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    That'll buff out!

    That'll buff out!
  2. I built a GS P-47 kit this winter. It took five...

    I built a GS P-47 kit this winter. It took five weeks from first glue joint to first flight.
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    Since you're posting in the Giant Scale forum,...

    Since you're posting in the Giant Scale forum, I'm guessing you mean the 85" span P-47. The CG should be 6 to 6.5 back at the fuselage.
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    That's one fine looking Jug.

    That's one fine looking Jug.
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    I'll bet this guy would look real good in an...

    I'll bet this guy would look real good in an Eindecker.... http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__46344__World_War_1_German_Pilot_H114_x_W77_x_D55mm_.html
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    I bought 1/5 scale markings from Callie and they...

    I bought 1/5 scale markings from Callie and they fit nicely.
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    For a guy who wasn't a tanker (he was Signal...

    For a guy who wasn't a tanker (he was Signal Corps) Harry Coyle wrote a masterful story of how WW III in Europe might have gone down. When I read it, I had just recently left command of a tank...
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    The Heights of Courage by Avigdor Kahalani is an...

    The Heights of Courage by Avigdor Kahalani is an excellent tale of tank combat on the Golan Heights in 1973. Outnumbered 10 to 1, nearly out of ammunition, and no replacements available, the...
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    Take a look at the pic's here:...

    Take a look at the pic's here: http://octopusrc.com/shop/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=376

    You can see the difference that using 1/4x32 plugs makes.
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    You could modify the engine to use 1/4x32 spark...

    You could modify the engine to use 1/4x32 spark plugs and it will work.
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    My LA-7 has an XYZ 53 twin and it just barely...

    My LA-7 has an XYZ 53 twin and it just barely fits. I bought a DLE 40 twin and I think the problem is that the spark plugs stick out too far and you will need a hole in the cowl to clear the plug...
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    By "balk" I meant the engine was putting some...

    By "balk" I meant the engine was putting some additional strain on the gears. Today, I had the choke on and when I hit the starter switch it just stripped the gears. The gears have plenty of back...
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    Three more nice flights on the P-47 today. The...

    Three more nice flights on the P-47 today. The balance is near perfect.

    Unfortunately, I'm not having any good luck with the electric starter. When I first got the engine with the starter...
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    I don't think the rafters would support the...

    I don't think the rafters would support the weight! Maybe I can get two guys with really strong index fingers to lift the wing tips?
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    I balance upright in a Vanessa rig. I had...

    I balance upright in a Vanessa rig. I had already moved the batteries as far aft as possible and confirmed by the climbing inverted method that the plane was still nose heavy. My friend John has...
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    I added 3 oz. to the tail of my Jug. That moved...

    I added 3 oz. to the tail of my Jug. That moved the CG back to just over 6" at the fuselage.
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    Yes, it's very real... ...

    Yes, it's very real... http://www.classicwarbirds.co.uk/articles/sue-parish-and-her-pink-p-40-warhawk.php

    Sue Parish is a well known airshow performer from the "old days".
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    My field is about 600 feet. I was getting...

    My field is about 600 feet. I was getting stopped in less than 300 feet yesterday.



    I set it that way. The engine is still breaking in. John told me that I could lean it out and get more...
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    They are the large hinge points...but probably 20...

    They are the large hinge points...but probably 20 years old? I'm convinced they are just age brittle...sort of like me.

    No I didn't use any special technique or cleaners...I just got them into...
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    A couple of shaky cell phone videos of the...

    A couple of shaky cell phone videos of the takeoff and landing.

    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/jwd4swctFG4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

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    I repaired the hinges and they worked OK today. ...

    I repaired the hinges and they worked OK today. I went across town and flew with John (aka Lifer) at his club field. Three flights on the Jug with no issues at all. I adjusted the idle down so...
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    You're probably right. I'm really leery about...

    You're probably right. I'm really leery about getting too slow with warbirds. I have a Skyshark P-40 that will tip stall in a heartbeat. I know this Jug won't do that.
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    Yes, full flaps. Dead calm wind.

    Yes, full flaps. Dead calm wind.
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    The engine is an EME 55 and the prop is a PK...

    The engine is an EME 55 and the prop is a PK 20x10. Plenty of power even with the engine running pretty rich. No inner gear doors. You can see the landing here.

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    Two successful flights and only a couple of...

    Two successful flights and only a couple of squawks. :)

    The plane is very stable....due to being very nose heavy. Flying at idle you can pull full up elevator and the plane won't stall....just...
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