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Bill Hempel's 25% L-4

Discussion in 'Giant / Scale ARF Build Threads' started by acerc, May 19, 2020.

   
  1. acerc

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    With the wife being off for the last two months not much modelling going on. But have started a hatchery (chicken eggs), Peking Duck for future dinners farm, added two gardens, planted several nut and fruit trees, one of my favorites a blue berry and pink berry bush/tree, replaced the pump house somewhere it there, and took a trip.
    So as you can see, I've been busy. But the wife has went back to work, guess when, yep yesterday!!!! Woo Hoo….
     
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    Tomorrow became maybe in a couple days. Once the motor was mounted I needed the fuel tank, of which I had none of this small so ordered one. I also decided not to use the expensive titanium ends and carbon tubes on this one so had to order some clevises. I'll post a pic when everything is completed and buttoned up.
     
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    Oh boy. Ordered the clevises from 30 miles away, expected to get them by at least Saturday (3 days shipping). But oh no, it's gonna take five days and a total distance of travel 168 miles. Maybe I shoulda just drove over and got them and some wonder why USPS going bankrupt.
     
  4. Agreed. I’ve been having a lot of problems with them the last several years. Was supposed to have a package this Tuesday. It’s been sitting idol for 4 days now less than an hour from my shop. They blame it on the virus. I asked them what their excuse was before. They had no reply.
     
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    This morning it dawned on me, regular clevises won't work because of rotation. I have plenty of ball links sooooo, all surfaces are hooked up and adjusted. Carb is hooked up via a pull cable, first time for me for this method but a rod was not feasible. If the rudders offset servo arm and fuel tank shows up tomorrow it will get finished by end of the day.
     

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    Looking good that did not take long. You are almost ready for the next one.
     
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    Thanks Snoop! Only two days of work Wednesday and today, not bad, but also a tribute to the simplicity of the kit. Next up is going back, being I am still waiting to hear from EMHW regarding the new gear, it is back to the stripped Challenger and finish it up.
     
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    Looking at the pictures closely it looks like you have nice little four stroke hanging of the front. Put a plane together a little while back for a friend and installed a Gaui 50 cc four stroke just a beautiful engine started it up for him and set it up really like the engine. But that is all I know he flew it once and I have never seen it again. Looked at the OS 40cc four stroke but had the misfortune of a fellow that had one and asked me to help him with it could not get it run right. He eventually sold it.
     
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    Yep, it is a NGH 38cc. Have not run it yet but from research they seem to be good engines.
     
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    Nothing to do because of rain so I went ahead and attached the tail wire brackets will connect the wires when the clevises get here. Also fitted the cowl, it need's a little bit of cleaning up but otherwise it is done. I am going to see if I can find one of those silicon extensions for the exhaust pipe as it is real close to the side of the cowl and will make a mess down the side of the fuse.
     

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