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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2015 10:21 am 
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That is turning out really nicely. That is a great idea on the flexi drinking straws, I have never seen that done before. How are you going to do the propeller?

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2015 10:37 am 
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The straws just volunteered... I was looking around for a straw to wrap some wire around and make the 'fins', and the flex straw said "I'll do it! "

I think the first prop will be the paper one. I'm thinking of carving a wooden one just for fun.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2015 1:15 pm 
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If you are going to all this trouble you shouldn't just use the flat prop that comes with the kit. There are some layered props out there and the basics for for a really nice shaped wooden prop (I used this on the DVIII I scratch built, it is in my look what I built). If you would like me to send these to you just drop me a PM for where it should go, you will have to resize them to suit you needs.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2015 2:01 pm 
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Thanks! PM incoming...

So, we did install the standard prop (using a modified push pin to become the spinner) and the guys are going to test the engine. The young man at the controls is ready to solo, so he is in there right now (rather pale isn't he?) to see how she runs. (there's some of the florist wire inside the prop too)

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2015 4:37 pm 
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It is looking VERY good! Another fine example of a FG model, with the added details. It makes the plane stand out.

Keep up the good work!

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2015 5:03 pm 
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Thank you!

I love your avatar, I could buzz him with the plane and have a real hoot I bet. :D

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:00 am 
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Very nice!

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:17 pm 
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Oh wow! I love the new engine idea. Your windshield brace was quite an ingenious solution to a rather troublesome situation. One thing I saw that you could add even more detail in the future is the landing gear struts/shocks. When I do these Cub models, I usually use skewer or toothpick (depending on scale) and wrap some paper around them for the shock bags. I color the wrap black/gray, and use colored Sharpies to match what ever color the struts need to be.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:26 pm 
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Thanks! I wish I had thought of that for the gear struts sooner.

I got the engine block and all 4 cylinders glued up today. Hopefully tomorrow it gets painted and the air cowls for the cylinders made. I think I will try bending some plastic model sprues for the exhaust pipes. I found that a candle will quickly heat the plastic and make it bendable.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:05 pm 
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I saw somewhere that a guy was using solder for exhaust pipes, it bends easy ;)

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 3:44 pm 
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Yes, it does bend nicely, but heavy... If the sprue doesn't work, I'll try that. Thanks for the propeller files too. I'll be building one.

The engine is complete except for painting and detailing. I had to see how it looks. It will work. It is nothing fancy, but it looks better than a cardboard box. Still need those exhaust pipes, plug wires and ducting though.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 8:08 pm 
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I had to dig, but I found a picture of the Cub's landing gear set up. Pretty simple. Just toothpicks, super glue, some paper strips and markers.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 9:58 pm 
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Thanks! It wouldn't be too hard to remove the existing struts, I may just do that. :D

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 1:44 pm 
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Ken that is one beautiful Cub. Much better then my first and only so far. Willy told how he did the wheels and it really worked for me. I cut out several layers of 110 lbs card stock paper a little larger then the tires and once dried put it on my Dremel and sanded it down to the size and shape and made sure they were smooth before I colored them black. His idea worked for me on other models as well. Can I ask where you got the stuffing for the horizontal stabilizer? I have a few wings that might help on my GeeBee's. When I have the time I want to come back to re-read this on your Piper. There are a lot of great ideas here. Thank you for sharing. Outstanding craftsmanship. wc

PS- What did you use for that clamp for holding the windshield together. I'm not sure I have seen one of those before. Thank again.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 1:57 pm 
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I've seen foam meat trays (not used of course) used to support things like this.


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