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Old Nov 22, 2010, 02:16 PM
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Thanks for the reply Capt re the razor saw, I haven't used one before and have just been checking them out, how many TPI is the blade you used? Thanks too Mike, do you have any pics/vid of your retracts in action?

John
I'll shoot some video later. I have the PingZheng 15091's in my heavy FMS P-47. Seem to work pretty well.

Mike
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Old Nov 22, 2010, 06:32 PM
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The video:

FMS P-4 with Ping Zeng 15091 retracts (1 min 11 sec)
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Old Nov 22, 2010, 06:42 PM
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Eflite retracts on CMP Spitfire .50 (0 min 20 sec)
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Old Nov 22, 2010, 06:57 PM
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CaptEasy-- Why bother with the stock inserts at all? They only add weight and really do nothing for the looks. A little balsa or cardstock Cya'd in place top to bottom around the opening and you're done. That's what I'll do after getting the etracts in place. OOS at HK. Waiting patiently.

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Mike....I think I'll try some card stock. It would definately look better and probably be less complicated - thanks.

John... I'm not sure but the small saw looks like maybe 48 TPI and the larger one is about 32TPI. Maybe the attached pics will help. I used the smaller saw only because I thought it was a little more conveneint to handle. The larger one would have worked just as well. Hope this helps.

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Old Nov 23, 2010, 03:50 AM
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Thanks, gentlemen for all your replies.....gotta love this forum!

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Old Nov 23, 2010, 07:18 AM
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Hi Capt, looks like a great tool, I could think of many uses for, I just purchased this 52 TPI one, looks like it may be the same one you have..... http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ZONA-RAZOR-SAW...item56352131c7

Thanks for the replys and pics.

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Old Nov 23, 2010, 10:24 PM
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Hi Capt, looks like a great tool, I could think of many uses for, I just purchased this 52 TPI one, looks like it may be the same one you have..... http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ZONA-RAZOR-SAW...item56352131c7

Thanks for the replys and pics.

John
That looks like the one - it's the only tool to use for precise cutting and what I used for cutting my canopy also.

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Old Nov 24, 2010, 11:59 AM
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I never posted pics of the castoring tailwheel mod I did. I also relocated the tailwheel to a more scale looking location. Still have to putty it to smooth it in but I'll do that right before I repaint the whole thing.


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Old Nov 24, 2010, 01:45 PM
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Nice mod, how did you fix the fingers, ca, epoxy?



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Old Nov 24, 2010, 02:00 PM
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Don't laugh! I work in a hospital so I'd bet that I wash my hands between 75 and 100 or more times a day. My fingers do crack in the winter and guess what I use to seal the wounds? You guessed it, Ca glue. It works.

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Old Nov 25, 2010, 05:35 AM
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Hey Mike, was kidding, I meant how did you fix them to the plane!

John

PS Is everyone on here 'cept me n the Capt called Mike!?
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Old Nov 25, 2010, 06:52 AM
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No problem. I know you were kidding but I really do use Ca to glue cracks in my hands.

I used Locktite Ca to glue the hardwood to the fuselage. I first routed out a circular opening in the fuselage slightly larger than the wheel collar that stays the tail wheel leg/axle on the now hidden topside of the hardwood part. Seems to be holding up well to my less than perfect landings.

I'd like to wish a Happy Thanksgiving to all.

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Old Nov 25, 2010, 08:35 AM
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castor tailwheels always gave me trouble
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Old Nov 25, 2010, 08:43 AM
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Honestly, I haven't had any trouble since I learned to blip the throttle and modulate the rudder and it's only an issue when I taxi on my runway (baseball diamond). On grass it's a none issue. Took off from grass yesterday and it was a snap. Still belly landed her. I worry the etracts will get ripped out of the foam in the rough grass.

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Old Nov 25, 2010, 03:07 PM
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Is there a problem with the stock CMP gear ?

I built & setup mine exactly as per instructions, and it seems to work fine, I have about 6 flights on it.

Maybe I have an older plastic retract model ?

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