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03-27-2018, 06:33 PM
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Posted By solentlife

The Cub and Tiger Moth kits have been revamped by...

The Cub and Tiger Moth kits have been revamped by the factory correcting some of the mistakes in these.

Nigel
03-25-2018, 06:42 AM
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Posted By solentlife

I have various 3D additions for the cowl which I...

I have various 3D additions for the cowl which I will post up once I get back home ... I'm in Dubai at present on business.

The best cowl is in fact the E-Flite cowl as that has the engine...
09-26-2016, 08:04 PM
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Posted By solentlife

Here she goes .... txyYasxI0I0 Nigel

Here she goes ....

txyYasxI0I0

Nigel
09-23-2016, 05:17 PM
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Posted By solentlife

Hi all .... interested to know who is still...

Hi all .... interested to know who is still flying their J3 ?

Mine is still going ... and will get another day out tmrw ... 24 Sept. 2016 ..... not bad considering I started this thread quite a...
10-11-2015, 05:40 PM
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Posted By solentlife

Hi Norbert ... I think you will struggle to get...

Hi Norbert ... I think you will struggle to get her CoG right at such lightweight ...

Nigel
02-07-2015, 03:25 PM
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Posted By solentlife

Fitted the E-Flight Cub cowl today ..... real...

Fitted the E-Flight Cub cowl today ..... real nice piece of work.

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Models/J3%20Cub%20kit/New%20Cowl/Cubnewcowl1_zps27134d0f.jpg...
03-06-2014, 03:38 PM
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Posted By solentlife

The rear wheel is a personal choice ... ...

The rear wheel is a personal choice ...

For a safer and less stress version for rudder :

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/nluther/Models/tail-wheellink.jpg...
03-06-2014, 01:15 PM
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Posted By solentlife

Ok - the wedges that are glued in place to 'round...

Ok - the wedges that are glued in place to 'round and fair' in tail should actually go on AFTER stabiliser is glued in place ...

See my attached photos ...

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03-06-2014, 12:05 PM
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Posted By solentlife

Sorry you have me confused - I am not sure I...

Sorry you have me confused - I am not sure I understand what you mean.

The stabiliser sits on a flat area at tail end of fuselage ... see post #16

Nigel
03-06-2014, 11:36 AM
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Posted By solentlife

I have to admit that I am now having a devils own...

I have to admit that I am now having a devils own job trying to get her consistently flying !

She has a mind of her own ... she'll take off and then fall to left .... I straighten her out .....
03-06-2014, 11:33 AM
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Posted By solentlife

The fin is one piece .... the Rudder is two...

The fin is one piece .... the Rudder is two pieces.

Glue the small top forward piece to the rudder - so you get what you have in your photo ... allowing a small gap of course between it and the...
09-14-2013, 04:44 AM
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Posted By solentlife

I put the GB reg on nearly all my planes.......

I put the GB reg on nearly all my planes.... basically a reminder of UK and the NCL is my initials.
I also on other models have RC-LV..... based on RC in Latvia where I live.

Nigel
09-14-2013, 04:41 AM
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Posted By solentlife

There should be 2 flat side and one curved front...

There should be 2 flat side and one curved front window.

A good material to make windows from : x-ray sheet...... if you have a friend who works in a hospital!

Nigel
08-29-2013, 07:45 AM
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Posted By solentlife

For a few days since Saldus.... the J3 has been a...

For a few days since Saldus.... the J3 has been a pain to get in the air. she would leave ground and immediately bank left and cartwheel. I checked all surfaces, found slight twist in wing possibly...
08-25-2013, 10:36 AM
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Posted By solentlife

Saldus 24 Aug 2013 .... ...

Saldus 24 Aug 2013 ....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHBADkWhd-g&feature=youtu.be

As you see at start - I make silly error of forgetting the loads of rudder I have on left stick to counter...
08-24-2013, 06:31 PM
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Posted By solentlife

Drove 2 hrs across country to fly at another...

