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Post  shell shock Sun Nov 27, 2011 1:46 pm

I am using 6g servos for the ailerons and 9g servos for the elevator and rudder. im actually using the bell crank platform to house the servos
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Post  nitroairplane Sun Nov 27, 2011 2:05 pm

What engine are you using?
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Post  shell shock Sun Nov 27, 2011 3:59 pm

My lil pee wee .020 <3 still waiting on rebuild parts though.. come on Canada Post
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Post  nitroairplane Sun Nov 27, 2011 4:17 pm

shell shock wrote:My lil pee wee .020 <3 still waiting on rebuild parts though.. come on Canada Post

Ok what parts have you ordered you may be able to make them yourself.
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Post  shell shock Sun Nov 27, 2011 6:23 pm

I need; all gaskets, pick up tube and spring. basically a whole tank rebuild kit. (which is what i have en rout, along with few other goodies...)
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Post  shell shock Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:53 am

So, I ordered my parts from Cox International on Nov 4th. Over 3 weeks ago. At no fault of theirs, Canada Post decided that they will loose my order, or delay it ( I'm not 100% sure.. maybe both). I sent CI an email just letting em know its been 3 weeks. Next thing you know, i got an email with an apology and my order re-shipped! What a class act!

Also, update on the P-51:
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Post  nitroairplane Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:55 am

Nice one shell shock and i like the way you coloured it Smile
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Post  shell shock Wed Nov 30, 2011 1:20 pm

thanks. i learned that from a costuming forum i am part of. used the same colour system for marking completion of my space marine costume. for the emperor
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Post  nitroairplane Wed Nov 30, 2011 1:22 pm

shell shock wrote:thanks. i learned that from a costuming forum i am part of. used the same colour system for marking completion of my space marine costume. for the emperor

Come again?
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Post  shell shock Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:25 pm

I belong to a costuming and movie fx forum. I am currently building a 6.5 foot tall costume of one of these. a method of organization i use to track my progress is with these colour coded pictures. for planes its not needed, but when dealing with 40-60 pounds of electronics, fibreglass and metal... its much needed
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Post  nitroairplane Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:21 am

shell shock wrote:I belong to a costuming and movie fx forum. I am currently building a 6.5 foot tall costume of one of these. a method of organization i use to track my progress is with these colour coded pictures. for planes its not needed, but when dealing with 40-60 pounds of electronics, fibreglass and metal... its much needed


OK then i get that lol.
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Post  shell shock Mon Dec 05, 2011 1:17 pm

WOO! last night i put in a long haul! I not only finished building the right wing, but started the left wing! the frame is up and started on teh stringers. Yay for 2 am mornings lol!
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Post  nitroairplane Mon Dec 05, 2011 1:21 pm

shell shock wrote:WOO! last night i put in a long haul! I not only finished building the right wing, but started the left wing! the frame is up and started on teh stringers. Yay for 2 am mornings lol!

Be ware when building tiredly you may do things that you regret in the morning!
(A bit like drinking)
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Post  shell shock Mon Dec 05, 2011 1:24 pm

Ha ah, i mean no offence man, but im in school to be an engineer! ITS WHAT WE DO! notice my sig "Drunk Science" (ok so maybe thats a bad combo), but working sleep deprived is what i do XP I looked over my work from last night, in fact, its better then teh first half of the wing XP Now, on tomm i need to pick up some 1/4" x 1/4" basla sticks. my kit only came with enough for half the wing... this will not do!
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Post  nitroairplane Mon Dec 05, 2011 1:27 pm

shell shock wrote:Ha ah, i mean no offence man, but im in school to be an engineer! ITS WHAT WE DO! notice my sig "Drunk Science" (ok so maybe thats a bad combo), but working sleep deprived is what i do XP I looked over my work from last night, in fact, its better then teh first half of the wing XP Now, on tomm i need to pick up some 1/4" x 1/4" basla sticks. my kit only came with enough for half the wing... this will not do!

lol I always work tired too but sometimes regret my work.
I suppose when tired you will make those "bolder" moves that may kill teh model or enhance it.
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Post  shell shock Mon Dec 05, 2011 1:33 pm

oh man, i just realised ive been typing "teh"... im so used to using my laptop, typing on a school comp is like murder..
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Post  nitroairplane Mon Dec 05, 2011 1:58 pm

shell shock wrote:oh man, i just realised ive been typing "teh"... im so used to using my laptop, typing on a school comp is like murder..

lol i type "teh" a lot too by mistake but usually edit it out.
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Post  Ivanhoe Sat Dec 10, 2011 8:15 am

cribbs74 wrote:Well,

I learned something new today, not only were there Canadian P51 pilots and planes, but an American RCAF pilot took the first aerial P51 victory. Vey strange, on the other hand I think quite a few Americans volunteered to help those who were fighting already since 1939 (RCAF) (RAF)

Shell Shock, I hope you took my jesting in stride. For what it's worth my entire family is Canadian on all sides. I was the only American born sibling in my immediate family. I too have a great respect for Canadian military and have family members who served in Canadian regiments back to WWI.

We probably should get back on track though.....sorry for changing the subject.

In WW2 the RAF had an entire squadron (known as The Eagle Squadron) made up of US volunteers, long before the US joined the war, and even after their country joined in, a number stayed with the RAF until the end of the war.


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Post  shell shock Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:53 am

Alrighty guys, with the warm weather here and with money problems gone (sold airsoft instead of RC!) Its time for me to finally finish this P-51. This weekend i will most likely be skinning the thing. Can anyone throw me any advice? I have dope and tissue.
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Post  SuperDave Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:12 am

SS:

Cover the bottom side of flight surfaces first.

For papering, thin any dope you use 50/50, apply the paper with a 1/2" overlap, smooth out the wrinkles with your fingers the lightly mist the paper with water from a spray bottle then let it dry naturally and watch out for an correct any warps that develop.

BTW, it's better to use too much thinner than too much dope.
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Post  shell shock Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:41 am

Thanks Dave! question.. what do i use for thiner
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Post  SuperDave Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:56 am

SS:

Use the thinner manufactered for the dope that you are using. DO NOT MIX manufactuer's brands.

Currently I'm using Brodak butyrate thinner with Brodak buyrate dope as well a Brodak butyrate retarder to slow the drying process. When you order from Brodak they supply a nice guide for the use of their products.

Deviate from the guide and you'll have nasty mess whether you brush or spray on the components used. I've done several planes with an air-brush and that's now my prefered method of application.
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Post  shell shock Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:59 pm

ha, sounds like the lesson i learned from fiberglassing stage props...

thanks for your advice!
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Post  proctor Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:25 pm

All great advice re tissue and dope but beware when you get round to applying
colour. If you are airbrushing or just brushing water based paint on to doped
tissue it will wrinkle like crazy. You must apply a barrier coat over the doped
tissue. I use polyurethane clear floor varnish, not sure what it's called on
the other side of the pond. A couple of misted coats will do, then apply colour.
Of course Super Daves butrate dope might be ok without barrier coat but I use
nitrate dope and it sure is not. I like the water based paint for ease of cleaning
my airbrush but as SD says if you use same manufacturers products right through
you should be OK. John
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Post  shell shock Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:41 pm

I am a tad high right now.. underestimated the dope XP. but it should be fine. here is the latest progress of the p 51. all structure construction is done! All that remains is the coating and the powered bits. here is what i have:

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Long shot of the frame

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Tail assembly

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Using the original U line platform, i mounted the servos

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A friend in needs a friend indeed, a friend with wings is better

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a friend with dope and all the rest, a friend who's RC or tether

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