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  1. TonyHallo

    Scale Wendell Hostetler 30% PA-28 Cherokee Build

    Finally got to the point where the defects in the primed surfaces were getting had to see ,added guide coat. Hopefully one more bout with the primer. Might take a trip to the autobody store today. Need white base and clear coat, have the red base already.
  2. TonyHallo

    The 'What did you do in your workshop tonight?' thread

    Sounds like great advice.
  3. TonyHallo

    Scale Wendell Hostetler 30% PA-28 Cherokee Build

    Got my notice today that my electricity cost are increasing about 250% in August, $.057 to $.15 /KWHR, wonder how much paint cost have increased? I'll find out soon.
  4. TonyHallo

    Scale Wendell Hostetler 30% PA-28 Cherokee Build

    So the fun begins, prime, sand, fill, sand, prime, sand, fill, sand and so on.
  5. TonyHallo

    The 'What did you do in your workshop tonight?' thread

    Nice!!! Never fit that in your Unimate!!!
  6. TonyHallo

    Scale Wendell Hostetler 30% PA-28 Cherokee Build

    Installed the blanking plate, the bottom half is glued in and the top is removable to access the engine compartment. Three 2-56 screws hold the top in place. It is time to get serious about painting. The PTFE angle arrived as well, ordered 1 12" piece, they sent me 10 12" pieces. Sent 9 back.
  7. TonyHallo

    Scale RCM 1/3 Scale Champ Build

    NO it weights about 40 pounds! More like 5%
  8. TonyHallo

    Scale RCM 1/3 Scale Champ Build

    Ground out 13 ounces of buck shot from the cowl. will put the heavy hub out and hopefully fly it on Thursday.
  9. TonyHallo

    Anyone familiar with the multi pitch props?

    Here's what you get when you run an APC on a giant scale engine, the prop broke in flight, 26" x 8", Zenoah GT 80. Only thing holding the engine on the plane was the throttle cable! Got it back to the runway and the plane stalled as the speed decreased as the engine had moved several inches...
  10. TonyHallo

    Scale RCM 1/3 Scale Champ Build

    Had the Champ out on Saturday for the first time this year. Over the winter I replaced the Sullivan 6" Skylite wheels with 5 1/2" DuBro lite weight wheels (4 1/2 ounce saving), replaced the rear windows with .015" thick PETG ( 2 1/2 ounce saving), replaced the steel tailwheel springs with 1/4"...
  11. TonyHallo

    Scale Wendell Hostetler 30% PA-28 Cherokee Build

    Found 1/2" x .060" PTFE angle at McMaster Carr, plan to make the mounting brackets for the fairings out of it. Also bought a piece of .020" G10 that will become the blanking plate to separate the engine side from the cabin side at F2. This will be removable.
  12. TonyHallo

    Scale Wendell Hostetler 30% PA-28 Cherokee Build

    The windows are in. Working on the landing gear, Carl Goldberg made little 90 degree nylon brackets for mounting cowls, wish I could find a package to mount the fairings. I used those brackets on the original Cherokee.
  13. TonyHallo

    Scale Wendell Hostetler 30% PA-28 Cherokee Build

    I have tried Sherwin Williams latex.
  14. TonyHallo

    Scale Nelitz 1/3 scale Cub build

    Isn't that the way it works, when everyone is watching things go to XXXX!
  15. TonyHallo

    Scale Wendell Hostetler 30% PA-28 Cherokee Build

    I have two unfinished and one that needs recovered. A Frank Knoll designed One Design that is covered with Hobby King film that I can not match the flourescent green. A BUSA 33% Sub Cub that I started 16 years ago. A Godfrey designed One Design that I put my foot through the canopy and the...
  16. TonyHallo

    Scale Nelitz 1/3 scale Cub build

    Did you get any flights this weekend?
  17. TonyHallo

    Scale Wendell Hostetler 30% PA-28 Cherokee Build

    Have the right side windows glued in, painted the firewall with flat black paint and painted the landing struts with gloss white paint. Schools out and we will be watching our grandsons starting next week for a couple of days each week so production will suffer. Thinking about the next build...
  18. TonyHallo

    Scale Wendell Hostetler 30% PA-28 Cherokee Build

    Have the left side windows fitted and glued in. Using a combination of clamps and magnets to hold in position while the Zap 560 Canopy glue dries. Will do the right side next.
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