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Forum: Kit Building
10-31-2005, 02:34 PM
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Posted By p39

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

The High Flight article actually talks about too much down aileron. More up is preferred. If you get too much down it can yaw the aircraft and you'll need rudder input to correct. On a computer radio...
Forum: Kit Building
10-31-2005, 08:47 AM
Replies: 3,622
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Posted By p39

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

OK- that pumpkin sacres me... and you misspelled Vikings. (Although I wouldn't claim many of then this year.)
Forum: Kit Building
10-29-2005, 11:32 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,928
Posted By p39

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

I use a $19 smaller top feed gun I got from Harbor Freight. 30psi. Thin it with Windshield washer fluid and a product called Flotrol which I got at a local hardware store. It helps the paint flow...
Forum: Kit Building
10-29-2005, 09:38 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,928
Posted By p39

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

The DCM P-39 in the shot is a fiberglass fuselage. The wings are foam, sheeted with balsa and then glassed (.75 oz cloth). I use West Systems epoxy thinned with alcohol. One coat to adhere the cloth....
Forum: Kit Building
10-29-2005, 02:15 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,928
Posted By p39

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Oucha. Looks like you've got enough parts to make a Mustang and a half. Ahhhh.. the P-39. That was the first stand off scale plane I built way back in the late 70's. TF old Yellow Box. In the past...
Forum: Kit Building
10-29-2005, 06:50 AM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,928
Posted By p39

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

She'll recover with altitude. Keep off the elevator. Low throttle... opposite rudder and get the nose down. When she stops spinning.. add power and fly out- providing you did have enough altitude....
Forum: Kit Building
10-29-2005, 06:41 AM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,928
Posted By p39

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

The warbirds are different from sport planes as far as elevator throw goes. With their scale like lines, they'll act alot like the full scale ones. Plus they've got higher wing loading. Definitely...
Forum: Kit Building
10-28-2005, 10:33 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,928
Posted By p39

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Wow. Brad. sorry about the P-51.... It always hurts after the time spent building and time spent enjoying it in the air.

Intermidiot... I noticed on your "wish list" you had micro servos with...
Forum: Kit Building
10-28-2005, 04:18 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,928
Posted By p39

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

This has been an interesting read. Thanks guys. I've ben flying my P-51 all summer. OS 120 w/ pump. Robart retracts. It flies really scale at 1/2 - 3/4 throttle. Be sure you've got airspeed before...
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