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    My new Ziroli 98" P-51 build

    Hi P-51 lover's,

    I just got done cutting out all of my parts for my new Ziroli 98" P-51.
    It only took me 3 days to cut and on day 5 I have the fuse framed and the stab framed.
    I call to Nick Ziroli and odered all the fiberglass parts and the canapy. Next will be to get the gear and the wheels, then frame up the vert stab and the wing FUN WOW!! here are some pic's
    sorry for the mess in the in the back of the pic but it is dark outside so I had to take the pic's
    in the back room. more to come.

    Regards,
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    RE: My new Ziroli 98" P-51 build

    Hi,

    As you can see in pic 5 I used 1/4x1/4 hard wood for the stab spar's as I do not trust
    balsa spars in a giant scale tail.

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    RE: My new Ziroli 98" P-51 build

    I am looking forward to your build. For some reason the Z.P51 is a seldom modeled plane. How close is the scale outline on the Z kits?

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    RE: My new Ziroli 98" P-51 build

    Ram-bro,

    Thank you, I know that it is not 100% scale but it is not far off. As far as I know the only
    100% scale P-51 is Dave platt's but it is a small plane.

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    RE: My new Ziroli 98" P-51 build

    Good work! It looks like you're moving along well. If I were to build a P-51, this is the one I would do. Nick Ziroli is a great designer.

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    RE: My new Ziroli 98" P-51 build

    TL,
    Sweet! Good luck.
    \"Keep Em Flying!\"
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    RE: My new Ziroli 98" P-51 build

    Tmoth4,

    Thank you,
    I am doing my best to try to get it done for next year's Carl Hauger's Warbirds over Delaware.
    A lot of work to go!

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    RE: My new Ziroli 98" P-51 build

    Hi all,

    I only had time today to work on the tail, wife has me doing her work so she can sleep LOL!
    MUST BE NICE!!

    Regards,
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    RE: My new Ziroli 98" P-51 build

    Hi all,

    Well I got out to the shop tonight for a little work on the Ziroli P-51. I sheeted the top deck
    and built a nice cockpit tub out of 1/8 balsa, When my Robart 160 tail wheel comes in I will
    install the pushrods and sheet the rest of the fuse. I also instaled the firewall, I went with a
    3/4 firewall as if I go with a bigger engine I did not want to be stuck with a 1/2" firewall.
    Here are some more pic's I think they came out ok you all tell me!

    Regards,
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    RE: My new Ziroli 98" P-51 build

    Hi all,

    Any of you scale builders out there have any nice pic's of your P-51 cockpits you can post.
    I am going to scratch build my cockpit out of balsa and plastic, I know I can go online and
    get a cockpit but it would not be the same as building one with my own two hands.
    What is a little hard work, I do not work any more as I have terminal cancer so im home all day
    so what the hell!! Plesae post your cockpit pic's any help would be good.

    Regards,
    Dan Crawford

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    RE: My new Ziroli 98" P-51 build

    Dan, its looking good. Sorry to hear about your cancer, I am sure we will keep you in our prayers. Boy I can see when you get to the wing....your gonna be looking for room. Wish I had some pics of a good cockpit for you. Glad to see you are doing everything from scratch, puts those HDas to shame ( high dollar arfs) You should check out my thread and spread some of that wisdom and skill.

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    RE: My new Ziroli 98" P-51 build

    WOW, what a great project, I look forward to reading this as you progress. What engine is typically used in this size plane? I'm guessing an 80 or inline 100. I have a TF P-51 that I have lost the will to build at the moment. I sure do enjoy looking at how others can do it.
    Ken

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    RE: My new Ziroli 98" P-51 build

    Ram-bro,

    I to am sick of all the ARF'S, no one builds from scratch any more. We live in a world of
    do things fast, No one uses there skills any more.

