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Old Mar 17, 2011, 12:19 PM
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Astro-hog

Now, I got a couple (at least four) of the Astrohog M/As in one big new box. Plans too. Now, there isn't too much similar between one or the other, except the name, and they are all tail-dragger versions. I now have to figure out what goes with what. None of these, zero, have the advertised wingspan of 72 inches. All of them fall short of this figure.

Tell me what your wingspan is via measurement of the original plan or actual model. (Don't just read the box label as I did last week) Need such measurement down to about 1/16th accuracy too. Ship me a PM with the measurement, and where from, if you have an Astrohog.


Wm.
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Old Mar 17, 2011, 01:26 PM
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Tell me what your wingspan is via measurement of the original plan or actual model. (Don't just read the box label as I did last week) Need such measurement down to about 1/16th accuracy too. Ship me a PM with the measurement, and where from, if you have an Astrohog.
Ever hear of the word "please"?
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Old Mar 17, 2011, 02:31 PM
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"Ever hear of the word "please"?"
Nope, I don't think he ever has nor has said thank you when there has been a reply!
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Come on guys, isn't there enough "bad" going on in the world right now without this?

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... isn't there enough "bad" going on in the world right now without this?
There's more than enough "bad". And a little politeness and courtesy, which costs nothing, sure helps to make that world just a tiny bit nicer to be in.
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...you're correct Harry D. I'd just got on this site after looking at some more photos from Japan and I guess I was out of sorts a bit...well, more than a bit. Sorry guys.

Soft landings,

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Sorry guys but I will not take it back! I have helped this man out many times and there has never been a thank you for my efforts!
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Now, I got a couple (at least four) of the Astrohog M/As in one big new box. Plans too. Now, there isn't too much similar between one or the other, except the name, and they are all tail-dragger versions. I now have to figure out what goes with what. None of these, zero, have the advertised wingspan of 72 inches. All of them fall short of this figure.

Tell me what your wingspan is via measurement of the original plan or actual model. (Don't just read the box label as I did last week) Need such measurement down to about 1/16th accuracy too. Ship me a PM with the measurement, and where from, if you have an Astrohog.


Wm.
The Aeromodeller Plans Service plans for the Astro Hog, published in 1958, measures a wingspan of 72.08 inches. That's the most exact measure I could take. Hope it helps.
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Sorry guys but I will not take it back! I have helped this man out many times and there has never been a thank you for my efforts!
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...and quite right too, Gene. There is NO excuse for bad manners
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Old Mar 18, 2011, 10:17 AM
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First published in MAN, their plan measures 71.5" span. Fred Dunns' widow probably still has an original 'hog in her possession but I'm not going to ask her to measure it.

Am sure an odd half inch difference in various plans isn't going to make the slightest difference to how this iconic design performs.
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I remember guys building them with one or two wing panels left out to make it have a shorter wing span too.
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Old Mar 18, 2011, 03:31 PM
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First published in MAN, their plan measures 71.5" span. Fred Dunns' widow probably still has an original 'hog in her possession but I'm not going to ask her to measure it.
I mentioned this to Kathleeen Dunn for she lived about 45 minutes south of here. Sold balsa wood on eBay too. She only had a few of his plans (no originals) at the house, one of which was a Bi-plane, that never got kitted. I met Fred a good 15-20 years after the original was published. He never mentioned the "other" plans.

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Old Mar 18, 2011, 03:33 PM
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The Aeromodeller Plans Service plans for the Astro Hog, published in 1958, measures a wingspan of 72.08 inches. That's the most exact measure I could take. Hope it helps.
Well, no doubt it was correct, but you ruined my day now, for was thinking it was even less.

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...and quite right too, Gene. There is NO excuse for bad manners

I do not pay too much attention to the chatter here, as the P. and T-Y is now sort of Polically Incorrect.

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Old Mar 18, 2011, 03:58 PM
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First published in MAN, their plan measures 71.5" span. Am sure an odd half inch difference in various plans isn't going to make the slightest difference to how this iconic design performs.
I got one plan that measures 71 3/16 inches of span-flat, with a chord of 12 inches exactly.

Had a responce this morning via PM that the wingspan folded and the flat were "exactly" the same at 72 inches.

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