Hostetler 113in Super Chipmunk

thepamster

The Mistress of Biplanes
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Well ain't that sumpin! I guess that makes more sense than one 3 in. sheet, then another, then balsa filler, then sand, then balsa filler some more, repeat. Lol.
 

Tseres

Whiny Old Man
Finished the sheeting on the. Fuselage this morning. Started taking pictures and had a brain storm. Pin the stuff on it and see what it looks like.

These are the motivational pictures you need during a long build.

Motivation 100%


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Tseres

Whiny Old Man
Had to make a couple of W1 ribs and cut some wing clearance in the fuse. When that was finished, I used the center section to continue framing the wing that I started early in the build.

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Tseres

Whiny Old Man
Today I put shear webs on the main and secondary spar then sanded everything on the top of the wing and started sheeting.

A little tip on what I do to keep things straight on the leading and trailing edges. They are never straight. If you have a rib sticking out and not supported then clamp it to an angle plate or something rigid. Then Stick some sand paper on the face of an angle plate and use it to sand the tip of the rib to the line on the print below it. This will give you a straight and square edge to glue to.


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Tseres

Whiny Old Man
Finished sheeting the top of the left wing and put it up on the pegs for safe keeping. Started laying out the aileron but decided to work on getting my little Extra back in the air.

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thepamster

The Mistress of Biplanes
Lifetime Supporter
This build is going quickly. Will things slow down as winter approaches or is there another build on deck for winter, and if so, will it have one wing or two?
 

Tseres

Whiny Old Man
Pam there is another one of these Chipmunks in the box that is for me. This is for my friend Greg. I will probably build it next but!

There is a Mister Scale Mesersmit BF-109 in the closet also waiting for a build. This one is going to be my firs attempt at scale competition.
 

Tseres

Whiny Old Man
IMG_6354.jpg IMG_6355.jpg Just built the aileron today. One modification was to square off the outside corner to keep it from binding.
 

Tseres

Whiny Old Man
Today's plane post is a little different. It's a photo log of a wing bolts setup that I've seen pictures of. So this is my enterpretation of what I saw.

Points of interest. The T nuts are capped over with Balsa so you don't accidentally push them out. Made an aluminum alignment tool on the drill press with a file, to silver solder the washer to the Brass tube screw guide.

I think this is going to work well. Ask if you have any specific Question. I'll do my best to answer.
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Tseres

Whiny Old Man
Capped the T-nut by drilling a hole the same size as the nut in some 1/16 balsa then glued the block aligning the T-nut in the hole. Cut it out with an exacto knife then caped it again with a solid 1/8 balsa.

The aluminum tool I made to line up the washer with the brass tube guide was made on the drill press with a file.

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Tseres

Whiny Old Man
Finished up the inside of the Lt. Wing and center section then sheathed both. Made the hatch for the Servo tray and glued and rough sanded the leading edge. Good days work!

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Tseres

Whiny Old Man
Finished up the wing tip. Shape looks pretty good. Now move on to the other half after a minor clean up of the shop.

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thepamster

The Mistress of Biplanes
Lifetime Supporter
You made that wingtip look so easy to shape. Did you even sneeze out some balsa dust or anything? Lol.
 
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