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avnxtek
07-10-2017, 04:06 PM
Let the fun begin
Got the kit home on July 1st A Javron wide body L-21 with a couple little mods
Just sorting everything out the first night


http://www.supercub.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=32039&stc=1&d=1499719878

http://www.supercub.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=32040&stc=1&d=1499719878

flylowslow
07-10-2017, 05:56 PM
Let the fun begin!:smile:

Lowrider
07-10-2017, 06:55 PM
Wow!! Congrats on the kit's arrival!

Every time I see one of these kits arrive I sorta wish I had bought a kit instead of just the plans...but then I've had a lot of fun and learned a lot with a plans build too. Best of luck!!

stewartb
07-11-2017, 07:19 AM
Let the work begin and the money flow! Fun stuff. Enjoy.

avnxtek
07-11-2017, 12:43 PM
Some progress
Overhead Trim installed, Interior panels ready for some type of covering mostly


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CuBob
07-12-2017, 06:15 PM
We're in Michigan are you located?

avnxtek
07-12-2017, 07:57 PM
We're in Michigan are you located?

C04. Oceana County

chinook
07-13-2017, 12:11 AM
I am also building about she same thing I am curious how your seat base fits in the frame,and I would test your fuel tanks with av gas for about a week the blue die finds the leaks I have now gotten three leaking tanks and one non leaky

skywagon8a
07-13-2017, 05:02 AM
I am also building about she same thing I am curious how your seat base fits in the frame,and I would test your fuel tanks with av gas for about a week the blue die finds the leaks I have now gotten three leaking tanks and one non leaky
I noticed your other posts on this subject and find this disturbing. Did you visually check ALL of the welded joints? What did they look like? A good visual check will often point out a potential leak location. Second, when you have a question you can pressurize the tank with a maximum of 3-5 psi air. Then with a soapy water solution brush over all the seams, look for minute air bubbles.

Frankly I'm shocked that you have three bad tanks from Javron. Where were your leaks located? In a weld or a threaded joint?

CuBob
07-13-2017, 06:41 AM
I am at KBIV. It would be fun to fly up and see your progress.

avnxtek
07-13-2017, 08:17 AM
I am also building about she same thing I am curious how your seat base fits in the frame,and I would test your fuel tanks with av gas for about a week the blue die finds the leaks I have now gotten three leaking tanks and one non leaky

Sorry about your issues Chinook.
Since I have only had my kit for 2 weeks now I haven't checked everything but I have mounted my seat base Whitehall fit perfectly well after trimming about .117 off the flap handle.
this is my first build so I really don't know what to expect but it is a Kit. I for one will fit check, trim, adjust, and repeat until I am happy.

i have worked on certified aircraft for like 30 years and I would say that this kit is very high quality. I don't expect everything to bolt together perfectly. I for one will thank Jay for putting these kits together for us, I don't know Jay very well but from what I can see he is one of those honest stand up guys that will do whatever it takes to make it right

so chinook please start a thread of your own. And I'll post there if I run into any Issues

avnxtek
07-13-2017, 08:18 AM
I am at KBIV. It would be fun to fly up and see your progress.

Any time Cubob. I'm building at home about 12 miles from airport
ill send you a PM with my number

chinook
07-13-2017, 01:30 PM
I noticed your other posts on this subject and find this disturbing. Did you visually check ALL of the welded joints? What did they look like? A good visual check will often point out a potential leak location. Second, when you have a question you can pressurize the tank with a maximum of 3-5 psi air. Then with a soapy water solution brush over all the seams, look for minute air bubbles.

Frankly I'm shocked that you have three bad tanks from Javron. Where were your leaks located? In a weld or a threaded joint?
All the leaks are in welds most are in the spot welds holding the baffling in the tank one one tank it is also on the seams on the side I did a pressure test to two pounds but it was when I added Av gas in that I found the leaks

WanaBNACub
07-13-2017, 09:58 PM
Very nice! I will be following this build as well. When I finish my cub rebuild I am going to be starting on a scratch built experimental!

avnxtek
09-12-2017, 01:02 PM
Making some progress, have been working on the fuel system.


