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Old Oct 06, 2012, 10:51 PM
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SkeleCub - Plans and/or maybe Kit


About a year and a half ago, I drew up a skeletonized cub-ish airframe for the E-Flight 4site/Extra electronics. The intent was to make a real indoor barnstormer, with a focus on ground handling and dirty aerobatics. Many many many flights later, it is one of my favorite planes, indoor or out.

I've taken the plane to a few events now, and gotten a lot of request for plans, kit, etc. So finally I bit the bullet and cleaned up my drawings. I'll be posting the plans shortly for those interested in cutting their own. For those without access to a means of cutting, I might be able to cut sets for the cost of the foam and shipping.

Almost done with a new one cut from the revised plans. I can also post the paint templates for both schemes if there is interest.

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Old Oct 06, 2012, 11:29 PM
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Old Oct 07, 2012, 01:22 AM
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i think plans would be awesome, i have plenty of depron for it
Old Oct 07, 2012, 03:45 AM
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Old Oct 07, 2012, 08:51 AM
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Old Oct 07, 2012, 11:26 AM
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Alright guys here's the drawing package. The page is full size 24"x12" I included both the .dxf and the native SolidWorks drawing format that you can view/edit with their free e-Drawings package.

Let me know if you have any questions I'll be taking more detailed shots to show how one goes together, but it's pretty straight forward.

I use the gear mounts from the UM T-28 with the Carbon Cub wheels, they provide the best squishyness, although you can substitute whatever you prefer. Pushrods and horns from either the 4site or the Extra both work without need to lengthen anything.

One request. Please do not kit my plane without at least letting me know about it first. Sounds pretty obvious, but it's happened twice so far.

Start cutting!

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Old Oct 07, 2012, 11:56 AM
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I tried to get this to fly as much like a cub as possible, so you've GOT to use rudder. If you try to bank and yank, the nose will walk and you will prang. For those who want a more right stick style plane, I suggest a 30% aileron to rudder mix.

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Old Oct 07, 2012, 12:42 PM
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Looks great MK, a build log here would really help?
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Old Oct 07, 2012, 01:02 PM
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Looks great MK, a build log here would really help?
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Yeah, Kicking myself right now for not taking pictures as I put this one together, but my discovered a dead camera battery at the start of the build :/

At the very least I'll annotate the plans and pics plane with call outs as to what parts go where. It's a pretty simple build, but it's always good to have reference material.

I know Gordon has one that's covered and painted but not assembled. Maybe he can be the build guinea pig.

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Old Oct 07, 2012, 01:51 PM
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Thanks Adam Definitely on the build list for this winter!

I'd be interested in lasered foam if you are running off a few. If not I have an exacto and sharp brass tubing.

What's your covering? 8 micron poly? White RA microlite?

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Old Oct 07, 2012, 01:56 PM
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Thanks Adam Definitely on the build list for this winter!

I'd be interested in lasered foam if you are running off a few. If not I have an exacto and sharp brass tubing.

What's your covering? 8 micron poly? White RA microlite?

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Pete, PM me an address and I'll cut one for you. Might have to wait a few days as the computer for our laser cutter gave out yesterday afternoon.

It's all microlite, white for the wings and yellow for the fuse, with shortcuts paint for the accents. I didn't have any clear on hand, so I stripped some white with isopropyl for the windows. I'm making a plug now to form the front windscreen, although last time I just bent a thin plastic sheet.

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Old Oct 07, 2012, 02:16 PM
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Carefull MK or you;ll have everyone asking for a cut one, like ME. Seeing as I already modified them maybe I should cut it buy hand.
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Yes please, a model as nice as that needs a build thread. Useful as the parts layout is, it leaves a lot of unanswered questions.

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Old Oct 07, 2012, 06:16 PM
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Looks great and very capable in the air. Nicely done.
Old Oct 07, 2012, 06:57 PM
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Hmmm given that the cutter is down for a few days, maybe I'll try doing an assembly guide from the CAD.

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