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Old 03-06-2014, 01:00 PM
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The original TF P-39 & the TF gold edition P-39 are two different animals. It's like comparing apples to oranges. The red box builds old school with lots of balsa blocks to be shaped and no information on the plans for installing retracts or flaps. It's also smaller than the gold edtion. If you have built a few planes it's not a hard build though, and it flies good. I've built 2 of them in the past. I bought the gold edtion when it first came out. It's still in the box. I've looked at the plans & instruction manual. Judging from that, I would say the gold edition will be much easier to build.

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Red Box is not nearly as scale as the Gold Edition. R/B has sheet wood tail surfaces, G/E has built up, and there are several other differences.
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Old 03-06-2014, 03:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Zero View Post
I don't want to high jack the thread so I will start one in the near future on the P-63.

Fred
Your P-63 King Cobra is very welcome here. I would like to see you make this the home for your build.
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Old 03-06-2014, 07:03 PM
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Please add me to the brotherhood, I have a TF P-39 and have built and flown a Sureflite and a Global one also. I also have plugs for all of the TF P-39 parts including the wing fillets, cowl, guns. I could help with parts if anyone needs them.
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Originally Posted by WARBIRDRCER View Post
Your P-63 King Cobra is very welcome here. I would like to see you make this the home for your build.

As would I.
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Old 03-07-2014, 12:57 PM
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P-39 Airacobra Brotherhood Update, we now have 24 in our squadron.

Welcome to the P-39 Airacobra Brotherhood


23. Firepower R/C
24. LarsL

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Start Date: 02-14-2014
Current Date: 03-7-2014
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1.Warbirdrcer
1.5 Talimena Kidd

2.RPRCBuilder
3. Maser
4. P51NUT
5. Bill Diedrich
6. TLH101
7. Warbird51
8. lightning 759
9. P-39 fan
10. Zero TX, USA
11. redtail VA, USA
12. jtotten IL, USA
13. stage1 IA, USA
14. Plano78 TX, USA
15. p-39 MN, USA
16. ByronF Canada
17. Iron Dog CA, USA
18. RZayas OH, USA
19. jkpape KY, USA
20. lkruse OK, USA
21. airboss45 NH, USA
22. hilgale KY, USA
23. Firepower R/C IL, USA
24. LarsL WI, USA

If you would like to join the P-39 Airacobra Brotherhood please send me a PM, or ask by posting your request here. I will track and assign you a number.

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Old 03-07-2014, 01:24 PM
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I have an ESM P-39 that appears to be permanently attached to my workbench, however I really do think it will fly one day :-) After I complete it and the modifications, panel lines, paint.... maybe next month

Might I please join this illustrious gathering of aficionados?

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Old 03-07-2014, 02:21 PM
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P-39 Airacobra Brotherhood Update, we now have 25 in our squadron.

Welcome to the P-39 Airacobra Brotherhood


23. Firepower R/C
24. LarsL
25. AZThud

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Start Date: 02-14-2014
Current Date: 03-7-2014
Roster

1.Warbirdrcer
1.5 Talimena Kidd

2.RPRCBuilder
3. Maser
4. P51NUT
5. Bill Diedrich
6. TLH101
7. Warbird51
8. lightning 759
9. P-39 fan
10. Zero TX, USA
11. redtail VA, USA
12. jtotten IL, USA
13. stage1 IA, USA
14. Plano78 TX, USA
15. p-39 MN, USA
16. ByronF Canada
17. Iron Dog CA, USA
18. RZayas OH, USA
19. jkpape KY, USA
20. lkruse OK, USA
21. airboss45 NH, USA
22. hilgale KY, USA
23. Firepower R/C IL, USA
24. LarsL WI, USA
25. AZThud AZ, USA

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Old 03-10-2014, 04:08 AM
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Default P39 Airacobra

I would love to join the brotherhood. In my opinion the Airacobra's story is the best of all warbirds, though she is not as famous as a Mustang, Thunderbolt, or TigerShark.

