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Old 06-21-2010, 07:03 AM
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WOnder if it has the hidden hatch for batteries for electric use?
Just download the manual from TF's site, bet lot of questions will be answered.
http://manuals.hobbico.com/top/topa0970-manual.pdf

maybe your seeing something I'm not because i dont see the hatch listed or talked abut anywaheresame as the p47 manual.
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Old 06-25-2010, 11:55 AM
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This ARF is the best thing to ever happen to this hobby.
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Old 06-25-2010, 01:43 PM
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WOnder if it has the hidden hatch for batteries for electric use?
Just download the manual from TF's site, bet lot of questions will be answered.
http://manuals.hobbico.com/top/topa0970-manual.pdf
Yeah, I already did that hence my question. The 1/7 Mustang ARF did NOT mention the battery hatch anywhere in the manual.
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Old 07-28-2010, 05:02 PM
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Default RE: New Top Flite P-40 60 sized arf

I have one of these kits, but I did not see a built in hatch hidden anywhere.
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Old 07-29-2010, 01:12 AM
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great to see something besides the run of the mill planes especially from topflite given i have their 60 mustang i consider that plane a steel its beautiful for the price
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Old 08-15-2010, 09:54 AM
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Default RE: New Top Flite P-40 60 sized arf

Tower is stocking the P-40. Has anybody received theirs yet ?
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Old 08-15-2010, 10:37 AM
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The New Sierra P-40 Main Retracts
(60 Size or course.)
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Old 08-15-2010, 11:09 AM
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Yep, tower has been shipping them for about 2-3 weeks now. I got mine a few weeks ago. Haven't had a chance to start building - vacation until today. It's getting built next week though. Needs retracts.
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Old 08-15-2010, 05:10 PM
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Looks awesome as we would expect from you. Great job.
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Old 08-15-2010, 09:45 PM
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Default RE: New Top Flite P-40 60 sized arf

Darrell,

Are the retracts you have pictured, this description and price from your website?

Part Description Price
P-40 Mains 95 Degree 60 P-40 Mains $270.00

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Old 08-16-2010, 05:49 AM
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Oriole,

Yes there are.

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Old 08-17-2010, 07:15 AM
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Default RE: New Top Flite P-40 60 sized arf

I have no connection to this seller at all, and I realize this is a kit, but for the electric guys this is a good deal on a plane done right.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1292067
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Old 08-23-2010, 04:41 PM
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Default RE: New Top Flite P-40 60 sized arf

I love the P-40 and 60 size warbirds but I'm getting away from glow and want to gas. This questions is directed to those who have actually seen the plane. Will a 15 to 20 cc gasser rear or front carb engine fit in one of these? Particularly the 20cc. I'm not sure of the 15 would have enough power.
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Old 08-23-2010, 07:03 PM
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Default RE: New Top Flite P-40 60 sized arf

ORIGINAL: JeffH
WOnder if it has the hidden hatch for batteries for electric use?
The Top Flite '60 size' Mustang ARF AND the '60 size' P-47 ARF BOTH have the 'hidden battey hatches', but Top Flite makes no mention of them in any of their manuals. They are so well hidden, that unless you know what to look for: you may not find them. Thus, I did not make use of the one in my electric powered Mustang.
I'm hoping the P-40 is no exception, as I would love to electrify it if I had one.
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Old 08-23-2010, 08:45 PM
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Default RE: New Top Flite P-40 60 sized arf

It will actually fit a 26cc gasser as the cowl is pretty big and has a big chin.
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Old 08-24-2010, 05:23 AM
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Default RE: New Top Flite P-40 60 sized arf

CJ , in RC groups a guy eletrified the p40 , no menthion of a door , he is taking the wings off
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Old 08-24-2010, 07:34 PM
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ORIGINAL: CorsairJock

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WOnder if it has the hidden hatch for batteries for electric use?
The Top Flite '60 size' Mustang ARF AND the '60 size' P-47 ARF BOTH have the 'hidden battey hatches', but Top Flite makes no mention of them in any of their manuals. They are so well hidden, that unless you know what to look for: you may not find them. Thus, I did not make use of the one in my electric powered Mustang.
I'm hoping the P-40 is no exception, as I would love to electrify it if I had one.
I have the TF P-40. I do not see a hatch, or a place it would be hidden.
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ORIGINAL: handyman 220
...............I have the TF P-40. I do not see a hatch, or a place it would be hidden.
Perhaps if you read a post or 2 which 'exposes' the hidden hatch, such as this one on the Top Flite P-47 ARF, you may get a better idea of what and where to look for:
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=8890682

IF is has the 'hatch', it will need to be cut out (balsa sheeting, stringers, and covering). What you will be looking for is double formers and stringers. The magnets are attaching magnets and dowels are already installed, but again: not obviously visible.
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Old 08-24-2010, 10:36 PM
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Default RE: New Top Flite P-40 60 sized arf

CJ,

Having read your post on the TF P-51 build a while ago, it inspired me to get the same kit and do an eletric conversion. Flew great until a tree smacked it down - yes, a tree smacked it down. I did not fly into the tree!

The same lessons learned from your P-51 electric conversion & build thread was used on my TF P-40 (I believe I'm the one LDM is referring to on RC Groups who did the eletric conversion).

With this said, I'm very familiar with the "hidden hatch" you are talking about and I can tell you without a doubt, unfortunately, there is no hatch on the P-40 ARF .60 size.

hk

BTW, here is the link for the LMBT (lazy man's build thread) on RC Groups:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1279847


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Old 08-25-2010, 10:21 AM
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I hate the spinner shape.
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Old 08-27-2010, 02:22 AM
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I have mine up and flying w a Saito 100. I was thinking of buying a gas engine but i dont want to cut open the side of the cowel.
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Old 08-27-2010, 06:18 AM
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How does she fly ? what retracts did you use ?
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Old 08-27-2010, 01:54 PM
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Beautiful , can you post more photos please . How did you handle the exhaust pipe ?
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Old 08-27-2010, 02:10 PM
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Looks sweet! What retracts, struts, and axle adapters did you use??
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That damn spinner is almost twice as long as it should be.
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