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Forum: Kit Building
09-02-2016, 05:49 AM
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Posted By danpos

I saved the balsa sheets from the build. So if...

I saved the balsa sheets from the build. So if someone needs a pattern pc for a rebuild let me know.

Dan
Forum: Kit Building
09-01-2016, 01:14 PM
Replies: 3,622
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Posted By danpos

My first Top Flite P51 kit crashed after I...

My first Top Flite P51 kit crashed after I updated the software on my Taranas radio. The trim worked in reverse because of the way I set up the servos. I bought a couple sheets of the pre-cut out...
Forum: Kit Building
09-01-2016, 05:01 AM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,976
Posted By danpos

The Hitech servos burn up inside. The wires...

The Hitech servos burn up inside. The wires melted. They are crap! I'm sticking to Futaba from now on. Never had a 3003 or 3004 servo fail yet. And I typically put them through their paces. I don't...
Forum: Kit Building
09-01-2016, 04:49 AM
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Posted By danpos

No wing kits. But you can buy the sheets of cut...

No wing kits. But you can buy the sheets of cut out balsa parts direct from Top Flite.
I save the templates from my kit builds so if I need to repair a wing I can trace and cut out the wing fillets.
Forum: Kit Building
08-31-2016, 11:08 AM
Replies: 3,622
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Posted By danpos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxhUZ2TSiHs ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxhUZ2TSiHs

Hi Mike,
Yes that was bad! Crappy Hitech servos! I will never buy another Hitech product again. 485's are garbage! I am tossing any that I still have...
Forum: Kit Building
08-31-2016, 11:02 AM
Replies: 3,622
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Posted By danpos

I'm still getting used to the weight and the...

I'm still getting used to the weight and the Saito 150 with a 16x8x2 prop launches this plane with even a blip of the throttle.

I never try to land a Warbird on the first section of runway. I like...
Forum: Kit Building
08-31-2016, 08:42 AM
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Posted By danpos

Yes I was running out of runway. :) This is...

Yes I was running out of runway. :)
This is more of one of my typical landings with this plane. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8DVpPdX9sk
Forum: Kit Building
08-30-2016, 07:16 PM
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Posted By danpos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OraML1ijGYs ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OraML1ijGYs

Finally finished my Top Flite-P51 kit with the B conversion kit. Well almost finished. The auto glo isn't working right yet. So the bottom cowl is off....
Forum: Kit Building
01-01-2016, 08:14 AM
Replies: 3,622
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Posted By danpos

I use the Hobbyking electric retracts. The...

I use the Hobbyking electric retracts.
The pin for the oleos needs to be replaced with music wire. The metal is soft and will bend easily.
They open and close nice and slow. ...
Forum: Kit Building
10-08-2015, 01:04 PM
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Posted By danpos

I haven't seen many D schemes that I like as much...

I haven't seen many D schemes that I like as much as a B or C. I am thinking about doing one of these schemes for my second Mustang....
Forum: Kit Building
10-01-2015, 06:13 PM
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Posted By danpos

I built this Mustang to be one of my main flyers....

I built this Mustang to be one of my main flyers. So the gear isn't very scale and I am using the stock Saito muffler. But the second one I'm working on will be more scale.
l will use an...
Forum: Kit Building
10-01-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 3,622
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Posted By danpos

I recently took the Saito 120S out of my Mustang...

I recently took the Saito 120S out of my Mustang and replaced it with a Saito 150 :)
It is a very nice combination. It's a rush to fly it.

I now have a second Top Flite Mustang Kit on the...
Forum: Kit Building
10-01-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 3,622
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Posted By danpos

I have been using the Futaba 3003 and 3004...

I have been using the Futaba 3003 and 3004 servos. I am going to re think that and use the 3004 as a minimum. Has anyone had a Futaba 3004 servo fail? I have been using them for three years now in...
Forum: Kit Building
09-06-2014, 11:24 AM
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Posted By danpos

Wouldn't I need the #306 ? My Mustang is a 1/7...

Wouldn't I need the #306 ? My Mustang is a 1/7 scale 65" Topflite kit.
Aren't the #403's for 1/5 giant scale TopFlite planes?

If I order a set of the 306 retracts what else do I need?
A pump?...
Forum: Kit Building
09-06-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 3,622
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Posted By danpos

No the Top Flite was a kit build. I have never...

No the Top Flite was a kit build.
I have never used air retracts yet, Can you provide the links to the exact set you are referring to?
Forum: Kit Building
09-05-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,976
Posted By danpos

The larger one is the Top Flite Gold Edition kit....

The larger one is the Top Flite Gold Edition kit. And the other is the Eflite P51B ARF. It was meant to be only electric. I converted it to nitro. It has a Satio FA-56 in it.
Forum: Kit Building
09-05-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,976
Posted By danpos

Now that I have my Mustang back in the air and...

Now that I have my Mustang back in the air and flying great! I need to replace the cheap Hobbyking retracts I have been using.
The plastic base cracked and finally broke today. So I need to replace...
Forum: Kit Building
07-04-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,976
Posted By danpos

How would you describe the differences in...

How would you describe the differences in handling between the P40 and P51?
I have read several times that the P40 is very difficult to fly compared to other Warbirds.
The only P40 I have flown is...
Forum: Kit Building
07-03-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,976
Posted By danpos

I'll repair the Mustang and get it back in the...

I'll repair the Mustang and get it back in the air. Once it's airborne it's a real pleasure to fly.
Next flight I will use the entire runway. I was so close...

Warbirds are my favorite planes to...
Forum: Kit Building
07-03-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,976
Posted By danpos

Last flight I messed up! I took off down the...

Last flight I messed up!
I took off down the runway from the gate instead of from the end of the runway. I thought I would have built up enough speed from there. I found out otherwise. I ran it...
Forum: Kit Building
07-01-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,976
Posted By danpos

I was very nervous not on account of flying...

I was very nervous not on account of flying skill, but because anything can go wrong. And with the amount of time it takes to build this kit!
Well worth it in my opinion. I really enjoyed building...
Forum: Kit Building
06-30-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,976
Posted By danpos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98vNMzIeGS4On the...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98vNMzIeGS4On the second flight the wheel fell off! I belly landed without doing any damage to the plane.
I really like how this plane flys.
Forum: Kit Building
06-25-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,976
Posted By danpos

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/attachment.php?att...

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=2009068http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=2009069

On the ARF the instructions say to measure at the fusilage...
Forum: Kit Building
06-22-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,976
Posted By danpos

I found a B conversion kit. It's almost finished....

I found a B conversion kit. It's almost finished. All that I have left to do is put the canopy on and balance it.
Does it fly well at the suggested COG at 3 7/8"?

Mine comes in at just over...
Forum: Kit Building
05-28-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,976
Posted By danpos

So do you have a B conversion kit that you can...

So do you have a B conversion kit that you can sell me? ha ha
Or have you been waiting for two years for TopFlite to restock the B kit? :)
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