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Old 12-13-2011, 04:35 PM
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Looking good, your doing a nice job on it.. I had one of these planes years ago and I know why you are redoing it, they fly great.. Definitely worth the effort for such a good flying plane, keep up the good work...[img][/img]
Thanks mustangman.... Im definitely excited about the way it is coming along. I need the encouragement. And youre right, this thing flies incredibly realistic. And it hauls ***** with the os 75ax. It pretty much started with the motor. This plane has been flown so much the piston started to bore through the liner. So instead of an engine overhaul, I wanted to rotisserie the plane and refurb it. Since it will be sharing Top Flite parts, should I call it a Top 9 , Hangar Flite, Flite 9, or Top Hangar P-51??

DAKOTANOVASS i got your pics, i did not see them yet, my computer at work blocks my email and my phone quality doesnt do justice. I really appreciate the pics and will let you know how they came out...... thanks again
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Old 12-13-2011, 07:13 PM
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Terrell-

here is a moving little video on this plane and bob coleman "Long Island Kid" on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBVvktPMEfc
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Old 12-14-2011, 05:43 AM
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Thanks for that vid, I have not seen that one before.
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Old 12-14-2011, 09:20 AM
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haha wow! that looks pretty cool. I think we have the same plane. I am going to do custom wheel pants as well, h9 discontinued them too. Who makes those struts? Are they pretty sturdy??
Yep mine was the hanger 9 Maria, those are robart robo struts... very sturdy and help to not bounce
I have had the miss america 60 on electric power for several years and it's still one of my favorite planes and flys really nice!!
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Old 12-16-2011, 09:31 AM
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Working on the tail..... I am doing a 1 piece tail look, smoothing and blending. Really impressed with how this came out. This plane will never be scale competition worthy, but since this is my first covering job, it's definitely a great learning experience. Cheers!
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Old 12-16-2011, 09:36 AM
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Now i am starting to cover the fuse.... Being a mechanic for 12 years i learned to always start with the hardest part first! The wing fairings! After 2 attempts at it i got it down. This Chrome Ultracote is truly a pleasure to work with. Respect it and watch your temps, and it will come out great!
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Very nice!
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And here is a rough mock-up.... still a little weary with what to do with painting the cowl.... but we'll see...
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You can cover the cowl with the Ultracoat. I have seen it done.
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Finally had some time to start covering the fuse... the camera quality doesnt do justice. This is one sweet looking bird
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Old 12-21-2011, 09:10 PM
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Just to give you an idea of how reflective this chrome covering is, you can clearly see me taking the pic...
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Old 01-03-2012, 11:22 AM
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Finally got the rudder and taillwheel back on. It's coming along quite nicely!
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Old 01-10-2012, 12:08 PM
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invasion stripes are on and are accurately placed as per the full scale....
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More pics to be added soon....
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looking good!
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Old 02-07-2012, 02:05 PM
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She is back on her feet!
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Retract work. painting and topcoated with epoxy..... the 'buckets' are not available anymore and this look is a little more athentic. The wheel pants are for the Top Flite P51 .60........ and i hand cut the balsa to fit the pants.... came out pretty good!
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just a couple more..... The O.S parts are on their way. Once they get here, it just has to get pieced back together and slappin in the electronics.... Hoping for an early April re-maiden....
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and the belly scoop is hand made..... That's no longer available either. The old one was rotting and oil soaked beyond repair....
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Very nice job and thanks for the pics.Thanks Dakota for the vid.great honor.
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Welp- she's all done.... Just waiting for favorable conditions/ off time from work to remaiden... Took 4 months in little steps but it's finally finished... Definitely a labor of love. Enjoy!
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A few more.... Some parts are from the Top Flite P51 .60... I tried painting the cowl with chrome paint..... What a disaster, Surprisingly the chrome ultracote worked (and sticks) quite well.....
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And here is the full scale- Tried to make it as accurate as possible....... Feedback please!
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Are you going to get some decals made up for it. Looks good!
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Hey Terrell-

Glad you've been following this! Hopefully when funds free up i'll go to my local sign and lettering shop and get the Dakota Kid and the 358th decals printed in Vinyl..... Mechanically it's ready. Cosmetically it's not 100% but it's close!!! Thanks for keeping tabs!


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