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Forum: Kit Building
01-15-2012, 02:14 PM
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Posted By skyriter

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

How are you putting the skin on the wings? Using CA or some other glue? I am at that point, and wondering how to hold it all in place.

Bruce
Forum: Kit Building
01-24-2010, 09:55 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,924
Posted By skyriter

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Has anyone used a gas engine on this plane? Was thinking of using eh RCGF 26 - weighs just a little more than the OS120 4 stroke that is shown on the plans. It has rear carb. The muffler will...
Forum: Kit Building
10-24-2009, 01:43 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,924
Posted By skyriter

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Nice looking plane. I have seen posts that indicate that the position of the CG on the plans may not be where it should be. Where did you locate yours? Must be correct, as your plane looks as...
Forum: Kit Building
01-27-2009, 02:25 PM
Replies: 3,622
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Posted By skyriter

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

That is sure going to make the wing clean. Nice job.

Bruce
Forum: Kit Building
12-09-2008, 02:25 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,924
Posted By skyriter

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Thanks for the pictures. I moved the gear forward as far as I could as well. Closer to the scale position. Looks like when you have the wing covering on, you covered over the mounting bolts for...
Forum: Kit Building
12-08-2008, 07:10 PM
Replies: 3,622
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Posted By skyriter

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Do you have a photo of the bottom of the wing showing the cutouts with the wheels in the up position? Curious as to what you did where the gear mounts etc.

Thanks

Bruce
Forum: Kit Building
10-05-2008, 02:20 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,924
Posted By skyriter

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Nice Job.

Did you glass the wing and if so.. what weight etc.

Thanks

Bruuce
Forum: Kit Building
06-03-2008, 01:53 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,924
Posted By skyriter

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

A lot of scale tail draggers do not have the main gear foreward far enough and tend to nose over on the runway. I found that with the Gold Edition P51. I used photos of the full size to figure...
Forum: Kit Building
06-01-2008, 01:29 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,924
Posted By skyriter

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

The current Gold Edition P51 has a wingspan of 65", length of 56.5, wing area 734, weight 8 to 10. I started mine about 3 years ago and so far have the wing built with the retracts installed, but...
Forum: Kit Building
06-08-2007, 01:28 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,924
Posted By skyriter

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

What type of muffler would you use with the Evolution 26? Don't think there is enough room for the pitts wrap-around.

Bruce
Forum: Kit Building
04-11-2007, 06:15 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,924
Posted By skyriter

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

I also sent an email re this, and I think he indicated that there was not enough room in the cowl for the piping.

Bruce
Forum: Kit Building
03-10-2007, 02:40 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,924
Posted By skyriter

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Very nice looking

Do you have any pictures of the bottom of the wing showing the retract installation etc.

Thanks

Bruce
Forum: Kit Building
03-08-2007, 08:12 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,924
Posted By skyriter

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Guess that falls under - "Read the Manual first"

Just giving you a hard time!

Bruce
Forum: Kit Building
03-04-2007, 02:58 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,924
Posted By skyriter

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Ordered them direct from Robart. I am in Canada and it took a couple of weeks. Phoned them at 630-584-7616. Think that is the service/order number on the web site.

Bruce
Forum: Kit Building
03-03-2007, 02:57 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,924
Posted By skyriter

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

I went with the 90 degree and when installed found that the wheels splayed out too much. Ordered the 85 degree trunion ass'y from Robart and now they look good. They are avail and are the only...
Forum: Kit Building
02-05-2007, 03:14 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,924
Posted By skyriter

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Mounting the retract gear - and find when I set the toein to what I think I need, the back of the wheel sits quite high, meaning that the front has to go deeper into the wing. Has anyone got some...
Forum: Kit Building
01-31-2007, 02:47 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,924
Posted By skyriter

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

What are we most people using for bolts to attach the wing to the fuse? The 1/4 nylon or are some using steel bolts?

Bruce
Forum: Kit Building
01-28-2007, 05:27 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,924
Posted By skyriter

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Using the Robarts 605 Retracts with 653R and 633L struts. Does anyone know how much you cut off, or did you use them full length? With the 3 1/4 wheels, wanted to get as much ground clearance as...
Forum: Kit Building
01-27-2007, 03:49 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,924
Posted By skyriter

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

I am at the point to start covering the wings. Thinking about doing this by gluing the sheets together and applying this as one sheet. What type of glue are most of you using? Think that using...
Forum: Kit Building
01-17-2007, 07:21 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,924
Posted By skyriter

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Normally add a 1/4" x 1" 1/8" ply backing to most servo trays that are of the 1/8 thickness variety or balsa. This gives more bite to the screws. These can be fairly easily added after the fact if...
Forum: Kit Building
01-17-2007, 07:10 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,924
Posted By skyriter

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Anyone using the OS 120 2 stroke? This should be more power than the 4-stroke

Thing I don't like about using a 2 stroke is the muffler. With 4 stroke, at least it should be down below. Don't...
Forum: Kit Building
01-17-2007, 03:46 AM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,924
Posted By skyriter

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Has anyone uses a small Gas engine? Was wondering about the new Evolution 26GT2? Not sure if there is room for a wrap around muffler. Also not sure how much of the cowl would have to be cut out...
Forum: Kit Building
01-17-2007, 03:21 AM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,924
Posted By skyriter

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Thanks for that great explanation. Now I understand!

Have just started building the wings and was looking forward to finishing. The panel lines sure look like a great idea. Not sure if I...
Forum: Kit Building
01-16-2007, 03:44 AM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 517,924
Posted By skyriter

RE: Top Flite 1/7 P-51 Build

Great looking job.

Have a question as to how you deal with the panel lines? Don't understand the process. Can you elaborate? Curious part is how can you sand when you have added the tape...
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