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    RE: NEW KMP TWIN - Adam Aircraft A500

    Here it goes forward

    to discover the Windows i made a tool to regain it on a fuselage which comes out of the mold

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    RE: NEW KMP TWIN - Adam Aircraft A500

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    RE: NEW KMP TWIN - Adam Aircraft A500

    Looking great superpuma.
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    RE: NEW KMP TWIN - Adam Aircraft A500

    Hi guys

    It looks like I've been lucky enough to get my paws on what I guess is the last untouched kit of the Adam 500 ( huge huge thanks to Alan C at YT ).

    It's my intention to detail it a little more with lights and a decent cockpit similar to my 337 .. see here YT/KMP Cessna 337

    Does anyone have and info on the lighting placements, I cant find too much online?

    As I first fell in love with this aircraft when I saw it in the Miami Vice movie, I've managed to locate Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx (in MV guise) figures, they should be here next week.

    Any help with lighting would be much appreciated!

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    RE: NEW KMP TWIN - Adam Aircraft A500

    Hi

    i searched the www and get a lot of photos...from every direction i want.

    if you send me an email: m-gross@gmx.de then i will send you all my collected photos.

    Best regard

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    RE: NEW KMP TWIN - Adam Aircraft A500

    E-mail sent!!

    Thanks

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    RE: NEW KMP TWIN - Adam Aircraft A500

    Can anyone who's added a cockpit to this thing post any pics you have ? If I add anything decent I may go for a couple of Voys LCD displays.
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    RE: NEW KMP TWIN - Adam Aircraft A500

    I have photos from a Magazine...i can scan them and send to you

    if you want

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    RE: NEW KMP TWIN - Adam Aircraft A500

    Thanks Mathias, got them ok

    Crockett & Tubbs are now ready for their new ride..

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    RE: NEW KMP TWIN - Adam Aircraft A500

    Guys

    A quick question for anyone who's built one of these.. when you fit the ali wing tubes into the centre section and trial fit the booms.. how much wing tube did you have to slide the outer panels over? I only have about 4 inches once I fit the boom, doesn't seem enough??

    Not impressed with this thing at all. Supposed pre-drilled holes don't exist, nothing (& I mean nothing) lines up and one of the retracts is jammed solid [:'(] If I'd paid retail for this it'd be going back [&o]

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    RE: NEW KMP TWIN - Adam Aircraft A500

    Hi

    i would try this:

    messure out how deep the tubes are and try to get a tube which is long enough......

    or you do my way......make your own tube out of carbon and reinforce it with and straight balsapice and be happy.....

    The gear is worse...i Β΄d say ,you look further on in this report, weΒ΄re a italian guy describes what gear he uses.....

    best regards and a happy new year

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    RE: NEW KMP TWIN - Adam Aircraft A500

    Thanks Michael, thats the route I was looking at going down.... something else I have to replace

    I have the same gear as "enzo65", it does look strong enough...havent had time to start stripping it down yet [:@]

    All the best for 2013

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    RE: NEW KMP TWIN - Adam Aircraft A500

    Try Sierra Precision for your gear. They can make an identical match and the quality of their landing gear is awesome. The other option is to send them to Locked and Down and have them convert the stock retracts from pneumatic to electric retracts.
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    RE: NEW KMP TWIN - Adam Aircraft A500

    yes all the compsoite parts...i want not to fly lead through the air...I think i will manage to get the piston one with two os 91 FX with 7 kg MtOW in the air.....Composite means light and strong...but that part is missing in chinise work......like esm etc.....

    at work i have a engine cowl and i stripped it down....what a quality......mastic and color and in the end airbubbles in the composite whrerever you look.....

    okay somethimes you pay an extra price for cheap parts.....

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    RE: NEW KMP TWIN - Adam Aircraft A500

    God whats wrong with this place now??? Can't upload photos (again).. C'mon mods.. this needs sorting [:'(][:'(]
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    RE: NEW KMP TWIN - Adam Aircraft A500

    Aha working again...

    So, as per my previous post nothing fits...but after some serious "adjustments" its starting to look like and airplane....
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    RE: NEW KMP TWIN - Adam Aircraft A500

    My helper though got bored with me shouting at it and decided sleep was a better option....