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So one question I have The line with the yellow tape on it, what is the best way to make this connection?
I see some with a fitting and some with rubber line any suggestions

skywagon8a
09-12-2017, 01:45 PM
I like aluminum fittings and used them 100% on my Cub. Piper used rubber hose with a clamp on each end. If the clamp isn't tight there is the possibility of a leak. Rubber hose can deteriorate so when the connection is in a blind area there will always be some doubt.

avnxtek
01-20-2018, 08:59 AM
My how time flies when you're having fun. I'm getting a few things together

Floorboards going in. Love that carbon fiber
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A few other parts and pieces installed
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Tail is is on and rigged and they actually move how they are supposed to
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Firewall and boot cowl. Quality stuff
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Way two much fun
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And this his weekend I hope to finish the windshield
and maybe get some rivets pounded in the firewall

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Thats it for now. Off to have more fun

Bill Rusk
01-20-2018, 09:46 AM
Looks great. Thank you for posting. It is fun and interesting to see it come together.

Bill

Steve Pierce
01-20-2018, 01:27 PM
Way two much fun
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Great picture. Looks like you are having fun. Hang on to that drill. I have one just like it but still has the blue paint on it. Made in Germany and distributed by Snap on. Can't find them anymore and it is my favorite drill.

Mspindler
01-22-2018, 07:29 AM
Thanks for the photos helping me a lot . just received my kit Thursday Mike

flylowslow
01-22-2018, 10:49 AM
Picking up my fuselage from Javron tomorrow! Like Bill says, I feel blessed! Can't wait to start going up!

avnxtek
01-22-2018, 11:29 AM
Thanks for the photos helping me a lot . just received my kit Thursday Mike


Picking up my fuselage from Javron tomorrow! Like Bill says, I feel blessed! Can't wait to start going up!

Great One little piece at a time and we will have them flying before we know it.

And make sure you show us your progress

avnxtek
03-04-2018, 11:17 AM
So Im at the point of laying some cover down and looking for some advice. Starting with the elevators
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The Piper drawing shows round patches over the tie points. Most cubs I see have a 2 tape over the rib.

Builders choice or is it best to have the tape over the entire rib


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Bill Rusk
03-04-2018, 11:32 AM
Really just builders choice. I prefer the tape. A little more protection for an area that takes a lot of abuse from prop blast, dirt, water spray (if on floats) etc. and I think it looks better.

my opinion only

Bill

Steve Pierce
03-04-2018, 12:33 PM
I agree with Bill. That fabric drums a lot and you will get less paint cracking along the ribs if you use tape instead of dollar patches.

avnxtek
03-04-2018, 12:42 PM
Copy that
And thanks for the quick response

I may add a couple tie points also


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flylowslow
03-05-2018, 09:37 AM
Where did you get your windshield fairing strips? Looks like an excellent fit from the picture.

Thanks,
Denny

avnxtek
03-05-2018, 11:15 AM
Fairing Came from Javron Not sure if He makes them or not but I'm really happy with it
Just a few more little adjustments and it will be good to go


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avnxtek
03-11-2018, 05:02 PM
Another cover question
I have the horizontal stabs and elevators covered and about to tape and the ribs between the two dont quite line up maybe 1/2 offset so do you offset the tape to keep them true or?

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skywagon8a
03-11-2018, 06:05 PM
Are you doing a two foot or a ten foot covering job? :wink:

No seriously your attention to detail is commendable. In my opinion trying to match the tapes between the two surfaces will look better if your tapes are centered on their respective ribs. If not you will forever wish that they were. The tapes being off set on their own rib will be more obvious to your eye.

Steve Pierce
03-11-2018, 08:13 PM
I agree, center over the rib itself.

avnxtek
03-12-2018, 09:33 PM
Thanks. I was thinking centered was the way to go.
This being my first cover I'll probably be asking lots of questions
hope to start on the fuselage this weekend.
Make sure I get those parts Steve