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Forum: Kit Building
07-07-2013, 06:22 AM
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Views: 290,476
Posted By thebeave

RE: Top Flite Giant P-47 Build

107' Some years that would be a coldfront.... Thanks for the quick response. The plans do call for a bevel but im thinking a rounded profile would be easier. Im going to contemplate it for a bit...
Forum: Kit Building
07-06-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 2,318
Views: 290,476
Posted By thebeave

RE: Top Flite Giant P-47 Build

Gary..... I just now thought to check this thread as i have been following Tony's build on RCG's. It was great seeing you and James here in waco. I really enjoyed spending a little time talking with...
Forum: Kit Building
05-07-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 2,318
Views: 290,476
Posted By thebeave

RE: Top Flite Giant P-47 Build

Gary if you decide you still need that cowl, i've got mine sitting here gathering balsa dust. i could bring it to the fly-in here in june. Let me know. I was thinking of making it into a clock, but...
Forum: Kit Building
04-29-2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 2,318
Views: 290,476
Posted By thebeave

RE: Top Flite Giant P-47 Build

Gary..... Darn right she's a keeper. Im not a member here at the club by the lake. Heck i haven't even heard that they're having a warbird..... See, people in this sucky town... they don't advertise...
Forum: Kit Building
04-27-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 2,318
Views: 290,476
Posted By thebeave

RE: Top Flite Giant P-47 Build

Great fun today Gary.... I really appreciate the hospitality and sorry i wasn't able to bring more people with me today. I tried but they all bailed on me at the last minute. Your plane looked...
Forum: Kit Building
04-24-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 2,318
Views: 290,476
Posted By thebeave

RE: Top Flite Giant P-47 Build

Yes....... I will be there. Even if i have to walk all the way to Austin. Im going to try and be there before 10:00am if at all possible. I hope the wind stays here in waco, as it's been blowing...
Forum: Kit Building
04-23-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 2,318
Views: 290,476
Posted By thebeave

RE: Top Flite Giant P-47 Build

Guess who sheeted their wing, and didn't install any hinge blocks..... I've felt like an idiot before, but i think this tops them all.[&o]:([:'(]:eek:[&o][:@]
Forum: Kit Building
04-15-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 2,318
Views: 290,476
Posted By thebeave

RE: Top Flite Giant P-47 Build

looked like fun......:D Hope to see it at the fly-in.
Forum: Kit Building
03-17-2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 2,318
Views: 290,476
Posted By thebeave

RE: Top Flite Giant P-47 Build

Jim, im glad you're happy with them. I used a leftover piece of 1/8" ply on both rails and they lock pretty easy in the up position. I also tilted the front edge up slightly allowing the wheel to...
Forum: Kit Building
03-13-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 2,318
Views: 290,476
Posted By thebeave

RE: Top Flite Giant P-47 Build

Jim...... I read where you had picked up your wheels. Now that you have them, are they what you were needing? In other words.... do you like them. I feel kinda responsible if you're unhappy with them...
Forum: Kit Building
03-12-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 2,318
Views: 290,476
Posted By thebeave

RE: Top Flite Giant P-47 Build

Hound dog..... I believe Frysky has a temp sensor that is just a wire loop that is placed around the cylinder and then plugged into the sensor hub. They also have a fuel gauge that goes on the...
Forum: Kit Building
03-10-2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 2,318
Views: 290,476
Posted By thebeave

RE: Top Flite Giant P-47 Build

Jim, I just cut a piece for each rail out of some of the leftover 1/8" ply. I then angled the gear slightly towards the spar. Meaning, that the mount was moved a little towards the leading edge. This...
Forum: Kit Building
03-10-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 2,318
Views: 290,476
Posted By thebeave

RE: Top Flite Giant P-47 Build

Jim, Yes they're in the wing right now. It took just a smidgeon of extra carving on the ribs for them to fit just right. The fact that they are a bit thin solved alot of my perceived problems as far...
Forum: Kit Building
03-09-2013, 09:07 PM
Replies: 2,318
Views: 290,476
Posted By thebeave

RE: Top Flite Giant P-47 Build

Jim , hanger9 sells a set that are 5 1/8" in diameter for their 30cc p47. I bought a set at horizon hobbies for a little over twenty bucks i believe shipped. They are a bit on the skinny side...
Forum: Kit Building
03-09-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 2,318
Views: 290,476
Posted By thebeave

RE: Top Flite Giant P-47 Build

Well.. If selling it is what you want, then i hope it sells quickly. It is just such a good looking plane and you put quite some time into the build and finish. When i get to where your at with mine,...
Forum: Kit Building
03-09-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 2,318
Views: 290,476
Posted By thebeave

RE: Top Flite Giant P-47 Build

'SELLING IT'.....? Well, it is yours... and you built it. I guess it's like an old frenchman said once... "Say La Vee". Pipon, im going to go look for you an answer if someone doesn't beat me to it i...
Forum: Kit Building
02-26-2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 2,318
Views: 290,476
Posted By thebeave

RE: Top Flite Giant P-47 Build

I will most certainly be there if it's happening . I love to watch people fly almost more than i like to fly myself. I'll be praying for beautiful weather till then.....:D
Forum: Kit Building
02-26-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 2,318
Views: 290,476
Posted By thebeave

RE: Top Flite Giant P-47 Build

If you guys are going to have the warbird fly-in, are you going to have it the same weekend as the biker rally. I went to the last fly-in, and it seemed as if everyone went to the rally instead . Was...
Forum: Kit Building
12-30-2012, 10:25 PM
Replies: 2,318
Views: 290,476
Posted By thebeave

RE: Top Flite Giant P-47 Build

Here's the pictures of my new thinner wheels next to my original "bigger" wheels . I also threw in a gratuitous picture of my cockpit.
Forum: Kit Building
12-29-2012, 07:16 PM
Replies: 2,318
Views: 290,476
Posted By thebeave

RE: Top Flite Giant P-47 Build

Mustang, ...... Im certainly no expert, but im sure that isn't the right cockpit kit. The one i've got was almost to big to fit inside the plane...... well, maybe not "too big" but i had to work at...
Forum: Kit Building
12-28-2012, 02:48 PM
Replies: 2,318
Views: 290,476
Posted By thebeave

RE: Top Flite Giant P-47 Build

Got my new wheels in yesterday. They're alot skinnier than the wheels i already had, almost to skinny. I don't think that i'll have any trouble with getting them to go all the way up into the...
Forum: Kit Building
12-24-2012, 07:47 PM
Replies: 2,318
Views: 290,476
Posted By thebeave

RE: Top Flite Giant P-47 Build

Thanks for the help, and Merry Christmas to you all .:D
Forum: Kit Building
12-24-2012, 03:14 PM
Replies: 2,318
Views: 290,476
Posted By thebeave

RE: Top Flite Giant P-47 Build

That's kinda what i was thinking of doing.. I have gone ahead and started sheeting the back section after receiving conformation from you guys . The only other thing that is bugging me is..... after...
Forum: Kit Building
12-23-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 2,318
Views: 290,476
Posted By thebeave

RE: Top Flite Giant P-47 Build

At this point i have the wing resting in the wing jiggs. My questions are as follows: Where does the aft center wing jigg go exactly ? I know the manual says above the wing bolt plate braces... but...
Forum: Kit Building
12-22-2012, 04:55 PM
Replies: 2,318
Views: 290,476
Posted By thebeave

RE: Top Flite Giant P-47 Build

I know im not Gary, but if you look on page #10 and 11.... i believe that's where he shows what he did.. On another note..... I just ordered a set of replacement wheels for the hanger9 30cc p47. They...
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