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Old 08-24-2008, 01:52 PM
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Default Super Cub firewall

How does one remove the firewall on the SuperCub? I KNOW there's 4 pins that hold it into the fuselage but it seems to be glued/taped in as well.Has anyone come accross this?
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Old 08-27-2008, 07:44 PM
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Default Forget about it...

There is no WAY that the firewall can be removed that I can tell. It's put on with 4 long pins that go into the fuselage.....BUT...it's applied with some kind of plastic caulk type of stuff and I can see no way to remove it without destroying the fuselge in the process.
My wonderment is in why do they even make the part if it can't be changed?
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Old 09-02-2008, 03:51 AM
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Hello Zoo,

I have a Supercub and am no expert but have made a couple of "upgraded" motor mounts for it ..

Can I ask you why you want to remove that part ? Is there some way to work around removing it to achieve what you want ??

Thanks .... Nosy.. Don J.
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Old 03-03-2009, 07:54 PM
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Hi... I just crashed my Super Cub and the Firewall cracked and fell off from the Fuse. I bought a replacement for it, however, there does not seem to be a way to remove the engine because it is too wide and does not fit through the hole supplied in the firewall, another stroke of genius. Has anyone ever done this without removing the solder and re-soldering it back?
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Old 03-03-2009, 08:01 PM
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Have you ever found out how to do this, I have to replace my firewall, it broke entirely in a crash, but the motor does not fit through the firewall?
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Old 03-04-2009, 02:01 PM
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Soldering is part of this hobby. Best learn how to do it now.

re the firewall, sorry ...I never had to remove mine. Most glues can be cut with an Exacto knife carefully applied. If not that, then a heated blade, carefully slid around the mount... may slice it off. I often heat up a box cutter or Exacto knife with a heat gun/blow drier/propane torch. Be careful and don't melt too much foam, though. Rich
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Old 03-04-2009, 04:31 PM
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Default RE: Super Cub Firewall replacement

Thank you so much for your reply, I appreciate it. Actually, the firewall came off & cracked in the accident and I am trying to figure out how to put the new one back. I guess I will use the old standby, 5 minute epoxy, that should work. I did have to use the soldering iron, so again, thanks for the advise... Also, I learned that I could have avoided all the damage by turning off the motor prior to impact. It was the spinning prop hitting the ground that caused all the damage...
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Old 03-06-2009, 02:40 PM
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Consider using prop savers (not prop adapters) if you can. Something similar to this (see below) will save lots of broken parts, and even the prop itself much of time. www.lazertoyz.com Rich
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Old 03-06-2009, 03:03 PM
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Default OK, Thanks, I'll try that...

Thanks Rich, I have never seen anything like that before, I'll give it a try. I love this site as there are so many people here that are willing to help a new or experienced user... Thanks again
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Old 03-07-2009, 07:13 PM
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Yep, a prop saver and an O ring can save you a ton of money in new props.

It will also allow you to land and fly again quickly. I spent lots of $$$'s on props and lots of time changing props before I found out about them. Rich
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Old 03-07-2009, 09:24 PM
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Zoo, To remove the motor mount is not so hard!!!! Just peal off as much of the old white caulk as you can then pull the old mount off. I used A hot glue gun to remount my motor mount. Good luck from the ZOOK
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Old 03-08-2009, 09:26 PM
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Hi, thanks for the info... I never thought of using a hot glue gun, I did not think it was strong enough to hold the spinning motor. I am going to try that since I have not re-attached the motor to the firewall, to the fuse. I am just a little concerned about doing it because a few small pieces of the foam have broken off and I am worried about getting the fit just right or the motor will be a little off center and I am sure that would not be a good thing...
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Old 03-08-2009, 10:59 PM
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Zoo, Trust me hot glue will hold your motor mount! Also if you crash another you can Peel if off and replace it again, also if will fill in some missing foam. Blue sky's from the north west gerogia mt's
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Old 03-09-2009, 05:15 PM
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CAREFULL... Many regular hot melt glue guns will melt the foam first!

I use a dual heat gun ( Wal-Mart....about ten bucks) and use only the lower setting for foam work. I love low-temperature hot-melt glue...Rich
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I use Gorilla glue when I had to replace my firewall. It foams up and fills in the gaps of missing foam. At this point in time 1/2 of the the first .5 inch of my cub is made from gorilla glue.

I leave it as an excercise to look up on wattflyer how to correctly use gorilla glue.
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Old 03-09-2009, 08:10 PM
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Originally Posted by richg99 View Post
CAREFULL... Many regular hot melt glue guns will melt the foam first!

I use a dual heat gun ( Wal-Mart....about ten bucks) and use only the lower setting for foam work. I love low-temperature hot-melt glue...Rich
Hi... thanks for the Heads Up, I never would have suspected that...
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Originally Posted by constantCrash View Post
I use Gorilla glue when I had to replace my firewall. It foams up and fills in the gaps of missing foam. At this point in time 1/2 of the the first .5 inch of my cub is made from gorilla glue.

I leave it as an excercise to look up on wattflyer how to correctly use gorilla glue.
Thanks for the Info... there are multiple kinds of gorilla glue, I'll try to check it out...
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