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Old 04-10-2012, 04:57 AM
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I took a tip from Sam Parrifit on here and used spray foam and put into my belly pan to stiffen up.

He also did his wheel wells and carved out for his landing gear, I probably wont do that.

I have to tell you it really stiffend up the belly pan with little weight.

I can now pick the whole plane up with one hand on the BELLY and prop and no worries of denting in the pan.

I drilled three holes in the pan (two in front and one in rear) for the foam to expand out.

IT DOES GET MESSY, but worth it.

To get the dried (8 hours later) foam off I used a sharp chisel.
I would like to know a little more about this process. Is there a link?
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_10..._6/key_/tm.htm

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One of my Pull-Pull cables broke on my Rudder from the exit tube on the plane.
Anyone else have this happen.
Fortunately it was not flying!

I am thinking of putting in a push rod just like the elevators for rudder........any thoughts.

Leaving Pull-Pull on the tail wheel of course.
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Hey guys excuse my ignorance but this is my first time setting up air retracts, any tips for a reliable set up, to avoid leaks etc I am using robarts. Do you guys zip tie the air hoses to the different fittings?
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Hey guys excuse my ignorance but this is my first time setting up air retracts, any tips for a reliable set up, to avoid leaks etc I am using robarts. Do you guys zip tie the air hoses to the different fittings?
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For the most part the fittings hold the airline without much problems, however, Robarts has 'Air Line Retainer Fittings' and are sold by Tower Hobbies http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXET33&P=0
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As far as a first time with air retracts, I believe you will have a good experience with the Robarts. Mine have been very reliable.
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What about the main line that goes to the air tank. Do you zip tie that one?
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Old 04-10-2012, 06:16 AM
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I haven't done any research at all that is why all the questions.
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What about the main line that goes to the air tank. Do you zip tie that one?
Use the 'Airline Retainer Fittings' as shown on Post# 1079 above.
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Ok thank you
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I took a tip from Sam Parrifit on here and used spray foam and put into my belly pan to stiffen up.

He also did his wheel wells and carved out for his landing gear, I probably wont do that.

I have to tell you it really stiffend up the belly pan with little weight.

I can now pick the whole plane up with one hand on the BELLY and prop and no worries of denting in the pan.

I drilled three holes in the pan (two in front and one in rear) for the foam to expand out.

IT DOES GET MESSY, but worth it.

To get the dried (8 hours later) foam off I used a sharp chisel.
I would like to know a little more about this process. Is there a link?
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_10..._6/key_/tm.htm

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What type of foam did you use?
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I used the foam in a can, Sam I think said LOW expansion.

Not sure what I bought, but it worked fine.

Bought at Home Depot, $10 a can or so.

Drill holes to spray in and holes for it to expand out.

Let dry and use a wood chisel to scrape of.

Wear gloves as it does get messy.

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I used the foam in a can, Sam I think said LOW expansion.

Not sure what I bought, but it worked fine.

Bought at Home Depot, $10 a can or so.

Drill holes to spray in and holes for it to expand out.

Let dry and use a wood chisel to scrape of.

Wear gloves as it does get messy.

I see you drill 3 holes, 2 in the front and one in rear, did you insert the straw in one end, and slowly wihtdraw it as you pull the trigger?then what did you do afterwards? clean it up and cover the holes with Monokote? Any risk of the expanding foam pushing the belly Pan off the fuselage?
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I drilled two 3/16" holes in the front of the belly and and a 1/4" in the rear of the pan.

Started squirting the foam in from both ends until is started coming out of the holes and basicly stopped.

The more you squirt in the possiblity of the more you clean up.

Squirt in and let sit for 8 hours (on the floor with paper underneath) or untill hard, scrape excess off with wood chisel.

I will probably do nothing to the holes I drilled as you can not see them that much and they are hard as a rock.

You could paint some grey over the holes.

I am at work and can not get pictures.

It REALLY does beef up the belly pan and glad I did it.

Another reminder, it is MESSY, but worth it.

I used 30 min epxy when installing my pan and had no problems of foam wanting to rip it off.

In fact I already had a dent in my pan from handling, it pushed it out some.
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Old 04-10-2012, 04:44 PM
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I have a can of Great Stuff from Lowes, don't say if it is high or low expansion though.
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Here's a different nontraditional shark tooth scheme. Burma Banshee P-40N.

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Scheme looks great... but that's no N version

P-40N (manufactured 1943–44), the final production model. The P-40N featured a stretched rear fuselage to counter the torque of the larger, late-war Allison engine, and the rear deck of the cockpit behind the pilot was cut down at a moderate slant to improve rearward visibility. A great deal of work was also done to try and eliminate excess weight to improve the Warhawk's climb rate. Early N production blocks dropped a .50 in (12.7 mm) gun from each wing, bringing the total back to four; later production blocks reintroduced it after complaints from units in the field. Supplied to Commonwealth air forces as the Kittyhawk Mk IV. A total of 553 P-40Ns were acquired by the Royal Australian Air Force, making it the variant most commonly used by the RAAF. Subvariants of the P-40N ranged widely in specialization from stripped down four-gun "hot rods" which could reach the highest top speeds of any production variant of the P-40 (up to 380 mph), to overweight types with all the extras intended for fighter-bombing or even training missionsHello! Visit http://goo.gl/dlSxe
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Here's my reference
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That's a good reference for your color scheme. It's the colors that set off any scale model, and show your skills off, but the devil is in the details. No matter what the scheme, the model number (in this case the N model) is based on the shapes and configurations. For example, the bulkheads inside the cockpit glass directly behind the pilot of your model are correct for the P40 models prior to the N. The N however has a sloping bulkhead aft of the vertical one in the earlier models. Things like that and the lengthed fuselage and location of the horizontal stab define which version a model portrays.

Paint is correct for sure, but it's not the detail that defines the version.
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Here's a different nontraditional shark tooth scheme. Burma Banshee P-40N.

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Nice looking P-40 though!
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What kit or plans is that Burma P-40?
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Da Rock, You are correct in that the "majority" of P40N's did have a longer tail and a slanted rear cockpit aft of the pilot, however the early version of the "P-40N 1" did not. It looked much like a M version. This is what Samuel Hammer of the 80th Fighter group" Burma Banshees" flew...You're right the devil is in the details

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Here's some interesting shots of the N versions from the 80th fighter squadron, Burma Banshees
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Scheme looks great... but that's no N version
Samuel E. Hammer's "Ruth Marie" was one of 400 P-40N-1 variants which did not have the modified rear glass. (That came along on the next production version, the N-5.)
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The red top is high and the blue top is low.. use the blue
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The red top is high and the blue top is low.. use the blue
The stuff I have is a red can with a yellow top.
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