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  1. A few more pictures of the "Warbirds Over the...

    A few more pictures of the "Warbirds Over the Corn" fly-in

    Some of the P-51s from Mt Vernon 2015333 Bob Dillian and Jim Stenger waiting for the Pilots Meeting 2015334 Pete Renick's AT-6...
  2. Pilots at the "Warbirds Over the Corn" fly-in. ...

    Pilots at the "Warbirds Over the Corn" fly-in. Thanks to everyone who helped with the fly-in and for everyone who showed up to fly. It was a great day of flying warbirds. Can't wait until next...
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    Yes. It's the DLE 55 RA. Have 53 flights on it...

    Yes. It's the DLE 55 RA. Have 53 flights on it to date. Runs great. Using a Mezslik 21 x 10 carbon fiber prop. Very fast.
    Ralph
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    I cut the exhaust tubes so they only stick out...

    I cut the exhaust tubes so they only stick out about 1/2" below cowling. Works perfect. There are some more pictures a few pages back in this thread. Ralph

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    Yes the DLE 55 RE runs and flies the Top Flite...

    Yes the DLE 55 RE runs and flies the Top Flite 1/5 scale P-51 perfectly. I have 53 flights on mine with no issues with the engine. Using a Mezilick carbon fiber 21 x 10 prop. Scale judges say I...
  6. Lynn, Thanks for coming to our 1st Warbirds...

    Lynn, Thanks for coming to our 1st Warbirds Fly-in and posting on this thread. I plan to post some pictures of the fly-in as soon as I get the pictures from Nick. I think I can post a picture of...
  7. Watch out Dan, your amongst a bunch of P-51...

    Watch out Dan, your amongst a bunch of P-51 pilots. Some P-47 pilots too. See you Sunday.
    Ralph
  8. Lynn, Thanks for posting. Your P-51's look...

    Lynn, Thanks for posting. Your P-51's look great. Can't wait to see them flying. We have the field all ready for the fly-in.
    Talked to Tom Duncan. He said the Mt Vernon club had eleven...
  9. The corn will not be a problem as it will only be...

    The corn will not be a problem as it will only be about 10 inches tall. There are no trees or buildings within 1/2 mile of the flying field. Wide open area. I'll have my new Top Flite P-51 there....
  10. We need to know about how much food to get for...

    We need to know about how much food to get for the lunch. Would appreciate if anyone coming would post here to let us get an idea of how many warbirds pilots are coming.
    It's going to be a great...
  11. If you would like to see the Tri-County RC Flying...

    If you would like to see the Tri-County RC Flying Club field click on this link: https://goo.gl/maps/2hUNB The address to the field is East County Road 800 North, Mattoon, IL. The field is...
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    No. I accidentally posted in this thread and...

    No. I accidentally posted in this thread and could not find a way to delete the post.

    Sorry about that !!

    Ralph
  13. 1st Annual "Warbirds Over the Corn" Mattoon, IL

    The Tri-County RC Club of Mattoon, IL is hosting their "1st Annual Warbirds Over the Corn". The date is Sunday June 8, 2014. This is a fly-in. Flying starts at 9:00 am.

    We have a short cut...
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    Here's my P-51C Mustang. It's a Top Flite Giant...

    Here's my P-51C Mustang. It's a Top Flite Giant Scale P-51D ARF that I converted to the P-51C "Dody". Have 15 flights on it now. Trying to get it ready for the warbird fly-in in Mattoon, IL on...
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    Fly2XS, Thanks for the nice comment. On...

    Fly2XS,

    Thanks for the nice comment.

    On my P-51C "Dody" I painted the monokote. The panel lines were made by etching the lines in with the sharp end of my Coverite trim iron and a flexible...
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    Here's a couple pictures of my TF 1/5 scale P-51...

    Here's a couple pictures of my TF 1/5 scale P-51 ARF. I converted the ARF to a "C" model. Colors are that of Lt. Zackmann's "Dody". Pilot is Best Pilot's "Bob Sweeney". DLE 55RE. Wing has not be...
  17. Thread: Paint

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    Gray Beard, Are you saying the gas/oil fuel will...

    Gray Beard, Are you saying the gas/oil fuel will not damage the exterior Latex House paint? Or does the house paint need to be clear coated?

    Thanks,
    Ralph
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    Where to buy Mejzlik CF Props

    Where can one buy a Mejzlik CF Prop? I'm looking for a 21 x 10. Can't find one anywhere on the net except overseas.

    Thanks,
    Ralph
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    Chris and fireynz: Thanks for the pictures of...

    Chris and fireynz: Thanks for the pictures of your cowl cutouts. Here's a picture of the cutouts on my TF P-51. I converted it to a P-51C from the P-51D ARF. Looks like I'm okay on the size of my...
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    David, What are you using for the clear coat? ...

    David, What are you using for the clear coat? Are you using glow fuel or gas?

    Thanks,
    Ralph White
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    Chris and/or fireynz, Would you please post a...

    Chris and/or fireynz, Would you please post a picture of your DLE 55 installation? Would like to see what and how large any cooling holes are. Also are you using any baffles?

    Thank you,
    Ralph...
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    Bruno, Very nice rebuild. Plane and pilot ...

    Bruno, Very nice rebuild. Plane and pilot looks great.

    Ralph White
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    Thanks Terry for the reply. Ralph

    Thanks Terry for the reply.
    Ralph
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    Terry, Are you using epoxy or polyester...

    Terry, Are you using epoxy or polyester finishing resin? The reason I have been using regular epoxy is so I can have it set up in 5 or 30 minutes. I'm sure you are correct in that the finishing...
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    I mix my own Epoxolite replacement. I use either...

    I mix my own Epoxolite replacement. I use either 5-minute or 30-minute epoxy and brown micro-balloons. You can make it as light as you prefer. Mix the micro-ballons with each part of epoxy...
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