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Old 06-30-2009, 08:41 AM
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Default RE: Meister 1/5 scale P-47

Best and cheapest 3/4 oz fiberglass is Ziroli site, $25 for a roll that well do couple planes, rcwarbirdbuilder.
Old 06-30-2009, 12:47 PM
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the fiberglass fuse plane comes out much heaveir and needs full flaps on landings or it won't slow down
How much heavier? My previous version was built-up and weighed 41lbs. That wing design will require flaps at any weight.
My flying partner and I just purchased two of the Meister fuselages. I remain optimistic to achieve a weight below that. We're planning on using DA-100's. The DA-85 is probably a better choice; however, it's a paint shaker.

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Old 06-30-2009, 02:32 PM
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My glass fuse plane came out at about 48 pounds about 5 pounds of it is lead in the cowl.
Old 06-30-2009, 07:10 PM
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Default RE: Meister 1/5 scale P-47

ORIGINAL: rcwarbirdbuilder

Best and cheapest 3/4 oz fiberglass is Ziroli site, $25 for a roll that well do couple planes, rcwarbirdbuilder.
Thanks. Good tip. I'll check it out.

You guys have any pictures of your canopy mechanism? I need to get this installed before I close up the top, I think. All these years of building and this is the first sliding canopy for me. Meister gives no info on the planes for this. The plans could be better in some areas like the mechanicals. Perhaps they just assume this is common knowledge among builders of this type. I'd be interested in some close ups of durable ways to slide the bubble canopy.

I did purchase a rail system on RCU, from a guy custom making them, but it lacks some detail as well.
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Welcome to the world of the sliding canopy! There is no right or wrong way, the best way is to study pic's of the real bird and try to duplicate it with what you have. I've yet seen a set of plans that has a sliding canopy drawn out for you. I'll do a search and see what i can come up wiyh for you. jeff
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Default RE: Meister 1/5 scale P-47

How much heavier? My previous version was built-up and weighed 41lbs. That wing design will require flaps at any weight.
My flying partner and I just purchased two of the Meister fuselages. I remain optimistic to achieve a weight below that. We're planning on using DA-100's. The DA-85 is probably a better choice; however, it's a paint shaker.

NICK
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A 100 twin fits? I measured and it looks like it would stick out of the cowl???

I am planning an new "old school" Q 100 RSS race engine for mine.

BUT - if a 100 twin would fit, I would do that in a heartbeat....

Power good....[8D]

Let me know.. I don't want anything sticking out of the cowl.

Thanks !
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Default RE: Meister 1/5 scale P-47

ORIGINAL: jeff naul

Welcome to the world of the sliding canopy! There is no right or wrong way, the best way is to study pic's of the real bird and try to duplicate it with what you have. I've yet seen a set of plans that has a sliding canopy drawn out for you. I'll do a search and see what i can come up wiyh for you. jeff
Thanks Jeff. I am also doing some research. I have a 'Scale In Detail' and a 'Walk Around', among others, and am studying the pictures for all sorts of details. Very helpful. Wish the local museum had a Jug. I did pick up some rails and was studying them this evening to see how I could make them work on this bubble. I cut it out and it fits good on the fuselage, but I will need to make a frame for it. Again, no templates on the plans for this, just the Razor canopy. I'm considering an aluminum hem on each edge where the come together. This would hold shape nicely, and look pretty good with some rivet detail. It just seems like once a good working system is worked out, it could be at least a suggestion on the plan. Oh well, guess that is what forums like this are for, right?[8D]
Old 06-30-2009, 11:34 PM
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Default RE: Meister 1/5 scale P-47

I did find these.
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Old 07-01-2009, 08:37 AM
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Default RE: Meister 1/5 scale P-47

IFLYRC- You don't want it to stick out, Do you mean like this?, I think this one is stuffed with a 3W-200cc. I think this would fly with no wings.
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Old 07-01-2009, 08:38 AM
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.sorry it doubled posted.
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Sorry it doubled posted.
Old 07-01-2009, 08:42 AM
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Default RE: Meister 1/5 scale P-47

The best books on the P-47 I've found so far are the ones from Kagero Publishing out of Poland (I think there are currently 4 volumes on the P-47). They include VERY good images, both modern and period as well as factory drawings, details, pilot manuals and all kinds of goodies. You can find them at Squadron (www.squadron.com). I have the first two and they are very much worth the money.

The other book is P-47 T-Bolt Detail & Scale, by Squadron themselves which has some good exploded views of the canopy near the end of the book.
Old 07-01-2009, 02:13 PM
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You are correct, the DA-100 will not fit unless a relief for the plug cap is molded into the cowling. In the past I've used a large metal serving spoon (cheap @ WalMart) to create the mold of the blister. With my planned nose art, they likely won't be noticable.

