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Old 07-09-2019, 09:35 PM
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CARF Mustang is a great model :-)
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Old 07-10-2019, 02:52 AM
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The Mustang is one of the last made by Fischer.
Build thread here Fischer P-51D Mustang, anyone?
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Old 07-22-2019, 08:18 AM
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New L-39 gear. Electron based units and new legs and wheels. The main legs have been improved.




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Old 09-12-2019, 06:48 AM
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Default CARF L-39 Unboxing Video

Hey All. Just received this beautiful plane this week.
Unfortunately it's not mine but I am building this for a friend.
Here is the unboxing video if your interested. It's long but there are lots of things to go through.

Looking forward to this build! I'll be posting more videos as the build progresses.


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A great video looking forward to seeing your progress.

Clearcoat is finished and now ready for the weathering.
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Old 09-13-2019, 05:23 AM
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Does anyone out there have one for sale ?

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For those of you that have built one of these with Smoke Installed. Where is the best location for smoke tank? I'm assuming on top of main tank? Also what tank did you use?

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Still looking to acquire one of these planes, anyone interested in selling as we near the end of flying season?

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Long video but it covers almost all of the wing assembly servos and light kit.

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If you are waiting for the electric gear it will come with a GS200 Electron controller, use the sequencer in that and not the 28x. The time you have there is not long enough.
I always use PT-40 thinned with alcohol for the wood work.
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Originally Posted by Dave Wilshere View Post
If you are waiting for the electric gear it will come with a GS200 Electron controller, use the sequencer in that and not the 28x. The time you have there is not long enough.
I always use PT-40 thinned with alcohol for the wood work.
Thanks Dave. Yes gear showed up and was stoked that it came with the GS200 Controller! That's in the next video!
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The main units need around 5mm packer and a slightly different angle even playing with the trail adjustment. We used 5mm G10 to spread the loads

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Just working on the cockpit of another Transformer L-39 and scratched my head on getting the canopy frame cover in with the glass fitted. Just cutting it in two and gluing it in position seemed a little too permanent, so I added magnets before cutting the frame. I can hold the frame at one end and it stays put!
This is it dry fitted.




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AWESOME IDEA! Thank you for that!
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Gear install on mains covered.

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There does not seem to be any information on assembling the cockpit on this L-39. I've been working on this one for a friend-so he is what I have learnt!
The sides will be held with velcro strips, just on the high side of the cockpit. Once the whole thing is assembled it only requires restraining from slipping down or fore-aft.
I decided since the tube has to have the centre tray removable for access I have epoxied 8 M3 spike nuts to the glass sides and will use M3 x 8 button head screws.
The the assembly testing I have used magnets to hold the side as it needs removing repeatedly!
Care needs to be had on anything under the tray-the builder mounted the airvalves on a box and they were hitting the tub, so I razor sawed 5mm out of the valve plate. Yes we are using Air for the doors and Airbrakes.
Do not fit the instrument panels until the sides are complete....I guess there position and they hit the side plates-luckily I had tacked them in so they were easily removed!
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Panels/binicles back in. I had to lift them 4mm over the original flush with frame height.
I can now do the seats.

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