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Old 03-27-2008, 04:56 PM
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Loftt...I hope you don't go electric on these size planes. You sure can, but this is one thread where I will stress the attraction of the sound and fury of a real "model airplane engine". No offense to the electric crowd at all, in fact, I would like to pick up one of these little aerobat packages to keep things fresh. I just think a warbird deserves a somewhat louder, smoking, piston engine (nice and greasy also). Thanks again for your post, and I hope to here you on the thread! -Eric

If I had any success in leaning you toward glow, try the O.S. AX series. You will need a reliable motor on a P-38, and I think the P-38
guru here (Scaledail) promoted that. He may help you.

Your posted pic with dad is awesome, and the link shows a nice P-38 (my favorite next to the Corsair), I just like a balsa plane!

Old 03-28-2008, 08:33 AM
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I hear you regarding the appeal for glow power. It will be a difficult decision that I will have to make early on. I have a Hanger 9 Camel that is electric. I have been very happy with it, but is a bit strange to "see" it fly by and only hear the wistle of the wind through the flying wires.

Ampeater, just out of curiosity, what are you powering your P-38 with? Axi motors? What is your expected AUW?

Anyone else, what 4-stroke engines are recommended?

Thanks.
Old 03-29-2008, 08:37 PM
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I have a bunch of plastic parts I made for the Royal P-38, see the first picture, I have 4 kits in stock. You can cut a lot of that wood out and replace it with lighter plastic.

Flew my Royal Corsair again today, this was not a Royal kit but I built it from the Royal plans. I got a new aluminum cowl on ebay for $10 and started! I used all light ply throughout the build, even the main spar, but I laminated it with carbon fiber. It has many options that you don't normally see on a 1/8 scale plane, most of you know all about it so I won't go into detail. Here are some frames from the video and a link to the vid.

[link=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nw6jHRF1gz4]Royal Corsair Video[/link]
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Old 03-30-2008, 07:27 AM
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Thanks for the post Black sheep-1. I am sure that picture of your great one is worth another 9000 hits here! Particularly nice for all to know that this is NOT a hangar queen and flies very well. Nice landing in the new Video! We've got to practice our scalemasters landings...ha ha (and split esses)! Wow, you have 4 of my P-38 fav's (save me one for after the Corsair adventure).
Old 03-30-2008, 07:33 AM
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Loftt, I don't know about 4-stokes for this one, I would guess a .70 to .90. Boy, the sound of two four strokes resonating on this thing is making me sweat (not in a bad way)! Beautifull looking in the bare balsa. Would you capture those pics in a post to make sure people see it? Thanks- Eric
Old 03-31-2008, 03:02 PM
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Here are the pics referenced in one of my previous posts.
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Old 03-31-2008, 11:33 PM
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That is really nice Loftt. Thank you for making it more obvious to readers here. Balsa..hmm..balsa! I want to say Viva las Vegas, ala Elvis, but Viva la Balsa will do!

I must add: that forrested view is tremendous! It looks like heaven for a shop, even if you didn't have dozens of nice models hanging all around! Is there a control line "Walker Fireball" in there somewhere[joking]

p.s. this site still doesn't have a good spell check. I think that must get done, I am usually good but I don't know about forrested for
instance (hope spelling is right, I care). I am not lazy, but I hate to bring out my dictionary every time.

Also, according to Ricky Ricardo "Lucy, you have a lots of sanding to do"!

I hope everyone notes the offer on plastic parts for this model. He's good. It is OK to fore go the blocks sometimes, but the God of balsa carving may strike you! Ha ha ha! Really though, nice parts there it looks like to me, and you're forgiven for not shaping that part yourself (kinda).
Old 04-02-2008, 07:09 AM
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hi,

thank's for the compliments , yes its masking tape on the canopy as I didnt finished the radio installation I prefer to have some protection ( I made more damage on my planes at home than when flying... )

I will have more pics later with the three blades prop & spinner and a video
Old 04-02-2008, 07:14 AM
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Hi REAPERGRIM,

