Wendell Hestetler Cessna 152 30%

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Wendell Hestetler Cessna 152 30%

Postby Wayne Cox » October 24th, 2014, 4:32 pm

Well I all this started from buying a front nose leg from Daren Langwade :roll:
His Cessna sadly went in at Cosford some time ago so we chatted and I purchased the leg and went for it.
I have had great assistance from Leion at Belair with Plans etc and SLEC.
So some photos on the build

Cheers

Wayne
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Re: Wendell Hestetler Cessna 152 30%

Postby Wayne Cox » October 25th, 2014, 7:58 pm

Well Tail now sanded, Hinged. Fus now started all lined and square.

Wayne
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Re: Wendell Hestetler Cessna 152 30%

Postby Wayne Cox » October 27th, 2014, 8:20 pm

Well Fus coming along now and starting to look like a Cessna.
Marked up bulkhead to take Laser 360.

Cheers

Wayne
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Re: Wendell Hestetler Cessna 152 30%

Postby Wayne Cox » November 10th, 2014, 9:37 pm

Moving on now with build should not be long ready to start to sheet fus, Laser 360v installed.
Wayne
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Re: Wendell Hestetler Cessna 152 30%

Postby Wayne Cox » November 24th, 2014, 1:20 pm

Some more work done, Tail section installed, struts fitted.
Started to plank inside and install wiring. Trying to see where I can get the ends to cover the struts, any ideas.

Cheers

Wayne
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Re: Wendell Hestetler Cessna 152 30%

Postby Wayne Cox » November 24th, 2014, 4:40 pm

Been looking at some ideas on colours, found this one any views

Cheers

Wayne
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Re: Wendell Hestetler Cessna 152 30%

Postby Wayne Cox » December 1st, 2014, 8:10 pm

Well I have installed Fuel tank and pluming, Servos extension leads.

Started to plank the fuz now.

Wayne
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Re: Wendell Hestetler Cessna 152 30%

Postby Wayne Cox » December 14th, 2014, 7:39 pm

So done some more, Dave is now sending me the strut spats from the US.

Cowl now on and secured, sanded down the line so I have a nice smooth join.

Elevator carbon push rods tried and tested, servos in.
Rudder servos in and tube for close loop to exit rear of plane.

Should now be ready to start to plank the top rear of the plane.

Cheers

Wayne
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Re: Wendell Hestetler Cessna 152 30%

Postby Wayne Cox » December 17th, 2014, 8:47 pm

Bit more done starting to take good shape
Rear of cabin to finish, put top covering on wings all wires in for lights.

Can then move onto scaling Cockpit out.

Cheers

Wayne

PS, sorry photos are a little dark
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Re: Wendell Hestetler Cessna 152 30%

Postby Nigel Cox » December 18th, 2014, 12:15 am

Have a search for pictures of G-SAMZ it was my boss's C150 in the early 80's and from memory it had a nice Eagle logo on the fin.

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Re: Wendell Hestetler Cessna 152 30%

Postby Wayne Cox » December 19th, 2014, 4:39 pm

Hi Nigel,

Many thanks for taking the time to add to the post.

Taken a look but came across this one which I think may look very nice at the shows

Cheers

Wayne
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Re: Wendell Hestetler Cessna 152 30%

Postby Nigel Cox » December 19th, 2014, 5:59 pm

This was taken many years ( 20+) after I last saw the A/C the main colours are different from my distant memory but the "Eagle" is still present.
That Red/White/Blue scheme was a factory one for several 100 series A/C I used to work at Cranfield for Rodgers aviation who were Cessna main dealers

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Re: Wendell Hestetler Cessna 152 30%

Postby Wayne Cox » December 19th, 2014, 8:32 pm

Hi Nigel,

I am doing the 152 which has some differences in shape but looks nice.

Started to cover top side of wings now so I can see the end of the tunnel.
Decided to cover now in Profilm not Glass it.

Ordered Cockpit hardware from AeroCockpit seats etc.

Many thanks for you comments

Regards

Wayne

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Re: Wendell Hestetler Cessna 152 30%

Postby Nigel Cox » December 19th, 2014, 9:57 pm

That one was a 1960's 150D but basically the same as the later 152's

I'm currently converting an 82" C337 the push me pull to electric and I'm trying to get the main U/C to retract. This is covered in profilm and it's a good finish and I'd guess a lot lighter than glassing and paint job?

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Re: Wendell Hestetler Cessna 152 30%

Postby Wayne Cox » December 21st, 2014, 10:39 am

Hi Nigel,

Yes I have used Profilm before and it is very easy to use and as you say keeps the weight down.

So now have wings fully covered, leading edge on and shaped.

Weighed her to see what she was looking at the moment so with:

Laser 360v motor
8 x Servos
Fuel tank and all plumbing and what you can see, she comes out at 21 LBs so think at the end she will be about 28 Lbs

Wayne
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Re: Wendell Hestetler Cessna 152 30%

Postby Wayne Cox » December 21st, 2014, 3:15 pm

Taking a look at the doors and latch.
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Re: Wendell Hestetler Cessna 152 30%

Postby Wayne Cox » December 28th, 2014, 5:31 pm

Some more work done.

Fitted Main landing light and Glassed into place.

Rear of Cockpit taking good shape just a little bit more shaping.

Top centre section covered just needs sanding to finish.

Right hand door hinged and have secured with brass tube on locking pin in door post, need to make inserts at bottom and sand door into body.
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Re: Wendell Hestetler Cessna 152 30%

Postby Wayne Cox » January 4th, 2015, 4:07 pm

some more work done

Both Doors done now and are a nice secure fit. Shaped the right side into fus just need to put in fillets on left side and shape into fus.

Top decked rear of Cockpit, once I have the sides on I can cut and shape to accept Window.

I have covered the Rudder and both Elevators. Shall be looking at the wing tips soon and then can cover the wings.

Starting to see the end of the tunnel now

Wayne
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Re: Wendell Hestetler Cessna 152 30%

Postby Wayne Cox » January 4th, 2015, 4:31 pm

Ordered items ready for when I start on the cockpit, carpet ordered from Dolls House retailer

Wayne
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Re: Wendell Hestetler Cessna 152 30%

Postby Wayne Cox » January 28th, 2015, 6:43 pm

Well have started to install the Navigation Lights I have purchased a few Lights from Paul over the last few years and always had great service.
The System I have got for the Cessna is his Modern aircraft Lighting kit together with the 3 Stage Servo switch which allows you to switch on each channel independent.

Once completed I will do a Video showing the lighting system

Cheers

Wayne
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