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« on: January 21, 2011, 10:08:42 PM »

I have been real busy lately, starting to slowly get back into RC. I have a few RC Cub kits around the house, of course they are all Cubs. I also have two old Cubs I built back in the late 80s and left with my uncle and will be getting them back. I had them all built but not ready for flight. One is the Sig 1/5 Cub and the other is the old Goldberg Cub. I just built the Great Planes Electric Cub that I bought on sale years ago.http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1373910

I normally build RC with white glue but I built this one with CA, will not do that again. Also I covered it with Monokote, man that is easier than tissue. This next Bostonian is a Boston Bullet that my Cousin designed, he was 11 and had published in MB back in 84. It was a great flyer and built light. I built mine just as he did and will begin covering tomorrow.
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« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2011, 10:09:34 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2011, 10:58:16 PM »

Cute plane. Talent must run in the family Cool.

Is the Goldberg Cub the Anniversary Edition one? If so I have one that I built 20 yrs ago, ready to cover. Last thing I had built before my 20yr hiatus. I'm planning to convert mine to electric but haven't got around to doing it. I'd be curious to hear if you have any plans for yours. Best.
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« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2011, 11:12:40 PM »

The Goldberg I built is all done and is going to an Airplane Hanger for display, already has the Gas Engine mounted. The Sig Cub is covered but still needs the details and engine.
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« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2011, 04:51:58 PM »

Finished the Boston Bullet, kept it the same color with the same details as shown in 1984. Final Weight is 14 grams. Covered with Esaki tissue and 2 coats of clear dope.
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« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2011, 05:24:35 PM »

I have the bones on this model done. I was hoping to fly it at Glastonbury. Intended to do it up as a Zippy Sport. Seeing yours in blue makes me realize it would really look the part! Nice job, as to your usual high standard. Hope it's a good flyer.
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« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2018, 11:00:50 AM »

Does anyone know if the Boston Bullet plans are available anywhere to download?
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« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2018, 12:15:26 PM »

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« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2018, 03:56:18 PM »

You say you used CA but won’t again.  I take it that this was a larger model (RC) but as a matter of interest what was the problem.  I would use white glue on anything much over say 20ins span but on the Bostonians for example I have built CA was fine.

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« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2018, 09:05:47 PM »

I really like white glues, makes for a clean straight build.  CA glues make me sniffle an cause my skin to itch so if I use CA I use the odorless stuff. I only use CA glue on gluing wired landing gear to balsa.
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