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11-28-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 973
Posted By bentwings

I like P51’s too. Over the years I’ve built a...

I like P51’s too. Over the years I’ve built a couple but never got to fly them...sold them.


the big issue I’ve had was that the cowls were so narrow that a function and efficient exhaust was...
10-14-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,277
Posted By bentwings

If you go with the split cowl, I’d suggest you...

If you go with the split cowl, I’d suggest you make a couple rings to fit inside with a few stringers to keep then aligned. We call it a buck in the fab shop. This will help keep the pieces aligned...
09-08-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,364
Posted By bentwings

Great re-maiden flight! Very well done.

Great re-maiden flight! Very well done.
08-31-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,364
Posted By bentwings

Nice rebuild! Good times flying it! My sons...

Nice rebuild! Good times flying it!
My sons 118” hit from about 500’, straight in. nothing left except the elevators and rudders and they had some damage. Even bent the retracted gears. Both fuel...
07-01-2019, 06:34 AM
Replies: 1,645
Views: 454,719
Posted By bentwings

Why not just get Ziroli plans and accessories....

Why not just get Ziroli plans and accessories. They make a bigger and nice flying airplane. I’ve built one but my pictures are buried somewhere in electronic heave. They are easy to build and...
05-11-2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,584
Posted By bentwings

Usually you leave your radio home only once in...

Usually you leave your radio home only once in your career. A check list is a very good idea. After all full scale lives on check lists.

Also don’t forget your radio in the shade under the car. ...
02-11-2019, 05:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,465
Posted By bentwings

Lots of people buy expensive SUV then take a bath...

Lots of people buy expensive SUV then take a bath in depreciation.

For many years i had various station wagons. Going all the way back to my 1965/Pontiac Grand Safari 9 passenger. Today I have...
02-11-2019, 05:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 810
Posted By bentwings

Non oxy premium has no ethanol. Then Redline at...

Non oxy premium has no ethanol. Then Redline at your ratio.
11-13-2018, 05:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 461
Posted By bentwings

I don’t go to many car shows anymore, much...

I don’t go to many car shows anymore, much preferring to go on cruises with the guys. I go to a couple car groups sponsored by local law enforcement groups. Also I attend an occasional military...
11-12-2018, 03:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 461
Posted By bentwings

Yeah y’all are right about that. Sat. at...

Yeah y’all are right about that.

Sat. at car breakfast there were 31 of us. All but a couple are retired. Most of the talk was medical...LOL. There are still a few of us that are “numbers...
11-11-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 461
Posted By bentwings

Attract and keep members

Here is a suggestion for all clubs. Ive been modeling since the late 40s so an old timer. No cane or walker yet.

iI not only do models but Streetrods and big boats, I even shoot a little among...
05-09-2018, 04:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 290
Posted By bentwings

Rotating nose retract

Are there any rotating nose retracts made. Similar to B-26 Invader and F 86?

Or, anybody have ideas on modification to a standard retract? This will be in about a 20 pound model.

I saw one...
03-25-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,244
Posted By bentwings

That is one nice looking plane! I love it. Sure...

That is one nice looking plane! I love it. Sure brings back memories.

it May be a bit heavy but it will fly nice. Just be careful on sharp pull outs and turns.

ive forgotten what motor you...
03-19-2018, 04:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,375
Posted By bentwings

I just saw this build thread. I built this plane...

I just saw this build thread. I built this plane for my son many years ago. It was a lot work but fun too. I did build a number of scale exhausts. This was a learning experience as there aren’t...
03-08-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,244
Posted By bentwings

Nice job! Thanks for the paint display byron

Nice job! Thanks for the paint display

byron
03-04-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 610
Views: 76,495
Posted By bentwings

There at least two different scoops shown in...

There at least two different scoops shown in various pictures. There is a tall square one and a flatter rounded one. We liked the more rounded one. It was a bit of effort to shape them then hollow...
02-12-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,244
Posted By bentwings

Looks great! Nice work! byron

Looks great! Nice work!

byron
02-01-2018, 05:42 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,954
Posted By bentwings

My issue with CJM was bad years ago. Never ...

My issue with CJM was bad years ago. Never again.

I’ve got a question that is really off topic. Purely as I see a few users here. Many of you have used PayPal. Do you ever get information,...
01-27-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,244
Posted By bentwings

Yeah, the 1 7/8 is an odd size. The 2 inch is...

Yeah, the 1 7/8 is an odd size. The 2 inch is probably the best bet. Too bad the plane is already painted. You could have done some creative blending.
01-26-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,244
Posted By bentwings

You might try this place for a spinner. Not cheap...

You might try this place for a spinner. Not cheap just excellent products and service.

https://www.truturn.com/
01-19-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,244
Posted By bentwings

Looks nice and clean. I paint the same way....

Looks nice and clean. I paint the same way. Saves paint weight.
01-16-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,244
Posted By bentwings

It’s going to be nice! byron

It’s going to be nice!

byron
01-11-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 14,854
Posted By bentwings

Over the years I’ve built a number of Ziroli...

Over the years I’ve built a number of Ziroli planes and a couple from other plans. I’ve purchased two sets of plans, one to build from and one to cut up. I carefully cut out the parts from the...
01-09-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,244
Posted By bentwings

You’re getting there! Looks nice. For tail...

You’re getting there! Looks nice.

For tail filets I used balsa triangle stock. 3/8 or 1/2” and blended it in. Nothing fancy.

i also molded the cowls in. I used blind nuts to mount the motors...
Forum: Aerodynamics
12-31-2017, 08:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,440
Posted By bentwings

Thanks! I feel much more comfortable now. ...

Thanks! I feel much more comfortable now.

byron
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