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Old Jun 01, 2003, 01:11 PM
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been a while since I did this

totally lunched the gearbox. Airframe might have lived if I had more patience.......


Maybe I need more airtime on something softer and thewn I won;t get caught low and slow again
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Old Jun 01, 2003, 01:13 PM
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that fat lady has sang her heart out for this ex-mustang ;-(
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Old Jun 01, 2003, 01:15 PM
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twas not pretty once I got inside here. Bust gearbox, bent shaft. Even the ballraces were clicking......
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Old Jun 01, 2003, 01:21 PM
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OUCH!! Sorry man, that is a heartbreaker. If this is your first plane, then definantly go for a slowstick. If you have some past piloting experiance, then an Estarter would be in store.
-Sam
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Old Jun 01, 2003, 01:28 PM
Lookin' Good. Real Good.
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Tough luck man. What Sam said.

That looks like a clean break it's reapirable. She'll roar again and the fat lady'll get laryngitis.

Cam
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Old Jun 01, 2003, 03:11 PM
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A new gearbox and some POR glue and you will be good to go. You will need to be because you can't gey Estarters in the UK (at least I can't find any)

Graham
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Old Jun 02, 2003, 01:37 AM
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Well,
The slowstick was a doddle, the tiggy is a dream (all gws stuff so far), the pixie HLG is good fun but setting up the bungy takes a while, the hoverfly obviously is only good indoors. A few planes under my belt with no damage so I thought the p-51 would be a good next step.

I had 3 good flights under my belt with trusty old radio and a 10 x somehting standard prop. I thought I'd try my fancy new radio with rates and a 9x something (can't remember pitch) prop. Looks like I needed to make one change at a time. Got myself in a pickle with the rates, low slow and too twitchy thumbs shot me down good and proper.

Thinking about an A-10 instead as I have read tip stall warnings for the P-51 but I have heard only good things about the stability of the A-10. I guess I needed something softer for the step up to a full house ship.

Not too heart broken about the tang ( not but definitely not ) as it cost less in time but more in bucks which I can handle even though there is a bit of nagging about 'another toy plane' from my financial superviser ('er indoors)

Thanks for the sympathy......more than I get at home!!!!
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Old Jun 02, 2003, 05:21 AM
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That's definitely repairable. It's amazing how easy it is to repair GWS foamies, the parts all seem to fit together so well after a crash. Just a bit of 5 minute epoxy required and she will be as good as new!
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Old Jun 02, 2003, 07:10 AM
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As Foaminator says the foam is easy to fix, the gearbox can be replaced easily as well - quite a few folk in the UK do GWS gearboxes and spares - if the motor is OK the box will cost about 10 and less if you salvage bits.

Graham
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