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Old 03-13-2006, 01:06 PM
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fliir,

Yep. It's been over three years in the making and still not finished. I'm applying aluminum to it and hope to fly it this summer. I need to git r done so I can build my Don Smith B-17.

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Old 03-18-2006, 11:39 PM
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Jerry,
Keep up the good work. Your T-34 looks great. I was fortunate to make a quick hop to Breckenridge, Tx from Wichita Falls last Monday in a friend of mine's T-34. I've posted a couple of photos. The T-34 is a super nice airplane and I'm sure the model is just a great. I have one in the box I need to build myself. Thanks for letting everyone learn from your build.
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Old 07-16-2006, 03:25 PM
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I'm old (75) and slow. Been working off and on for three years on my Top-Flite T-34 and it still has a way to go. Ex- Air force and learned to fly in this trainer. Can you help me locate a small dial air pressure gage for my retract gear system ? Thanks .
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Old 07-16-2006, 03:40 PM
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Robart.com has one. not a gage but a stick that will work..
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Old 07-16-2006, 05:22 PM
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ORIGINAL: silver wings

I'm old (75) and slow. Been working off and on for three years on my Top-Flite T-34 and it still has a way to go. Ex- Air force and learned to fly in this trainer. Can you help me locate a small dial air pressure gage for my retract gear system ? Thanks .
Try this - easy to install and read... my favorite kind of indicator

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXES13&P=7

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Old 08-03-2006, 07:39 PM
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BTW - Jerry (the guy who started this thread) finished his T-34A on RCSB here:

http://www.rcscalebuilder.com/forum/...ts.asp?TID=627
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Old 08-03-2006, 07:51 PM
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It's not quite finished yet. I was hoping to have flown it by now but other things keep getting in the way. I'd like to get it flown in time to take it to Huntsville, Alabama's Warbird meet a week from Saturday but don.t know if I'll make it or not.

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Old 08-04-2006, 03:09 PM
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Covered in beautiful aluminum, sitting on it's own gear. That's close enough to finished for me

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Old 08-13-2006, 11:28 AM
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Silver Wings. Bob Violett Models carries a nice dial pressure indicators for about 20 bucks. check it out BVMjets.com
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Old 08-14-2006, 05:49 AM
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I am in process of installing my robart 630 BNZ retract landing gear in the main wing. My question is: Does the retract landing gear can be fold by hand without connecting the air kit. Do I need to do some special preparation with the retract landing gear before I install them. Thanx.
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Old 08-14-2006, 12:06 PM
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They can be folded by hand if they aren't locked. I just last week got all my air system hooked up and cycled the gear. Before installing them I put a few drops of refrigeration oil in each cylinder.

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Old 08-15-2006, 12:53 AM
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What you mean by saying that they are don't lock? If they lock how can I release them.
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Old 08-15-2006, 06:53 AM
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Take a good look at your retract mechanism. There is an up and a down lock position. The air piston moves the retract locking "pin" from one extreem to the other. At the extreems the retract locks. You can move that "pin" with a small screw driver if there is no air in the system. Once it's moved off the lock the gear leg can be moved up or down by hand.
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Old 08-15-2006, 07:15 AM
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Bob,

Thanks, Can you send a pic that showing the pin I don't want to cause a damage to the retract landing gear, they are expensive.
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Old 08-15-2006, 07:41 AM
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There is a pin that goes from side to side in the retract frame that slides in a slot . You can move the pin by grasping it on both sides and moving it to unlock the pivot block.
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Old 08-15-2006, 08:21 AM
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BobH, Hal

Thanks. I suspected that this is the pin Bob was talking about but I was not sure about it.
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Old 08-15-2006, 05:15 PM
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I hope you have it figured out ok now? Sorry but I don't have any pictures handy. All my retracts are in my planes.. but I think you got it now.. good luck.
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Old 08-17-2006, 01:42 PM
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I have a little problem with installing the robart 630bnz landing gear. When I mounted my landing gear on the rails. I found a little problem, the "tourque link assembly" (scissors) are facing toward the outer side they stand out about 7mm. This mean that I can not cover the wing in a clean method and a ugly belly will be there. Let me know how you solved this problem. BTW I followed the plans and glue the rails in place according to the plan.[]
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Old 08-17-2006, 01:58 PM
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The Struts can be rotated 180 degrees to poit the scissors rearwards without problems, simply untighten the screw that holds the axle in place, remove the wheel and then push the axle back in from the oter side.

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Old 08-17-2006, 02:15 PM
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You need to recess the rails to allow the landing gear to be mounted higher.
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Old 08-17-2006, 02:30 PM
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HalH,

According to what I see I need to recess the rails to allow the landing gear to be mounted lower. The cissors are point up.
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Old 08-17-2006, 03:57 PM
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The scissors need to be parallel to the wheels or parallel to the wing when retracted. I say mounted higher ( closer to the top of the wing )when the wing is upright.
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Old 08-17-2006, 05:09 PM
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Back on page 1, post 16 of this thread you can see my main gear mounted. I routed them into the rails 3/16" and added 1/4" ply beef up under the rails.
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Old 08-19-2006, 02:20 PM
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What is the distance of the lights in the main wings (Leading Edge) from the tips of the wings? what are the dimensions of the cut width and how deep they are?
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Say there PT21Flyer, what's happening? Sure hope you didn't give up on your T-34.
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