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Forum: Kit Building
03-16-2012, 09:24 PM
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Posted By nrad2000

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

bez88,

I built a bridge made of light ply - glued to the Wing Bolt Plate and to the firewall. dont forget to add blocks or triangle scraps on the firewall side to support the bridge. I then...
Forum: Kit Building
03-03-2012, 05:09 PM
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Posted By nrad2000

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Flew her this morning with a 14x8 MAS. She flew faster - which helped. Thought I trimmed it but she still wants to pitch up. Looking at the horizontal stab - the elevator looks like it has a lot...
Forum: Kit Building
03-02-2012, 09:25 PM
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Posted By nrad2000

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

I have a flap question for you all. I'm using hitec HS-325 (standard servo's) on each flap. I'm running 5.1v thru my system. The flaps move smooth and freely. The flap servo's is set up just as...
Forum: Kit Building
03-01-2012, 10:38 PM
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Posted By nrad2000

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

broke an exhaust spring valve on my OS FS91S. part# OS 45960200. went online to look for part but found that it is discontinued. I found an OS 70-91SII part # 45960210 - they said it is the...
Forum: Kit Building
02-25-2012, 05:26 PM
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Posted By nrad2000

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

It's brass like - soft metal - easy to drill thru.

I'm gonna try a 14x8 MAS Sunday morning. Need more Air Speed.
Forum: Kit Building
02-25-2012, 02:03 PM
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Views: 525,317
Posted By nrad2000

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

She flies!!

Throttled up - tracked fairly straight - used lot of Right Rudder - tail came up - 30 feet the plane pulled up on her own. made my first turn and noticed it was wanting to climb -...
Forum: Kit Building
02-22-2012, 07:31 AM
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Posted By nrad2000

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

raptureboy, the wing is straight and my stab is crooked.

Tonight I'm going to pull out one of my other engines out from another plane and put it into the mustang while waiting for the valve...
Forum: Kit Building
02-21-2012, 11:46 PM
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Posted By nrad2000

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Will do. UPS scheduled for Monday.
Forum: Kit Building
02-21-2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 3,626
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Posted By nrad2000

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Capriman, I have the OS Valve adjustment tool - I use it to adjust all my OS 4 strokes. I still don't know why the spring would break. I tried looking looking online and some said over reving,...
Forum: Kit Building
02-20-2012, 04:43 PM
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Posted By nrad2000

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

I put a 11.1v 1800mAh battery all the way in the back - behind the servo tray. that balanced the plane 1/4" forward. I built a forward hatch that is held with magnets - just in front of the canopy...
Forum: Kit Building
02-18-2012, 08:06 PM
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Posted By nrad2000

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Electronics are in. I still need to glue the canopy and toe in the wheels 2 deg or so. I weighed the plane and at dry weight she weighs 9.6lbs. I'll do a photo shoot tomorrow. Next weekend I'll...
Forum: Kit Building
02-16-2012, 06:32 PM
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Views: 525,317
Posted By nrad2000

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

ORIGINAL: nrad2000

It's just crooked - it has the same length on both sides.
Forum: Kit Building
02-16-2012, 07:24 AM
Replies: 3,626
Views: 525,317
Posted By nrad2000

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

It's just crooked - it has the same length on both sides.
Forum: Kit Building
02-16-2012, 12:34 AM
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Posted By nrad2000

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

I didn't get much done today. But just to see what the plane looks like I bolted the wings on, retracts lowered, and placed it on the ground - my first initial response was - COOL!! Then my son...
Forum: Kit Building
02-15-2012, 08:50 AM
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Posted By nrad2000

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

tonight is the fuel tank and lines, throttle linkage, drop in the servo's, connect the push rods, and balance. My final step is: mount the battery and receiver so that the plane will balance.

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Forum: Kit Building
02-14-2012, 09:38 AM
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Posted By nrad2000

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Use those rate earth magnets. They are very strong. I built a removable hatch in front of the canopy and is held with 2the magnets. I'll take pictures this weekend. Finished covering my plane. ...
Forum: Kit Building
02-13-2012, 07:10 AM
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Posted By nrad2000

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

forgot about the glue.

Done monokoting the fuse. applied decals late last night. must have been late because one of the stars on the side of the fuse is upside down.

tonight I'll paint...
Forum: Kit Building
02-10-2012, 11:42 PM
Replies: 3,626
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Posted By nrad2000

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

got the scoop to fit, fillet drying, control horns marked and ready to drill. All thats left is to sand the fillet, put in the electronics, and hook up the control arms. still debating on the...
Forum: Kit Building
02-09-2012, 11:13 PM
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Views: 525,317
Posted By nrad2000

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

I think I can get the scoop to fit - just need to do some wood shaving. I'm debating to do the fillet. After these two - all that is left is to cover the plane, add electronics, glue the hinges,...
Forum: Kit Building
02-08-2012, 11:14 AM
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Posted By nrad2000

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

When I get back home I'll take pictures and will post them.
Forum: Kit Building
02-07-2012, 10:53 PM
Replies: 3,626
Views: 525,317
Posted By nrad2000

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Ok, all thats left is the Fillet and the scoop. thursday or friday I'll start covering.
Forum: Kit Building
02-06-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 3,626
Views: 525,317
Posted By nrad2000

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

I just checked the fit of the radiator scoop on the wing and it doesn't slide over the F-8B plywood. it's a 1/4 inch short. when I mount the wings to the fuse and then check the fit of the scoop -...
Forum: Kit Building
02-06-2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 3,626
Views: 525,317
Posted By nrad2000

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Wondering if I should do the Reno Racer scheme. Aluminum color is hard to see on a cloudy day.

I just have to hinge the flaps, sand the wing tips to match the ailerons, final sanding, fix the...
Forum: Kit Building
02-04-2012, 11:47 PM
Replies: 3,626
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Posted By nrad2000

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

All thats left is: Finish final sanding - hinge ailerons, flaps, elevator, and rudder - fuel proof wheel well - sand wing tips - radiator scoop - cockpit - Oh, and repair the plastic dual ball joint...
Forum: Kit Building
02-01-2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 3,626
Views: 525,317
Posted By nrad2000

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

tonight is mounting engine, sanding fuse, and re-enforcing with epoxy behind the firewall.

tomorrow - throttle control linkage setup, build the front nose section, carving and shaping - then...
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