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Old 06-20-2022, 11:27 AM
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Stuff!

PM the Ziroli F4U.

Finished installing the new 'air lines' in the wing.



Never seen an 'air router' like this one.



Glad I tested all moving surfaces after the 'belly landing'; one broken flap hinge.



Able to route out the brass tubes that hold the Robart hinge.



All better.



One of the cowl mounts nuts came loose, again, so I used a 'blind nut' and JB weld.



Replaced the CF prop with a Xoar prop. Now getting 6,400 RPM's. Much better than the CF prop of 7,100 RPM's.



Bought these CF props 'online'.



The wood has more mass.



Plus more pitch along the length of the prop.



Ready for the next flight.



Used the old B-25 wing bags for the corsair.



Two cowl mounts rebuilt on the TF P-47 ARF.



Trailer shelf fixed.



One of the plane storage stands needed repair. Dremel used to cut elbow into 3 parts, some heat and pliers removed the damaged elbow.



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June 22-26, Warbird airshow at Lunkin airport, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Miles:30

Probably built in the 30's.



B-29.













B-24.











AT-6.






Old 06-24-2022, 10:30 AM
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June 24: local flying at one of my clubs.
Miles: 20

Got number 2-4 flights on the Ziroli F4U.
You know you're getting old when you only get one plane 'out' and fly it only 3 times!
























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Club meeting night at one of my local clubs.







Got a couple flights on my 13 year old Ziroli SBD.





Very cool.
It appeared that landing can be challenging: might be easier to just land in the grass with the gear 'up'.



Comes in a nice 'carrying case'.











Once a year auction where members bring 'stuff' they no longer 'want' and all proceeds go to a local charity.



'Chopper' flying area.









Club meeting.



Earlier in the day I went to my other club, took 2 planes but flew none!

Servo mount loose in the Ziroli F4U.



Flap servo twitch in the TF P-47. While replacing the servo, noticed the gear mount was loose.


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HI, I read your tread while waiting for a battery to charge up.
I enjoy looking at your pics and comments.
Have a great summer.
cheers - ken
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More 'local field' flying.

Flew the Ziroli F4U after epoxying the air valve mount.

Had to reduce the aileron 'throws' on the TF P-47 as they were too 'sensitive'.

Puzzle question: I took off 2 times but landing 3 times. How did I do that?




Did some PM at home.
Tried to charge the 2nd of 2 batteries in the F4U when the servos starting moving due to the batteries being on to the receiver.
Figured the 'soft' switch was bad but nada. Couldn't re-bind it either.
Finally, replaced the receiver and, after binding, all's 'good'.
First time I've had a receiver go 'bad' especially 200 dollar ones!
Glad it happened on the 'ground'!



Nice video on Bob Hoover:




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