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Old Feb 03, 2013, 02:30 PM
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Aileron's Installed!

Well, I finished installing ailerons to my Super Cub today. Haven't had a chance to maiden it with the new changes, though. Need to add some color and patterns to the wing so that I can see the airplane in the air. I did not take the dihedral out of the wings. I want to see how she rolls first. The guy at the LHS told me that it will roll fine, even with the dihedral. We'll see how ugly it is. Don't imagine I'll get a nice, fast, axial roll with this thing.
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Old Feb 03, 2013, 02:36 PM
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Nice, clean job, cgs...
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Old Feb 03, 2013, 02:58 PM
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Well, I finished installing ailerons to my Super Cub today. Haven't had a chance to maiden it with the new changes, though. Need to add some color and patterns to the wing so that I can see the airplane in the air. I did not take the dihedral out of the wings. I want to see how she rolls first. The guy at the LHS told me that it will roll fine, even with the dihedral. We'll see how ugly it is. Don't imagine I'll get a nice, fast, axial roll with this thing.
Very nice job. It'll be a corkscrew roll but it will roll.
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Old Feb 03, 2013, 04:15 PM
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I was going to keep this my dirty little secret until I finished my scale mods on my SC , but since I let the cat out the bag over at one of the Champ threads I thought I'd post it here where it actually belongs...

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Speaking of precise, you should see the gold mine of official Piper Super Cub blueprints I just came across in PDF format I've already downloaded 37 of them including the two I wanted most... a flat pattern for the windshield and a front view of the landing gear and suspension... both of which I can cut or bend to directly if I print them to scale I should end up with most scale HZ Super Cub ever done! I could tell you where to find them, but then I'd have to kill you :
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North, you have to link us to those plans man. Dang it...I am just about to start a scratch build project. That is a tempting thought. I love cubs.
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You are killing me, man! If you don't post those plans, I'm going to spam you with pictures of pre-WWI flying machine crashes.

I'll probably make a paypal donation... I'm happier than a pig in #%@$

http://www.supercubproject.com/drawings/


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Old Feb 04, 2013, 03:03 PM
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Old electrics stripped out, new electrics in for the B/L conversion, just waiting for the motor mount to arrive from the States.

What to do in the meantime?

How about a makeover!

I'll probably glass the wing tips and l/e before painting!

Detailing on fus tomorrow.
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 04:23 PM
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Hey North Good find. Now tell us how "really" excited you are

Chomp, I too am getting ready to glass coat my wing tips. As much as I wanted to go with the EZE-Kote, my Bud talked me out of it so, I'll be doing the water base poly. I'm also thinking of doing the leading edge of the wing. Tail feathers? Any thoughts Guys?

BTW, I'll be doing 3 fiberglass coats (21g).

Looking good Chomp..a "BIG" Champ...LOL

Mike.
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 04:41 PM
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Mike, I'm putting tail brace wires on the SC like the ones on my Champ so I'm not glassing anything in the rear (although I have contemplated the rear of the fuse itself where I see guys sometimes snap it in two, but that's more of a CF fix I think than glassing). If I had have done the tail brace wires right out of the box with the Champ I would never have developed any creases in the first place... they work really well.

Was looking at the tail of the SC last night... vertical and horizontal stabs are fairly rigid to begin with, I probably don't even need the brace wires but I'm putting them there for scale appearance anyway... and I'm sure they won't hurt during cartwheels Should be better than glassing 'cause it'll keep any of the stabs from folding over at the root. (but I think I told you that before)
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 04:51 PM
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unless you mean glass the tail feathers for the same reasons as the wing tips... preventing road rash and lateral dings to the edge?
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 04:52 PM
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Chomp, I too am getting ready to glass coat my wing tips. As much as I wanted to go with the EZE-Kote, my Bud talked me out of it so, I'll be doing the water base poly. I'm also thinking of doing the leading edge of the winge . Tail feathers? Any thoughts Guys?
BTW, I'll be doing 3 fiberglass coats (21g).

Looking good Chomp..a "BIG" Champ...LOL

Mike.
Yes I thought it looked like a big Champ.
My wife thinks I've stolen some road paint that is used for the dreaded 'Double Yellow Lines' we have here in the UK to restrict parking.
I have to agree the colour is pretty close.
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 09:26 PM
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Finally joined after much lurking in this Super Cub mod thread. I learned a lot and it gave me the confidence to mod mine.
-bigger wheels front and tail
-aileron mod
-480 Eflight Brushless
-Orange Reciever from Hobby King
-ESC 30AMP hobby King
-10,6 prop
Parkzone 1800 3S battery

Im waiting on my carbon fiber bar to give me a stronger wing. In the mean time, I plan to maiden tommorow and take it easy. I did shorten the strut supports to keep the wings from flexing to much. I painted the cowl and added some stickers. When I get more time I will paint the whole bird.





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Old Feb 04, 2013, 10:04 PM
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You should be cool have fun tomorrow!!!
Is your plan to cut the wing and flatten it?
Pulling it down with the struts will work.
Forms a bow shape but will fly just fine.
No need to take it easy tomorrow if you didnt cut the wing.
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 10:14 PM
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Welcome Stan. Your SC looks nice. Did you disconnect the ACT? Do you plan to do the battery box mod. How does your battery fit in the box now?

Mike.
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 10:23 PM
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You should be cool have fun tomorrow!!!
Is your plan to cut the wing and flatten it?
Pulling it down with the struts will work.
Forms a bow shape but will fly just fine.
No need to take it easy tomorrow if you didnt cut the wing.
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Welcome Stan. Your SC looks nice. Did you disconnect the ACT? Do you plan to do the battery box mod. How does your battery fit in the box now?

Mike.
Hey guys! thanks for the welcome.
No plan to cut the wing. By shortening the plastic struts it kinda straitened it out a bit I think. Can't wait until tomorrow to try it out.

ACT was disconnected a while back. I hated that feature. I just now took out the big black box and put in my own receiver. I cut out a lot of the plastic in order to give me room to mount my 1800 battery. I stuffed some foam in there so the battery fits vertical and snug.
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 10:52 PM
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2500GENE has a nice battery box mod in his blog. Just click on his user name a few posts back. You'll find his blog very useful

Mike.
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 10:54 PM
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I put a 10x5 Zinger wood prop on my Super Cub with a RCTimer 1120 Kv 450 motor and it was so powerful it ripped off the firewall. Luckily it was low it fell out of the air like a rock. Check you firewalls if you have an old airframe with tons of power.
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