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Old 08-31-2010, 06:31 AM
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Default RE: TF GS P47 Build - yeah another bloody one!!

thanks Mick, spoke to Ron about them, apprantly SA ones can still be sourced from the orginal supplier. He is getting me a couple of sets in. Will save that link though as it will be handy
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Old 09-03-2010, 07:26 AM
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Bad news. My schedule has changed for the weekend. I won't be able to participate in the Warbird Meet. I'll have one afternoon to go visit however.
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Old 09-05-2010, 05:24 PM
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Default RE: TF GS P47 Build - yeah another bloody one!!

no work on the P47 but have been getting through a few jobs on the seafury, fixed the tiller arm problem on the tail gear and have refitted that unit plus rigged new pull pull cables.

Had to cut an access hatch in the rear fuz as one of the T-nuts fell out and had to be reinserted. So have fabricated a fiberglass hatch out of 5 layers of 6 ounce cloth, that is curing at present and should be ready for sanding back by end of the week.

Then just need to conversion parts for the G62. Hope those arrive soon,.

Back to the 47 then
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Here's my attempt to recreate the P-47D flown by 1st Leu. Edwuard Powell. Still lacking gear doors and the Georgia Peach II nose art on the cowling. THanks for looking!

Patrick "Bubs" Ash
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Old 09-06-2010, 05:12 PM
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nice mate

the blonde is pretty nice too hehe
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Thanks peter! What size prob hub are yall usin' and from what manufacturer? Need to get one on order this week!
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it was from Aerotech I think, not sure what the size is but is for a G62
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home sick yesterday so had a bit of a potter in the garage on the Seafury in between coughing my lungs up [:'(]

Removed the engine mounts as the soft mount rubbers had gone gooey. Got new ones on the way. I'm using Scale Aviation soft mount system and you only get about 3 years out of the soft grade. The ones on the way are medium grade so should get a bit more life without sacrificing the anti-vibration properties too much.

Now while I was at it I thought I would check the fuel tank as something Spitmad said a while back rang an alarm bell in me. He had said his 96" spit went dead stock as the clunk line had gone to the front of the tank and stayed there. Hence when he was pulling vertical the engine starved and quit on him.

so out came my tank and sure enough my clunk was jammed in the front of the tank.

As I had a couple of Dubro 32 oz tanks in stock I decided to fit a whole new tank and plumbing. I now have two clunk system with brass tubing going up to the stopper. There is of course some tygon tubing on each end of the brass tube to allow it to go up and down. One of the clunks feeds the carby, the other is fill/drain that goes to the fuel valve. 3rd goes up to the top of the tank and is the overflow/vent.

I'm happier with this set up as the clunks will now always be at the rear and cant twist etc.

Got onto Glens models in Scotland, the carb bend and electronic igntion are on the way so hope to have them next week.

Might do a little P47 work later if I'm up to it but have to go see the Dr and get something for my chest.
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Hi Pete

Got a day off so just surfing Sorry you are under the weather and hope you are better sone. Not much hear just the hands [>:](need new ones) oh well it is what it is.

Weather has broken for the better this am so may get out to do a few circuits

Cheers Bob T
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Hey Devil

I used a Tru-Turn 11/2 A type prop hub with a home made washer See Pic, starting on the left std washer that came with my 62, next in pkg is the washer that fits the inside of the hub (did not like this so) next is the homade washer all one piece started with a chunck of 2" alum bar stock finished OD 1.9 step fits the hub back surface has about .002 cup in it.
Tryed the smaller one and did not like the looks secound pic is how it looks, sorry I don't have a close up

Cheers Bob T
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Old 09-08-2010, 03:38 PM
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Default RE: TF GS P47 Build - yeah another bloody one!!

Hey guys, got a question!

sorry if this has been discussed! I've got and built this great P-47.....It flies great and I'm very pleased. However, I'm always having to pour lots of down trim once I'm airborne. I don't like to land with all of the down trim in the elevator so I usually take most of it out. take off with level elev trim.

NOW, MY QUESTION.
I don't remember the plans saying anything about using down incidence in the engine install. Did you guys who are flying this outstanding warbird put down thrust in the engine during the build? I'm flying her with a G-62 and she is perfectly balanced. The CG is exactly where the plans call for, and she flies like she's on a rail once trimmed. But I have to trim lots of down every flight once airborne.

THANKS FOR THE INPUT................

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Hi Pete

Got a day off so just surfing Sorry you are under the weather and hope you are better sone. Not much hear just the hands [>:](need new ones) oh well it is what it is.

Weather has broken for the better this am so may get out to do a few circuits

Cheers Bob T
thanks Bob, still crook, got a nasty chest infection and Doc has me on antibiotics. Gotta say that Doc is the hottest Dr I have ever seen. Man she is yummy!

cheered up my day anyway hehehe
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Pete maybe you will need to see the doc more often[sm=tongue_smile.gif]
Cheers mate

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HEY BOB, TOM, OZ SOMEBODY.................HOW ABOUT READING MY POST ABOVE AND GIVING ME SOME HELP!!!!


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Ron, dunno as I have not flown mine yet. As a guess I would say your incidnence is out, check stab and main wing.

Do tests. Straight and level flight, pull power what does it do?
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Pete maybe you will need to see the doc more often[sm=tongue_smile.gif]
Cheers mate

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HEY BOB, TOM, OZ SOMEBODY.................HOW ABOUT READING MY POST ABOVE AND GIVING ME SOME HELP!!!!


CAPTAIN RON
Sorry Ron I've been away. Mine flies with a little down trim. I just thought it was a slight tail heavy. You can't go by a certain number for balance. all planes are not created equal. You can try and move one of your batteries back till your down trim is gone. In my case I like the little down trim cause I need to add some power on landing and I like the extra control it gives me. I fly with my plane set for level flight all the time I never take it out. Hope that helps.
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Get well soon Pete.

We have a Dr. Oz here in the States. I don't think he would cure what ails you tho. My wife thinks he's good looking but I don't.
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TOM, OZ,

Thanks for the feedback........I'll go back and check everything again. I'm just using way too much down trim for straight and level flight. After take off at level trim, I have a real nose up attitude to deal with. Lots and lots of down trim finally puts her into level flight. Have to take it out before landing or I run out of elev when trying to flair for landing.



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when I built mine I made sure I had 1 deg down thrust on the mount, but with the rubber mounts I used I can thghten/ loosen abit as needed.

I did balance my bird 1/4 inch nose hevey so I don't have any down trim, this is good or bad depending on your landing technique, as I get better at my landings I will most likly take some of my nose wieght out.

Hope this helps

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Thanks Bob,

That really helps...........I'm gonna add 1 degree of down thrust in the G-62 and move the CG forward 1/8 inch. I'll see where that takes me.


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A sweet flying 47 I'll bet[sm=thumbs_up.gif]
Cheers Bob T
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Hey Ron. I goofed. I meant to say move the batteries forward not backward. Sorry.[&o]
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LOL...............[sm=lol.gif]


Got it Tom, read into it what I thought you meant anyway.

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