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Old Feb 05, 2012, 03:23 PM
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Hi guys! Good to know.

Jeff I've missed that razor sharp wit of yours (my new years resolution to be more charitable kicking in here).
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Old Feb 05, 2012, 03:52 PM
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Gree,

Still here look for your thread everytime I boot up RC Groups. Take your time we're going nowhere.

al
PS Besides here in SoCal we've got lots of time! It's the middle of winter and the Sun is shining and the temps about 75 degrees F ( what about 23 C?) no rush
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Old Feb 06, 2012, 08:38 PM
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Yeah, still here Gree.
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Old Feb 06, 2012, 11:40 PM
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Thanks for chiming in guys. Great to know you all still have an interest after all this time. I am REALLY keen to get moving again. By the end of the month the workshop should be back in business!

A bit bummed Jeff didn't bite at my last comment though!
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Old Feb 10, 2012, 11:04 PM
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I may be a late bloomer to his thread but am looking forward to seeing the end result! Your thread has helped me tremendously through my current build. Thank you!!
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Old Feb 11, 2012, 08:31 AM
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Hi mate, I hope you're well.
I'm saving my 'razor sharp wit' for when you start building again, as it's always a constant source of humour to see how someone can destroy so much perfectly good balsa in such a confined space.
Glad to see you've not given up with trying to build a P. 47 from P.51 plans!

Jeff
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Old Feb 11, 2012, 02:20 PM
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Touché....
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Old Feb 19, 2012, 01:27 AM
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Hey Gree, I was drooling over some of your pictures of your build from a couple months ago and you have some pictures on how you mounted your motor (with the black HK mounts), A bunch of the guys down at my field were using the same mounts in Mustangs/Spitfires and they found that the mounts wanted to flex a lot side to side creating vibration problems,granted they were also running with big spinners. Just something I thought I would let you know.
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Old Feb 19, 2012, 01:49 AM
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Thanks for that. I think it might be the mass of the spinners causing that problem as you suggest. I use the same mount in my CMP Zero and have no issues (it's a speed demon too!). However I will keep my eye on it for sure.

I've learned how to balance props so will make sure I do that to my big 4 blade before I spin it up
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Old Feb 19, 2012, 02:28 AM
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Slowly getting back to business

A bit of Organisation
Well it has been 11 months since the bastard builders began their fiasco, and it looks like another month off from being resolved. I am sick of waiting anymore and decided I wanted to get moving on this build once more. The hell with 'em, they can work around me for a change!

I recently bought new shelving for the garage, because when the builders are done, we have a lot of stuff in the house to re-organise. I completely unpacked my garage and built the shelves, then started to see what was in there. Oh dear oh dear....

Too many planes, too many unbuilt kits. I must have gone nuts a few years ago when I bought all of this!? Sheesh - well I have hobbies the rest of my life sorted out anyway I think!

Check out the first 3 pictures attached.


Work on the Fuse Begins Again
After I don't know how long, I dug out the fuse from the garage, and after putting the work table back, and began to sand and remove panel line tape. You may remember I had all the panel lines done and it had been given its final coat of high fill primer.

I haven't finished yet, but it is good to see some details coming out as I go, and another few hours and I'l be ready to put all the panels on before the light primer coat and rivets! I have only done a couple of hours of sanding so far, but now it is there I can pop in for a bit here and there over the week to get it all smoothed out.

OK guys - I am back!
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Old Feb 19, 2012, 02:38 PM
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Looks like that 262 has seen better days.
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Old Feb 19, 2012, 02:57 PM
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Ha! Yeah I binned it in the cleanup...
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Old Feb 20, 2012, 08:38 AM
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Just as I suspected, the P.47 has'nt improved with age

Good to see you back mate, and the P.47 is looking good, I know you won't take any notice of my sarcasm.

Did'nt it bother you to chuck out a damaged model? I can't do that, I always think I'll be able to repair stuff like that. Of course I never do!!!

Here's hoping you get back to some kind of normality soon.

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Old Feb 20, 2012, 11:09 AM
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Did'nt it bother you to chuck out a damaged model? I can't do that, I always think I'll be able to repair stuff like that.

Jeff
I was thinking the same thing. Too bad it's so far to ship. I love putting foamies back together.
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Old Feb 20, 2012, 01:09 PM
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It could'nt look any worse than Grees' P.47

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