Talented guy from Canada - now that's a description I can live with!
My Hobbistar has certainly come a long way. From the very first day of flight school...
... to now.
You can check out the RCU wing bolt conversion thread
or the full write up with pictures on my website: http://www.grosbeakrc.ca/aircraft/ho...oltonwing.html
52larry52 is dead on in one respect - the Hobbistar is not super easy to convert to wing bolts. Having done it, I do
think it was worth the trouble. Note, though, that I'm one of those guys who gets as much out of shop time as I do out of flight time. And while I didn't keep track, I estimate this took between five and ten hours of work.
The end result is that it's quicker and easier to attach the wing, it's always centred, you don't need a constant supply of rubber bands... and it just looks better.
Other mods to this airplane include the following:
- Wing rebuild (post tree strike)
- Tail dragger conversion
- Dual aileron conversion
- Gas engine installation (DLE 20)
- Ski / wheel combination
- Heat formed custom cowl