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Chad Veich 08-26-2010 12:09 AM

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ORIGINAL: Racinrc14

Very nice. Is that a scale pilot?!!?
The pilot is not exactly scale but he makes it go faster. At least that's what Robert told me!!! :)

Sharpeye22 09-18-2010 04:41 PM

RE: The RCFW Hellcat Group Build
 
Hi Chad,
Not much happening on the thread. Thought I would give it a bump. How has the progress been on the prototype? Anything new to post? Iwill starting mine this fall. Will post progress here if you like. Was wondering if a full cockpit kit had been developed.

Larry

Chad Veich 09-18-2010 09:52 PM

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Hi Larry,

Sorry for my lack of progress as of late. I'm chomping at the bit to get back to work on both of my Hellcats. I recently moved which put a real kink in the schedule and has also resulted in me not having a ready place to do any work at home. I share a model shop with my brother and father and do most of my work there but I also had a small work space at home up until I moved.

I also have to admit to taking a break from the Hellcat in order to finish up my T-6 Texan. After the death of my TF P-40 I was all out of warbirds and the T-6 was so close to being finished I decided to wrap it up for our upcoming flying season. I should be back to work on the Hellcat projects in the next couple of weeks. If all goes as planned I hope to have the prototype painted, if not completely finished, for our One Eighth Air Force event in late October.

No progress on the full cockpit but most of the tooling necessary to produce it has already been made. I just need to clean it up in some areas and incorporate some minor changes.

I would love to see your build pictures posted to the thread once you get started. The more the merrier!

Chad Veich 09-26-2010 10:21 PM

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Well, the T-6 is pretty much wrapped up. I hope to test fly in the next week or two. That means that you should start seeing regular updates on the Hellcat again very soon. I have been chomping at the bit to get back to it but I was determined to get the T-6 done. It feels good to have it ready to go after four years! :)

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b3...AN/QTRSIDE.jpg
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b3...RT_QTR_LOW.jpg
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b3...XAN/BOTTOM.jpg
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b3...REAR_QTR_3.jpg

lightning 759 09-27-2010 12:32 AM

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hi
thats a smart looking t6 kit or your own design ??

andy

Sharpeye22 09-27-2010 10:25 AM

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Chad,
That is truely one sharp AT6. It is no wonderyou wanted tocomplete it before working on the F6F.

On another note. Is it possibe to obtain from youstrips ofthe lazer cut pinking tape used on fabric covered control surfaces. I have several projects it would add a nice touch to.

Larry

Chad Veich 09-27-2010 10:47 AM

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ORIGINAL: lightning 759
hi
thats a smart looking t6 kit or your own design ??

andy
The T-6 is an old Midwest kit which is, unfortunately, no longer available. Too bad as it really is a nice design and a good size. (84 inches)


ORIGINAL: Sharpeye22
On another note. Is it possibe to obtain from you strips of the lazer cut pinking tape used on fabric covered control surfaces. I have several projects it would add a nice touch to.

Larry
No problem Larry. Send me an email at the addy below and we can discuss the details.

[email protected]

Charles, AC6WU 09-27-2010 10:50 AM

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Nice job Chad!!!

How do you get pictures to post here? I have tried everything [:@][:'(]:([>:]

Chad Veich 09-27-2010 10:54 AM

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ORIGINAL: Charles, AC6WU

Nice job Chad!!!

How do you get pictures to post here? I have tried everything [:@][:'(]:([>:]
Hi Charles and thanks for the kudos. All my pictures are hosted on Photobucket (which is free by the way) and then I just image link them to RCU. This is a much better solution in my opinion than uploading directly to RCU. If the standard image upload here is not working for you I can only guess that it may be because your images are too large but that's just a guess on my part. I don't think I have ever personally uploaded a photo directly to this site so I'm probably not the right guy to ask! :)

grumman-cats 09-27-2010 03:32 PM

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That is a good lookin texan chad. Very nice job. Two thumbs way way up.

Charles, AC6WU 09-27-2010 03:46 PM

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Thanks Chad, I'll try that.

Chad Veich 10-24-2010 12:57 AM

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I was finally able to catch up with Robert and the "Super Hellcat" for some pictures of the finished airplane. Looks great and I look forward to seeing it racing. Anybody else out there making any progress? I'd love to see some more Hellcats up and flying! I will be working on mine this week so stay tuned...

