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Old 06-07-2004, 01:47 PM
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Default Wing Mfg. P-40

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Has anyone built a Wing kit recently>> My question is do I "NEED" the extra wood kit.
I've built 1 plane from a short kit..I was thinking of P-40.Don't want to spemd the extra moneu if I don't have too..I do have some wood laying around..I could also order more from Balsa USA if need be..I guest Im just curious as what comes in the exta wood pack..I have built around 10 kits so far.

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I've built a few Wing kits, flown most of them. The wood you'll need is primarily 8 pieces of3/16" sheet balsa for the fuse and tail (lots of pieces require a 5 inch sheet), and if you want to sheet the wing, about a dozen 1/16 sheets. If you glass the wing, it'll probably be just as good.
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Majsteve has it right. You also may need a block or 2 and 1 piece of 1/2". I did a Zero a while back. That was all I needed.

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I had the pleasure of building the Wing P-40 for a kit review in Flying Models Magazine. Here is a picture of the laser-cut wood pack and of the finished model. It's a great flying plane!
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Hi How can I get a copy of the article?? Looks great in the pic!!

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Thanks - Go to the Flying Models web site http://www.flying-models.com/ and click on the "Back Issues" button. It's the May 2004 issue. While you're there, you can download the RealFlight simulator files for the plane. It is the Top Flite P-40E, but the color scheme, engine, and plane files are based on the actual Wing P-40B that I built.

This was the first Wing Mfg kit that I built and I really enjoyed it. I learned a lot from it and it gave me confidence to go on to building more sophisticated models from plans and scratch building. Enjoy!
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Hi John Thanks for the fast reply..I went to the site..I couldn't open the review.. Can you please E-mail a copy, if possible? I don't have a simm, so no use down loading the file..
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I'm sorry Dan. No, you can't open the articles from he magazines web site, but you can purchase the back issues. I don't have an electronic version of the article to share. The article and all of the pictures belong to Flying Models since they contracted for the review. You can see the first page and a few pictures on my web site http://www.waywardjohnson.com/p40.htm if you like.

By the way, the new owner of Wing Mfg is a great guy and is lots of help. His name is Dan Gipe. Good luck with your model. Feel free to email me if you have any questions or comments about your project.
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