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Old Oct 29, 2004, 10:49 AM
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Next "Free" P-51d War Bird Micro

If anyone is interested in the P-51d or its construction feel free to ask. I will be placing the downloads sheets onto the GymDandy Flyers web site sometime soon in November. Wing span 16 1/2", Motor M-20LV, 4.2:1 gearing.
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Old Oct 29, 2004, 11:20 AM
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You amaze me every time. Keep up the good work.
Thanks
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Old Oct 29, 2004, 03:34 PM
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Dan,

Are you going to be down at Miami Oklahoma for the indoor tomorrow? Should be a great time.

Bob
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Old Oct 29, 2004, 04:21 PM
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cool plane. can i ask a construction question?
how are the wings typically attached and stabilized to a small profile like that?
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Old Oct 29, 2004, 06:14 PM
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That is very nice! I really like the wings, the print shows the 'original' wing, which cloaks a bit the real wing.

Good job,
Johan
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Old Oct 29, 2004, 11:58 PM
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Thia seems pretty easy from what I can see... but what about the wing? is it formed or shaped foam? Please more details on the wing!

It almost looks like it is folded along the leading edge to form an ailfoil... not sure...
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Old Oct 30, 2004, 09:32 AM
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It is a Bob Selman cut foam wing. He sells them on his website.
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Old Nov 01, 2004, 08:49 AM
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Answer for Robbie

I apologize to ROBBIE, NANOFLITE, and WILLIN for not getting back to you sooner with answers your questions. The last four days have really hectic here.

Quote:
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how are the wings typically attached and stabilized to a small profile like that?
I attach the foam wing to the fuselage with five minute epoxy. I can't remember, any of these wing joins ever failing.

I use medium CA to attach the elevator and vertical stab. Like the wing area, I remove some of the paper laminate to allow balsa to balsa contact for gluing.

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Old Nov 01, 2004, 08:55 AM
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Answer for NANOFLITE, Johan

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I really like the wings, the print shows the 'original' wing, which cloaks a bit the real wing.
Yes, I figure why give up the extra wing area and lower wing loading, if you don't have too.
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Old Nov 01, 2004, 09:04 AM
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Answer for WILLIN

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but what about the wing? is it formed or shaped foam? Please more details on the wing!
Yes, It's about as easy as it can get. The wings are hot wired from a block of blue foam. As Dan stated above, they can be obtained from www.bsdmicrorc.com
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Old Nov 01, 2004, 09:14 AM
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LOOKS GREAT
Hope to see you and your planes in Springfield on the 27th

Larry

When are you going to try to make a P-38 (hee hee hee)
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Old Nov 01, 2004, 09:17 AM
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It is a Bob Selman cut foam wing. He sells them on his website.
Thank you, for helping ansrer WILLIN's question.
Looking foward to seeing you at Springfield Indoor Fly, November 27th.
Keep Them Flying ! Your good friend, Ken

P.S. To everyone, P-51d also now in Silver.
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Old Nov 02, 2004, 10:34 AM
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Ken,

First I have to say "Wow"! These profile planes are awesome.

Do you print the designs on regular paper, or do you use something lighter? I printed the Hellcat on regular paper, but it seems a bit heavy to me...Should I use tissue?

I built a little prototype of a P51 profile I had on hand, just to get a feel for the techniques involved. I attached a picture. It's an N20 direct drive, with a 90 mAh lipoly. May convert it to a Bit Charger type control...

I'm excited about these planes!

Thanks for the selection, and I'll be looking for the P51 on the Gymdandy website.


David
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Old Nov 02, 2004, 11:31 AM
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Those look like excellent choices for RTP as well. May have to give that a shot.
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Old Nov 02, 2004, 12:39 PM
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Ken,

First I have to say "Wow"! These profile planes are awesome.

Do you print the designs on regular paper, or do you use something lighter? I printed the Hellcat on regular paper, but it seems a bit heavy to me...Should I use tissue?

I built a little prototype of a P51 profile I had on hand, just to get a feel for the techniques involved. I attached a picture. It's an N20 direct drive, with a 90 mAh lipoly. May convert it to a Bit Charger type control...

I'm excited about these planes!

Thanks for the selection, and I'll be looking for the P51 on the Gymdandy website.


David
Do you know what that N20 is drawing? I did not know a 90 maH cell could be drawn hard enough to run an N20 or even an M20 for that matter?????
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