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Jan 20, 2012, 01:33 PM
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Very cool. I recently finished my 26 in J3 Cub, but now that Guillows is offering more of their kits laser cut, I may have to convert a few of them.

What motor/battery combo will you be using to power your Cub?
Jan 20, 2012, 05:00 PM
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I like it. What are you going to use for radio gear?
Jan 20, 2012, 06:55 PM
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Here are the electronics I am using
-receiver- castle berg 4l
-ESC- castle thunderbird 6
-servos- dymond modelsport arrow 3.7 gram servo
-battery- dymond modelsport 25c 2S1P 450mah battery
-motor- go brushless 10g motor
I am not sure what size prop to use. Any recommendations?
Last edited by tanner331; Jan 20, 2012 at 07:01 PM.
Jan 21, 2012, 10:42 AM
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Hey, I was just up in your neck of the woods last month on a business trip. I about killed myself trying to down an entire King Louie breakfast. That reindeer sausage didn't sit well with me.

If I lived there I know I would get a lot more building in. Are you going to put skis on that baby?
Jan 22, 2012, 11:33 PM
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Hey, I like your plane, is this the 24" model?
Jan 23, 2012, 09:49 PM
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Was it pretty hard to do the conversion to add ailerons and rudder/elevator? I just received mine in the mail, and I'm considering starting this soon, is it pretty easy? This is my first balsa model that I will be building. Any advice?
Jan 24, 2012, 11:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Barrett53
Was it pretty hard to do the conversion to add ailerons and rudder/elevator? I just received mine in the mail, and I'm considering starting this soon, is it pretty easy? This is my first balsa model that I will be building. Any advice?
It is a little bit of a challenge. The elevator and rudder were already marked on the plans. They were pretty easy. the fuselage had almost no modifications other than the pushrod tubes and the servo tray. The hardest part has been the ailerons. I cut the back off of the ribs where the aileron was going to be and then I sanded them down and added balsa to the leading edge of the aileron and to the trailing edge of the wing. I used the dimensions of the piper j 3 cub for the ailerons size.
You should also look at other builds for ideas.
here is a list https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=827861
Jan 24, 2012, 11:11 PM
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Here is a picture of my wing. Just need to sand the leading edge and cover it.
Jan 24, 2012, 11:19 PM
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Originally Posted by funkbox80
Hey, I like your plane, is this the 24" model?
Yep it is guillows kit number 303
Jan 27, 2012, 09:54 AM
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Can you post some pictures of the fuselage so I can get an idea? I think I will only do rudder and elevator. How do You hinge them and what do I use for control horns or what? That is what I am really confused on because I have never built a balsa plane before only foamies.
Jan 27, 2012, 01:21 PM
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Here are some more pictures of the fuselage
Jul 16, 2012, 12:42 AM
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Tanner,
Any more updates to this cool little plane?
Dec 17, 2012, 01:56 PM
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Hi
I just started work back on the super cub.
I just covered the first wing.
I have decided to change the covering to iron-on stevens aeromodel aerolite covering instead of tissue.


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