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Old 07-07-2017, 04:11 PM
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Got the glass work started after a crazy day of distraction
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Glassed everything on one side .....wing will be next when I finish the small parts
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Old 07-08-2017, 09:57 AM
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Time for the flip side
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Old 07-10-2017, 02:14 PM
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Some progress on the gear location to break up the fiberglass monotony
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Old 07-10-2017, 02:15 PM
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All epoxied in
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Old 07-11-2017, 05:45 AM
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Coming along nice I see...! I have a hangar 9 hellcat that I'd like to do the same thing you're doing, except I don't need to change up my landing gear.... thankfully....so thank you for the pics & info, I'm absorbing this.. looking forward to seeing it in the air !!
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Go for it Bob....I've decided to strip all my ARFs and glass em
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Old 07-11-2017, 04:53 PM
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Decided to add a 1/8" ply sheet to the firewall. Got it cut and installed. Tomorrow it's back to glass work
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Old 07-12-2017, 11:05 AM
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Belly pan came in today...thanks Vic for the fine work
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Old 07-13-2017, 03:29 PM
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Make a mold for tailwheel doors
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Old 07-13-2017, 03:31 PM
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One coat of resin to go....let this all cure overnight
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Old 07-14-2017, 04:57 PM
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Mold released with no issue
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Old 07-14-2017, 05:01 PM
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So I get the gear openings cut and now I'm thinking I should have planned on adding inner doors....hindsight is killing me
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Old 07-17-2017, 04:24 AM
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Tailwheel door opening cut....now to make a mount. The bulkhead is located in a great spot for it. Original tailwheel block wasn't mounted very well
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Old 07-17-2017, 04:27 AM
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Inner gear doors laid up and hinge block glued in place
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Old 07-17-2017, 06:20 AM
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Looking good! Can you still make & install the inner gear doors, without too much hassle? & Are you putting wheel well liners in? My Hellcat doesn't have any installed, so maybe I will have some mods to make with the retract setup...as mine
are hang out just a smidge?? at wheel mounting are- yours turned out awesome so far
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Old 07-17-2017, 10:41 AM
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Hey Bob the inner doors were added since I decided not to add the wheel well bays. I decided against the bays because it will make installing the wings much easier. You shouldn't need any liners on your plane since the bays are in the wing....I'd just seal them with some finishing resin then paint them green and not worry about covering the wheel bay with any more than basic strut covers
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Old 07-19-2017, 06:16 AM
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Have ya'll noticed that Horizon Hobby has a "No Longer Available" alert on the Evolution 160 gas radial web page (https://www.horizonhobby.com/product...gine-evoe7160). This leads me to believe the engine has been discontinued by HH, but they are still selling the Evolution 260 gas radial engine. I noticed that Chief Aircraft is still selling the radial 160.

I wonder if there is an inherent problem with the 160 which has caused HH to discontinue selling it? I was actually thinking about putting the 160 radial on a PT-17 build, but not anymore.

BTW, nice build Jimmy, thanks for sharing!

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Thanks Sonny..... here's my first 160 mounted on the World Models PT-17 Stearman it's been a wonderful engine
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I know of three Evolution 160 radials flying. The engines all run the same with zero issues and they are all three mounted on the world models PT-17 stearman I saw that discontinued listing on the HH site.....very disappointing
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The World Models 100cc Stearman
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Tailwheel mount done...now on to more sanding
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Old 07-24-2017, 12:09 AM
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Hello,

Nice job, i Wonder how you continue the progress...
I want to post you some pictures of my vision to take the same job...But I have some trouble with posting pictures...I tray later.
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Talking La-7 cy models

First picture...the rest will come later, i must resize the files...

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Those are some awesome mods warbird!!! I'll get on the tailwheel and gear door hook up tomorrow and post a pic for you. I like the upgrade on the guns too. When you have the time I'd like to hear your ideas you used on the canopy. Keep up the good work....
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