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Scale World Models 1/3 Super Cub Project

Discussion in 'Giant / Scale Scratch and Kit Build Threads' started by Bartman, Jan 3, 2016.

  1. BalsaDust

    BalsaDust Moderator

    You need to get you a mobius for days when your by yourself. Just clip it on your hat and hit record.
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  2. Bartman

    Bartman Defender of the Noob!

    i actually have a hat clip for my GoPro and I've also got a Foxeer Legend that I haven't tried yet. maybe I'll do that :shake:
    BalsaDust likes this.
  3. Jetpainter

    Jetpainter 640cc Uber Pimp

    Chris, if you were going to buy a new Mobius which one would you get? I know you've said you wish yours wasn't a wide angle.
  4. Bartman

    Bartman Defender of the Noob!

    there are now multiple cameras like the Mobius. Foxeer Legend and RunCam 2 are two that come to mind

    along with Turnigy's HD WiFi Action Cam

    GoPro 3's are affordable on the used market and GoPro 4's are still the gold standard although Sony and just about everyone else are releasing their own versions. Ricoh just released one

    and here are search results from B&H for the name brand ones (215 search results!)
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/buy/S.../20184/N/4062787633?origSearch=action cameras
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  5. BalsaDust

    BalsaDust Moderator

  6. There is a pretty sweet software program out there that will process your raw video footage and take fisheye and other camera faults out automatically, just tell it what camera you used to shoot the footage. I met the guys at eFest this year, they gave me a free copy of it to try out.
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  7. Bartman

    Bartman Defender of the Noob!

    that would be ProDRENALIN that you are talking about, free trial is still available at www.prodrenalin.com
    49dimes and Decal Dennis like this.
  8. Bartman

    Bartman Defender of the Noob!

    As you saw (and I'm sure as you all remember so clearly!) in the intro video to this project where we looked at the contents of the giant box that everything came in, World Models includes a clear cowl that can be used to plan and perfect cowl openings before committing to cuts to the actual pre-painted cowl. It's a nice feature but since my engine pretty much fit entirely inside the cowl I only needed to cut a few penetrations and it was a lot easier to just use a method that I'm sure you guys also use which is to overlay cardboard like in the following photos.

    By first removing the mufflers, plug wires and spark plugs I was able to get the cowl into position and was able to locate the holes for the four screws that will hold the cowl in place.

    Next you remove the cowl and attach a strip of cardboard (I use cereal box cardboard partly because it's the perfect thickness and stiffness and partly because I LOVE CEREAL!) over the area where the hole will be cut. Attach the cardboard so that it can be folded back when the cowl is put into place. In the picture below, the cardboard had already been used on the other side so it has a few marks that don't make sense. The red dots though are supposed to mark the center of the spark plug hole even though the angle of the photo makes it look way off.

    Next you reattach the cowl and lay the cardboard into place so the marks can be transferred to the cowl.


    Now you just complete the layout of the opening and use your regular selection of tools to cut it out. I've been using a step drill bit to cut larger holes in fiberglass and clear plastic, which has been working well for me.


    The pre-painted cowl had a few chips and I used a red Sharpie to color in the white spots.

    Here are the same steps for the muffler cut out. I kept it kinda small because the sides of the cowl are open on the sides along the fuselage. I may still do custom mufflers for this plane but we'll see about that after the first few flights. I also minimized how much I cut for the exhaust outlets because I may need to cut more for custom mufflers if I decide to build them.

    Begin by making a few important marks

    and then add to them to make a pattern you can cut out and then transfer onto the actual cowl
    IMG_9538.JPG IMG_9539.JPG
    IMG_9540.JPG IMG_9543.JPG

    The opening for the muffler pipes wasn't perfect at first but it was close enough and only needed to be expanded a little front and back. IMG_9549.JPG

    I ran a nyrod with a quick link to the choke arm and set a grommet in the cowl to keep the nyrod from buzzing
  9. More great tips and how-to's. Thanks Bart!
  10. Bartman

    Bartman Defender of the Noob!

    Project's done and flying......don't believe me? Here's a photo from last week! I'm working on a final video and then an explanation about the little extra somthin' somethin' we're doing with it! In case you were wondering.....hell YES we're bringing it to Joe Nall Week!

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