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Old Feb 10, 2013, 01:08 PM
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Thanks for all the kind words - I haven't posted much on RCGs so it's great to get such positive feedback. I definitely would sell her. Just did a range check yesterday with my flying buddy as I wanted to ensure there was no radio interference from all the aluminum. There are no problems with range. She's just at 5 lbs 8oz AUW with a 4S battery. Some weight, but she should be okay. All tail control rods are hidden linkages and I spent some time on the rivet detail. Rebuilt the .50s on her too. Split the canopy and put it on sliding rails as well.

Regarding the windshield - the FMS design is problematic. I did round off the bottom edge to get rid of the abrupt 90 degree point - I was totally frustrated by that as well!
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 01:22 PM
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By Murhy´s Laws, retracts are some diabolic mechanism designed so the lives of modelers; ( as well WWII ground crew an pilots ), doesn´t be so bored...
But in my humble opinion, when they doesn´t work property .... sometimes maybe the cause is Gremlims onboard....
At least some of my flying buddies are Kings of Belly Landings....
Manolo.

EMPIRE OF THE JUGS...OR GREMILINS DELEIGH... (9 min 0 sec)
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 01:32 PM
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Thanks for all the kind words -

If your Ever in the mood to do a Pictorial process on the weathering & panel lines..I will be the first to join the blog.....would love to see how you acheived the great look
Pat
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 02:17 PM
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If your Ever in the mood to do a Pictorial process on the weathering & panel lines..I will be the first to join the blog.....would love to see how you acheived the great look
Pat
Likewise - Looks amazing Comstock. Tell me is each panel a separate piece of aluminium and what did you use to glue it on with please ?
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 02:53 PM
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I'll be putting together some specifics on the 'stang as well. And yes, Kaikokid, the panel lines are the result of separate aluminum panels.
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 03:28 PM
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If your Ever in the mood to do a Pictorial process on the weathering & panel lines..I will be the first to join the blog.....would love to see how you acheived the great look
Pat
Count me in too!!! That thing is the CATS A$$!!!! Interested in how you made your linkages internal. Great Job!!!
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 03:45 PM
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Hi there,

I add my video in flight P 38 Lightning

Marian Macek

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=E_10BM96ITg
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 03:50 PM
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Hi there,

This is a photo from the summer, when I was with my daughter at Michael's our modellers airport in.

Marian Macek
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 05:43 PM
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Almost done with my FMS Mustang - painted in 353rd Fighter Group paintscheme.
That is perfect! Just the right amount of weathering, without looking overdone. Nice job!
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 07:43 PM
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Comstock i had to do a doubletake to make sure your plane was not a real P-51. That is easily the best I've seen. Looks like real aluminum....and I mean sheet metal not foil.

That has static display written all over it!
Alan
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 07:44 PM
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I agree, fantastic job Comstock, if you had taken that picture a little lower at ground level, it would be hard to tell that it wasn't a full size P-51.
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 07:59 PM
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By Murhy´s Laws, retracts are some diabolic mechanism designed so the lives of modelers; ( as well WWII ground crew an pilots ), doesn´t be so bored...
But in my humble opinion, when they doesn´t work property .... sometimes maybe the cause is Gremlims onboard....
At least some of my flying buddies are Kings of Belly Landings....
Manolo.

https://vimeo.com/59341560
Thanks for sharing the video. That is some beautiful work.
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 08:03 PM
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Comstock. That could be the nicest Mustang that I have seen.
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 09:27 PM
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You guys are way too kind! The sentiment is very much appreciated. Here's a link to a video snippet:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...6#post24097776

Stay tuned - more to come!
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 10:06 PM
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Hi there,

This is a photo from the summer, when I was with my daughter at Michael's our modellers airport in.

Marian Macek
Very Cute !

RF
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