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Old 01-25-2010, 10:34 AM
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http://www.bigceramicstore.com/Suppl...mper_tools.htm

Here are the item numbers and Kemper part number.
TLKE FRSO Kemper rubber rib, large soft, FRSO
TLKE FRSS Kemper rubber rib, small soft, FRSS
TLKE WT15 Kemper wood modeling tool, WT15
TLKE WT22 Kemper wood modeling tool, WT22
TLKE WT3 Kemper wood modeling tool, Wt3
Total cost $23.80

The tools listed above are very useful in appling the foil. These are the same ones that Dino uses. different ones for different areas of the airframe.
Thanks Wayne. Good link and nice tools to have.
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Has any one put a radial on one of these or thought about it at all. Could use some insight !!!!!
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'Thought' about it, yes. But not for long. Then that new double layer 14 cylinder radial is about to come out, but that is still too much money for a engine. And, the specs make it look way too big for this bird. Maybe a 1/3rd scale bipe or something.

Sorry, as this is no help what-so-ever. Actually my 86cc twin arrived yesterday, so the 'thinking' is over.
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Yes. I just today saw a post from a fellow who had two of these, one with a radial engine. I'll have to back track and see where I was reading that. It apparently had great performance.
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frank Tiano, Scott Prossen and Myself have the 150 radial in these. The flight performance is awesome.

I have another with a gt-80 all wood at 34lbs and it's really fun to fly. the radial has a glass fuse at 41 lbs and it just spoils you. There is nothing like it! The presence it gives off and the bigger manuevers it performs are just awesome. The radial requires a little more attention but once you learn it's quirks its' no big deal. Dino always said don't worry about weight the heavier they are the better, I learned that with the second one, 34lbs is too light for that big of a bird.
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frank Tiano, Scott Prossen and Myself have the 150 radial in these. The flight performance is awesome.

I have another with a gt-80 all wood at 34lbs and it's really fun to fly. the radial has a glass fuse at 41 lbs and it just spoils you. There is nothing like it! The presence it gives off and the bigger manuevers it performs are just awesome. The radial requires a little more attention but once you learn it's quirks its' no big deal. Dino always said don't worry about weight the heavier they are the better, I learned that with the second one, 34lbs is too light for that big of a bird.
Thanks for the post Jeff. It was your post about the radial in another thread that I had read. Any pictures of the nose with that beautiful engine in there?

Interesting observation about the weight. As builders, we are more often conditioned to think of weight as an enemy of our planes. This is a refreshing concept especially for a war bird that requires extra weight in detail and scale parts to really come alive as a fighter. Makes sense though, with that huge flat bottom lifting wing.
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My brother finished the belly pan and got it covered with Aero Metal. Here it is.
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Old 02-03-2010, 03:31 PM
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Finally got her on her feet. This is the first time we have seen her together like this. Very exciting! I must say, the all wood version does take awhile, but it is very rewarding.
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Great to see the Jug on its feet!
Tell me what radio system are you going to use?
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Great to see the Jug on its feet!
Tell me what radio system are you going to use?
Thanks Dino. It feels real good after all this work, as you well know. Sorry I forgot the canopy parts when I went to pick it up. The full picture will have to wait till next time.

I will be using a JR 10X system. For now, I'm only just getting into 2.4, with a Spekrum 6i being my first just a few months ago. I plan on installing a 2.4 module in my 10X in the near future. For the time being, she is being set up with one of my trusty top shelf 950 72mhz RXs. I understand that some flying events are going exclusively to 2.4, Joe Noll being one, this coming year. If that is true, we will have to accelerate the conversion, I guess.

Batteries will be A123 (started out installing LiPos, but before she flys, they will all be the A123s), and the servos are a mixture of JR and Hitec. Either 8611 or 8411 on all the control surfaces though.

BTW, we are totally impressed and happy with that Aero Metal from Meister on this big fuselage. The 12" width gave us all the flexibility in panel sizes we needed. Keep in mind, this was our first attempt at any aluminum foil covering. Anyone with patience, a steady hand, and a lot of new Exacto blades (we bought them in the 100 pack) can do this. Don't be intimidated by it. And I hope you all agree, nothing looks quite like aluminum, than aluminum.
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Good deal!
JR 2.4 is the best. Yes, I believe Joe nall and I know that Top Gun is ONLY 2.4
Heres a link to the batteries I only use and retail... http://www.meister-scale.com/Accessories/Index.html

If you have nay questions let me know!
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ORIGINAL: Icemanjr92

Good deal!
JR 2.4 is the best. Yes, I believe Joe nall and I know that Top Gun is ONLY 2.4
Heres a link to the batteries I only use and retail... http://www.meister-scale.com/Accessories/Index.html

If you have nay questions let me know!
Thanks pal. You know I will. Any news on that cowl piece yet?

