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Old May 30, 2012, 07:33 AM
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Ok I just powered it up to open the retracts and finish mounting the Vertical. The retracts are the same except no micro switch. They also are much more solid and have no free play from side to side, fore and aft, or and twisting motion on the strut, ....Interesting? but on a visual ...I see no difference from the origional PTZ's? that have been being used.


Currently they seem to be working ok? we'll see how they hold after a few flights and bumpy landings?.....currently running everything!!! all stock.
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Old May 30, 2012, 08:04 AM
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Paul , thanks for the reply I am looking for a system for my BH 79" p40
I'll send you a pm in the next few days with some instructions to get you started if you are interested

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Old May 30, 2012, 09:12 AM
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I'm not so sure the new one is stronger. Like you said, it's shorter. However the BAD thing I see is that it's bent for the dihedral. Once the tube is bent, all the strenth of the tube is gone!!! I can see that spar bending & failing way before the strait glass rod.

I sure hope I'm wrong. I hope they test flew it as hard as they could.
I highly doubt that the Aluminium spar is not up to the task. Only a crash will bend that thing.
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Old May 30, 2012, 09:27 AM
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I haven't heard of any one else mentioning one of these? has anybody seen this or has recieved a Mustang with the same set up as this? or am I the first? or at least to mention it here.
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Old May 30, 2012, 10:36 AM
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What pilot did you use? It looks awesome in the cockpit. Beautiful video and flying site..Bravo!
Thanks to all for the kind comments!

I used a 1/6 scale jet pilot with detachable helmet. You can choose between somes helmet designs:
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Old May 31, 2012, 10:23 AM
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B or C version Mod useing a Top-Flite conversion kit

Been kind of quiet in here?.....Here, I'll Spark things up a bit.....

Here is the start....I'll try and post pictures of the step by step for those interested. Looking to be done with it by the end of the weekend.

I will be doing this one a little differently than I did with the "Jug". I'm going to attempt to keep as much weight gain out of the tail area as possible and keep the overall weight gain to minimums.

There is one area that is going to have to be CF reinforced due to cutting the ventral fin off ...and that is where it got real thin at the base of the vertical where the cut ends...(the origional "D" version stock design relys on the ventral fin for strength and reinforcement in this area)
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Old May 31, 2012, 10:30 AM
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where did you get the Red Tail P-51D from?
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Old May 31, 2012, 10:33 AM
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where did you get the Red Tail P-51D from?
From Banana Hobbies
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Old May 31, 2012, 11:10 AM
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Thanks, just saw it there now. it wasn't there for some reason this past weekend.

Oh well..

BTW, I'm assuming this is still V2 and the same potential L/G issues as before?
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Old May 31, 2012, 11:18 AM
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Thanks, just saw it there now. it wasn't there for some reason this past weekend.

Oh well..

BTW, I'm assuming this is still V2 and the same potential L/G issues as before?
Yes probably?...not sure till I get her in the air, but look back a few pages and notice that this one comes with a different Main joiner spar than the Frankie does....I posted earlier info on this several post back

the retracts are the same as before, but no micro switch on them
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Old May 31, 2012, 11:23 AM
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Yes probably?...not sure till I get her in the air, but look back a few pages and notice that this one comes with a different Main joiner spar than the Frankie does....I posted earlier info on this several post back

the retracts are the same as before, but no micro switch on them
Interesting.

Makes me wonder if the Frankie ones have been updated as well.......

Anyone know how fast Banana rotates their stock?
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Old May 31, 2012, 11:28 AM
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Interesting.

Makes me wonder if the Frankie ones have been updated as well.......

Anyone know how fast Banana rotates their stock?
I'll let you know in a week or so? ....I have another Frankie Mustang on the way here now. Should ship out any day now?...I'm hoping to see it before next weekend? along with replacement wings for my other frankie mustang

Yes ...I now have 3 of the 1700 Mustangs
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Old May 31, 2012, 11:32 AM
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However the BAD thing I see is that it's bent for the dihedral. Once the tube is bent, all the strenth of the tube is gone!!!
Working metal anneals the metal and makes it stronger until you work it so much it becomes brittle and breaks. But a single slight bend is not enough to cause this. Perhaps this is the effect you're thinking of? Shot-peaning is an example of added strength through metal working. And, ever bend a rod and try to bend it back in the exact same place? It's difficult and bends everywhere else because the bent portion is actually stronger.
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That's going to be another fantastic Brandon Moon Production!
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Old May 31, 2012, 03:56 PM
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That's going to be another fantastic Brandon Moon Production!
It will also be the last for quite a while and the rest of the year
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