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Old 11-28-2011, 11:38 AM
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I have a Zenoah G-62 - no electronic ignition.
Would this engine fit the cowl of the Top flite Giant P-40 warhawk?
Is it going to be overpowered?
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Old 11-28-2011, 11:44 AM
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I have a Zenoah G62 - magneto type. Does it fit in the cowl of a P-40 Giant scale?
What about power, is it going to be overpowered?
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Old 11-28-2011, 03:02 PM
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I have a G-62 in my P-40 and it fits fine, stock ignition. I think I used a slim line muffler. flies it great good power.
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Old 11-28-2011, 03:37 PM
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D Wilbur,

Any pictures of your engine installation?
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Old 11-28-2011, 08:57 PM
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I could post some this week end. I have been working alot of hours not much time during the week.
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Old 11-29-2011, 02:35 AM
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Wilbur, when installing the G-62 is the original air intake of the P-40 the only existing air intake? Did you need to make any hole or adaptation to the cowl? Is the engine fully concealed in the cowl?
I believe the pictures will show it.
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Old 11-29-2011, 03:23 AM
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D Wilbur,

Thanks in advance for your efforts!
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Old 11-29-2011, 12:59 PM
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I used a carb bend from Vogelsang Aeroscale they are in the USA. you can order from there web site. the engine fits in the cowl.
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Again, thank you!
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Hello all of you !

Anybody knows the exact scale of the giant P-40 ?

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It's a bit of a handful to land but looks great in the air.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7_vZkrTsjU
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ORIGINAL: bang68

Hello all of you !

Anybody knows the exact scale of the giant P-40 ?

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Mine has full flap throw and about 5% flap-to-elevator mix and lands at a crawl. It is a very slow and gentle plane to land.
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Old 12-28-2013, 06:48 AM
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Got a few flights on my P40 after Christmas. On the Last flight 3 prop bolts broke on my DLE 55. I was able to land with no damage.We should add TIGHTEN PROP BOLTS every 15-20flights as part of maintenance. I saw this happen on an F4U ( with DLE55) and all 4 bolts broke.It was ugly!
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Old 10-19-2014, 11:07 PM
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Hi,

Anyone else buy or build this airplane?
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There is another thread on this plane that has been going strong for several years. It's in the Warbirds section.
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Old 02-19-2015, 05:54 AM
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Hi


Has anybody put a lighting kit in this bird and are the retracts from robart a straight drop in or do they require some modification ?


Also how does the quality of TF ARF's compare to the aeroworks warbird planes ? I realize that aeroworks planes are high to begin with just not sure about the construction aspect between the two or the flying characteristics...


thanks
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Originally Posted by baddley View Post
Hi


Has anybody put a lighting kit in this bird and are the retracts from robart a straight drop in or do they require some modification ?


Also how does the quality of TF ARF's compare to the aeroworks warbird planes ? I realize that aeroworks planes are high to begin with just not sure about the construction aspect between the two or the flying characteristics...


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scott
The Robarts are a drop in no mods.I think the quality is good. I can't compare the Aeroworks as I have not built one
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I've got 2 of the TF Giant Scale P-40's. Both have DLE 55's, J-Tech mufflers, and Robart gear for the mains and the tailwheel. The plane is designed for this equipment and all are a drop-in fit. The cowl has plenty of room for a bigger engine if you desire.
I fly off a grass field that is a little bit rough so I used some Fourmost product shims to angle the gear 3 degrees more forward and have had no noseover issues.

Build the plane as laid out in the manual, balance at the rear of the recommended range, and do all the flying on the low-rates detailed in the manual. With this, you will have a nice flying plane. A 22x10 2-blade or a Xoar 20x10 3-blade are the props I recommend. DO NOT try to land this plane like a trainer. If you habitually land your planes at a full stall and drop like a primary trainer you will make Tower rich buying replacement parts. This plane needs speed to land. My belief is that you should study all the videos on Youtube you can find and watch how this plane handles. It's not hard to fly but is definitely not for beginners. If you need an entry-level giant scale fighter, try Top Flite's P-47.

The Top Flite offerings are for flyers. They are not museum scale planes.
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Old 06-28-2015, 03:40 PM
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Lifer, can you tell me the diameter of the spinner on the TF P-40. I would really like to put a 3 blade prop on this plane. I've got all the parts for this build except the actual model. Two weeks the trigger gets pulled.
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Originally Posted by Lifer View Post
I've got 2 of the TF Giant Scale P-40's. Both have DLE 55's, J-Tech mufflers, and Robart gear for the mains and the tailwheel. The plane is designed for this equipment and all are a drop-in fit. The cowl has plenty of room for a bigger engine if you desire.
I fly off a grass field that is a little bit rough so I used some Fourmost product shims to angle the gear 3 degrees more forward and have had no noseover issues.

Build the plane as laid out in the manual, balance at the rear of the recommended range, and do all the flying on the low-rates detailed in the manual. With this, you will have a nice flying plane. A 22x10 2-blade or a Xoar 20x10 3-blade are the props I recommend. DO NOT try to land this plane like a trainer. If you habitually land your planes at a full stall and drop like a primary trainer you will make Tower rich buying replacement parts. This plane needs speed to land. My belief is that you should study all the videos on Youtube you can find and watch how this plane handles. It's not hard to fly but is definitely not for beginners. If you need an entry-level giant scale fighter, try Top Flite's P-47.

The Top Flite offerings are for flyers. They are not museum scale planes.
Amen
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Old 06-29-2015, 01:32 AM
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5.5 inches measured across the backplate. As far as props are concerned, using a Xoar 20x10x3 with a 55cc engine has worked out well. I have also used a 20x8x3, and a 20x12x3, but the 10 works the best.
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Looking for a build thread on this Giant Scale ARF....can someone point me in the right direction?

Interested in retract options, sliding canopy mods, etc...etc..

Thanks in advance!
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Old 09-12-2018, 08:52 AM
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I second CaptRKO’s request. Loudly!
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