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PILOT RD 09-10-2007 11:40 AM

RE: ????? Topflight P-51 85" What's Yours Weight????
 
What holds the canopy closed in flight?

Bill Jennings 09-10-2007 03:37 PM

RE: ????? Topflight P-51 85" What's Yours Weight????
 
G'Day Willey.
Great to see the photo of you, your Dad and the P51. That looks to be one happy mob besides a great flying aircraft. Something for you to treasure. Thanks for sharing.

Regards.

Bill.

twister 09-10-2007 10:50 PM

RE: ????? Topflight P-51 85" What's Yours Weight????
 
Hey i was wondering if the Da 50 would work well on this plane?

BobH 09-11-2007 06:33 AM

RE: ????? Topflight P-51 85" What's Yours Weight????
 
The DA 50 would work fine as would any 40cc-50cc engine.

F18 09-29-2007 11:01 PM

RE: ????? Topflight P-51 85" What's Yours Weight????
 
Hi willy i thought you might want to see how p-51 canopy is coming along! Thanks for all information. Your help was great it maid the upgrade easy. Well it was alot of aligment time tinker time city!!! But think it came out pretty good slides nice ! Good locking feel when closed. Well now have to rebalance it came in on new ditial scale at 25.12 lbs well talk to you again thanks willy !!!! :):D

F18 09-29-2007 11:07 PM

RE: ????? Topflight P-51 85" What's Yours Weight????
 
willy heres the pictures canopy upgrade!

F18 10-03-2007 06:19 PM

RE: ????? Topflight P-51 85" What's Yours Weight????
 
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willy here are the pic"s i hope!!!

willey 10-03-2007 11:22 PM

RE: ????? Topflight P-51 85" What's Yours Weight????
 
Looking real nice!!;) your weight came out good!! will you be able to fly soon?

willey 10-03-2007 11:32 PM

RE: ????? Topflight P-51 85" What's Yours Weight????
 

ORIGINAL: Bill Jennings

G'Day Willey.
Great to see the photo of you, your Dad and the P51. That looks to be one happy mob besides a great flying aircraft. Something for you to treasure. Thanks for sharing.

Regards.

Bill.
Thanks Bill! yes it's been a fun project for the both of us, we have a great time together!!;)



What holds the canopy closed in flight?
PilotRD, I ended up using a very small phillips screw in the back brass center rail for now, it's about half the size of a servo screw. I'll have to come up with something better later on.

F18 10-07-2007 07:37 PM

RE: ????? Topflight P-51 85" What's Yours Weight????
 
HI WILLY SHOULD BE ABLE TO FLY SOON STARTED DA-50 BREAKING IT IN RIGHT NOW MAN THIS ENGINE IS STRONG !!! BUILT CHOKE LINKAGE STRAIGHT IN TO THE COKPIT COULDN"T COME UP WITH A CLEAN LINKAGE IN COWL SO RAN A 2-56 ROD STRAIGHT IN TO COKPIT WORKS POSTIVE THATS WHY I NEEDED TO HAVE A OPENING CANOPY. WELL SO FAR SO GOOD WILLY ! I MAID A LOCKING SET UP FOR CANOPY SO FAR IT"S WORKING NICE CHEAP TIE WRAP CUT TO SIZE W/A SWICTH CAP CUT DOWN TO FIT INSIDE RAIL AND SLIDE!!! I GET ACTION BOTH WAYS FULLY CLOSE AND FULLY OPEN AND LIGHT WEIGHT . WELL WILL SEND YOU MORE PICs' THANKS AGAIN FOR WALKING ME THROUGH CANOPY PROJECT !!!!! TALK TO YOU SOON BYE:D:D:D:)

willey 10-08-2007 10:09 PM

RE: ????? Topflight P-51 85" What's Yours Weight????
 
F18, give us a few closeup photos of your canopy sometime, would like to see it.;)

F18 10-16-2007 04:00 PM

RE: ????? Topflight P-51 85" What's Yours Weight????
 
willy at work right now this weekend i will send you pic"s ok !!!! have to take upgrade pic"s of canopy ok bye

warks62 10-16-2007 08:25 PM

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Ok here is mine at 22#. G-62, glassed and painted, scale aluminum inner and outer doors.

willey 10-16-2007 08:42 PM

RE: ????? Topflight P-51 85" What's Yours Weight????
 
warks, that looks really, really NICE!!!;) great job! did you build it from the kit?

prop wash 10-16-2007 09:00 PM

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Willey,here is a pic of my "Woody" coming in for a landing.All these "Stangs here ,I'm slobering.:D:D Tom

willey 10-16-2007 09:11 PM

RE: ????? Topflight P-51 85" What's Yours Weight????
 
Tom, that's a cool shot!! have any close-ups - looks nice!

Guys, If you have not done so, make sure you post them in the "Gathering of Mustangs & Legends" thread, they'll look good in there!!:D

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_6241747/tm.htm

F18 10-28-2007 05:04 PM

RE: ????? Topflight P-51 85" What's Yours Weight????
 
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Hi willy really sorry got back to you late the leaves are killing a lot of quality time you know !!!!! suck the leaves up look behind you and they back like you never did them[:o][&o]:eek: Well anyway started engine da-50 2 gallons ran threw so far so good canopy didn"t vibrate back with clip set up!! enclosed is pic:'s of clips one clip is a cut off relay micro swicth arm long .The other clip is a cut down tie wrap with actualy slides under relay clip forcing it thight ! the red modified swith cap is trimmed to fit in rails and slide. a little unscale but keeps canopy thight!! YOU HAVE TO BEND A LPTTLE ARC TO CRATE SPING TENSION IN RELAY ARM. OK WILLY WILL TALK TO YOU OK BYE!!!!

willey 04-08-2008 10:44 AM

RE: ????? Topflight P-51 85" What's Yours Weight????
 
F18, what's up dude! have you flown it yet, how you making out with that 51????


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