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Scale Wendell Hostetler 30% PA-28 Cherokee Build

Discussion in 'Giant / Scale Scratch and Kit Build Threads' started by TonyHallo, Jun 7, 2021.

  1. Ordered the landing gear yesterday, plans show Sierra gear, I'm going with Robart. Had to order the fixed yoke style (No. 684) for the nose wheel due to the wheel diameter shown on the plans. Will need to make a trunnion and linkage to make it steerable, some lathe and milling machine work, can't wait. The nose wheel is mounted on the back side of the firewall so this work needs to be done early in the build stage. Thinking of using UHMW polyethylene bar for the trunnion much like an old Fults Nose wheel bearing, just a little bigger.
    The mains are No. 604, they may need shorten a little. Same style used on the old Cherokee flown over the past seven seasons so I know they will work well.
    Helping a friend side his rental property, would rather be gluing wood!!!

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  2. FedEx was here today. These appear to be a magnitude of order larger then the 1/2" diameter used on the original, good for 25 to 50 pound. just collecting parts right now, putting together a RC Guys 150 Cessna to finish out the season plus helping a friend side his rental, not enough hours in the day, how did I work a full time job? makes one wonder!
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  3. IMG_1097.JPG IMG_1098-1.jpg As a note the Cessna 150 and the Cherokee shared the same crappy stock nose wheel, need to do a little lathe work. These are photos from a friends Cherokee that a brass bushing was installed to eliminate the slop in the stock nose gear, need to do same for the Cessna,
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2021
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