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Old Feb 13, 2012, 03:57 PM
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Super Cub

I converted this foam SUper Cub from electric. Flies a lot like a pig. WS = 31" Has a Cox Black Widow up front with dragonfly throttle/muffler.

AUW is 10oz.
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Old Feb 14, 2012, 08:26 AM
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i need help finishing my yellow jacket 1/2 a pylon by al clark lost the orig. plans and model airplane news mag. that had the particular info to finish it ! me and my pop started it over 30 yrs ago , he is gone now and wanted to finish it .
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Old Feb 14, 2012, 12:12 PM
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i need help finishing my yellow jacket 1/2 a pylon by al clark lost the orig. plans and model airplane news mag. that had the particular info to finish it !.
Yellow Jacket Plans
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Old Feb 14, 2012, 03:03 PM
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I have two plans yellow jacket electric.
First plans yellow jacket electric and second mini yellow jacket electric from RCM magazine
May 1980.
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Old Feb 15, 2012, 09:35 PM
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I converted this foam SUper Cub from electric. Flies a lot like a pig. WS = 31" Has a Cox Black Widow up front with dragonfly throttle/muffler.

AUW is 10oz.
Would that be a fat pig or a wild pig?
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 07:49 AM
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I built a yellow jacket last winter, it needs less wing incidence than the drawing shows and then it flies great.

More images in a little build thread here (non-english though); Yellow Jacket build

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Old Feb 16, 2012, 08:26 AM
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Nice work Kris. That's a good looking plane. Is that an .051?
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 12:07 PM
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It's a Cox .05RC, short bench run here;

Benchrun
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 09:48 PM
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Love your work surfer_kris - looks great!
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Old Mar 22, 2012, 05:43 PM
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020 help

has anyone had the problem of the cox peewee .020 propeller hitting the starter spring and putting notches in the prop??????

any help will be greatly appreceated(dont know how to spell that)
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Old Mar 22, 2012, 05:53 PM
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That can happen to any of the engines if you rewind the spring too far. The spring is only meant to give you an extra snappy turnover, that's all. You should only rewind about 1/2-3/4 of a turn, any more than that and you'll deform the starter spring and it then hits the back of the prop when the engine runs.
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Old Mar 22, 2012, 09:52 PM
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As above .. over winding destroys both the spring and the prop.
No choice but to buy new ones of each, or at least a fresh prop and practice your finger powered prop flipping technique.
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Old Mar 23, 2012, 02:33 PM
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has anyone had the problem of the cox peewee .020 propeller hitting the starter spring and putting notches in the prop??????

any help will be greatly appreceated(dont know how to spell that)
Or, you can try carefully bending the part of the spring that engages the prop back. It will probably end up on top of the rest of the spring, but I have done it.

Worth a try before you pay $5 for a new one. You might find you don't need one at all.
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Old Mar 23, 2012, 03:57 PM
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Let's see some pictures!
I like your avatar Matt. What kind of plane is that? Looks like a bitch to learn to fly.

Here's my old battle axe with a new Killer Bee hiding in it:

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Old Mar 23, 2012, 09:12 PM
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Let's see some pictures!
I like your avatar Matt. What kind of plane is that? Looks like a bitch to learn to fly.
That would be a GeeBee (GB) Model R2. My favorite plane next to the Piper Super Cub. Yes, they fly, take off, and land very fast. It did break a record or two. Has a big Pratt and Whitney 9 cylinder radial.

"GB" stands for Granville Brothers, the designers.

Some good info here -

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gee_Bee_Model_R
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