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03-11-2019, 07:37 AM
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Posted By bigtim

yes I did get your message and joined it thanks

yes I did get your message and joined it thanks
03-08-2019, 04:53 PM
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Posted By bigtim

wow a resurrection of sorts G.F. your model looks...

wow a resurrection of sorts G.F. your model looks great.
my model still sits in my shop sadly I haven't done much flying as of late just been too busy with life in general, and way too many projects...
02-25-2016, 07:19 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,522
Posted By bigtim

not sure if you have seen this its a massive...

not sure if you have seen this its a massive thread on this plane http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/rc-warbirds-warplanes-200/6423301-kmp-yt-fw-190-build-thread.html its gotten a bit old and dead, but...
02-13-2016, 03:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 267
Posted By bigtim

Jim oh lucky day send me your address and I will...

Jim oh lucky day send me your address and I will pop it in the mail after the Holiday
02-13-2016, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 267
Posted By bigtim

Jim I will look in my pile of parts for you I...

Jim I will look in my pile of parts for you I have the H-9 Corsair and P-40 and get back to this thread
02-12-2016, 05:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 454
Posted By bigtim

I have seen that before but its a great piece of...

I have seen that before but its a great piece of history those photo guys flying in the most dangerous areas with no guns it takes amazing courage.
02-12-2016, 04:50 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,145
Posted By bigtim

a couple of things to note especially H-9 planes...

a couple of things to note especially H-9 planes they sneak some foam in there to back up the balsa sheeting My H-9 P-40 has the entire turtle deck formed in foam I have seen other planes as well...
Forum: Kit Building
02-12-2016, 01:57 PM
Replies: 3,628
Views: 529,649
Posted By bigtim

I had to experiment with the tension on the...

I had to experiment with the tension on the spring to get it to close, pulling the doors shut was the biggest problem, when the gear deployed the spring tension was so great that the doors popped...
Forum: Kit Building
02-11-2016, 09:35 PM
Replies: 3,628
Views: 529,649
Posted By bigtim

I like the separate horn for steering the TW not...

I like the separate horn for steering the TW not sure if you need the springs mine is a little sloppy and the wires are fairly tight, I got all fancy when I did the P-47 and used EZ connectors on...
Forum: Kit Building
02-11-2016, 05:54 PM
Replies: 3,628
Views: 529,649
Posted By bigtim

that was a adventure...

that was a adventure http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=2146743 http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=2146744 ...
Forum: Kit Building
02-10-2016, 03:41 PM
Replies: 3,628
Views: 529,649
Posted By bigtim

just reading through the updates on your guys...

just reading through the updates on your guys builds, its a thread I have enjoyed reading, a note on the tail wheel retract love the mod on the steering arm I have a couple of these in use, I had the...
02-08-2016, 11:32 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,145
Posted By bigtim

I love everything about warbirds the building and...

I love everything about warbirds the building and flying but there are some nice looking foam panes and guys are bashing/painting them into some unique scheme's including removing the heavy...
Forum: Kit Building
02-02-2016, 10:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,524
Posted By bigtim

build this one light in the tail mine has a pound...

build this one light in the tail mine has a pound of lead in the nose to balance it out and its a stock build other than the glassed areas I opted to cover it with water based poly and fiberglass...
Forum: Kit Building
01-30-2016, 03:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 632
Posted By bigtim

exactly I used a fat washer, its a bit of a brick...

exactly I used a fat washer, its a bit of a brick I have a bunch of weight in the nose to balance I could have made the tail a bit lighter at 10.5 lbs ready to fly I painted all the emblems,its...
Forum: Kit Building
01-30-2016, 01:32 PM
Replies: 3,628
Views: 529,649
Posted By bigtim

there are several options for electric gear CJet...

there are several options for electric gear CJet have a electric conversion for those who have there gear( I got a set for my 60 size P-47 gear to convert them to electric)
you can buy them already...
Forum: Kit Building
01-30-2016, 01:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 632
Posted By bigtim

its been a while since I built this model, its...

its been a while since I built this model, its due for a resurrection,as I recall I did 2 things I removed some of the offset from the motor mount with shims just a tiny bit with a washer behind the...
01-23-2016, 09:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 946
Posted By bigtim

was looking for a 4" spinner for my P-40 project...

was looking for a 4" spinner for my P-40 project there's a few on ebay here's one I found that has a decent P-40 shape ...
Forum: Kit Building
01-22-2016, 11:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,668
Posted By bigtim

clean looks good I want to build one of these I...

clean looks good I want to build one of these I like your idea
Forum: Kit Building
12-25-2015, 10:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,029
Posted By bigtim

Merry Christmas was wondering if this one had...

Merry Christmas was wondering if this one had died, I just picked up my second one of these and I am thinking I will just build it out of the box instead of making a clone like I had originally...
Forum: ARF or RTF
12-02-2015, 10:28 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 22,298
Posted By bigtim

I also have the kit I going to build with a dose...

I also have the kit I going to build with a dose of mods to lighten things up my plan it to make the control surfaces full size the plan versions are tiny and don't seem functional for realistic...
Forum: Kit Building
07-03-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,964
Posted By bigtim

was just thinking about this topic the other day...

was just thinking about this topic the other day and saw this thread, after making several attempts at stick and tissue models in the late 60's not very good attempts might I add, I built the...
Forum: Kit Building
03-23-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 569
Posted By bigtim

basic frame up and finishing any where from 1-3...

basic frame up and finishing any where from 1-3 months depending on what options you go with,flaps ,retracts etc the 60 size P-47 isn't that tough of a build, really all the Top Flite models are...
Forum: Kit Building
03-23-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 796
Posted By bigtim

looks good Steve my TF P-40 rehab lost steam as...

looks good Steve my TF P-40 rehab lost steam as well and is sitting on the wall life has a way of sabotaging hobby stuff keep up the good work
Forum: Kit Building
02-24-2015, 09:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 474
Posted By bigtim

I would go with what Carl said. I am looking...

I would go with what Carl said.

I am looking a my manual, I keep all my kit manuals (just to make sure I have a reference for rebuilding :) ) your going to sheet the upper half of the fuse before...
Forum: Kit Building
02-22-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 839
Posted By bigtim

Not really sure about epoxy technique since I...

Not really sure about epoxy technique since I have never used it for finishing models only the WB method,but to prevent warping of the balsa its recommended to use a sealer I used to use Deft...
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