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Feb 23, 2011, 11:41 AM
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6-foot scale INDOOR Piper Cub scratchbuild


Some may feel this thread belongs in the foamy forum, but the intention is clearly to build an indoor model.

This will be a 6-foot wingspan Piper Cub model, built from depron, carbon fiber and balsa. Plywood may be used for mounting a brushless motor.

Projected finished weight, with electronics and paint is under 20 ounces. This will be a quick project, hopefully completed within a week.

I'll post updates and new images each day.

I've started work on the fuselage and a functioning bungee landing gear system. I'll take photos tonight.
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Feb 23, 2011, 02:58 PM
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Oh, that's pretty already! Is it 6mm spar with 3mm ribs and skin? Would be nice with something for scale, that doesn't look like 1.5m by itself
Feb 23, 2011, 07:18 PM
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Yes, 6mm webbing, leading edge and trailing edge, and 3mm ribs and skin.

Leading edge and trailing edge will be sanded when the wing is fully 'covered'.
Feb 24, 2011, 01:15 AM
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Feb 24, 2011, 02:53 AM
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That's a little mind boggling. Can't wait to see flight video!

Jay
Feb 24, 2011, 08:56 PM
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Servos and linkages for tail installed.

Scratch-built steerable tailwheel unit installed.

Wing screw-down completed.

Next: (not necessarily in order)

1. Sheet upper wing
2. Sheet upper fuselage (scale-like with spine)
3. Motor mount and cowl
4. Wing struts and tail wire supports (for scale looks only; not needed for support)
5. Battery hatch
6. Electronics completed
7. Balance
8. Paint and decorate
Feb 27, 2011, 08:02 PM
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Upper fuselage covered, center-top wing covered, lower cowl completed and motor mounted.

This will definitely take longer than one week.

Hopefully, I can get a lot done next weekend. I'll post images then.
Mar 05, 2011, 04:16 PM
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I hope nobody minds; I'm also using this thread as a log for myself, regarding what is completed, and what still needs to be done.



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Next: (not necessarily in order)

1. Sand wing.
2. Install ailerons.
3. Wing struts and tail wire supports (for scale looks only; not needed for support)
4. Sand cowl
5. Dummy engines and radiator air-scoop.
6. Electronics
7. Balance
8. Paint and decorate
Mar 05, 2011, 06:48 PM
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Looking good Michael.
Much better use of the Depron than sitting in the box in my shop.

Pat
Mar 06, 2011, 05:59 AM
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I am definitely having fun.
Mar 06, 2011, 03:31 PM
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16.7 ounces with all major construction complete.

Weight does not include receiver, flight battery, details, paint and prop.

1. Cover carbon-fiber wing struts with depron.
2. Cover bungees on landing gear.
3. Dummy engines and radiator air-scoop.
4. Electronics
5. Balance
6. Paint and decorate
Mar 06, 2011, 05:35 PM
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Just amazing work. Love the tight joints. I really am looking forward to seeing a video with a fence post in background of the video so we can see that it is in fact moving 'cause she's gonna be a slow one.
Mar 06, 2011, 05:56 PM
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amazing! watching with great interest!


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