Gary
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Actually yes!
I was on the phone with Steve today and they totally forgot to sent me a few.
They said it will be shipped today. So I hope to get them within a week. I got one for you all set up!
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Gary,

My man!!! This is looking awesome!!! You and I'll have to have some "funny fun" with this and my D-9!!!

PJ
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Gary,

My man!!! This is looking awesome!!! You and I'll have to have some ''funny fun'' with this and my D-9!!!

PJ
Thanks. We're "all in".
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Ram... that is one FINE looking plane! Wow!!! That makes me want to do a metal covered one! Knocks your eyes out for sure.
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Back to work on the fuselage now. I masked off each panel and brushed them in different directions with 0000 steel wool to give them more individuality, then applied Dino's decals. Next is the rivets. Tons of them. I have many to go, but I did these in about 1/2 hr. I go right over the decal so it looks more painted on.
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BTW Brian, the tail wheel mount is fixed. I'll get a couple pictures.
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Work continues on the details. More rivets, and most of the little doors, embossed or operational, are in place now. Our fuel filler is behind the 205 gal. fuel door (in the scale location), and behind the oxygen door is our radio switch and air valve.

My compliments go to Meister again, for their very complete nomenclature dry transfer sheets, and included locaters.

I also made the steps, and added the first of several 'field repairs' I thought would be appropriate for a replica of a plane in action.
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I have all the rivets done that I'm going to do on the fuselage. I've tried to show some of them here. There are a lot.

I applied the nice transfers on the 205 gal. tank fill hatch, then remembered that on 'Zombie', that area is olive drab.[] OOPS. Studying pictures, it looks like some hatches were just over-painted, and some had the red border applied back over the nose paint. Not sure what to do on ours yet, but I will loose those transfers.

I can proceed with the invasion stripes now, and that is next, along with permanently attaching the elevators and rudder. Then some radio work.
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Hey Gary,
All your hard work is paying off! Looks great at every angle. You know you can find documentation on that particular model and find five more photos that may be different!
I am having that problem here too. Lucky for me I have Steve Pisano's telephone number. No one knows his Miss Plainfield better than him! Luck is good sometimes.
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Hey Gary,
All your hard work is paying off! Looks great at every angle. You know you can find documentation on that particular model and find five more photos that may be different!
I am having that problem here too. Lucky for me I have Steve Pisano's telephone number. No one knows his Miss Plainfield better than him! Luck is good sometimes.
Thanks Dino. Means a lot coming from a guy like you.

I tried to get the light right to show some of the rivet detail. My basement needs better lighting.

I marvel at what you guys are doing to yours. Looks like it will be your best one yet, with you pulling out all the stops (that mirror is just too cool), and the operational cowl flaps are sweet as well. Should do well at Top Gun. I'm sure it will be a popular entry. I have never been able to attend that event, but hope to someday. I watch the videos when they come out. It's been inspiring to me. I'm looking forward to this coming season more than I have in the last couple years. This winter can't end soon enough to suit me. But then, I still have some work to do.

As far as documentation is concerned, you are VERY fortunate indeed. I bet Steve is a big help. I only have one actual picture of Zombie (B&W), and a color drawing in 'P-47 Thuderbolt in action'. I am searching the internet for more info as I sit here. Found some records, but they don't have any pictures or what happened to this airframe. I don't even have a picture of the starboard side. We wanted a natural metal razor back with invasion stripes, and so Zombie seemed like a good choice. Wish I could find more pictures though. Any suggestions on where to find some would be appreciated.

At least she will be different. I haven't seen any others in this scheme.
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This is the first model that I have put this much effort into in a long time. I love this stuff... It runs through my veins! I love the painting and detailing the most. Paul did a lot of the prep work for me.
Sanding, priming and panel lines. I did all the painting and weathering and paul layed on the masks. Hes great a that stuff. Rich started the cockpit and I did some detail and withering. Its a group effort for sure.
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Hi Ram, following your build with intrest. Waiting on my Jug from Dino at present, F/G fuse, GT-80. Will be doing wing first.Back at post #241 your Tailwheel door assembly, you mentioned you have a template. You bet I'd love to have that in a drawing if it's not a problem.
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This is the first model that I have put this much effort into in a long time. I love this stuff... It runs through my veins! I love the painting and detailing the most. Paul did a lot of the prep work for me.
Sanding, priming and panel lines. I did all the painting and weathering and paul layed on the masks. Hes great a that stuff. Rich started the cockpit and I did some detail and withering. Its a group effort for sure.
I know what you mean. This hobby is most enjoyed when it is shared, IMO. RCU wouldn't exist if that wasn't so. Their are so many wonderful and interesting projects going on in various build threads, and I enjoy watching them come together and learning from them, yours included due to the passion I share for this bird. I too love the fact that our Jug is a joint production as well. Only hope we can see them in the air together somewhere. That would really be the bees knees.

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