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Posted by Willsonman | Aug 26, 2010 @ 01:39 PM | 2,521 Views
Ok, so here is the deal,

I ordered a WWI full-body pilot for my current project a little over a week ago. I heard nothing from them for a week and so I decided to shoot them an email to check the status.
http://www.thepilotpeople.co.uk/index.htm
Really great stuff for the price.

At any rate, the outcome of the email was that Sandra (person who responded) is very busy right now and that orders are taking a minimum of 12 weeks. YIKES! So, for those who order from them, be sure to check before ordering what the timeframe is for recieving your order.

Highlights:
Ordered on 8/17/10
Should recieve at the earliest 11/2/10!
No warning before hand.
Posted by Willsonman | Aug 24, 2010 @ 09:16 PM | 2,988 Views
Head on over to the build log for an update on the dummy motor.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...0#post15878120
Posted by Willsonman | Aug 18, 2010 @ 09:22 PM | 2,141 Views
For those that have been watching this space. I got my prop hub and washer dry fit tonight. See the build log for more details.
Posted by Willsonman | Aug 16, 2010 @ 08:45 PM | 1,969 Views
More progress posted on the Tummelisa. Got a friend at work, Thanks John, who is drilling out my schmancy propeller. I do not have a drill press and I wanted to get it right. Should be able to do a dry-fit soon to test the prop washer and nut for scale appearances.

On a side not any input on this project is welcomed!
Posted by Willsonman | Aug 15, 2010 @ 07:28 PM | 1,933 Views
I got some work done on my new build this weekend. Go here for the build thread.

I also got some other things done around the house. The parents had their "old" belt drive garage door opener so I was able to get that and install it. Works very well with the hardware that was already in place. New battery in the keypad and that was in business. Then I was able to program the transmitter in the Volvo.

I was also able to get the chair rail and wainscoting completed in the dining room. Well, It still needs patching up more but the majority of the work is done. Should be able to spend an hour here and there finishing the touch ups and spend a night with the wife painting and it will be done.
Posted by Willsonman | Aug 09, 2010 @ 09:39 PM | 1,991 Views
The build log has begun. Please comment so I can get some pointers. I always love the feedback!
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...0#post15750684
Posted by Willsonman | Aug 09, 2010 @ 12:51 PM | 2,007 Views
Well, I should be receiving my new kit today in the mail. Watch this space shortly for updates and a link to the build log I'll create in the electric warbirds section. I'll let the cat out of the bag and give my initial thoughts now since I have a moment.

The project is a 52" span (1:6 scale) O1 Tummelisa. Itís a beautiful bird (IMO) and was used as a trainer. What is great is that it had zero fatalities. It is a great safety record by any stretch. The kit and plans were ordered from Aerodrome RC (ARC) using their Zencart checkout system. While I have never been a fan of that system itís their option. I initially did not get a confirmation email but a quick phone call to Kay at ARC got things straightened out fine. I had not read too much about the company here or elsewhere so I thought I would do a fairly thorough review of the company. I did call mid-week to check on the status of my order. Kay assured me that 1/2 of the kit had been cut but was waiting to get a shipment of wood in to finish the rest. Good to know that the wood inventory is kept fresh and not just lying around warping from moisture or heat. I was notified last Friday (8/6) that the package was shipped and received a delivery confirmation number. Friday to Monday from CA to MD is a pretty good ship time. Kudos there.

Overall I am impressed with the company. They have a wide range of kits to choose from in the WWI and golden age segment. Decals and other painting aids are available. They also...Continue Reading