Tony Hallo shared a photo. 5 months ago

Made it out today to the Indiana Flyers Club Fun Fly, had 19 pilots signed up.

Smokin Joe Plane looks great! 5 months ago
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Tony Hallo I still need to add the Glasair graphics and the N numbers on the tail along with the dash. 5 months ago
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Smokin Joe You'll need two pilot figures for that one. Or at least a passenger with the pilot! 4 months ago
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Tony Hallo shared a photo. 5 months ago

I set the Champ aside and trying to finish my Byron Glasair for the Indiana Fliers club fun fly this Saturday. Come out and join us.

Smokin Joe Wow! That is a nice fat fuse!!!! And cowl too!! Realistic! Nice job Tony! 5 months ago
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Tony Hallo shared a photo. 7 months ago

Start on the rudder. 1/8" spruce strips laminated together to form the rudder hoop. Soaked an ammonia overnight before bending.

Smokin Joe That's going to be one sweet plane! 7 months ago
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Tony Hallo Thanks Joe I sure do hope so. 6 months ago
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Tony Hallo shared a photo. 7 months ago

Got the Champ stab about done.

I74 That's a lot of holes ! 7 months ago
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Tony Hallo Was hoping for more! 7 months ago
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Smokin Joe Strong looking! Got any idea what it will weigh in at when covered with a motor?? 7 months ago
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Tony Hallo shared a photo. 7 months ago

Bill,
This is about where I'm at, starting building the horizontal stabilizer.

Tony Hallo The door is skinned with .012" aluminum sheet. 7 months ago
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Tony Hallo Here's the gear installed. 7 months ago
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Smokin Joe Awesome job on that plane! Love the landing gear and door! 7 months ago
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Bill Weston I had to call Joe to see this! I wish I could build like that! 7 months ago
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Tony Hallo You can, just take your time and drink Miller Lites!!!! 7 months ago
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Mike Wilson Nice Job! 7 months ago
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Tony Hallo shared a photo. 9 months ago

The power plant arrived for the Champ, 85 cc four stroke.

randyz A master at work!! Love watching this build Tony. 9 months ago
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Smokin Joe Wow, what a nice engine! Big bucks! I bet it is going to be smoooooth! 9 months ago
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I74 The CNC work on those cylinders is pretty impressive ! 8 months ago
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Tony Hallo shared a photo. 9 months ago

Took a perfectly good cowl and split it into three pieces just like the full scale.

Smokin Joe Just like the real thing! 9 months ago
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Tony Hallo shared a photo. 9 months ago

Here's the tail wheel I made for the Champ, copy of a Scott 3000.

I74 Looks great Tony ! 9 months ago
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Al Bartek Nice work! 9 months ago
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Tony Hallo commented on Jeff Martin's photo 9 months ago

Nice!

Tony Hallo shared a photo. 9 months ago

Here the finished link.

Smokin Joe Realistic landing gear! 9 months ago
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Bill Weston Nice job , Tony1 9 months ago
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Tony Hallo Yes the drawings are very accurate 9 months ago
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Tony Hallo shared a photo. 9 months ago

Had to make a bender for the trailing links, worked out well.

Jeff Martin I like the little ratchet! 9 months ago
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Tony Hallo shared a photo. 9 months ago

Also have the main struts built for the landing gear. They are made from 4130 tubing. Took several shifts to these fit and silver soldered together.

Smokin Joe Nice work Tony! 9 months ago
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Tony Hallo shared a photo. 9 months ago

The Champ wings are nearing completion. Just a few more details to iron on

Smokin Joe Is that about a 13' wing? 9 months ago
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Tony Hallo 140" ish 9 months ago
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Tony Hallo shared a photo. 10 months ago

And the left wing made it off the bench, just a few details to finish. Now I can roll out the fuselage drawings.

I74 That looks like a ''very'' stout wing ! 10 months ago
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Tony Hallo The spars are 5/16" spruce, the ribs are 1/4" x 1/8" spruce, the bows are basswood, the only balsa in the wing is the leading edge and sheeting. Yes it is stout 10 months ago
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Bill Weston You are not only good at this building thing, you are fast! 10 months ago
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Tony Hallo shared a photo. 10 months ago

Here is the left wing bow lamination installed and rough sanded to shape. Takes a little longer to sand basswood vs balsa!

Smokin Joe That is some nice work! 10 months ago
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