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coro P-40

Old 08-14-2009, 08:42 PM
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This P-40 is for SSC combat, It will have a .15 mag in it. Its all coro. Its probably the first coro P-40 of this type of construction.
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Old 08-24-2009, 06:35 PM
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the maiden went very well. its a nice flying plane. It doesnt however have the punch it needs for SSC combat. I will make another one, slightly smaller and lighter, that will help. Im having a little trouble with the audio portion of the video. I hope to have it figured out soon
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Old 08-25-2009, 12:39 AM
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She turned out very nice!

Could a mylar sheet wing be built fairly quick and strong around a simple plastic framework to save some weight? Same goes for the fuselage, I wonder if any plastic Gurus have tried sheet plastic?
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Nice plane Andy.

Weight issue - Have you considered a 2mm fuze, with a little internal structure?

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Thanks Guys! the biggest thing I did was put leading edge amour in the wing. that was the first mistake. it really doesnt need it for SSC. the second is, the plane fuse is longer than I thought, shortening it up 3 inches will help alot also and make it more manuverable. there is very little in the inside structure, it gets its strength from the 4mil. I just need to shave 3 or 4 oz off of it

This particular plane will be awesome with a 25 in it
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here is the video finally
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEjlqXQkHIg
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VERY nice looking plane. Looks like she flew quite well with that 15 in her, I bet it will scream with a .25!
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She turned out very nice!

Could a mylar sheet wing be built fairly quick and strong around a simple plastic framework to save some weight? Same goes for the fuselage, I wonder if any plastic Gurus have tried sheet plastic?
Hey CP have you guys ever tried anything like this:

<p align="center"><font color="#004080"><big>Alternate Plane Covering</big></font></p><p align="left">My son (8 at the time) and I, took some contact paper (the kind you would use to cover a wooden desk or shelve) that one of his teachers gave him, and tried to cover a Stick .40 wing with it. It is a little tricky to get laid out, because of the adhesive on the back. Just cover the area as neatly as possible. Once you have your plane covered - use a heat gun, starting a distance away from the covering, and slowly move closer to your covering. This stuff melts as though it is going to go through the wing. As it cools - it shrinks up drum tight. You may have to retouch some areas a little. It is a little heavier than Monokote and such, but it is a LOT stronger, and cheaper. Thought you might like to know
Jim Miller &amp; Son</p>When I read that I thought that is CRAZY. Why haven't I heard of anyone doing anything like that? That is some sho nuff spad material right there. And when I read what you said about covering ribs with mylar or plastic it made me think of this. I would *really* like to try this. I've got all these election signs I want to use but it's 4mm and heavy. Contact paper might be heavier than monokote but if you holed a 4mm wing and used contact paper I bet it's lighter than 4mm coro!

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Oh BTW, you're driving me crazy with these coro warbirds Andy.  That pic on your web page of that Corosair..... MAN I want one of those.  I'm not crazy enough to think I could fly something like that yet though so I'm trying to keep it all in perspective.    Is there any way to mount landing gear on one of those?
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he he he Pat, thats my goal! yes, gear could be put on them, you would want an active rudder for a tail wheel. they are alot of fun and I have another model or two up my sleeve, he he he.
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You want to REALLY freak the balsa boys out?  Cover your SPAD in THIS:<div>
</div><div>http://astore.amazon.com/contactpape...ail/B001MSFL9Y</div><div>
</div><div>An airplane built out of OSB?!  GIMME a BREAK!!!  LOL  </div>
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now that would be cool!
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Or go down a wing with a hole saw and cover it with this:  http://astore.amazon.com/contactpape...ail/B002HNYZ40 and then mount the LED Christmas lights behind it.  
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I like the P40, Modded the corospit to make a P40 but ended giving it to another member that was out a combat plane, that thing flew great....well until it went into the wild blue yonder and lives with the trees some place, He never found it.

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