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  1. I finally found my pictures from the 2nd Annual...

    I finally found my pictures from the 2nd Annual Warbirds over the Corn last year. I'll post a few. Maybe it'll fire everyone up to getting ready for next weeks 3rd Annual Warbirds Over the Corn. ...
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    Jeff, Thanks for the pics. Looks like you are...

    Jeff, Thanks for the pics. Looks like you are getting things done. I'm to much of a scale person to have a tuned pipe running along the side of the fuse. My P-51 flies just fine with a regular...
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    Chris, The Red Nose II looks nice. Is that a...

    Chris, The Red Nose II looks nice. Is that a Leo Spychalla cowl for the 5 1/2' spinner?

    Jeff, Your welcome. Sounds like your coming right along on your TF P-51. How about some pictures.
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    I epoxied about 1 x 1 1/2 inches pieces of 6 oz...

    I epoxied about 1 x 1 1/2 inches pieces of 6 oz fiberglass cloth in my TF 1st P-51 (firewall to balsa sides between the stringers). I used 30 minute epoxy to do it. I don't know if it's needed but...
  5. 3rd Annual "Warbirds Over the Corn" Mattoon, Illinois

    Here's the flyer for our 3rd Annual "Warbirds Over the Corn" in Mattoon, Illinois on June 12, 2016. I'll be posting more info along with some pics and videos from last year.

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    Sticky: 3rd Annual "Warbirds Over the Corn" Mattoon,...

    3rd Annual "Warbirds Over the Corn" Mattoon, Illinois June 12, 2016. Pilots meeting 9:00 A.M.

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    Check out the thread in the Warbirds Forum titled 3rd Annual "Warbirds Over the...
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    rampage-1, Take a look at post 3741 on page 150...

    rampage-1, Take a look at post 3741 on page 150 (and a few post after that) to see what I feel is necessary mod to the spar box. I learned the hard way. Much, much easier to do the mod to the spar...
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    Where are you measuring the wing dihedral? Down...

    Where are you measuring the wing dihedral? Down the top surface, Down the bottom surface, or down the center line of the wing? The 3-view I have shows the dihedral at 10 degrees down the center of...
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    Jeff, I used the wheels that came with the ARF. ...

    Jeff, I used the wheels that came with the ARF. 2 reasons: They are lighter. Also they are just a little smaller diameter than the Dubro 5" wheels so they fit in the wheel wells with less of a...
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    Jeff, Below are pictures where I raised the stab...

    Jeff, Below are pictures where I raised the stab about 1/2 " to a more scale location. One thing you have to do is also raise the elevator push rods 1/2 ". On my build this was fairly easy to do...
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    Chris, Thanks for the info on the Hysol 94462. ...

    Chris, Thanks for the info on the Hysol 94462. I'm going to give it a try. Hoping MeNard's or Home Depot carries it.
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    Jeff, I'll look for some pictures of the stab...

    Jeff, I'll look for some pictures of the stab area and post them if I have any.

    The apc 21 x 10 worked real good on my P-51 with DLE 55 RA but I didn't care for the shape (looks) of it. I tried ...
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    Yes, I changed the dihedral to 10 degrees, I...

    Yes, I changed the dihedral to 10 degrees, I also raised the the stab 1/2" to a more scale location. Another very important item: I raised the stab L.E. center line 1/8 inch more than the T.E....
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    Jeff, I agree there is not much material in the...

    Jeff, I agree there is not much material in the elevator LE. However, I had no problem using the hinge points on the elevators. I did have to cut the hinge point off a little so they did not go...
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    Jeff, I used Robart Hinge Points on all control...

    Jeff, I used Robart Hinge Points on all control surfaces. I believe they were the 3/16" size but not sure. I also used the hinge points that come with the Top Flite P-51 ARF. I have used CA...
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    Top Flite has not fixed the wing gear problem for...

    Top Flite has not fixed the wing gear problem for nearly 15 years. Doubt if they fixed it now. Balsa shear webs in the landing gear area will not fix the problem. Plywood is necessary.

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    Chris, Does Dave Brown have a 5 1/2" spinner for...

    Chris, Does Dave Brown have a 5 1/2" spinner for the P-51?
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    Here are the pictures that show how I handled the...

    Here are the pictures that show how I handled the 1/8" plywood shear webs in the area right behind the fiberglass wheel wells.

    #1 On the back side of spar you will notice the 1/8" plywood shear...
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    Your welcome Jeff. I have a couple more pictures...

    Your welcome Jeff. I have a couple more pictures to post that show how to handle the area right behind the fiberglass wheelwell where the solid center spar stops and the 1/8" plywood sheer webs...
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    Yes, DO THE WING REINFORCE NOW or rebuild the...

    Yes, DO THE WING REINFORCE NOW or rebuild the wing and reinforce after you rip the gear out on a less than perfect landing. Much easier to do it now. Ask me how I know. Also you will find a lot of...
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    acdii, I'm thinking that full throttle rpm is...

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    I'm thinking that full throttle rpm is causing a vibration that causes an aileron or rudder servo to malfunction giving a right control movement. I had that problem with my Robart...
  22. You are making a mistake if you do not re-enforce...

    You are making a mistake if you do not re-enforce the landing gear area as Chris923 mentions above. I thought I could get away without re-enforcing, but on the 10th flight a harder than normal...
  23. To answer my own question. Yes, the CA-RVIN-700...

    To answer my own question. Yes, the CA-RVIN-700 external voltage connector will work as I stated in the above post. The Mode C receiver's battery voltage does show on the transmitter Ext voltage...
  24. T18SZ / R7008SB Receiver EXT.battery Screen

    I am confused in the use of the EXT.battery Screen on my new T18SZ Transmitter.

    The setup in my aircraft is 2 R7008SB receivers (Mode A and Mode C) with each receiver controlling 1 aileron and 1...
  25. I agree with wingstrut. I use 2 receivers in my...

    I agree with wingstrut. I use 2 receivers in my TF 1/5 scale P-51C with each receiver being completely separate from each other. No switches or batteries shared by the receivers. I have the right...
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