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Posted by DismayingObservation | Aug 24, 2006 @ 12:29 AM | 2,841 Views
I, like the characters on South Park, have learned something. Specifically, foam-safe CA really is safe for foam.

Ah, but add the wrong kicker...

Anyway, the new E-flite P-47 Thunderbolt will be repaired in the future with the correct stuff. My perfidy cost me a wing. I used the glue and kicker to replace a landing gear block that fell out. Result: The foam took on the consistency - and strength - of stale bread. Each time the block popped out, I glued and kicked it in. More and more stale bread. Oh, well. I have a $10 "reward" on purchases of $25 and up that I can take advantage of at the local Hobbytown USA. The wing and decal sheet would normally be about $30. I'm still out twenty bucks.

What a terrific plane this is, made even easier to fly with practice on my new RealFlight G3 simulator. Ditto for the help in flying my Blade CP. On the P-47, basic aerobatics like Immelman turns are a blast!

I URGE anyone who doesn't yet own a Great Planes C.G. Machine to obtain one ASAP. I balanced the P-47 with a level of precision that would frankly be impossible with the fingertip method. I can't help but wonder how much better the old Chipmunk would have flown had I balanced it with the CGM.

More nonsense with the HPI Savage and its engine. Savage is OK, Orion Wasp .28 is not. It's on its way to Orion's HQ in beautiful Yorba Linda, California. Maybe Nixon's ghost will bring it luck.

Until next time, arrivederci.