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b3...AFFALL2010.jpg

Sharpeye22 10-24-2010 03:48 PM

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I am to the painting stage on my peashooter. When it is finished I will be moving on to the Hellcat. I have not even opened the box you sent with it in it yet but I did get the rib stiching tape last week. Thanks Chad they look great and will serve nicely.

Any progress on the full cockpit?

Larry

uncljoe 10-24-2010 05:53 PM

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ORIGINAL: Chad Veich



ORIGINAL: Charles, AC6WU

Nice job Chad!!!

How do you get pictures to post here? I have tried everything [:@][:'(]:([>:]
Hi Charles and thanks for the kudos. All my pictures are hosted on Photobucket (which is free by the way) and then I just image link them to RCU. This is a much better solution in my opinion than uploading directly to RCU. If the standard image upload here is not working for you I can only guess that it may be because your images are too large but that's just a guess on my part. I don't think I have ever personally uploaded a photo directly to this site so I'm probably not the right guy to ask! :)
Chads T6 in Danish markings 1/8 AF Phx az

Chad Veich 10-24-2010 10:17 PM

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Larry, I'm getting ready to start framing up the fuselage for Hellcat #2 which will have the full cockpit installed. As soon as I get my fuse far enough along to install the cockpit I will work to get the kit finished. It's going to be a little while yet but I will get it done and available.

Joe, thanks for the great pictures as usual.

mimoore67 10-25-2010 09:30 AM

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Nice work Chad! Enjoy reading your posts!

raptureboy 11-12-2010 12:03 PM

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Hello ? Is there anybody here? testing, testing, 123. Whats happening with this build?

Chad Veich 11-12-2010 12:38 PM

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Hi raptureboy, thanks for checking in. I'm still putting rivets on the fuselage so there is not much visual progress to post pictures of. As soon as I get the fuselage riveted I will shoot a base color of paint on it and then post some pics of the assembled airplane. I've got a couple of other contract design jobs which have slowed the Hellcat progress but I am working on it at least a couple of evenings each week. Stay tuned...

Sharpeye22 11-12-2010 02:14 PM

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I have opened up my Kit and started inventory and planningfor my build. I have not finished my Peashooter yet but am to the painting stage. It is in base coat ready for panel lines then all those rivits.

So Chad we may just be doing one at about the same time if you are still planning on doing a second.

raptureboy 11-13-2010 09:54 PM

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Work, work, work, don't people know there are planes to build?:D Looking good so far.

Tko310 11-13-2010 10:14 PM

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Hi all i am lost but hopefully not forgotten

I am going to make another attempt at flying mine
Technically it flew but sustained minor damage and I lost my nerve
I will be completing the cockpit shortly. Look forward to seeing progress on others kits winter is coming up so tell your friends about Chad's Hellcat. Hope everyone is doing well. Happy Thxsgiving
Tighe O'Meara


Tko310 11-13-2010 10:37 PM

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:)

Chad Veich 11-13-2010 11:45 PM

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ORIGINAL: Sharpeye22

I have opened up my Kit and started inventory and planning for my build. I have not finished my Peashooter yet but am to the painting stage. It is in base coat ready for panel lines then all those rivits.

So Chad we may just be doing one at about the same time if you are still planning on doing a second.


Sharpeye, I have the wing to my second Hellcat about 95% finished (this one has the flaps) and I've also got a second vertical fin and rudder finished. Hope to start the fuselage soon so I can work with Tighe to finish the full cockpit kit. I look forward to building along with you as well as seeing pics of your finished Peashooter. I had opportunity to see a full size Peashooter fly at the Planes of Fame airshow in California about 4-5 years ago and it was really fantastic. Quite possibly a once in a lifetime opportunity.

da Rock 11-14-2010 06:06 AM

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ORIGINAL: Tko310

By the way who is **** *******? Is he the A-hole that constantly makes physical threats to chad. The Guy how did all the cool stuff in the company hellcats?

This is a cool thread about the RCFW Hellcat..........

Let's keep it on topic. And keep in mind that whenever you identify anyone directly in a post, that post is way off topic from that sentence on. RCU's rules directly ask that we stay on topic and we don't "curse, flame, degrade, insult or embarrass someone".


tailskid 11-14-2010 05:34 PM

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Hey CHAD, I got you a plug in my review of the Texan!

JERRY.


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