    To (Ken Bryant,)

    Thank you, Im having fun with this P-51 build. I am going to use a G-62 gas engine
    as that is the engine Ziroli shows in the plans. I will not be on the net for the next 2 days
    as my computer is going on the blink so it will be in the shop, I will post more pic's then

    Regards,
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    RE: My new Ziroli 98" P-51 build

    Dan this is one of my 3 favorite warbirds and yours looks great. We havent morphed a mustang yet but if we do I hope its one built from Nick's plans. I am going to be glued to this tread and I too plan on going to WOD, hope to see you there.

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    RE: My new Ziroli 98" P-51 build

    Metalmorphous,

    Thank you,

    I want to go to WOD so bad as I have never been there. I know people ask you all the time
    but do you know what the cost would be to morph my Ziroli P-51???I cant work any more
    as im sick so money is tight but I would love to get my P-51 done by you.

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    RE: My new Ziroli 98" P-51 build

    Dan give me a call Monday, my number at the shop is 203 294-1314 and ask for me. I know individuals that have had to deal with cancer and I'm so impressed with there attitude and drive and wish I could do more for them. I would like very much to help you with this very special P-51 Mustang. I think with your building skills and our plating process it will be outstanding.

    Look forward to talking to you
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    RE: My new Ziroli 98" P-51 build

    Metalmorphous,

    I will give you a call Monday, talk to you then.

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    RE: My new Ziroli 98" P-51 build

    Hi all,

    Any one know how to build a slidding canopy for the Ziroli P-51
    I want to do it but never tryed it before. Cant go scale with out it.

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    RE: My new Ziroli 98" P-51 build

    Dan I enjoyed our conversation very much and I am looking forward to our next. I talked to everyone in the shop about your project and they all agree and are looking forward to helping you creatate a one of a kind P-51 Mustang. Jose has already started some research on some 3 views for the panel lines, now thats what I call service Now if we can just get someone to help you out with some nice Sierra retracts[8D]

    Talk to you soon
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    RE: My new Ziroli 98" P-51 build

    Ron,

    I liked talking to you aswell, sorry I did not post pic's lastnite my comp stoped working so im at my dad's to post pic's
    I got my fiberglass parts and canopy today but I did not get pic's with them on the plane soon!

    Regards,
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    RE: My new Ziroli 98" P-51 build

    Dan it looks like you grew out of the washing machine and had to move it to a larger table The sheeting looks great and your moving along nicely, when its time to do the glass work I can give you a few tips to help with the final look and cost of materials.

    I can wait for the next batch of picture [8D]

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    RE: My new Ziroli 98" P-51 build

    Hi all,

    Well I just got back from the hobby shop, I now have all the wood to do my wing.
    Tonite I will cut all of the wing rib's and spars and get the shop table ready to build the wing
    in 3 days when I get off my chemo (A LONG 3 DAYS!!!!!!) Any way im getting there.
    I have been talking to Ron from Metalmorphous and we will be using his alum plating
    process on the Ziroli P-51 so it will be a real show stoper. Ron is a real nice guy
    he told me when I get the plane all glassed and ready to morph not to ship it he will fly down and pick it up! now how is that for service, I give that a 100% on my scale!!!!
    well im off to cut cut cut!!! If you would like to look at Metalmorphous web site go to:
    www.metal-morphous.com all kinds of cool things on his site when your there take a look at his Yellow P-38 and the F-100 he is plating for a nother guy. Nothing but the best for my P-51!!!


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    RE: My new Ziroli 98" P-51 build

    Dan thats AWSOME!..
    BobH.

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    RE: My new Ziroli 98" P-51 build

    BobH,

    Thank you,
    Well I just got word from Darrell from Sierra giant scale retracts, He is sending me a set of
    main gear and the tail retract for the P-51 so the airframe will be sitting on a silkey smoth set of gear cool!!!

    Regards,
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    RE: My new Ziroli 98" P-51 build

    Dan,
    Keep up the great work on the Stang. Very good choice working with Ron, he is a great guy. I look forward to seeing your Morphed P-51 at WOD '07. I want to see Ron's awsome work flying!

    Later,
    Tony Gag Jr.


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