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Old 01-07-2011, 06:40 PM
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Fuchs 21x11 x 4 was perfect
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Old 01-12-2011, 07:01 AM
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I had gotten the mods done to my firewall to accept the Slimline pitts muffler. I am going to work on the new cowl today and it will be finished. I had ordered a new cowl and the dummy engine kit from Tower. Problem is neither one comes witht he plywood part that the dummy engine mounts to. Kinda dumb if you ask me. It would be a total pain in the butt to make up a template and cut one out. It can be done, but you would think they would include it with either the cowl or the engine kit. I checked online and they don't sell it by itself either. I am going to rip apart the cowl I had cut for the Bennet muffler and reuse the dummy engine and plywood. It is going to be some fun getting it out of the old cowl though as I glued it in real good with epoxy and milled fiberglass.
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Old 01-12-2011, 07:36 AM
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My P-47 is finished except I still have to mount the canopy. I'm going to try E6000 glue. Any suggestions on how you mounted your canopy? I had to modify the rear sides of the cockpit in order to make my "Best Pilot" fit.

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Old 01-12-2011, 07:50 AM
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If you dont want to screw it down you could always use RTV.
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Old 01-12-2011, 08:13 AM
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Terry

Thanks for the suggestion. Have you tried E6000? Did you use RTV on your P-47 builds?

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Old 01-12-2011, 08:23 AM
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DONE................ Time for her firtst sortie.........came in at 23ibs, had to add 5 & 1/2 ounces to the tail.

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Old 01-12-2011, 08:36 AM
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Capt Ron............Looks great

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Old 01-12-2011, 08:39 AM
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Thanks Steve, can't wait to fly her........


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Old 01-12-2011, 08:44 AM
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I screwed mine on, but when i do glue them on i prefer clear RTV because it holds no glue runing down the side of the fuse before it dries, and it can be removed if you have to


Cap that does looke good.

the weather here is cold and its keeping me from painting so i have been painting pilots.
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Thanks Terry..............I need one of those PAPPY pilots for my ESM Corsair that just arrived.




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Old 01-12-2011, 09:00 AM
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Ill have them up on my site for sale soon.Both painted and unpainted. I am also doing the USAF pilots aswell. Both painted and unpainted.
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Old 01-12-2011, 02:46 PM
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My P-47 is done again for now. Yesterday I removed the engine etc to make the changes to the firewall to accept the new muffler. Today I did up the new cowl. I am not going to put on the canopy or decals until spring as I will have to go over the covering one more time by the looks of it. The only hole in the side now is a tiny one with a grommet in it for the choke.
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ya man that looks much better.
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Old 01-12-2011, 06:47 PM
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Hey Terry,
Are the Pappy Pilots poseable? They look really flat sitting on your bench.....LOL! Gotta get them legs broken and down onto those rudder pedals.
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Got the the army air corps pilots almost ready to fly. Both the Pappy and the Bob pilots are not poseable. They are extreamly lite weight.
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Old 02-05-2011, 07:10 AM
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I finally solved the prop hub problem with help from Rick at Tru Turn. They carry a 2" wide B-style hub and A-style back plate that you can buy directly through them that Tower does not carry. I put it on my Fuchs 21x11 4 bladed CF prop with 2.5" wide center and it looks great. Rick drilled the 6 bolt pattern with countersink for the DA 85 for additional 10 bucks. The whole thing now look like they belong to each other. The original prop hub that came with the plane was a bit small for the 6 bolt pattern of DA 85. I can post couple pics to show you guys when I get a chance.
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Got my 47 painted before all the cold weather set in. Got the new pilot done this morning. The last 47 pilot got transfered to a spitfire.
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E 6000 works great. Never have had a problem with anything coming loose.
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Guys....

Here's some pictures of my completed TF P-47...Yea, I know it's that same TARHEEL HAL , but I like the color scheme. It will be easy to see while flyiing. Spec's are DLE55, J-tech muffler, JR 921, Spektrum 6020 servos, 3-A123's, Mejzuik 23x8, Best Pilot. I used RTV to glue the canopy, worked out great. Thanks again to TFarmer and Gary for their build photo's.

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Guys....

Here's some pictures of my completed TF P-47...Yea, I know it's that same TARHEEL HAL , but I like the color scheme.

Nothing wrong with flying the colors she came in if you like it. Looks good your going to love the way it flys! Good luck on the maiden
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Old 02-06-2011, 07:24 AM
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Thanks Terry

It's my first 50cc Warbird. I've been flying a Extreme Flight's 50cc Yak and Edge for 3 years now, after I converted to gas models. Just concerned about a different landing techniques with a 50cc Warbird

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Guys....

Here's some pictures of my completed TF P-47...Yea, I know it's that same TARHEEL HAL , but I like the color scheme. It will be easy to see while flyiing. Spec's are DLE55, J-tech muffler, JR 921, Spektrum 6020 servos, 3-A123's, Mejzuik 23x8, Best Pilot. I used RTV to glue the canopy, worked out great. Thanks again to TFarmer and Gary for their build photo's.

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Looks good! Let me know how she flies with the 2-blade Mejzlik 23X8. I use the same engine and muffler on mine, but have so far flown it only with a Mejzlik 3-blade 22X10.


How much clearing do you have between the prop and the front edge of the cowling?



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Hi P47 Pilot

I have a little more than 1/4" clearance on the right rear portion of the blade to the cowl. I had to add 3/8" plywood extensions to the standoffs of the DLE55 also trimmed the false engine assembly to get it against the inside lip of the cowl.

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P.S. I will update my maiden information when it gets a bit warmer here in New Jersey.




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Hi P47 Pilot

I have a little more than 1/4" clearance on the right rear portion of the blade to the cowl. I had to add 3/8" plywood extensions to the standoffs of the DLE55 also trimmed the false engine assembly to get it against the inside lip of the cowl.

Regards

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P.S. I will update my maiden information when it gets a bit warmer here in New Jersey.





Hi Steve

Thanks, I can imagnie the flying weather still is a few weeks off in the Garden State. I used to live in NJ myself, more preccisely Berkeley Heights, while I was working at Bell Labs.

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Thanks Terry

It's my first 50cc Warbird. I've been flying a Extreme Flight's 50cc Yak and Edge for 3 years now, after I converted to gas models. Just concerned about a different landing techniques with a 50cc Warbird

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Just fly it to the ground you will be ok. This 47 is very forgiving you have chosen you first big warbird well.
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