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Forum: Kit Building
01-03-2016, 11:30 AM
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Posted By Mustang Fever

I thought that was the case: the 80 inchers have...

I thought that was the case: the 80 inchers have the strut in front of the retract unit, the 60 inchers have conventional strut in the middle retracts. It would be great to have the same style for...
Forum: Kit Building
12-29-2015, 04:52 PM
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Posted By Mustang Fever

I couldn't find any reference to the offset style...

I couldn't find any reference to the offset style mains for the 60 size on the Robart Web site.
Forum: Kit Building
12-29-2015, 02:31 PM
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Posted By Mustang Fever

That's the 80 incher, isn't it? I wish they made...

That's the 80 incher, isn't it? I wish they made the same style for the 60 size.
Forum: Kit Building
12-28-2015, 10:38 AM
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Posted By Mustang Fever

I had spring down/air ups (robart, bought from...

I had spring down/air ups (robart, bought from spring air) in a TF 1/7 P-51 kit, and they were nothing but trouble. Part of the problem was Robart's crummy valves, but I believe gear should be...
Forum: Kit Building
12-27-2015, 01:03 PM
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Posted By Mustang Fever

BigTee: unless you build really, really light,...

BigTee: unless you build really, really light, use a 90 2 stroke minimum. They are under powered even with a 75. Also, get yourself a GYA 430 rudder gyro to help tame that mad left turn on...
Forum: Kit Building
02-03-2015, 09:34 AM
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Posted By Mustang Fever

I used Futaba S3305s on the rudder and elevator. ...

I used Futaba S3305s on the rudder and elevator. They're not much more expensive than standards, and have the advantage of higher torque and metal gears.
Forum: Kit Building
07-23-2012, 12:23 PM
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Posted By Mustang Fever

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

MHO on oleo struts is that they are too heavy and too expensive, BUT, adapting the Robart struts to the wire ones on the Eflites is probably the best compromise.

The main reason for this is that...
Forum: Kit Building
07-21-2012, 01:09 PM
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Posted By Mustang Fever

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Have you looked at the Eflite 60-120 size electric retracts?

I've used the smaller ones, and had good results.

Kinda pricey, but I hate pneumatic even more than you do, if that's...
Forum: Kit Building
06-27-2012, 12:46 PM
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Posted By Mustang Fever

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Now that is a slick idea.
Forum: Kit Building
05-07-2012, 10:31 AM
Replies: 3,622
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Posted By Mustang Fever

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

I built the 1/7 P-51 Gold Edition kit, and lost it to a snap and unrecoverable spin. I've found the ARF to be much better designed and behaved.
Forum: Kit Building
05-07-2012, 05:46 AM
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Posted By Mustang Fever

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

That's a shame, Mike.

Were you turning left or right at the time it happened?
Forum: Kit Building
03-31-2012, 12:43 PM
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Posted By Mustang Fever

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Pretty bird, Mike. Nice job.

I ran your e power specs across ecalc. Have you done that?

Thrust wise you'll be fine - almost 11 pounds. Speed is a little slow, tho, about 54 mph. These...
Forum: Kit Building
12-04-2010, 05:54 PM
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Posted By Mustang Fever

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Making another wing, with retracts, for my TF P-51 is one of my winter "refurbishment" projects. (I flew it all summer with fixed gear, and really enjoyed it. The factory supplied retracts were...
Forum: Kit Building
04-09-2010, 07:13 AM
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Posted By Mustang Fever

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Riddle's post reminds me of something I take for granted- an accurate voltmeter. There aren't many of them out there. I have an old one from my working days, and because of it, have had no need for...
Forum: Kit Building
04-05-2010, 11:58 AM
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Posted By Mustang Fever

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

George:

The only personal experience I have with 2.4 is the Futaba 6EX systems, and I've found them to be bullet proof. The Spektrum stories are from other guys, many of which are posted on a...
Forum: Kit Building
04-03-2010, 09:04 AM
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Posted By Mustang Fever

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Geez, George, that's really sad.

Something to think about: I have seen maybe 20 accounts of problems like this with Spectrum 2.4G. I have seen one with Futaba FAAST, and have had no problems...
Forum: Kit Building
03-29-2010, 09:05 PM
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Posted By Mustang Fever

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

It's difficult to tell from the pic, but you might want to enlarge your exhaust hole. Mine was a bit larger than that, and I didn't have a pitts muffler that restricted some of it. (It looks like...
Forum: Kit Building
03-29-2010, 08:58 AM
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Posted By Mustang Fever

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

George:

Can you post a pic of the bottom of your cowl?
Forum: Kit Building
03-26-2010, 10:10 PM
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Posted By Mustang Fever

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

George:

That figures out to 33 oz per square foot, without fuel. Stall speed will be 25 mph or above, depending on altitude. Don't make the mistake I made with mine- believing all that...
Forum: Kit Building
03-25-2010, 06:42 PM
Replies: 3,622
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Posted By Mustang Fever

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

George:

Have you weighed yours yet?
Forum: Kit Building
03-16-2010, 08:29 AM
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Posted By Mustang Fever

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

ece8893:

If your plane really weighs only 4 kg dry (8.8 pounds), it's lighter than any of the TF 1/7 birds I've heard of, and should fly really well with that engine and prop. Mine weighed...
Forum: Kit Building
12-15-2009, 09:12 PM
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Posted By Mustang Fever

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Israeli Air Force online records indicated the P-51D was used from 1948 to 1961, and this website shows Corgi's scale model of the 1956 Suez Campaign Mustangs:

...
Forum: Kit Building
11-11-2009, 09:28 AM
Replies: 3,622
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Posted By Mustang Fever

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Mine came in at 12 pounds, with air retracts and an OS 120 AX, and very little in the way of scale additions. Covered with ultra cote.
Forum: Kit Building
11-07-2009, 09:00 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,977
Posted By Mustang Fever

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

If your radio is the 8U, this claims to be the conversion, for $300:

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXXDP9&P=0

I suggest you contact Futaba first, tho, and make sure this...
Forum: Kit Building
11-07-2009, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,977
Posted By Mustang Fever

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

I can say definitively that interference of any kind is a thing of the past with 2.4Ghz. There was a huge thread that started in the UK where guys were trying all kinds of things to see if they...
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