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n8622t 06-29-2017 02:19 PM

CY MODELS La-7//Evolution 160 radial
 
Just getting started with stripping wing and detail pubs

n8622t 06-29-2017 02:26 PM

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Robart 635RS retracts will replace stock

n8622t 06-29-2017 02:32 PM

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Wing stabs and rudder are all built up fully sheeted and covered in a solar Tex type of fabric

n8622t 06-29-2017 02:34 PM

Fiberglass fuse and cowl

n8622t 06-29-2017 02:38 PM

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Will sand this all off and add more detail before paint scheme goes on

n8622t 06-29-2017 02:42 PM

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All I got done today....marked CG on wings and belly to guide the gear relocation

n8622t 06-29-2017 02:45 PM

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I did notice that the thrust offset is built into the nose of the cowl which will help a lot with keeping the radial centered in the in the cowl opening

n8622t 06-29-2017 03:30 PM

I think that this plane is one of few that the evolution 160 will fit within a cowl...what a shame

n8622t 06-30-2017 06:21 PM

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Time to upgrade the axles to 1/4"

n8622t 06-30-2017 06:24 PM

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1/4-20 drilled and tapped

n8622t 06-30-2017 06:25 PM

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Now to move the gear

n8622t 07-01-2017 06:55 AM

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opened wing in area of new gear mounts

n8622t 07-01-2017 06:58 AM

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first rib template is made....fortunately it fit both wing halves

n8622t 07-04-2017 09:11 AM

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Templates are cut and trial fitted

n8622t 07-04-2017 09:14 AM

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Gear blocks cut and trimmed

n8622t 07-04-2017 09:16 AM

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Now to glass open bays and glue new mounts down

n8622t 07-04-2017 09:17 AM

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Right side finished!!!

n8622t 07-04-2017 09:19 AM

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All lines up correct....can't wait to get the radial mounted

n8622t 07-04-2017 09:20 AM

Move on to glass work

n8622t 07-04-2017 01:07 PM

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Very well built!!!

n8622t 07-04-2017 06:27 PM

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One wing ready to glass....done for the day

n8622t 07-04-2017 06:29 PM

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One more pic, my scheme, "Ivan the Terrible"

n8622t 07-06-2017 07:19 AM

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Ailerons are all that's left then to lay the glass to it

moparbob498 07-07-2017 04:17 AM

That's coming along really, really nice....thank you for sharing

n8622t 07-07-2017 07:39 AM

Thanks moparbob....should have some new pics this afternoon

n8622t 07-07-2017 04:11 PM

Got the glass work started after a crazy day of distraction

n8622t 07-07-2017 04:14 PM

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Glassed everything on one side .....wing will be next when I finish the small parts

n8622t 07-08-2017 09:57 AM

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Time for the flip side

n8622t 07-10-2017 02:14 PM

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Some progress on the gear location to break up the fiberglass monotony

n8622t 07-10-2017 02:15 PM

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All epoxied in

moparbob498 07-11-2017 05:45 AM

Coming along nice I see...! I have a hangar 9 hellcat that I'd like to do the same thing you're doing, except I don't need to change up my landing gear.... thankfully....so thank you for the pics & info, I'm absorbing this.. looking forward to seeing it in the air !!

n8622t 07-11-2017 04:47 PM

Go for it Bob....I've decided to strip all my ARFs and glass em

n8622t 07-11-2017 04:53 PM

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Decided to add a 1/8" ply sheet to the firewall. Got it cut and installed. Tomorrow it's back to glass work

n8622t 07-12-2017 11:05 AM

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Belly pan came in today...thanks Vic for the fine work

n8622t 07-13-2017 03:29 PM

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Make a mold for tailwheel doors

n8622t 07-13-2017 03:31 PM

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One coat of resin to go....let this all cure overnight

n8622t 07-14-2017 04:57 PM

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Mold released with no issue

n8622t 07-14-2017 05:01 PM

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So I get the gear openings cut and now I'm thinking I should have planned on adding inner doors....hindsight is killing me

n8622t 07-17-2017 04:24 AM

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Tailwheel door opening cut....now to make a mount. The bulkhead is located in a great spot for it. Original tailwheel block wasn't mounted very well

n8622t 07-17-2017 04:27 AM

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Inner gear doors laid up and hinge block glued in place


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