Hostetler 113in Super Chipmunk

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  1. Aug 8, 2018 #61

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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.
     
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  2. Aug 9, 2018 at 2:33 AM #62

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    Just Sheeting... It's going slow.

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  3. Aug 10, 2018 at 8:15 PM #63

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    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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  4. Aug 11, 2018 at 5:30 PM #64

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    I love the lines of the Chipmunk.
     
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  5. Aug 12, 2018 at 2:34 PM #65

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    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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  6. Aug 12, 2018 at 3:12 PM #66

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    IMG_6331.jpg IMG_6332.jpg IMG_6333.jpg IMG_6334.jpg More pictures of the wings outer section.
     
  7. Aug 13, 2018 at 2:41 AM #67

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    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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  8. Aug 13, 2018 at 2:37 PM #68

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    Very cool build thread!

    I always wanted to build the Goldberg Chipmunk.
     
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  9. Aug 14, 2018 at 2:15 AM #69

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    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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  10. Aug 14, 2018 at 8:19 PM #70

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    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?
     
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  11. Aug 14, 2018 at 9:46 PM #71

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    looking good, be glad when I can get mine to this stage.
     
  12. Aug 15, 2018 at 2:15 AM #72

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    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.
     
  13. Aug 15, 2018 at 3:12 AM #73

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    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.
     

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