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    RE: Yellow P-38 build thread

    P-38 is getting better and better every flight. anyone getting ready to fly their bird yet ? Here is a pic on the runway after flight.

    RCpilot78
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    RE: Yellow P-38 build thread

    Hello Sam

    I am using the Beila 17/10 props I got them from Troy Built models and I had Tru turn cut the slots in the spinners for me. I had to send them one of my props, they did not have one...
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    RE: Yellow P-38 build thread

    oldDC thanks for the cheers. Actually I added all the panel lines and rivets at the start of the build its much easier

    Ok talk later Good luck with your build. Rcpilot 78
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    RE: Yellow P-38 build thread

    Well today Jan 21 2013 Geronamo II did its maiden flight, and it was a thrill. Plane took off need only two clicks of up elevator. Two G-38's are plenty of power and the plane flies stable with...
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    RE: YELLOW AT-6 TEXAN BUILD THREAD

    oldDC Hello, yes I have seen your pics....the plane looks great. I like the detail.
    I am hoping to hear how the maiden flight went. keep us posted

    RCpilot78
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    RE: GROUP BUILD - Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair

    Just a thought.................Flying war birds especially the Corsair requires throttle and elevator control. My TF Corsair has been flying for the past 5+ years. I fly it regularly and it has...
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    RE: YELLOW AT-6 TEXAN BUILD THREAD

    tp777fo ........... the cowl is ...... 10 inches in diameter and it is ....... 5-1/2 inches deep.

    hope this helps ........ rcpilot78
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    RE: YELLOW AT-6 TEXAN BUILD THREAD

    HI oldDC Still working on my Yellow aircraft p-38 kit......very close to flying it.... My T-6 is doing fine and yes I have run out of room in my shop.

    The oil filler cap is on the...
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    RE: YELLOW AT-6 TEXAN BUILD THREAD

    TP77fo I will get back to you in a couple of days with the at-6 measurment my plane is stored at another location.
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    RE: YELLOW AT-6 TEXAN BUILD THREAD

    oldDC Looking good keep us informed on progress


    rcpilot78
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    RE: YELLOW AT-6 TEXAN BUILD THREAD

    oldDC looking good keep up the good work. and yes the gear doors are a bit tricky. They need a lot of fine adjustments to get them to retract flush.

    RCpilot78
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    RE: Yellow P-38 build thread

    DCGayhart: I am getting ready to finalize my build and maiden my Yellow p-38 Just checking the thread for any info I can find on the balance and CG. I am wondering if you had a maiden on your...
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    RE: YELLOW AT-6 TEXAN BUILD THREAD

    oldDC...Hello The plane is painted with a now discontinued brand of paint .. It was manufactured by the BEHR paint company and the paint was called ( Premium Plus Luminoso Silver )
    Its a...
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    RE: YELLOW AT-6 TEXAN BUILD THREAD

    Hello oldDC thanks for the compliments Iam glad the info was helpful.
    number #77 is nearing 90 flights since maidened, I plan on taking it to a big bird flyin this weekend at Ocala Florida.
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    RE: GROUP BUILD - Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair

    DaddySam..Thanks again for the new pics...... I did them exactly the way you show and they work. I have been trying to put doors on mine since I built it about 4 years ago and I finally got...
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    RE: GROUP BUILD - Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair

    DaddySam thanks for the info I thought that was the system you used but I never saw it work so smooth. Thats the system I am currently installing and thanks for the pic. it illustrates the...
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    RE: GROUP BUILD - Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair

    DaddySam ... working gear and doors look great ... What type of actuation did you use for your gear doors ? they seem to work so smooth.

    RCpilot78
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    RE: Yellow P-38 build thread

    YA! That would be a thrill.....I did a lot of research of Geronimo ll and could not find the name of the pilot. Apparently he did not become an Ace beause there were only 4 kills on his score...
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    RE: Yellow P-38 build thread

    hello Wojtek here is pics of my bird looks like we are in the 459th FS the twin tailed dragons. Geronimo was the only one in the squadron that did not have the twin tail design on the booms ...
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    RE: GROUP BUILD - Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair

    FLY2XF.......I did about the same amount of damage in the same areas about 3 years ago....that is fixable......my bird is still flying..... the fix was just fine in fact I corrected some areas in the...
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    RE: Yellow P-38 build thread

    Hello Sam......Wow 7 new ones to maiden......well at the pace I am finishing the 38 you will probably have all 7 in the air.....but that's OK I am enjoying building this bird........... I am learning...
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    RE: Yellow P-38 build thread

    Hello out there.....anybody still building their p-38....Well OK I am. Just to keep the thread alive I am adding some pics of progress.....I am following Sams building ideas and just completed...
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    RE: Yellow P-38 build thread

    Sam WOW what a great video of one of the..... earliest .......fighters ever produced. Everyone building this plane can appreciate the video.


    rcpilot78
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    RE: Yellow P-38 build thread

    Anyone interested I recently installed my g-38 and mounted the control servos in the cowl..I find that this method is bullet proof and easy to install and maintain....I have mounted servos in the...
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    RE: Yellow P-38 build thread

    Mike..are these pics of the rebuild or the original build? If they are the rebuild the plane looks like it will be as good as before the incident.
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