Drove 2 hrs across country to fly at another venue today ... and took the Cub. Wind was expected to be moderate - but I thought inland may be better.

Last flight of day - I decided to give her a...
08-21-2013, 01:31 PM
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Posted By solentlife

Here's her successful maiden .... ...

Here's her successful maiden ....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVtpF0cEoX8&feature=youtu.be

She was cross-wind on take-off and not knowing well enough her rudder authority - let her yaw ......
08-21-2013, 10:29 AM
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Posted By solentlife

Not one to hide my mistakes .... here's my stupid...

Not one to hide my mistakes .... here's my stupid first attempt.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oyny5F9WhFg&feature=youtu.be

Basically - when I set her up - I had noticed a left bias in the...
08-20-2013, 05:20 PM
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Posted By solentlife

SUCCESS ... repaired ... reset ailerons ... back...

SUCCESS ... repaired ... reset ailerons ... back to field ....

Video being sorted at this moment.

She flew well ... very light for that big wing. She floats on ... stall is straight and nose...
08-20-2013, 12:36 PM
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Posted By solentlife

mmmmm not so goood maiden .... Decided...

mmmmm not so goood maiden ....

Decided that today was the day ... checked all at home .. went to gravel road site ... too many stones and holes in gravel road ... so went to secondary rough...
08-20-2013, 08:35 AM
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Posted By solentlife

The trace wire in fact stiffens that lot up...

The trace wire in fact stiffens that lot up considerably ... It would be as stiff as you using CF. The trace wire is 50lb nylon coated steel. The crimps are the matching ones so designed for same...
08-19-2013, 06:30 PM
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Posted By solentlife

Final details .. AUW not incl LiPo : 650 gr...

Final details ..

AUW not incl LiPo : 650 gr

Motor : Turnigy D2826-10 1400kv
ESC : 25A HK - I may increase this later as I think she is a little warm after testing...
7x5 prop - draws 18.5A...
08-19-2013, 05:15 PM
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Posted By solentlife

The window glazing annoys me and niggles me to...

The window glazing annoys me and niggles me to sort a better way.

The problem stems from the framework not being flush to fit the acetate. Some are formers inside the fuselage line - others are...
08-19-2013, 03:47 PM
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Posted By solentlife

Tried various to get the strut covering to sort...

Tried various to get the strut covering to sort ... but it was a difficult job.

With iron on film - it kept crinkling at near to fuselage as it had nothing to hold to. So in the end I bound the...
08-19-2013, 08:33 AM
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Posted By solentlife

OK ... I searched through my "it may come in...

OK ... I searched through my "it may come in handy one day bins" and found :
...
08-19-2013, 06:55 AM
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Posted By solentlife

For the U/C cross pieces - I will use wire trace...

For the U/C cross pieces - I will use wire trace going from each rod joint near the wheels... across and up to post front leg. the bungee part is the one I haven't decided yet. I don't want it too...
08-18-2013, 07:08 PM
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Posted By solentlife

Maxflyer ....... no need to apologise ! It is...

Maxflyer ....... no need to apologise ! It is planned to do this.

I am waiting for the trace wire to arrive so I can do the U/C cross wires. The 'bulges' on the wires ... needs thought.

Any...
08-18-2013, 01:31 PM
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Posted By solentlife

No such luck .... wind was picking up on way to...

No such luck .... wind was picking up on way to site ... by time I unloaded car it was too much for the Cub.

Nigel
08-18-2013, 10:12 AM
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Posted By solentlife

Hopefully today she gets her maiden - IF the wind...

Hopefully today she gets her maiden - IF the wind holds of ... we have a couple hours window according to Windguru ...

Video if she does ..

Nigel
08-17-2013, 03:20 PM
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Posted By solentlife

Tks riverrat .... was beginning to think I was...

Tks riverrat .... was beginning to think I was alone !!

I just hope she flies as well as she looks.

CoG ... she balances with 1300 up to incl. 2200 3S ... even an 800 is still within...
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