Thread Tools
Old Mar 17, 2011, 12:19 PM
coosbaylumber is offline
Find More Posts by coosbaylumber
Registered User
Discussion

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.
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old Mar 17, 2011, 01:26 PM
Harry D is offline
Find More Posts by Harry D
TLAR Aviation
Harry D's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by coosbaylumber View Post
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"?
Old Mar 17, 2011, 02:31 PM
rchopper56 is offline
Find More Posts by rchopper56
Registered User
rchopper56's Avatar
"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!
Gene
Old Mar 17, 2011, 02:53 PM
piperjoe is offline
Find More Posts by piperjoe
Registered User
piperjoe's Avatar
Come on guys, isn't there enough "bad" going on in the world right now without this?

Soft landings,

Joe
Old Mar 17, 2011, 03:01 PM
Harry D is offline
Find More Posts by Harry D
TLAR Aviation
Harry D's Avatar
Quote:
... 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.
Old Mar 17, 2011, 03:07 PM
piperjoe is offline
Find More Posts by piperjoe
Registered User
piperjoe's Avatar
...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,

Joe
Old Mar 17, 2011, 03:17 PM
rchopper56 is offline
Find More Posts by rchopper56
Registered User
rchopper56's Avatar
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!
Gene
Old Mar 18, 2011, 01:07 AM
Edubarca is offline
Find More Posts by Edubarca
Edubarca
Edubarca's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by coosbaylumber View Post
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.
Old Mar 18, 2011, 03:36 AM
Chris Jenkins is offline
Find More Posts by Chris Jenkins
Registered User
Chris Jenkins's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by rchopper56 View Post
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!
Gene
...and quite right too, Gene. There is NO excuse for bad manners
Old Mar 18, 2011, 10:17 AM
Applehoney is online now
Find More Posts by Applehoney
Registered User
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.
Old Mar 18, 2011, 11:06 AM
earlwb is offline
Find More Posts by earlwb
Registered User
earlwb's Avatar
I remember guys building them with one or two wing panels left out to make it have a shorter wing span too.
RCG Plus Member
Old Mar 18, 2011, 03:31 PM
coosbaylumber is offline
Find More Posts by coosbaylumber
Registered User
Quote:
Originally Posted by Applehoney View Post
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.

Wm.
Old Mar 18, 2011, 03:33 PM
coosbaylumber is offline
Find More Posts by coosbaylumber
Registered User
Quote:
Originally Posted by Edubarca View Post
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.

Wm.
Old Mar 18, 2011, 03:56 PM
coosbaylumber is offline
Find More Posts by coosbaylumber
Registered User
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chris Jenkins View Post
...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.

Wm.
Old Mar 18, 2011, 03:58 PM
coosbaylumber is offline
Find More Posts by coosbaylumber
Registered User
Quote:
Originally Posted by Applehoney View Post
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.

Wm.


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale Sig Astro Hog ronrange Aircraft - Fuel - Airplanes (FS/W) 6 Mar 29, 2015 08:21 PM
Discussion Show your Astro Hog BFV Fuel Plane Talk 6 Feb 06, 2011 10:20 AM
For Sale Berkeley Kits - large scale Astro Hog and Navion Newtron Aircraft - Fuel - Airplanes (FS/W) 1 Jan 21, 2011 01:29 PM
Discussion Astro Hog Tail Wheel wattmeter The Builders Workshop 4 Jan 07, 2011 06:47 PM
Found Sig Astro Hog Bipe Jim Audo Aircraft - Fuel - Airplanes (FS/W) 2 Dec 18, 2010 09:33 PM