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Nov 17, 2010, 12:41 PM
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Charger,

I'm at work now, but it is marked in the side view of the plan with a small triangle under the wing. When I get home I can get you a dimension from the CAD file. It is 25-30% of the Cord though just like you said. It's the same as the Blu-Baby.

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Nov 17, 2010, 01:14 PM
Balsa taste like chicken!
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Thanks, I put it at 2.5-3 in from leading edge with my floats. I brought her out of retirement for float flying. Of course my motor is history so I'm trying a BP21 3s with 8X4 prop. So I had to shift the float gear forward to compensate for the lighter motor. Also sealed the battery compartment and moved my battery under the wing. Charger

Last edited by A74Charger; Nov 17, 2010 at 01:20 PM.
Nov 17, 2010, 08:42 PM
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Floats, sounds like fun. Let us know how it flies and post vids if you can.
Nov 26, 2010, 05:46 PM
Crashing Pilot

Thanks for the plan


Hello BlueFFF.. I would like to take up this opportunity to thank you, on this Thanksgiving, for such a detailed plan.. I was able to build a foamy from scratch in just 2 weekends

Here is a indoor control surface test video.
Piper J-3 Cub - 44" Wingspan Foamy - Scratch Made (Radio Controlled) (2 min 21 sec)


Should be able to do maiden tomorrow.. Thank you once again... cheers
Nov 27, 2010, 03:19 PM
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findvikas,

Looks like your all set to fly! Good luck on your maiden and Happy Holidays!

BlueFFF
Nov 28, 2010, 11:42 PM
Crashing Pilot
Quote:
Originally Posted by BlueFFF
findvikas,

Looks like your all set to fly! Good luck on your maiden and Happy Holidays!

BlueFFF
I could not control it all the time.. but it did fly very well. May be I need more Sim time. Happy Holidays to you too..

Piper J-3 Cub - First Maiden flight and many crashes :) (Radio Controlled) (2 min 40 sec)
Nov 30, 2010, 08:45 PM
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findvikas,

I think you balance is not set quite right. You may want to try a couple of hand tosses with no power over tall grass to see how she glides. Also you built it with a flat wing and those are harder to handle, because it will not self right itself so you need the aileron controls to stabilize the plane. I like at lease some diahedral on my wings to give the planes some natural ability to right them selves. Otherwise she looks great and I'm glad you were able to post a vid for us. Enjoy your new Cub and keep us posted.

BlueFFF
Dec 14, 2010, 01:20 AM
Crashing Pilot
Thanks for the suggestions... Actually its a novice pilot's issue... one of my friend tried his hands (he has more RC flying hours) and was able to fly it just fine.

Few self observations while flying...
- forget to leave the ailerons while turning.... result... tip stall
- over controlling... always want to control it... result... goes out of control and result in crash
- flying at 100% all the time... result... not enough time to control before crash
- flying near ground... hoping that it will have less impact on crash... but actual result is more prone to crashes..

Next time what I would like to do, and any new pilot should do is...

- Use rudders instead of ailerons... just give gradual turns... turn.. leave..turn..leave...turn... leave.. use elevator to level while turning..
- let the plane fly itself... it does not need inputs if flying leveled.
- try to fly at 50% if possible else 3/4th throttle..
- take it as high as possible to give yourself enough time to recover from a tip stall..

Put some decals on it... I am very much afraid to fly & crash this beauty..
Dec 14, 2010, 12:10 PM
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findvikas,

Looks very nice. You'll get the hang of flying it with practice. Don't worry to much about damaging it. Remember it's only foam and you can repair it or build another.

Have fun with it!
BlueFFF
Jan 22, 2011, 08:19 PM
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just downloaded the plans. making a list of supplies. looks like a fun plane.
Jan 23, 2011, 04:12 PM
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slowfly53,

It is an easy to build fun to fly trainer type plane. Builds just like the BlueBaby also highly recommended. This Cub was modeled with the same build style and overall scale as the BlueBaby 42" as part of a tribute competition.

BlueFFF
Feb 10, 2011, 12:34 AM
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Blue FFF
thanks alot for the detail plans..
ive downloaded so it could be my trainer plane
thanks alot 4 ur effort
Feb 11, 2011, 11:19 AM
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got my fuse and wing put together. got side tracked. built a 24"bb first. came out nice. getting back to the J3 this weekend.
Feb 11, 2011, 09:23 PM
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It's nice to see others trying my J3 Cub. Please post some pics and let us know how you like it.

Enjoy!
Feb 12, 2011, 02:35 PM
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fuse and wing pics. I used 6mil depron.

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