First New Cubby Frame . Now ZU-DRO

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First New Cubby Frame . Now ZU-DRO

Unread post by Jean Crous » Sun Oct 25, 2015 10:49 am

:) I collected the first of our new model frames from our CAA certified welder near Cape town.At my workshop we have a Super Cub of a friend of mine, which I used to compare our Cubby against. Much to my surprise the following was determined :Cabin length from the firewall to the rear seat backrest is 2mm shorter than the Super Cub. The cabin width over the shoulder of the pilot (front seat) is the same as the S-Cub. The bottom of the door opening we have enlarged , it is 95mm bigger than the S-Cub. The door height is 15mm smaller than the S-Cub.
The firewall has been widened to facilitate an enclosed engine installation, so a sleeker look is obtained and aerodynamically cleaner for less drag. Looks more like a S-Cub 8) .
Main gearlegs on the taildragger have been lengthened by 100mm, same length as the Bushbaby tailie legs.

All round I think this will be what the Cubby should have been from the start 8)
I will add some fotos later after the frame has been painted.
And .....YES it is available as a KIT :mrgreen:

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Re: First New Cubby Frame !

Unread post by Pilot Dreamer » Fri Nov 06, 2015 12:16 pm

Lekker Jean. I think this will be one sexy little plane. Can't wait to see the end product.

Good luck with the final development and assembly.
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Unread post by Jean Crous » Fri Nov 06, 2015 6:03 pm

:D Thanks Julian, you must drop in again when next you in the area and come see for yourself .
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Re: First New Cubby Frame !

Unread post by bullet » Sun Nov 15, 2015 12:57 pm

John, how about a pic or two of the airframe? :)
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Unread post by Jean Crous » Wed Nov 18, 2015 10:12 pm

bullet wrote:John, how about a pic or two of the airframe? :)
Hi Bullet, as soon as we are done with a bit of fiddeling and painted the frame , with controls installed , then yes by all means I will post photos of how the build goes.
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Re: First New Cubby Frame !

Unread post by bullet » Thu Nov 19, 2015 5:29 am

Thanks Jean.
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Unread post by JvTonder » Thu Nov 19, 2015 11:24 am

bullet wrote:Thanks Jean.
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Unread post by bullet » Tue Nov 24, 2015 5:57 am

:wink: :lol:
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Re: First New Cubby Frame !

Unread post by robertnobody » Tue Aug 16, 2016 3:06 pm

Any photos to post on the New Cubby frame and build?
Looking forward to seeing.
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Unread post by Jean Crous » Sun Aug 21, 2016 3:49 pm

:lol: :lol: Soon ,we are quite busy. There is also a "program " to upgrade the older Cubby to the new look, we are busy with one, and soon to start on a second one. I will post some fotos in a week or two.
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Re: First New Cubby Frame !

Unread post by ppakotze » Tue Aug 23, 2016 3:02 pm

What engine sizes/types ?
Will it have flaps like a super cub?

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Re: First New Cubby Frame !

Unread post by Mikee » Tue Aug 23, 2016 3:18 pm

Any pictures, common belief is that if there are no pics it aint happening :mrgreen:
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Unread post by Jean Crous » Wed Aug 24, 2016 8:56 pm

Mikee wrote:Any pictures, common belief is that if there are no pics it aint happening :mrgreen:
:lol: :lol: :lol: I have pics, just too busy to load them. Ok , Ok I will try my best to load them this week.
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Unread post by Jean Crous » Wed Aug 24, 2016 9:07 pm

ppakotze wrote:What engine sizes/types ?
Will it have flaps like a super cub?

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Engine options will be Revmaster R2300, Rotax 912, Camit 85Hp and 125 Hp , Rotax 582, D-Motor , and UL Power.
It will have flaps yes, in future there will be an electrical jackscrew for the trim on the horizontal stabilizer . Present models will have an electrical trim on the left elevator, instead of the cable operated one of the old models.
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Unread post by Jean Crous » Sun Aug 28, 2016 12:08 pm

:D Ok, here we go . Some pics will follow showing the wider firewall, and a bigger door , a 5 point engine mount, cowls similar to the Rans S7, and a "Super Cub" 80% scale nose "bowl", also an opening window on the left of the cockpit. Enjoy :mrgreen:
Notice the firewall is the same width as the cockpit over the instrument panel. Longer main gear legs give a better stance.
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