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Title: CUB FUN-DAY July 2nd 2017
Post by: bweaver on June 13, 2017, 12:38:35 pm

Let's have a CUB FUN-DAY on Sunday July 2nd from 1 p.m. on!

What an iconic aircraft the Piper Cub is!  Let's celebrate this fantastic aircraft by having a Cub Fun-Day at TEMAC Rogo Field.

It was this plane that got me into aviation and model aircraft...  I've never looked back. (Well only on occasion.)

Bring your Cub to the field.

If you don't have a CUB of any sort, any 'yellow aircraft' will do.

If you don't have a CUB or a 'yellow aircraft' any 'high-wing aircraft' will do.

If you don't have a CUB, 'yellow aircraft' or 'high-wing aircraft' any aircraft with a wing or two will do.

Just come out.  Have fun flying and enjoy the company of all the other TEMAC members that can make it.



Title: Re: CUB FUN-DAY July 2nd 2017
Post by: Wingnutz on June 15, 2017, 07:38:16 pm
Great idea Bruce! As long as the weather is decent, I'll be there!
There were/are several versions of the "Cub" but probably the best known is the yellow J-3. While some sources say the J-3 first flew in 1938, a few list 1937 as the beginning of J-3 production, making 2017 the 80th birthday of the J-3! Happy Birthday!
Will change to Canadian markings on my Carbon Cubs to add Canadian content to this event, the day after Canada's 150th birthday!
With all these high number birthdays to celebrate, suddenly I don't feel so old! ;D
Title: Re: CUB FUN-DAY July 2nd 2017
Post by: Frank v B on June 20, 2017, 10:31:55 pm
Bruce,

I'll try to be there.  I have an L4 Grasshopper.  It doesn't like me (???) but I will try my best to have it behave.

Frank
Title: Re: CUB FUN-DAY July 2nd 2017
Post by: bweaver on June 21, 2017, 08:09:25 am
The video below depicts a young mans first flight in a Piper Cub. 

I was around seven.  Fortunately for me my next door neighbor owned one.  No one in his family liked to fly... so I would get invited to go along on occasion. 

He had it hangered at Buttonville.  At the time it was a very small airport.  We would fly to various airports around the area.  Land there. I would have a hot chocolate and we would take off and return home. Yes on beautiful days we would fly with the door open too.  Because I was small at the time (can you imagine) I occupied the front seat.  On a number of times I was allowed to fly it. (At least I thought I was).

Loved this plane.  Loved the experience.  Still love the plane. Thanks Uncle Wally and Piper.

Don't forget, a week from Sunday is Cub Fun Day at TEMAC.  Get your Cub(s) primed and ready to fly.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMm1oJQQlOw
Title: Re: CUB FUN-DAY July 2nd 2017
Post by: BJROB on June 21, 2017, 11:45:13 am
OH Yah lets fly some cubs...
great video too
Title: Re: CUB FUN-DAY July 2nd 2017
Post by: Wingnutz on June 24, 2017, 06:49:21 am
In 1937/38, a brand new J3 sold for $1000-$2000 USD...
Title: Re: CUB FUN-DAY July 2nd 2017
Post by: Frank v B on June 24, 2017, 04:27:07 pm
Mr. Nutz,

Now a quarter scale electric model with brand name equipment goes for $1,000- $2,000!.

Of course in 1938 you would be wealthy if you pulled in $1,000 per year. ;D 

Frank
Title: Re: CUB FUN-DAY July 2nd 2017
Post by: sihinch on June 24, 2017, 05:01:09 pm
I can offer a quarter scale model with brand name equipment for just $600!
Title: Re: CUB FUN-DAY July 2nd 2017
Post by: Wingnutz on June 24, 2017, 09:40:46 pm
I can offer a quarter scale model with brand name equipment for just $600!
Maybe you should hang on to the quarter scale model Simon...at the same rate as the 1937 J3, your $600 model will be worth $45,000 in eighty years and you get to fly it in the meantime!
Title: Re: CUB FUN-DAY July 2nd 2017
Post by: Frank v B on June 25, 2017, 02:04:05 pm
Mr. Nutz,

re: "... will be worth $45,000 in eighty years"

...but then we have to put up with Simon for another eighty years.

I suppose worse things could happen. ;)


Frank
Title: Re: CUB FUN-DAY July 2nd 2017
Post by: sihinch on June 25, 2017, 03:42:51 pm
Frank, you say the nicest things!
Title: Re: CUB FUN-DAY July 2nd 2017
Post by: bweaver on June 26, 2017, 04:27:34 pm
I have wiped the dust off of her and she is ready for flight come July 2nd at the Cub Fun Day afternoon.

