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    Re: My First Scratch build

    Very cool congrats .
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    Re: Hostetler 30% Chipmunk

    Orval ,I'm sure the tools are a lot more capable then I am LOL. but it's fun trying , after a few yours you start getting a few thing that actually look like something..
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    Re: Hostetler 30% Chipmunk

    Thanks guys , these are the machines that do all the work The mill is a full sized Millrite , forget what size the lathe is I think 14"x 48 ""added digital readouts to both . the readouts on the...
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    Re: Hostetler 30% Chipmunk

    Finished the landing gear . can't believe what they ask for these thing ,only takes a couple of hrs to make them by hand ,and $30 of material I had laying around .I think I should sand blast the oleo...
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    Re: Hostetler 30% Chipmunk

    Thanks Paul, I used 7075-T7 so I won't have to worry about them bending , They are massive, the outer diameter is over 1" . Anyway managed to find time to make the upper pivot clamps ..
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    Re: Hostetler 30% Chipmunk

    Did the stringers on the fuse , also made the landing gear blocks that will be epoxied into the leading edge of the wings .. The blocks are massive 5"x 4-1/2"x 4" that you must make up to mount the...
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    Re: Hostetler 30% Chipmunk

    Have the wings all sheeted and the center section mounted , started working on the belly stringers and the wing fillet former's . So much for just doing a few pieces before spring , the way the...
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    Re: Hostetler 30% Chipmunk

    A little trick I use to sheet the bottoms of the wings is to make a cradle from the shape of both end ribs of the wing . The wing has alignment tabs to keep it square when you sheet the top ,but the...
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    Re: Hostetler 30% Chipmunk

    Rick it uses plywood spars . I guess because of the dihedral a wing tube won't work , have the top sheeting done on one wing and framing up the other
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    Re: Hostetler 30% Chipmunk

    The right wing is framed , I only needed to add a light ply doubler to the trailing edge of W5 , this area seemed very weak . The plane calls for only partial sheeting of the wing . I will be fully...
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    Re: Hostetler 30% Chipmunk

    So I have the tail feathers completed except the sheeting ,I like to do all the sheeting together . My process is do all the framing ,then the hinging , then the mechanics , then I close things in...
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    Re: 120 Extreme Flight Bush Master

    Yeah don't like that cooling system . I'd at least be cutting some vertical slots in front of the heads .
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    [WTB] Re: 25x8 carbon prop

    Sorry Louis found the prop Years ago ..
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    Re: Hostetler 30% Chipmunk

    framed up the rudder and have started on the elevators , installed the carbon fiber rod for guiding the hinge pin, also laminated and clamped the main spar for the rear stabilizer ..
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    Re: Hostetler 30% Chipmunk

    shot of the power plant I will be using . Valach 120 B2 ..
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    Re: Hostetler 30% Chipmunk

    Yeah , not a huge deal but like you say frustrating ,having to waist time on redo's . Must have gotten spoiled building all those yellow and Carden kits years ago, hell even Sig is better LOL.
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    Re: Hostetler 30% Chipmunk

    Ed this is the 100cc Art Scholl 1114V / 113" wing , I am sure Trevor will build one for you .. He may hate you after but at least you get your chipmunk LOL.
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    Re: Hostetler 30% Chipmunk

    Spent a few hrs on the weekend, Lots of room for creative thought on this one . The plans are more like paint by number , would have been great if they used some measurements when drawing the plans ....
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    Re: Valac 250 Radal

    Thanks Orval, I have lots of fun building them .
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    Re: Hostetler 30% Chipmunk

    Yeah the Goldberg chip was one of the greats, still have one kicking around I'll give to my kid . Did manage to cut the lightening holes last night . Wow 12 oz savings on just a few parts , now time...
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    Re: Hostetler 30% Chipmunk

    Hi Paul , purchased the super chipmunk cowl and the Art Scholl tail . The Canadian military version is my favorite but figure it will fly better with the larger tail ..will drop the flaps and go...
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    Hostetler 30% Chipmunk

    OK so seeing as I have finished my 1/3 Stearman I might as well get a start on my 113" super chipmunk . I will be using the Valach 120 boxer twin for power .. was not planing on starting the kit...
  23. Thread: Valac 250 Radal

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    Re: Valac 250 Radal

    Just finished the braces for transporting the wings , also made some fixtures so I can reduce the contact points of the flying wires from 14 to 4 points per side . takes about 5 min per side to...
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    Re: Giant Stearman / Moki250 Build

    Wow nice field , looked pretty nimble . congrats Trevor .
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    Re: Valac 250 Radal

    On 2019-03-18 06:08, Toni Clark Shop wrote:
    Hello Roger,
    sorry for the bad quality of the manufacturers engine manual. We have
    included it with your engine as our own English manual is not...
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