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Mar 27, 2007, 08:57 PM
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Building a Genuine Bush Plane


There's no better way to model a genuine Bush Plane then to build a model of a genuine Bush Plane. This one is based in southern Alaska, and is just screaming to be modeled -- so here goes.

The starting point for the model is my Super Cub Short Kit. Since the full scale was originally a crop duster the aft fuselage has to be modified to a flat top. It also has the L-21 style aft cabin windows, a "glass" lower cabin door, and a bunch of additional cabin bracing. Do to the wing mounting system the windows won't be completely accurate, but close enough to be believable.

And with that, let the building begin!!!
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Mar 27, 2007, 08:59 PM
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Framing the Fuselage


Building began with the fuselage since it will require the most modification. First, the new upper longeron profile and cabin side window framing was marked up on the plans. Once done, the two sideframes were built up.
Mar 27, 2007, 09:03 PM
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Joining the Side Frames


The side frames were joined, begining with the landing gear beams, wing mount header assembly and rear wing hold down plate. The tail was pulled together next, then all the cross pieces added. Since the top of the fuselage is flat, the the upper formers were replaced with 1/16 X 1/8 balsa cross pieces.
Mar 27, 2007, 09:07 PM
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Finishing the Frame


The next step was to get the cabin out fill and stringers in place. Once all the shaping and sanding was done, the additional "V" bracing was added to the unsupported wing bolt plate as well as the back half of the rear "X" brace. The front half will be in the wing center section.

Tomorrow, it's on to the wings.

PAT
Mar 27, 2007, 09:53 PM
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Hey Pat
That looks kinda like my airplane
the fuse looks good will have more pics for you tommorrow
Mar 27, 2007, 10:05 PM
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Build Log - Building a Genuine Bush Plane

Pat,

For some reason when I opened this thread I expected to see a picture of Air Force One.
Mar 27, 2007, 10:22 PM
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Doc, Now, Now, let's leave politics in the gutter where it belongs

Jared, I wondered how long it would take for you to find this one!! So far the Mod has gone well.

PAT
Mar 27, 2007, 10:51 PM
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Pat,

Just sent you a pm.
Mar 28, 2007, 12:13 AM
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thats so funny pat--we were in watertown new york a week or so ago and were looking over a super cub, and thinking what a nice model that would make..

T
Mar 28, 2007, 07:45 AM
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Z, I know what you mean. ANYTIME I see an airplane the "now that would make a great looking model" light comes on. And somehow, the J-3's and Super Cubs really stand out from the croud.

PAT
Mar 28, 2007, 08:08 AM
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Well Pat, we know that your middle name is "Cub" so is this one any surprise

Jared, thanks to you. If not for your PBY I would not have had the inspiration to finish mine.

charlie
Mar 28, 2007, 12:08 PM
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Hi Pat -

When you're finished with the first plane in your Tundra Fleet, here's a suggestion for number two:
Mar 28, 2007, 12:30 PM
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Oh great... just what we need. Another Super Cub build thre...

Wait, that IS just what we need! And a bush plane to boot! It doesn't get any better!

I've popped some popcorn and am waiting for more, Pat.
Mar 28, 2007, 12:33 PM
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Genuine vs S E R I U S ;>}

http://www.sherpaaircraft.com/album/index.htm

it's just HUGE !
Mar 28, 2007, 12:38 PM
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Did you notice the washout in the Cessna wing?!

I like the extra 'windows'.

charlie


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