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    RE: NEW KMP TWIN - Adam Aircraft A500

    Scott - re wing joiners - these are about 440mm long and mine slid inside their allocated space andI didn't epoxy them in as explained below. I left 185mm of each tube protruding from the boom. From memory I think they butted up against a wing former.

    I measured where the securing screw goes as shown picture 37, page 8 of the instruction manual 40mm to wing end (this is supposed to line up with a former inside the wing) and from this measured afurther 50 mm along the tubewhere a second screw was to be installed.

    I then hadsome wooddowel machinedto the inside diameter of the wing joiner tube. I thencut 2 pieces ofthewood doweland epoxied them insideeach tube toallow the securing bolts to line up with the marks at 40mm and 90mm from the tube end at each end - 2 pieces of dowel in each wing tubenear each end.

    Holes were then drilled through the wing into the wing joiner and into the wood inside the tube. From here I tapped 3mm holes and installedtwo by 3mm x 25mm Allen head boltsinto each wing joiner for added security- I didn't want screws straight into aluminium tube - the threads would wear out in no time.

    I did the same again for the inboard part of the wing joiner inboard of the wing boom - 4 Allen bolts into the wood inside each wing former -my reason for doing it this way was to allow forremoval and replacement of the wing tubes should they ever break or be bent.

    I did see inboard fixing of the wing tubeswith epoxyat picture 15, page3- but I chose not to -the above is how I did mine.

    Hope this helps - cheers - maxiemac

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    RE: NEW KMP TWIN - Adam Aircraft A500

    Spot on, thanks mate
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    RE: NEW KMP TWIN - Adam Aircraft A500

    Latest update...

    The issues with the wing joiners have been sorted, anyone else notice how brittle the gelcoat is? [:@] I'm currently making carbon pushrods for the rudders and starting off on a decent cockpit...

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    RE: NEW KMP TWIN - Adam Aircraft A500

    The gelcoat is brittle, the wood is sub-standard, area's of weak glassing, etc... trying to be nice and not bash it too hard. I ran out of steam on mine just trying to get it into reasonable shape, seemed every time I looked at it I could find something wrong. Got tired of fixing things. Maybe I'll get back to it one of these years. Waaay cool plane, and certainly won't see many no matter which field you fly.... but man.. ESM/KMP did no favors to this model with the substandard construction.
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    RE: NEW KMP TWIN - Adam Aircraft A500

    Thanks mate.. glad its not just me! I've had several ESM/YT/KMP models and this is by far the worst ever [:@]

    I've had several events now that have made me wonder if its worth continuing to waste money replacing everything on it but I guess I'll see it through [&o]. Its no fun though when it becomes a chore rather than a hobby....
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    RE: NEW KMP TWIN - Adam Aircraft A500

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    Thanks mate.. glad its not just me! I've had several ESM/YT/KMP models and this is by far the worst ever [:@]

    I've had several events now that have made me wonder if its worth continuing to waste money replacing everything on it but I guess I'll see it through [&o]. Its no fun though when it becomes a chore rather than a hobby....
    I'm still open to trying another ESM plane, with this one being my 1st one from them, been a bit gun shy, but over the years since I've had the A500 I've seen some decent ESM build threads, so they do have some good ones. I'd say this is probably the worse 'ARF' I've had, at least in this size. I've probably mentioned it a couple times, but where I made a wrong south turn was stripping the paint to repaint. Spent so much time filling and sanding pin holes, dips and weak areas in the 'glassing that over time it frankly burned me out. Am holding out hope that one day I can get it done. I've got to give Kudos to those that 'pushed through the wall' and got theirs flying! I've built a lot of nice big planes, but this one took me to task. Keep us posted, hoping you can get yours in the air!
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    RE: NEW KMP TWIN - Adam Aircraft A500

    Heh heh, there may be a few expletives along the way but I'll try
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    RE: NEW KMP TWIN - Adam Aircraft A500

    You'd be amazed at how much paint was used. I found quite a number of areas where paint was used to 'fill' poor construction. I almost think the thick paint job was more to give a number of areas some rigid integrity and help hold the thing together, as deduced from the sub-standard 'glassing I found underneath. Example, its one thing to have a builtup sheeted wing glassed, quite another when the formed glass IS the wing...
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