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Old Jul 03, 2011, 11:44 PM
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hmmmm... I don't mind the silver finish, I don't mind it at all
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Old Jul 04, 2011, 06:31 AM
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You have a very nice P-40, Bill

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Old Jul 04, 2011, 09:29 AM
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My EPS 40 built with full GWS guts, 2215 motor, 3 blades propeller, 35Amp ESC, Park servos …….. Thou have had couple time’s accident after approx dozen of flight during past 3 years. The main reason for plane able to survive and yet still in mint condition is due to aluminum foil tape.
The advantages of applying aluminum foil tape are:
---very minor weight increase, but increase of durability and rigidity
---scale with realistic looking
---almost no trace can be found after repair
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What is your all up weight, what battery, and what spinner is that.
Also, where did you make the tape seams.

Thanks, RUD
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Old Jul 04, 2011, 10:32 AM
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Hi Bill,

Would you let me know how you applied the aluminum foil on those double curved areas, cowl, wing tips, wing root and stabs. Is the aluminum foil as shrinkable as solar films or monokote ?

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Old Jul 04, 2011, 10:53 PM
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Rudderless,
I've never got chance to weight it, not only my weight scale was damaged, but also due to aluminum foil tape is very thin and light, so I've never pay much attention to it. It goes with the spinner came with the kit, if installed properly it will stay for long. Due to the presure sensitive tape strong adhesion, there’s no of any tape seams concern. See & check in to the attached photo

Chen,
If you have chance to get a close look of how they did with full scale airplane aluminum skin. Pretty much it's the same way that I’ve approached with my models. Tape was cut into irregular size on purposely to simulate full-size skin.
See attached photo. .
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Old Jul 04, 2011, 11:25 PM
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Tkx Jim and jbc
I just referenced to GWS 2215 Brushless Motor Instructions, but go with GWS 9050X3 blades propeller, and powered with Lithium Polymer battery, see the spec label in the attached photo.
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Old Jul 04, 2011, 11:27 PM
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I've seen guys add the foil tape to large 90mm edf's as well as the big FMS Mustang and it doesn't add much weight at all.
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Old Jul 05, 2011, 08:46 AM
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Bill,

Thank you very much for sharing your nice experiences with me.

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Old Jul 06, 2011, 05:10 AM
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where can i buy a cowling for the p-40 that wont split
when belly landing,
great plane but i do land with some air speed
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Old Jul 06, 2011, 10:44 AM
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where can i buy a cowling for the p-40 that wont split
when belly landing,
great plane but i do land with some air speed
thanks
You need to get a stock replacement and glass the inside of the cowl. Adds minimal weight but makes it 10x stronger. i do this to all my flimsy cowls. (Which includes all GWS cowls)
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Old Jul 06, 2011, 11:33 AM
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where can i buy a cowling for the p-40 that wont split
when belly landing,
great plane but i do land with some air speed
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I used dry wall re-enforment tape and "sho goo", very strong, but a little flexible.
The car guys do that.

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Old Jul 06, 2011, 12:01 PM
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Tkx Jim and jbc
I just referenced to GWS 2215 Brushless Motor Instructions, but go with GWS 9050X3 blades propeller, and powered with Lithium Polymer battery, see the spec label in the attached photo.
Bill, I have used the 9070X3 propeller with very good results. It has a little less thrust but a little more speed and puts slightly less drain on the batteryso you can get longer flights.

On my GWS P-40 I am using a GWEPSQ2815R power system and a 1060X3 HD propeller. It is very fast but must have a heat sink in order to fly.
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Old Jul 07, 2011, 04:51 PM
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Headsuprc.com has them... (replacement cowls)

http://www.headsuprc.com/servlet/the...Cowling/Detail

Estimated shipping... $2.00

New cowl for $5.65

Have a great day
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Glamor shots of mine since it has a bent motor shaft and just sitting around collecting dust








Blue Skies!

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Old Jul 10, 2011, 11:55 PM
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Bill, I have used the 9070X3 propeller with very good results. It has a little less thrust but a little more speed and puts slightly less drain on the batteryso you can get longer flights.

On my GWS P-40 I am using a GWEPSQ2815R power system and a 1060X3 HD propeller. It is very fast but must have a heat sink in order to fly.
Topspin,
tks for the info, I love slow flyer especial vintage airplane.
I'll try once got chance.
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