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Old 03-01-2011, 07:18 PM
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I am very seriously considering a build of the Hostetler Cessna 150/152. I was wondering if you all might know where to purchase the cockpit windows (front and back) and the door glass?

If any of you have built this airplane can you e-mail me some pictures of your build and any and all advice on the build is more than welcome.

Please advise.

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Old 03-01-2011, 08:12 PM
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Glenn

I purchased a window kit from a guy here on RCU a couple years ago . I don't remember his name but maybe this link is him .....
Contact him and see if he can help you..

http://www.rcuniverse.com/market/item.cfm?itemId=725476


BTW .. Please run a build thread on this when you get to it . I have'nt seen anyone else do an in depth build yet and I think it is a great subject.
I have all the parts but I have about 5 other builds to complete first before I can start mine....
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Thank you for the link. I e-mailed him this morning. If he has the windows, and Fiberglass specialties has the cowl and wheel pants. (Unless any of you know where to get the fiberglass pieces cheaper).

I am thinking of going with www.nationalbalsa.comTo buy a full laser cut kit, but first I have to purchase the plans from Hostetler.

Currently I am on the road until at least March and probably until early summer.

Once I can get all the pieces of the puzzle in some semblence of order. I will definately start a build thread as I have looked everywhere I know to look and I dont see any build threads of this model going.

Tom Crump and Glen McIntosh are building Hostetler Cessna 195's and have a great build thread going.

Anyway I will start a thread as soon as the piecesare in play.

Until then, Thanks again for thelink.

If anyone else here has links etc for the Cessna 150/152. Link em here. I will post links as I find them.

It should not be this difficult to find this stuff. The only grumble I have is, I sent an e-mail asking Hostetler where to find the windows and still have not heard back from them. They only have links for the fiberglass pieces.

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I haven't seen the 150/152 plans, but usually the builder makes his own windows out of sheet stock.

My 195 plans have a windscreen pattern printed on them. The side windows are flat, made from sheet stock. No pattern was provided for them, but it wasn't necessary.
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Tom:
You are correct.

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I called Mr. Hostetler yesterday and spoke with him a little and he informed me that the windows are in factmade out of flat stock. Ialso called "PROBUILDER" and he has built this airplane for the movies and they were made just to crash. (What a shame.)Anyway Fiberglass Specialties has available the cowl and wheel pants.

I waswondering if anyone knowswhere to find the strut "cuffs"?

Tom can you help out here? I would think the Cessna 195 hassimilar cuffs.

I plan onordering the plans from Mr. Hostetler very soon. I am on the road and still figuring out the part pieces. More tofollow.

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Will these strut covers work for you. http://www.rcuniverse.com/market/item.cfm?itemID=726277
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That link comes up as an expired add for a glider ??????
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Glenn, The 195, basically, has "model airplane" landing gear. There are no cuffs.

In my opinion, It would be easiest to order the plans, then find sources for what you need, or can not make.

Parts for Wendell's plans are readily available from suppliers listed on his site. Anything not listed, is usually made by the builder. Don't let this intimidate you. Although the build will be more difficult than your Bravo, it won't be uncompleteable. (Is that a word???) The knowledge that you gained building it, provideed you with the experience necessary to build the 150/152.

Any questions that you may have, will be answered by members of RCU, to the best of our ability.
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Tom:
Thanks. I was talking about the wing strut cuffs, where the wing strut meets the wing and the fuselage. I am pretty sure they can be done out of balsa. I was just wondering if there is a source commercially?

I am going to order the plans either today or in 2 weeks.

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Glenn, the 195 doesn't have wing struts. Making cuffs for them shouldn't be too dificult.

I'd use foam, Carving/sanding them to shape. When I was happy with the form, I'd glass the cuff. When cured, I'd dig out the foam.
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Tom:
Thanks again. Sounds like a very good idea. As soon as I get the plans I will see what they say. I am pretty bad about making mountains out of mole hills. I bet it is a no brainer.

I would think that since the Hostetler site does not link the cuffs, they are a simple affair.

Time will tell.

Looking so forward to this build.

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Can anyone tell me if the wings break down into 2 pieces after being built?

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Ya, Glenn. Don't stress out over any of this.

