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Old 12-04-2009, 03:12 PM
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few shots of the XF6F-5 prototype. Great to meet you Chad.
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Old 12-04-2009, 03:34 PM
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Hey Joe, congrats on your flight.
Tell us,.. what engine did you use etc.. retracts,...? ,.. come on man,... give us something to drool over, LOL

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Old 12-04-2009, 04:13 PM
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Hi John
That is actually Chad's plane. It is the prototype. Uncle Joe Is a member of Sun Valley Flyers here in Phoenix. Joe Has a nack for taking spectular flying shots. However i would like to see him build one of these Hellcats
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Rgr that Tighe. Thanks.
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Hi John
That is actually Chad's plane. It is the prototype. Uncle Joe Is a member of Sun Valley Flyers here in Phoenix. Joe Has a nack for taking spectular flying shots. However i would like to see him build one of these Hellcats
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Perhaps when I'm done with the CompArf F4U, that has taken up most of the hangar. Just got to get rid of these Jets that are taking up Too much room
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Old 12-04-2009, 04:54 PM
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For what it's worth, just today, Chad delivered one of the kits at our flying session at SVF. It is a work of art and yes, Uncle Joe was drooling so the jets might get sold sooner.

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Joe is that the 110" like Brian OMeara's? If so are you going to put the radial in it?
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Ok guys, there is NO sense in you having a 110 inch corsair, so what I will require that you do before the day is over is for you to crate it up and send it to ME here in Alabama.. along with the radial engine that it needs. The temperatures are too hot out there all year round[sm=angry_smile.gif] in Arizona for this kind of plane, so it will be right at home with me here.

I'll be waiting for the big truck to pull into my driveway[sm=lol.gif], LOL

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Joe is that the 110'' like Brian OMeara's? If so are you going to put the radial in it?
Yes it's like Brain's and like his will have a Moki 250,which should be arriving in Sunny and cold (well it was only 65 today and a low @SVF of 37 but its a dry cold) Arizona within a week . ALABAMA !!!!! It's just TOO humid for a bent wing bird.
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Old 12-05-2009, 12:07 AM
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ORIGINAL: uncljoe
few shots of the XF6F-5 prototype. Great to meet you Chad.
Semper Fi
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Joe,

It was a pleasure meeting you as well and thank you for posting the terrific photos. Too bad the Hellcat was still wearing her "ugly" clothes! I will certainly take you up on your offer to shoot more photos as soon as the 'cat is detailed and painted.

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Hey Joe, congrats on your flight.
Tell us,.. what engine did you use etc.. retracts,...? ,.. come on man,... give us something to drool over, LOL
Thanks!
John
John,

Your kit is nearly done and should ship early this coming week. Thanks for your patience!

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For what it's worth, just today, Chad delivered one of the kits at our flying session at SVF. It is a work of art and yes, Uncle Joe was drooling so the jets might get sold sooner.
John
Thanks for the positive feedback John. The guys seemed to like what they were seeing despite the fact that some of them had never seen the inside of a kit box before!
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Old 12-05-2009, 12:58 AM
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Hi Chad,

Well been pretty busy on my build of the Royal Hellcat that you have helped me out on,
I have some pics to show you of how it's all going,
But was unsure which forum to post in.
Would Here be ok with you as this is really for your build so am asking first.

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Old 12-05-2009, 10:45 AM
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Bryan,

