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Forum: Kit Building
11-03-2012, 03:37 AM
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Posted By Mike_Jones

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

I've started building another one. I crashed the one I built last winter on it's maiden flight. My fault. I'll be using the same power system as before. All Electric. It was a good match and had...
Forum: Kit Building
05-10-2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 3,626
Views: 525,774
Posted By Mike_Jones

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

I was turning to the right when it spireled down.
Forum: Kit Building
05-07-2012, 03:29 AM
Replies: 3,626
Views: 525,774
Posted By Mike_Jones

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Well I finally got a chance to fly this bird. Take off was good. Handeled nice thru the first climbing turn. Started to get a good feel for it on the return leg still climbing. Backed off the...
Forum: Kit Building
04-03-2012, 12:31 PM
Replies: 3,626
Views: 525,774
Posted By Mike_Jones

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Hey Fred,
Yes cooling is also a concern for me. After I have a chance to fly and test the set up I'll let you know how it holds up. I may need to install an exit vent for air at the rear of the...
Forum: Kit Building
04-01-2012, 08:15 AM
Replies: 3,626
Views: 525,774
Posted By Mike_Jones

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Thanks for the tip Bob. I just downloaded the log data from the castle speed controler. With fresh battery I'm getting between 9000 and 9100 RPM. Thats with the model setting stationary on the bench....
Forum: Kit Building
03-31-2012, 11:39 AM
Replies: 3,626
Views: 525,774
Posted By Mike_Jones

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

<div>Well I've finally finished this bird and it's ready to fly at the next good weather opportunity<span class="185491919-31032012">. I ended up finishing her off as the "BALD EAGLE". Some of the...
Forum: Kit Building
02-26-2012, 04:58 AM
Replies: 3,626
Views: 525,774
Posted By Mike_Jones

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Congrats Nrad. I'd say you set the record for building time to flight. Nice job. My P51 is just ready to start covering. Flying season doesn't begin here until mid April.
Forum: Kit Building
02-20-2012, 04:08 AM
Replies: 3,626
Views: 525,774
Posted By Mike_Jones

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

I did a complete dry fit today to check the CG before covering. Turns out the main battery can not go up front liked I planned. It's way too nose heavy. It will have to go in the spcae normally used...
Forum: Kit Building
02-13-2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 3,626
Views: 525,774
Posted By Mike_Jones

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Wow Nrad you sure are moving along quickly. I only have an hour or two to work on mine each evening. I just did the wing fillet today after taking a few pictures. The build is going well. I have one...
Forum: Kit Building
01-29-2012, 05:03 AM
Replies: 3,626
Views: 525,774
Posted By Mike_Jones

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Hey nrad2000,
I'm using the cockpit kit that comes with the ARF topflight model. I'm not at the point yet of installing it but I'm pretty sure it will be a good fit. They are both 1/7th scale.
Mike
Forum: Kit Building
12-23-2011, 01:07 PM
Replies: 3,626
Views: 525,774
Posted By Mike_Jones

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Well I've finally got the wing completed with mechanical retracts installed. I installed the retracts before sheeting the wing. All the screws are hiddenunder the skin. I know if or when I need to...
Forum: Kit Building
11-20-2011, 07:14 AM
Replies: 3,626
Views: 525,774
Posted By Mike_Jones

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

ORIGINAL: Mike_Jones

Well the cool weather is here in the North East and I'm back in the basement building again. So far I've got the tail feathers completed according to the instructions. Things...
Forum: Kit Building
11-20-2011, 07:08 AM
Replies: 3,626
Views: 525,774
Posted By Mike_Jones

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Well the cool weather is here in the North East and I'm back in the basement building again. So far I've got the tail feathers completed according to the instructions. Things went pretty well with...
Forum: Kit Building
10-11-2011, 08:45 AM
Replies: 3,626
Views: 525,774
Posted By Mike_Jones

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Hey Neil,
Here is a link to a website with lots of pictures.
http://www.mustangsmustangs.us/p-51/survivors/pages/44-73029.shtml
They have many mustangs there.
Mike
Forum: Kit Building
10-10-2011, 03:29 PM
Replies: 3,626
Views: 525,774
Posted By Mike_Jones

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

I'm throwing in my hat after spending severl hours reading the entire thread. Phew. Lots of great info here. I want to thank everyone who has contributed and kept this thread going. I will be...
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