Study your plans, well, before you start construction. Hostetler designs aren't overly difficult to build, but some thought has to go into it. I found it hard to decifer what types of wood, he was using, where. I figured it out, though. All went well.
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Can anyone tell me if the wings break down into 2 pieces after being built?

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At that wingspan, you can bet that the wing will break down.

Again, I suggest that you ask questions after you receive the plans.

Hostetler designs in a traditional manner. No big surprises lie ahead of you.

It's almost the weekend. Sit back, grab an adult beverage, and relax.
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Well guys. The new baby is on it's way. I just ordered the plans this morning. I am having them shipped to my hotel.

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That travelling has to be tough. Nothing to do, in your spare time. Thinking about you next project tends to consume your thoughts.

Congrats on buying the plans. Have fun doing your research !!! Most importantly, enjoy your build !!!
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Tom:
Will do. Speaking of enjoying the build. When are you and the other Glenn, gonna make some more progress on your Cessna's? I am enjoying watching you guys.

Also as a side note. Do you or Glenn have any extra knobs instruments or detail stuff that you did not use or like? If so would you be willing to send your discards my way?

Just asking. (LOL)

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Tom:
Will do. Speaking of enjoying the build. When are you and the other Glenn, gonna make some more progress on your Cessna's? I am enjoying watching you guys.

Also as a side note. Do you or Glenn have any extra knobs instruments or detail stuff that you did not use or like? If so would you be willing to send your discards my way?

Just asking. (LOL)

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The instrument (most of them, anyway) can be purchased from Hobby Lobby. The knobs were turned on a lathe, by Glenn. He's not really interested in doing them, to sell.

Glenn and I are both waiting for warm weather, so we can start priming our Cessnas.

We will use a layering method, to produce simulated raised panels, on the airframe. It takes time, lots of masking, etc. Neither of us want to blow up our shops, so we have to wait until we can paint in a well ventilated area.
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Tom:
When you say Hobby Lobby are you talking about the "RC hobby lobby" or the store variety hobby lobby? I want to start buying some items for the build.

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Glenn; It's the RC Hobby Lobby. Here's a link to their instruments and cockpit accessory selection. http://www.hobby-lobby.com/scale_rc_...ts_390_ctg.htm

My 195 is 1/4 scale. I used 1/4 scale instruments, but thought they were a little too large. If I were to do it again, I'd go with the 1/5 size.
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Probuilder:
I sent you an e-mail.

Tom:
Understood. I will surely start checking into the instruments. Tom I have a quick question for you. I have a door I bought for the Bravo construction. I was wondering what you used for your cessna? Did you do sheetrock on top of a flat surface or ceiling material?

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This build is a little special to me. I started in RC and full scale flying back in 1984, My first solo and check ride was done in a Cessna 150/152. I went on to becomean airframe and powerplant technician and worked inthat industry (mostly corporate jets) until 2008. Ihave 2cessna'sin mind that I am interested in, possibly scaling this build to. The first airplane is still flying and it is the one I soloedin (N61282). It isa Cessna 150 with the old pull start. The other aircraft was a Cessna 152 (N757UK) and it was crashedafter my check ride. The pilot got carb ice and spun it in. The plane was a total loss.

Looking forward to getting theplans, parts/piecesand starting the build. Man the wife is going to bePO'd cause I am taking her room back.

Glenn Williams



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Glenn, I like your motivation for this build !

I build on a door. I can't remember the name of the material that is on top of it, but the "modern equivalent seems to be homasote, available at building supply houses


Edit: The name of the material on my building board is Cellotex.
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I Received the plans from Hostetler today. Came in2 large sheets.

This is abig honkin airplane.

I am just beingcurious here, but where have you guys got your kitscut?A quick search shows the link I posted at the start of this thread. Then there is precision cut kits. They appear to be swamped. It would be nice to have some links to other kit cutters posted in this thread.

More to follow. Of course I have to get home and pull the trigger on a laser cutter.

Thanks all

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Be sure to research any kit cutter that you decide on.

PCK may be swamped, but you get your product. Problems have arisen with a few (very few) other kit cutters. Make sure that you know who you are sending your $$$ to.

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