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Old Feb 22, 2012, 06:23 PM
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Nice flying field landing looked good as well, at least to me
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Old Feb 22, 2012, 06:27 PM
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My kit arrived this evening. Everything seems to be in good shape. If I would've known it was going to be this nice I would have ordered 2. Beautifully covered. I'm blown away with my $50 kit.
I'm leaning more toward 4S now. This thing is big.. and I want plenty of power to get out of trouble.
Old Feb 22, 2012, 06:36 PM
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Got mine yesterday. Quite impressive. Can't wait!
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Old Feb 22, 2012, 08:12 PM
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I have finished putting mine together and I'm hoping to fly it this comming weekend
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Old Feb 22, 2012, 09:03 PM
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Nice flying field landing looked good as well, at least to me
thanks. Flying field is the result of the housing bust- I suppose that's the only good thing that came out of it. The city built and paved the roads, then the developers decided to stop building after the housing bust.
Old Feb 23, 2012, 12:22 AM
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given the heavy aluminum tube joining the wings, I think the struts are mostly for show. The top of the cockpit looks weaker than the wing. For normal flying, I don't think there is a problem. I wouldn't go doing full power dives with hard pullouts in any case. It's not a 3d monster.

A lot of old wings were joined in the middle with a little piece of aircraft ply or lite ply that only went into the wings about 4". Lightly glassing the joint was a good idea, as a lot of wings folded in those days. Modern tube joiners are a lot stronger, When I pull on the tips, there is almost no flex in my wings, even without the struts. I will probably do most of my flying with struts though, as I think they look cool.
Old Feb 23, 2012, 04:10 AM
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unpacked the kit, checked it over and started assembly. It looks impressive (its my first) and definitely great value for money!

I was a little concerned about the aileron/wing assembly, those hinges look very thin and initially one or two of the slots did not line up but i soon resolved that. I applied plenty of CA and ensured there was the full range of movement before, during and after the CA set.

Mounted the aileron servos onto their blocks too, im impressed that the cub comes with so much hardware. LG looks strong, i wonder if they have made revisions?
Old Feb 23, 2012, 10:32 AM
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LG looks strong, i wonder if they have made revisions?

doesn't look like it from that picture
Old Feb 23, 2012, 10:46 AM
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unpacked the kit, checked it over and started assembly. It looks impressive (its my first) and definitely great value for money!

I was a little concerned about the aileron/wing assembly, those hinges look very thin and initially one or two of the slots did not line up but i soon resolved that. I applied plenty of CA and ensured there was the full range of movement before, during and after the CA set.

Mounted the aileron servos onto their blocks too, im impressed that the cub comes with so much hardware. LG looks strong, i wonder if they have made revisions?
You mean LG does not look strong?

BTW - Where's your windshield and windows?
Old Feb 23, 2012, 10:58 AM
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No i mean it looks and feels strong, but i have no reference point for it. Windshield etc are of the the side in a box.
Old Feb 23, 2012, 11:54 AM
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No i mean it looks and feels strong, but i have no reference point for it. Windshield etc are of the the side in a box.
The LG is the weakest part of this plane. I tried taxiing mine and the LG collapsed on me with the supplied rubber bands. I'm going to reinforce mine like others have done. And if that fails, I'll get the Eflight one.
Old Feb 23, 2012, 01:10 PM
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Has anyone flown one of these yet that can post a review on how it flies?

Thanks,

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Old Feb 23, 2012, 02:13 PM
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Has anyone flown one of these yet that can post a review on how it flies?

Thanks,

JC
I will in a few weeks. It's very nice for the money.
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Old Feb 23, 2012, 02:42 PM
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I will in a few weeks. It's very nice for the money.
PM me when you do the maiden.

I'll make the drive across the river...

Which field do you fly at?

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Old Feb 23, 2012, 03:18 PM
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Ok. thanks. One thing I didn't inspect is the structural integrity of the struts themselves. My cessna's struts were nothing more than cardboard paper wrapped in covering..so I figured they were for cosmetic purpose only. I've been flying for almost 5 yrs and over 100+ flights on the cessna w/o the struts.

I'll inspect the cub's wing struts tonight.

here's my cessna:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNRf5Y5LLuo
Hi;this video must been recorded back in the old days.
What landing gear do you have on your cub? I need a new one.


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