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Piper Cub Rat Rod Project Update

Simple tail skid for the Piper Cub

Simple tail skid for the Piper Cub

Last night I designed and printed a simple tail dragger skid plate for my Piper Cub. I believe it originally had a steerable tail wheel but an I will only be flying it off grass I though a simple skid will do the trick.

Small, light, and replaceable. Removes with just two screws!

Small, light, and replaceable. Removes with just two screws!

The design lifts the tail just high enough so the rudder does not drag and mounts with two small screws. Print and CAD files are available over at thingiverse (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:825070).

Works like a charm!

Works like a charm!

Thanks for reading!

-Miles

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One response to “Piper Cub Rat Rod Project Update

  1. Arnt Karlsen June 29, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    ..except it isn’t a Piper Cub, it’s an early straight fin Aeronca Champion. ;o)
    Cubs have lean bellies and 90 degree rudder counterweight tops, the Aeroncas have pot bellies and 135 degree rudder tops.

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