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Forum: Kit Building
01-04-2015, 08:32 PM
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Posted By skylarkmk1

Go to the Top Flite web site and look under...

Go to the Top Flite web site and look under technical info and service. It appears that they have the plans listed in the parts listing and the manual. You may need to contact customer service to...
Forum: Kit Building
09-27-2011, 09:56 PM
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Posted By skylarkmk1

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

HotRod,

I'd opt for the extra servo, the weight difference will be minimal with the elimination of the extra push rods, bell cranks, mounts and larger single servo to move all that stuff and...
Forum: Kit Building
07-08-2009, 01:19 AM
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Posted By skylarkmk1

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

cls8995,

You can upload a total of 12 pictures per post. You may have to upload a few, hit the edit button after posting and upload more photos until you run out of browse buttons.
Forum: Kit Building
06-09-2009, 12:11 AM
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Posted By skylarkmk1

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Bob,

There was also the Thunder Mustang http://www.thundermustang.com/ a down sized kit built Mustang.
Forum: Kit Building
10-27-2008, 09:02 PM
Replies: 3,622
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Posted By skylarkmk1

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Mustang Fever,

The stacks look good. Here are a couple exhaust close ups from a F-51D, N 314BG, painted up as Petie 2nd.

Note the progresively heavier white exhaust residue on the front of...
Forum: Kit Building
07-09-2008, 07:13 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,912
Posted By skylarkmk1

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

I believe the pitch changes from 6" inside to 8" at the tip, or the other way around.
Forum: Kit Building
02-21-2008, 11:37 PM
Replies: 3,622
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Posted By skylarkmk1

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Mix enough micro balloons with the mixed epoxy so that it is the consistancy of "cool" (or stiff) peanut butter. When thick enough it will not slump much on the verticle surfaces. The more balloons,...
Forum: Kit Building
11-30-2007, 10:18 PM
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Posted By skylarkmk1

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Riddle,

Flat Black (with a touch of brown) would not be correct except inside the exhaust tubes themselves. Here are a couple of pictures of the exhaust on F51D, N 314BG (painted as Petie 2nd)....
Forum: Kit Building
09-13-2007, 12:34 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,912
Posted By skylarkmk1

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Scott,

Thanks for the alternative FABRIC covering, I couldn't think of them when I posted. Polyester dress lining fabric is another possibility as are some other types, both iron on and glue on...
Forum: Kit Building
09-13-2007, 09:43 AM
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Posted By skylarkmk1

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Joe,

The rudder is fabric covered except for the trim tab and balance tab. Use something like Koverall and dope (or paint of choice) and don't forget the rib tapes and stitching :). Fiberglass...
Forum: Kit Building
09-10-2007, 06:39 PM
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Posted By skylarkmk1

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Mike,

Giant Scale Aircraft - General, near Top of second page. http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_4555292/tm.htm
Forum: Kit Building
05-15-2007, 08:57 AM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,912
Posted By skylarkmk1

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

ZP,

Mustangs in "natural finish" had their wings painted silver to insure the laminar flow to the wing airfoil. "...At the factory the wings were primered and finished with airfoil smoother..." ...
Forum: Kit Building
05-14-2007, 10:42 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,912
Posted By skylarkmk1

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

ZP,

If you read the application instructions for application over wood it reads "Wood surfaces should be hardened with epoxy resin (diluted 50% with denatured alcohol). For best results your...
Forum: Kit Building
04-13-2007, 07:43 AM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,912
Posted By skylarkmk1

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

tick,

Post 1216, on pg 49. Bob is correct and hey, I looked right at it and didn't see it.
Forum: Kit Building
04-13-2007, 12:51 AM
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Posted By skylarkmk1

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

tick,

Lookin' good. Get some close ups of the tail trim mechanism, nav light and other details when you "get 'er done". The wheels, gear, doors and wells look good and I don't think many would...
Forum: Kit Building
03-07-2007, 12:25 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,912
Posted By skylarkmk1

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Sabre,

If you are talking about the aileron coupler/ball link set up for a single servo aileron control, the nylon coupler will and has flexed and come off the ball link in higher preformance...
Forum: Kit Building
02-21-2007, 06:37 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,912
Posted By skylarkmk1

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Carl,

I feel your pain about storing the P-51. Had a similar situation when I was in. Had 3 PCS moves in 6 months, the first with about a months notice, the next 2 gave me a week. Talk about...
Forum: Kit Building
01-16-2007, 10:07 AM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,912
Posted By skylarkmk1

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

skyriter,

The process is pretty simple, but does take time and a bit of practice. After glassing your fuselage, wings and any metal clad areas on the real a/c, filling in the lows and sanding...
Forum: Kit Building
01-12-2007, 11:01 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,912
Posted By skylarkmk1

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Scott,

Thanks, now all I have to do is figure out how to disconnect the steering when retracted :eek:.
Forum: Kit Building
01-12-2007, 09:42 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,912
Posted By skylarkmk1

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Rich,

Tail wheel question. On one of my P-51 3 views, it indicated that the tail wheel retracts forward (most just show the extended location). I can't find that 3 view, but it got me going...
Forum: Kit Building
11-23-2006, 10:59 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,912
Posted By skylarkmk1

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Castlebravo,

There was an article a few years ago about converting the TF GE P-51 to electric in one of the magazines, unfortunately I can't remember which one. I can't supply you with any...
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