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Old 07-30-2016, 08:09 PM
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What about removing them and replace with some flattened brass tubing?
Not a bad idea, but there is nothing there to attach them to. You would have to make a manifold for them. A little more labor intensive then a wished at this time, but a viable option.

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Old 07-30-2016, 08:16 PM
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I have a cowl not flown $25 plus shipping.
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Old 07-31-2016, 05:13 AM
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I have a cowl not flown $25 plus shipping.
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Done, I'll PM you. Let me know if you don't get it today. I don't trust PM on RCU.
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Old 07-31-2016, 05:16 AM
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[QUOTE=chris923;12241108]Done, I'll PM you. Let me know if you don't get it today. I don't trust PM on RCU.[/QUOTE


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Old 06-16-2017, 06:31 AM
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Guys, this plane has been out for a while and I am looking to get it and I currently have a older DLE 55 with side exhaust and I am sure the DLE55 the manual recommends is this one. My question revolves around they have came out with the DLE55 rear exhaust and the DLE 61 since. Both the the 55 rear and the 61 with about the same 3.94 lbs vs 3.99lbs compared to the older 55 3.35lbs. Has any tried with the new DLE 55 or the 61 and does it balance out pretty close like the older DLE 55. If so I am sure I could swing a 22x10 three blade with the 61.

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Old 06-16-2017, 09:04 AM
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With the older DLE 55, a J-Tech inverted pitts muffler, and the ignition system and it's battery somewhere near the front, both of my T.F.Giant Scale P-40's balance perfectly. One has a 20x12x3 and is very fast, the other has a Xoar 22x8x3 and flies scale, but still fast enough to be fun.

I have an EME 60 in Top Flite's big Corsair arf and it swings a mejzlik 22x10x3 very well. I don't think a Xoar of the same dimension would be as good a choice. The Mejzliks seem to wind up a bit faster.

You'll like the big P-40. Nothing else looks quite like it in the air. The sharks teeth have an "in your face" quality that's really cool. Keep your speed up in the landings in any case. It is NOT a glider!
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Old 06-16-2017, 09:47 AM
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Thanks for the input. I have flown a TF staggerwing and Hangar 9 P-47. The Staggering liked the be flown in too. So I should be good with that.
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Old 06-16-2017, 10:54 AM
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Forgot to mention that I balanced both at the rear-most recommended point as indicated in the assembly manual. I fly it on the recommended low rates as well. Very smooth!
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Old 06-16-2017, 11:34 AM
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Old 06-23-2017, 05:18 AM
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Well I got the P-40 on Wednesday. This is a nice plane and is just as nice as the TF Staggerwing I had. I love how you can put a full size 1/5 pilot in the plane. I found a used but really good shape older version DLE55. Will probably be a little while before I take it up but I am itching to get it done and it is probably going to kill me not to finish it soon...
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I tried searching this in the thread but did not find anything. Have any of you all ever just used canopy glue on the belly pans?
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Old 06-24-2017, 06:30 AM
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I actually decided to cut off the covering and glue it as I should. I have a hangar 9 hellcat I got from a guy that has canopy glue on it. It is actually coming off.
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Follow the instructions when gluing on the pan. Gluing to the covering works with a canopy but not recommended for something as large as a belly pan.

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Concerning the belly pan some place on this thread is a suggestion to use LOW EXPANDING foam to fill the void in the belly pan I would recommend that you consider doing that when you finally get the belly pan attached it will stiffen it up so it doesn't collapse if it is set on something that puts direct pressure on the BP.
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Concerning the belly pan some place on this thread is a suggestion to use LOW EXPANDING foam to fill the void in the belly pan I would recommend that you consider doing that when you finally get the belly pan attached it will stiffen it up so it doesn't collapse if it is set on something that puts direct pressure on the BP.
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I used the foam,worked very well,after i attached the pan per instructions.
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I added the belly pan per the instructions, but while curing it moved about 3mm. I almost want to buy a new plane just because it is now off centered. lol. I had it taped down but some how it moved just a little. I added a long piece of wood and it firmed it up but I might go and get some foam too after reading this.
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Just be sure that you tape something to catch the foam as it expands and rolls out.Foam is permanent on whatever it touches.
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Just be sure that you tape something to catch the foam as it expands and rolls out.Foam is permanent on whatever it touches.
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