Search: Posts Made By: billberry189
Showing results 1 to 14 of 14
Search took 0.04 seconds.
Forum: Kit Building
11-22-2011, 04:39 PM
Replies: 2,280
Views: 265,937
Posted By billberry189

RE: Top Flite Giant P-47 Build

Scratchie,

Here's the really good part; I'm not married!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am a 64 year old semi retired R/C and Bass fishing fanatic. I had been out of the R/C hobby for nearly 36 years until two...
Forum: Kit Building
11-22-2011, 04:22 PM
Replies: 2,280
Views: 265,937
Posted By billberry189

RE: Top Flite Giant P-47 Build

Scratchie,

Bill here again. The numbers I came up with are retail for all new parts, including the kit($249.99), the engine(OS GT 55-$649.99), Futaba 10CAG radio($649.99), 8 Futaa 3050s...
Forum: Kit Building
11-22-2011, 02:04 PM
Replies: 2,280
Views: 265,937
Posted By billberry189

RE: Top Flite Giant P-47 Build

Scratchie,

Bill herein Orlando, Fl. Just did some bean counting and came up with nearly $2800 invested to this point. I have the fuselage to glass yet, and then comes the finish work. The wing is...
Forum: Kit Building
11-20-2011, 12:56 PM
Replies: 2,280
Views: 265,937
Posted By billberry189

RE: Top Flite Giant P-47 Build

Gary,

The OS GT 55 that I had in the P-47.

Bill
Forum: Kit Building
11-19-2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 2,280
Views: 265,937
Posted By billberry189

RE: Top Flite Giant P-47 Build

Gary,

Lookin' good brother! I wish I could say the same thing, but alas since I last posted I seemed to have been bitten by the ARF bug a little. In September I participated in a local swap meet...
Forum: Kit Building
09-07-2011, 02:40 PM
Replies: 2,280
Views: 265,937
Posted By billberry189

RE: Top Flite Giant P-47 Build

Gary,

Sorry to hear of your misfortune this past weekend. I hope you and all those affected by the fires find yourselfs in better circumstances in the future. Every year here in Central Florida we...
Forum: Kit Building
08-07-2011, 12:03 PM
Replies: 2,280
Views: 265,937
Posted By billberry189

RE: Top Flite Giant P-47 Build

Gary, I would recommend that you follow the instructions. It will be much easier to get the tail feathers true and square if you follow the steps as outlined in the instructions. BTW I substituted...
Forum: Kit Building
07-25-2011, 04:23 PM
Replies: 2,280
Views: 265,937
Posted By billberry189

RE: Top Flite Giant P-47 Build

Oldtyme, I did use the ABS cowl, but then I have about 45 years experience with automotive plastic repairs ( I am a retired autobody man and painter). when you get ready for your fiberglas covering...
Forum: Kit Building
07-25-2011, 12:38 PM
Replies: 2,280
Views: 265,937
Posted By billberry189

RE: Top Flite Giant P-47 Build

Oldtyme, consider this. How wrong would it be if you did nothing at all? Even a little off is better than a straight line on the stab and fin. If you are not involved in scale warbird competition,...
Forum: Kit Building
07-24-2011, 11:36 PM
Replies: 2,280
Views: 265,937
Posted By billberry189

RE: Top Flite Giant P-47 Build

Good morning "Red",I should be receiving an OS120 AX for the Simla later today. As for the finish detail on the P-47,I am not sure how crazy I want to get with that. I have been building models for...
Forum: Kit Building
07-24-2011, 03:59 PM
Replies: 2,280
Views: 265,937
Posted By billberry189

RE: Top Flite Giant P-47 Build

Now where have I seen that before? Looks like you have a handle on it. BTW, just plain Bill will do. I am about to start a build on an Ed Kazmirski Simla kit from Jeff Petroski of Classic RC Hobby,...
Forum: Kit Building
07-24-2011, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2,280
Views: 265,937
Posted By billberry189

RE: Top Flite Giant P-47 Build

Okay, here's a few photos. As you can see I still have to add the tabs to the trailing edges of the stab and fin. More photos to follow as that process takes place.
Forum: Kit Building
07-24-2011, 04:17 AM
Replies: 2,280
Views: 265,937
Posted By billberry189

RE: Top Flite Giant P-47 Build

Well it actually has been about four months actual building. The rest of the time has been spent waiting for "stuff" to come complements of UPS. I also opted for the more original landing gear...
Forum: Kit Building
07-24-2011, 02:43 AM
Replies: 2,280
Views: 265,937
Posted By billberry189

RE: Top Flite Giant P-47 Build

Good day all, I subscribed to your thread this morning and am looking forward to future progress. I began my build last November and I'm basically at a fill and sand point. If you go to the warbird...
Showing results 1 to 14 of 14


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service