This is my Sig Clipped Wing Cub.   Flies well and repairs easily.

I bet she'll be one of the prettiest Cubs there, unless... you bring out yours.

What have you got?

 :D
Title: Re: CUB FUN-DAY July 2nd 2017
Post by: Frank v B on June 26, 2017, 05:20:43 pm
Bruce,

re:"... any 'yellow aircraft' will do."


So you ask us to bring a yellow Cub or plane and you are planning to come to the party with a white one. I guess if you organize the party you can make up the rules as you go along. ;D

Mine is Green Drab.  (L4 Grasshopper).  "Green" describes the colour, "Drab" describes the pilot. :)

Frank
Title: Re: CUB FUN-DAY July 2nd 2017
Post by: bweaver on June 26, 2017, 10:49:06 pm
There is a difference between; "... any 'yellow aircraft' will do." or "bring a yellow cub"

Now I can see why Donald Tr.... is upset with being misquoted or misunderstood.

Now if you really want to make the event fun we'll put your drab green 'grasshopper' up against my white cub.  Better yet, bring some ribbon.....

Title: Re: CUB FUN-DAY July 2nd 2017
Post by: Wingnutz on June 28, 2017, 08:12:23 am
"This is my Sig Clipped Wing Cub.   Flies well and repairs easily.

I bet she'll be one of the prettiest Cubs there, unless... you bring out yours.

What have you got?


 :D"

Only Frank has picked up on Bruce's challenge, so here's one of the Cubs I'm bringing and yes, it's white (I think most Super Cubs were)...but it's Canadian! The real plane is a Canadian PA-18 bush plane on floats with a red spinner. Will do the floats and spinner when I get time. The model is an eFlite Super Cub 25e...slightly modified to Wingnutz's specifications (moved the rudder and elevator servos as I didn't like where eFlite put 'em and changed registration to a real Canadian Super Cub)
Title: Re: CUB FUN-DAY July 2nd 2017
Post by: bweaver on June 28, 2017, 09:15:04 am
Great! Was this picture taken in Australia. 

Now everyone understands the challenge Bill.

Bring out your CUB(S),  bring out your CUB(S), bring out your CUB(S)...

(If not a CUB bring out something and pretend it is a CUB - 'boy scouts excluded')

Title: Re: CUB FUN-DAY July 2nd 2017
Post by: Michael on June 28, 2017, 09:20:53 am
It looks like it will fly inverted pretty nicely.
Title: Re: CUB FUN-DAY July 2nd 2017
Post by: Michael on June 28, 2017, 09:21:13 am
.......
Title: Re: CUB FUN-DAY July 2nd 2017
Post by: octagon on June 28, 2017, 09:55:55 am
Looks really nice Bill, I'll look forward to seeing it and all the cubs on the second. I will be bringing this 81 inch GP cub and also a taylorcraft I built a couple of years ago.
Title: Re: CUB FUN-DAY July 2nd 2017
Post by: Wingnutz on June 28, 2017, 04:07:41 pm
Okay, went through the steps to get the Cub right side up. Sorry.
Title: Re: CUB FUN-DAY July 2nd 2017
Post by: bweaver on June 28, 2017, 09:23:03 pm
Bill, Rob, both your cubs are going to give mine a run for it.  Can't wait for Sunday.

Bring out your CUB(S)!
Title: Re: CUB FUN-DAY July 2nd 2017
Post by: Frank v B on June 30, 2017, 04:00:30 pm
Bruce,

Sorry to inform you that.... I am planning to show up. ;)

Flew my L4 Grasshopper on Wednesday so it is ready to go.  My Carbon Cub flew two weeks ago so it is also ready.  No other Cubs in my stable.

Now if we could only get Andy to show up my day would be complete ly ruined. ;D

Will get there early (10-ish) so put me to work when you get there.

Frank


Title: Re: CUB FUN-DAY July 2nd 2017
Post by: BJROB on July 01, 2017, 12:58:46 pm
 ;D ;D ;D
I was at the field this morning (Saturday).... Great Fly no wind to lite turbulence south/west
Just a heads up  :o   
The Pits area is very wet/soggy so you all may want to wear some kind of water repelling shoe
Or boots or bare foot or bags on the feet.... ???
what ever your pleasure...  ::)
   
Title: Re: CUB FUN-DAY July 2nd 2017
Post by: Andy Hoffer on July 01, 2017, 01:16:35 pm
Bruce,

Sorry to inform you that.... I am planning to show up. ;)

Flew my L4 Grasshopper on Wednesday so it is ready to go.  My Carbon Cub flew two weeks ago so it is also ready.  No other Cubs in my stable.

