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09-22-2022, 02:01 PM
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Posted By DaleCS

Progress! I completed the rib stitch/tape job on...

Progress! I completed the rib stitch/tape job on the rudder, today. Used pinked tape from Dynamic Balsa and simulated stitching from Ken Kosmenko (BC, Canada).

Struggling with my control panel...
09-22-2022, 01:32 PM
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Posted By DaleCS

Good to hear from you! I did make it to Florida,...

Good to hear from you! I did make it to Florida, but not by SUV. Stuff happened, so we just made a quick trip down and back by air, in July. Hot, humid, but no crowds. Clearwater Beach ain't...
09-02-2022, 12:36 PM
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Views: 129,211
Posted By DaleCS

Well, retirement has been interesting! Issue...

Well, retirement has been interesting! Issue developed in April - one from which I should fully recover, even without meds, but it's a long, slow process. Oh, and then there was COVID - my case...
02-10-2022, 09:45 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 129,211
Posted By DaleCS

Drop servo installed to cradle. Next step, mount...

Drop servo installed to cradle. Next step, mount the cradle to the belly pan. There is a manual release slider on the side of the servo. My thought here is to attach a wire and run it out through...
02-08-2022, 04:00 PM
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Views: 129,211
Posted By DaleCS

Resolved the drop tank installation design. As...

Resolved the drop tank installation design. As this belly tank kit is not longer available from TF, my design mods may not be so useful for others.

Here goes: I had some concerns with the 'out...
01-11-2022, 09:38 AM
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Views: 129,211
Posted By DaleCS

I see it and the shipping notice. If not sold by...

I see it and the shipping notice. If not sold by mid-Spring, I'll check back, as I may have a trip to the SE states, including Florida - a friends and family tour. I need to contact some Florida...
01-09-2022, 05:30 PM
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Views: 129,211
Posted By DaleCS

I understand your feelings. I'll have someone...

I understand your feelings. I'll have someone else fly mine, until I get my stick time re-established. Yours is a 1/5 scale, correct? If you want to you can send me the plane's info and I can...
12-27-2021, 11:41 AM
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Views: 129,211
Posted By DaleCS

I'm back, retired, and with some time to work on...

I'm back, retired, and with some time to work on the Hellcat. I need to complete the mounting of the drop tank to the belly-pan. I also want to develop a parachute system for it, as TF no longer...
03-03-2021, 07:20 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 129,211
Posted By DaleCS

Yes - that's my backup cowling. It's close. To...

Yes - that's my backup cowling. It's close. To make it fit, I'll need to cut it up a bit, spread it here, tuck it there.

Everyone making a 1/6 scale plane seems to come up with different...
03-02-2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 129,211
Posted By DaleCS

Thanks for looking at it Chad. For now, my TF...

Thanks for looking at it Chad. For now, my TF drop tank will be for display and not for dropping. That way, I won't lose or destroy it!

The TF cowling I found in Australia turned out to be a...
02-28-2021, 11:22 AM
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Views: 129,211
Posted By DaleCS

Drawings off to Chad. After getting most of...

Drawings off to Chad.

After getting most of the assembly done on the drop tank, I've decided to switch to an E-Flite payload release. Couple reasons for this: if dropped in flight, at low...
02-20-2021, 06:16 PM
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Views: 129,211
Posted By DaleCS

Sent pics of drawings to your CWVM email. Let me...

Sent pics of drawings to your CWVM email. Let me know if they came through OK and if they are useful, or not.
02-17-2021, 05:55 PM
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Views: 129,211
Posted By DaleCS

Chad - I could get you sketches, dims off the TF...

Chad - I could get you sketches, dims off the TF Hellcat tank. I don't know how many TF Hellcat owners are out there that may want to buy a replacement that could plug & play with the TF...
02-15-2021, 07:32 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 129,211
Posted By DaleCS

I've been looking for a spare Top Flite Hellcat...

I've been looking for a spare Top Flite Hellcat drop tank - not finding any. However, I did find this page where, half way down, is a picture of a tank someone has framed up from balsa: KSU Flyer's...
02-14-2021, 08:16 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 129,211
Posted By DaleCS

Just discovered that Top-Flite parts, kits are...

Just discovered that Top-Flite parts, kits are kaput. Finding discussions, now, on the internet, going back a couple years. Guess this happened when I wasn't looking. I best not damage the cowling...
02-13-2021, 06:30 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 129,211
Posted By DaleCS

Progress on the Top-Flite Hellcat drop tank. ...

Progress on the Top-Flite Hellcat drop tank.


https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcuniverse.com-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_7978_688ed41a6da88de6746dc5c90c63f0263b062502.jpg
There are a couple closed...
02-10-2021, 08:15 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 129,211
Posted By DaleCS

Well, construction is basically done. A few...

Well, construction is basically done. A few hatch covers to make, installing magnets to hold the electrical hatch cover closed - I think that's it. Before deciding on lights and starting the finish...
01-13-2021, 04:33 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 129,211
Posted By DaleCS

So, what's been done on the Hellcat, lately? -...

So, what's been done on the Hellcat, lately?
- Leading edges installed and shaped
- Ports for simulated 50cals installed through leading edges
- Covers for landing gear bays cutout to provide...
12-14-2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 129,211
Posted By DaleCS

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!
12-12-2020, 03:05 PM
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Views: 129,211
Posted By DaleCS

Looking good - I like the white visual aid line...

Looking good - I like the white visual aid line you added to the knobs. That's a nice detail.
12-06-2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 129,211
Posted By DaleCS

If it would be helpful, I have the instructions...

If it would be helpful, I have the instructions from Dynamic Balsa for their Hellcat cockpit. I checked their website, but the PDF links for most of the cockpits aren't showing up, including for the...
11-29-2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 129,211
Posted By DaleCS

Tasks completed: - Underside of outer wing...

Tasks completed:
- Underside of outer wing panels sheeted.
- Access holes cut for guns and formation lights
- Leading edge of outer panels installed and rough shaped
- Openings for gun alumium...
11-20-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 129,211
Posted By DaleCS

Chad!!! Great to hear from you!

Chad!!! Great to hear from you!
11-11-2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 129,211
Posted By DaleCS

There's good picture of a tri-color Hellcat ...

There's good picture of a tri-color Hellcat (https://www.navalaviationmuseum.org/aircraft/f6f-3-hellcat/)at the Pensacola museum. I'm no military paint expert and I can't find anything in my web...
10-31-2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 129,211
Posted By DaleCS

ledd4u - Looks great!

ledd4u - Looks great!
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