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Old 12-18-2014, 01:10 PM
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through RC mate
Old 12-18-2014, 03:33 PM
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I just caught up on everything. Not been getting my notifications. RCU seems slow.

Been busy building my Sukhoi. Still waiting on Wing Tube sockets or the Camel. Got a 9 to 5 starting in January so the building is going to slow down for me.

Pete, get some pictures of your antenna mount. I'm having a hard time visualizing what you're doing.

CRJDrivers plane is awesome. I'll have to get up to Owatonna some day and fly with those guys. They have some really nice planes there. My 47 would be just average there.
Old 12-18-2014, 04:57 PM
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Hi Pete.

Couldn't see you dealing with those useless buggers at Xtreme. They took 9 weeks to get me some servos this time last year. You should've heard some of the BS excuses they tried on me.

Here are a couple of pics of my latest brocoli box.....



It's a bit of fun and a distictive shape in the sky. I really want a big one of these one day.
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Old 12-18-2014, 07:07 PM
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Tom,
shall do mate

cheers
P
Old 12-18-2014, 07:11 PM
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Mick,

not to mention their prices, I dont like paying retail for anything

problem these days is no one wants to keep stock, I know I don't. Sales are far too slow these days.

Nice model, fly well? Twins worry me, drop an engine and ....

I'm looking forward to getting the F4U in the air. Simple and easy model.

Off on 3 weeks of leave from about 1 3/4 hours from now. bring that ON!!!!!!

shed time big time.

cheers
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Old 12-21-2014, 05:11 PM
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Tom,
see if this makes sense? Pic attached.

I finally did the socket head screw driver extension only to find out I don't have the #8 x 1" socket head self tapping screws anymore and dubro don't seem to have them listed either

Not sure what I will use now.

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Old 12-21-2014, 08:04 PM
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You can use brass inserts that are threaded on both sides. It is tube like, machine screw on the inside and a coarse thread on the outside. You thread them into the wood like a machine screw. I forget where I got mine from... I think the largest self taping screw I saw was a #6. I'll check our LHS in the next couple of days to see if they have it. If they Do I'll get them and send them to you. Just hold off till I can check.
Old 12-21-2014, 08:44 PM
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http://www.fastener-express.com/sheet-metal-screws.aspx

http://www.microfasteners.com/
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Tom & Dup,
thanks guys.

I found some #6 x 3/4 which were ok in length and yes got the cowl fitted but the metal was so poor that they stripped out very easily.

Got 2 out ok but the others I had to cut out using the dremel and a burr bit. No damage thank goodness but I am now re-evaluating how I am going to mount this blasted cowl.

I'm resigned to the fact I will have screws on the outside.

Perhaps a 3/4 piece of hardwood epoxied in where the cowl mounting blocks would go but have it shaped on an angle like the mounting blocks.

Then a button top screw in from the outside into the wood.

Bah thought I was close.

me
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Well bucket loads from that supplier, thanks mate.

Maybe I should order some and see how they perform?
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The only thing about the screw/s they seam to vib loose, so I have cone to the plastic inserts for each size and rubber backed croned washers I went with MC master carr for a supplier only thing you have to buy a box of 100, but the way I go through hardware thar is not a big deal

Cheers Bob T
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Well after reading my last post guess I was a bit tired

so for tonite Mary Christmas to all.

Cheers bob T
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Good night Bob. Merry Christmas.
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Night Bob and Merry Christmas!

Well spent about 8 hours today fart arsing about.

New mounting system devised.

See photos. Screws are a bit short, think I need 3/4 inch x #8

Major fiddling and grinding out bits inside the cowl that were in the way.

Not finished yet but the hard bits are done. Just to line it all up them do pilot holes on the cowl flaps etc.

Photos Bob, look photos for you and of progress, serious progress.

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Old 12-23-2014, 04:38 AM
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Looking good...
Old 12-23-2014, 01:50 PM
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Pete +1 what he said


Cheers Bob T
Old 12-23-2014, 08:55 PM
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Pete looks good... wishing you a Merry Christmas from Southern Minnesota, USA

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It's the morning of Christmas Eve here in Indiana. That means it's Christmas Eve on the other side of the world.

It's been a long time since I started building my 47. You on this thread were my first internet friends and are still my friends. I must be getting older cause I'm starting to reflect back on all the things I learned from here. It's made me a better builder.

More then that I appreciate your friendships. Thanks for being great people.

Merry Christmas Everyone
Tom
Old 12-27-2014, 03:18 PM
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G'day Tom,
sorry mate had a busy Christmas and only just on here now. I agree with all you have said and can honestly say during all my difficulties in life over last few years the friends on here have really helped to keep me moving on and to rebuild my life.

So here is a glass raised to all of you.

Merry Christmas to all, Happy New Year and here is to good mates no matter where they may live.

cheers
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What Santa brought me ...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zME2...uzgpBPPPWW1ToQ
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Nice Pete I am sure you will have a ball with it, let's see a vid of it flying next

Cheers Bob T

P S Santa brought me a G/P 78" extra 300 but it wont be hear till next week
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will do mate.

That extra will keep you out of mischief.

Back to the 47 cowl mounts...
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Santa was good to you. That Corsair looks fantastic. Wifey kept asking me what I wanted for a gift. I told her I have everything I needed. She went and got me a gift certificate to Tower Hobbies she knows I'll use it... so good on her. Here is to a good year and a Happy New Year's Pete and the rest of the lot I've been reading about here in this thread.

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Z mate,

yes he was very kind to me. I'm quite impressed with it and can't wait to fly it. FMS have the P51 & P47 in this size as well. mmmmmmm

You have a good woman there, look after her and thank your blessings.

Happy New Year to you and yours as well and to rest of the reprobates on this thread!!

Now to some progress. Have finally completed the cowl mounts and quite pleased with it. Cowl is rock solid.

Now to finish the annoying dummy antenna mount. That is last job before painting.

Humidity here is horrible, like a thick damp blanket all over you so no painting for a bit. Not even with slow thinners.

Might have to build/assemble the second Vampire



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Old 12-29-2014, 02:55 AM
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Very productive day. P47 is ready to paint. Weather permitting of course. Humidity is way too high to even think about it yet.

So contenting myself with Vampire #2 build/assembly.


Pics to keep Bob happy.

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