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Forum: Kit Building
07-02-2007, 06:00 AM
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Posted By tlgibson97

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

I am glad I didnt go into as much detail as many of you have gone into. That retract setup looks nice. My mustnag has been banged up pretty good since I finished it last summer. It is geting better...
Forum: Kit Building
06-05-2007, 06:01 AM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 518,035
Posted By tlgibson97

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

I used blind nuts in my gear rails and havent had a problem. I have tore the rails out and bent more gear wires than I want to mention but havent had any problem with the rails breaking. I have had...
Forum: Kit Building
05-14-2007, 01:14 PM
Replies: 3,622
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Posted By tlgibson97

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

I'll try to shim it and see if it works out. My only concern is the clearance I have between the spinner and the cowling. If I can't get it shimmed I will probably just mix in some elevator with...
Forum: Kit Building
05-14-2007, 09:25 AM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 518,035
Posted By tlgibson97

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Got a quick question. I went out flying yesterday still trying to get my mustang trimmed and flying well. The question I have is this. I have the plane flying straight and level at about half...
Forum: Kit Building
05-08-2007, 05:50 AM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 518,035
Posted By tlgibson97

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

I put an OS 91fx in mine and had to put 2oz of weight in the tail. For the first few flights I had a 14x6 prop on it and had trouble flying it. The torque at full throttle was crazy. I put a 13x6 on...
Forum: Kit Building
03-29-2007, 05:06 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 518,035
Posted By tlgibson97

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

I have 3 lines running nto my tank. The feed, vent, and filler. I guess my main question is how do you hold the tank into the airplane? The tank I am using is smaller than the hole it is going into...
Forum: Kit Building
03-28-2007, 07:42 AM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 518,035
Posted By tlgibson97

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Can some of you guys post your fuel system setups? I would like to know how you have your tank mounted and fuel line routing. I have had some trouble with the reliability of my fuel system.

The...
Forum: Kit Building
02-22-2007, 06:57 AM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 518,035
Posted By tlgibson97

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

I could use some advise on the canopy also. i know how not to do it now. I know that I shouldnt have trimmed it up a week before installing it as all the edged flared up and were a PITA to get glued...
Forum: Kit Building
01-25-2007, 06:27 AM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 518,035
Posted By tlgibson97

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

I bought the Dave brown spinner and I think it looks fine. Although I did not go into a lot of detail with the airplane. Knowing that I am not the best pilot and this is my first mustang I knew the...
Forum: Kit Building
01-23-2007, 06:20 AM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 518,035
Posted By tlgibson97

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

When I installed my tailwheel the 1" stroke was too long so I added some spacers to the inside of the cylinder. I just experimented with different thicknesses until it functioned without trying to...
Forum: Kit Building
10-12-2006, 05:54 AM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 518,035
Posted By tlgibson97

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

If anyone checks out the crash forum you might have already seen this. This was its second maiden after the first one tore the main gear out in tall grass on the far side of the runway. My question...
Forum: Kit Building
09-10-2006, 02:24 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 518,035
Posted By tlgibson97

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Call it a maiden flight or not. I took the mustang out to the flying field along with my older plane. I was there to fly my old one and see if anyone would be there to check over the mustang. I didnt...
Forum: Kit Building
09-05-2006, 12:25 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 518,035
Posted By tlgibson97

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Putting a 2-stoke in it I figured I would have to add nose weight to it but it turned out I needed 3 oz in the tail. It was also a little right side heavy so I just added all the weight to the left...
Forum: Kit Building
09-03-2006, 05:10 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 518,035
Posted By tlgibson97

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Here she is. Pretty much done for the most part. Stil lhave to balance her and run her through all the ground tests and make sure all the throws are correct and all that good stuff. I couldnt resist...
Forum: Kit Building
08-30-2006, 01:59 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 518,035
Posted By tlgibson97

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Does anyone have any tips on how to mount the fuel tank?
Forum: Kit Building
08-22-2006, 05:57 AM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 518,035
Posted By tlgibson97

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

I need some serious help guys so lets see if I can tap into some of your experience. Ive started covering the plane. I have all the control surfaces done, both hor. stabs, and the rudder (mostly). Im...
Forum: Kit Building
08-18-2006, 08:32 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 518,035
Posted By tlgibson97

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Well, here is where Im at now. Looks like Ill be covering it this weekend. Just doing some final sanding now. Im going with a Chrome and red scheme. Ill post some more pics when its covered and you...
Forum: Kit Building
08-01-2006, 01:46 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 518,035
Posted By tlgibson97

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

OK. Im trying to decide which servos to put into this bird. I have a JR 8103 with 5 JR 537 servos. Are these strong enough to control this plane or shoudl I go bigger. Also what would be a good servo...
Forum: Kit Building
07-27-2006, 09:22 AM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 518,035
Posted By tlgibson97

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

I figured it would take me a couple months to complete it. Plus I was going to buy parts like landing gear and engine as I got the money for it. Well the more I worked on it the more excited I got to...
Forum: Kit Building
07-26-2006, 07:41 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 518,035
Posted By tlgibson97

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Hey guys. This is my first kit build. I have been readin through the thread for some time now. Ive been building for 2 weeks and here is my progress so far. I think the kit goes together quite well....
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