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Old Nov 30, 2012, 10:55 AM
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One thing I forgot to correct after my "mini-review" video was that the missiles have their own plates that screws into the wing. There's two sets of plates. One set with the missile slots and one set without. That way you can just glue the missiles to the slots if you want to have missiles. If you don't, you use the plates without the slots. Both easily screw on/off the wings.

I was too stupid to realize why they had two plate sets.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 12:37 PM
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amost a disaster

Went to home depot with my rudder to color match the blue. They said it would be 10 min and to leave the rudder and shop. When I returned, she dipped her finger in the paint and smeared it on the bottom of the rudder. Then she grabbed her heat gun to dry the paint. I stopped her before she damaged the foam. Lesson - never let your rudder out of your sight.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 01:48 PM
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Holy CRAP!

THAT was close!
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 01:59 PM
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Only second in importance, how was the color match? And what brand paint did you opt for?
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 02:26 PM
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On my P-40 the color match is perfect and I used Behr premium plus flat which is latex in there sample bottles which is cheap.

On the Corsair I am going to try Glidden which is an eggshell. These are the only choices for the sample size. I don't even use my airbrush but a foam brush instead. You can't really tell about the match until it is dry but the sample she smeared on my rudder looked pretty good.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 03:53 PM
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What is really nice about the kit is that they give you extra wing mounting screws and control horn screws. I ruined a wing mounting screw because of the thread issue reported previously. I was really happy when I found an extra one in the kit.

Mine had too much toe in which I corrected by using a dremel cut off wheel and touching up the flat.

The axles use snap rings which I hate because they always come off and bye bye wheel. I am going to JB weld them on.

I am putting one receiver in the wing to run the wing servos and retracts and another receiver in the fuselage to run everything else. That way I only have to connect a power lead when attaching the wing.
How inthe world do you use more than one receiver?
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 04:21 PM
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With the Futaba 18 mz one receiver can be channels 1 - 8 and the other 9 to 16. So each servo gets its own channel. Gear door sequencing is done in the transmitter.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 07:15 PM
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How inthe world do you use more than one receiver?

Since I am a Jr guy I simply bind two 2.4 receivers for same plane.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 08:24 PM
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The Good the Bad the Ugly

My blue bird arrived from BH tonight "that's the good" - Both wings alignment tabs are broken off "that,s the bad" and I crashed my B-25 this morning "that,s the ugly".

Ok I hope this is the revised hub and wing. Here are some pics.

Crap pics are too large to upload, I will hace to show them later.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 08:34 PM
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I have had great luck with Lowes paint department ,great people who go out of there way to get it right , especially if tell them what I am doing
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 08:57 PM
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My blue bird arrived from BH tonight "that's the good" - Both wings alignment tabs are broken off "that,s the bad" and I crashed my B-25 this morning "that,s the ugly".

Ok I hope this is the revised hub and wing. Here are some pics.

Crap pics are too large to upload, I will hace to show them later.
What happened to B25, aircraft failure or dumb thumbs?
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 09:00 PM
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What happened to B25, aircraft failure or dumb thumbs?
It was the Dumb Thumbs! I guess I was just too excited about getting the blue bird.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 09:01 PM
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Since I am a Jr guy I simply bind two 2.4 receivers for same plane.
I have a DX8, is it possible with that? How do you tell the TX which channel is what if you're using two receivers?
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 09:09 PM
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Krashem, That sure looks like V2 as far as the wings. Sorry about the B-25. What B-25 is it?
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 09:13 PM
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My blue bird arrived from BH tonight "that's the good" - Both wings alignment tabs are broken off "that,s the bad" and I crashed my B-25 this morning "that,s the ugly".

Ok I hope this is the revised hub and wing. Here are some pics.

Crap pics are too large to upload, I will hace to show them later.
I'd send it back!

Sorry bout the B-25...can you save it?
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