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Old 03-08-2019, 10:04 PM
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When I lived in Washington my cousin lived in Covington, loved it out there.

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Old 03-09-2019, 11:48 AM
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PM me you email address and we'll try sending it directly. Covington has changed a lot in the past 20 years. a lot of new homes.

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I am getting an error trying to open the file.

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Old 03-10-2019, 09:51 PM
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Last week I got awaited package. Now Im thinking about the right warbird. One of the options is get back to my La-5FN and finish the new fuselage another one is TF P-47.
Why I see the Saito FG60 with the Keleo ring mufflers? I studied 2, 4stroke and jet engines for 5 years and remember, that any muffler for 4stroke engines is useless without any effect for power of the engine.


Old 03-23-2019, 02:13 AM
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What retracts do you have in your P-47? For Robart user, do not forger mentione if you use electric or air controlled retracts.
Old 04-01-2019, 12:33 AM
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Last day I got the package with Robart retracts. Now Im thiking to purchase also the Eflite one and compare them. The Eflite one would be better due the gear bay doors.
Old 04-19-2019, 07:57 AM
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I wasnt satisfied with the old design of my gunsight Mark 8. It was good when I listed, it was almost 10 years ago, but now I am able to make another one. Better and scale.
Here are some pictures of the design.










Old 10-12-2019, 10:30 AM
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Yesterday I took the TF kit from second hand. The guy who started the project desined the wings and fuselage for China retracts. It would be difficult to replaced them and use the Robart retracts. We will see, if they would be good for this Jug. I prefer the Razorback, going to make the ridge.










Old 10-28-2019, 07:02 AM
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Gunsights Mark 8 are done. They will come with mounting.




Old 11-09-2019, 11:47 AM
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When I was thinking about TopFlite Giant P-47 I wanted the Razorback. That one I took was build as bubble top. A while I was thinking and tried search some bubble top paint scheme I like. But I decided to convert the jug to Razorback. The formers were still in box, well I removed the sheeting and attached the back formers.


Old 11-09-2019, 06:04 PM
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Nice job!
Hard to believe I started this thread 8 years ago. My old girl is still going strong, shes still the pride of my fleet.
Old 11-09-2019, 11:31 PM
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She looks nice! WZ U was on of the paint scheme I like on bubble top. I hope I will have pictures like you have!
Old 11-14-2019, 11:38 AM
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Working on the razor back and fitting the railing for the sliding canopy. It was necessary to add sheeting around the cockpit.



Old 11-19-2019, 10:39 AM
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I am working on the new instrument panel. Here is the picture of the template and instruments layout. Yesterday there was an inspection of the fuselage.




Old 11-20-2019, 10:42 AM
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Sheeting of the back, starting to look like Razorback. There is spacing for the canopy rails. I will add them, when the fuselage will be glassed.


Old 11-28-2019, 10:39 AM
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Here are some actuall shots. Im still working on the back. Now Im not sure how to fill in the gap between the canopy and balsa sheeting. I found the two strips of the balsa, but it would be necessary to add another sheeting. Anybody can advice or post some pictures of the TF P-47 kit?








Old 11-29-2019, 04:59 AM
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Have a look at post #939 in this thread by doomking. Should be pretty easy with scrap balsa and some filler.

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/11355133-post939.html
Old 11-29-2019, 05:24 AM
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Thank you, that it what I want to see!!
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Old 12-07-2019, 11:55 AM
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I try to keep scale shape of the back, so there will be one big sheet of balsa wood behind the canopy.






Old 12-09-2019, 01:07 PM
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Some progress. The back is sanded. I suppose it would be better to make some update on that kit and design new ribs. The top of the back could be covered by 2mm balsa sheets.




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Nice work!
Old 12-10-2019, 11:21 AM
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Thank you!! Here are pictures of the fuselage with the canopy rails. They will be glued when the fuselage will be glassed.



Old 12-17-2019, 10:19 AM
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The belly under wings werent sheeted. I had to find the balsa sheets and tube and cover the belly. Cowl mounting wood blocks added.





Old 12-19-2019, 12:24 PM
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A little more CAD 3D designing. I have the TopFlite cockpit kit for my TF Razorback, but Im not satisfied with the quality and ABS parts. I decided to make some parts for the cokpit. As you probably mentioned the gunsight is done. Last day I did the trim control unit.






Old 12-21-2019, 07:55 AM
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Some simple but necessary parts of the cockpit for today. Turn switch, switch bracket and main switch box.








Old 12-27-2019, 09:59 AM
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Some more 3D designs are done. The pedals took me couple of hours, but the oxygen regulator was quite simple. Now I will make the levers for the mixture quadrant.










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