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02-08-2018, 01:44 AM
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Posted By spitmad

Tf gs p51 gs

Hi guys ........long time no post
After taking a break from balsa bashing for a few years and finishing my private pilot license (haemorrhaging $$$$ along the way) Ive recently got back to working...
09-08-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,267
Posted By spitmad

Yep Jim builds and flies models as well, has his...

Yep Jim builds and flies models as well, has his own strip on his property . Funny you mention Boonah , I'll be up there in a few weeks gliding , I've been gliding there for years with my brother in...
09-07-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,267
Posted By spitmad

G'day Ken , thanks for the tip , I used their...

G'day Ken , thanks for the tip , I used their exhaust stacks on my Vailly Tempest, I'll order a set of the merl in stacks

cheers

Alan
09-07-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,267
Posted By spitmad

G'day Mick yep balsa bashing again tempest...

G'day Mick
yep balsa bashing again
tempest was sold to Jim Wickham down her in Melbourne , Jim has a massive collection of giant scale stuff as well as a hanger full of real heavy metal. You may...
09-07-2015, 01:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,267
Posted By spitmad

Thanks Chris , I've now scaled the nose length...

Thanks Chris , I've now scaled the nose length off two plastic models and some scale drawings I down loaded and the nose is approx 30mm short so looks like I'll be building another fire wall and...
09-06-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,267
Posted By spitmad

Hi guys I have just received the f/g cowl from...

Hi guys
I have just received the f/g cowl from Leo Spychalla and it is excellent, however the nose seems to be around 30mm too short when I scale it off the 1/32 model that I have .
Are there any...
05-26-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,267
Posted By spitmad

Hi Guys I heard that Tony Howard had passed...

Hi Guys

I heard that Tony Howard had passed away (Pacific Scale Aircraft)..............a great shame

Does anyone know of another manufacturer of decent 1/5 scale dummy exhaust for the P51

Al.
04-29-2015, 12:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,267
Posted By spitmad

P51B mustang III

Chad- thanks for the canopy ,

Pete - For something different I'm converting the TF P51D to a RAF Mustang III (P51B) so this is what the Mustang will look like when finished (well close enough for...
04-28-2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,267
Posted By spitmad

G'day Peter Long time , I have down sized the...

G'day Peter Long time , I have down sized the fleet and sold the HD Spit, the Valliey Tempest and the 100" mustang over the past year as I've been flying Cessna 182s so time and $$$ were limited....
04-28-2015, 02:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,267
Posted By spitmad

Thanks Chad, the canopy should fit Ok I...

Thanks Chad, the canopy should fit Ok

I have sent you an email

cheers

Alan
04-27-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,267
Posted By spitmad

Thanks Chad , great drawing ! Im in the office...

Thanks Chad , great drawing !
Im in the office at work now but will check the dimensions later .....at first glance they look very similar

many thanks

Alan
04-27-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,267
Posted By spitmad

G'day Chad , sounds great, could you send me some...

G'day Chad , sounds great, could you send me some dimensions of the canopy .....the width mainly so I can assess if it will fit .....or how much I need to modify the TF kit. If all good I'll send you...
04-26-2015, 03:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,267
Posted By spitmad

Wanted- TF GS P51B - Malcolm Hood Canopy

Hi Guys

I'm chasing a conversion kit for my Topflite GS P51, looking at Building a B/C model with a Malcolm Hood.

Does anyone have a canopy and rear deck? (both or either)...........and is...
09-12-2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 987
Posted By spitmad

RE: GSP Giant P51D ARF build and modifications

G'day Trent

I might be down at Parcs on Sat morning if the WX is OK ............I'll give the ugly SBach aerobatic thing a fly

I'll send you a text if I'm down there

cheers

Al.
09-12-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 987
Posted By spitmad

RE: GSP Giant P51D ARF build and modifications

Hi Jeff.........that's great to know that it is a good flyer !
After all the problems with the build quality (poor fit and finsh and thin fuselage f/g) the incidence on the wing and tail plane...
09-11-2012, 03:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 987
Posted By spitmad

GSP Giant P51D ARF build and modifications

Hi Guys

I made an inpulse buy earlier this year when I saw a 96" ARF P51 on "Fee" Bay, it is sold as a Giant Scale Planes P51 in the US and a later version here in Australia by Austars Models.
...
07-18-2012, 09:00 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,803
Posted By spitmad

RE: beware of hobby king warranty claims

This is/was HK's standard procedure (which sucks), I have a few warranty claims and have always been directed to their T&C's whcih state that items must be returned to the Honk Kong warehouse...
07-17-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 804
Posted By spitmad

RE: P-51 Identify Manufacturer

Its sold here in Australia under the FMS brand..........I have one and it flies beautifully for a foamy.

Can't recall where the CG is but if you use a 2200mah 4S battery it will balance just...
07-12-2012, 01:31 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,803
Posted By spitmad

RE: beware of hobby king warranty claims

G'day Pete

yes a bit of a lash really............but you get what you pay for I suppose, I have bought quite a few electic foamies and had a few ESC's fail with seconds of start up ..........but...
06-16-2012, 02:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,545
Posted By spitmad

RE: what servo to use in giant scale p51

Yep +1 for 645's

i use these for flaps, rudder and elevator on my 96" Spitfire, 98"Vailley Tempest and installing these in a 100"P51.............10kg's of grunt on 6V they are great and centre...
04-30-2012, 02:21 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 12,528
Posted By spitmad

RE: Vailly Tempest MkV on the way...

I installed the DBalsa cockpit as it was already built by the original owner and yes it is bloody heavy and I did have to cut away some of the fuse crutch, I then install 1/2 ply doublers and carbon...
04-26-2012, 02:06 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 21,203
Posted By spitmad

RE: ANOTHER COMP ARF SPITFIRE

Hi Bruno

my hat is off to you.......a beautiful Spit !

Just a thought..........if you have room........ why not install an EDF in the oil cooler to force feed the cool air .........I have...
03-27-2012, 08:00 PM
Replies: 4,343
Views: 541,778
Posted By spitmad

RE: Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome)

My 60mm EDF is mounted in the firewall right behind the cylinder head (1/4" behind) and draws air out of the engine compartment, the speedy is on a slide controller on my TX so I can adjust the fan...
03-27-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 4,343
Views: 541,778
Posted By spitmad

RE: Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome)

Thanks Sonny

The canopy is left open for flying when the lower cowl is installed as I have an EDF behind the cylinder head which exhausts the hot air back out through the fuse and out via the...
03-27-2012, 04:45 PM
Replies: 4,343
Views: 541,778
Posted By spitmad

RE: Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome)

Hi Guys

I think I was post number 18 ........but I forgot to say "Sign Me Up"



My Mk Vb Spitfire build can be found here, 96" span 3mm 53cc and around 38 - 40 lbs

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