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Old Aug 26, 2012, 11:07 PM
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Good job on making the windows work.
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Old Aug 26, 2012, 11:17 PM
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Did you get your kit yet? Whats your plans for starting it?
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Old Aug 27, 2012, 12:16 AM
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Yep, the kit arrived this week. A manual is on its way. The kit plans are very wrinkled--not sure how to deal with that. Have them weighted down, but it looks like I might have to glue them down to a building board for them to lay flat enough to build atop.

Sold the motor and ESC that came the kit (to a member) because I knew I'd need more power for running floats (extra couple lbs). The floats and wheels (also) are on their way. I ordered 1/4-scale Dubro lightweight Cub wheels for a bit better rough field performance and a little more drag when not running floats.

I've been doing a LOT of research, trying to get my arms around the whole process of selecting a proper power system. According to WebOcalc, it looks like a 52-55 size electric motor and 5S LiPo's would do it, using a 14" or 15" prop. Already have my iCharger 206B and parallel board. And I've been collecting the modeling tools I'm missing.

Should have everything I need to begin in the next few weeks.
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Old Aug 30, 2012, 03:55 PM
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I'm finished with the plane except for wiring the ESC. Gonna do that tonight and maiden tomorrow.
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Old Aug 30, 2012, 07:29 PM
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Get that maiden in before the hurricane makes its way up the valley!
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Old Aug 30, 2012, 08:31 PM
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I know. I'm gonna try and get out there around 8. I hope!
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Old Aug 31, 2012, 12:25 AM
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All finished

For Now. I am not going to put anymore details into this until after the maiden. I want to make sure that this flys first.

Here is my final power setup:

E-Flite Power 46
Castle Creations 75A ICE
4s4400 ~ 4s5300mAh


Final Weight:

7.5lbs fully loaded with lipos and my relaxed pilot.
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Old Aug 31, 2012, 08:53 AM
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Pretty. Very nicely done.
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Old Aug 31, 2012, 10:21 AM
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maiden was successful! I will download the video later today.
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Old Aug 31, 2012, 01:10 PM
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Woohoo!
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Old Aug 31, 2012, 02:25 PM
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Build Logs are fun but

I thought that there would be more people on here.


Anyways, here are my flight pics.

Thanks goes to Tim for the support during the initial maiden today and to John S. for shooting video today as well.
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Old Aug 31, 2012, 02:25 PM
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Woohoo!
Thanks!
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Old Aug 31, 2012, 03:08 PM
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Good one on the test flight. You can't beat a Cub!

Reading this reminded me of the GP Cub 40 size I test flew for a clubmate a 'few' years back. He was a good builder, but with an unusual approach to electrocution. As in, build and cover the model exactly as per kit, then figure out how to lash his motor into the glow lump's mount. Battery fitting involved ramming it into the old fuel tank space and restraining it with any handy foam. His one and only motor was a geared Astroflight 40, backed up by around 34 ounces of 16 cell nicad pack.

He never weighed hs models - probably a good thing on the whole - but whatever, it flew pretty good. It had a very small speed range though - flat out and stalling were very close, and though I got it down and he went off happy, I was glad I only flew it that one time!

Have since had Sig's 1/5 and 1/6th scale Cubs - for a change, am awaiting Pat Tritle's 60" Super Cub for my next foray into the Cub Pack.

Been fun reading this build, here's to her having a good run in your fleet

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Old Aug 31, 2012, 03:31 PM
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Good one on the test flight. You can't beat a Cub!

Reading this reminded me of the GP Cub 40 size I test flew for a clubmate a 'few' years back. He was a good builder, but with an unusual approach to electrocution. As in, build and cover the model exactly as per kit, then figure out how to lash his motor into the glow lump's mount. Battery fitting involved ramming it into the old fuel tank space and restraining it with any handy foam. His one and only motor was a geared Astroflight 40, backed up by around 34 ounces of 16 cell nicad pack.

He never weighed hs models - probably a good thing on the whole - but whatever, it flew pretty good. It had a very small speed range though - flat out and stalling were very close, and though I got it down and he went off happy, I was glad I only flew it that one time!

Have since had Sig's 1/5 and 1/6th scale Cubs - for a change, am awaiting Pat Tritle's 60" Super Cub for my next foray into the Cub Pack.

Been fun reading this build, here's to her having a good run in your fleet

Regards

Dereck
Thanks Dereck. They definitely built this for glo/gas. Its not light to begin with and after being fully loaded, it comes in at 7.5 lbs. I could only image what the one you flew weighed though. Must have been pretty heavy. I'll be downloading the video later today. Thanks again.
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Old Aug 31, 2012, 03:41 PM
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7.5 lbs. wow.

My Pat Tritle L-4 Cub at 54" weighs 17 ozs ready to fly with a 2200 3s pack.
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