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Old 09-27-2011, 12:05 PM   #1
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Default 1/4 scale Balsa USA Cub build.

I thought some people might be interested in this build, so here it is. This kit is turning out to be different than any kit I have built before. I am also changing some things, so that makes it even more interesting. Here is the start of it with my "helper" doing some sanding. Also, the landing gear that I will get into later. If there is anything you would like to see or explained, just let me know.
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Old 09-27-2011, 02:15 PM   #2
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I will watch with great interest. I am about 80% done building my fuse.

Keep the pics coming.
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Old 09-27-2011, 03:34 PM   #3
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I will watch with great interest. I am about 80% done building my fuse.

Keep the pics coming.
Here are some more pics. Interesting build with the window jambs 1/8" out from the fuse.
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Old 09-27-2011, 03:36 PM   #4
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Top structure built and installed. Stringers installed. Looking like a cub.
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Old 09-27-2011, 03:38 PM   #5
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Making room for the DLE30.
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Old 09-27-2011, 03:40 PM   #6
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Tail feathers.
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Old 09-27-2011, 03:42 PM   #7
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Here is how I did my door. I used magnets from Hobby Lobby that hold the bottom door closed. I also used some small brass hinges from Hobby Lobby. There are stops on the back of the window so the bottom door holds the window door closed. There are some stops on the frame that keep the window from going into the fuse. It is very secure.
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Old 09-27-2011, 03:45 PM   #8
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This is the front access hatch so I can put everything up front and have good access to it. I plan on putting a cover over the hole in the cockpit that is under the dash, so I needed easy access to the front. I assembled the fuse per the plans and then replaced the bottom 1/4" balsa with this hatch.
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Old 09-27-2011, 03:47 PM   #9
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Here is where I put the elevator and rudder servos. It will be a straight shot for all of the control rods. I installed a rear access hatch to have access to these servos.
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Old 09-27-2011, 03:51 PM   #10
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This is how I did my choke and throttle servo. The choke is manual. I was planning on adding the "fuel level indicator", so I put a rod down through the fuse that connects to an arm that actuates the choke. I used an arm and guide from a trainer plane front wheel mount and steering arm. It worked out perfectly.
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Old 09-27-2011, 03:59 PM   #11
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I forgot to list what components will be used.

BUSA cub
DLE30
Slimline pitts muffler
Vess 19A
Tru Turn Cub spinner
21st Century cub yellow fabric covering
Life Source 3200mAh battery
Ibec for ignition
Robart Cub landing gear
Scale tailwheel
4 1/2" cub tires
Fiberglass cowl from BUSA
Scale engine kit from BUSA
JTEC dash panel
Robart control horns
Servos
5245 on elevators
5665 on ailerons and rudder
5495 on throttle
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Old 09-27-2011, 05:10 PM   #12
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the choke rod is cool
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Old 09-27-2011, 07:20 PM   #13
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the choke rod is cool
Thanks. I can't wait until I am ready to sheet the top and get it finished. I will paint it red like the real one.
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Old 09-27-2011, 08:42 PM   #14
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I got started on the wings tonight. They are building real easy. I think I am getting an "eye migrane" as I can not see anything in my periphery.
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Old 09-27-2011, 08:44 PM   #15
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This is what I was copying when I came up with the idea.

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