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04-20-2022, 09:47 PM
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Posted By aramid

Unfortunately, my 60-size Hog is in storage and...

Unfortunately, my 60-size Hog is in storage and not somewhere I can easily measure; the blue Hog in this thread is scaled down. You should be safe basing your gear on the 4-Star; it's pretty close to...
04-19-2022, 04:54 PM
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Posted By aramid

I strongly recommend the conventional gear. The...

I strongly recommend the conventional gear. The particular blue-and-white Hog I chronicled here is a bit of a different situation, because it's a scaled-down, ultra-lightweight electric variant, but...
05-15-2011, 05:01 AM
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Posted By aramid

It's nice to get people interested in this great...

It's nice to get people interested in this great old plane. It was the first properly aerobatic RC model anyone ever made; although it flies more like a modern trainer than anything, it certainly...
04-15-2011, 07:57 PM
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Posted By aramid

That's a very nice-looking model you've got...

That's a very nice-looking model you've got there. I'd love to see some pictures of the covering, but when you go to that kind of effort on a clean, open structure, sometimes they look just as good...
10-13-2010, 07:53 PM
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Posted By aramid

Thanks! Your trainer is right, the Hog would be...

Thanks! Your trainer is right, the Hog would be an excellent second plane. It's relaxed and easy to fly, but has much better performance than a Nexstar.

Be aware, though, that if you build it...
08-10-2010, 12:27 AM
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Posted By aramid

Thanks for the compliments! Flaps would be...

Thanks for the compliments!

Flaps would be fairly easy to add to the plane, and might be fun to play with, but are definitely not necessary. I've seen very few model planes which really needed...
07-31-2010, 05:25 AM
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Views: 36,879
Posted By aramid

Mike, thanks for the compliments! The power...

Mike, thanks for the compliments!

The power system is perfect for the plane. It's running about 135 watts per pound with a pitch speed of about 60 MPH, which suits the style of the plane very...
07-07-2010, 04:29 PM
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Posted By aramid

Fortunately, I had no trouble tripling the number...

Fortunately, I had no trouble tripling the number of magnets on my hatch, and although I've only flown twice since then, it seems like they're going to hold.

I buy my magnets from...
06-13-2010, 04:27 AM
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Views: 36,879
Posted By aramid

Thanks for all the kind words! There are a...

Thanks for all the kind words!

There are a few tweaks remaining before the plane is really 100% complete. Obviously I need to add hatch magnets, but I also need to replace the bearings in my...
06-10-2010, 11:12 PM
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Views: 36,879
Posted By aramid

Done!

I got my test flight in yesterday afternoon. The access hatch blew off as soon as the plane broke ground, so it'll be getting a few extra magnets; fortunately, this was the most dramatic part of the...
05-11-2010, 04:59 AM
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Views: 36,879
Posted By aramid

Finished Covering!

Well, it's been two months, but I've been chipping away at things slowly and I'm happy to report that I am nearly complete! All that remains is mounting the canopy, building a battery shelf, and...
03-10-2010, 04:28 AM
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Posted By aramid

Thanks, guys! Dereck, my biggest problem...

Thanks, guys!

Dereck, my biggest problem with wing-mounted landing gear is that they make both the wings and the fuselage more difficult to store and transport, because neither section can sit...
03-09-2010, 07:06 PM
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Posted By aramid

Balsa work nearly done!

Well, I'm about a week and a half late on my weekly update, but at least there's progress to report. The woodworking is probably 90% complete; all that's left is to attach the tail, finish sand, and...
02-21-2010, 05:27 AM
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Views: 36,879
Posted By aramid

Fuselage Progress!

Another week, another progress post. The fuselage is out of the jig and starting to take its final shape:

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=121148&stc=1&d=1266729089
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02-14-2010, 04:48 AM
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Views: 36,879
Posted By aramid

Yep, wingspan is right at 50". Unfortunately, I...

Yep, wingspan is right at 50". Unfortunately, I have no idea what to expect for the final weight. I'll be content with anything under three pounds, although I'd like to see closer to two.

Thanks...
02-13-2010, 12:01 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 36,879
Posted By aramid

Fuselage!

I've made quite a bit more progress since I last posted pictures. First, the tail pieces are cut and shaped. As you can see, I decided not to go with the shapes drawn on the plans, as they were a...
02-10-2010, 04:44 AM
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Views: 36,879
Posted By aramid

After I posted that question, I stopped by a...

After I posted that question, I stopped by a friend's house to help him with his House of Balsa Spacewalker. While I was there, I measured his downthrust at 2. Based on that and Sharkster's plane,...
02-09-2010, 11:58 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 36,879
Posted By aramid

I've gotten the ailerons more or less put...

I've gotten the ailerons more or less put together, so the wing is now complete aside from a bit of sanding. I started on the fuselage today, and I've been struggling with downthrust. The plans...
02-06-2010, 01:52 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 36,879
Posted By aramid

Progress continues slowly, but now there are much...

Progress continues slowly, but now there are much better pictures of my lack of progress!

I didn't have a lot of time to work on it today, but I did get the wingtips sheeted. They still need some...
02-04-2010, 12:46 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 36,879
Posted By aramid

I will indeed be using 9-gram servos, but there's...

I will indeed be using 9-gram servos, but there's no support structure in place at all right now. The holes I think you're looking at are for wiring; the servos themselves will be outboard in the...
02-04-2010, 04:02 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 36,879
Posted By aramid

70% Astro Hog scratchbuild - Finished!

EDIT: Project is completed; details in post #24, photos in post #26.

That's 70% of the original 72" Astro Hog, not some insane IMAA-legal behemoth.

The plane I learned to fly on was a...
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