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Old 10-19-2017, 02:05 PM
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I think he is ok. The plans could be updated (crisper) as they are old school. Also I wish he would have added pictures in his instructions. Other than that it is just like building a top flight kit etc. of course you are at the mercy of the laser cutter unless you cut the templates yourself.

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Bob
Old 01-19-2018, 01:31 PM
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Hi Glenn

I just located your build thread and wanted to thank you for the details on the building board. I have just purchase the Ziroli P51 and am setting up for the build. Your pictures are great and help tremendously.

Thanks again

Rick
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I just saw this build thread. I built this plane for my son many years ago. It was a lot work but fun too. I did build a number of scale exhausts. This was a learning experience as there aren’t many places that can or will make bends in small tubing as required in this. I made my own out of stainless steel and TIG welded the whole system. It was very functional and fit within the cowl. The hard part is insulating the heat and separating it from the motor heat.

we had a 5.8 hotrod motor based on the Sachs crankshaft. The prop drive was the weak point and busted a couple of expensive spinners. The exhaust allowed over 8000 rpm so balance was important.

Overall the build went well. Be careful of excess weight. When you glass this plane it can build up very fast. I carefully finished the frameup so there was almost no filler required. We used a powered aluminum finish so the There was almost no weight in the final color.

Ill try and dig dig up some pictures. He still has the plane.
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Hi Glen, do you have any pics on the wing build? im not too sure how rib 1 goes in, is it straight too like the rest of the ribs? im a new builder of these planes from ziroli but im doing good on the rest of the wing so far. Could you help me out on this step? Much appreciated, Gary White
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This thread might help?
Bob
My new Ziroli 98" P-51 build
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Thanx Bob that helped out, much appreciated
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Hey Bob how is the laser cutting business going?
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Still busy cutting, so well.
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