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

    I did try J`Tec snuffler muffler on my last warbird TF P47. Shaked all apart and struggling to keep it in one piece.

    Why not silversolder a good kit delivered from Tony Clark? I guess this is available in the US somewhere? http://www.toni-clark.com/index_en.htm

    Here are pictures of the kit and also finished silversoldering. Yet, not painted....Totally hidden within the cowl.


    Works excellent with nice sound from my RCGF 55
    Check 9:30 here: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dit5Emdl-BI[/youtube]

    And some earli flights here with a rich running engine: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NO9dUoVK7ds[/youtube]
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    RE: NEW Top Flight P-40??? 1/5 scale

    Affas, I had the exact same problem with my p47 w/j-tec. The Slimeline is much heavier aluminum . I hope it solves the problem.

    Those are great videos. You were putting her through the paces on the p40 maiden!!!

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

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=r...&v=4LW9LNJQAJM



    this is a great p40 army how to.

    if you got time

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

    It would be great if you could show a pic of your damaged muff

    I just got a P47 from a guy and this is how his DLE 55 was attached is this what I should do with the p40?
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    RE: NEW Top Flight P-40??? 1/5 scale

    I have never posted a picture but I will try later. I don't know if the set up in the pic will work.All I know is none worked for me. The cracks are small and hard to see. They are on the header near where the back bolt tightens against the muffler. The same thing happened to my p47 muffler AND the same thing happened to my Buddy's P47muffler AND now my p40 muffler. We both tried numerous things listed in previous comments and none worked. I'm surprised others aren't commenting.To be fair my buddy has the same muffler, that you show in your pic, on a P51 W/dle55 and it is working fine. I know this doesn't give a good solution but I never solved the problem. I think the beefy Slimeline will, It just doesn't fit the cowl well.

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

    Had several good flights all is tight
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    RE: NEW Top Flight P-40??? 1/5 scale

    I've have 3 Jtec mufflers, They are hard to keep tight and 2 have broken. The only reason the 3rd hasn't broken is because it has sat on a damaged plane on the shelf for two years. Al @ J-tec is a nice guy but I can no longer waste money on his mufflers.
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    RE: NEW Top Flight P-40??? 1/5 scale

    Guys,

    I have the same airplane (TP GS P-47). It had a 4.2 Brison on it. After two (custom made) at $150.00 a piece,,, of the Jtec mufflers litterally broke and were useless after only a few flights, I gave up. Yes they were anchored down in every way. I even sent one back to Al and he said it was too badly damaged to fix, I would have to buy a new one. It wasn't a crash, just normal WOT warbird flying..... I finally gave in, changed to a gentle G-62 with a side mount Bennett and have not had a problem since after 30 or so flights. Not as pretty but I'm flying trouble free.

    BTW, Al is a good guy and he has a very good company, he was very responsive to my needs. I just don't believe his mufflers (without some sort of anchor built it) hold up to the beating of a big gas engine.


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

    It appears that there are several that have had the same experience. Probably just the tip of the iceberg.... I totally agree... they are built with very thin alum.
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    RE: NEW Top Flight P-40??? 1/5 scale

    Ok guys I have been wa hong ups on YouTube about putting Pannel Lines on my P40

    I seen one with a air brush that looked nice. I have seen one with drawn on lines that looked good.
    Mi wonder how this one was done. It looks like pencil.

    Can you guys show some pics of your birds?
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    RE: NEW Top Flight P-40??? 1/5 scale

    Top Flite makes a panel line pen. Its available from Tower.
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    RE: NEW Top Flight P-40??? 1/5 scale

    Hay Guyes I dont wont to go through this Muff. B S if any body has any good thought on how to make it Better

    with out spending $400.00

    I am 3 to 4 Mo. away from getting my P 40 done !!!

    Could you PM me with what you think would work ( Pic would help )

    it sounds like it is time I try to make one for my self

    who ever comes up with the best idea I will make 2 and send you one ( only 1 person ) will get 1 free

    only thing I need that person to fly the heck out of it to see if will holds UP

    I all ready made someflange to mount to the motor3/16 6061T 6

    thin wall pipe .65 to.100 should work

    got some commingmite be a little hever but on a WAR bird that should not

    be a problim !!!!! I all ready have a fuew Pitts Muff (4) I pick up at some swaps to cutup and play

    with got them cheepO DLE55 only for now and if it works out who knows

    mite be a side Job !!!!

