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X cub making progress

Discussion in 'Giant / Scale ARF Build Threads' started by Thomas tetrault, Mar 30, 2019.

  1. AKNick

    AKNick 150cc

    I've done both, and prefer the canopy glue because it cleans up better and has a harder hold than clear silicone. Because silicone has a rubberish feel when it's cured, when wiping down your plane with a towel will stick to it and rub it off potentially. You could fill larger gaps with silicone if needed, but the initial bond - RC56 for the win.
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  2. Some more work accomplished. Windows and front windshield installed..front windshield I screwed on turned out nice and clean. Got my floats from Mark at seaplane supply! There very well cut and got them joined today and just now glued in center spar..Got to love that gorilla glue, just as much as expanding foam! Lol. Floats lots to do yet.. 20190404_201804.jpg 20190404_201818.jpg 20190404_201937.jpg
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  3. Set my plane on floats to day to see where front ply plates need located. Float step 1/2 inch behind cg..have to construct rear brace to floats. I think she looks great on her pontoons!

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  4. Got some work done on my xcub.x been working on the float mounts. Made some aluminum brackets and cross braces. Ran out of balsa and ply to finish sheeting right float. Made cross braces from some white oak I had and put an airfoil profile on it..now have to come up with those diagonal struts that go from front gear to aft gear..Just been studying pictures of the real x cub on floats and going with that.

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  5. Snoopy1

    Snoopy1 640cc Uber Pimp

    Nice work floats look good on the cub.
  6. Hi!
    Hey... it's difficult to do twice and sometimes three times the work of build and record.
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  7. But for the rest of us, thanks for keeping up the build. The plane is great as is the floats! Have you or will you share power plant!
  8. Jay putting an eme 70cc twin with electric start.!
  9. Your decision, my friend, is totally awesome!
    My build/fly experience level consists of three scratch built 1/3 scale Piper Cubs.
    Used the G-62 with the exhaust routed around and out as in scale to real bird.
    Isn't this a fantastic hobby?!!
    Now... get back to work and don't forget the photos!
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  10. Ok well got some work done on my cowl..looks scale to me think it turned out good!!:epic:

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