Hostetler 113in Super Chipmunk

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  1. Nov 30, 2018 #141

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    There is no precut piece for the the back canopy former. you need this to keep the shape of the Canopy. Had to make a template out of scrap balsa. Did it in 4 sections then glued them together. Traced it on to 1/8 ply then still had to sand to make it fit right. Tack glued it in the canopy with CA. Once I saw the fit was OK, I finished gluing it with Hysol. I still need to sand some clearance between the bottom of the former and the turtle deck

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    Forgive me Tom if you already mentioned it, but will the canopy be manually opened and closed or motorized?
    Either way it is way cool.
     
  3. Dec 1, 2018 #143

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    It's a manual canopy. The full scale was also.

    We have a sliding Canopy. Started the day with going over to my friend Mike Sharps house and he bent up the aluminum handle for me. We tried bending tubing but they wouldn't bend over 45 degrees before breaking. He had some solid wire that he bent up. I drilled and tapped the ends and installed the studs with red locktite. The handle location presented a problem since that was where the ball pin needed to go. I did come up with a working bracket after the 3rd try.
    The canopy stays with the hatch or you can remove the canopy once you removed the hatch. Backyard engineering worked out fine.

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    Finished up the dorsal fin radius and also around the stab and under the ruder. Have it fiberglassed with 3 coats of Poly on it. I think I'm done with fiberglassing.

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    Got some pictures yesterday from Mark Meredith of the tail section. It made me realize that what I had wasn't even close. Grabbed the sanding blocks and reshaped under the ruder. I think this is more like it. If not then it looks more like it belongs there.
    Also made and glued in the Windshield former. IMG_7361.jpg IMG_7362.jpg IMG_7363.jpg IMG_7364.jpg IMG_7365.jpg IMG_7366.jpg IMG_7367.jpg
     
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  6. Dec 6, 2018 at 12:15 AM #146

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    I mounted the LG and set it on the wheels for the first time.
    Got the right side under primer. Working on the Lt. Side. Did I mention I hate to sand.

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  7. Dec 6, 2018 at 10:57 PM #147

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    The left side is under primer.

    While I was waiting for things to dry. I started on Fuse #2.

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  8. Dec 8, 2018 at 12:46 AM #148

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    Lots of pictures today. Finished reinforcing the sides of the canopy. It was to flimsy. Now it's not. [​IMG] It also slides better.

    Put the plane together to get it ready for the Christmas party Show and tell and took some pictures first time on the ground with the wings on.

    I weighed it just out of curiosity. This is without the Cowl. I figured it would be heavier. I'm happy with that. "Not". I'm never happy with weight. [​IMG]

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  9. Dec 10, 2018 at 10:46 PM #149

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    Greg brought the DA-120 over yesterday and seen the plane for the first time in person. Hes happy with it. [​IMG]:) Today I made up some standoffs and mounted the engine.
    For those that followed Bob 's build thread on RCSB know that the cowl was made for a 3 in spinner. The smallest spinner a 3 blade prop can handle is a 4 in. diameter spinner. So I'll be modifying the cowl to fit the spinner and also will be changing the shape on the bottom to resemble the outline of the Pepsi Chipmunk.

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