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 Post subject: Cessna 152
PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:22 am 
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Hi guys,

Has anyone built the Cessna 152 or 172? If so, did it go together fairly easily?

I was given the opportunity to sit in the left seat and man the controls of a Cessna 172 Skyhawk for an hour last weekend and would like to build a model to remember the experience.

Willie

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 Post subject: Re: Cessna 152
PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:29 am 
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It looks like one of the older kits, but seems pretty straight forward. If I were building it I would laminate some card stock to all flat surfaces, and figure out a way to put a spar in the wing to keep it from twisting.

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 Post subject: Re: Cessna 152
PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:31 am 
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Thanks, Beard. I'll give 'em a try!

Willie

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 Post subject: Re: Cessna 152
PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:03 pm 
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It is a fairly straight forward build. I've built about 25 of the 172 kit. The best suggestions I can make is to add some weight to the nose, like a lead fishing sinker, and to use some wire for the main landing gear legs. I usually just straightened out a large paper clip, then bent it with pliers to match the right bends.


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 Post subject: Re: Cessna 152
PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:59 am 
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Thanks, Willygoat.

I'll post some photos when done.

Willie

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