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« on: May 11, 2020, 08:52:02 AM »

I've been having a lot of fun flying the pistachio Pawnee in my living room, So I thought that I would build another pistachio.

Decided on a Piper Cub.

Here are the bones, and the covered components

weight at the moment is 0.7g hoping I can get it under 1.5 g all up



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« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2020, 09:15:28 AM »

   Super job, really admire your skills to build that small and light. look forward to the flight vid.
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« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2020, 11:15:42 AM »

That looks great Korale!  Nice minimal/light structure.  Should do well.  I like building wings for indoor models around a form, as you have done--.  My first experience with that technique was a Micro-X kit for an Easy B.
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« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2020, 02:45:31 PM »

Very nice!
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« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2020, 06:22:52 PM »

That looks great Korale!  Nice minimal/light structure.  Should do well.  I like building wings for indoor models around a form, as you have done--.  My first experience with that technique was a Micro-X kit for an Easy B.

At this size building around forms is easier than using pins to hold the parts, on this build the tailplane was built on the inside of the form as I could not get it to work any other way i tried.
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« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2020, 08:45:14 AM »

Did the front struts, landing gear struts and windows,

wheels have been built and need to be painted. I'm not too happy with the noseblock, might build another, will sleep on it

weight at the moment with the wheels is 806mg   
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« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2020, 10:18:14 AM »

Impressively light!  Where did you source the window material?  it's always hard to find light/suitable material for extra-small models. 
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« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2020, 05:58:06 PM »

I used something new (for me) for the window material, the plastic window you get in envelopes. This one is not perfectly transparent, its slightly opaque but it seems to work better because you can see that there is something there.   
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« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2020, 02:31:28 PM »

that looks so cute and you have one a great job keeping the mass low.
I'd be really interested in the prop design.
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« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2020, 06:37:26 PM »

Nothing fancy about the prop,

I though I'd have a go at carving one, this the smallest prop I've ever carved. Still have to to the glue in the bushing and do a little more shaping around the hub area.

If this does not work too well I will build a spar and blade prop.
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« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2020, 07:40:06 AM »

Almost done, need to make a propshaft and freewheel ramp.

Should be able to start flight testing soon.
finished weight should be a little over one gram .
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« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2020, 05:51:07 AM »

Finished!

https://youtu.be/1NabX0P21FY
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« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2020, 06:02:12 AM »

Fantastic! What size rubber motor did you use?
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« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2020, 06:22:01 AM »

9cm  loop of 0.4 mm
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« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2020, 09:22:36 AM »

Well done.

Paul  Grin
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« Reply #15 on: May 17, 2020, 09:43:00 AM »

Fantastic effort, I admire your skills, kudos
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« Reply #16 on: May 17, 2020, 10:35:21 AM »

Very nicely done, and great flights!
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« Reply #17 on: May 17, 2020, 03:55:41 PM »

Great flights! Both thumbs up!
ian
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« Reply #18 on: May 18, 2020, 05:11:54 AM »

Well done Korale. What a neat little indoor model and your prop worked well!.

John
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« Reply #19 on: May 18, 2020, 08:13:20 AM »

 Amazing!!  No way my fumble fingers could do that!!
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« Reply #20 on: June 23, 2020, 01:02:55 PM »

Truly amazing!!! I have MUCH to learn! You folks making props REALLY impress me.
Guess I need to start with a peanut to get started.
I'm usually happy getting a paper airplane to fly. LOL!
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« Reply #21 on: June 25, 2020, 07:12:38 PM »

It’s gorgeous...you have inspired me to build a pistachio scale model too, getting prepped for thr Heath Parasol!
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