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Old 03-27-2015, 11:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Greg Wright View Post
f16man,

Being single and not having to worry about a budget helps.
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PFFF your in Naperville they buy all the nice toys up there .lol joe
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Old 03-28-2015, 05:34 AM
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The wings have all the hinges done on them. Still need to do the servos and pushrods later. Next is working on the fuse. I did the tail wheel and former also.This is not the original tail wheel that came with the kit. This one is something i found online and ordered from over in Austria. I had to modify the bottom of the fuse by cutting the original molded wheel boot off so i could get this new one in place. As you can see this one is shock absorbed like on the full scale. This was the last tail wheel that the guy had.

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Old 03-29-2015, 07:05 AM
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I have been able to get the stabs set up with some wood blocks under the aluminum tube main spar. This was done so that i could drill and tap both stabs for some 6/32 bolts to attach them to the plane. I also have one elevator attached and I'm working on getting the other one done.
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Old 03-29-2015, 06:05 PM
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Now both stabs and elevators are done!!
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Old 03-30-2015, 01:23 PM
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Tail group is all complete as far as hinging everything. Servos and linkages will come later.

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Old 03-31-2015, 03:34 PM
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Today i was able to get the Cat standing up on it's gear.
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Old 04-01-2015, 03:20 PM
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The gear is all glued in. Next will be figuring out the equipment lay out.
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Old 04-01-2015, 10:15 PM
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Greg you work so fast...

Great model... I like Wildcat so much.

Do you choose color scheme?

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Old 04-02-2015, 04:39 AM
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Hi Mirce,

I don't work fast, just at a steady pace....

The wildcat is a very cool plane..

Yes i have a scheme choosen for the plane. It is going to be a very easy Atlantic color scheme of Dark Gull Grey and Insignia white.

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Old 04-03-2015, 01:38 PM
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Main gear doors are attached and working with the gear.
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Old 04-03-2015, 06:11 PM
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Greg, how would you compare the quality of the Fischer kit over all with that of the CARF '47 ? Just curious.
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Old 04-04-2015, 04:34 AM
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Mike,

I'm finding that the quality of this kit is just as good as a Carf kit. This kit is produced by one individual and not a large company. So the care and effort that Gunter Fischer puts into it is top notch!!!
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Old 04-08-2015, 09:12 AM
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I just received the new power plant for the Cat!!!

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Old 04-08-2015, 10:28 AM
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WOW...

Nice engine... Moki 250?

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Old 04-08-2015, 10:55 AM
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Nice engine... Moki 250?







Yes Mirce it is a Moki 250.
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Old 04-08-2015, 11:03 AM
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I think, Scott have same "combination" - F4F + Moki 250... Great machine...
Can't wait to see it in the air...

Greg, do you use fuel pump and other "extra" parts on your Moki engnes?

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Old 04-08-2015, 11:48 AM
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Wright J-5 Whirlwind?
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Old 04-08-2015, 01:50 PM
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Mirce,

Scott does have the same set-up as this one will have. I have been talking and Texting Scott quite a lot lately for information during the build.

I have just put a fuel pump into my P-47 this year. Just thought i'd try it. It seems to have a slightly better transition from Idle to full throttle than i had last year with out it.
This is the only extra part i have hooked up to the motor Mirce.
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Old 05-05-2015, 05:49 PM
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Great plane. What is the raw finish?
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Old 05-06-2015, 02:49 AM
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Hi Greg-
How did your P-47 do at Top Gun ? Notice any difference since you added the fuel pump to the Moki ?
Thanks-Mike O.
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Old 05-06-2015, 03:41 AM
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dman932,

The plane is all composite.
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Old 05-06-2015, 07:20 AM
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dman932,

The plane is all composite.
Hi Greg, Thanks. How do the retracts work? Are they air, mechanical or electric?
Will you be using a solo or Beila scale prop?

Thanks
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Old 05-06-2015, 09:32 AM
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Tom,
The gear are air-up and Spring-down. They work great.

As far as the prop i'm not sure what i will be using yet. The brand new Moki engine in my P-47 quit on me twice in the air at Top-Gun and the second time it did i lost the plane, so i am not very Happy at this point with using my other Moki in this plane so it probably won't get finished as quickly as i had hoped.
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Old 05-06-2015, 11:25 AM
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Hi Greg,

Would you mind telling us about the exterior surfaces and the scale detail that is molded in. Does it have all the features with the correct sizes and locations?

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Ed B,

As far as the details in the skin of the Fuselage and Wings it does have all of the flathead and Raised rivet details in it. It also has the screw heads and hatches molded in the skin. As far as being the right size i haven't even thought about measuring any of this stuff as i will just use this as a
fun airplane for the weekends and show circuit. If i compete with it i will use it in Pro-Prop class. The elevators,ailerons and rudder have the looks of a cloth covered surface molded into the skin. They also have the rib sticking molded in them.
The Fuselage skin also has the wrinkled look of the real thing as do the wings. You can also click on the pictures and then expand them to see the details.

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