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Forum: Kit Building
07-23-2012, 10:49 AM
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Posted By FallDownGoBoom

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Ian:

It's not that the E-flites are incompatible with the Robart Robostructs; if you want to pursue that solution you'll have to make some compromises.

The E-flite retracts come stock, with...
Forum: Kit Building
05-07-2012, 09:22 AM
Replies: 3,622
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Posted By FallDownGoBoom

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Mike:

What a bummer... I hope you enjoy the new ARF
Forum: Kit Building
04-02-2012, 10:39 AM
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Posted By FallDownGoBoom

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Mike:

Is there any cooling for the motor, other than the small amount of airflow that comes in through the scoop and the spinner gap? I know the 50-55 in my 60sized Kaos get's pretty warm. ...
Forum: Kit Building
12-24-2011, 10:42 AM
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Posted By FallDownGoBoom

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

capriman:

I fixed the link in the other post, but here it is again

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_10847301/tm.htm

It's here in the kit building forum, titled Electric Retract...
Forum: Kit Building
12-23-2011, 08:57 AM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,965
Posted By FallDownGoBoom

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Jimmy:

I installed a set of the Eflite retracts in my UltraSport 60, and don't see any problems with putting them in a TF P51. You can look through the build thread: ...
Forum: Kit Building
10-10-2011, 12:44 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,965
Posted By FallDownGoBoom

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

I think you could use just about any "standard" sized servo, with 43 or so inch-oz of torque. I used JR 537's on mine, but there's no reason the Hitech/Futaba/Airtronics equivalents won't work. ...
Forum: Kit Building
08-05-2011, 10:35 AM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,965
Posted By FallDownGoBoom

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Regarding the E-flite retracts, we have a guy at our field that has a set of them installed in his H9 Jackal. He's happy with them, and the visual impression is pretty positive: they're all metal...
Forum: Kit Building
04-05-2010, 11:38 AM
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Posted By FallDownGoBoom

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Ditto what ScratchBuilder says. The Mustang flies fine, unless you max out the scale/retract details and fly a heavy aircraft with a small engine. Mine didn't have retracts, used a Magnum 91 4s for...
Forum: Kit Building
04-03-2010, 10:49 AM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,965
Posted By FallDownGoBoom

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

George... that's a shame. Sorry for your loss. That's almost the same story as what happened with my P-51, except it was the maiden flight. Take off and the first seven minutes of flight were...
Forum: Kit Building
11-07-2009, 11:33 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,965
Posted By FallDownGoBoom

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

OSU:

You had me worried there for a minute. You might've been a Beaver.

While I agree with everybody that 2.4 is definately the way to go (and I've got a DX7), I'm not sure I'd rush right...
Forum: Kit Building
11-06-2009, 08:59 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,965
Posted By FallDownGoBoom

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

OSU:

(The Ohio State University, Oregon State, or???)

I have no empirical evidence to support this position, but I think most modern day radios, both 72M and 2.4G, are pretty much...
Forum: Kit Building
11-06-2009, 12:29 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,965
Posted By FallDownGoBoom

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

I won't speak for the Mustang's setup, but I lost a T34 when the plastic clevis pin sheared off inside a metal torque rod. If you've already got things installed, I'd make sure there's no binding...
Forum: Kit Building
10-04-2009, 10:11 AM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,965
Posted By FallDownGoBoom

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

George:

Covering the fillets is a piece of cake. Just cut 1/2" wide strips of ultra/monocote and get yourself a trim iron with a round shoe. Tack one end of the strip down, pull it taught, and...
Forum: Kit Building
09-26-2009, 11:40 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,965
Posted By FallDownGoBoom

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Bob:

Given this is the kit building forum the following might be taken as going over to the dark side of the force, but if you want something that looks like a Mustang, flies pretty well, and...
Forum: Kit Building
09-24-2009, 06:17 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,965
Posted By FallDownGoBoom

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Bob:

Sorry for you loss. Between the Mustangs and Ultrasport crashes, it's been a tough summer on kit builders.

Fred
Forum: Kit Building
09-04-2009, 03:04 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,965
Posted By FallDownGoBoom

Forum: Kit Building
09-02-2009, 12:23 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,965
Posted By FallDownGoBoom

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

George:

Your NA work looks great. You'll end up with a great flyer.

It looks like you did the standard TopFlite "rudder servo pushrod connected to the tail wheel connected to the rudder"...
Forum: Kit Building
08-13-2009, 11:42 AM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,965
Posted By FallDownGoBoom

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

George:

Amen. Plus some of us are alergic to CA. I can take the stuff outside, glue two or three joints, and still feel like I can't breath for three days.
Forum: Kit Building
08-06-2009, 12:41 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,965
Posted By FallDownGoBoom

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

George:

A couple of ideas:

(1) turn the Robostruts 180*, which looks like it will put more of the wheel into the well, but probably expose some of the strut. (Yeah, I know the oleo fork...
Forum: Kit Building
07-30-2009, 11:45 AM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,965
Posted By FallDownGoBoom

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

George:

One suggestion for sheeting the wing: instead of using the 1/16th balsa in the kit, you might consider using 3/32". I didn't build the wing on my Mustang (I got it at a swap meet where...
Forum: Kit Building
07-21-2009, 11:52 AM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,965
Posted By FallDownGoBoom

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Jim:

It must've been "Mustang maiden flight crash day" this weekend, as I also turned mine into a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle. (Cause was either loss of power to the receiver, or some other kind...
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