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« on: November 05, 2017, 12:13:55 PM »

This is my take on the Peck clipped wing Cub.  The build was started on Wednesday night and conducted by stealth and under cover of darkness due to being a birthday present for Gwyn Avenell of Avetek (Avalanche here on HPA).  Didn't quite get it finished in time but I presented him with these bones last night and then took them back to finish it off.

Gwyn is a master builder of large radio scale models.  To give some idea, his 1/4 scale Hawker Fury has actual aluminium panels all around the nose and forward fuselage formed by hand on an English wheel - that's dedication.  In recent times Gwyn's modelling interests have expanded to include Free Flight scale and indoor but I thought he needed some encouragement to try a Peanut - hence the Cub.

Construction is 1/20. ribs are thin indoor wood I had.  Weight so far is 2.2g so we could be looking at around 6g complete.  

One of the photos below is of a good source of wire for indoor use - guitar strings.  Really fine music wire.  I bought 3 strings the other day for a total of $6 at thicknesses of 0.2mm, 0.225mm and 0.25mm.  Ideal for peanut undercarriages
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« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2017, 05:52:28 PM »

Nice. Neat building.  Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2017, 05:36:39 PM »

just an update to close this out.  it came in at 6g  AUW. One brief trim flight revealed the need for a sliver of down thrust and a little less right rudder.  2nd flight  about 1000 turns (1/16 rubber).  After about 2 minutes into the flight it lodged in the top of a tree 12m up.  lashed together everything I could find and put a hook on it.  Unfortunately the branch came down with the model.....  End of story.
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« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2017, 04:01:04 AM »

That's a real bummer!

Any pics of the completed bird before it took to its tree?
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« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2018, 12:54:42 AM »

Sorry to hear of the accident...
Can the Pub be repaired?
I would also be looking forward to see a picture of the finished model.

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« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2018, 01:21:22 AM »

yes it can thanks.   one wing is ripped off halfway up its length.  one side of the TP is broken and one lower longeron is gone in the bay just aft of the wing.  Certainly repairable but i have to get in the mood.  I really hate re-work!!
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« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2018, 02:57:43 PM »

Best I can do I afraid - this progress pic was taken when it was getting close but not quite finished.
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« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2018, 03:00:15 PM »


Can the Pub be repaired?


We can repair to the pub...
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« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2018, 12:20:56 PM »

That's the best kind of repair!  Grin

PS The Pup look(ed) lovely!
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