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Old Oct 12, 2012, 12:02 AM
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Yes, the reason for the failure is not the screws per se (although Brandon has pointed out that some of the screw tips extend beyond the back of the hub), it's the low-grade plastic that is too close to the dummy engine and cowl as well as can easily create stress fractures if the screws are tightened too much. Both issues can create the type of destruction you see in my latest house of horrors video.

The P-51 does not share that fate as it has a completely different backplate assembly and no dummy engine plastic part that can "catch" on any part of the backplate regardless of flight style, whereas the P-47/Corsair hub certainly can and does with the right maneuvers.
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