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Old 02-15-2008, 11:07 PM
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I have Dom's Old T-45, the wing span is 67" and the Fuse is 72", the L39 specs state that the Wing is 57 3/4" and the Fuse is 74 3/4".
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Old 02-16-2008, 06:45 AM
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I wish there was a cockpit for this jet. Fei Bao is making such nice planes but they need to get those cockpits filled. I guess I am going to have to build another one of my "Fun Scale" cockpits like in my Panther. Well I am up bright and early and headed to the shop to build
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Old 02-16-2008, 08:16 AM
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Congartulations Dom for your new adquisition. I hope this time you get it strait forward like the panther with no issues. I was sad when saw the end of your 86. Now geter done.

I'm starting the JL one for a friend of mine. Only draw back for the moment is the rudder mechanism install. There is a fix for this in the JL L-39 thread but I will like to do it like the small one you just recived. So If you can start with the fin, may be I can adapt it to the big one. Looking forward for your build. Definitely will be a great thread.

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Old 02-16-2008, 09:47 AM
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Was that a broken former I saw in one of the pictures? Overspray?....................OH, the Humanity.................LOL

Lookin' good otherwise, getherdun, Dom.
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Old 02-16-2008, 10:26 AM
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Yes. That is where they had the nose gear strut zip tied. A little CA and some CF will do the trick.
Here are some more pics.
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Old 02-16-2008, 02:12 PM
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Looks really good.
Your using a P70?
Doesnt look like much work to finish.
How does it compare to the Panther?
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Old 02-16-2008, 03:48 PM
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Thanks.
Yes the P-70 is going in. The quality is super and it is very much like the Panther in all regards.

I started construction by removing the gear and hatches. Next I mounted the servo to the supplied aluminum mounts. I had to trim them a bit to make them fit in the opening. Be sure to use a bit of medium Ca on the threads as you screw the mounts to the servo. Careful if you use locktite...it will harm the plastic servo case and it will eventually fail. I used Ca on my screws. I attached a 6" servo extension and shrunk wrapped the connection. The servo is then mounted to the plywood structure already in the wing. Trim the cover for the servo arm and screw it in place. I like to use a straight 4-40 rod with sullivan clevis on each end. If you do this you will have to relocated the position of the control horn. After cutting the slot for the control horn and epoxying it in place I connected the servo. I use Red Locktite on the clevis and nut closest to the servo. Be sure to use the keepers on your clevis.

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I have Dom's Old T-45, the wing span is 67" and the Fuse is 72", the L39 specs state that the Wing is 57 3/4" and the Fuse is 74 3/4".
Thanks RCISFUN... I have all the numbers from quite a quite a few jets in that size range..What I am looking for is a bit more subjective...like volumetric size, or presence.
Like this pic of Dom with his former T-45... I'm looking for something like that for the L-39....
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Old 02-17-2008, 12:43 PM
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Next I installed the flap servo. Again the metal servo mounts needed a bit of trimming to fit inside the hatch area. I took a picture of my relocated control horn. You can see Fei Bao's score mark then my slot. The original location is fine if you use the supplied hardware but I prefer a straight 4-40 rod and this does not require having the control horn offset. Notice the line drawn on the control horn. After cutting the slot I push the horn into place and draw a line on it. I then use this horn on the opposite wing. This ensures that I will have the horn in the exact position as the first wing when I install it in the second wing. All of this of course is to be sure you have an equal amount of control deflection from one side to the other. If you are using a Y harness instead of separate channels for each servo then this is very important. I completely disassembled my gear and air cylinder. I like to look inside the cylinder, clean it and lube things up with my own grease. I then put it all back together using locktite on the screws. I also remove the wheel and grease up the brake O-Ring. I then mounted the gear with 6-32 blind nuts and bolts instead of the provided wood screws. Last task was to install the wing tip tank. I used locktite on the screws here as well. I am now off to repeat all this on the opposite wing panel.
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Old 02-17-2008, 12:45 PM
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I shot that photo of Dom, Looks Like we have to get Dom in front of his L39 for another photo
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I shot that photo of Dom, Looks Like we have to get Dom in front of his L39 for another photo
Well, thank you for sharing it....
I am trying to collect the whole series
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I completed the other wing tonight. I am really enjoying assembling this model. Already can't wait to fly it.
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Old 02-20-2008, 05:59 AM
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I painted the bulkheads and fuse floor in the fuel tank bay. I also painted the engine compartment and intakes. This protects the wood and just looks nicer. The white makes for a cleaner looking install. I brush on a couple coats of flat white Rustoleum.
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Hey Dom,
Looking Good!

If you want to do the cool equipment tray graphics in your L39 I put the instructions on post 395 of the following thread also there is a photo of the complete tray on post 390

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_49...page_16/tm.htm


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Dom,
That white interior looks nice, why not cover the balance of that blotchy blue resin and complete the job?
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Old 02-20-2008, 11:39 AM
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Thanks.
I have been debating that but don't want to add that much weight. We'll see.
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Dom,
At least cover the area's in the nose that are visible it will look so much better.
That blue resin is a real hang up for me
I plan to look at the Camo version at FJ's, so keep those photos coming.
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MW, White does look nice. Did you use the R oil based or latex based flat white? Thinking about lowering main tank 1/4" then a Dubro 32oz will fit piggy back on top and lock all in place. Single tank does not look big enough for a normal 10min. flight. Going to measure stock tank capacity tonite. Nice kit! WHMC
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MW, White does look nice. Did you use the R oil based or latex based flat white? Thinking about lowering main tank 1/4" then a Dubro 32oz will fit piggy back on top and lock all in place. Single tank does not look big enough for a normal 10min. flight. Going to measure stock tank capacity tonite. Nice kit! WHMC
Capacity stock tanks are 74.4 Oz.
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Thanks Wagner, that will save a little time. Wayne
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It's the oil based paint. 74 Oz is marginal. I have 70 Oz in mt Tamjets A-4 and only fly 4.5 min. This gives me enough fuel for about 2 more passes at the wire then I'm on Fumes. The A-4 has a P-70 as will the L-39. I will look at adding more fuel as well. There is plenty of room in there. Wagner what about bigger tanks for future kits?
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It's the oil based paint. 74 Oz is marginal. I have 70 Oz in mt Tamjets A-4 and only fly 4.5 min. This gives me enough fuel for about 2 more passes at the wire then I'm on Fumes. The A-4 has a P-70 as will the L-39. I will look at adding more fuel as well. There is plenty of room in there. Wagner what about bigger tanks for future kits?
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Yes, I'll tell them, what about 2 saddle tanks?
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Re- Tanks... There is also probably room on the floor space infront of main spar between formers for addition fuel tank. I have been configuring my FB L-39 so it can carry smoke as well. If it was a case of simply extra fuel volume there definetely is space for additional conformal fuel tanks upping capacity. I will try and take some pics of my tank set up install and post them soon...
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Wagner, There is alot of room vertical above the standard tank. Maybe raise the sides of the standard tank about 1"or 1.5". Should still fit, how much extra fuel? Saddle tanks are fine but one big one is far simpler and more reliable. If they streach the tank there should be a baffel in the middle with a fuel tubing hole, this will keep the clunk aft. WHMC
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