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Posted by cubcrafter60 | Oct 28, 2015 @ 07:31 PM | 29,107 Views
Well Multiplex just had to do it, they announced the upcoming release of the FunCub XL! Being a huge FunCub fan if they do make it here there will likely be one in my hangar. I started a Multiplex FunCub XL thread in the Foamy (kits) forum https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2531432 and hopefully in the next couple of weeks we'll see some more photos and/or video emerge. More than likely the US debut is still several months out so hopefully I can get the quarter scale Super Cub done before it's release!
Posted by cubcrafter60 | Oct 19, 2015 @ 04:41 PM | 95,461 Views
I realize it's been awhile since I worked on this one but I was holding out for a Valley View 40cc Twin for this one and finally got a hold of one from a friend here on RCG who decided to go with a different motor on his Valiant (thanks Gabe). I repaired the warped stringer that I removed the fuselage covering for and I also installed a 1/4" ply pad for the aft float mount. I also installed the Robart 690 Cub gear set, and the Hangar 9 PA-18 tail wheel assembly on it. I picked up a set of 8" Airtop Tundra tires a while back (32 scale inches) but replaced the hubs with a set of Dubro Big Wheel hubs. My buddy Lane brought to my attention that now would be a good time to install the boot cowl and the two stingers on each side (they somehow escaped me ) so that and installing the motor will be next.
Posted by cubcrafter60 | Oct 08, 2015 @ 10:33 PM | 23,676 Views
Last weekend I worked the flight line at Silver Springs airport for the Lyon County Fly-In, parking visiting aircraft. Saturday night we had a pretty bad storm blow through and we only had a few aircraft come in on Sunday. It gave me some time to photograph the Cactus Air Force's L-4 Grasshopper in it's Operation Torch markings in some detail. I was going to get some interior photo's but they had to tow the aircraft back to the hangar due to anticipated winds. It's based nearby so if anyone needs some interior shots I can probably arrange to get some. ...Continue Reading