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Forum: Kit Building
10-31-2018, 05:20 PM
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Posted By Riddle4U

Yes, I just was just going to suggest this; $80...

Yes, I just was just going to suggest this; $80 is a criminal ripoff...

I went to an architectural supply and service shop a few years back to enlarge old Royal .60 size Corsair plans to 1/6th...
Forum: Kit Building
03-01-2012, 11:28 PM
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Posted By Riddle4U

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Just a reminder that the weight of the servos in the wings in total isn't the primary concern by designing the wing with one central servo. It is the moment of inertia of the servo in the tips of the...
Forum: Kit Building
02-25-2012, 10:14 PM
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Posted By Riddle4U

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Nice job and congratulations on bringing it back for another shot! The P-51 was not a stunt plane originally, and the model....with a similar high wing loading will not be an acrobat. It is a scale...
Forum: Kit Building
10-12-2011, 05:18 PM
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Posted By Riddle4U

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Yea, I agree...aircraft modelers have been using belcranks for decades, and real planes use pushrods and belcranks. It is of course personal preference, and I didn't want to start a major debate on...
Forum: Kit Building
04-03-2011, 05:17 AM
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Posted By Riddle4U

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

In concurence, Top Flite has been excellent with me on parts. I had decals that were partially stuck to the plans on their original shipment with the kit. They didn't haggle with me and simply sent...
Forum: Kit Building
02-11-2011, 01:47 AM
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Posted By Riddle4U

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

I don't know what this talk of "condensing a thread" is all about? You mean a thread author can just come in and wipe out everything they deam extraneous? Heck, I hope not! I won't participate on RCU...
Forum: Kit Building
12-27-2010, 04:20 PM
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Posted By Riddle4U

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

You have just days I fly any-and-all....to quit smoking the wampum before New Years Day! Just teasing! ;-) But seriously..
Forum: Kit Building
12-22-2010, 08:32 PM
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Posted By Riddle4U

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Nothing personal...I just think these propellor ideas come up now and again; and they are VERY dangerous! Our wooden or composite two bladers are dangerous enough whether attached to a seemingly...
Forum: Kit Building
12-21-2010, 07:30 PM
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Posted By Riddle4U

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Yea...I got to say, I have the static prop too. It looks nice. Don't be getting any silly ideas about flying that prop. It seems these same lessons need going over at least once a decade. Foget about...
Forum: Kit Building
12-05-2010, 11:28 PM
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Posted By Riddle4U

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

I fly any and all, I don't know...yer fine, just be easy. I suppose if Bachus wants to post..then I also hope for his input along with others. It certainly is not my place to defend, but he does...
Forum: Kit Building
11-25-2010, 06:14 AM
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Posted By Riddle4U

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

I fly any and all...this is the 1/7th TF Mustang page. I would hope we all try to stay on topic a bit on threads...it isn't my duty, but really all of ours to police ourselves. So hounding for a...
Forum: Kit Building
11-17-2010, 11:41 AM
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Posted By Riddle4U

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Consider me inspired Bacchus! Yup..that'd be the ol' Doll. Hope mine looks as good; I think it'll be fine. I just like the idea of 300 flights, but a thow is even better! One question...in the manual...
Forum: Kit Building
11-16-2010, 12:03 AM
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Posted By Riddle4U

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Thanks Bacchus (I hope any form of your nickname is fine). You have done a service here for some time, and always well explained and very logical. I don't think I have seen you provide a video...
Forum: Kit Building
11-12-2010, 11:32 PM
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Posted By Riddle4U

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Hi Bacchus, nice to see you here. I am impressed with all the air-miles on your other stang! Very impressive on your birdcage version! I love those types as you know. Here are my drop tank hard...
Forum: Kit Building
08-26-2010, 07:46 AM
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Posted By Riddle4U

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Thanks for the vid Corsair! The flare was better in the second video, the flying was visibly more confident also. Keep flying after the wheels hit though....rudder is huge after landing any...
Forum: Kit Building
07-01-2010, 06:10 AM
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Posted By Riddle4U

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

George that is interesting story! Go get the wing out of the tree! Monokote should have kept it a bit dry? It is amazing what repairs can be done to a balsa model! The fuse looks totally usable, and...
Forum: Kit Building
06-17-2010, 02:32 AM
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Posted By Riddle4U

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Looks great! Glad to see anyone moving on their project. Keep us all updated!
Forum: Kit Building
05-17-2010, 09:32 PM
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Posted By Riddle4U

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Aaron that last video looked good, don't worry that you didn't smoke that landing. I think you are doing well with it. I seem to see the heaviness in the bird (not just yours, but scale models of...
Forum: Kit Building
05-14-2010, 09:23 PM
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Posted By Riddle4U

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Nice work Aaron! Can't wait to see a video once you are comfortable "wringing her out". This video was worth seeing if mainly for takeoff...e.t.c.. Always nice to get it back after that first...
Forum: Kit Building
05-04-2010, 12:09 AM
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Posted By Riddle4U

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Congratulations ROTC!!!!! That is tremendous. I know you must feel great about that "first scary and full of unknowns flight"! Some better conditions...and with your improved confidence, maybe you...
Forum: Kit Building
04-28-2010, 11:41 PM
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Posted By Riddle4U

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

I concur...one of the nicest little TF Mustangs ever, I am guessing. What do you expect for weight Aaron? Seems like it will remain within range. We all look forward to future in-flight footage! -Eric
Forum: Kit Building
04-15-2010, 05:31 AM
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Posted By Riddle4U

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Looks terrific Aaron! What was your specific technique on flush rivets and screw heads. Did you make a special tube in a soldering iron for these (one old method)? What are you using for filler? I...
Forum: Kit Building
04-11-2010, 08:31 PM
Replies: 3,626
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Posted By Riddle4U

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Looks Really Good Aaron! Make sure you are tuned up before the maiden...top of your game confidence-wise. Great job!
Forum: Kit Building
04-09-2010, 07:44 PM
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Posted By Riddle4U

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Thanks George. The usable capacity (measured), was what I was curious about. Sounds like your battery was fine. I am still on 72mhz myself and using NiCads without problem. I'd like to gather more...
Forum: Kit Building
04-09-2010, 08:10 AM
Replies: 3,626
Views: 525,549
Posted By Riddle4U

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Hi Bob! I guess what I was emphasizing specifically is not the voltage. That is just the problem! People think a proper voltage reading means they're good. It does NOT mean that. Cycling batteries...
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