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Old Jul 06, 2010, 07:06 PM
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That looks really nice! I don't mind the landing gear change at all. Do what works best for you. Mine keeps bending.
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Old Jul 14, 2010, 10:40 PM
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That is a awesome looking landing gear, i too have bent mine about every landing. is that balsa for the struts or foam? i might have a go at something like that if i ever get back home so i can see my poor lonely cub....and my guppy..
Old Jul 15, 2010, 06:56 PM
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That is a awesome looking landing gear, i too have bent mine about every landing. is that balsa for the struts or foam? i might have a go at something like that if i ever get back home so i can see my poor lonely cub....and my guppy..
Thanks, landing gear is combination of lime wood D box like construction (hope translated well) plus foam. Carbon axle for tires...
Not tested in flight yet, but i think it would be nice...
Old Jul 28, 2010, 06:49 PM
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I had maiden flight for about 1 min. Taking off is excellent (CG is perfect) but she dont listen to me in the air. The reason is too short rudder deflection plus my inexperience. Not damaged, except broken propeller. I need longer servo arms and few improvements to get perfect results.
All in all, very nice looking model (some of friends think is factory product) and hope will be flight great very soon.
Blue FFF im very grateful for plans and other support. Waiting for my real maiden flight and some report from field
Old Jul 29, 2010, 01:24 PM
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Amater total,

I have a lot of control surface movement on my Cub rudder and elevator, so longer servo arms are a good idea or change the position of the wires in you control horns so they are closer to the pivot points. Either way will help. Sorry you did not have good control, but I am glad you did not crash too badly.

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Old Aug 01, 2010, 03:56 AM
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Finally, maiden flight with my instructor Zac. He is experinced pilot and fly my Cub like a joke. Model flying very well (Zac said: by itself ) and do some aerobatics too. I do few long circles on high altitude (because my flying skill is horrible for now), the takeoffs and landings was Zacīs duty.
Very happy with model, thanks once again Blue FFF !
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Old Aug 01, 2010, 03:39 PM
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I'm glad you have a flight instructor and that the Cub is flying well for you. I'm sure you will be able to fly it soon by yourself.

Enjoy you new Cub!
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Old Aug 13, 2010, 10:26 AM
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Just made one crash kit for my Cub! The colour is not original but this (white) paint remains of my kitchen wall painting.
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Old Aug 13, 2010, 05:26 PM
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Looks nice. It's always good to have a spare fuse and wings. The fact that these planes are easy to make helps put me at ease when I fly, so I take more risks with the plane helping me to become a better pilot.

Good job amater total!
Old Aug 14, 2010, 02:40 PM
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The weather today was windy and cloudy, but we (instructor, me and sons) did 3 flights anyway!
Pic shot with 480 mm lens deep in the sky...
Old Aug 14, 2010, 08:17 PM
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Nice photo, looks really good. What's that at the end of your lightning bolt? Can't quite make it out in the photo.

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Old Aug 28, 2010, 03:32 PM
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Just came home from summer hollidays.
At the end of lightning bolt is a sticker of lightmax logo (HK sent this with my latest purchase).

Regards, amater_total !
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Old Nov 12, 2010, 10:17 AM
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Hi Blue,
I have done as much as I can on the Acorn as far as mods go but I still think the original flew better.
Time now for a new build and I really fancy a Cub and yours is a nice one.
Going to make it from depron.
Let you know how I get on.


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Old Nov 15, 2010, 04:33 PM
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Hey John,

It's been awhile. I hope you are well. I think you'll like the Cub. It's an easy build and a good flyer.

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Old Nov 16, 2010, 06:46 PM
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Balsa taste like chicken!
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Blue, I forgot and can't find the COG for the BB J3. I pulled mine out of storage, and made some floats, so I need the COG again. 25-30% of the Chord sound right? Thanks Charger.

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