Now if we could only get Andy to show up my day would be complete ly ruined. ;D

Will get there early (10-ish) so put me to work when you get there.

Frank

I will definitely be there to make Frank's day! 8)

Andy
Title: Re: CUB FUN-DAY July 2nd 2017
Post by: Frank v B on July 01, 2017, 04:03:30 pm
My worst nightmare just came true.

"I will definitely be there to make Frank's day! 8)"

Just to start off absolutely on the right foot, let's meet at Tim's Woodbine for 10 am for a caffeine top-up. I will buy the coffee for anyone there at 10 am.  Then we can don our boots per BJ's advice. I know I can count on Michael, Bruce and Graham to cash in on the offer.  Andy will be tempted.

It will take Andy a half hour to get into his layered weather gear and boots.  I thought TEMAC was a flying club, not a Scuba club. :)

Frank
Title: Re: CUB FUN-DAY July 2nd 2017
Post by: bweaver on July 01, 2017, 08:40:46 pm
I hope you have had a wonderful CANADA DAY. 

I hope you will have way more fun tomorrow, Sunday at TEMACs CUB FUN-DAY.

Come out and have a great time while flying with your friends.

Bring your CUB,  or if you don't have one, bring a substitute.

 ;D
Title: Re: CUB FUN-DAY July 2nd 2017
Post by: Frank v B on July 02, 2017, 03:00:30 pm
Bruce,

Thanks for a organizing a great day. 

Sorry I had to leave early to be home for our guests arriving at 4:30 for a BBQ. It was fun. 

Thanks to Graham for running the BBQ., Simon, Greg and Andy for supplying the things for Graham to burn. Graham served it the way you liked it.... first, second or 3rd degree burns! ;D

Good to see the people who have not had much of a chance to drop by this summer like Greg H., Andy, Peter P., Don and Rosie Duthie , etc. 
The skills (or lack of it) competition was fun and nicely disrespectful.

It started to rain when I got west of Kennedy Road.  Hope it spared you.


Frank
Title: Re: CUB FUN-DAY July 2nd 2017
Post by: bweaver on July 02, 2017, 04:29:08 pm
I had a blast...  Thanks to everyone for coming out. 

Here are the standings for those courageous soles who took up the CUB FUN-DAY challenge. 

Rob won - Rob tied with Frank V B with 65 points each, however Rob was faster in the Dash Event than Frank by a mere 6 seconds. 

Frank, "how does feel to loose $7,000,000 by just 6 seconds?"

Rob, similarly with your win today, I sincerely hope your luck holds up on collecting that $7,000,000 this coming Wednesday. 

In the Non-Cub 'looser category' (remember it was CUB DAY) we had Thomas and Richard tied with 50 points each, however Thomas just squeezed by Richard by only one second

Unfortunately in this category, Thomas only goes home with 'Bragging Rights' for his efforts, while Richard goes home with his 'wings'.  (Congratulations to you both.)

Honorable mention (in flying order only) goes to Michael, Simon, Vic, Glenn, Vadim and Adam.

Micheal you forgot to pick up your epoxy....  :'(

I hope to see some photo's of the activities posted. I forgot to bring my camera.




 

 

 

 
Title: Re: CUB FUN-DAY July 2nd 2017
Post by: Michael on July 02, 2017, 04:55:02 pm
What a great funfly!!!

At least I was the EF1 racer to take off and land!  ;D

Thanks so much to everyone who got soaked helping me in the rain.

Anybody off work tomorrow, to fly?
Title: Re: CUB FUN-DAY July 2nd 2017
Post by: octagon on July 02, 2017, 05:40:29 pm
Thanks for organizing the Cub day Bruce. I once was flying into Tampa. The pilot just greased it on, just a perfect landing. On the way out of the plane, as we went by the cockpit, I asked "which one of you guys landed that". It happened to be the first officer, and so I told him that was the best landing I have ever been on board a plane for. I remember his reply. "Better lucky than good". So I will borrow his words. I arrived at the field late and discovered the tail wheel was broken, and not attached to the rudder or plane. I did not have time for a flight today until I took off for my attempt. The tailwheel was held on by scotch tape . Things just seemed to go right from the start. So I will say, better lucky than good. I had a great time. Too bad the weather came in, but tomorrow looks good so I hope to be at the field earlier than today.
Title: Re: CUB FUN-DAY July 2nd 2017
Post by: BJROB on July 02, 2017, 07:17:32 pm
Hey Bruce What a Cub Funular Day...  ???
The field was packed with people... some flying some watching some eating and
most importantly the peanut gallery...  :D
Richard got his wings and did a great job of flying congratulations
I really enjoyed seeing them Cubs and the almost cubs flying
I just want to thank all you guy for flying your planes I really enjoyed seeing them flying.
I found out that today was a Tilley hat test day.....
My head stayed cool from the sun  :P
and dry from a sun shelter water fall/shower... wow was that refreshing...  :o
Thank you Bruce for "Cub Day" it was Great Fun...

