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    EasyTiger Models SBD Dauntless 100"ws

    Just started to get things in order befor I start . I got this arf on the "Sandy Sale " or "First Bus out of the Big Apple" . I'm am not a shill and I will give you an honest assesment of the kit . After its 5 day trip it arrived by grayhound, condition of the two boxes were great, no problems ..I wanted to make an 1939 paint ( chrome yellow wings, red stabs,red/white/blue fin,etc) scheme , so the first thing I did was to fill the GIANTrivit holes( about 3/16" so say 1.75' full scale) and first coat of silver.
    More photo's later

    I plan on powering it with a DA 85 ......
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    RE: EasyTiger Models SBD Dauntless 100"ws

    What is your inside cowl diameter please. Thank you very much
    Just Make It Look Real !!!

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    RE: EasyTiger Models SBD Dauntless 100"ws


    ORIGINAL: 77chickenhawk

    What is your inside cowl diameter please. Thank you very much
    Its 11.00" x 12.25 "
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    RE: EasyTiger Models SBD Dauntless 100"ws

    Landing gear arrived today and it impressive .. all that is needed is a servo yo operate the value .
    TodayI went through all the areas I could see to see just how the glue joints looked ,Overall Not too bad, few areas I ran another bead of aero poxey ( actually its a lot better constructed that I've seen on a few hi dollars jet kits from chineese mfg.)

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    RE: EasyTiger Models SBD Dauntless 100"ws

    I did not like the way the tourque rod for the rudder is secured.just glue the rod into the rudder, so I drilled a hole thru the rudder and tourque rod and pined its place in the rudder.
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    RE: EasyTiger Models SBD Dauntless 100"ws

    Ihave the Easytiger FW190 and P47, both are superb models. The Dauntless looks great. Watch out, now they will call you an Easytiger shill, because you said something nice.
    I also am using the stock ETM landing gear, and it is fine. I did follow ET's advice and replace the pins on the scissors with bolts, after some landings, they started gettign sloppy. I followed his advice, replaced them with bolts, and the problem was resolved. I'm a happy customer, never had a problem, and it's sad to see the same people come in and bash every time one of the planes were shown, especially when those people never bought anything.

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    RE: EasyTiger Models SBD Dauntless 100"ws


    ORIGINAL: vallawyer

    Ihave the Easytiger FW190 and P47, both are superb models. The Dauntless looks great. Watch out, now they will call you an Easytiger shill, because you said something nice.
    I also am using the stock ETM landing gear, and it is fine. I did follow ET's advice and replace the pins on the scissors with bolts, after some landings, they started gettign sloppy. I followed his advice, replaced them with bolts, and the problem was resolved. I'm a happy customer, never had a problem, and it's sad to see the same people come in and bash every time one of the planes were shown, especially when those people never bought anything.
    it is nice to hear good feedback for them. I always wanna order corsair or fw190 but than I change my mind because there are some guys complain about their customer service.

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    RE: EasyTiger Models SBD Dauntless 100"ws

    Most people call vallawyer a shill because he says he has multiple easytiger planes for years but never posts a single picture. If you post pictures, like you are doing, showing the good points and bad points of the model people will just thank you.

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    RE: EasyTiger Models SBD Dauntless 100"ws

    Okay guys, this started of as a build thread on a Dauntless. We are not going to over take the intent of this thread with the pro's and con's of Easy Tiger, nor are we going to discuss shills for Easy Tiger. Thanks for your understanding, Dave
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    RE: EasyTiger Models SBD Dauntless 100"ws

    Guys if you have a problem with ET take it up with him don't polute this thread. I am pretty pleased with the kit .,been slowed down by a health problems and Just finished the servo installation & linkage on the stabs,& ailerons ,BTW the hardware is great.and all present in the kit . So far the only problem has been with the dive brakes . two were warpped ,used steam and a heat gun to reform them .Monday I plan on finishing the dive brakes (linkage and servos) Again I'm NO Shill just someone who likes unusal kits and willing to do some quality control, IMO this kit is as good as some of the preimer MFG .
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    RE: EasyTiger Models SBD Dauntless 100"ws

    Lookin' good Joe. I've already got the artwork drawn up for the pre-war American insignia so all I need to know is what diameter you need and I will get some paint stencils cut for you.

