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Old Nov 14, 2012, 09:48 PM
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Time for one of my favourite tools - the transfer punch.



Holes marked.



Started with a pin vise...



... finished with a hand drill and 3/32" bit, marked with tape for a 1/2" depth.

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Old Nov 14, 2012, 09:53 PM
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For#8 wood screws I'm not sure it's necessary to pre-thread the holes and drizzle in some CA, but I've gotten into the habit with RC so I went ahead.



After that came the covering, then the main gear.



I cut some brass tubing to bridge the gap between axle size and wheel bore.



Then onto its new legs for the first time!

Old Nov 15, 2012, 04:06 PM
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Looks like it came from the factory that way! Onward and upward.

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Old Nov 17, 2012, 11:36 PM
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Thanks Ken!

Together again for the first time.



Just a little nose heavy at the rearmost point of the CG range.

Old Nov 18, 2012, 12:29 AM
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We'd BEST get a flight report!

Very nice work.

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Old Nov 18, 2012, 07:54 AM
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Quote:
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We'd BEST get a flight report!

Very nice work.

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Yessir!

Oh, and thanks.
Old Mar 11, 2013, 10:03 AM
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Flight report!

After swapping the wheels for some skis, I re-maidened the Hobbistar in warm, beautiful winter weather on Saturday.



It flew very well. On the first flight I needed to trim in some left aileron to keep it level and the first and second flights ended with dead sticks and long walks until I got some help tuning the OS 65 LA glow engine.

The third and fourth flights were excellent. Lots of low, slow passes with the new 3-blade prop and a few touch-and-gos.

I had forgotten, however, how slimy glow exhaust is. I'll be keeping my eyes open for a little gasser - maybe an RCGF 15.

All in all, an excellent re-maiden!
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Old Mar 11, 2013, 11:47 PM
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Nice mod you did there. Looks good. I just did the same to my super sportster but haven't had the chance to test her out due to weather.
Old Mar 12, 2013, 10:21 AM
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That is a GREAT pic of your plane over the snow.

Your project turned out just about perfect.

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Old Mar 12, 2013, 10:52 AM
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Thanks folks - credit for the picture goes to my buddy Hal, our club safety officer. He got a bunch of great shots.


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