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« on: November 19, 2013, 05:40:09 PM »

There's a Bostonian competition at Clayton in February and with a briefly clear building board I've decided to make something to enter. I've never built a Bostonian before and am not really familiar with the class at all, but have been really taken with a few plump scale-like models in recent months; particularly George Kandylakis's Bellanca and Roman's Bostang. So, although it won't be competitive as a flyer I'm going down the same cute fat semi-scale route. I'm hoping I've read the Bostonian Walt Mooney rules correctly to make sure I'm meeting the dimension regulations (the rules are helpfully on the Clayton Flyer's website) and this is my rough drawing so far. It's based on a Piper Cub, and so is called 'The Chub'.
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« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2013, 06:08:15 PM »

I like it Pete ... don't want to spoil your fun, but there is a Bostonian Cub in the plans section I think. I like designing my own though ... the rules dictate the model quite well so you can never go far wrong!
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« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2013, 06:32:51 PM »

... don't know why I mentioned the other Bostonian Cub ... I'm sure you are aware of it and your interpretation has a completely different character.
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« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2013, 06:58:11 PM »

Thanks Russ. Yes I did see it- not fat enough for me!
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« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2013, 07:20:32 PM »

Got the logo worked out anyway.  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2013, 07:00:11 AM »

I  LIKE it!  Might be enough to cure my Cubophobia Wink!
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« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2013, 04:11:37 PM »

Nice, Pete! My boss owns two Cubs; one airworthy and one that has been in bits for years. I spent today removing the countless brackets, tubes cables etc. from one wing panel. If I so much as scratch the spruce spars, they will be written off. No pressure, then...

Cheers and good luck with this cutie,

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« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2013, 06:44:13 PM »

Thanks. Well, I hope no one ever lets me work on a real plane. I'd be bound to put something crucial on backwards or something.
Started this properly today. Got the drawing enlarged to 16" span and have the first side on the board already. Made a couple of small changes. A bit of sheeting at the nose, and flattened out the rear topside slope before the tail so as to have a level tailplane table. Also reduced the fin size (as it looked a bit too ridiculously big). Pics when I've got a bit more to show.
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« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2013, 05:11:12 PM »

Here is the fuselage so far. For a few reasons it's now half an inch shorter than originally drawn, so will look even chubbier than planned! They'll be another former added soon, but I'm going to bind the u/c wire to it before I fit it.
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« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2013, 05:16:30 PM »

You have certainly captured 'chunky' there Pete! ... will look great
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« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2013, 05:33:18 PM »

Cool!

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« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2013, 10:48:18 AM »

Pete, looks great! I like chubby airplanes Smiley

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« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2013, 04:52:00 PM »

A bit more progress.
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« Reply #13 on: December 11, 2013, 05:17:58 PM »

Nice, Pete! Is it going to be the classic Cub Yellow/black flash scheme?

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« Reply #14 on: December 11, 2013, 10:15:34 PM »

That could look great as an L-4 as well.
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« Reply #15 on: December 12, 2013, 03:16:55 AM »

I hadn't thought of the Grasshopper option, but yes, I intend to go for the classic yellow cub scheme, with black flash and a 'cub' (but 'chub') logo on the fin. At least it will be obvious what it is then!
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« Reply #16 on: December 17, 2013, 10:07:43 AM »

Wing now made, so here are a few mocked up pics. The wheels are just for effect as I'm making some chubbier ones with Depron. Minus the wheels the weight so far is 12g so I think I'm probably looking at a wing loading of about   Shocked g/sq inch.
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« Reply #17 on: December 17, 2013, 12:37:26 PM »



...probably looking at a wing loading of about   Shocked g/sq inch.

Haha, Looks great Pete  Smiley
I have a feeling my Cub may sidle up to yours for a photoshoot sometime - not much makes it look skinny  Grin
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« Reply #18 on: December 17, 2013, 01:28:03 PM »

How many 'Bostonian Boxes' is that carrying Pete?  Shocked

Looks great though  Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: December 17, 2013, 04:03:29 PM »

How many 'Bostonian Boxes' is that carrying Pete?

Let's just say I gave myself plenty of leeway!
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« Reply #20 on: December 19, 2013, 01:21:40 PM »

Reminds me of one of my plans to make a 'Thunderbird 2' Bostonian with a detachable 'bostonian box'  Roll Eyes (not the model ... just the 'box' conversation)
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« Reply #21 on: December 19, 2013, 01:24:29 PM »

.... BTW .... do we have to refer to you as 'The Scion' from now on?  Wink
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« Reply #22 on: December 19, 2013, 03:23:18 PM »

 Smiley I really like the Thunderbird idea. Do it!

Yes, I saw the 'scion' remark. It'll amuse my dynasty when I see him at Christmas.
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« Reply #23 on: January 04, 2014, 07:11:38 PM »

Covered, ready for a bit of shrinking.
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« Reply #24 on: January 05, 2014, 10:29:42 AM »

Great, if thats not chubby Wink Will look great in the air!
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