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Forum: Kit Building
11-22-2007, 06:05 AM
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Posted By jamie_duff

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

I've kinda given up on mine. Trying to make a scale looking undercarriage for this kit has just drained me.

I really wish I'd just bought Brian Taylor plans instead :(
Forum: Kit Building
08-23-2006, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 518,035
Posted By jamie_duff

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Haha I knew it was too easy..... :D

The P38 is just a tiddler.......52" span - I fancied a break from the complex models for a while.

This thing is one of Gordon Whitehead's plans. It was a...
Forum: Kit Building
08-22-2006, 03:03 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 518,035
Posted By jamie_duff

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

A couple more which should give the game of way:

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y12/jamie_duff/P38PortBoomSheetingOn.jpg

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y12/jamie_duff/P38SawDust.jpg
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Forum: Kit Building
08-22-2006, 12:11 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 518,035
Posted By jamie_duff

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Hi guys,

Still looking in from time to time. I haven't done any work on the Mustang all summer [:o]

I got distracted and have been building this little thing instead:

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Forum: Kit Building
04-15-2006, 05:59 AM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 518,035
Posted By jamie_duff

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

:D That was what I originally did too.......

It was then I realised the kit u/c geometry was all wrong, so I changed the blown up plan as neccessary to make them work as best I could. The inner...
Forum: Kit Building
04-13-2006, 01:05 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 518,035
Posted By jamie_duff

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Here's the template - sorry about the picture size - if someone could explain how to post up the thumbnails that would be great.

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Forum: Kit Building
04-13-2006, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 518,035
Posted By jamie_duff

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Well fiddle sticks as polite old ladies say in Britain.....................


It's just dawned on me that the u/c geometry is miles off scale on this model too. The wheels end up in the scale...
Forum: Kit Building
04-08-2006, 11:35 AM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 518,035
Posted By jamie_duff

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Welcome Claude :D

I'm supposed to be a builder too! I haven't done much work on mine recently though - I seem to have lost momentum! [:o]

On the plus side, I have been busy working on the...
Forum: Kit Building
03-20-2006, 01:54 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 518,035
Posted By jamie_duff

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

HI Ticketec.

Haven't touched the Mustang for a couple of weeks as I've been working on my full size project.

To answer your gear door question though, I simple applied solarfilm (like...
Forum: Kit Building
02-25-2006, 03:55 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 518,035
Posted By jamie_duff

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Just laid up a fibreglass moulding of my centre lower wing skin. Idea is that I'll cut the gear doors out of it once it's cured. Never done it before though and I don't think I've got enough cloth...
Forum: Kit Building
02-25-2006, 02:30 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 518,035
Posted By jamie_duff

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

I've had both set ups too and definately find the rigging much easier with two servos.

I actually prefer more inertia in my models contrary to the comments above about better flying with a...
Forum: Kit Building
02-22-2006, 12:26 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 518,035
Posted By jamie_duff

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Funny that. The plans say a 1.1/4" tailwheel but show a 1.3/4" and thats what I have fitted.......... Mine goes about 1/2" through F11!
Forum: Kit Building
02-21-2006, 04:23 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 518,035
Posted By jamie_duff

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Sand it smooth, get it as near perfect as you can get. The glass is only really there to toughen the wood up and give a hard finish to work on with fillers and paint etc.

Asphalt252 - did you...
Forum: Kit Building
02-21-2006, 02:29 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 518,035
Posted By jamie_duff

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Thooper!

Even the retractable tailwheel is causing modifications. The retract horn on the tailwheel routes right through the kit's intended Elevator pushrod.

Beginning to wish I'd built...
Forum: Kit Building
02-18-2006, 03:06 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 518,035
Posted By jamie_duff

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Hi guys.

First of all - no pics yet. I ended up taking my T-Bolt apart instead of putting the Mustang together!!! Doh!

Second - I am indeed putting a full cockpit in (it's about 3/4"...
Forum: Kit Building
02-17-2006, 01:40 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 518,035
Posted By jamie_duff

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Ticketec - if you look at the Top Flite Seafury build on this forum you'll find pics of someone's Seafury with servo operated gear doors. I like that setup and intend to copy it to some extent [8D]
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Forum: Kit Building
02-16-2006, 03:15 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 518,035
Posted By jamie_duff

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Hey I'm no guy from the US you sodding Pommie!!! :D:D:D
Forum: Kit Building
02-15-2006, 12:47 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 518,035
Posted By jamie_duff

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

I've got a Robart tailwheel ready (in fact it's sitting on the plans layed out on my living room floor - best sort that out before the wife gets home!!) to build in. I haven't actually done it yet,...
Forum: Kit Building
02-14-2006, 02:45 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 518,035
Posted By jamie_duff

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

And just to prove I have actually done something recently...........................:eek:

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y12/jamie_duff/DSC00009.jpg
Forum: Kit Building
02-14-2006, 02:23 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 518,035
Posted By jamie_duff

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

You can use the Robart 606HDs to account for some dihedral, but I found that with my retracts (CJM) that by the time I'd modified the mounts to get the wheels inside the wing, I'd pretty much removed...
Forum: Kit Building
02-08-2006, 02:36 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 518,035
Posted By jamie_duff

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Good evening my American friends :D

FINALLY got some motivation to get moving again. I've ditched the concealed linkage idea. I've decided that its more trouble than its worth and I'd much...
Forum: Kit Building
02-07-2006, 03:52 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 518,035
Posted By jamie_duff

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Looking great Bull ;)

You're ahead of me now, as I'm lazy and got distracted with the P-47 and a Mossie that's winking at me..............dear oh dear!

Asphalt - You're absolutely right! I...
Forum: Kit Building
02-06-2006, 03:18 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 518,035
Posted By jamie_duff

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

I've just managed to get my wheels and struts inside the wing, but I mean JUST. Not sure what's going to happen with the doors yet. I think I have a slight toe-out on the wheels also, which I'll need...
Forum: Kit Building
01-27-2006, 01:48 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 518,035
Posted By jamie_duff

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

HI guys,

I haven't posted in a while, or indeed worked on the Mustang due to a few problems that were more pressing!

Glad to see the thread still going strong, and glad you're making good...
Forum: Kit Building
01-10-2006, 05:37 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 518,035
Posted By jamie_duff

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Thanks for the compliments Bull, glad you found the info you need. If there's anything I can help with though don't hessitate to ask!
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