I have built and flown the following kits:
1. Topflite Redbox P-39
2. Topflite Yellowbox P-39
3. Topflite Golden Anniversary P-39
4. ESM P-39

The last one I've flown was the Topflight Golden Anniversary P-39, which I themed after "Mr.Mennen". The plane has a great background story, and originally started out as a TP-39 / or Two Place Trainer 39. Some day, I would like to kit bash something and create a "TwoPlace trainer P-39". I need to get better vacuum forming skills to create the 2 seater canopy that is needed. I've never seen an rc model of a TP-39 anywhere. Here is some info on my Mr.Mennen build: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1498477
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Old 03-10-2014, 05:03 PM
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P-39 Airacobra Brotherhood Update, we now have 26 in our squadron.

Welcome to the P-39 Airacobra Brotherhood


26. Dweeb7944

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Start Date: 02-14-2014
Current Date: 03-10-2014
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1.Warbirdrcer
1.5 Talimena Kidd

2.RPRCBuilder
3. Maser
4. P51NUT
5. Bill Diedrich
6. TLH101
7. Warbird51
8. lightning 759
9. P-39 fan
10. Zero TX, USA
11. redtail VA, USA
12. jtotten IL, USA
13. stage1 IA, USA
14. Plano78 TX, USA
15. p-39 MN, USA
16. ByronF Canada
17. Iron Dog CA, USA
18. RZayas OH, USA
19. jkpape KY, USA
20. lkruse OK, USA
21. airboss45 NH, USA
22. hilgale KY, USA
23. Firepower R/C IL, USA
24. LarsL WI, USA
25. AZThud AZ, USA
26. Dweeb7944 MA, USA

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Old 03-10-2014, 05:18 PM
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TF 1/7 P-39 builds:
RPRCBuilder keeps making progress on the 2 planes. Here are some photos of where he is now.
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Old 03-15-2014, 07:16 AM
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Where do you get the Pepino plans, canopy and gear?

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Old 03-15-2014, 08:10 AM
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Plans availble from http://www.scaleplansusa.com
Laser cut short kit from Laser design services
Canopy & gear?
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Old 03-15-2014, 08:59 AM
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No canopy available, framed up and glazed with sheet plastic. The gear I have were custom made by Dave Platt long ago. Robart has a stock nose gear that will work, and the Robart 1/5 T-6 gear turned around, with wheel mounts for larger wheels are perfect. See the P-39 Airacobra anything thread! post #24 for the details.
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Old 03-15-2014, 12:16 PM
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Terry {old fart] with building the big one, can't you just give me the Yellow one? please! don
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Old 03-15-2014, 04:47 PM
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Sierra Precision has a beautiful nose gear for the ESM P-39 which should work nicely with the Pepino design I would think.
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Old 03-16-2014, 01:06 PM
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Thanks all.
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Started making the changes to plans, and patterns for my electric Pepino 1/5 build today. Gonna place an order for wood sometime next couple weeks. decided to cut my own kit instead of ordering a short kit due to changes for electric.
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Terry, please p/m me with who you might buy the wood from. i need to learn of a good quality place and price. thank you don
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I haven't compared prices, but since Lone Star burned down, I have used Balsa USA. Every order has been quick, and right.
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Old 03-18-2014, 01:06 PM
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Just borrowed a Gold Edition TP Cobra kit from a friend. i will copy-cat all the wood parts and make extra plans. still will need plastic parts. brotherhood "Lucky 21" don
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Guys, how do i attach pic's to a message? thank you don
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I just ordered wood for the two P-39s being built here. Went with Balsa Wood Inc. AK Models: http://www.balsawoodinc.com/

Prices beat the others, some by half. Check it out. Ordered it and received in just a few days. Opened it up today and the wood looks great.
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Is it just me, or has anyone else stopped receiving e-mail notices when post are made here on RCU? My last notice was back on post 66 here.
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Is it just me, or has anyone else stopped receiving e-mail notices when post are made here on RCU? My last notice was back on post 66 here.
I'm still getting them.
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