I saw your Corsair pics & video and appreciate it very much , it is only 1/8 scale as my Marutaka Zero ( you can see in this thread ) and you did a wonderfull work , the construction video you made is a top, as is the flight
I would like to fly with you as we have the same scale !
Old 04-02-2008, 10:48 AM
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Yes, Grim Reaper has perhaps the best 1/8th scale corsair ever built. If there is a better one, I haven't seen it! He flies it nicely as well. -Eric
Old 04-03-2008, 11:29 AM
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Loftt, yes they're AXIs, 2826-10, they'll pull about 550 watts each. Spring-air retracts. It's glassed and I'm covering it with 3" aluminum tape from Harbor Freight and my AUW should be about 8 pounds. Since this is my first twin I went electric to keep the simplicity and reliability up.

I got a little side tracked from it, but now that my Platt FW-190 is about finished, this one should fly this summer.

I'll attach a couple more pics. I designed my own fowler flaps since I built it with removable wing panels. I used Luke's cowl, cockpit kit and plastic. The pic isn't too good, but they're top shelf parts and I'd highly recommend them.
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Old 04-03-2008, 11:53 AM
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That is nice ampeater, thanks for the pictures, and info
Old 04-03-2008, 01:10 PM
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ORIGINAL: scale dail

Summer 1971. now get your carving knive and go back to the workbench! flying season is coming!
I wanted that $99.00 Cessna 182 Kit so bad I was sick. A senior in high school at that time. Worrying about the Vietnam war, and starting to college, I just couldn't afford it.
I built a lot of Royal kits back than and I spent a lot of time waiting to see what kits they would sell next. By the time I thought I could afford that big 182, Royal dropped it.
I think it was produced by Aviomodelli. I eventually found one for sale from a guy that had built part of it. and didn't do a very good job. I still have it somewhere in the attic.
seeing that ad brought back memories. We didn't have the web. It was years to find out what was new, and even longer before they ended up on our shores.
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Old 04-03-2008, 01:51 PM
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I like some of these nostalgia posts, heart warming!
Old 04-07-2008, 08:06 PM
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Hey Riddle, I finally got the Staggerwing in the air. Man it flew nice. I figured the landing would be hot though. After four tries I just had to fly it in to the wheels and then chop the throttle. Any speed above stall she just floated along. I don't fly scale very often, it took a little getting used to on turns with rudder and elevator. I'm sure the more I fly it the more comfortable I'll get with it .
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Thanks for that Moto-x, I (and probably all of us), love to here of flying these crazy anachronisms. A lot of courage required, congratulations! Try to get a good Utube video done (not easy videography). Reapergrim flew his wonderfull scale Corsair recently, and very successfully (video on Utube). These moments are what it is all about!
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When I get a little more comfortable with it I will try to get video. I do have one of me flying my Ultimate bipe on putfile.com. Look up tonys ultimate if you would like to see it.
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Does anyone know where the CG is on the Royal P38?
Old 04-24-2008, 04:01 PM
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Isn't it on the plan lloft? I don't have the Royal p-38 plan. 25 to 30 percent MAC is usually a good start, for conventional acft. One can move it back to suit flying preference later, but obviously start forward. Someone should have more accurate or pertinent suggestions here.
Old 04-25-2008, 02:43 AM
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I have seen the question, but I will have to get time to pull my 38 down to see where the CG is at. I know someone will beat me to it.
Old 04-25-2008, 05:13 AM
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It's got to be in front of the main gear, or it'd be a twin tail dragger!

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Hmmm..I appreciate the humour Fokker (thats funny in itself), maybe not the accuracy he's looking for. Yea, CG on a trike will definitely put it in front of the main gear.

Scale Dail, I have bought you time for a major archeological dig for his answer..Lol. Maybe Dick Bong's inseam as well.[)]
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Looks to be 4" from the LE at the fuse.

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Cool. Thanks.
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Was thinking it would be constrained by the gear at the rear, and the 25% MAC in the front........humor was a bonus

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