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Old Feb 08, 2013, 10:04 PM
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Well, the snow is on the door step and the fire is warm. I have begun painting the Cub.

Painting is time consuming. I didn't get very far but it's a start. I think I like it. I tried to leave the Super Cub decal in place but it didn't look right. Maybe I'll stencil something on down the line. I'll try to post a picture of what I am trying to achieve. The upper portion of the Cub will be painted in cream. Wish me well... Painting can be meticulous.
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 05:59 PM
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Moving forward with the paint job. Funny how things change mid-stream. I liked the Gold so much that I'm going with it. The white on the tail will be gold.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 11:54 PM
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The Cub is just about finished. I like the paint job but it will look better when the decals are applied.

Do you like it or hate it.??
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 12:14 AM
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I like it! Much better than the generic white foam look.
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 05:20 PM
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I took my third flight today. Much better experience. I had 2 good flights with take offs and I landed the plane nicely, twice. On one of the flights I felt the plane was well trimmed and I was flying in a huge circle just moving along at altitude with only short spurts of input on the right stick to turn. It was a beautiful sight and I was finally relaxed at the controls.

Now, I had a couple of crashes as well. Maybe someone can help. I am not getting a smooth long turn. It seems when I hit the rudder, it wants to stall and the wing tips down in a hurry and things go into recovery real fast. When one gives input for a turn, do you have to give it throttle.?? And a bit off up elevator.?? This is where my troubles begin. Seems when I give it throttle, it wants to helicopter. It just goes vertical. I know my plane on the ground is slightly tail heavy. I taped 2 quarters to the fuselage underneath just back from the cowl. I don't think it's enough. Although, flying REAL SLOW things look pretty good. Does CG change when you throttle up.??

Anyways, I'll stop here and check back for advice. I caused damage to the tail in my crashes. Repaired with glue but I might have to order a tail section. And I broke my second cowl. Plastic doesn't do well in 22 degree weather though the cowl is so thin, I think it will break in any sort of weather. Flying again in the morning. Cheers.
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 06:13 PM
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try to keep her cg neutral or nose heavy - do not fly tail heavy as a beginner. make sure you check that your plane is such before you fly. do the cg check with batt in the batt box. if you have more questions i strongly advise visiting the cub thread: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1338787
the guys there helped me a ton when i had a cub.
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 05:43 PM
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I'm very happy this evening. My plane was a broke down mess this morning and this afternoon I flew for a half hour with no damage.!!

I now feel I can manage the plane. I am flying way high and by doing so I can recover when that lower wing loses lift. I can now come out of that dreadful wingtip spiral to the ground. I'm giving it throttle when I turn. I tried giving throttle and rudder in a turn and the palne snapped right around like, real quick. I did the hand launch 4 times. Works great. Orientation takes a lot of concentration. The wind was blowing about 7mph. I could fly the plane way down wind and get it back. Man, coming back into the wind is a challenge. Now that I'm in the sky I'm learning a lot more about the control sticks. I am beginning to get.

I had a blast today.!! So cool.
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