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Hostetler Cessna 336 Skymaster

Discussion in 'Giant / Scale Scratch and Kit Build Threads' started by Patto, May 2, 2015.

   
  1. Patto

    Patto 70cc twin V2

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  2. Patto

    Patto 70cc twin V2

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    So..... I've been glassing like crazy, but it is slow going!

    The right wing is upside-down in the photo, mounted on the left side temporarily while the primer dries. I'm also half done with glassing the left wing.

    Yes, I'm not doing everything in the right order, I know. I wanted to prime the right wing before glassing too many pieces to see how the finished product would look. It's all a learning process for me since this is my first time.

    I used an entire rattle can on the right wing. I'll need three more at the very least, probably four. This is much more expensive than Monokote!
     

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  3. Patto

    Patto 70cc twin V2

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    I am going to have to decide on how to do panel lines pretty quick here. If any of you have a favorite method, please let me know.
     
  4. Patto

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    I've been busy working on the struts and mounting the cowls. The struts and fairings were just blocks of balsa, and after a lot of work are now complete. They attach using dowels and fit snugly into place with the center section attached.

    The cowls attach using several 6/32 bolts into hardwood blocks. I used filler to make them flush to the fuselage. The rear cowl is complete, and I had to rotate the engine to avoid doing too much surgery. I'm not happy with how much I had to cut up the rear cowl, but the front cowl will end up needing almost no cutting, even with the autostart.

    Filling the area between the fuse and front cowl is going to take some balsa. I also discovered that it was very difficult to get the blocks and blind nuts installed for the front cowl mount.

    Progress though!
     

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  5. Jetpainter

    Jetpainter 640cc Uber Pimp

    Looks like there is a lot of carving and sculpting on this airplane.
     
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    A lot balsa work on that plane. This reminds me of sometime ago I forget which kit supplier it was it could have been Pica or Sig when you opened the box all it was sheets and blocks of balsa and I always use to say well another plane you need to carve out of solid balsa.
     
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