RC Warbirds and Warplanes Discuss rc warbirds and warplanes in this forum.

NEW Top Flight P-40??? 1/5 scale

Reply
Old 03-27-2012, 11:28 AM
  #1001
lomcevac540T
 
lomcevac540T's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Salisbury, NC
Posts: 621
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: NEW Top Flight P-40??? 1/5 scale


Quote:
ORIGINAL: warhawk demon



The Dragon pilot fits fine. its more of an issue getting it to stay in place. and keeping the body parts from moving around. I snaged one off ebay myself. missed the
first two. it was about the same time period. must of been bidding aginst you.. lol

Yea, I did loose one at the last minute before I won this one... you must have got the good one!
Looks like I won the wrong one... seller won't even send me a tracking number. It was supposedly shipped on 3/15. I hate playing the waiting game! lol
lomcevac540T is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2012, 11:42 AM
  #1002
Aluminum Overcast
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Waterford, MI
Posts: 268
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: NEW Top Flight P-40??? 1/5 scale

I used magnets in my pilot and cockpit area and to keep my canopy open or closed (it slides but is not powered) works very well and hidden too. Mine is the .60 size but I have lots of detail in her. Machined my own oleo struts and wheels. Actuating gill flaps, Scale exhaust stacks for cooling, retract tail wheel with functioning gear doors . I'm finishing up more mods from the winter but I flew her for a few months last year. Here are some links of the build. More pics and info on the TF 60 P40 forum here on RCU. I have added much more since these vids and pics though and better refinements too. I'll do a final when I'm complete (still have panel lines rivets and weathering to do too....Then onto my 80 Zero with radial..I have all the stuff I need including the engine for that build but want to get the P40 off the bench first.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xP-Xq...35AUAAAAAAAPAA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Uk0J...78AUAAAAAAAAAA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7IxM...37AUAAAAAAAJAA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjUVP...e4AUAAAAAAAQAA
Aluminum Overcast is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2012, 11:59 AM
  #1003
warhawk demon
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: somerset, KY
Posts: 73
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: NEW Top Flight P-40??? 1/5 scale



Yeah i hate waiting to. Hoping to have mine ready to fly in a few more days. My tail wheel retract
acts weird. it sticks in the up position and then slams down.the sticking is in the aircylinder.
I can feel itwhen i move it back and forth by hand.ive tryed every thing to slow it down
but if your not carfull it wont come down at all

warhawk demon is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2012, 12:09 PM
  #1004
jblloyd
 
jblloyd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Brandon, MS
Posts: 190
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: NEW Top Flight P-40??? 1/5 scale

I also bought a Dragon WWII P-40 pilot and am in the process of antimating him. I purchased an animatronic kit from Churchill Creations that will allow me to have him wave and look around. The animation is controlled by a small servo controller that can be programmed with the desired movements and then looped.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=xQQ7oJd06t8#!

Servo controller: http://www.robotshop.com/pololu-micr...assembled.html


Check out their web site: http://www.churchillcreations.co.uk/animatronics.html
jblloyd is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2012, 12:23 PM
  #1005
CAURIMARE
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: miami, FL
Posts: 30
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: NEW Top Flight P-40??? 1/5 scale

Wow really cool, you are very talented.
CAURIMARE is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2012, 12:47 PM
  #1006
jblloyd
 
jblloyd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Brandon, MS
Posts: 190
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: NEW Top Flight P-40??? 1/5 scale

Fortunately this does not take any talent, just put the servos in the body kit and program the controller.
jblloyd is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2012, 01:04 PM
  #1007
n8622t
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Springdale, AR
Posts: 2,936
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: NEW Top Flight P-40??? 1/5 scale

Hey Lomcevak...since its coming from China you may have to wait a little longer but I would bet that your investment is safe, just hard to wait when the cash has been allocated
n8622t is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2012, 01:07 PM
  #1008
n8622t
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Springdale, AR
Posts: 2,936
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: NEW Top Flight P-40??? 1/5 scale

