Wattflyer RC Network: RC Universe :: RCU Magazine :: RCU Forums :: RCU Classifieds :: RCU User Reviews :: RCU YouTube
Home Who's Online Calendar Today's Posts RealTime Post Spy Mark Forums Read
Go Back   WattFlyer RC Electric Flight Forums - Discuss radio control eflight > Electric R/C Airplanes > ParkFlyers
Register Members List Wattflyer Extras Articles Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Social Groups

ParkFlyers Talk about all backyard and parkflyer aircraft here

Thank you for your support (hide ads)
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-16-2008, 09:17 PM   #1
jayxer
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 61
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
iTrader: (0)
Friends: (0)
Default SuperCub to Tri Pacer help

I'm looking at buying all the parts of a Super Cub, but modifying it to be a Piper Tri Pacer. Going to be giving it to my father as a gift, his dad had a red and white Tri Pacer a long time ago. My main concern is the CG of the plane as it is stock, to where it will be when a steerable nose gear is added. Any suggestions?

Going to get my dad into RC flight finally, he's always been into anything RC, does the car thing but I'm tired of him watching me fly all the time. So I'm going to teach him on my super cub, so if he crashes, no big deal! Then when I'm finished with the Tri Pacer, he should be good enough to handle it, and eventually we'll ad ailerons to it.
jayxer is offline  
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2008, 09:27 PM   #2
SkunkyMagoo
Newborn Rotorhead
 
SkunkyMagoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: So Cal
Posts: 1,142
View SkunkyMagoo's Gallery11
Thanked 72 Times in 70 Posts
Send a message via AIM to SkunkyMagoo
iTrader: (2)
Friends: (21)
Default

The CG of the airframe will remain the same. You will need to add weight to either side to balance the plane on the CG with all of the new hardware and weight up front.

TX | JR x9303
RW's | Vibe Fitty - Blade mSR
FW's | 64mm EDF Mirage 2000 - 64mm EDF F-5E Swiss Tiger
SkunkyMagoo is offline  
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2008, 09:43 PM   #3
WingingIt74
Member
 
WingingIt74's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Waterloo, IL
Posts: 410
Thanked 18 Times in 18 Posts
iTrader: (1)
Friends: (2)
Default

Funny that you mention that. I've been contemplating about making a Cessna 172 look like my grandpa's old plane. Although, would like to find a Bonanza A-36 to do as well.


The Tri-Pacer would also have the main Gear moved back a little. I met a WW2 pilot at an airshow once. He had one and called it Molly Milk Bucket, as it sat very similar to a 3 legged milk bucket stool.
WingingIt74 is offline  
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2008, 04:22 AM   #4
dk_aero
Member
 
dk_aero's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Bakersfield, CA
Posts: 236
View dk_aero's Gallery3
Thanked 23 Times in 23 Posts
iTrader: (0)
Friends: (3)
Default

I'd been thinking of the same with my SC... Gotta love that Tri-Pacer!

As previously stated, CG will remain the same... How the CG will be affected by moving the mains back behind the struts and the addition of the nose wheel remains unknown.


Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	1235527.jpg
Views:	143
Size:	12.0 KB
ID:	69590

"Always remember you're unique...Just like everyone else."

AMA 903496
dk_aero is offline  
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2008, 09:44 PM   #5
wingspann
Certified Codger
 
wingspann's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: NE Texas
Posts: 352
View wingspann's Gallery5
Thanked 19 Times in 18 Posts
iTrader: (0)
Friends: (2)
Default

I don't know how 'scale' you wanted to make it, but the Super Cub is a 2-place tandem plane. The Tri-Pacer is a 4-place. That means the Tri-Pacer fuselage is going to be wider than the Cub. The T-P also has shorter wings and fuselage than the Cub. Note also that the gear on the T-P is not just moved back a little, it's actually reversed. If you can find a Piper Pacer kit, then it would be the right proportions at least, and you could convert it to tricycle.

Good luck!

John
wingspann is offline  
  Reply With Quote
Reply

  WattFlyer RC Electric Flight Forums - Discuss radio control eflight > Electric R/C Airplanes > ParkFlyers

Tags
pacer , supercub , tri

« Previous Thread | Next Thread »

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tri-prop vs regular? Firestem4 Power Systems 5 07-24-2008 01:12 AM
Tri-blade rotorhead? rcheli82 General RC E-Heli Talk 14 09-25-2007 06:29 PM
Ford Tri-Motor macmaps Scale E-Powered Aircraft 7 02-06-2007 01:05 AM
Piper Tri-Pacer plan. rebell Scale E-Powered Aircraft 0 12-31-2005 07:06 AM
tri plane big daddy Beginners 10 10-26-2005 05:47 PM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 04:57 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2005 WattfFlyer.com
RCU Eflight HQ

Charities we support Select: Yorkie Rescue  ::  Crohn's & Colitis Foundation



Page generated in 0.21298 seconds with 30 queries