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Old 02-14-2017, 07:53 AM
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Brian,
Are you going to be at Joe Nall this year? I'm hoping to have my Hostetler Cessna 152 Aerobat done by then and will bring it with me.
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Old 02-14-2017, 08:43 AM
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Hi Saul.....yes...I do plan on bringing it. Are you close to finishing? Feel free to post some pics.....
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Haven't had a lot of time to work on it, but I just about have the lights done. I formed a couple covers to help the looks a little. They also seem to help with the spread of the light. The strobes will blind you straight on, but they do not show up quite as well if you are in front or behind the aircraft.

I still have to make my mind up on the landing lights. I have flashlight reflectors in now, which I like the look of and want to keep. The landing lights that came with the booma RC kit are larger diameter, and I'd have to really gut out the reflectors if I could even still use them at all. I may order a couple of the smaller strobes and use them as landing lights. The two sizes are interchangeable as strobes or landing lights.









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Old 03-29-2017, 08:41 AM
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More...





Full scale basic look I was going for.....
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Old 03-29-2017, 09:24 AM
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Looking awesome!!
Couple weeks left until the Joe Nall. Still going? Gonna bring the Cessna 206?

Saul
Old 03-29-2017, 10:16 AM
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Thanks Saul!

Yes, and yes.....planning on it anyways. How's the 152 coming along?
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Well it was moving along at a very brisk pace. I really only have a few things left to do on the fuselage and then install the servos into the wings an then cover the plane. However, my father got back into RC airplanes. So, every week he buys a new almost ready to fly. So, instead of spending the weekends working on my Cessna, I wind up working on his airplanes. It's fine. But I was really hoping to get the Cessna finished in time for the Joe Nall. I am, however, using a Great Planes Rimfire 65cc outrunner motor with a 12 cell lithium battery 10,000 mAh.
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Old 03-30-2017, 08:45 AM
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Originally Posted by slevin1 View Post
Well it was moving along at a very brisk pace. I really only have a few things left to do on the fuselage and then install the servos into the wings an then cover the plane. However, my father got back into RC airplanes. So, every week he buys a new almost ready to fly. So, instead of spending the weekends working on my Cessna, I wind up working on his airplanes. It's fine. But I was really hoping to get the Cessna finished in time for the Joe Nall. I am, however, using a Great Planes Rimfire 65cc outrunner motor with a 12 cell lithium battery 10,000 mAh.
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Oh man.....too funny. You're doing the right thing though. My father and I used to fly together all the time....I miss it.
Now, we are both so busy....It's not often we make it out to the field together.

Your plane is looking great!! Did you frame it up from the plans? I'll be interested in hearing how the electric power goes...should be sweet.
Feel free to post progress in here, or start a thread.....would be cool to see it come together!
Old 03-30-2017, 01:42 PM
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Actually it's an old custom cutters kit from 1996. Tower Hobbies used to sell it. I've been building it for the past 20 years. It's been an on again off agin project.
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I was able to make it out to the field this past weekend with the Cessna and had a friend try to video a little bit. It's not a long vid....I may post a longer one after I experiment with stitching shots together.
This was my first attempt at posting on youtube as well, so figured I'd give it a shot.


Old 10-27-2017, 02:43 PM
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Hello Brian,

Congratulations on this beautiful model!!!!
Since 2 years Im working in the same model, based on the original plan from Wendell Hostetler. Your video ist the first which I found in YouTube, really great! The take off was absolutely perfect!!!
Thanks for your build report an the pictures!!! A huge compliment!!!

A few weeks more and Im ready for my first take off!

Best Regards
Uwe
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Hi Uwe,
Thank you for the kind remarks!! I replied to your PM, but the site blipped, so I don't show that it sent. I'll resend in a bit.
Feel free to post pics of your Cessna! I'd love to see it! This winter I plan to do a little bit more.....most importantly add a pilot...LOL!

Brian
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Uwe,
Tried sending PM....its not working on my end. Feel free to send me an email [email protected]
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Hey Saul....are you still working on the 152?
Old 11-06-2017, 12:39 AM
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Yep. Im finally on the last little bits and pieces of the build. Installing the servos in the wing, installing the wing struts, attaching the wheel pants, create a battery tray for the lipos since it will be electric, and then cover the plane.

Question on for you: How are your wing struts attached to the wing and fuse? Can you please post some pics of how they are attached.
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Old 11-06-2017, 06:03 PM
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Good to hear you are making progress Saul!
I think I saw on youtube an electric version like yours....

So the struts that came with mine were built and covered. Looks to be hardwood with some aluminum sandwiched on the ends....I do not have a set of plans, so I'm not even sure how they are supposed to be built. These have some weight to them and are held in place with 10-32 if I remember right. I would like to go back this winter and incorporate the "cuffs" to make them look nicer and more scale.

Wish I could be more help....maybe someone else will chime in with some good ideas....
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Old 11-07-2017, 04:59 AM
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Thanks for the pic! 😊 very helpful. I had purchased some 1-1/2 wide airfoil shaped aluminum struts from Sea Commander. Theyre no longer in business but Keleo Creations was selling them for years along with an attachment system. I no longer see them on Keleos website. I have 2 ideas of how to attach them. One is to use the same technique used to attach the struts outlined in the assembly manual for the Hangar 9 Cessna 182. The other is very similar to the way yours are attached. Trial and error.
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Old 11-07-2017, 06:33 PM
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Anytime! Looking forward to seeing your plane! You have a scheme picked out?
Brian
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Took a little time to pull the Cessna down and am in process of finishing off a few things before the upcoming season. Number one on my list was to get a pilot on board. Nothing fancy here, but it will do the job....
The seats are made of lite ply, rigid foam, and sock/legging material. I also decided to thin down the pilot door....if you look back, you'll see how thick it was....should have fixed that from the beginning.
Working on a few more things....kind of fun just playing around with it....


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Hello my friend its Saul. I have some awesome news for you. I FOUND AND PURCHASED FIBERGLASS CUFFS FOR THE WING STRUTS AND LANGING GEAR FOR THE HOSTETLER CESSNA!!!!! How awesome is that!! They will work for your Cessna. Here are the 50cc landing gear farings:
https://www.theworldmodels.com/store...Detail&id=6694

Here is the link for the 50cc size:
https://www.theworldmodels.com/store...Detail&id=6842



Here is the link for the 100cc size:
https://www.theworldmodels.com/store...100cc-Sky-Link

And here are the landing gear farings:
https://www.theworldmodels.com/store...100cc-Sky-Link
Old 03-21-2018, 06:43 AM
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I forgot to add that I would STRONGLY recommend purchasing all 4 items. I did. I found the 100cc landing gear farings worked best but the 100cc wingstrut farings were too large.

Saul
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Thanks for the info Saul!
Interesting....the plane I have came with main gear cuffs, but I haven't seen any images of an older 206 with gear cuffs...it would look better with them though.
I've been thinking of a way to do the wing strut cuffs, but those you posted would make it easy enough. Can you post a pic or two of how they measure....the opening for the wing strut? How's your plane coming along?
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Ill have to email you the video. Will you be at Nall this year?
Saul.
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Here is the video:


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