly without ailerons!

Roger
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Old Sep 16, 2004, 10:32 AM
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yup looks gerogous.. i would love to have 1
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Old Sep 16, 2004, 10:37 AM
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go to www.foamfly.com for colored depron
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Old Sep 17, 2004, 11:51 AM
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what prop does that use? Looks great though, wish i didn't have 3 things of the build bench.

How does it handle a little wind? Just had to add that it looks really scale for a foamie.
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Old Sep 17, 2004, 01:55 PM
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I use a 12x6 prop. It handles a little wind good,
haven't tried it in lots of wind.. It is very scale
I traced scale cub drawings when desinging it.

Roger
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Old Sep 17, 2004, 02:51 PM
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OK, I don't wanna rain on anyone's parade, but there are about 10,000 more versions of Cub kits/plans available than necessary, and every month the problem gets worse. It's a great airplane, don't get me wrong... I love to see a nice (real) Cub and if I had the money, I would love to own a real one even, but sheesh... every major RC, FF, and CL manufacturer or plans author (and almost all of the minor ones) have produced at least one Piper Cub variant, and many have several versions. Cubs and P-51s too. If I never, ever see another model of either one ever again, it will be far too soon (can't ever get enough of the real ones though, of course...) It's become a true R/C cliche that all R/Cers will at some point own both a Cub and a P-51. B-O-R-I-N-G. The kicker is that 99% of them are not really even that close to being scale, and the few that are, still don't stand out because as a whole it's so overdone as to demand little attention.

Now rather than just complain, I would like to make a hopefully useful suggestion... there are many planes fairly similar to a Cub (and certainly no more difficult to make) that would fly well and be a lot more interesting. Perhaps you should think about one of those?

I hope this doesn't sound mean or anything, I didn't mean it like that... just that it seems a shame that probably 10% of the entire model airplane industry's time and efforts are perpetually wasted on these two tired old subjects... it makes me cringe to hear about yet another "definitive" new Cub kit from some manufacturer... just like the 27 other "definitive" Cub kits released earlier this year of the same plane. The numerous Cub and P-51 models today are little different than the numerous Cub and P-51 models available 30 or 40 years ago. What a great collective waste of talent and effort!
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Old Sep 17, 2004, 02:59 PM
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Hey cool cub - It looks alot like TOG's planes.
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Old Sep 17, 2004, 04:58 PM
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Hey Merlin I agree there are plenty of cubs out there. I guess I am partial
to cubs because I leared how to fly in cubs, a clipped wing and a full
wing. I soloed in the clipped wing and helped restore the full wing, which
I have several hours flying. I didn't mean to make things more confusing,
just wanted to show off my version..


weather_man here is what I used to make the plans..
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