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Old 03-01-2015, 11:58 AM
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Here is the #514 Sullivan cable run through the compartment and into the area behind the instrument panel.



Other things in the picture are the (6) batteries, ignition for the Moki radial, air tank for the main gear doors, the electronic air valve, control box for the electric gear, back of the fuel dot, rails where the fuel tank will be mounted, and a couple of the JR remote RXs.
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Old 03-01-2015, 12:14 PM
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Very interesting approach. Thank you for the additional pictures. I have been building for a lot of years and would never have thought of doing something like this. We will have a scale contest here (in Seymour, IN) August 1st and 2nd, everyone is welcome.
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Old 03-01-2015, 12:24 PM
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Originally Posted by OldScaleGuy View Post
Very interesting approach. Thank you for the additional pictures. I have been building for a lot of years and would never have thought of doing something like this. We will have a scale contest here (in Seymour, IN) August 1st and 2nd, everyone is welcome.
Don't feel too bad Steve. I have been building RC since 1968. What is that, 47 years, and I just thought of this last week when I opened my car hood.
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Old 03-01-2015, 12:25 PM
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Originally Posted by OldScaleGuy View Post
Very interesting approach. Thank you for the additional pictures. I have been building for a lot of years and would never have thought of doing something like this. We will have a scale contest here (in Seymour, IN) August 1st and 2nd, everyone is welcome.
How long is your runway at Seymour?
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It's funny how some things can trigger good ideas. I am not sure the length of our runway but it is plenty for any model airplane out there these days. No trees, no wires, it is a wonderful place to fly. You can fly off of pavement or grass. I was going to take my 50% Smith Miniplane to Muncie to fly but when we got this field there was no need to do that. We are in the midst of a club web site change but this will give you an idea. http://www.siferc.com/our-field.html
Here is a picture from one of the flight stations looking south.
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Old 03-01-2015, 12:36 PM
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Wow! What a great runway!! I'll have to keep this in mind.

Sorry, a little off topic. Back to P-47s.

Here is my P-47 on a dead stick at the full scale Cleveland National Air Show last summer. No time to get the gear down. Didn't want to use the flaps and risk them against the tarmac. 8000' so I just used the elevator to break it a little.

Return line on the pump for the radial popped off and pumped the tank dry. Notice where the prop stopped, perfect! Just a little aluminum scraped on the belly pan.

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Old 03-01-2015, 12:38 PM
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Old 03-01-2015, 01:25 PM
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Nice work Gary, im sure many modellers are learning from your videos at present.

With this level of scale realism what engine are you installing?

Cheers Bk
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Old 03-01-2015, 01:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Blair K. View Post
Nice work Gary, im sure many modellers are learning from your videos at present.

With this level of scale realism what engine are you installing?

Cheers Bk
Thanks BK. This is a Meister P-47 we are building for a customer. It is equipped with a Moki 150 radial. Cowl flaps are operational. The exhaust is where the waste gate was and operational on both sides.
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Here is a cool thing my brother did on the wing for this P-47. Check this out. He is my "wing man".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a77Exy2vQpM
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The gear on the same Meister P-47.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZoYuA-uxAk
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Originally Posted by ram3500-RCU View Post
Here is a cool thing my brother did on the wing for this P-47. Check this out. He is my "wing man".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a77Exy2vQpM
Very Cool!
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Originally Posted by chris923 View Post
Very Cool!
Agree!
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Old 03-01-2015, 02:03 PM
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Awesome work!
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Old 03-01-2015, 02:10 PM
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Thanks guys. As you probably can tell, we love the P-47.
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Originally Posted by ram3500-RCU View Post
Thanks BK. This is a Meister P-47 we are building for a customer. It is equipped with a Moki 150 radial. Cowl flaps are operational. The exhaust is where the waste gate was and operational on both sides.
Im glad Gary, awesome scale detail with scale sound is the business!

Im happy enough just to taxi mine out, flying is just a bonus!

Cheers Bk
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Here is my P-47 tail gear set up. Simple and reliable. Hope you enjoy the show.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVPw...ature=youtu.be
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Here is my hatch release system on the main hatch of my P-47. It is the largest scale hatch on the P-47 and it is on the right side just behind the cockpit. It was where the oxygen tanks were kept. I use it for everything but the fuel dot. That is under the much smaller scale fuel hatch on the nose.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhBg...ature=youtu.be
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Iam just starting my rebuild of my jug. Can anyone tell me what muffler to use on DLE 55?? I do not know if this is the right place to post a new or not thread or not. I could not find a place to post a new thread on the site. Thanks for your help Chuck
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Originally Posted by Chucks View Post
Iam just starting my rebuild of my jug. Can anyone tell me what muffler to use on DLE 55?? I do not know if this is the right place to post a new or not thread or not. I could not find a place to post a new thread on the site. Thanks for your help Chuck
Your in the right place brother☺

All depends on where you fly, DLE 55 wont make 96db without a canister muffler, i hear desert aircraft do mufflers that make them a little quieter.

im in the process of making a custom muffler to put a DLE 55 into a Hangar 9 p47, we want a muffler in the cowl to get it under 96 db.

Cheers Bk
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Originally Posted by Chucks View Post
Iam just starting my rebuild of my jug. Can anyone tell me what muffler to use on DLE 55?? I do not know if this is the right place to post a new or not thread or not. I could not find a place to post a new thread on the site. Thanks for your help Chuck
Chuck, do you have the old DLE55 if so you can get a wrap around muffler for that. If you have the RA 55 then the stock muffler is fine.

If you want yo do a build thread just pick your place. I.e. Kit build or warbirds and click on the post a new thread at the top of the page, easy as pie.

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Thanks flyers for your help. I think I need a wraparound so the exhaust is out the bottom. Thanks Chuck
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Originally Posted by Chucks View Post
Iam just starting my rebuild of my jug. Can anyone tell me what muffler to use on DLE 55?? I do not know if this is the right place to post a new or not thread or not. I could not find a place to post a new thread on the site. Thanks for your help Chuck
Tower has the J-tec for the TF GS P47 with a DLE side exhaust.
Here's the link: http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXZUK0

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Double Post, slow computer is guess.
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Man, thats gotta be a bummer to have noise restrictions. Or neighbors for that matter. Only neighbors we have are black bears and corn.
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