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Yellow P-40 (under construction)

Old 12-26-2007, 11:51 PM
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Default Yellow P-40 (under construction)

In May of ’07, I bought the Yellow Aircraft, P-40E Kittyhawk Kit, through Shaun Evens, the California Distributor.

In recognition of, Shaun Evens, exceptional sales service and tech support; Than You Very Much!

I would also like to acknowledge my friend and RC flying buddy, Doug (don’t know his name on this site), for doing the aluminum welding on the header. Awesome Work!

I’ve posted a few “Brain Melting” scale pictures. Just finished the header today. (12-26-07), and thought I would share my insane over-obsessive craftsmanship. The pictures speak for themselves.

Enjoy,
Bruce
P.s. I know I will most likely hear a lot of “bleep” about putting the ZDZ 100R2 in this plane, but… Oh Well. Don’t have to fly Full Throttle all the time, ya know!
(Other than dealing with a little torque roll at take-off, and being easy on the gas it’ll fly really sweet!)
vroooooom, vroooooom
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Old 12-27-2007, 12:42 AM
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looks great! dont make the mistake i just made on my trim tabs on the elevator, i burned the flush rivets in the tab then noticed it was raised rivets on the real bird. just something else to go fix! what did you use for the rivets on the elevators? i used glue then covered, it looks ok but yours is going to stand out better. jeff
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Old 12-27-2007, 12:46 AM
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Thnx, I used the brass rivets from micro fasteners, for the cherries. For the flat ones I invented a new way of doing this computer-cut vinyl.

I know this isn't the way they go on the cowling, but i just applied them for pix only.
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Old 12-30-2007, 05:18 PM
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Hi all.
thouhgt i would say that i got to finally test run the engine yesterday. Wow what a impressive sould the 100r2 has. dieing to get this thing done to fly it. thought i would show some more pix of the wing. i scrapped the kit flaps and mad some more scale looking ones, OMG it took way to long. installed also are the rotary ailerons.. i also flush mounted the wheel fairings, and added some scale texture to the Ailerons.. soo far..the scale stuff sure does take a long time.....
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Old 12-30-2007, 06:53 PM
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dude your flaps look awesome! i didn't add the strips under the ribs like you did so i'm going to have to use thin styrene with the rivets on top then have to go in and cut and glue the strips next to the ribs, its gonna suck to say the least! lucky for me though, the plane that i'm modeling was one of the rare N models with metal ailerons. i still have a ton to do to the flaps and wing befor they are ready to paint.
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Old 12-30-2007, 06:56 PM
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i forgot to add that i'm using a skyshark arf.
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thank you for the nice words.. your plane is looking sweet.. i have a friend that is building/bashing a skyshark also, not to your exstent tho.

It took me about 50 hours to scratch build my flapps. all out of thin ply and basswood i also used basswood for the hing area on all the flight controlls.considering the plane will most likely be pushing the 120+ mph. trying to avoid flutter.
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i know what you mean about TIME! i think i have 16 hours in my rudder alone! the fuse is at my buddies shop i'll post some pics of it tomorrow, later dude,jeff
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where did you find the pic's your using for your flap detail?
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Old 12-31-2007, 12:45 PM
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Default RE: Yellow P-40 (under construction)

Bruce, nice work on that Yellow P-40, looking forward to following this thread through completion and hopefully the maiden if you post pictures or a video! Just a question, that 3-blade prop looks really nice and scale, is that the flying prop and hub? If it is who makes it? Again that P-40 should look awesome when finished!
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hello.....and thank you much
yes my good buddy..... that is a flying prop scale for the 1/5 P-40 is 25.25 di. this one is 24 di. made by solo.. http://www.soloprops.com/ its a manually ajusted pitch prop. he makes up to 32 diameter 2,3,and 4 blade assy's

I will be posting more pix and video....fore sure...

the last time i ordered something from him . he said he now offers P-51 blades that are cuffed of uncuffed. i was happy to hear that. he is in canada so if you order something from him you mite want to order extra blades, because it takes a while to ship. lots of blades he offers. all the hamilton standard blades. curtiss electric (like i have) and now the fatty P-51's

OH yeah.. and great customer service. he's a good guy
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there was a airshow a few months back. 72nd air group. flying tigers..the piolit allowed me to take some close up pix.. so i took about 60 of them. Ill post them here i also have many others .but those i got online. what also helped a great deal was i found online some blueprint drawings.
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no building today... lol new years flying...lol my duddy stuffed his mustang tho. (bummer) now noone to formation fly with now..(pout sniff) tonight ill try and finish doing the scale stuff to the rudder so i can get the cloth work done..
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Baaa-rruuuuuuce! What's up. Yah, that was a bummer about my mustang today. Matter of fact, I was on the internet researching a replacement when I came across your post. Nice work on the P-40!

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do you happen to know about what the solo prop weighs? looks like mine might fly in the primer this weekend and i want to add weight for the prop that i dont have yet and the keleo exhaust. i'm gonna see how it handles on the ground this weekend before 36 dollar blades go in the dirt!
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Hello Jeff,
Dont know what engine your useing. It'll take a good size one to swing a scale 3 blade. Im not for sure but I would say it weighs atleast a pound or so. I have'nt weighed it yet. Call Solo he will tell you exactly. What engine are you useing? Have you got it yet?

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Hey Dude !!!

thanks for posting. I'm glad you like my work i looked up the World p-47. Ouch 300 bones[&o]
Hurry up and get something so we can fly together again K?

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da 50, this weekend i'm hoping to fly the bird. i am getting the solo prop and have the keleo exhaust on order. i'm wanting to add the additional weight of the heavier prop and the exhaust just to get the balance right so when i get the prop and the exhaust on.
the guys that fly the skyshark say the tail is light on the ground so i'm wanting to try to get that problem worked out before the paint., thats why i want all the weight in the nose that is going to be there.
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i see your online.....cool
What diameter are you planning on useing? like a 20? You know the general rule for desiding the diameter and pitch when going to a 3 blade? Im sure you do ..

I wanted to use Keleo exhaust but as you can see from the photo's, 0 room .. lol I think my header pipe sounds better anyways.

After ordering it took about 3 weeks to receive my prop. But im in Cali
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i'm hoping for the 24" my L-5 stinson at about 30 lbs 97" wingspan (g-62) swings a 24-8 beyond scale performance. the da-50 has more power than the g-62 and this alot smaller model so my thinking is i can still swing the big prop at a lower pitch??
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hmm interesting..

mite not be much pitch. mine ZDZ is 9 hp and i ran my engine a couple days ago and i used a 10 pitch on the 24 diameter and i was able to reach the static recomendations of 6500 rpm
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i was thinking 24-6 would fly it, i'm looking for scale performance, you have a cruise missle!
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LOL

That is so true and very funny that you said that. I have a freind in the bay area that has a yellow p-40 with a DA 50 and he said it was a rocket (very fast. before he had a G-62 in it and he said taking off the tourc would pick up the right wheel on take off..lol Thats wht he switched to a smaller motor. He and all his friends think im crazy lol.. Your plane is a bit smaller than mine it should fly at a nice scale speed.. and the 24 is correct for the 1/6 scale too. Be sure to order the blades painted black, I didnt and wish i did, because I ended up having to paint them myself.

p.s. ill want to see pix after you install your prop k?
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Today I finished doing the scale things to the rudder.Well atleast all but 8 rivets (ran out) Almost 300 on the rudder.
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looks good!
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