Piper's Cub House

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Re: Piper's Cub House

Postby FLFLYIN » Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:57 pm

Most Importantly Piper has approved of the work so far!
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Note the 2x8's we are using for clamping with lots of shims.
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Not to mention a lot of regular clamps
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Re: Piper's Cub House

Postby Sparksalot » Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:58 pm

Neat concept. I thought of an A-liner for a long time, but ultimately decided to build a teardrop.
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The Compass Rose build thread: viewtopic.php?t=23213

Inspiration: http://tnttt.com/Design_Library/Trailer%20for%20Two.htm

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Re: Piper's Cub House

Postby FLFLYIN » Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:02 pm

... a view from the back
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note the rachet straps used to hold the 2x8's
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Also, the Cabin is setting on 2x4's to allow us to set the side walls at the same level as the bottom of the floor section.
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Re: Piper's Cub House

Postby redbicycle » Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:38 am

I think that is coming along great. It is going to turn into a great finished build.


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Re: Piper's Cub House

Postby FLFLYIN » Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:49 pm

Moving onto the right rear skin...
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More Creative Bracing...
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Bending and Securing the top of the skin
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Piper is inspecting the work!
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Re: Piper's Cub House

Postby FLFLYIN » Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:58 pm

The lower body is fully skinned! Now it's starting to look like I imagined.
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Top right of the front wall is finally glued and clamped.
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The Water heater access, city, and gravity water port cutouts along with the rear cargo door cutouts on the Drivers side.
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Re: Piper's Cub House

Postby FLFLYIN » Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:08 pm

Here's a view from where the door will be located. Obviously the cross braces will be cut out before installing the door. I think it's time for a tall cold one!
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Next step, after cleaning up the garage, will be mocking up the bed frame and the cabinets. Unfortunately, Vacation is over and back to work tomorrow... It may be a few weeks before posting more progress.
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Passenger side, showing the cargo compartment cutout in the rear
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Drivers side, showing the cutouts for the water inputs, the water heater compartment, and the other Cargo Compartment cutout.
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Re: Piper's Cub House

Postby kykate » Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:25 am

How exciting! I can’t wait to see the finished product! :D
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Re: Piper's Cub House

Postby FLFLYIN » Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:21 pm

My apologies for lack up updates... Unfortunately the trailer project has been on the back burner due to other projects and being unable to work in the Summer heat out here in the desert. Now that the Garage isn’t too hot to work in, I need to make some progress. At least the “other project” I built turned out well... (You can see the Piper’s Cubhouse in the background)
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Re: Piper's Cub House

Postby tony.latham » Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:14 pm

At least the “other project” I built turned out well...


I didn't realize Glasair had a high-wing taildragger kit. Flashbacks of my ol' rag and tube Avid Flyer. (It too was yellow and suspect it still is.)

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