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Old Dec 06, 2011, 10:48 AM
The "pro" in procrastination
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Thomas,

Beautiful work! The Warhawk is really taking shape now!

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Old Dec 06, 2011, 02:04 PM
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Thank YOU, Mark.... for making the P-40 Warhawk plans available for us!! Great Stuff!

I've never done a "foam wing core cut" so... I'm going to try to do a balsa B/U instead.... just use rib "graduations" from the plans "rib jigs." What do you think?

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Old Dec 06, 2011, 06:17 PM
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Of course, it can be done. But why not learn how to cut foam? Once you get the hang of it, it goes pretty quick. Or you could order cores fomr any one of many suppliers out there.
My own airfoil anded up being very very close to a Ritz 3-30-13 I believe....
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Old Feb 05, 2012, 02:23 PM
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While we await tonights small gridiron

Had to constantly remind myself that this is supposed to be a sport scale model, so any discrepancies from the real deal, does not matter too much...

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Old Feb 05, 2012, 06:29 PM
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Wow, that looks awesome. I know what you mean about sport scale. It's hard to draw the line sometimes. Just remember that nodoy else will be looking at documentation when they see your model!
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Old Mar 08, 2012, 05:22 AM
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Here's some really skilled photography of a P40 in #49 livery

Can't help liking that sunset shot in the first link...

http://www.alaskawingcaf.org/images/P40K03.09.jpg
http://www.alaskawingcaf.org/pictures.html
http://www.flyingfreedom.us/page10.html

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Old Mar 08, 2012, 01:42 PM
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Covering completed

Seeing those pictures in my previous post, you probably guessed I was far along into covering the '40

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Old Mar 11, 2012, 01:51 PM
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Hey T,

Your P-40 looks great! Hopefully you'll have a flight report soon.

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Old Mar 11, 2012, 02:03 PM
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Excellent.

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Old Mar 12, 2012, 04:03 AM
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Thanks guys

... but don't get your hopes up on a maiden just yet. It's still the middle of winter, and spring hasn't truly arrived here yet. Right now it feels a little more like the middle of "water" instead of "winter", with cloud cover at waist height, and fronts bulldozering through the area with heavy rain from just about any direction. So it might be a while still before the maiden...

Finished installing all hinges yesterday, and will be hooking up all surfaces today. Then all the electronics will have to be permanently installed. Although the maiden isn't yet in sight, completing the build is

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Old Mar 12, 2012, 05:08 AM
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Nor sure about your weather but we have had a really mild winter here in Michigan, it was in the 60's here yesterday and the forecast for this week has temps in the 60's and 70's. I know our field is way too wet to drive in from the main road, so will not get too excited! It has been very windy here too....

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Old Mar 15, 2012, 06:55 AM
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Took her outside for two quick photos. Not sure the lighting was much better than in the hallway, though.

I have everything hooked up, except the ESC and BEC. With everything onboard, including 2x 3S 5000mAh lipos she weighed in at a tad below 4500g / 9.9 lbs. Just in-line with my Bf109 E4 I did change the Orange 8ch to its smaller brother - the FrSky 7ch FASST compatible rx..

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Old Mar 15, 2012, 04:09 PM
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Very nice, great job on Mark's design.

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Old Mar 15, 2012, 05:48 PM
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Yes, very nice job, should fly great at that size too!
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Old Mar 18, 2012, 04:20 PM
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Balancing act

After installing the ESC and SBEC circuits it was time for the balancing act, so we can get the battery plate installed. Put her on the Great Planes CG-machine. Without batteries she balances spot on, meaning the batts will have go right over the CG.
I even remembered to pull the wheels in (back) when doing this. Getting ready for landing will move the weight of the wheels in front of the CG for added margin. Excellent!

Time to draw up a battery plate.

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