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Building the Orion Cub

Unread post by Eddie » Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:14 pm

Meet the Orion Cub, a modernized version of the of the popular Super Cub type design. Fully committed to build the worlds next best bush plane and work on the prototype is in full swing. Our goal is to offer affordable homebuilt kits and ready to fly aircraft that are capable of proper bush flying, but also have a decent cruise speed. Follow our progress on here or on these social media platforms:
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Unread post by Eddie » Mon Apr 26, 2021 3:44 pm

Got some exhausting but rewarding work done on the cowl. Started the cowl plug with some CNC cut foam then worked it done to the desired shape and coated to create the final plug. next will be to smooth it out perfectly and pull a mold from the plug.
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Unread post by Eddie » Thu Jun 03, 2021 2:48 pm

Lots of composite work have been happening the last few weeks, mostly on the boot cowl cowling and engine cowling design, plug, mold and part making.
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Unread post by FLYGUYS » Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:26 am

Very cool guys, job well done =D> =D>
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Unread post by Eddie » Sat Jun 19, 2021 8:38 am

She got to bathe in the sun for the first time and got some fancy carbon fiber seats. Let us know what you think!
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Unread post by V5 - LEO » Sat Jun 19, 2021 10:10 am

....I like, where is seat from and is it adjustable?
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Unread post by Eddie » Sat Jun 19, 2021 10:36 am

The seats are made in our own molds, they can adjust forwards and backwards as well as tilt forward for easy access behind.
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Unread post by Goose1 » Sat Jun 19, 2021 3:36 pm

The tilting seat will make a big difference for the passenger to get in and out off the plane. What is the cabin width Eddie
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Unread post by Eddie » Sat Jun 19, 2021 5:11 pm

Hi Hans, the cabin width is 80cm, so its really wide and a good deal wider than the famous cub variants. :D
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Unread post by Goose1 » Mon Aug 02, 2021 8:59 am

Anything new happening Eddie
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Unread post by Eddie » Tue Aug 03, 2021 8:45 pm

Lots have been happening over the last few weeks, the biggest job has been to cover and paint the fuselage and empennage. Progress is made on the engine installation and exhaust system. Another exciting project is the development of our own tailweel suspension setup. You can also see the electric horizontal stabilizer trim that is installed.
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Unread post by Goose1 » Wed Aug 04, 2021 11:01 am

=D> =D> Looking good.
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Unread post by Induna » Wed Aug 04, 2021 4:18 pm

Very nice! our own homegrown cub!
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Unread post by FLYGUYS » Thu Aug 05, 2021 8:53 am

Very pretty, look forward to seeing it in the air :D :D :D
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Unread post by Eddie » Thu Aug 19, 2021 4:20 pm

Lookey here, we finally got the 3D renders completed. This will be a great tool to create personalized paint schemes.
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