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    RE: Hostetler 33% Decathlon

    HI Guys; I had the same concern with the screws in the spar so I used a 10/32 blind nut inside the inboard wing ribs and bolts from the inside of the fuselage cabin. it must go thru 2 cabin ribs so I used a piece brass tubing for a guide to line up the bolts with the blind nut in the wing has worked out well maybee an option for you to consider cheers John

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    RE: Hostetler 33% Decathlon

    actually, thats the way you mount the wings on the balsa usa super cub. it's a pain to get your hands inside the cabin door with a allen key and than get up to the wing mounts.it works but..........

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    RE: Hostetler 33% Decathlon

    Guys my ,02c

    a) Spar x struts mounting: I use an L shaped (an U-Channel would be even more scale) like the pix below screwed onto the spar on my planes - and theyΒ΄re 3/8 x 3/8. Enough, considering thereΒ΄s a wing tube also. For more security, I could drill 1/8 holes thru the spars and place a lock nut on the otherside. I donΒ΄t know on the WH design, but on mine there are 1/8 ply shearwebs along the entire span of the wing, providing for additional strength in both length and width, regarding to the spar itself.

    b) Wing securing against the fuse sides: I use a bolt inserted from the root inside (fixed), and a wingnut from inside the fuse. Simple and easy. If you wanna go really scale trade the wingnut for a locknut, itΒ΄s less visible.

    Cheers
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    RE: Hostetler 33% Decathlon

    Bob,
    Not a bad Idea, maybe I'll stop over. It's supposed to be nice weather though, maybe flyable. It all depends on where you drill the hole, but your judgment is sound, I trust it's drilled in the wrong place. We will have a look.
    RP

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    RE: Hostetler 33% Decathlon

    yes, i like the idea of bolts in the wing and nuts inside. i have wing mounts from da that are 1/4-20 threads and nylon knobs. i use them on my imac extras. i will retro fit a set into this bird. thanks for the idea

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    RE: Hostetler 33% Decathlon

    Hi guys,

    Wings are almost done will post a picture tomorrow. What do you think about the Hitec HS-5685MH for each surface? On a 2s lipo. Are these strong enough?
    Also i have 4 piece of W1 rib? I only need 2 right?

    Martin


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    RE: Hostetler 33% Decathlon

    should be more than enough.

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    RE: Hostetler 33% Decathlon

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    RE: Hostetler 33% Decathlon

    One questions guys,

    For some reason i have all the leading edge double for the elevator. 1/4 inch thick and 1/2inch thick.
    Any idea whats going on here? E1, LE stabs, etc

    Martin

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    RE: Hostetler 33% Decathlon

    i have the same in my kit. eric said there were 2 ways of doing the build. if i remember, 1 with sheeting, one w/o

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    RE: Hostetler 33% Decathlon

    Martin, well done! Starting to look the part!
    A good landing is one you could walk away from. A spectacular landing is when the airplane is reusable...!

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    RE: Hostetler 33% Decathlon

    nice tips, makes me want to copy them.

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    RE: Hostetler 33% Decathlon

    Thanks Marcus,

    Can someone verify that the height for the landing gear should be 10inch for a 33% decathlon.
    Plans shows 6-1/4inch.

    Martin

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    RE: Hostetler 33% Decathlon

    6 1/4 seems pretty low to me, my calculations tell me about 8 inches would be right, added to 2 1/2 radius of a 5-inch-wheel gives 10 1/2 from the ground to the LG base plate.
    Check the front view drawing and do your own math...
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    RE: Hostetler 33% Decathlon

    Hi Marcus,

    Just calculated again. I come to 8-8.5 from top of the landing gear to center of the wheel.

    Thanks

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    RE: Hostetler 33% Decathlon

    Great, Martin
    A good landing is one you could walk away from. A spectacular landing is when the airplane is reusable...!

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    RE: Hostetler 33% Decathlon

    my gear is 8 1/2 high.i am confused on the wing center section on the 33 % plans and the kit itself from the plans. f13 and 14 are cut so that the inner w1 is about 5/8 in outboard of f15. should not w1 sit on top of f15 and that the outer w1 be placed an inch or so outboard of that. also f13/14 only go into the wing box 1/2 way into the spar box. sounds like a failure about to happen..

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    RE: Hostetler 33% Decathlon

    whats that about what a picture is worth
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    RE: Hostetler 33% Decathlon

    Hey Martin, I calculated 8.250" using a three view that I have, from axel to top of gear. I made mm gear from the plans but made the mounting tabs a little longer so it measures approx 7.000". With that I'll probably have to use a 3 bladed prop or make another gear.

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    RE: Hostetler 33% Decathlon

    Bob2, Did your gear ciome with the kit or where did you gert it?

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    RE: Hostetler 33% Decathlon

    That would be the scale height of the landing gear.
    Anything highr or lower will spoil the scale look of the model.
    A good landing is one you could walk away from. A spectacular landing is when the airplane is reusable...!

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    RE: Hostetler 33% Decathlon

    Hi,

    Yeah gear should be around 8.25inch. I bought a 3blade 25x12 for my dle-111. Should give plenty of clearance with a 5inch tire.
    I try to get graphtechrc to make me a Carbon fiber gear. Should be around 80dollars.

    Does somebody have a mold for the canopy and is willing to make me one? I'm willing to pay for it.

    Martin


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