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Old 02-25-2015, 08:31 AM
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Default brian taylor P-40?

HAS anyone out there in RC land built one of these ?
Old 02-25-2015, 09:43 AM
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Best Brian Taylor P-40 build I have seen: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1253987
Old 02-26-2015, 01:14 PM
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I like the brian taylor design much better than bates , alot less work . I'M going to see if i can
get a set of enlarged plans for the taylor 40 , from 65 inches to 80 .
Old 02-28-2015, 06:27 AM
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Match it up to a Bates @ 82" and use his canopy, cowl, spinner, etc. or check availability elsewhere.
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IVE been informed by bob holman , that these plans are no longer available.

RATS !
Old 02-28-2015, 05:54 PM
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They are no longer available from Holman but should be readily available from Traplet.

http://us.trapletshop.com/curtiss-p-...ttyhawk-6525-2
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chad , thanks for the return PM , i dont think b holman has a cad , on the BT P-40
, BUT i think i'm going to take the plans some where and have them enlarged , whenever i get arround to it.

tally ho

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Old 03-04-2015, 10:28 AM
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The Jerry Bates P40 plans are pretty good and very scale, you can get laser parts and accessories for it a lot easier than re-sizing for no accessories.
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the bates is ALOT more work and money than the taylor, i'm in the process of building the BATES MKV and the plans are
full of mistakes , but ive managed to fix most of them , there is no listing for a cowl on the bates site, besides
the price of fiberglass cowls has gone INSANE !! the sepp tempest cowl is almost 100 bucks from the uk, the taylor typhoon
and taylor corsair cowl both from traplet are well over 75 bucks . im guessing if there is a bates 40 cowl , its close to
100.00 . the fuse on the taylor is 3 times easier to build than the bates. i stay away from bates , ziroli , and vailly because their
too labor intensive . just too many things going on.
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I have built the Bates P40B and it was not so bad, the fuselage was hard because of the strip plankings, I had to make my own CAD files sins no laser parts were available and I was just learning to use CAD. However I have built both Taylor (Spitfire MK9 83" plans) and some of the Bates designs and to tell you both were equally tough. Some +s and -s for both designs but nothing preventing anyone from building a fine flying model.

Just so you know, what your getting into, you will make it harder enlarging plans then having to modify what is needed for the stock wood (unless you like cutting stock wood) or modify it on CAD files for the laser cut wood to fit. Enlarging plans also increases the tolerance errors in parts.
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i hear what your saying , always willing to listen. and yes when plans are enlarged they can change dimension. and you come
out with odd relationships between parts. may do the bates , but i dont see a cowl available , it might be built up.on the plans.

mabey you have a link to a cowl for the bates , mabey fiberglass specialties? i could try em .

tally ho have a goody 190
Old 03-05-2015, 09:17 AM
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There is a chin cowl available for both P40B/C and P40D from Jerry Bates, canopy, scale spinners etc. Cowls are not $100 either, now it can cost that much if it goes overseas from USA. Not trying to steer you from what you want to do just trying to help you achieve your goal the easiest possible way. Good luck with your project.
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The only thing I wish SVX had done additional in his build thread that Chad linked to above (part 1 of that thread here on RCU http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/rc-w...or-p-40-a.html
is include a little more detail on adding the retracts and the mods he did to the wings. The BT plan is for a fixed gear setup with no mention of retracts.
Old 03-06-2015, 07:15 AM
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i did notice the 4 way mixing valve ,for the retracts , did he get that from century jet? wonder where i can get one of these?
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Have you thought abiout Vic RC for glass parts and going with the P40 B ?
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i'll tell ya LDM , i got the plans for the BT P-40 and not impressed , other builders have done a nice job with this plane, but
the wing looks kinda odd to me , very thin at the end of the a rons , and thin overall , i think thats why it was never kitted.

the 40B is cool , actually has a sleeker nose than the other variants. , but i dont know what i'll do at this point.
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Agree with you 100% , I have the BT plane for a Hellcat and Corsair also not impressed .
Old 03-12-2015, 06:38 AM
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i've got the 82 inch corsair wood kit , the plans are good on that , but the cat is , im sure , like the 40 , small wingspan and
, just a really old plan . the 72 inch typhoon , is a good plan also . bob holman does a nice laser cutting job.

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