Hey Warhawk, it sounds like your cylinder is a little dry...you might try a little marvels tool oil to loosen it up. Just a drop or two is all it takes.
n8622t is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2012, 04:59 PM
  #1009
lomcevac540T
 
lomcevac540T's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Salisbury, NC
Posts: 621
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: NEW Top Flight P-40??? 1/5 scale


Quote:
ORIGINAL: n8622t

Hey Lomcevak...since its coming from China you may have to wait a little longer but I would bet that your investment is safe, just hard to wait when the cash has been allocated
It was coming from CA... and it finally arrived today. Been working on getting him installed tonight. Looking pretty good for the maiden this weekend.
lomcevac540T is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2012, 07:14 PM
  #1010
n8622t
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Springdale, AR
Posts: 2,936
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: NEW Top Flight P-40??? 1/5 scale

n8622t is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2012, 08:31 PM
  #1011
groovy67
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Miami, FL
Posts: 56
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: NEW Top Flight P-40??? 1/5 scale

Lomcevak,you are going to love how this plane flys(like all Top Flite models)! Two words of caution...It will pull hard left once the tail wheel lifts on take off,so make sure you have a lot of rudder control.On landing you need to come in with a slight amount of power or grease it in for it has a tendancy to porpise down the runway.
I have a DLE55 in mine and it will knife edge all day long so yours should be a rocket ship!
Good luck with the maiden and hope you post a video!


John
groovy67 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2012, 01:47 AM
  #1012
warhawk demon
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: somerset, KY
Posts: 73
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: NEW Top Flight P-40??? 1/5 scale



I tryed that .It helped a little but its still harsh when it comes down. I called Robart yesterday and they are sending me a new air cylinder.

warhawk demon is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2012, 01:58 AM
  #1013
warhawk demon
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: somerset, KY
Posts: 73
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: NEW Top Flight P-40??? 1/5 scale

Hey Groovy.. what do you think is causing the bouncing? i was wondering if the hard weels had anything to do with it. seems like it would just bounce on the springs
sence the tires cant absorb any of the shock. Have you tried less flaps. perhaps their creating to much lift. ive been a little concerned about this. i have a 500 ft paved
runway and the big warbirds tend to eat it up in a hurry.
warhawk demon is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2012, 02:08 AM
  #1014
lomcevac540T
 
lomcevac540T's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Salisbury, NC
Posts: 621
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: NEW Top Flight P-40??? 1/5 scale


Quote:
ORIGINAL: groovy67

Lomcevak,you are going to love how this plane flys(like all Top Flite models)! Two words of caution...It will pull hard left once the tail wheel lifts on take off,so make sure you have a lot of rudder control.On landing you need to come in with a slight amount of power or grease it in for it has a tendancy to porpise down the runway.
I have a DLE55 in mine and it will knife edge all day long so yours should be a rocket ship!
Good luck with the maiden and hope you post a video!


John
Thanks groovy, I really look forward to getting her in the air. I have always been a P-40 fan.
lomcevac540T is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2012, 02:49 AM
  #1015
n8622t
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Springdale, AR
Posts: 2,936
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: NEW Top Flight P-40??? 1/5 scale

Me too Lomcevak....p40 is my all time favorite WWII warbird
n8622t is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2012, 04:01 AM
  #1016
masteromodels
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: north port, FL
Posts: 682
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: NEW Top Flight P-40??? 1/5 scale

I love my P-40 it fly's just like the P-51 and P-47 that I also have. I found with the P-40 you need to throttle up just before touching on the mains and maybe you need a little more expo on the elevators. If the elevators have to much throw or to sensitive you will ballon before touch down. Just my own obsevation with mine. Once the mains touch thet stick.

thanks Bob
masteromodels is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2012, 05:05 AM
  #1017
lomcevac540T
 
lomcevac540T's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Salisbury, NC
Posts: 621
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: NEW Top Flight P-40??? 1/5 scale

How are you guys holding the Dragon pilots in the cockpit?
lomcevac540T is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2012, 05:09 AM
  #1018
ROGER RUSSELL
 
ROGER RUSSELL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Jacksonville, IL
Posts: 1,315
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: NEW Top Flight P-40??? 1/5 scale

I used a full bodied pilot (not a Dragon Pilot) and I used a ZIP tie around his waste like a seat belt, and his clothes hides the tie.
Used a Dremel to put two small holes in the silver seat and wrapped it around. Used a clear tie that blended in with seat.

