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Old 07-26-2010, 06:32 PM
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The airplane is ready for the maiden. But because of the new (now 5-month old) baby, I'm finding it hard to find time during the day to go to the field. I find myself rushing home after work to get the last 30 minutes of play time with the little one before her bedtime. Then dinner, then honey-do's. After all that, it's too late to get to the field. I asked for "a day at the field" for my birthday.

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Old 07-26-2010, 06:41 PM
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I have a 7 month old and a 4 year old. Difficult to make time for sure, but things will lighten up. I get out Saturday morning's and make a few flights if the weather and the situation permits. It helps me keep my sanity, which has been in question at times.
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DLE 20cc mount in progress

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=10416386
Old 09-05-2013, 09:42 PM
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Hey gents, I am trying to figure out a servoless way to control the choke without making extra, unnecessary, holes in the chin cowling but haven't figured it out yet. Any ideas?
Old 09-06-2013, 06:10 PM
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On my big P-40 with a DLE 55 I ran a pushrod forward along side the engine and out the front of the cowl. I push the rod in to choke...flip until the engine hits...pull the choke open and the engine starts on the next flip.
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Great idea! Thank you :-)
Old 10-22-2013, 09:50 PM
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Doubled up on my photos. Am having trouble sending this post to this site!
Can someone please explain to me how to show photos in there picture form?
Not attachments with numbers! SOOOOOO fustrating!!!!
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Old 10-22-2013, 09:54 PM
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Hello
Here are some photos of my latest build, Topflite 60 size P-40.
Covered in 3/4 oz glass
Acrylic top coat
Clear flat fuelproof over
Wingspan rotating retracts
OS 1.20 Surpass111 with pump
Full flaps
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Old 10-28-2013, 10:29 PM
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Default Topflite p-40 60 size Photos. 2nd time try!

Hello
Will try a second time to download these photos!
Looks like it worked this time.
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Old 10-28-2013, 10:43 PM
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that sharks mouth looks awesome did you use a stencil or was it hand painted
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Hi bigtim
It was hand painted by myself. Three days of tedious concentration!!
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Old 10-29-2013, 06:18 AM
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This looks great. can't wait to hear how she flies. Good luck.
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Hi Mtthwacrss
Just waiting for my RAF roundels and Retracts which are in the post.
Then will maiden her.
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I look forwardto seeing it when you finish. I bought a partially built kit a couple of yearsago and just haven't had the time to work on it. Too many other projects. Maybe this year. i am going to have to go back and rework the wings as the guy Igot it from didn't put in the flaps and I can't see not having them.

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Old 10-30-2013, 12:22 PM
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Wow!!!, thats HUGE writing Matt.
Yes, I think having flaps will at least slow the plane down when landing while keeping the revs up!!!
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had some computer trouble and thought I had fixed it but I guess I didn't. That should be better.
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found some great pixs for detailing my bird, some like I'd have taken myself, thanks guys !

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