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Old 05-05-2006, 12:44 PM
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Does anyone have any information/specs. on the P-61 that flew at Topgun?

What size was it? What engines and who made the u/c? etc.

Am interested as contemplating doing an enlarged Ziroli P-61 as a long term project some time in the future.

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Old 05-05-2006, 01:53 PM
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Jason, Paul enlarged it from Ziroli plans to 1/5th scale if I remember correctly.
it matches the scale of his enlarged Ziroli B25.

there was an article in one of the RC magazines awhile back about this build.
pretty impressive size
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Old 05-05-2006, 02:26 PM
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As Todd said, it is 165 inch span, I believe. HAs DA-100's. Paul is in the business of vacuum forming, and pulled his own parts (canopies, cowls, etc.). Robart custom made his retracts. That is a cool plane for sure.

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Old 05-05-2006, 03:02 PM
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As Todd said, it is 165 inch span, I believe. HAs DA-100's. Paul is in the business of vacuum forming, and pulled his own parts (canopies, cowls, etc.). Robart custom made his retracts. That is a cool plane for sure.

Jeff
thats it. I was at home when I posted the first response, and was looking for the magazine.

I do know that he doesnt (according to the article) have the molds for I think the canopies
or cowls as they where broken during the build process.

big impressive plane. hope to see it up close soon.
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Old 05-05-2006, 03:13 PM
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Jason,

I enlarged Ziroli plans to 160" (1/5 scale), as Jeff said, DA-100's swinging Air Models 28-10 props. Bob Walker from Robart made the gear and the rims and brakes came from Sierra Giant Scale. I made all of the canopy molds and the mold for the cowls. It weights 95 lbs.

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Old 05-05-2006, 04:30 PM
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Many thanks for the responses - having seen the video it is a mighty impressive plane - many congratulations Paul.

How does it fly - and are you using the scale spoilers or ailerons?

How do you find the DA-100's - reliable enough & easy to start?

Have by any chance the molds for the canopy or cowls survived?

Any help much appreciated.

Best regards from over the pond.

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Old 05-05-2006, 04:36 PM
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Thought I might post these latest pics. of the Mid Atlantic Air Museum P-61 which is on its own wheels for the 1st time in long time.

Inspiring!







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Old 05-05-2006, 04:51 PM
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For those who don't know, the Mid-Atlantic bird pictured above will be a flyer when it is completed. What a fabulous accomplishment. Below is a pic of where it all started.

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wow, what a sexy plane for sure!
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Jason,

Thank you for the compliment. The plane flys as if its on rails and yes I have the spoilers and ailerons. The DA-100's have been great for myself, and have been very reliable and start very easily. The molds do exist, however I don't believe that I would ever sell parts off of them, because I did duplicate Nick Ziroli's parts and I don't feel its proper for myself to sell something that he has designed and already made.

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Old 05-15-2006, 01:48 PM
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Hi Paul,

Any chance of you posting up some pics of you Beautiful creation so we can all have a good drool

I have lost count of the amount of times I have watched that vid of your P61 {insperational}

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Only pics i took
was mainly there for the jets

rgds Brian
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have 3 more pics in my gallery
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There are some pics of Paul's P-61 on this site here. These were taken at Warbirds over Delaware 2005.


http://delcorc.org/photos/thumbnails.php?album=14


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if you want the hi-res ones pm me your email address
big files though
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Here are some pic's I took

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Hi All,

Great pic's ,ceep them coming,she look's the BIZZZZZ.

That other Moki Raidial seem's to be getting closser!!!!!!I wonder if Micsut will lend me the other!!!.

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