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Old 08-15-2011, 11:13 AM
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Nice Wildcat Jim!!!!!
Like the colors!!
Old 08-15-2011, 04:33 PM
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The paint and body work is done. The plane is back together with new servos and ESC installed. I am waiting on the new motor to arive and it will be complete.

I also plan to add the Park Flyer Plastics cowl, canopy and drop tanks when they arrive.

I know the paint isn't perfect and I used the ''it looks close'' method of scaling stripes and lettering. But it should be easier to see and it doesn't look like every other Parkzone Wildcat.
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Great job man!!
wat paints did you use?
thanks
Old 08-15-2011, 05:32 PM
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I primed the whole plane with Valspar gray primer from Lowes, and the colors are Testors Model Master spray cans. The tricky part of the whole deal is not removing paint with masking tape when you are masking for a second color.

I would take strips of blue 3Mtape and stick them to my shirt before using them to reduce the adhesive. This helped, but I still had to touch up a few spots where the paint pulled off with the tape. Just work slow and be readyto do at least some touchup work.

Now, starts therepaint on my Trojan. I didn't crash it, I justwant a paint scheme with alittle more color.

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Use Green FROG tape!!!
Works great!
Old 08-18-2011, 06:37 PM
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Enjoying everybody's contribitions. Just enjoyed a great flying experience with the Wildcat this last weekend. With the exception of a mysterious snap rolling phenomena the little ship with its new experimental "JUST FLY AT ANY ALTITUDE" prop provided really great performance in mile high density air.

It turns out that the GWSEP 108O6P 10X8 SLOW FLYER PROP (6) that performs perfectly in sea level density air is flying faster at higher altitude and is evidently being overstressed in tight high G inside square corners. Softening the corners works well to avoid the snap rolls. The automatic variable pitch characteristics of these props might prove to be my ultimate "JUST FLY AT ANY ALTITUDE" props if they will hold together and I can remember to not yank the
stick too hard at low altitude.

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Old 09-15-2011, 07:26 PM
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[sm=lol.gif][sm=cry_smile.gif] ULTIMATE VARIABLE PITCH PROP?

Just completed testing the GWSEP1080B 10X8 BLACK prop at an air density over two miles high. Performance was very similar to sea level. With proper trim snap rolls are not an issue in any maneuvers. The flexible prop blades seem to adjust to any altitude well enough to now make it possible to confidently claim that this prop is my favorite Wildcat "Just Fly At Any Altitude" prop. The F4F is over two ounces lighter than my old "War Weary Wildcat," has a 30 Amp ESC, and uses 25 to 28 C 1500 - 1800 mAh 3 cell batteries.

To enjoy a little extra strength insurence against losing a blade in flight I have thought about adding a little carbon fiber tow CA glued around the blades near the hub unless someone knows some reason why that might be a bad idea.

Let's hear some more war stories.

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This is a great Wildcat thread. Here are my contributions:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sw6cePZM1Ao http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCJ75HABDeo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CPlDMimLPU
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So sorry but, I fell in Love with the F4F Wildcat from BlitzRC (FMS?):




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No need to apologize. That is a sweet looking plane! Do you have any video of it in flight?
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http://www.bananahobby.com/6-ch-blit...html#navImages
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Thanks man!
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I can't believe they discontinued making this plane
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I had a friend sell me one that belonged to a friend of his for a whopping $40.00 in near mint condition. I like it so much I bought it's sister ship the "Gunfighter" P-51 from Parkzone. The P-51 is a WHOLE lot faster than the Wildcat!!!
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Originally Posted by Chucksolo69 View Post
I had a friend sell me one that belonged to a friend of his for a whopping $40.00 in near mint condition. I like it so much I bought it's sister ship the "Gunfighter" P-51 from Parkzone. The P-51 is a WHOLE lot faster than the Wildcat!!!
I wish I could get a Wildcat for only $40!!!!
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This is still one of if not the best Parkflyer ever!

hhttps://youtu.be/ln5BXIfNSgs
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Nice Job !!
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Thank you!
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GB, good to see you still enjoying modeling. The included quoted message keeps coming up when I try to watch your movie. Video player error message.

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My "Cats" are both set up on two (2) independent transmitter systems for operational and backup trainer missions. I like to use larger diameter lower pitch props to slow the ships down during training sessions. Yes, they are great planes.

Please keep up the good missions you are flying, but check your six! We are on the winning side!

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Old 03-29-2015, 02:01 PM
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That is a very cool picture!
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Default ParkZone F4F Wildcat Canopy??

My son crashed his F4F wildcat recently. Although the Parkzone F4F has been "discontinued" we were able to find many of the parts necessary for a rebuild. The only piece still needed is the canopy.
If anyone has a canopy they want to part out, we're interested.

Also, if anyone knows the type of foam used in this bird, please provide the name. We may have to craft our own.

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