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Dec 23rd, 2017 at 10:57pm
 
Well, I dug out the Trillium Balsa 1/3 Scale Cub today to start the modernization process - out goes the small servos, cheap Rx and kill switches and the Zenoah G-62. This plane is probably about 20 years old but is still in good condition. Covering is Super Shrink Coverite.

Wingspan: 140 3/4 inches
Weight: 36 pounds

Still looking at potential engines but I may go with the EME 70 Twin if it will fit.

BTW  - CF-KQK was the ID on my Dad's full-scale Piper Cub when I was about 10 years old.
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Reply #1 - Dec 23rd, 2017 at 11:51pm
 
It'll be neat to see the old girl out again Steve.
Don't know why you're taking the G62 off though, but then again I'm an old dinosaur and like them.  Smiley
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Reply #2 - Dec 24th, 2017 at 6:26am
 
G-62 may go back in, Glen. The only thing I don't like is that it's hard to start. I will probably add a CH Ignition to solve that issue. The EME 70 is too large - about 1.5" of cylinder head would stick each side of the cowl. The other issue is the cowl itself. It's cut out for the G-62 so I would have to do a lot of work to make it look presentable.

$$$-wise, it makes sense to just add the CH Ignition. This is supposed to be a "cheap" make-over. I have everything else in stock except for the ignition.
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Reply #3 - Dec 24th, 2017 at 7:33am
 
Love the Cub!. They always look stately in the air. This is a great project for all us dinosaurs Steve...
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Reply #4 - Dec 24th, 2017 at 11:36am
 
You should look at this as well :
http://www.sdshobby.com/engine-fuel-accessories/ignition-system-starter-system/g...

Then you can use the same ignition boxes that come on most engines nowadays.
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From 1997...
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Reply #6 - Dec 29th, 2017 at 7:46am
 
Great project to resurrect from the closet!  Now I want one of those also...

Starting to look like the planes for next year are going to be big ones.

PS I see you have the body swaying landing technique also...LOL
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Reply #7 - Dec 29th, 2017 at 2:09pm
 
Steve, who's that young guy with the big Cub? lol
I think the body sway means your just working the rudder pedals....
Nice project!!
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Reply #8 - Dec 29th, 2017 at 7:01pm
 
Grin Grin I'll have you know that is a patented technique to enhance flying a Cub in high wind. It helps tune the wind direction in accordance with the earth's magnetic field and my shaky knees.  Wink Wink

Not really sure who the young guy was ... must have been some loser that was hanging around the field.  Grin
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Reply #9 - Dec 29th, 2017 at 7:06pm
 
I said the PLANE looks stately in the air  Angry
Absolutely NO comment on that poor unsteady sod flying the thing.... Roll Eyes
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Reply #10 - Jan 19th, 2018 at 8:53am
 
New ignition is on and working. Don't know why the simplest jobs take me soooooo long.

Probably took 1/2 a pound or more off the engine and it should start easily now.
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Looks great Steve, which kit did you go with for the conversion ?
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Reply #12 - Jan 19th, 2018 at 5:01pm
 
Bought the system from CH Ignitions. They are now the distributor for RCexl so the system included a RCexl ignition box, the pickup you noted above and the new hub for the G-62. Simple system and easy to install - took me longer to find my puller than to do the install  Wink Wink Wink - $75.00.
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Stronger, lighter and best of all no more sore arms!
All for 75 bucks. Why wouldn't Zenoah do that from the start. Wall Bash Smiley
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MAYDAY - MAYDAY - MAYDAY

Had to call these guys in tonight...
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Apparently, you can get too old to fly a CUB Grin Grin Grin I think it's 20 years plus one day. Lifeflight didn't make it in time. Sad

Trying to make a slight adjustment and his damn head fell off...
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At 1/3 scale does he qualify as a "Wooley Mamouth?"
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Steve Mosher wrote on Feb 8th, 2018 at 9:00pm:
Apparently, you can get too old to fly a CUB Grin Grin Grin I think it's 20 years plus one day. Lifeflight didn't make it in time. Sad

Trying to make a slight adjustment and his damn head fell off...


SmileyRemind me to be in the next province if you ever go for a big adjustment on something .
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Reply #18 - Mar 16th, 2018 at 3:18pm
 
Steve, did your pilot ever collect his head?
Any progress on your Cub?
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Reply #19 - Mar 17th, 2018 at 7:52am
 
Poor guy never got his head re-attached. Rubber just crumbled.  Smiley

Ready to go (without a pilot though) - still Cub Yellow.
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