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Old 01-01-2017, 07:01 PM
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Hay Raaf,
I love your rebuild. I did manage to get two new engine cowls...but I am rebuilding mine now. All new coverings...and wish I had all my plastic parts and all the up grades I saw for this bird. The top gun turret is one I would love to have too. I will finish the build...and if I can find two nice Super Tiger G90's, I would power mine with these. The model originally had two 72 four strokes...and to me it was under powered. When I was given the model, I pulled the engines, was able to locate two new cowls...but no glass for the kit. If I am in serious need of all the plastic and glass for the kit.
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Old 01-05-2017, 04:19 AM
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hi bob
thanks....i know what you mean about parts theyre impossible to get.just a thought there are a few different arf's around with spares that may fit the top flight kit be worth looking in to..

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Old 01-07-2017, 08:59 AM
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Bobby, take a look at this link they have the glass although v slightly smaller. Worked for me though after some modification to the nose gunners cockpit.
https://parkflyerplastics.com/cart/i...3&keyword=b-25

I am in need for the wing tubes. They are of very thin aluminum with nylon inserts... Might try to get my hand on carbon fiber tubes.

ANY SUGGESTIONS?
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Old 08-08-2017, 08:14 AM
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If anyone has a B25 or had a TF B25 I have an issue. I just finished a build and noticed that my elevator hits the horns on the rudder when going down. I know it said to push the elevators towards the fuse but even if I had pushed them all the way to touching the horn would still hit the elevator. Did I do something wrong?

Also - if anyone has a Cowl I would purchase........

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Old 02-11-2018, 11:06 AM
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I'm finally able to talk about it. Finished my B-25 and totally destroyed it on the maiden. At least the engines sounded great on takeoff.

I have a vacuum forming plug for the nose. I have unfinished plugs for the windshield, turret and tailgunner. I have both nacelle covers with gear doors hinged like RcDon showed on his website.

I have a turret gunner canopy (drilled for #0 mtg screws) and a tailgunner cover with intact canopy. It has been modified to dowel into the fuselage to allow for the LED machine gun barrels.

If anyone is interested in any or all of it, shoot me a PM.

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Old 02-11-2018, 11:45 AM
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Tough break JPS. I flew mine a total of five or six times and each was as nerve racking as the next. I could never get over the fact I had spent 300 plus hours building the thing. She was beautiful and like any beautiful thing we love, sometimes the burden of keeping them outweighs the relief of getting rid of them. So, I sold mine. I was sad and I miss it, but I couldn't get over the fright of flying the thing although it really did fly like a much easier bird. It was the fear of loosing an engine, or one of the simple electronic devices going wonky and costing thousands in a loss. Been there and done that. Anyway, sorry you didn't get the pleasure of at least one flight safe and sound.
As for the extra parts, good luck. Hopefully plenty of folks are still building the bird although I guess it's been discontinued in production.

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Old 02-11-2018, 03:57 PM
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JPS, sorry for you loss. What happened if you care to share?. I'm still flying my TF B-25, lost of flights a few white knuckle landings but so far so good. Best of luck to you on your next RC plane.

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Old 02-12-2018, 03:44 AM
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My buddy and I love flying our Top Flite B-25's I had two,one with Saito 82's which I traded and my current one has OS 91 four strokes.They fly great and attract lots of attention at the field.They are not difficult to fly as long as you don't try to lean the engines out too much and give it a nice run-out before take off.Landings are very smooth and I normally use half flaps.Theres still a few out there but its tough to find parts.Another really nice ARF that's been discontinued.
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Old 02-14-2018, 10:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Corsair Bill View Post
JPS, sorry for you loss. What happened if you care to share?. I'm still flying my TF B-25, lost of flights a few white knuckle landings but so far so good. Best of luck to you on your next RC plane.

Regards Bill
I took off south into the wind and turned east. The plane was very sluggish and severely banked against the wind to turn. The plane was getting further out as I was trying to turn north. My spotter asked if I was using any rudder as scale birds usually need coordinated turns.

So when I touched the rudder the plane immediately went into a spinning dive. I was able to stop the spinning but I did not have enough altitude to come out of the dive. Total loss.

When I handled my transmitter to my buddy so I could pick up the pieces I noticed the heading hold gyro was on. Aaaargh.

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If the cowls are in good condition would you be willing to sell them?

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Old 02-14-2018, 07:15 PM
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Hay Guys,
I am in need of any class for this airframe. I manage to get a T.F. B-25, but need pilot, nose and any other glass or detail for the model.
Please let me know.
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Old 02-15-2018, 06:01 AM
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JPS, ouch!!!! Thanks for aharing

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