Tony Hallo shared a photo. 4 months ago

Flap hinges for the Cherokee. G10 material.

I74 Nice job,, looks kind'a like the stuff I make. 4 months ago
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Tony Hallo shared a photo. 4 months ago

Decided to add lights to this build, not sure why? Here's the start.

Tony Hallo shared a photo. 4 months ago

Here the tip is installed

Smokin Joe Is this the same plans as the old Cherokee? 4 months ago
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Tony Hallo Not the old one was a 1/4 scale ARF by RC Guys. I redid the plane to my liking. This is a 30% scale using Hostettler plans with many changes. This plane is 108" span, a little bigger than the old one. it will look the same. 4 months ago
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Tony Hallo shared a photo. 4 months ago

The wing tips were formed out of foam then glassed, the foam was melted out.

Tony Hallo shared a photo. 4 months ago

5/8" Robart Robo Struts for the landing gear. The block is basswood.

Tony Hallo shared a photo. 4 months ago

Here the left wing is ready to cut the bottom of the airfoil.

Tony Hallo shared a photo. 4 months ago

The wings are foam ribbed jigged right on top of the work bench.

Tony Hallo shared a photo. 4 months ago

The vertical fin is foam core as well with a rotary drive system, no exposed control linkage.

I got a few more to post a little later.

Tony Hallo shared a photo. 4 months ago

Here's a shot of the stabalator It is foam core rather than buildup as shown on the plans.

Tony Hallo shared a photo. 4 months ago

I'm making a plug to vacuum form the hatch,

Smokin Joe Nice little lathe in the background! 4 months ago
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Tony Hallo shared a photo. 4 months ago

More of the fuselage

Tony Hallo shared a photo. 4 months ago

The Cherokee will have a stabalator just like the plane in the Avatar

Tony Hallo shared a photo. 4 months ago

I lost the plane in my avatar this past summer so I'm building another Cherokee, 30%25 from Hostettler plans. Of couse I'm changing a few things. 108" span power by a Roto 85 four stroke twin, same that powers the Champ.

Tony Hallo added a video. 11 months ago

Try this one

tony successful flight on his Champ

I74 Looked much better,, engine sounded like it was laboring though. 11 months ago
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Tony Hallo Waiting for a calm day for the next flight, reduced aileron throws a little more and added more differential at the low rate. I was at full throttle for 15 seconds during take off and climb, telemetry indicated 5700-5800 rpm during that period, prop is a 26 x 8. The rpm is just about perfect for a scale sound at full throttle. I may try a 10 pitch to slow it down a little once I'm happy with the... Show more 11 months ago
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I74 Other than aerobatic planes, I generally dial in as little ailerons as possible,, & more up than down on differential.. learned that on setting up Sailplanes.. I like around 25% expo pretty much on all aileron set ups also, regardless of what it is,, & around 30% expo on elevator... Rudder,, pretty much max, with no expo... My comment about the engine,, to me it sounded better on the first... Show more 11 months ago
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Smokin Joe That's exactly my expo setup. 25% on ailerons and elevator, 0 on rudder and rudder on full throw! 10 months ago
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Smokin Joe Nice flight Tony! That cherokee was a super nice plane! 10 months ago
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Tony Hallo Thanks Joe but it wasn't that good. All in all a bad year so far, dinged up the landing gear on the Champ last time out, lost the Cherokee before that due a very stupid error on my part, took off in range test mode! A new 30% Cherokee is underway. 10 months ago
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Smokin Joe That is going to be a nice project! 10 months ago
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