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Forum: Kit Building
08-22-2006, 08:35 PM
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Posted By asphalt252

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Foam is a very good inner structure for wings they can get more strength from the use of spruce spars cut into the foam. Simply use a soldering gun with a custom made wire tip and a wooden straight...
Forum: Kit Building
08-22-2006, 07:58 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 518,035
Posted By asphalt252

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Bull-51, Yup we are here read every chance I get. However not much time to fly very busy at work till very late hours. But we'll get her up before the snow flys I promise! Jamie NICE P-38 What kit...
Forum: Kit Building
04-04-2006, 03:46 AM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 518,035
Posted By asphalt252

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Well the weather has been great for that flight but now its me. Boy I've been sicker than a dog this past weekend. The Docs got me on some stuff that should get me back up on my feet so I can get out...
Forum: Kit Building
03-25-2006, 03:11 AM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 518,035
Posted By asphalt252

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

No first flight as of yet still waiting for the perfect day with little wind. And still awiting for my nerve to get up to do it. I just never get tired of looking at her she looks so darn good you'll...
Forum: Kit Building
03-23-2006, 10:05 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 518,035
Posted By asphalt252

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Yes it is G-3 and about crossing the cables I thinks it just simply makes it work better not sure why. I hooked it up both ways on mine and was much happier with it when I had them crossed.
Forum: Kit Building
03-23-2006, 01:22 AM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 518,035
Posted By asphalt252

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Bull,
Yes my yoke is 1/16 ply just make sure it is strong and don't bind anyplace. Use a gold servo mount bushing in the center with a small bolt and lock nut not a screw to fasten it to a secure...
Forum: Kit Building
03-22-2006, 01:34 AM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 518,035
Posted By asphalt252

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Nice work guys LAR (Looks About Right) That's the way to do it keep at it looks great. You will need to open the hole up to keep the wheel from hanging up on the edges. Besides you can better make...
Forum: Kit Building
03-17-2006, 03:13 AM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 518,035
Posted By asphalt252

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Very very nice work Bull! It all looks very much like mine did keep at it. Need some glassing tips or covering tips just IM me OK. Hey you guys using those sclae Robart wheels drill a hole in the...
Forum: Kit Building
03-14-2006, 08:58 AM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 518,035
Posted By asphalt252

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

No not yet we got more snow the other day way to cold. But I did get to put up a new Hanger 9 P-47 ARF last Saturday I tossed together for a budy and I'm sure the Mustang will fly just as good. But...
Forum: Kit Building
03-06-2006, 04:09 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 518,035
Posted By asphalt252

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

All your trying to do here is sand the TE end of the ribs to a round groove they (stick out a little) so the flap will mate to it better. So a dowel works great I used some coper pipe and my Dremel...
Forum: Kit Building
03-03-2006, 01:46 AM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 518,035
Posted By asphalt252

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

That's great news Bull glad it all worked out for ya. Yeah you can't beat the on-board glow from Ram you can set it to come on when you need it at any idle setting. Most 4-strokes don't like to run...
Forum: Kit Building
03-02-2006, 12:54 AM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 518,035
Posted By asphalt252

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

No Bull I did not but my 1800 mah pack is near the rear wing saddle which helps me out. But also got an onboard glow up front and that Tru Turn heavy 5" spinner. It all works out still don't know all...
Forum: Kit Building
02-28-2006, 03:25 AM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 518,035
Posted By asphalt252

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Ticketec,
You're on the right track for sure here I would never put one aileron servo in such a sweet plane. It just deserves much better than that I like to keep mine around for a while as I’m...
Forum: Kit Building
02-28-2006, 01:18 AM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 518,035
Posted By asphalt252

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Bull,
Bull,
No sir to the flight yet to cold but warming up. and I’m not kidding most of us really have know idea how fast our planes are flying above us. I once flew a 26lbs Super Cub ¼...
Forum: Kit Building
02-27-2006, 06:56 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 518,035
Posted By asphalt252

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Let me just clarify that it’s not the bell cranks that I have my problem with at all. It’s the dual ball link in the center its junk as are most ball links under a load. I’m glad to hear...
Forum: Kit Building
02-22-2006, 10:52 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 518,035
Posted By asphalt252

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Bull,
Yep you need a flat tapered head screw they work just great it needs to be about a half inch long. Don't tighten them to tight or the plastic mount will crack. Just snug is best and they...
Forum: Kit Building
02-21-2006, 11:36 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 518,035
Posted By asphalt252

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Great you got it off good job. now sand all that junk off it and soak it down good with ammonia on other side and curve it the other way while still wet and keep it there till dry. It will be just...
Forum: Kit Building
02-21-2006, 07:59 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 518,035
Posted By asphalt252

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Yes mine is the 121 from Robart. And I did make the rod longer but did mothing to the bulkhead to make it stronger. I did put 1/4x1/4 balsa sticks on the forward side of the bulkhead to secure it to...
Forum: Kit Building
02-21-2006, 05:46 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 518,035
Posted By asphalt252

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Bull,
Yes it is very easy to do so simple and the spackle is put on with a damp sponge very thin you will not even be able to see it on there. All this does is fill the holes in the weave of the...
Forum: Kit Building
02-21-2006, 03:40 AM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 518,035
Posted By asphalt252

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

bull,
No I never do that with ultracoat you just don't need to especially on that wing the sheeting there is way to thin already and doing that will make it weaker. I did however put some...
Forum: Kit Building
02-17-2006, 02:32 AM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 518,035
Posted By asphalt252

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Ok guys I put her on the balancer today and this is what I got the first time out. Now my question to you all is just how much nose down do you think we need here? I think the sink rate of this baby...
Forum: Kit Building
02-16-2006, 10:10 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 518,035
Posted By asphalt252

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Bull,
If you can figure out how to make an airframe crash proof let me know and we'll both be rich! Aliphatic glue is much stronger than any glue due to its slow cure rate. It will soak into the...
Forum: Kit Building
02-16-2006, 07:38 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 518,035
Posted By asphalt252

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

ticketec
The strut does not hit the under side top and I did not lower mine like I'm telling you all to do. This is why I'm having so much trouble with my doors hindsight is 20/20 if I only new...
Forum: Kit Building
02-16-2006, 07:24 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 518,035
Posted By asphalt252

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Bull,
I think the 1/7 Top flight Mustang always comes out tail heavy anyway. So moving your fuel tank back to the CG location makes no sense to me at all. You will need all the weight up front...
Forum: Kit Building
02-16-2006, 04:24 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 518,035
Posted By asphalt252

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Nope sorry bull,
No flight yet up to my butt in snow now. Right now the wind is blowing so hard I'dd save a few bucks on glow fuel if I just put a string on it and flew it like a kite.
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