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    RE: TOP FLITE GIANT SCALE P51 ARC

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    ...it took me about most of the day to get all rivets imprinted on both side.
    And now you just have to go back and fill them all in since Mustang wings were sanded and filled at the factory! Just funnin' you Bruno, it looks awesome.

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    RE: TOP FLITE GIANT SCALE P51 ARC

    Chad,
    Good catch and you are correct. That's were we get the product Bondo ,as it was created to fill the rivet holes on the P-51.

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    RE: TOP FLITE GIANT SCALE P51 ARC

    Hello, I'm in the market for a GS P-51 arc wing. If you have one or know we're I can get one I would appreciate it. Last resort will be to get the arf wing which I'm trying to avoid. Thanks
    You gonna paint that?

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    RE: TOP FLITE GIANT SCALE P51 ARC

    Looking really good, congrats.

    Did you use the Aerotech kit for your inner doors and actuator covers etc?

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    RE: TOP FLITE GIANT SCALE P51 ARC

    The only section on the mustang that is filled with Bondo is the leading edge near the wing root. Some wing sections were primed with zinc-chromate yellow filler then painted silver resulting (in some airplanes)that a slight rivets indentation was still visible. I am finishing my model as "Lil' Margaret', the wing was painted but doesn't seems to be filled, also instead of polishing the plane I give it a dull look.
    After applying the rivets on my wing I sanded with 220 grids to reduce the effect, once painted with automotive silver I'm looking to get the same effect.
    The inner and outer gear doors are from aerotech, BVM cylinders.
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    RE: TOP FLITE GIANT SCALE P51 ARC

    can you post some details about your elevator linkage arrangement?

    there have been some issues with the giant scale TF corsair and some deadplay at high speeds.

    thanks
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    RE: TOP FLITE GIANT SCALE P51 ARC

    It's a moot point since you are duplicating a restored airplane Bruno but a vast amount of the Mustang's wing was filled at the factory. I doubt that most restored aircraft duplicate this feature. Here is a diagram from Aj-Press showing the process.

    Blue areas - two layers filler polished for a smooth surface and then painted.
    Green areas - one layer of filler polished for a smooth surface and then painted.
    Yellow areas - silver paint (on bare metal aircraft of course)
    White areas - bare metal

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    RE: TOP FLITE GIANT SCALE P51 ARC

    You are correct Chad, I have seen this reference as well. I would assume that any gain of speed is an advantage especially when you have someone doing the shooting on your tail. I read sometime ago that a mile or two an hour could make the difference in a dog-fight.
    Thank you for the info, I will get ready for all questions I will get at the flying field about the rivets on the wing. Can always blame it on the French!
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    RE: TOP FLITE GIANT SCALE P51 ARC

    Tony,
    I use the stock setup to actuate my elevator with an exception is that I added an extra support for the rod sleeves. The best way is to test by pushing your elevator against the control while holding the servo arm still, if the elevator move then you need to add some support for the control rod.
    Central Hobbies sells some nice Carbon fiber rods with titanium ends, those are my favorite to use on elevator control.
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    RE: TOP FLITE GIANT SCALE P51 ARC

    Wing with star&bar partially painted.
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    RE: TOP FLITE GIANT SCALE P51 ARC


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    Wing with star&bar partially painted.
    Hard to believe we are looking at something that started out as a Top Flite ARC! I'd love to bash one of these into a "Ghalloping Ghost" tribute, or maybe "Voodoo". Ooh, Bob Hoover's "Old Yeller" would be cool too, or how about... (I need to work on staying focused!)

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    RE: TOP FLITE GIANT SCALE P51 ARC

    Bruno you got to leave it to Chad, if you do something wrong he will let you know and he is always right. One thing is for sure, your rivets are a eye popper and guys will drool all over it so don't let anyone get too close. Ha,ha I did it to mine and it draws a lot of attention, you went a bit further with your rivets and they look great, very nice job indeed.
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    RE: TOP FLITE GIANT SCALE P51 ARC

    Looks great Bruno!

    That's what nice clean rivets are supposed to look like.

    Leroy,

    Don't hate on Chad, he doesn't always have to be right, he just knows his stuff. Big difference when trying to be helpful.

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    Looks great Bruno!

    That's what nice clean rivets are supposed to look like.

    Leroy,

    Don't hate on Chad, he doesn't always have to be right, he just knows his stuff. Big difference when trying to be helpful.

    Casey
    No Casey, I don't bash Chad, we have known each other for some time and he has helped me more than once, the guy is a information factory for RC and really knows his stuff and of course he will point it out. Great having him, very talented man, not opinionated in any way.
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    RE: TOP FLITE GIANT SCALE P51 ARC

    Some more work done this weekend, I was at the Warbirds Over Denver the weekend before, great event if you haven't attended!
    I finished applying the aluminum tape and added more details especially for the fuselage panel by the trailing edge wing's root.
    I built up the panel then finished with aluminum tape and some #80 screws.
    For the ailerons, flaps, and elevators I made some control horns out of G10, painted then silver. The connection to the servos are 4-40 ball links.
    Few more small hatch details then rivets and paint, until then I cut the Star&Bar fuselage mask.
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    RE: TOP FLITE GIANT SCALE P51 ARC

    Side panel.
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    RE: TOP FLITE GIANT SCALE P51 ARC

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    RE: TOP FLITE GIANT SCALE P51 ARC

    Paint masks.
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    RE: TOP FLITE GIANT SCALE P51 ARC

    What a beauty. Awesome work there chef!
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    RE: TOP FLITE GIANT SCALE P51 ARC

    Thanks Charles, Should be flying soon!
    I looked at the fit of my DLE222 in the Sea Fury cowl, can wait to get back working on it!
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    I am getting ready to build this airplane, and wanted to ask you all a question.
    i have a Zenoah G38 EI and a Saito FG 36 4 stroke engine. will either of these engines do this airplane justice?
    i would like for it to be a speed demon of sorts.
    both engines will spin an 18 x 8 prop at about 7300 rpm or so.
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    Go with a DLE55 or DA50 for speed and performance, you won't be sorry. The other engines mentioned will not be enough engine for this plane. They may get you off the ground and fly the plane but you will be disappointed.

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    thank you so much!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ccostant View Post
    Go with a DLE55 or DA50 for speed and performance, you won't be sorry. The other engines mentioned will not be enough engine for this plane. They may get you off the ground and fly the plane but you will be disappointed.
    Agreed.

    A G-62 is a good choice too. as long as you don't mind the carb sticking out the side. Plus they are bullet proof and can be bought cheap in the market place.
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    Yes a G62 is another good choice.


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