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P-39 by ESM

Old 10-06-2010, 05:07 PM
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ESM has their new P-39 listed on their web site now. It's hard to see much detail from it, but I like the paint scheme. Looks like they have it all setup with retracts and a spinner too.

Here's the link: [link=http://www.esmmodel.com/inc/Enproductdetail.asp?productid=215]ESM P-39[/link]

Hopefully Tomas will post some more information on it

Looks like a good candidate for an electric motor so you can hide everything in the cowl.


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Old 10-06-2010, 05:32 PM
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what do you want to know?
Old 10-06-2010, 05:58 PM
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Alan,

Just trying to find out how the flaps are setup and the nose gear arrangement. They usually have a PDF of the manual on their web site, but the link does not work so I can't see how it's constructed.



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Old 10-06-2010, 07:12 PM
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Yes, that is very nice!
Looks like they have done a good job. I like the shape and the whole overall look. U/C and all.[sm=thumbs_up.gif][sm=thumbs_up.gif]

And a good candidate for electric as mentioned.

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Old 05-15-2011, 05:50 PM
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Anyone flown this plane (ESM P-39)yet ??
Old 05-16-2011, 07:24 AM
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Just started assembling mine last weekend. Got the cockpit installed, rudder, motor and battery tray all set. Used an extra spinner from my H9 P-51 for it as it's the right size. Cut the tip off and glued in a cannon too. Will post photos soon.



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Old 05-17-2011, 07:39 AM
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Finally started on the P-39. I installed the cockpit kit first to make sure I wouldn't have to move anything. As usual Ty did a great job on the kit

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Old 05-17-2011, 09:05 AM
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I used an old spinner from my Hanger 9 P-51, drilled out the end and installed a cannon. Looks pretty close to the real plane. Need to trim it a little.

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Old 05-17-2011, 09:25 AM
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Nose gear fits in nicely and I was even able to make a door using the cowl section that would have been cut away otherwise.


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Old 05-18-2011, 07:51 AM
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Got the batteries stuffed up front behind the firewall. Hopefully I won't have to add too much weight to the tail to get the CG right.



Not much I can move back except the air tank and receiver pack. Should be able to check the CG tonight to see how close I am. Looks like I might get this finished for the weekend and do a test flight. Not too much left to finish except the rudder servo and nose steering servo installation. Both are pretty easy installs and shouldn't take too long, then install the receiver and test all the contol throws.



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Old 05-18-2011, 08:54 AM
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Great work Jeff...
I've considered getting one (although lord knows I don't need another plane).
My decision hinges on you.
It would be great to see some video of her flying.
Thanks! [8D]
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The P-39 has always been a plane I liked. I had a World Models one for a while, but it wasn't very scale. Flew great. The P-39 wasn't a glamorous warbird, but was a pretty advanced design for it's time considering all the warbirds were tail draggers and much larger. I always wanted a great looking tri-gear warbird and never cared much for the T-28 or T-34, plus both of therse were really trainers anyway.

Should be a good flyer with all the weight on the wing making if more stable. Hope it is a good one



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Old 05-18-2011, 09:19 PM
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What is your power setup?
Old 05-19-2011, 07:23 AM
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Going with my standard power source:

Eflite Power 160 on 2x 6S 5800 packs (12S) using a Castle 110HV ESC. Prop will be a 20-10.

I have had great success with this setup on other planes and had this one laying around from my old Hanger 9 P-51.

Just got everything installed last night and now just need to balance the plane.



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Old 05-19-2011, 07:25 AM
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Stuck a pilot in to see how he looked too. A little large, but nice

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Did you find any inconsistancies in mounting the wing?? I mounted mine last night and found that once I had the wing centered, the side of the flap for the left side was about 3/16" closer to the fuse than the other one. Seems the flaring on the body was out a little. You could even notice the panel lines were off from each other. Just wondering if you ran into the same stuff.

Will you be posting a video of the maiden??

PS, Cockpit looks great!
Old 05-19-2011, 08:42 AM
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My wing was perfect. I was actually pleased as I have had other ESM wings that required some effort to get the aligned. This one fit great.



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Couple more shots of the plane so far:

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Looking forward to the overall weight, and to see the flight video.
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The plane seems very light for some reason. The wings are not as heavy as other planes this size. Not sure why? I will get you a weight once I get the CG set and balanced.


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Boy they really screwed the pooch with the angle of that front gear. I'm praying darrel comes out with one at the proper rake forward. Otherwise she looks great!
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Boy they really screwed the pooch with the angle of that front gear. I'm praying darrel comes out with one at the proper rake forward. Otherwise she looks great!
If you were to lengthen the gear to get the nose up to be more scale, you might run into a problem with the wheel hitting the back wall when it retracts. I was hoping to alter mine, but once I took a look at what I was dealing with, I decieded against it. [&o]
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The nose wheel was not fully extended in the photos. I didn't have any air in the system and I think it would move a little more forward. Probably not enough to make is fully scale, but good enough for me. I also think the photo doesn't show the "real" angle as it looks pretty close to me. Still the best looking P-39 available at this time. I sure hope someone starts making larger electric retracts. The Eflite electreic gear would be great if they were larger. They have some nice tri-gear setups that would be perfect for this plane, but are too small.



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Jeff,

Thyere are a few companies out that now make electric pin drive adaptors for air gear...Could be worth looking into
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Yeah, Down and Locked do that, but $$$

It would be nice if the Eflite line just gets larger



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