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Old May 22, 2009, 09:54 AM
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Herr Piper Super Cub 30'' with floats

I was inspired by light weight builds of Herr kits posted by N2856S and vonJaerschky.
My son asked many times to make plane with floats. So I bought Herr Super cub with floats it is 30'' ws. Ordered already 5g HTX servos 2S 460mAh 26g Lipo and UH1811 10g motor.

Looking on plans right now and thinking - do I really need ailerons?
Or just make it elevator and ruder managed, any thoughts?
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Old May 22, 2009, 04:32 PM
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At that size I would stick with rudder / elevator and make sure you have about 5 degrees of dihedral each side.
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Old May 22, 2009, 04:50 PM
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Photos ???

I have a friend that is considering this one ...I'm sure he'll be watching

-John
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Old May 23, 2009, 07:35 AM
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They are super cute.
http://www.sigmfg.com/cgi-bin/dpsmar...0_2d_20Herr_01
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Old May 24, 2009, 12:04 AM
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I have a friend that is considering this one ...I'm sure he'll be watching

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Sure
see my edited first message. Rudder is ready.
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This is going to be cool, I am watching this for sure!!!

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Old May 24, 2009, 08:36 AM
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Looking good , I just picked this one up a few weeks ago from a friend , I'll be watching for sure.

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Looking good , I just picked this one up a few weeks ago from a friend , I'll be watching for sure.

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I knew you would find this one !
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I am half way through building this one my self, as my first foray into the use of tissue for many years ( back to the sixties in fact). I intend to use doculam for the floats although I really dont expect to fly it off water.

It has been sitting on the shelf part built as I have been waylaid by a Tom Boy ( now completed) and the Fokker M10. But I intend to get back to it ASAP.

It is a cutie thats for sure.

I will watch with great interest, good luck with the build.

John
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Old May 24, 2009, 07:21 PM
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By the way,

After completing both wings I noticed a fair bit of difference in weight between the two wings, that required an amount of sanding to equalise. Clearly the wood weight was a little different. Its not a disaster but forwarned is forarmed.

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By the way,

After completing both wings I noticed a fair bit of difference in weight between the two wings, that required an amount of sanding to equalise. Clearly the wood weight was a little different. Its not a disaster but forwarned is forarmed.

John
Yep, I find that some sticks have a different weight, think that some was dedicated for wing struts some for wing
I used harder sticks for leading edge and lighter for tailing.
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Old Jun 01, 2009, 11:04 PM
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wing and tail surfaces are prepared. Started work on floats while awaiting for the gears from UH.
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motor mount to firewall

Using vinyl panel which I had from old guillows kit parts for motor mount. Added some balsa sticks to make motor sits more behind the firewall.
Do we need down and right thrust, If I will use 5x4 or 6x7 GWS prop?
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Do we need down and right thrust, If I will use 5x4 or 6x7 GWS prop?
My guess is yes, you will need a bit of both. With no right thrust, my L-19 won't turn right at all.
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My guess is yes, you will need a bit of both. With no right thrust, my L-19 won't turn right at all.
Thanks for advise. Will add then washouts under vinyl panel.
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