I don't mind if you post your pictures here but I would suggest that, even if you do post them here, that you strart a new thread about your Hellcat as well. I say that because I have seen a lot of interest expressed in the Royal Hellcat because it is such a rare kit. There are probably a lot of guys who would like to see it who may not be reading this thread and would never see your pictures in here. I look forward to seeing them either way!
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Old 12-05-2009, 09:57 PM
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Not dead at all, just getting started in fact! Kits have been shipped and should all be arriving with their respective builders in the next few days. An official ''kick off'' of the build should happen very shortly and I will start posting regular updates. I have a second ''beta'' builder here in town who has made significant progress on his Hellcat and I will post some pictures as soon as he gets them to me. The lack of thread activity has been due to the fact that I've had my nose to the grind stone trying to get the first run of kits finished which turned out to be a bit more challenging than I had hoped for! The next run of kits should (knock on wood) go much smoother. I'm looking forward to getting back to the finish work on my prototype and I have also started to frame a second airplane as well. I will most likely make an addendum to the plans showing the installation of flaps but it will have to wait until the group build is well under way and I have a bit more time to spare. I've been commissioned to do work on two other designs so my time is at a premium right now. Stay tuned guys, the exciting stuff is yet to come!
Well I'll bet yer soory now partner ! (Say it Like John Wayne) Bet you feel like Santa with the elves on strike now LOL. Glad to see your still at it Chad ! Here are some pics of my attempt at flaps and aileron mods on my CMP cat. I am using the hinges made from PC board that luke made. I welcome any and all tips from any one out there. I wish I could swing the $ for one of your kits,right now. Thanks again.
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Old 12-06-2009, 05:19 PM
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Your Hellcat wing is looking good raptureboy. I really like the scale aileron hinges and thought about doing it on my airplane but decided to keep the prototype simple. Next time!
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Old 12-06-2009, 07:29 PM
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Chad,
maybe in the group build you could show a step for the scale hinging as an option for those that want to do it but don't know how or where to get the proper hinge,just a thought
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You can find the the posts for the hinges on the CMP hellcat build begining on pg 21 thru pg 23. There are templates for the parts and also other tips from Luke Zollner thru out the 90 something pages. I got the pc board from a guy on ebay,it's very useful stuff. PM me if you need any help with locating the material or thread,as I don't want to distract from Chads thread with lots of chatter.
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Hi guys,
Like I posted earlier I have been working on a scale cockpit for the Hellcat. I wanted to post the pictures to see if there was any interest. Shown are the basic panels - floor, forward and aft bulkhead, side panels, seat, and armour plate with head rest.Not shown is the starboard circut panel (in progress). The dash and instrumet panel is the one Chad's has done for the partial cockpit it will fit both. The other remaining items in the kit will be cast rudder peddles, Control stick, and throttle quadrant. plus various pieces of tubing for the seat brackets. I am just putting this out there before I start making expensive casting molds. One thing to note: you do have to move the servo tray aft to install the cockpit. If you are going to put a .90 - 1.20 in it, there should not be an issue. Let either Chad or me know what you think. If we decide to move forward it will be offerd through Chad's website.
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Chad,
maybe in the group build you could show a step for the scale hinging as an option for those that want to do it but don't know how or where to get the proper hinge,just a thought

Hopefully these are the kind of details that others in the group will add to their Hellcats and show here on the group build thread. I may do it on my #2 airplane and, if I do, I will certainly show it here and on the web site. Thanks for checking in whatiwork4, much appreciated.
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My Kit arrived today! So I will be under way as soon as my wife wraps all the kids Christmas presents she has hidden in my shop. Chad, everything arrived in good shape despite the U.S. Mail's best efforts in trying to beat the box up. Thank you for packing it so well. The whole kit looks great. The quality of the wood, vacuum formed parts, etc. is excellent.

I will be posting pictures as I progress. I won't be the fastest but I will progress steadily. Anyway that is my intention.

Thanks again Chad,

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Oi Chad (and all the builders) I'm watching this thread intently and do intend (when time and money permit) to pick up your Hellcat. In the meantime... get to designing that P40 we all know your working on and don't forget our flaps!
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Thanks for the heads up James and for the positive feedback. This is probably not the best time of year to be shipping anything fragile and I'm glad that at least the contents arrived unharmed if not the box itself! If you do find any damaged or missing parts just say the word and they will be on the way.


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I'm considering a 1/5 scale P-40B/C as a potential project. I recently managed to acquire a set of Yellow P-40 retracts which are real works of art and deserve a full blown, all out scale effort to go with them. That includes the flaps! Of course, I also acquired a set of Sierra Hawker Hurricane gear as well, and I've had lots of requests for a really accurate 190D9. So many airplanes...
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Joygasm!!!! Do the Dora!!!!!!!!
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Yes, a D-9 or a Mig-3. Then there is always a need for a 1/6 scale F4U!

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Thanks for the feedback guys. I will be getting back to the Corsair soon Gene, I promise!
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Just FYI for those who may be watching, this thread is not dead! I've got a number of kits out there now but most of the guys are still a few weeks away from being ready to start construction. I will probably hold off for another week or two and then I will proceed with the build process. More kits are being made if anyone is still interested in jumping on board and, of course, anyone can join the build at any time. I will be adding and maintaining a table of contents on the first page of this thread so that it will be easy to navigate to any portion of the build as it progresses. Thanks for sticking with it, I can't wait to see a few Hellcats getting built!
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