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Old Jul 11, 2001, 03:14 AM
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Wattage piper cub 400ARF

Anyone have this plane? I just got mine and in the process of construction. The ARF package is real nice for the given price. I just hope it flies as well as it looks for a slowflyer. Anyone know of how well it flies, any thoughts will be appreciated. Thanks!
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Old Jul 11, 2001, 07:02 AM
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Do you have a url for that? I looked up "Wattage piper cub" and see only a glow model.

Thanks,

RB

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Old Jul 11, 2001, 08:32 AM
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Here it is
http://www.hobbypeople.net/gallery/128426.htm

I'm putting on a wooden prop and the plane looks very realistic for a slowflyer. Can't wait to see how it flies.


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Old Jul 11, 2001, 11:25 AM
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Any idea if this will have enough power to put on floats and ROW? What is the best electric ARF Cub for this?

Thanks,
Chad
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Old Jul 11, 2001, 11:40 AM
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Thanks,

It looks great. Especially the very complete instructions. Too bad for me it doesn't have ailerons.

RB
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Old Jul 12, 2001, 02:45 AM
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I've finished building the Piper Cub and can't wait to see how it flies. The color of the covering is a Cub color and looks different to the yellowish advertisement color. Here's a couple of pictures of the finish Cub with a wooden prop and added strut cover.
http://www.geocities.com/rcastab/Wat...l?995960040040

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Old Jul 12, 2001, 06:15 AM
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It looks very nice. When I first looked at the bottom picture I thought you had a shock absorber on the gear.

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Old Jul 12, 2001, 07:36 AM
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Chad,

The one I saw (kit) looks very nice.

Sold as a direct drive S400 using 7x600AE and Gunther prop (Zagi); none of which is included.

Quite sure that a geared S400 would be a better set-up, especially for ROW.

I think a set of Wingo floats would work, they're yellow and National in Fridley has a set.
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Old Jul 12, 2001, 10:41 AM
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Thanks jrb. Good news since I recently got a pair of Wingo floats for my soarstar.

Chad
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Old Jul 14, 2001, 09:10 PM
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Great looking cub, what w/span and flying weight? The hobby people site did not give any info on the kit.
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Old Jul 15, 2001, 02:09 AM
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wingspan 46.5 inch
wing area 330 inch^2
length 28 inch
I weighed mind in a digital scale with 8 cell
600 mah nicad and came out to be 19 oz.
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Old Jul 15, 2001, 07:33 AM
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This isn't meant as criticism, but those aren't wheel pants. Wheel pants actually cover the wheels with a streamlined device that looks like a rain drop on it's side with the bottom cut away so the tire can stick out. What you have might be called strut covers or fairings. In any case the plane looks nice, I've always had a "thing" for cubs. Dave C.
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Old Jul 15, 2001, 08:47 AM
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None taken, thanks davecee, initially I was wondering what to call them when I was writing the post.
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Old Jul 15, 2001, 03:31 PM
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Hey, you got a great lookin plane there! I'll definatly buy one if it is a good slow flyer. I love the piper cub. I even built a Great Planes ElectriCub, but didn't make it flyable. Give us a review sometime ok?!?

-Great Job
-Brett

P.S. The color of the Cub on the box does look a little off. Your actual plane is closer to the correct color...the famous "Cub Yellow."

Check out my website with pictures. www.geocities.com/airventure/hobby.html
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Old Jul 15, 2001, 11:34 PM
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I've decided to take the covering off the wing and add ailerons, I plan on finishing it tonight and flying it this coming weekend. I'll post some pictures tonight of the aileron addition process and let you know it flies. I went to my LHS and bought cub yellow ultracoat and it perfectly matches the wattage cub covering.

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