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ORIGINAL: Nickrc3

You are correct, the DA-100 will not fit unless a relief for the plug cap is molded into the cowling. In the past I've used a large metal serving spoon (cheap @ WalMart) to create the mold of the blister. With my planned nose art, they likely won't be noticable.

NICK
I like the blister idea much better than a hole. Any pictures?
Old 07-02-2009, 08:08 PM
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Hi back again guys, doug asked me to send some pics of his p47 bubble in construction.
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Looking forward to those pictures.
Old 07-08-2009, 07:18 PM
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WERE BACK AGAIN SORRY FOR THE DELAY WITH THE PICTURES COMPUTER PROBLEMS.
THESE ARE PICTURES OF THE PLANE NOW, HOPING TO TEST FLY THIS WEEKEND. THEN PANEL LINES RIVETS AND PAINT WILL SEND MORE PICTURES AS WE GO.
THEIR IS ONE PICTURE OF ME AND LIMEY GETTING THE OTHER MEISTER 47 CHERRY MARY READY TO FLY FOR THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL THAT WAS A BLAST.YOU CAN SEE THAT AT THE MEISTER WEB SITE.
THANKS DOUG.
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Old 07-09-2009, 06:31 AM
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Default RE: Meister 1/5 scale P-47

Paulie, whose pilot figure? Looks good.

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Old 07-09-2009, 08:21 AM
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Default RE: Meister 1/5 scale P-47

I was going to ask the same question. She is a good looking ship. Did you need to add nose weight?
Old 07-15-2009, 12:49 PM
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We flew the new one last Sun. Flew great,one click left,two clicks down.Added 3 lbs. to the nose. Came in at 41lbs. The pilot is only a bust,made by Aces of Iron. My buddy Rich Smith painted it.Had to back off the aileron throw,the roll rate was way too fast.Stay tuned for more pics,since we took over the build on another 47,belonging to our friend Chris.Paulie also has Dean's old 47 for a refurbish. This place is like Meisterville. Right now there are 4 in residence.Nick- sorry to hear about Peg.There were a lot of great flights on it.See ya.
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We flew the new one last Sun. Flew great,one click left,two clicks down.Added 3 lbs. to the nose. Came in at 41lbs. The pilot is only a bust,made by Aces of Iron. My buddy Rich Smith painted it.Had to back off the aileron throw,the roll rate was way too fast.Stay tuned for more pics,since we took over the build on another 47,belonging to our friend Chris.Paulie also has Dean's old 47 for a refurbish. This place is like Meisterville. Right now there are 4 in residence.Nick- sorry to hear about Peg.There were a lot of great flights on it.See ya.
Congratulations and thanks for the info. Looks like those 47s will keep you guys busy for awhile. We are making some progress as well. My brother has the wings almost done. He is working on the ailerons last. We will be fitting them to the fuselage very soon. I'm still working on the sliding canopy. I'll have some pictures as soon as it is all worked out.
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Guy's here's an idea about your plug boot hitting the cowl. get a plug that has a threaded tip, cut the boot off and simply crimp on a round wire terminal and bolt it to the end of the plug.. if it is electronic ignition then you will need to ground the braided wire. just take a piece of 14 guage and skin off a couple of inches of insulation. wrap the wire a few times around the braided wire and use heat shrink to secure it. again using a round wire terminal ground it to the engine( i use the bolt that goes into the stand-off.) I have done this on magneto and e.i. engines with NO INTERFERANCE! I'm currently flying a mag g-62 on f.m. and an E.I. engine on p.c.m. last weekend I did this to my buddies CRRC PRO 26 and he flies 2.4 and had no problems.
This wasn't my idea, Ralph cunningham told me to do this when i was trying to find a different plug and cap combo to fit in a cowl. keep it all clean and use heat shrink so you won't have any pin holes in the wire where spark can jump. Auto parts houses have the water proof terminals that have heat shrink already and it splooges out some kind of glue when you heat it. use the correct size for the wire and ring for the stud in the plug so it will all stay tight. Just don't reach up and touch it while running
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Default RE: Meister 1/5 scale P-47

Some wing progress. Here are some pictures.

Also, this week end, we decided to build her as a razor back P-47D-15. I have a new bubble canopy if anyone needs one. Just PM me.
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We're planning on using DA-100's. The DA-85 is probably a better choice; however, it's a paint shaker.
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No it's not - just balance your prop right, tune the engine and the 85 runs very smooth. Besides that, the performance is almost identical with the 100.
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Fit the wings to the fuselage for the first time tonight. They fit nice in the saddles. Line them up and drilled the holes for the wing bolts. Also made the tail gear doors as it is easier to do before the tail is assembled. Can't wait to see her on her legs.
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