    Thanks Larry


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

    I am making some modifications to my Jtec Wrap around Muffler for my DLE55 on this plane; it's at the welding shop now, I know Jtec advises against it, but I can see no reasonable rationale for this, I will be modifying mine to ensure it doesn't break apart, once I get the cowl on, I don't want to have to take it off anytime soon, when I get my muffler back I plan on posting some pictures later this week, my modifications may appear to be overkill, but I'd rather go this way then none at all!
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    RE: NEW Top Flight P-40??? 1/5 scale

    The Slimline pitts style is working well on my P40/DLE55 . I have about 10 flights since installing it. The only problem is the muffler can touches the cowl requiring me to cut a relief hole,It looks all right though. I will keep yall advised.

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

    ORIGINAL: SWORDSN

    The Slimline pitts style is working well on my P40/DLE55 . I have about 10 flights since installing it. The only problem is the muffler can touches the cowl requiring me to cut a relief hole,It looks all right though. I will keep yall advised.

    I haven't given up on the JTEC, I think after my modifications(which I will post pictures later this week), Nord Lock Washers and Wire Lockable Bolts; that I hopefully shouldn't expect any problems.

    Any chance to post a picture of your plane with the Slimline and the Cowl Hole you had to make?
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    RE: NEW Top Flight P-40??? 1/5 scale

    swordsn,

    Glad you are having some success with the muffler issue.
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    RE: NEW Top Flight P-40??? 1/5 scale

    Thanks, it's about time!!!!

    Another friend also has the P40 w/DLE55RA and the stock muffler came completely off. The metal separated around the mounting bolts.
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    RE: NEW Top Flight P-40??? 1/5 scale


    ORIGINAL: dasintex

    ORIGINAL: SWORDSN

    The Slimline pitts style is working well on my P40/DLE55 . I have about 10 flights since installing it. The only problem is the muffler can touches the cowl requiring me to cut a relief hole,It looks all right though. I will keep yall advised.

    I haven't given up on the JTEC, I think after my modifications(which I will post pictures later this week), Nord Lock Washers and Wire Lockable Bolts; that I hopefully shouldn't expect any problems.

    Any chance to post a picture of your plane with the Slimline and the Cowl Hole you had to make?
    I will try... Can you tell me how? Click on upload images and files?
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    RE: NEW Top Flight P-40??? 1/5 scale


    ORIGINAL: SWORDSN


    ORIGINAL: dasintex

    ORIGINAL: SWORDSN

    The Slimline pitts style is working well on my P40/DLE55 . I have about 10 flights since installing it. The only problem is the muffler can touches the cowl requiring me to cut a relief hole,It looks all right though. I will keep yall advised.

    I haven't given up on the JTEC, I think after my modifications(which I will post pictures later this week), Nord Lock Washers and Wire Lockable Bolts; that I hopefully shouldn't expect any problems.

    Any chance to post a picture of your plane with the Slimline and the Cowl Hole you had to make?
    I will try... Can you tell me how? Click on upload images and files?
    Yes: Click Upload Images/Files....Then Click on Browse.....Find Your Picture or file that you saved on your PC....etc
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    RE: NEW Top Flight P-40??? 1/5 scale

    I with you thay can say what thay wont but if it dont work ( it dont work )

    mine will be over kill also bit when something is a PNA its a PNA

    just need to worry about back prsser how about flex pipe off the header

    and a mount for it on the stand off ????? just have things running around in my head

    not quit ready to firer up the TIG welder yet

    working on the robort for the tail wheel no realy a Just drop it in project

    first retract / first War Bird / first DLE 55 a lot of first going on in my shop this time R/L

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

    + 1 on some pic. of the slimline !!!! are thay just made out of thicker matt. do we just need to add to the J T

    what is going on there !!! deff cost more $$$ for some reason I would like to see a pic also R/L

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


    ORIGINAL: RiverLarry

    + 1Β* on some pic. of the slimline !!!!Β*Β* are thay just made out of thicker matt.Β*Β*Β* do we just need to add to the J T

    what is going on there !!!Β*Β*Β* deff cost more $$$Β* for some reasonΒ*Β*Β*Β*Β*Β* I would like to see a picΒ* alsoΒ*Β*Β*Β* R/L
    The slimline is much heaver. I think the header is cast I will try to post pics
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    RE: NEW Top Flight P-40??? 1/5 scale

    Wrong pic... I will try again
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    RE: NEW Top Flight P-40??? 1/5 scale

    Here is a series of pics, but I can only post single images at a time
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    RE: NEW Top Flight P-40??? 1/5 scale

    Here are a few more pics of the muffler for the P-40. The J-tec muffler pic is hard to see, but there are hairline cracks forming
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