First New Cubby Frame . Now ZU-DRO

A 75% replica of the original J-3 Piper cub.

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Re: First New Cubby Frame . Now ZU-DRO

Unread postby JvTonder » Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:05 am

Very nice Jean, so what was the performance like with the VW motor and I see it is marked as a Cubby MK II so is this not the "Super Cubby" then?
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Unread postby Jean Crous » Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:11 pm

:D Hi Jv performance pretty much the same as older model in climb and take off, but cruise is somewhat faster due to the enclosed cowl and flatter rake of the front screen. We completed the engine mount for the Rotax 912S today, so now to paint the cradle, tomorrow we hang the Rotax on the firewall.
As we progress more photos will follow.
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Unread postby Jean Crous » Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:15 pm

912S engine mount. Beadblasted and ready for paint.
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Unread postby Jean Crous » Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:12 pm

:D As promised , here are some progress fotos of the 912 S installation.
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Unread postby RudiGreyling » Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:28 am

Netjies, ek hou van die MK II. Groete!
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Unread postby ppakotze » Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:21 am

Te stil hier, wys fotos!
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Unread postby Jean Crous » Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:04 pm

ppakotze wrote:Te stil hier, wys fotos!

:lol: :lol: Ja ek moet eers die tjek rekening gediens het :wink: :lol:
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Re: First New Cubby Frame . Now ZU-DRO

Unread postby Jean Crous » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:18 pm

Seeing as we are busy converting the Cubby to a Rotax engine, I thought it a good time to upgrade the whole tailgroup. :D :mrgreen: Some photos are soon to be added here to show the changes.
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Re: First New Cubby Frame . Now ZU-DRO

Unread postby Jean Crous » Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:49 pm

New tail feathers, trim tab twice the surface area as the old one, this will make it much more effective. It will hinge on a piano hinge, which also serves as a gapseal.
The elevators have horns for aerodynamic balancing, which makes for lighter stick forces.
The rudder is slightly bigger because of a rounded trailing edge, like the Supercub :mrgreen: The purpose is to morph the Cubby into a nicer, better aircraft, schooled more on the Supercub than the J3 Cub.
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