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Old Sep 07, 2006, 04:46 PM
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Al great idea that of fitting some retaining rubber stuff on clevisses...mmmm...I'll do it just in case....completion who knows...just started this eve and I'm waiting on some Esprit Model stuff like the motor mount and rx batt switch with charge indicator led, it should take a week to arrive and motor+esc should show up on monday or tuesday...so I guess if Esprit's stuff arrives late next week I could try and fly it on sunday morning...only thinking about it scares me to death at the very moment.

Anyway no pain no gain, isn't it ???

Pics of tail and elevator in servo tray...now let's get into aileron and flaps servos.

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Old Sep 07, 2006, 07:04 PM
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Well here's 3 pics showing the aluminium spar that will hold wings together and 2 for overall bird size reference.

It really is impressive with those massive fat wings...beautifull plane.

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Old Sep 08, 2006, 09:47 AM
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Wing holes for aileron and flap servos and retracts location. There's a thread in each wing to ease servo wire enrouting through the wing.

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Old Sep 09, 2006, 12:19 PM
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Few progress since last post, now working on it again...some pics of servo supressor, and aileron and flap installation.

One question though I've got this plastic sheet with wheel wells on it and some air intake ??? but no information on instructions regarding these bits...any idea where to fit them ?

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Old Sep 09, 2006, 12:28 PM
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Aren't they to be put in the wheel well so it looks nice when landing gear is out ?

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Old Sep 09, 2006, 12:35 PM
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1. I am suprised that this ARF did not come with Aileron wing Servo covers
2. Did not come with better instructions.

The Wheel wells are part of that Plastic Sheeting....perhaps you need to cut them out carefully and trim and install inside the wheel wells of your retracted gear.

I tried to make a search for your model and the only one that came up was this:

http://www.modelflight.com.au/manual...P47_Manual.pdf
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Old Sep 09, 2006, 12:43 PM
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Could well be for that but I find them rather huge at the upper end ???

Thanks Peter,

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Could well be for that but I find them rather huge at the upper end ???

Thanks Peter,

Alex
No sweat.......I would paint the inside of the wheel well if it is going to be a science project dealing with that plastic parts sheet. I would use acrlyic paint that matches the exterior.
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Old Sep 09, 2006, 02:03 PM
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Looking at the wing, it looks like everything will look good without the plastic wheel well covers. It's a project to remove the wheel well covers if you have to work on the retract mechanism.

I don't know if it's right or wrong, but, whenever wood is exposed, like inside the wheel wells, I coat the wood with CR. It makes it harder and less likely to break. Then paint it to match the plane, it will look good that way. Besides, looking back in memory, I don't think full size WWII planes have wheel well covers, the gear doors cover most of the hole.

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Old Sep 09, 2006, 02:35 PM
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Carlos thanks for the link to Hangar 9 P47...the wheel wells are small and angular...so the pieces on my plastic sheet must be..

Al these retracts well covers which are much like the ones on the AT6 Texan are not a problem to fit as you'll see in the pic attached...although yes they'll make impossible a future inspection on piano wires if something goes wrong...but the finish look is nice.

Carlos the other bits should be the wheel well covers but they're huge..so I suppose they're provided for modeller to trim out ?

And yes there's wing servo covers

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Old Sep 11, 2006, 10:20 AM
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Wheel well are a bit out of shape comapred to scale plane so I've got 2 opitons...built a new set from scratch using balsa or whatever I have handy...or trim the plastic bits to shape.

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Old Sep 11, 2006, 04:24 PM
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Well this is what I've come up with so far to make it look more scale like not 100% scale but much better than the plastic supplied...I think ???!!!

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Old Sep 11, 2006, 05:14 PM
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That looks better. Just make sure you secure them well. I've had the gear doors shift around in flight and keep the landing gear from locking in place.
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Old Sep 11, 2006, 06:58 PM
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Those Wheel skirts are very scale looking.....good job Alex!
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Old Sep 11, 2006, 07:34 PM
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Hey Alex, nice job. However I would still get rid of the plastic.

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