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04-13-2022, 04:29 AM
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Posted By Hot Rod Todd

Fuel capacity depends a lot on what you're doing....

Fuel capacity depends a lot on what you're doing. Big difference between aerobatic planes and warbirds. I have an extra with a 55cc engine, and 16 oz. is plenty. Mostly due to the light weight of...
04-12-2022, 07:25 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 8,613
Posted By Hot Rod Todd

I didn't really need to flare it much. It seemed...

I didn't really need to flare it much. It seemed to like touching on the mains, then the tail would drop as soon as I pulled up the flaps. I think I'm right on the recommended CG and it felt OK (6...
04-11-2022, 08:18 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 8,613
Posted By Hot Rod Todd

Had a bit of nice weather over the weekend, so I...

Had a bit of nice weather over the weekend, so I was able to get a maiden flight on the P-51. Conditions were nice, maybe 55 degrees with little wind. It’s always nice when you can run a new engine...
04-08-2022, 02:01 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 8,613
Posted By Hot Rod Todd

I know those modified G62's will rev up quite...

I know those modified G62's will rev up quite high, providing some impressive power (I didn't see all the mods you did). The problem is they typically make that power mostly due to the RPM they...
04-08-2022, 09:14 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 8,613
Posted By Hot Rod Todd

There is a limit to how much pitch that engine...

There is a limit to how much pitch that engine will pull on a 4-blade prop with that diameter. I believe you have a G62. Most warbirds run a 22X10 two blade on those. It would be lucky to pull a...
03-10-2022, 04:12 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 8,613
Posted By Hot Rod Todd

I think that is paint. The cowl clearcoat comes...

I think that is paint. The cowl clearcoat comes off in big chunks as well. I re-painted mine, but I had to get all that clearcoat off first or it would have just fell off. I also replaced that...
02-05-2022, 07:58 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 8,613
Posted By Hot Rod Todd

I got most of the detailing done and put it...

I got most of the detailing done and put it together for a couple basement photos. It didn't turn out too bad. I cheated a little on the graphic, making the yellow a little wider than it was in...
01-31-2022, 01:30 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 8,613
Posted By Hot Rod Todd

Not a ton of room in the fuse for the wiring. I...

Not a ton of room in the fuse for the wiring. I had to make sure the area was clear for the Gear Door servo arms. ...
01-31-2022, 01:28 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 8,613
Posted By Hot Rod Todd

Here's a photo of the final engine install with...

Here's a photo of the final engine install with the cowl mounted. I'm working on the graphics now. Painting everything on, takes some time. Hopefully I'll have some final photos soon showing how...
01-31-2022, 01:24 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 8,613
Posted By Hot Rod Todd

I added some strength to the upper nose, used...

I added some strength to the upper nose, used some lead shot in epoxy in the section right against the firewall. I'll fine tune the balance with weight farther out on the nose. It's all reinforced,...
01-31-2022, 01:21 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 8,613
Posted By Hot Rod Todd

I was short a couple of the crimp collets for the...

I was short a couple of the crimp collets for the pull pull, as well as the cable linkage. I had some lying around. Got the plane pretty much done except for graphics. Put it on the wheels to...
01-28-2022, 11:12 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 8,613
Posted By Hot Rod Todd

I'm working on getting everything loaded into the...

I'm working on getting everything loaded into the fuse now. Wiring it all up, getting the fuel system installed. Here's a photo of the fuse after painting. Won't be long I'll put it together and...
01-28-2022, 11:09 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 8,613
Posted By Hot Rod Todd

Landing gear is mounted in the wings, all the...

Landing gear is mounted in the wings, all the gear doors are setup. It was a bit of work, but I'm satisfied with how they function. I'm not too happy with the spring that pulls the tail wheel doors...
01-28-2022, 11:04 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 8,613
Posted By Hot Rod Todd

I decided to create a door to hide the switches. ...

I decided to create a door to hide the switches. I'm using all Nimh batteries. I'll use a 5200 mah for the main power fed through two parallel switches. A 5 cell 3000mah for the ignition, and a 6...
01-28-2022, 11:02 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 8,613
Posted By Hot Rod Todd

Making good progress on my Mustang. The wing and...

Making good progress on my Mustang. The wing and fuse are detailed and painted. I'll be applying graphics soon. The photo shows the wing with the all metal finish, provided by the Rustoleum paint....
01-11-2022, 10:16 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 8,613
Posted By Hot Rod Todd

I had that problem too. I sanded down the pin a...

I had that problem too. I sanded down the pin a bit, but it turns out the problem was a lip in the slot. I wouldn't modify the canopy, you need to get down in the slot and get the lip off that...
01-11-2022, 09:11 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 8,613
Posted By Hot Rod Todd

I'll be using some Restoleum Metallic finish...

I'll be using some Restoleum Metallic finish paint. Should give a decent representation of a bare aluminum (shiny, not overly weathered). I painted my Horiz. stab to test it out. Not sure how much...
01-11-2022, 09:06 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 8,613
Posted By Hot Rod Todd

My P-51 is all stripped and has been glassed. I...

My P-51 is all stripped and has been glassed. I have the primer coats on, and am working on getting the rivet and other detail added prior to painting. Here's the wing prior to adding primer to...
01-11-2022, 08:44 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 8,613
Posted By Hot Rod Todd

I did a test fit on the DLE-65, and it seems like...

I did a test fit on the DLE-65, and it seems like it will work fine. I didn't have the P-51 muffler, so I had to make a cutout for the Standard Pitts. I made some mods to maximize the air outlet to...
01-11-2022, 07:51 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 8,613
Posted By Hot Rod Todd

Nice to see a newer building thread on the H9...

Nice to see a newer building thread on the H9 Mustang. I started on mine a couple months ago.
Some comments about what you're doing so far:
Your fuel tank seems a bit small for the G62. I like to...
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