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Hangar 9 40 Size Piper Pawnee!!!

Old 12-13-2016, 05:22 PM
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Went to my LHS today and picked up my Pawnee. I've been checking through the box and being impressed with the quality I've seen so far. This will be a good early winter project to keep me occupied while nature does whatever it wants to do outdoors. I have a scale, leaf spring tail wheel that I built that I'll use on it and I want to spend some time with some scale work in the cockpit and instrument panel. I'm not sure about lights yet but I'm thinking about a 'smoke' system. Back in the 70s we used to use diesel fuel and automatic transmission fluid injected into our 2 stroke exhaust. It worked great but I've never tried it with a 4 stroke engine. I'll rig up something and experiment with it and let you know how it works. After all, a Pawnee needs to be able to 'spew' something on a low pass. Right?

I'm optimistic abut this plane. It sure looks good so far and everyone I've talked to who has flown one has nothing but good things to say about it. Wish me luck.

Tom
Old 12-29-2016, 01:51 PM
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I use my Pawnee for aero-tow. I installed a YS-FS115 engine with a three blade 14 x 9 prop.
This setup gives me 17 LBS. of thrust. I also created my own landing gear setup with a combination of Sullivan Cub landing gear. some part are 1/5 scale and other parts are 1/3 scale. The end result is a very robust wheel carriage that looks much like the real plane. Here is a photo of my test template.
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Old 12-29-2016, 01:58 PM
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Old 12-29-2016, 05:22 PM
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Steve, your gear is a work of art. Very nice attention to detail. I almost ordered a set of Robart Cub gear but my LHS has a Pawnee for sale on consignment. It has a lot of flying time and the factory struts have held up well. I'm going to hold off on upgrading the gear for now and concentrate on some other scale work. I just finished the instrument panel today and will be working on the cockpit / pilot next.

Thanks for the input and for sharing your build talents.

Tom

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