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  1. Pushing to finish, I'm off all next week so I...

    Pushing to finish, I'm off all next week so I should be able to have her flight ready next week. Been finishing the detailing on the fuselage, rivets and fasteners. Once that is done then I can put...
  2. And to think I started in December! Took way...

    And to think I started in December! Took way longer then I wanted but that's how it goes. Next week I'm off so I should have it ready for a madin in a couple weeks.

    IB
  3. The wing is all done and ready for test flights....

    The wing is all done and ready for test flights.

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    Guns are installed, did not go all out just the stock guns that came with the RTC.

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  4. some progress on the wing Right bottom is...

    some progress on the wing

    Right bottom is done.

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    One half takes a full day to do and about a sheet and a half of rivets. That's about 5,500 rivets per side...
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    Here is a video of 8 TFGS P-47 s flying at the...

    Here is a video of 8 TFGS P-47 s flying at the same time at this weekends Bomber field warbird day.


    http://youtu.be/tog7p58ukYY

    TB
  6. Here is a video of 8 TFGS P-47s flying at the...

    Here is a video of 8 TFGS P-47s flying at the same time at this weekends Bomber field warbird day. Miss fire was not ready so she did not fly.


    http://youtu.be/tog7p58ukYY

    TB
  7. digital fish scale attached to the tail. Run up...

    digital fish scale attached to the tail. Run up statick thrust.

    TB
  8. i have the same prop and with the DLE85 I get at...

    i have the same prop and with the DLE85 I get at best very poor performance futom this prop. You have a 85cc FS right. Have you tested thrust? My DLE with a two blade prop puts out 40 lb and the...
  9. thanks Bob, flight testing will be later this...

    thanks Bob, flight testing will be later this month and then practice will be next on the docket as the scale masters qualifier is in August, and the championship is in October at bomber field.

    TB
  10. what prop are you using? TB

    what prop are you using?

    TB
  11. I have a system that allows me to never flip the...

    I have a system that allows me to never flip the plane upsidown, my setup stand is made from 3/4" ply and let's me mount the wing from underneath, works pretty good. I only use the foamy for...
  12. On her feet 2100687 2100696 2100695 ...

    On her feet


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    Still got a lot to do.

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    I did some impromptu weathering as I dropped her twice during setup :rolleyes:...
  13. OKC, I have a bunch I can sell you and give you a...

    OKC, I have a bunch I can sell you and give you a good deal, maybe 20k rivets.

    TB
  14. Chad Veich, roughly 30,000 rivets to start...

    Chad Veich,
    roughly 30,000 rivets to start with, don't remember the cost but very reasanable.

    TB
  15. Wing progress. On the rivets after installing...

    Wing progress.

    On the rivets after installing over 50,000 over the last year or so I have come up with a pretty solid way of doing them.

    I first cut them into strips anywhere 2" to 6" depending...
  16. Today I took a break from the riveting delirium....

    Today I took a break from the riveting delirium. I did finish the right aileron and flap, then moved onto the gear.
    Got the gear all installed and ready for testing with the 3P valve. Tomorrow I...
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    Hi James, FS makes one but it is not any bigger...

    Hi James, FS makes one but it is not any bigger just has a better cowl flap outline.

    If your going for a more scale out line you will need to move the tail wheel back a bit. I did that on mine....
  18. I will be very interested in how it presents, I...

    I will be very interested in how it presents, I am not doing invasion strips so we will see if it is hard to see or not. I am not planing on flying this anything but scale......short of the...
  19. I am trying not to, but I really need a break to...

    I am trying not to, but I really need a break to do some flying.......but need a plane to fly :rolleyes:

    I'm resigned to the fact that it will be done when it's done and will most lekely not be...
  20. Some more wing progress. I am using Ultra cote...

    Some more wing progress.
    I am using Ultra cote brushed aluminum, and aluminum foil tape.

    Alternating the grain with the covering pops the individual panels.

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    Use a CG couculator to determine the CG, never...

    Use a CG couculator to determine the CG, never rely on the manual.

    TB
  22. Bottom of the wing is completed. I am doing...

    Bottom of the wing is completed.

    I am doing individual panels.

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    I did both sides at the same time using the pattern from one to the other.

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  23. Pitot tube and air inlet are completed so the...

    Pitot tube and air inlet are completed so the wing is ready to cover.

    I used the Pitot tube from the prototype and I used a bullet connector so I can remove the tube during transport and setup. I...
  24. Here is some more info on the gun alignment ...

    Here is some more info on the gun alignment

    In aerial gunnery, gun harmonisation, convergence pattern, convergence zone, convergence point or boresight point refers to the aiming of fixed guns or...
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    Dremel at HD has some that work great, also any...

    Dremel at HD has some that work great, also any tap will have a counter sink on the end for the size you are using.

    TB
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