 
 
Title: Re: CUB FUN-DAY July 2nd 2017
Post by: Andy Hoffer on July 02, 2017, 08:06:27 pm
A truly great day, Bruce!

And despite Frank's best efforts, Rob still took first prize!!    :D

For more Cub Fun pix, check out the gallery (http://temac.ca/?p=12201).

Enjoy!

Andy
Title: Re: CUB FUN-DAY July 2nd 2017
Post by: sihinch on July 02, 2017, 08:18:37 pm
Yes, what a brilliant day!

Thanks so much to Bruce for leading us, the Board for making the BBQ happen and special thanks to Graham for feeding us all.

Congratulations to Richard on earning his MAAC wings (in the Cub competition!)

Great Canada Day weekend!

S
Title: Re: CUB FUN-DAY July 2nd 2017
Post by: Richard_RC_Guy on July 02, 2017, 09:14:03 pm
Hi Bruce:

Thanks for organizing CUB DAY and to the directors for running it complete with BBQ (you're a great cook Graham). I flew my L4 Grasshopper (38" W.S. - photo attached) and my UMX Carbon Cub (24" W.S.). Finally got the C of G right on in the workshop for both planes by end of Saturday (really had to move the batteries far forward like placing them deep inside the fuselage and by adding extra nose weight). I test flew both planes at the field this morning. Both planes flew OK with the new CG but the L4 was underpowered so I did not fly it for the Cub Contest. I loved the contest even though I used my Apprentice (yup it's not a Cub) but I knew I could loop that one. Most of the events reminded me of training nights like doing touch and goes, some loops, attempting to land on the runaway (not the grass) so I thought I would fly in the contest with the objective of just finishing all the steps. My touch and go was more like "splat and bounce" but I like to call it a "carrier landing". Simon was probably calling out "flare!, flare!" but I was happy to take the "splat".

Too bad the wind worked against the lighter cubs flown by BJ and Vadim.

I'm happy I got my "wings" - I did not imagine that it would happen like this (during Cub Day etc.). Thanks to all the instructors for their patience with "the trainee" during last year's and this year's training season.

It was also great to see a packed field with all the pilots and their airplanes. Lots of non-Cubs but at least they were yellow and even if they weren't it was great to see such a variety all at the same time and place. Hopefully next time we won't get rained out until the day's flying is done!


Title: Re: CUB FUN-DAY July 2nd 2017
Post by: battlestu on July 02, 2017, 09:15:14 pm
Thanks so much Bruce!! and everyone that came out.... just a few shots of the fun today

Look forward to seeing you all at the event
Title: Re: CUB FUN-DAY July 2nd 2017
Post by: Frank v B on July 02, 2017, 09:58:33 pm
Great to read that Rob was the winner of the $7,000,000.  Just try to collect.  Careful, don't knock on Bruce's door to collect.  Cha-Cha, his 6 pound killer dog will make quick work of the collection issue.  Problem solved. :D

You beat up on my poor little Cub.  I just weighed it.... 11.9 oz. or about 1/4 the weight of yours!  Pick on someone your own size.  I heard more than once today that size does matter. :)
Too bad Richard could not fly his E-Flite cub, the same as mine.  I cheated because I did not follow the instructions.  The motor on mine is a 3 cell 300, not the recommended 2 cell 250. As well, the battery was a 700 mah.   All to get the weight farther forward.  There is nothing more difficult than flying a tail-heavy Cub.  It wallows and then does a death roll if it even smells a tail-heavy condition.

Frank
Title: Re: CUB FUN-DAY July 2nd 2017
Post by: Oscar on July 02, 2017, 10:38:44 pm
Bruce - Thank you for organizing the event.   :) 

Congratulation Richard!! :D

And to Graham - thank you for doing all the cooking!!   
https://youtu.be/E5phaZ0Id18
Title: Re: CUB FUN-DAY July 2nd 2017
Post by: Andy Hoffer on July 02, 2017, 11:50:18 pm
Proof that Frank and Andy share common DNA.  :D

Tough luck, Frank!!  (Great photo, Greg!!)

Andy
Title: Re: CUB FUN-DAY July 2nd 2017
Post by: bweaver on July 03, 2017, 08:12:13 am
Great photos...  Great video.  Great time... 

My apologies, to BJ.  Somehow, in my earlier post, I missed BJ in the list of honorable mentions in yesterday's event ... sorry.

PS - Life moves on.  It looks like another flying day today.