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    RE: EasyTiger Models SBD Dauntless 100"ws


    ORIGINAL: umitv


    ORIGINAL: vallawyer

    IĀ*have the Easytiger FW190 and P47, both are superb models.Ā* The Dauntless looks great.Ā* Watch out, now they will call you an Easytiger shill, because you said something nice.Ā*
    I also am using the stock ETM landing gear, and it is fine. Ā*I did follow ET's advice and replace the pins on the scissors with bolts, after some landings, they started gettign sloppy.Ā* I followed his advice, replaced them with bolts, and the problem was resolved.Ā* I'm a happy customer, never had a problem, and it's sad to see the same people come in and bash every time one of the planes were shown, especially when those people never bought anything.
    it is nice to hear good feedback for them. I always wanna order corsair or fw190 but than I change my mind because there are some guys complain about their customer service.Ā*

    I'm a happy customer, multiple planes, amd I am going to visit the warehouse again soon to get more. I have not seen the fw190 up close, except in the box?
    This Dauntless look great, I like the new paint scheme. One of these might be my holiday gift to me.

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    RE: EasyTiger Models SBD Dauntless 100"ws

    Few shots of my progress . a few issues .. the axels provided are either too short (Approx 1/4 ") or the tires are too wide . Had to make a stand off 7/16" to put on axel to keep the tire from hitting the strut . Also cut down the strut lenght by approx 3/8 " so that it would seat in the trundem along with filing a flat spot in the strut to keep the strut from turning (small grub screw on trunden), These are NOT real issues just things a model builder should be aware of . Where the plans call for holes to be drilled (rear of center section ) will not go thru the bering blocks in the wing ,so drill them where they will go thru the blocks . The only BITC* I have is that,the Chineese plastic parts are REAL BRITTLEnot enough flexable stuff made in the plastic ,causing the plactic to crack when cutting . This is a mfg problem which the importer has no control over . I'll post more photos of my final assembly


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    RE: EasyTiger Models SBD Dauntless 100"ws

    Looks good uncljoe. Like the new paint.

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    RE: EasyTiger Models SBD Dauntless 100"ws


    ORIGINAL: glazier808

    Looks good uncljoe. Like the new paint.

    Casey
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    While I'm thinking about it the servo mount tray need to have some horizonal stiffiners it flexes as the rudder / tail wheel moves ( I'm using CF fiber push rods and I don't really care for the push/pull provided) Hopefully I'm read for the maiden flight around the first of the year.
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    RE: EasyTiger Models SBD Dauntless 100"ws

    Hello !

    Your Dauntless is very great !

    In French,we also build Dauntless :
    http://www.modelisme-racer.fr/ceux-d...ins/en-photos/

    Best regards !
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    RE: EasyTiger Models SBD Dauntless 100"ws

    Hello Alain
      You SBD has the same scheme I will be using,USMC bombing 2  BTW you have some great looking aircraft on that page
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    RE: EasyTiger Models SBD Dauntless 100"ws

    Joe,
    I love the fact as a scale nut, within 10 minutes you are already sanding and filling to make this your one of a kind paint scheme.

    The new Dauntless is looking very nice.
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    RE: EasyTiger Models SBD Dauntless 100"ws

    Hello Joe

    Thank you for your replie, it's cool !

    Best regards !
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    RE: EasyTiger Models SBD Dauntless 100

    Joe she looks sweet
    Doesn\'\'t \"expecting the unexpected\"
    Make the unexpected expected?

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    RE: EasyTiger Models SBD Dauntless 100

    What are you planning for a power plant, Joe?

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    RE: EasyTiger Models SBD Dauntless 100

    Uncle Joe, For the brittle plastic parts the ESM warbirds have the same issue with their canopies. I read in another thread if you do the cutting under hot water they won't crack. It worked great on my P-40. Looking forward to a maiden flight video.

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    RE: EasyTiger Models SBD Dauntless 100

    Can you please tell me what silver paint you are using? Thanks
    Also what red?

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    RE: EasyTiger Models SBD Dauntless 100

    My very 1st powered aircraft was a C/L 1/2A SBD Dauntless W/an .049 Wen Mac engine.

    That was my Christmas present in 1963.

    It even had a bomb drop feature that was controlled by a 3rd line attached to the U-Control Handle just above the "UP" cable..
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    RE: EasyTiger Models SBD Dauntless 100

    Texastbird  a DA 85  26/10 pro[,  6 pound of ballast ..UG ! to CG..... 
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      Irb75         Thank you  for the tip on the brittle plastic parts I will use your warm water method
             I think the ziroli sbd canopy just might br the soluation to cloudiness of the clear plastic,and easy of cutting... [8D]
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