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Old 05-07-2016, 02:48 PM
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Originally Posted by NIGHTBREEDERS View Post
hi does any1 think that the new eflite spitfire with safe is a good plane for a beginner
No, Warbirds NEVER make good trainers. That's why they make Trainers. IMHO.
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Old 05-07-2016, 03:01 PM
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Thanks Fidelity for your help as i wasnt sure what to do many thanks
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Old 05-07-2016, 06:13 PM
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HI JPS.
the pm i sent last night hasnt gone through..ill try again later..
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Old 08-15-2016, 06:21 AM
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Hey Guys,

I am just starting my TF B-25 build. I have been reading "some" of the pages but there is so much that it will take me some time.

Quick question: on the nacelles - I epoxied the plastic pins into it at 19mm but when I try and bolt the nacelle to the wing section I have a gap on one side of the nacelle between the wood and the wing.

Is this normal for setting up the thrust angle of the motors or is something wrong here? I "assumed" that the curvature of the nacelle should align with the wing so the wood on both sides of the nacelle should touch the wing.

I can put in a picture if that helps.

Thanks!!!

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Old 08-15-2016, 11:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Corsair2013 View Post
Hey Guys,

I am just starting my TF B-25 build. I have been reading "some" of the pages but there is so much that it will take me some time.

Quick question: on the nacelles - I epoxied the plastic pins into it at 19mm but when I try and bolt the nacelle to the wing section I have a gap on one side of the nacelle between the wood and the wing.

Is this normal for setting up the thrust angle of the motors or is something wrong here? I "assumed" that the curvature of the nacelle should align with the wing so the wood on both sides of the nacelle should touch the wing.

I can put in a picture if that helps.

Thanks!!!

Keith
It's been a few years since I had the B25, but the nacelle fits all the way down to the wing. Maybe the alignment hole is not deep enough for the plastic pin, because your 19mm matches the 3/4 inches in the manual.

Good luck with your build. Mine was a good flying airplane with a couple of OS FS70s.

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Old 08-16-2016, 08:54 PM
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Hi Guys,
I managed to get a T.F. B-25 and I need all the glass for the kit. Does anyone have a set of plastic canopies for the airframe. I need them all...none on model.
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Old 08-25-2016, 04:43 PM
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Does anyone have or know where to get Cowls for TF B 25? I need two.
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Old 09-01-2016, 11:13 AM
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Might try:

some things may be close enough.

http://parkflyerplastics.com/cart/in...ain_page=index

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Old 09-01-2016, 11:36 AM
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Hay Morpower,
I like your handle...cool...I seem to never have enough power unless I am ripping the wings off in a vertical climb. Then...and only then...will I have enough power. Now I've done my best to over power all my ugly sticks....60 size with a DLE 20...she had a really nice climb. But my AMR Stick twin 50 I am building...with twin, twin cylinder 40 cc gas engines just might do the trick.

I checked with the web site you gave us, but no cigar on the Top Flight B-25 plastics. If you have a Hanger 9 B-25...they do carry all of them.

So guys...I need a set of plastic for my T.F. B-25. Some one out there in hobby land must have a spare set to sell me. I'll toss in my right arm and first born son....this is getting serious now.

I managed to find new set of B-25 cowls in Florida...nice guy, and for only $10.00 for both...I wanted to kiss the man... : ) That was a steal and they were brand new. I advertised on R/C Universe in the Twin for sale section....and also on R/C groups.

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Old 09-01-2016, 12:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Corsair2013 View Post
Does anyone have or know where to get Cowls for TF B 25? I need two.
I might have a extra set of cowls. I have a complete plane, if there is any interest.
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Old 09-01-2016, 12:37 PM
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I have 2- TOPA1716 NOSE INTERIOR SET
1- TOPA1706 COWL
1-TOPA1713 COCKPIT WINDSCREEN
1- TOPA1715 NOSE WINDSCREEN AND CHIN SET.
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Old 09-01-2016, 01:23 PM
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Dear Chris923,
I'll take one nose interior kit, cockpit Windscreen and Nose windscreen and chin set.

How do I pay you for this...?
I sent you a PM on this with my phone number.

Do you have any guns or gun pods?

I can send you a personal check, Postal Money Order, or Bank Draft.

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Old 09-06-2016, 03:25 PM
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Dear Chris,
I lost your phone number and I still want your B-25...please call me if you can....
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Old 09-06-2016, 04:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Bob Paris View Post
Dear Chris,
I lost your phone number and I still want your B-25...please call me if you can....
Bob Paris
Bob,
I haven't had a chance to get at the box yet. I hope to get back to you on Weds.
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Old 10-30-2016, 02:56 PM
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Just put another flight on the B-25 today. This thing flies great!!! two Saito 72s and hobart retracts, twin sync on the motors and on board glow.
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Old 10-30-2016, 02:57 PM
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Correction Robart retracts
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Old 11-20-2016, 01:51 PM
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I know this has been asked why don't they make more
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It was out for about 7 years, I guess, it just ran it's course. It wasn't as "main stream" as a Corsair or a P -51. I just sold a "almost complete" kit on RCU for 400.00. It's possible they my revisit the B-25 with improvements in the future. I hope so anyway.
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Old 11-21-2016, 12:56 AM
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Will keep my eyes open might get a esm 95 inch
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Old 11-21-2016, 03:38 AM
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I have a Top Flite B25 Ready to fly for sale.Contact me if interested.
Thanks
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Old 12-12-2016, 07:12 AM
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Gentleman..........
I have read many pages on the B25
I have come to the point of mounting the Canopy.
I remember seeing that someone made a nice framework for the canopy. This made it easy for access.
It was made of I believe balsa and the canopy attached to it. It was held down by magnets.
Does anyone recall seeing this
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Old 12-13-2016, 02:53 PM
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Hoss, I don't recall the post you are referring to but, I attach the cockpit canopy with small screws to make removal easier.

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Old 12-14-2016, 03:03 AM
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Thanks Bill
I am making mine electric. I need access to the inside if the canopy for the batteries.
I do remember seeing a canopy setup that was all built up w/ pilots that just fit into the canopy cavity.
It was held in by a threaded rod. I will keep searching....
Thanks again Bill
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Hi Guys
I am still searching for a set of canopies for my T.F. B-25. I obtained a war wary B-25, but has no canopies or interior. It was rode hard and put away wet and I am cleaning it all up, to include maybe a new covering. I need canopies to make her complete...Tower is out of all parts for the B-25. Any help would be greatly appreciated
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Hi guys
Here is an picture update on my rebuild..I think its turned out pretty good considering there is a lot of firsts for me.First time ive used fibre glass for covering which was deluxe materials products[there cloth and water base resin].First time ive sprayed painted with a gun and a first time painting with latex paint.I also re powered it with 2 os95fsv engines which im converting to spark ign..I also had to replace the retracts so i use another set of Eflite 120 size with the Robart oleos.
It been a fun rebuild with new skills gained..
I also have to give a big thanks to just plane sweet for going to the effort of making me a new nose glass [not fitted yet] it really turned out great..

cheers shayne
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