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Old 12-13-2012, 05:55 PM
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Yeah, John! Inspect it while she's away. [:-]

Bombs would be great on my TF P-47. Drop tanks that drop, too. Yes, the possibilities...
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:02 PM
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Heading up to Cincinnati this weekend to look at the Yellow aircraft Spitfire for my fleet. Hope I'll be bringing it home, it will be a nice Christmas present for myself.
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Yeah, I got a box like that from Tower Hobbies yesterday. It contained my brand new Flyzone F4U Corsair. Beautiful model. I built it last nite and was promptly told by the better half to put it under the tree until Christmas day! :-(
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Old 12-14-2012, 06:45 PM
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I was able to visit with RPRCBuilder this afternoon, and the TF 1/7 scale build is coming along great.
The Robart 605 HD’s may be here tomorrow.

Sonny, you will like this. I went to pick up the wing and RPRC told me to be careful because he has one patch on the skin where his finger went through it.

I am now looking to buy some of that 1/4 oz glass, you have any leads?
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:12 PM
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blkangus, #124 gave me this link below.
http://www.thayercraft.com/
I went with the .73 oz cloth. My order should be in sometime next week. Yes the wing sheeting is thin!!! Also tell RPRCBulider to watch the side sheeting on the fuse. I have to re-place the left side after it split right down the center during over night drying!!! Let me know how the Robart 605 HD work for you!!!
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:21 PM
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#1,
I see RPRCBuilder went with the webbing sheets from the wing root to the tip on the wing build. Very smart move!!! I also did the webbing around the landing gear block and fuel proof it!!!
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:36 PM
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Snuck in a look


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Old 12-15-2012, 12:47 AM
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Thanks for the link on the cloth Sonny, I'll be ordering the same too.

Now that I have had a look at the sheeting, it is ruddy thin, and thinner than my chances of being a relative of Harry Potter
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Old 12-15-2012, 03:26 AM
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Another issue with the 1/16 stock is it leaves very little to work with when it comes to sanding. It is a sheeted wing so it needs to be sanded to eliminate the glue joints and any other flaws. It is surprising the difference when 3/32 is used, it leaves a enough sanding stock that it ends up about 1/16 thick.
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Old 12-15-2012, 06:25 AM
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Sonny, Thanks from me also on the fiberglass link.

Phat Reliant, Looks like we can look forward to some build photos for sure now starting on December 26th
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Old 12-15-2012, 08:27 AM
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I will try Steve
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Another issue with the 1/16 stock is it leaves very little to work with when it comes to sanding. It is a sheeted wing so it needs to be sanded to eliminate the glue joints and any other flaws. It is surprising the difference when 3/32 is used, it leaves a enough sanding stock that it ends up about 1/16 thick.
You are so right!![X(][X(] I came very close of sanding through the sheeting on the wings. I did only the glue joints and filling just to get them smooth. I will sand the wings one more time before I glass them. I do love this kit to the point I may pick up one more, before Top Flite drop this kit!!


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Now on Xmas day make sure you have a big smile on your face, that way the wife will not know you already seen it!!!!
Like #1 said, we want build updates as you go!!! If you need any help on the build, just post!!!
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Old 12-15-2012, 11:16 AM
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Phat,
I definitely will take you up on your offer to see the progress at your place. I'll have to wait a bit for mine, but I already have a couple of good mod ideas during the build.
Hope to see you at the field soon.

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Hello everyone just a note if anybody is looking for the Squadron/Signal Publications #39 Spitfire in Action Try Amazon.com. I just got one for 4.01 plus 3.99 shipping and it's in decent shape. It took a while to get to me but
it was well worth the wait. Happy holiday's to all. John T.
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I know things are going to get busy very soon, so while it is on my mind; Merry Christmas everyone
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I know things are going to get busy very soon, so while it is on my mind; Merry Christmas everyone
Same to you #1 and to the whole Brotherhood!!
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Old 12-15-2012, 08:14 PM
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Another issue with the 1/16 stock is it leaves very little to work with when it comes to sanding. It is a sheeted wing so it needs to be sanded to eliminate the glue joints and any other flaws. It is surprising the difference when 3/32 is used, it leaves a enough sanding stock that it ends up about 1/16 thick.
Not sure what everyone else does, but, I lay out an overall size of the sheeting required and then organize them so no seams line up and tape them together with masking tape along each seam. Then on other side, I fold the seams back on the tape to open up the joint and add wood glue. Lay it down taped side down and add small weights to the sheeting to hold it flat on a table or floor. Be sure to wipe off all the wood glue with a damp rag that squeezes out of the joints. After the glud dries, I sand the sheeting by holding it down on a flat surface to level the glue areas then turn it over and remove tape. Sand that side also. Use a 3 or 4 inch wide sanding board so you dont gouge the wood. Now you have a pre sanded sheeting to apply to your wing frame

You dont tend to over sand this way and sand through in spots where a rib might have it raised a little too much.

To hold the sheeting down on the contour of the ribs, well, I use all those years of collected AMA mags just spread them out over the sheeting untill its held down evenly. You might have to pin the leading edge to get it to make contact with the leading edge.

Been using this way for years and it works good for me.

Im sure there are other ways just as good as this. Just my two cents. Good luck with it.

I sold my C47 molds and tooling today. I didnt know how much room all that stuff took up but now my shop looks empty I got to finish one more project and then the CJM Spitfire is coming down off the rack to get started on it. Its going to fly this year or else lol.

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Thanks #1 and Sonny.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas here as well. -9c and 30cm of white stuff on the ground. Tree is up and needs to be decorated.
Actually that's one of my favorite past times due to
all the Egg Nog I can handle (naturally with Captain Morgan)
The only thing missing is maybe another Spitfire? (Any idea if Santa reads our posts?)

I am waiting for my pilot figure to come in from Tower Hobbies. Hopefully next week.
Have made some more mods to the cockpit. I built and installed the voltage regulator behind
the seat wall and made some mock oxygen tanks on the left rear.
I will try to get the robostrut 650's installed next week. I finally had some time to pick up some
JB weld at the local automotive store, as it was recommended by robart to use.

Will upload some pictures when this is done.


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"Merry Christmas"

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Where can I find out what the number of pilots is in the brotherhood, the last time I seen something it was in the mid140 something. It would be great if I could be number 150
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Old 12-16-2012, 06:54 AM
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Merry Xmas Squadron Leader and to all the Brotherhood. Chic
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Here is a couple of progress pics on the topflite cockpit in my Hangar 9.
Yes, I know the oxygen tanks should be flat on the right side behind the seat, but
can't see them that way through the canopy when it's on.
I am not sure which warbird has them
on the left side standing up.
I saw it somewhere on the net.

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Andreas,
Your Spit's is going to look great this spring!!! Now after all the work is done, just have the plane for show, but we know how that goes!!! Keep us posted on your build!!!
Merry Xmas!!!

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albsurfer, always welcome.

Received my cockpit kit from TH, at least I have something to work on right now
Will not assemble, just cut and paint, will install during the fuse build.

Happy Christmas / Happy holidays to all Spitfire Brothers

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albsurfer, always welcome.

Received my cockpit kit from TH, at least I have something to work on right now
Will not assemble, just cut and paint, will install during the fuse build.

Happy Christmas / Happy holidays to all Spitfire Brothers

John.
Does Yellow aircraft still carry cockpit kits, if so does anyone remember how much they are. I will have to get a new canopy because mine has a huge hole in it, anyone got one of these laying around they would sell.
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Hello Spitfire Brothers....

I am jumping in and trying to decide which kit to roll with. I am seriously considering the CompARF version. Can you offer some feedback on this model?

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