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Old Aug 21, 2012, 01:13 AM
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Just finished a dry fit of the nose gear door mod. All a pressure fit at this stage.
Do you have to reverse the sequencer if you live in the northern hemisphere?
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Old Aug 21, 2012, 01:20 AM
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Do you have to reverse the sequencer if you live in the northern hemisphere?
It's funny you say that because I actually did have to reverse it. This sequencer (FMS 1700mm P-51 Mustang) operates in the opposite direction to the FMS T-28 sequencer. Who would have thought!!!
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Old Aug 21, 2012, 07:24 AM
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Ming, you posted these photos a long time ago. You never did explain how you attach the tail to the rest of the fuse. Tabs & bolts/screws? Or magnets perhaps?

Whenever I get mine together I'd love to be able to take the tail off. I'm thinking of using magnets like I've done on my 80'' foamy P-40.
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Old Aug 21, 2012, 01:58 PM
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that is what I call some nice engineering in making all those sections removable!

well done (ming)
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Old Aug 21, 2012, 03:52 PM
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On mine the stabs and rudder are removable , the stab's ( elevators)
work from a single servo in the fuse and the control arms hold the stabs
the rudder is held by a wege lock and long screw from the bottem
and still it takes up alot of room .
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Old Aug 21, 2012, 05:31 PM
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Well I glued the fuse together last night.
I use Gorilla glue that was posted on page 50 Post 743 by Spyro
The glue is really nice and sets up fast. I taped it together over night and It seems to hold well.
The Gorilla glue tends to expand a bit. On some of the seams it oozed out.
I think just useing a sharp exacto and some sand paper I should be in good shape.
My roll of Vinyl was sitting on my front porch yesterday. So some filling and sanding and I think I will be ready for the task of covering.

I did ask this in a earlier post...... I ordered the fans from Ming with the jet. Are they going to be "ok" to use?? Is the quality decent??
Has anyone else used them??

Thanks Guys

Hoss
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Old Aug 21, 2012, 05:59 PM
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Last night must have been the night for gluing. I too glued the fuselage together. I tested a few glue types before going with PVA wood glue.

The stock fans are fine in quality, although I changed to a more powerful arrangement.

Paul
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Old Aug 22, 2012, 07:42 PM
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I must say for a styrofoam model the parts sure interlock nicely.
I did some minor sanding to the fuse this evening and used a light weight filler in some of the dents and seams. Waiting for it to dry so I can give it a final sanding before I apply the vinyl.
I don't remember reading in any of the post that a primer should be applied before putting on the vinyl.
I think I will vinyl mine in sections like Doug W did on page 244 post 3658.
Spyro did the whole top section in 1 piece. I don't no if I'm that talented
Well I keep posted on how the progress is going.

Hoss

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Old Aug 22, 2012, 08:47 PM
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I don't remember reading in any of the post that a primer should be applied before putting on the vinyl.
I think I will vinyl mine in sections like Doug W did on page 244 post 3658.
Spyro did the whole top section in 1 piece. I don't no if I'm that talented
Well I keep posted on how the progress is going.

Hoss

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Smooth and clean is all the vinyl needs! I wiped mine down with lacquer thinner to remove any mold release that might be present. Yes, LACQUER THINNER! About the only thing EPO foam does not like is excessive heat and fire

I would not attempt the one piece method without a helper to very carefully use heat gun to stretch the vinyl as you form it around the nose and tail of the fuse. Ya got to be real careful as too much heat will give the EPO a bad case of acne pock marks. They actually use a blow torch when appling this stuff on automobiles!
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Old Aug 22, 2012, 09:11 PM
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Smooth and clean is all the vinyl needs! I wiped mine down with lacquer thinner to remove any mold release that might be present. Yes, LACQUER THINNER! About the only thing EPO foam does not like is excessive heat and fire

I would not attempt the one piece method without a helper to very carefully use heat gun to stretch the vinyl as you form it around the nose and tail of the fuse. Ya got to be real careful as too much heat will give the EPO a bad case of acne pock marks. They actually use a blow torch when appling this stuff on automobiles!
Thanks Bamaguy.
Wow... Lacquar thinner. I would think it would melt it.. BUT,, I will try it.
Rather than use my monocote gun I will use a hair dryer..
I do thank you for the advice

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Old Aug 22, 2012, 09:59 PM
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Yes, I am keep watching.

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Old Aug 23, 2012, 05:22 AM
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Yes, I am keep watching.

Ming Lou

But I guess you don't answer questions though.
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Old Aug 23, 2012, 07:07 AM
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I must say for a styrofoam model the parts sure interlock nicely.
I did some minor sanding to the fuse this evening and used a light weight filler in some of the dents and seams. Waiting for it to dry so I can give it a final sanding before I apply the vinyl.
I don't remember reading in any of the post that a primer should be applied before putting on the vinyl.
I think I will vinyl mine in sections like Doug W did on page 244 post 3658.
Spyro did the whole top section in 1 piece. I don't no if I'm that talented
Well I keep posted on how the progress is going.

Hoss

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Very good progress Hoss! I'm still waiting for my kit. Hopefully I should have it by next week!

I'm quite grateful to all the guys here and everyone's sharing of a lot of lessons that newbies like myself shall tremendously benefit from. However, I must mention that both Doug W and Sypro's instructions have been exceedingly awesome!

Cheers Guys! Keep up the great work!

Vic
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Old Aug 23, 2012, 08:24 AM
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Lacquer thinner??????

Wow,, I hate to disagree with you Bamaguy.
I finished sanding down my fuse this morning.
I was going to take your advice and wipe it down with lacquer thinner. Just for the heck of it I tried it on the foam box the kit came in. It melted it like it was next to a heat gun..
Are you sure it was lacquer thinner? OR.... Is there different types of laquer thinners that I don't no about?
I think I might just wash it down with soap and water.

Hoss
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Old Aug 23, 2012, 09:53 AM
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Maybe it was an Acrylic thinner??
I used that on mine without any problems.
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