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10-11-2021, 07:57 AM
Replies: 149
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Posted By szempruw

Hey Predhead, Your plane's looking good. I like...

Hey Predhead, Your plane's looking good. I like to watch the progress of a build. I have a suggestion. Think about setting up a build log on this site. You can post all your pictures and it will be...
09-16-2021, 06:08 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 34,907
Posted By szempruw

Air Show Waukegan

This past 9/11/2021 I had the chance to display the nearly completed model. With lot's of effort, I'm down to 29.03 lbs. and at about 7.3% Static Margin or about .33 in. more tail heavy than I would...
07-19-2021, 07:54 AM
Replies: 1,115
Views: 169,526
Posted By szempruw

P51 Gear Doors

I don't see anyone answering your request, so I thought I'd respond with what I did.

The gear doors were made from resin/fiberglass before I cut out the bays to ensure conformity to the wing....
06-24-2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 34,907
Posted By szempruw

P51 CG Calculation and Correct Location

My main concern and why I'm writing this is that the CG location is "good enough" to maiden the flight of plane that took a long time to build, and I hate to stall and crash on the first flight.

I...
06-20-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 34,907
Posted By szempruw

Taking Weight Off Tail

Starting at 29.3 lbs., I identified and removed weight, mostly from the tail end. The Century Jet Tail wheel is about 181 g. I recently found that Spektrum/e-Flite came out with 60cc size gear and...
05-09-2021, 07:35 PM
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Views: 169,526
Posted By szempruw

PREDHEAD wrote: "I started locating the landing...

PREDHEAD wrote: "I started locating the landing gear? what degrees do I angel the gear to the main spar?"

The answer is 85 deg to account for the dihedral. Just extend the gear to make sure your...
05-03-2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 1,115
Views: 169,526
Posted By szempruw

Tail Wheel Steering

PREDHEAD wrote: "I am having trouble figuring out the robart 580rse tail steerable retract to use pull pull linkage ? does anyone have pictures off the proper way to install the rudder to the...
04-20-2021, 06:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,224
Posted By szempruw

Did you ever fly your Mustang? What was the final...

Did you ever fly your Mustang? What was the final weight and CG location that you decided to try?
Forum: Suggestions
04-16-2021, 06:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,979
Posted By szempruw

"Pica P51" which is in my build log. So it was...

"Pica P51" which is in my build log. So it was broken.
Forum: Suggestions
04-12-2021, 06:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,979
Posted By szempruw

Your Thread Search is NOT Working

Ran simple searches and everything is coming back Not Found and try simpler words.
Forum: Marketplace
04-12-2021, 06:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 237
Posted By szempruw

1/5 scale Pica P51 ABS Scoop

Looking to replace ABS scoop. Don't want Fiberglass Specialties. Let me know if you have one.
03-21-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 1,115
Views: 169,526
Posted By szempruw

Nearly Finished

I'm down to the last few posts on my Build Log for the 89" Pica kit I started on this site over 5 years ago. It was a fun build. I worked on it part time, in between other planes. It's a little too...
03-21-2021, 07:41 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 34,907
Posted By szempruw

Nearly Finished

I'm getting close to my final posting of this build. I have a few more details and perhaps end this log with a summary of flying it

I need to add an access to the needle valve for adjustment of at...
03-05-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 34,907
Posted By szempruw

Decals

Need to add some small ones too. The large ones are vinyl. The small will be water slide.
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03-02-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 34,907
Posted By szempruw

Painting a Red Tail

When your friend who has a spray booth offers to paint your plane, you take him up on it. It was nice to see some color on it after staring at aluminum. I used KlasKote epoxy satin. We added a...
02-10-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 34,907
Posted By szempruw

Finished Flite Metal Wing Details

I'll spend the day adding / tracing minor wing details, I traced the major panels with a black ballpoint pen. I added a bunch of rivet lines but it's driving me crazy to over do it per my guide. I'll...
01-28-2021, 08:28 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 34,907
Posted By szempruw

Flite Metal Almost Done

I just have a few small parts to finish. The gear covers are kind of fun to see the concave shape stick well. The scuffing of the panels will be next to get that brushed aluminum effect. Some panels...
01-18-2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 1,115
Views: 169,526
Posted By szempruw

I have a link below to a Mustang at my local...

I have a link below to a Mustang at my local airport. It has some great restoration photos for those interested. They now have two Mustangs!! I think it's time for a visit.

Welcome to the Warbird...
01-18-2021, 09:36 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 34,907
Posted By szempruw

Wing Flite Metal

I'm counting about 54 panels between the top and bottom wing surfaces. I'm working about 4 hours at a time and have about 13 done.

After a lot of internet research, the proud panel lines for...
01-14-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 34,907
Posted By szempruw

Wing Finish

I kept track of the weight increase as I applied the .73 oz. / sq. yd fiberglass. Always curious of the weight gain of finishes.

The estimate of area excludes the ailerons and flaps and is about...
01-14-2021, 02:28 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 34,907
Posted By szempruw

Since you are just starting, I suggest you do...

Since you are just starting, I suggest you do everything possible to remove as much weight from the tail end as possible. You will avoid having to add weight. The tail wheel alone adds a lot.
01-03-2021, 07:18 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 34,907
Posted By szempruw

Hangar 9 Drop Tanks Fitment

Yes it is a carbon rod for the flaps.

I'm putting in build log progress on adding features to the wing before I glass it. I put in the shell ejectors. I also wanted to be able to remove the Hangar...
12-27-2020, 05:37 PM
Replies: 1,115
Views: 169,526
Posted By szempruw

Thanks Wyoturbine, for a 1/5 scale kit, using the...

Thanks Wyoturbine, for a 1/5 scale kit, using the leading edge as a datum, a guy gave me these dimensions. The pylon was 40 mm back, (1.57 in.) and the tank tip was forward 67 mm (2.63 in.) I could...
12-23-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 1,115
Views: 169,526
Posted By szempruw

Drop Tanks 75 Gallon

I'm trying to locate the drop tanks fore and aft. I need a dimension for 1/5 scale, preferably the distance from the tip of the tank to the leading edge. I can't find reliable location dimensions...
12-10-2020, 07:56 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 34,907
Posted By szempruw

Wing Wiring

I took the time to install all the wires in the wing before I cover with fiberglass. There are a few plastic pieces to install, but I'm getting close to covering which is the next big job.

Time...
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