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Old 07-30-2012, 03:29 PM
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I like to kit bash. I have the ES plans and am building around the larger wing. It is a fun project but the summer flying season and yard work season is upon us here.
I hope that the flaps offer some slowing down of the plane so that I can land it.
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Old 07-31-2012, 02:32 AM
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I agree with the flaps on this airframe, even though Hosteller says thay aren't needed. I know I'll be adding them on mine! How old are your plans? My plans came with both the ES and the IV build.

When I pickup my L-IV I got th fiberglass fuse, foam core wings and horz stab (obiechi wood), but since I have not tacked a foam core like this, I had a full wood kit cut so I can use the built up wing. I have begun to think about using "fliteskin" instead of balsa sheeting and then fiberglassing, the fliteskin looks like it'll do a nice job, plus if I decide to use the foam core it will work on those too.

I am looking to start this build hopefully soon. Need to get a 32x80 hollow core door to build this one ...





Thanks for posting your pics, they are helpful.
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Old 07-31-2012, 05:22 PM
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My plans are so old that they are carved in stone....they must be among the first sold.....

I will keep on with the build but it is going to be slow.

Good luck with your build....why not start a thread on it so that other methods can be seen?

I am using a standard door for the build....it fits.
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Old 08-01-2012, 05:28 AM
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I may just start a thread on my build. First need the 32x80 door to build on lol...
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Old 08-02-2012, 07:54 AM
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Maybe an 8 foot by 34 inch door would be easier to find. Try local hardware stores for damaged doors.....mine was only about 15 dollars and I have had it for 30 years. I guess they would cost more now.....better get one soon before the government outlaws them.

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Old 08-02-2012, 09:06 AM
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Well, after a few hours of looking I found exactly the door I wanted to use! I found it at Stock Supply, its a 32"x80" exterior flush steel slab no drill door for $68.00. I did find one at HD but it was pre hung and in a sash for $116. I would have had to throw away the sash and to that was a big waste. I'll be picking the door up on Wed next week.

I am planning on using it as a large magnetic building board + I can use ceiling tile or other material on the other side should I want to build with pins and such.
This should end up pretty versatile


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Old 08-02-2012, 07:04 PM
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Sounds good!
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Old 08-04-2012, 11:36 PM
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Another sleepless night in Jacksonville.

Since it is my first time with fowler flaps I sure was hesitant in cutting away the wing that looked so goodl

Measure and re-measure.......

Cut.......Came out ok; still have some shaping to do. Flap is just right on one end byt not thick enough on the other....Have to add some sheeting to the bottom to thicken it.

Here is what I did tonight.

This should be set number 3
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Old 08-04-2012, 11:39 PM
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Here are more pictures of tonights' progress.

This should be set number1
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This should be set number 2


Yet More........sorry the pictures are out of sequence........too early on the morning to be doing this.
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Default RE: Hostetler Lancair ES Build with retracts.

Looking good, Did your plans come with the detail to add flaps? Mine did not. We may want to trade photos of the plans we each have.
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Old 08-05-2012, 07:13 PM
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Default RE: Hostetler Lancair ES Build with retracts.

No. Not on plans......I am just going along by instinct. I haven't drawn any plans for the flaps either.....just measure and cut.....
worked on it tonight too. nothing to show for this evening...just cut and shape. Using spackling to fill the gaps.
It is a fun project.
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Old 08-06-2012, 12:03 PM
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Default RE: Hostetler Lancair ES Build with retracts.

The ultimate in Fowler Flaps.

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Old 08-21-2012, 10:51 PM
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Default RE: Hostetler Lancair ES Build with retracts.

It took a lot of thinking but I figured out how to put the flap mechanism into the flap.

It is probably easy for those of you who have done it before.

The following pictures will show my slow progression.

While I was doing this I was rebuilding 2 planes that I re-kitted this past month.

Have to keep them flying.

So, here goes.....
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Continuing.........

The rectangular pieces are of 1/8 inch plywood to allow for a good solid hold.

I USED 30 MINUTE EPOXY TO SECURE THE PLYWOOD.

YES, THERE ARE GAPS BECAUSE I DIDN'T CUT THE PLYWOOD PERFECTLY.......THAT'S WHY THEY INVENTED SPACKLING COMPOUND.........'SPECIALLY FOR BUILDERS LIKE ME.
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Make sure there is room for the slide to move freely..

Next I will drill pilot holes for the 4 screws that hold the hinge in place.

The next one should be much quicker to install.

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Two hinges installed and one more to go......in the middle.

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The reason that this thread is going so slow is because I am working on a Hostetler Cessna 150 at the same time as well as doing all the household chores and yard work...getting some flying in too....

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Looks good Sebo. I have not had a chance to start my build yet. Where did you get the hinges?
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Old 09-20-2012, 12:10 AM
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Planning to stasrt work on it again tomorrow.
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Old 09-22-2012, 05:03 AM
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Middle flap hinge completed.........If you go for 3 hinges, make sure that they are all in alignment so binding won't occur.

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Im watching! Ive got the urge to take one of these and either modify it into a lancair evolution, or a lancair Iv-P with a wren turboprop
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If you do, Youare welcome toadd your construction to this thread if you want.........I'd surely be interested in your mods and construction techniques..
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Will do.. right now i'm still in the debating stages. I've got so many other "large" models that my trailer has run out of room so convincing the wife to let me have another is kind of difficult.. specially since the trailer is full and one of the spare bedrooms has partially completed projects, kits, ARF's and a ton of plans and balsa wood sitting in it. lol
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