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Old Feb 06, 2013, 11:13 AM
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I used all of this knowledge and was able to build a light funcub that still has rocket ship power without any worry of the vibration issues some have had due to the reinforcements I made. Once again thank you!
Nice job!
Might want a buffer between the foam and the antlers to prevent dents. Foam lined shrip strip of wood. The rounded edge of the antlers will provide a good bit of pressure.

Elk or moose?
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Old Feb 06, 2013, 11:16 AM
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I used all of this knowledge and was able to build a light funcub that still has rocket ship power without any worry of the vibration issues some have had due to the reinforcements I made. Once again thank you!
Nice place to hang your plane ,my nephews flew hellies to survey for the pipeline through your state back in the day. joe
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Old Feb 06, 2013, 11:26 AM
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Another shot of my fun cub

Almost ready to fly at that point
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Old Feb 06, 2013, 11:34 AM
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Nice place to hang your plane ,my nephews flew hellies to survey for the pipeline through your state back in the day. joe
Interesting I work on the north slope and directly help produce the oil that runs through the pipeline.
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Old Feb 06, 2013, 11:46 AM
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Nice job!
Might want a buffer between the foam and the antlers to prevent dents. Foam lined shrip strip of wood. The rounded edge of the antlers will provide a good bit of pressure.

Elk or moose?
It's a 58" moose rack.
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Old Feb 06, 2013, 11:56 AM
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I almost had the Cub ready to fly in a low mist morning Mist was about 2 feet over the grass. Anyone fly through something like that in Alaska and have vids? I imagine fog is your biggest enemy after the winds. Williwaws?
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Old Feb 06, 2013, 12:34 PM
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I almost had the Cub ready to fly in a low mist morning Mist was about 2 feet over the grass. Anyone fly through something like that in Alaska and have vids? I imagine fog is your biggest enemy after the winds. Williwaws?
Yes weather and mountains kill a lot of pilots every year up here.
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Old Feb 06, 2013, 02:55 PM
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Yes weather and mountains kill a lot of pilots every year up here.
Read an old book on the Aleutian islands campaign in WWII. Talk about hostile weather.
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Old Feb 06, 2013, 03:00 PM
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Yes weather and mountains kill a lot of pilots every year up here.
I have seen alot of video's of bush pilots there and what they get use to make landings on .Its not for the faint of heart. lol joe
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Old Feb 06, 2013, 04:20 PM
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I was flying off the slushy street today. Flying with skis is quite tricky. Especially in windy conditions. Plane flys quite unstable
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Old Feb 06, 2013, 06:49 PM
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I had a motor shaft go south due to a very mild prop strike on landing....didnt even break or nick the prop...but was just enough to throw my shaft out of balance...So...waiting for a new shaft to arrive.....Then some wheels ( 4" Main's and a New tailwheel setup) arrived today

I changed out the wheels..mounted tail wheel bracket...and decided to put a .15 sized motor in..untill my other shaft arrives..LOL the .15 motor is a 550W motor...and weighs about the same as my .10 motor did...this should be fun.

I did the wheels for Pavement I fly off of...the 4" wheels are VERY lite..but still have an aluminum hub and rubber tires...I think aprox 64 grams...still heaver than the foam wheels...but I think will work better on pavement...after glue dries Ill add A pix of the new wheels if anyone is interested.
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Old Feb 06, 2013, 08:07 PM
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I have seen alot of video's of bush pilots there and what they get use to make landings on .Its not for the faint of heart. lol joe
Airplanes are a way of life up here, whether its to get to your cabin, to go hunting, or even just for fun with a silly piece of foam that you can relax and fly without worrying about your passengers or weather. I have been flying either pilot in command or riding copilot all my life to some amazing places in Alaska and I still get a big smile on my face flying this fun cub that takes off in less than a foot and in a breeze lands backwards!
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Old Feb 06, 2013, 08:18 PM
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New Street rubber

here are the new tires (rubber & Light) and New tailwheel.( old one was way too lite...and made plane hard to steer..+ styro tailwheel was all chewed up due to pavement.

Also, Added my 15 sized motor till I get new shaft.
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Old Feb 06, 2013, 08:20 PM
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Fantastic! I love the mods, and love the colors too.
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Old Feb 07, 2013, 09:05 AM
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Weed, where did the L gear come from and are they much better? L gear and wing control rods(dia. too small)on the F Cub are it's only two bad issues. Dave/zeezee
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