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Old 01-22-2014, 02:34 PM
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I have had a pilot on back order from TBM for months - no joy, so would someone please advise the height and width of the pilot you used so I can try to source one of the proper size elsewhere? Thank you.
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Originally Posted by Whiskey Bravo
I have had a pilot on back order from TBM for months - no joy, so would someone please advise the height and width of the pilot you used so I can try to source one of the proper size elsewhere? Thank you.
Go here, you have to paint them, but they are posable. The ESM Pilots are 1/6 scale.

http://www.magnumrc.com/RC-Pilots_c_18.html

http://www.magnumrc.com/ESM--F7F-Tig...kpit_p_60.html

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Old 01-23-2014, 04:50 AM
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Great, thank you.
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Hi Airman 98. I am putting a Smoke System in my ESM T-28. I will put a smoke system in my Tigercat after I learn more about the smoke system set-up. The question I have is : What size hole do you have in the muffler fitting? I am using a Zenoah G45. The pressure fitting in the muffler has a hole .040. I think that may be too small for the amount of smoke fluid I will need for a good smoke trail. What size holes do you have in your Tigercat mufflers. I have 2 - 16oz tanks in my T-28. This should give me many minutes of "On Time" Are you mixing your own Smoke Fluid? Thanks, Col. Chuck Winter
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Originally Posted by Magnum RC
Go here, you have to paint them, but they are posable. The ESM Pilots are 1/6 scale.

http://www.magnumrc.com/RC-Pilots_c_18.html

http://www.magnumrc.com/ESM--F7F-Tig...kpit_p_60.html
More pilots try,vqwarbirds.com .Good luck.Dean
Old 02-17-2014, 07:58 PM
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Originally Posted by frisconick
I've been going through the entire thread again, but did not see that anyone else had this problem: The fit between the nacelles and the middle wing is angled, with a large gap at the trailing edge of the wing. There is a 1/8" gap on the port side and a 3/32" gap on stbd. The plane is brand new from ARF Pros and it's the built up wing. Anyone experienced this??

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Finally had a little time to take it out of the box and check it out. Could not get the wing tubes in the sockets. A little sanding with flapper to get to a REALLY tight fit, and I have the same alignment issue as yours. Actually I would say it looks worse, but I didn't take measurements. Mine came from Troy Built right after Thanksgiving. Cracked fiberglass on the belly, and paint on the nose scratched up. That's what I saw in the couple hours I had it out, hoping the rest of the kit is a little better

Would someone mind measuring the distance from the stock main retract mount (wood mount), to the axle...main gear only. ESM and Sierra gear would be much appreciated. Playing around with a few ideas

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My kit came the same way,with 6 inch split bottom rear of fuselage.Had to take and send them pictures.Then they didnt have any shiny in stock so I told them to send matt replacement.they said just clear it.I can paint ok but with the spray cans it looks bad,I need to take it to a pro..I have ESM gear and from wood mount to middle of axle is 8.5 inch.Dean
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Originally Posted by pfifft6
My kit came the same way,with 6 inch split bottom rear of fuselage.Had to take and send them pictures.Then they didnt have any shiny in stock so I told them to send matt replacement.they said just clear it.I can paint ok but with the spray cans it looks bad,I need to take it to a pro..I have ESM gear and from wood mount to middle of axle is 8.5 inch.Dean

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After almost two months, they finally replaced my middle wing section. The fit is much better. Only needs some minor clean-up for a near perfect fit. On with assembly.
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I pulled the kit back out yesterday, and gap between nacelle to inner wing was 3/32 on one side, and 1/16" gap on the other side, and one outboard wing panel was too far fwd by 1/8". Called TBM, no stock, no date. Told me to go ahead a modify it knowing they will have more at some point. I said if I modify it, I own it, he said you already own it. Guess its a tail light warranty...LOL.

No no only kidding, he did say that, but after that he said take pictures and they would submit to ESM for warranty replacement
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never mind

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I'm ready to take mine out to the field for some taxi testing and engine tuning. Not quite sure how I'm going to get it there though. Can't decide on how to stuff it into my Expedition. Anyone have some pics to share on how they transport theirs?

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I don't have pics, but 2" thick EPP foam cradles work great for mine.
Just cut to match the airfoil and store the wing props down for transport. Make em tall enough to just clear the prop hubs. The wider the better for the cradle foam because you can smoosh the Leading Edge if it is too narrow....
Do the same for the fuse and make the cradle tall enough that when you put the wing on the fuse the gear will not touch (or will barely touch). Then you can swing the gear for your pre-flight....
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Why not just put a bead of filler (or black silicon like we used) around the rib and push the wing panels together and then file off anything that oozes out? Its just to fill a gap and won't weigh much.... A tiny bit of touch up paint and away you go in less than 30-minutes???



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I pulled the kit back out yesterday, and gap between nacelle to inner wing was 3/32 on one side, and 1/16" gap on the other side, and one outboard wing panel was too far fwd by 1/8". Called TBM, no stock, no date. Told me to go ahead a modify it knowing they will have more at some point. I said if I modify it, I own it, he said you already own it. Guess its a tail light warranty...LOL.

No no only kidding, he did say that, but after that he said take pictures and they would submit to ESM for warranty replacement
On with the mods!
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Thought about that but travelling with the props facing down worries me that the clunks might get shook up enough to bend back on themselves and get stuck forward. But cutting up a couple of foam coolers to match the bottom airfoil and the bottom of the fuse might just do the trick.

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A straw around them or brass tubing inside would solve that little dilema
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Yes. Would, and could, but I didn't !! No desire to rip 'em apart again.
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Just sayin!
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And I dont blame you one bit for not wanting to tear em back out
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Hi Tiger Cat Fans. Just had a GREAT weekend flying at Castle Airport during the IMAA West Coast Festival. My F7F was a HIT at the IMAA Festival again and the SMOKE trailing out of each engine during large smooth loops, Cuban Eights and high speed runs were crowd pleasers. My 2 Fuji engines were HUMMING. I had many people come up to me after my flights with many question and comments how BEAUTIFUL the airplane looked with TWIN smoke trails through all the maneuvers. I hope that some of my flying will be in a Video that should be out in a few months. Col. Chuck Winter
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Glad to hear you are still entertaining the crowds Col!
keep em flying!!!!
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http://youtu.be/eh6YFDiUH6I This is one of my flights at the IMAA event last weekend. Great SMOKE from both engines. Col. Chuck Winter
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Whats your smoke setup Col.?
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Hello Chuck,
Nice video of your flight routine. Where did your CG end up? Is it right on the 4.6in (117mm) from the leading edge?

Thanks, Dave
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Tiger Cat Fans ---- Just lost all my answers to all your questions -- RC Universe did it again. I'll post a picture and then Post another picture. This may take a few posts. Chuck
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