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Forum: Kit Building
11-16-2008, 07:02 AM
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Posted By Flying Beagle

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Bob

congrats, looks great, good luck on the eventual maiden

think I might take my TF wing down off the shelf and get back to those retracts....

Beagle
Forum: Kit Building
01-16-2008, 03:48 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,912
Posted By Flying Beagle

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Bob
your doors are looking really great, I have gotten all caught up in another build and had to hang my Mustang wing up for a while

totally agree with your comment: "just a flying landing...
Forum: Kit Building
11-25-2007, 08:52 PM
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Posted By Flying Beagle

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Bob & SVX
some real nice work there

ticket
good to see you back in the saddle

:D
Forum: Kit Building
10-27-2007, 07:54 AM
Replies: 3,622
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Posted By Flying Beagle

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

I posted pics several pages back, I "sanded" a pair of foam Dave Brown wheels down to 1 inch thick, then "ground" the hubs down as well
Forum: Kit Building
10-02-2007, 08:08 PM
Replies: 3,622
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Posted By Flying Beagle

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

slide show of the Mustangs & Legends

http://www.dispatch.com/dispatch/content/multimedia/audio_slideshows/2007/09/legends/index.html

there were 20 P-51's in the air at once, flying in...
Forum: Kit Building
09-14-2007, 06:28 AM
Replies: 3,622
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Posted By Flying Beagle

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

zope
I seem to be "stuck" also, but it is flying season here in Michigan, not building season

I have tickets to the Mustangs & Legends event coming in two weeks
http://www.gml2007.com/

...
Forum: Kit Building
08-27-2007, 08:49 AM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,912
Posted By Flying Beagle

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

that was me that sanded down the foam tires...,
my measurements indicated that the wheel can only be 1 inch wide in order to fit within the cross section of Rib #2
I posted sketches of this a...
Forum: Kit Building
08-07-2007, 10:40 AM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,912
Posted By Flying Beagle

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Dave
very nice, your ShangriLa turned out great

please keep us posted on your flight experiences as you get her dialed in

Beagle
Forum: Kit Building
08-02-2007, 06:36 PM
Replies: 3,622
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Posted By Flying Beagle

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Bob
good luck,
if you saved your balsa die cut sheets, you might want to trace the outline of your ribs and then overlay your wheel thickness and retract units to see the cross sections of what...
Forum: Kit Building
08-01-2007, 08:39 PM
Replies: 3,622
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Posted By Flying Beagle

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Bob
I measured the rails last night, they are between 1/4" and 5/16" below the ribs
Forum: Kit Building
07-22-2007, 08:15 PM
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Posted By Flying Beagle

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

threads been kinda quiet......., anybody building ? anybody flying ?

here is an event to be aware of:
http://www.gml2007.com/
The Gathering of Mustangs & Legends "A Once in a Lifetime...
Forum: Kit Building
07-06-2007, 08:00 AM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,912
Posted By Flying Beagle

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Gord
several threads discuss the TF profile "issues" and some builders have raised the motor thrust line by 1/4"

1/7 Top Flite P-51D profile issues
...
Forum: Kit Building
06-28-2007, 07:00 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,912
Posted By Flying Beagle

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

thanks for the compliments guys, I spent about two thirds of my time on the left retract, the right hand side went much quicker

if any one could post close up photos of their inner doors,...
Forum: Kit Building
06-27-2007, 07:47 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,912
Posted By Flying Beagle

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

I mentioned in a previous post that I “sanded” 1/8 inch from each side wall of the 4 inch Dave Brown Lite wheels, but I still had to remove quite a bit from Rib#2. I also moved the location of...
Forum: Kit Building
06-27-2007, 07:44 PM
Replies: 3,622
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Posted By Flying Beagle

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

With the air cylinder pointing towards the wing tip, Rib#5 really get hacked away, actually all the way. So I added a pair of ribs in between Rib#5 & Rib#6, which then required longer mounting rails...
Forum: Kit Building
06-27-2007, 07:37 PM
Replies: 3,622
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Posted By Flying Beagle

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

My retracts are finally installed !!! :D

After 32 hours of actual build time with sanding and cutting and measuring and dremeling and sanding some more and altering the mounting rails and...
Forum: Kit Building
06-02-2007, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,912
Posted By Flying Beagle

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

what are you guys using to attach your retracts to the ply rails ???

I was going to use 6-32 cap screws & blind nuts,
but with the drilled hole required, it looks like it will take a pretty...
Forum: Kit Building
05-12-2007, 06:15 AM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,912
Posted By Flying Beagle

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

chalre
congrats on your flight!
could you please post pics of your gear mounts, what specifically "broke" ?
thx
Beagle
Forum: Kit Building
04-22-2007, 01:05 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,912
Posted By Flying Beagle

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

the Dave Brown wheels have a plastic two piece hub with a male and female "axle" that snaps together.

I just grabbed a screwdriver and popped the hub apart
I have to be honest here, when the...
Forum: Kit Building
04-22-2007, 06:39 AM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,912
Posted By Flying Beagle

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

some good news :D

I was able to "sand" my Dave Brown 4 inch wheels. I just laid a piece of 150 grit sanding paper on a table, grabbed the tire like a hockey puck and started scratching it back...
Forum: Kit Building
04-16-2007, 08:18 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,912
Posted By Flying Beagle

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

here are my sketches mentioned above as jpg files
Forum: Kit Building
04-16-2007, 07:40 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,912
Posted By Flying Beagle

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

I went to the Toledo show this past weekend, I looked at CJM & Sierra retracts but decided to buy the Robart 531RS Retracts with the 663 Robostruts.

So far, I have not added any of the rib...
Forum: Kit Building
03-18-2007, 08:40 AM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,912
Posted By Flying Beagle

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

well I finally started my build last week, got the tail feathers done, but still need to sand/shape the tips...
been studying, measuring and thinking about the wing ribs, retract rails, etc……
...
Forum: Kit Building
01-31-2007, 08:38 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,912
Posted By Flying Beagle

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

I have been researching this thread and other sources to determine the various brands of Retracts that folks have selected for their 60 size Top Flite Mustangs. FWIW, Here are the results of what...
Forum: Kit Building
12-04-2006, 11:54 AM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,912
Posted By Flying Beagle

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Guys
great thread, lots of info,
my TF P-51 kit was shipped from Tower Hobbies last week
I will be converting the kit to electric, not exactly sure which motor yet though....
Beagle
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