AV8R Paul’s SuperSTOL XL

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Re: AV8R Paul’s SuperSTOL XL

Postby SheepdogRD » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:02 am

AV8R Paul wrote:SheepdogRD how did you pick you planes name, Ms. Tonka?

I've been a Tonka toy fan since I was a kid -- when they were all metal and had developed a reputation for toughness. The Highlander is a Tonka sort of airplane, so it just fits.
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Highlander N7340Z -- Ms. Tonka -- in gestation

If just enough is really good, then too much ought to be perfect.
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Re: AV8R Paul’s SuperSTOL XL

Postby AV8R Paul » Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:03 pm

I received a text message from Chris Wallen concerning my Titan engine. Looking Sweet!
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Re: AV8R Paul’s SuperSTOL XL

Postby Clark in AZ » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:40 pm

Very nice, I'll bet you can't wait to get it...
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Re: AV8R Paul’s SuperSTOL XL

Postby AV8R Paul » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:30 pm

Clark in AZ wrote:Very nice, I'll bet you can't wait to get it...

I’m looking forward to driving to Wallen Aircraft to see the engine and to deliver my instrument panel, floor boards and the tail feathers back to Chris so we can start the build. In talking with Chris, the weight gain from adding the ribs is going to have a positive effect. He said with the SuperSTOL XL they have to add lead in the tail to get weight & balance within limits.
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Re: AV8R Paul’s SuperSTOL XL

Postby AV8R Paul » Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:31 pm

I have the leading edge pieces completed and the hinge interface fairings complete for the pilots side. I have completely installed the hinge fairing and leading edge on the elevator. I need to hold off completing the fairings on the Horizontal Stabilizer because Chris needs to weld in new bushings for the strut cables.
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Re: AV8R Paul’s SuperSTOL XL

Postby AV8R Paul » Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:33 pm

I’ve already started the ribs for the co-pilots side. I’ve cut and fit them, and have already put on two coats of varnish.
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