You have to look hard to see it.

Seems to be secrue enough.

Hope so, canopy glued on.

PS:

Also put a little CA on his boots and hands where thet touched the cockpit and floor.....etc....
ROGER RUSSELL is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2012, 06:25 AM
  #1019
lomcevac540T
 
lomcevac540T's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Salisbury, NC
Posts: 621
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: NEW Top Flight P-40??? 1/5 scale


Quote:
ORIGINAL: ROGER RUSSELL

I used a full bodied pilot (not a Dragon Pilot) and I used a ZIP tie around his waste like a seat belt, and his clothes hides the tie.
Used a Dremel to put two small holes in the silver seat and wrapped it around. Used a clear tie that blended in with seat.

You have to look hard to see it.

Seems to be secrue enough.

Hope so, canopy glued on.

PS:

Also put a little CA on his boots and hands where thet touched the cockpit and floor.....etc....
That pretty much what I was thinking. I used some gorilla glue on him last night, now I am wanting to zip tie him in too.
Thanks!
lomcevac540T is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2012, 07:36 AM
  #1020
CAURIMARE
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: miami, FL
Posts: 30
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: NEW Top Flight P-40??? 1/5 scale

Lol my replied was meant to aluminum overcast not you but I like your idea as well
Quote:
ORIGINAL: jblloyd

Fortunately this does not take any talent, just put the servos in the body kit and program the controller.
CAURIMARE is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2012, 07:39 AM
  #1021
CAURIMARE
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: miami, FL
Posts: 30
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: NEW Top Flight P-40??? 1/5 scale

With full body pilots are you guys glueing them to the seat? Or just zip ties
CAURIMARE is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2012, 07:55 AM
  #1022
Aluminum Overcast
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Waterford, MI
Posts: 268
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: NEW Top Flight P-40??? 1/5 scale

Thanks Man....Such a cool hobby with so many facets. Enjoy!
Aluminum Overcast is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2012, 10:13 AM
  #1023
lomcevac540T
 
lomcevac540T's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Salisbury, NC
Posts: 621
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: NEW Top Flight P-40??? 1/5 scale


Quote:
ORIGINAL: CAURIMARE

With full body pilots are you guys glueing them to the seat? Or just zip ties
I plan to do both. I already have him glued, now I am planning to run a zip tie around him for a little insurance.
lomcevac540T is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2012, 10:18 AM
  #1024
CAURIMARE
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: miami, FL
Posts: 30
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: NEW Top Flight P-40??? 1/5 scale

Ok thanks I will do the same
CAURIMARE is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2012, 11:26 AM
  #1025
groovy67
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Miami, FL
Posts: 56
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: NEW Top Flight P-40??? 1/5 scale

Warhawk,as far as the pilot i used fishing line to hold him in...lol.He wiggles around a little but no big deal.I wish he had long pants because his knees look like he has prosthetic legs.
As far as the bouncing on landing,I come in with full flaps and a little power and pray for a greased landing,hoding the flare and trying to let the wheels just skim down on the runway.Always a nail biter,Not sure what causes it to bounce so much but I think the short length from the wing to tail has a lot to do with it.I've seen Gee Bees that do the same same with the short stubby fusalages. Once down it seems to be another issue keeping it tracking straight...but thats another story.My wingtips will be razor sharp soon...lol.
Hopefully someone will will have a soution to this that they can share.


John
groovy67 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 06:56 AM.