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Forum: Helimax
04-25-2016, 07:50 AM
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Views: 1,635
Posted By SteveR3750

I need discontinued/ unavailable AXE 400 Parts...

I am looking for HMXE 8645 Tail Rotor Shaft & Drive Pulley Assembly for my AXE 400. I can not find one anywhere. If anyone has one that they would like to part with or has any information on where...
04-10-2016, 08:59 AM
Replies: 3,358
Views: 588,178
Posted By SteveR3750

Maidened the P51

I finally got around to putting the maiden on my Mustang today. Conditions were a little less than desirable with gusty winds but I couldn't hold out any longer. First flight went well and it only...
02-29-2016, 04:14 PM
Replies: 3,358
Views: 588,178
Posted By SteveR3750

[QUOTE=thebluemax;12183304]Hi Steve, You may...

[QUOTE=thebluemax;12183304]Hi Steve,
You may want to think about how you will be putting the cowl on with the 90 degree adapter. I used that on mine and I had to cut the cowl away for the adapter...
02-28-2016, 12:14 PM
Replies: 3,358
Views: 588,178
Posted By SteveR3750

I bought this ARF last week after an unfortunate...

I bought this ARF last week after an unfortunate end to my kit built Topflite P-40. I'm using the ASP 1.20 4 stroke with an RC Specialties 90 degree adapter, a O.S. 90 degree header and a flex...
Forum: Kit Building
07-17-2015, 04:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,018
Posted By SteveR3750

I used the Robart 615s Tom, but I am fighting...

I used the Robart 615s Tom, but I am fighting with them every time I take the plane out. My P40 finished at a little over 12.5 lbs and unless I make a perfect approach and 3 point landing I end up...
Forum: Kit Building
03-23-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,018
Posted By SteveR3750

I made some progress on the wing this week. I had...

I made some progress on the wing this week. I had to replace the bellcranks for the ailerons because I originally drilled the holes out too large and they had a lot of slop. I also re-sheeted and...
Forum: Glow Engines
03-10-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By SteveR3750

Exhaust help....2 header pipes?

Would there be any issues with using two header pipes on an exhaust installation? I bought an OS 90,degree header pipe and a flexible exhaust but I would rather use the stock silencer. One because it...
Forum: Kit Building
03-09-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,018
Posted By SteveR3750

Topflite P40 Gold Edition...

I started building this kit in 2009 and ran into some of lifes distractions.. (divorce) etc... and never finished it. It originally started out as the desert camo but I made some mistakes during the...
Forum: Kit Building
02-24-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 401
Posted By SteveR3750

Workshop cleanup, reorganize and remodel.....

I decided it was time to make some changes and clean up my workshop. I have a Brian Taylor Hurricane I want to start building soon and the mess was preventing me from even considering starting it. My...
Forum: Kit Building
02-24-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 345
Posted By SteveR3750

Workshop cleanup, reorganize and remodel.....

I decided it was time to make some changes and clean up my workshop. I have a Brian Taylor Hurricane I want to start building soon and the mess was preventing me from even considering starting it. My...
Forum: Kit Building
02-24-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,005
Posted By SteveR3750

I bought a engine (Saito 120S) and the other...

I bought a engine (Saito 120S) and the other parts I needed to finish this P47. On a hint from another thread I purchased the Strut assembly of of the Hangar 9 Blue Nose P51 to use in place of the...
Forum: Kit Building
09-05-2013, 05:20 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,005
Posted By SteveR3750

Thank you for that information!! I have not...

Thank you for that information!! I have not sprayed it yet and will make sure to use a test piece. I have read that Rustoleum by itself is fairly fuel resistant unless you leave the residue on for an...
Forum: Kit Building
09-03-2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,005
Posted By SteveR3750

Thanks aymodeler. I did paint the cowl and all of...

Thanks aymodeler. I did paint the cowl and all of the other plastic parts. I used Rustoleum, Metallic, and the Rustoleum Camoflauge Flat Paints, Black and Green in the cans. I have some Lusterkote...
Forum: Kit Building
09-03-2013, 05:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,005
Posted By SteveR3750

I couldn't stand it, so I went ahead and added a...

I couldn't stand it, so I went ahead and added a few Panel lines and some decals to the fuselage yesterday. They really helped pull it together. I started painting my Pilot Figure, but the paint just...
Forum: Kit Building
08-30-2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,005
Posted By SteveR3750

I've cussed and fought with the monokote and...

I've cussed and fought with the monokote and suddenly realized that I had once again become discouraged and told myself that I would never attempt to build another. I literally gave up and just...
Forum: Kit Building
08-11-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,005
Posted By SteveR3750

I'm still working behind the scenes and slowly...

I'm still working behind the scenes and slowly making more progress on the P47. I finally got the wings and control surfaces filled, sanded and covered with monokote. I went with flat black instead...
Forum: Kit Building
07-09-2013, 06:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,005
Posted By SteveR3750

RE: Ive started another....

Thanks guys!....

I am feeling more confident about this model than I ever have with any of the other kits I attempted to build. I guess although the others were failures in my eyes, (only 1 out...
Forum: Kit Building
07-08-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,005
Posted By SteveR3750

RE: Ive started another....

I stepped away for a week or so and when I got back at it with a clear head and a little rest I was able to work through the flap issue. I pieced back in the overhang and doubled it up using a 1/16th...
Forum: Kit Building
06-20-2013, 07:24 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,005
Posted By SteveR3750

RE: Ive started another....

I will try to get some pictures taken and posted tonight. Basically, I have gaps between the flap leading edge and the wing at both the root of the flap, and the tip of the flap. This allows the...
Forum: Kit Building
06-20-2013, 05:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,005
Posted By SteveR3750

RE: Ive started another....

Okay... I am having a very difficult time with fitting the flaps. I cut the flaps away from the main wing and glued the leading edge and horn in as the instructions stated. No real problem doing...
Forum: Kit Building
06-16-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,005
Posted By SteveR3750

RE: Ive started another....

Thank you Kit builder. I really am pretty lousy at kit building. I've tried to build 4 kits prior to this one and have only completed one that is flying. A GP Piper Cub and it looks okay if you are...
Forum: Kit Building
06-15-2013, 10:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,005
Posted By SteveR3750

RE: Ive started another....

I made some time to work some more on my build. I've managed to get the aileron linkages installed, and finished sheeting the wing. I still need to fit out the retracts ( I don't have them yet) and...
Forum: Kit Building
06-03-2013, 06:25 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,005
Posted By SteveR3750

RE: Ive started another....

I'm moving forward with the build and have completed building and joining the two wing panels, and have also made my first blunder of this build. It seems that somehow, while joining the wing panels...
Forum: Kit Building
05-29-2013, 02:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,005
Posted By SteveR3750

RE: Ive started another....

Thank you for the encouragement and the information. I was leaning towards the 85 degree electric retracts for their ease of installation/ plug and play capability I was also concerned with the...
Forum: Kit Building
05-28-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,005
Posted By SteveR3750

Ive started another....

I dont consider myself to be a very good kit builder so I have no idea why I cant say no to one when I stumble upon it. A coworker approached me with the chance to buy this Topflite P-47 Gold Edition...
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