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Jun 12, 2009, 10:29 PM
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SuperCub Powers.... Activate


The transformation of the SuperCub is nearly complete. I have the clipped wing twin motor version ready to go, complete with fabricated nose cone. Now the only part of the transformation to comlete is to make an outrunner mount detachable so that I can remove the solid nosecone, put an outrunner on the stick mount that's under it, put the original cowl over the outrunner, then replace the twin engine wing with the original wing. I should be able to make the SC into two different planes within a matter of minutes. I'll add pics as I make the transformation.. Hopefullly will get some flying pics of it tommorow. Anyone have any ideas about what kind of plane it looks like with the twins and the new nose on it... I can't quite place it...

Bo
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Jun 12, 2009, 11:54 PM
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all you need is a set of floats and you'll have the whole twin engine hydroplane look down pat
Jun 12, 2009, 11:56 PM
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+1 matching floats. Nice job.
Jun 12, 2009, 11:57 PM
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The white nose and motors almost give it the look of an old Ford Triplane?

Chuck
Jun 13, 2009, 08:02 AM
If it flies, I crash it!
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Champion Lancer?


Google Champion Lancer.

It's fuuny, I was looking at this the other day and planning to build one with a current project of an Aeronca Champion.
I have not seen one modeled yet.

Daniel

Link
http://www.8kcab.com/8KCAB-Hist6.html
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Jun 13, 2009, 09:20 AM
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UBILDIT, sharp plane!

oblivion, what is the name of that plane you posted??
Jun 13, 2009, 10:10 AM
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Well, I can't place it either, but it looks sweet! Excellent job with that.
Jun 14, 2009, 12:30 AM
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Great Minds..


Thanks for all the comments everyone.. I'm all about the matching floats and as it happens, I've already got a set in the works. The basic GWS floats are the perfect size for the SuperCub I've just got to finish them. also, in the picture with the white cowl, it does look like a tri-motor in fact I was going to just mount a gear box in there with no motor and put a smaller prop on it to let it freewheel around to give it the look of three motors, but I thought it might really slow it down too much. The Aeronca is also one of my favorites, but this one has turned out to be too much fun not to bash. The foam is tuff an paint friendly and theirs lots of room inside for extra battery, esc and whatever servo and radio you want .. other than the stock stuff of course. I'm attaching two of the photo's I took of it flying today, when we had a short break in the downpour's we had all morning. Thanks again for the comments.. more transforming supercub action to come. and hopefully some video.

Bo
Jun 14, 2009, 01:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Yellow Baron
UBILDIT, sharp plane!

oblivion, what is the name of that plane you posted??
i just googled twin engine float plane on google images.

it was like the 2nd pic in the list

http://www.superyachttimes.com/edito...article/id/594
Jun 14, 2009, 05:48 AM
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Pretty cool conversion, nice job.
Henry
Jun 14, 2009, 10:00 AM
War Eagle!
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Yup, this reaffirms my suspicions. You're crazy.

Nice job, buddy! Let me know the time you're out flying it, I'd love to see it!
Jun 14, 2009, 12:19 PM
we spozed ta be tite!
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Kewl plane man!
Jun 14, 2009, 12:40 PM
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Did I miss something, or is there a section where you show how you created the nacelles? That would be the key component I would think, and I would love to see your notes. Or perhaps you could scan in a copy of the created shapes? So we could print it out and create our own nacelles? Thanks, just wondering.

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The transformation of the SuperCub is nearly complete. I have the clipped wing twin motor version ready to go, complete with fabricated nose cone. Now the only part of the transformation to comlete is to make an outrunner mount detachable so that I can remove the solid nosecone, put an outrunner on the stick mount that's under it, put the original cowl over the outrunner, then replace the twin engine wing with the original wing. I should be able to make the SC into two different planes within a matter of minutes. I'll add pics as I make the transformation.. Hopefullly will get some flying pics of it tommorow. Anyone have any ideas about what kind of plane it looks like with the twins and the new nose on it... I can't quite place it...

Bo
Jun 15, 2009, 12:33 AM
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No Problem.


Taekwondo,
No problem. I kept the cut out foam shapes that I formed the nacells with. Basically, I used a contour guage from the leading edge of the wing back and started from there. The cowls are simply strips of bluecore in a ring with lid glued on then monokote ironed on. I'll take some pics for posting the general idea. But in general, it was not nearly as easy as I thought it would be, however I learned how to do it from building Vyceroy's Sorta Grumman Goose which uses the same methods. I'll try to get them up for Monday.

Bo
Jun 15, 2009, 11:54 PM
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Nacelles..


O.k. here it is.. pics of making the nacelles the way I made them for the Super cub. It was kind of down and dirty, but I thought it would make good practice for me to whip up another set. A lot depends on how far the motor, stick mount or whatever kind of mount you're using comes out from the leading edge and what style nacelle you're going for. I was going for one of those semi-square kind of round nacelles like on a Piper Chereokee.. I think..
Hope this helps..

Bo

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