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Old 01-29-2015, 09:20 AM
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Does anyone have a idea where I can get a Nose Cone for my Top Flite P39 1/7 scale?
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Try Fiberglass Specialties.

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Originally Posted by FrankRC1 View Post
Does anyone have a idea where I can get a Nose Cone for my Top Flite P39 1/7 scale?
FrankRC1,

If your kit is a Gold Edition, I am making a complete fiberglass/epoxy nose section, together with gear doors.





I can make in any color or just in primer.

Just let me know if you are interested or need more info.

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Old 01-30-2015, 04:08 AM
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Kurppi,

Nice work. Detail looks good.

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Old 01-30-2015, 10:24 PM
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Kurppi,

Nice work. Detail looks good.

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This is a great idea. We must get together someday and have a Kobrushka fly in. Mine's a Pepino, built from his plans. Tail number 33, 31st Pursuit Group, Selfridge Field, Michigan, 1942
Turnigy G-160 on 12s. It honks.
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Old 02-10-2015, 04:29 AM
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Where did you get the canopy and cowl for the Pepino plans?

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The canopy on the plane I got from Troy Built Models, and I have a spare that was made by Park Flyer Plastics, using the ESM canopy as a guide for a plug. I'll probably have to put the spare on someday, as the ESM one is so flimsy all I have to do is look at it wrong and it cracks. It's not absolutely necessary to have a molded canopy, tho, as the plans show how to make the panels from sheet plastic.

The cowl I built from the plans. Jim provided a drawing of the cowl sections on the plans, so it wasn't too hard to do. I just divided them in half on the centerline (top and bottom), took a quarter inch off at the centerline, and built two halves on 1/8 crutches, then joined them later.
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Old 03-17-2015, 11:49 AM
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I'd like to join the P-39 brotherhood. I love the Airacobra and Airobonita. I own a TF P-39, and I have an EZ Models P-39. I also have a 98 inch P-39 with a fiberglass fuse and foam core wings that I hope to get to someday.
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I think you just hang out here until someone dumps a bucket of water on you.
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Yes, Hang'in out is probably the best thing until someone updates the roster.

I would like to add it to my list of groups as well.

I can't believe its been so long since someone posted in this thread, the holidays really must slow us down

The bell crank system on my P-39 driving the aileron has slop in it and I fear flutter will be the result.

What is a good in-wing solution for aileron?

With a small amount of slop I would normally just say (keep the speed slow and go).

But this is allot of slop and this plane is worth a long term solution to maintain the scale look and enhance performance.

Anyone have any ideas? The videos show the amount of free movement.

https://youtu.be/YtAXlfY9vYQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtAXlfY9vYQ
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David,

You may consider Rotary Drive System for your ailerons.

If set-up correctly it is slop free and fully concealed in the wing. However you would need a relatively heavy modification to your ailerons in order to place the pockets in.
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badarkstar,

I just let "brotherhood #1" know. He'll add you to the list.

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simple,

Send some more pics it look good.

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Make hatches in the wing for both ailerons, and set up a conventional control system for both, with external horns and pushrods. Scale at the expense of reliability is a bad bargain, in my estimation. That airplane is not airworthy.
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P-39 Airacobra Brotherhood Update, we now have 37 in our squadron.

Welcome to the P-39 Airacobra Brotherhood


35. Mustang Fever
36. badarkstar
37. simple

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Start Date: 02-14-2014
Current Date: 03-17-2015
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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
27. DavidAgar WA, USA
28. shanksow
29. Kurppi Turkey
30. bigbird007 WA, USA
31. yel914 UT, USA
32. skyarrow1 GA, USA
33. RMeadows IN, USA
34. RMeadows
35. Mustang Fever MI, USA
36. badarkstar AZ, USA
37. simple

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Never can tell when you may run into another Airacobra Brother some where, so join now.

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Old 03-17-2015, 09:39 PM
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We are getting close to "the one"
I wonder who will be the "special" 39th member for the P-39 brotherhood
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Thanks Maser
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Old 03-23-2015, 05:36 PM
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Pls sign me up in the P-39 Brotherhood.

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Paging through the classifieds, I found this: http://www.rcuniverse.com/market/ite...itemId=1022914

Top Flite 60 size P-39 kit NIB. Kinda pricey $300, but he's including a cockpit kit and it's the Gold Edition.

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Old 03-30-2015, 05:20 PM
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Originally Posted by WARBIRDRCER View Post
P-39 Airacobra Brotherhood Update, we now have 37 in our squadron.

Welcome to the P-39 Airacobra Brotherhood


35. Mustang Fever
36. badarkstar
37. simple

Roster

Start Date: 02-14-2014
Current Date: 03-17-2015
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
26. Dweeb7944 MA, USA
27. DavidAgar WA, USA
28. shanksow
29. Kurppi Turkey
30. bigbird007 WA, USA
31. yel914 UT, USA
32. skyarrow1 GA, USA
33. RMeadows IN, USA
34. RMeadows
35. Mustang Fever MI, USA
36. badarkstar AZ, USA
37. simple

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.

Never can tell when you may run into another Airacobra Brother some where, so join now.
I would like to join the 39 Brotherhood. Am currently building a Red Box 39.
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I am currently building a Red Box 39 with retracts and flaps. Also new firewall inverted 75 Super tigre and aileron servo in each wing.
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Thanks for letting me in the club.

Here is a link to a video of my "Staged" P-39 crash at a Phoenix airshow in 06.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Z6lmg-bZ00

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Z6lmg-bZ00 This is the Staged Airshow Dogfight at the One Eighth Air Force RC Show in Arizona - A giant scale German Captured P-39 Airacobra is sighted and an American P-47 Jug will be scrambled to shoot it down for the show center violent crash!!!

The P-39 was pulled from the junk heap and was suffering from structural failures. A series of irreversible structural modifications to make it airworthy were made for this last flight and I repainted the plane the night before with Krylon and Rustoleum spray paints to simulate Russian and German Captured markings..

The airshow safety team required the impact/crash location to be "beyond" the small dirt berm parallel to the runway and the impact was inverted to minimize damage to the landing gear as they were the only re-usable items. (Even though they did not work on this flight). Don't worry the airplane was not a quality detailed model. It was a fun kit and quick build model that had seen its flying days come to an end. The used electronics and engine had exceeded their usable life span and rather than just the trash can or back yard bon fire, the model was used to provide a little afternoon fun for a couple of hundred people and a fun project for the Boy Scouts to do a miniature crash investigation.

This was my 2nd P-39 and I should complete work on my 3rd (acquired) "Daisy Mae" almost 9 years later this summer.

There are no plans to ever crash this one
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Old 04-02-2015, 04:01 AM
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So, how many members now?

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We just hit the 39th member in the brotherhood.

P-39 Airacobra Brotherhood
Update, we now have 39 in our squadron.

Welcome to the P-39 Airacobra Brotherhood


38. Charley
39. mashp39

Roster

Start Date: 02-14-2014
Current Date: 04-19-2015
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
26. Dweeb7944 MA, USA
27. DavidAgar WA, USA
28. shanksow
29. Kurppi Turkey
30. bigbird007 WA, USA
31. yel914 UT, USA
32. skyarrow1 GA, USA
33. RMeadows IN, USA
34. RMeadows
35. Mustang Fever MI, USA
36. badarkstar AZ, USA
37. simple
38. Charley TX, USA
39. mashp39 FL, 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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