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Old Sep 18, 2012, 11:23 AM
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Very inspiring bird there, Alan!

If you don't mind, do you have a link to those specific retracts? And how didja hinge your flaps?
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 05:04 PM
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Phoam thanks for the kind words. I was not sure what to expect when I did these mods but it turned out great. With flaps deployed it does not balloon at all, just slows to a crawl as it should. Flaps were cut out on the molded lines and hinged w/ CA hinges at the bottom of the flat edge. Retracts are the changesun rotaters that HK sells but they have some for around 15 bucks that are stock on the durafly corsair. I would use those if I were doing it now.

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Old Sep 29, 2012, 04:30 PM
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Decided to put more time into my P40 (iv only had it 4 years) just about to order some retracts and motor. il post some pics of it soon. decided to try some foil tape i had around. gave it a metal finish rudder..... even though a real p40 would not have had this. hopefully it will see some air time soon!
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Old Sep 30, 2012, 05:42 PM
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here it is so far. I have a motor and mount on the way. I also have the retracts from the durafly corsair on the way that Giusedtobe recommended. I have a few things to change on the model. like the control linkages.... the stock ones are missing..
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Old Oct 01, 2012, 07:14 AM
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Good job so far Chris. Mine unfortunately fell victim to my poor depth perception. Clipped a lightpole on final to the parking lot/airstrip and broke into 5 pieces. I already glued her back together and have flown and everything is fine but its not as pretty.

Alan
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Old Oct 02, 2012, 06:23 PM
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ahhh man. another one down to an airplane magnet.
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 09:19 PM
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Has anyone try using these on their P-40?

90 Degree rotating retracts:
http://www.e-fliterc.com/Products/De...ProdID=EFLG120

Or straight retracts:
http://www.e-fliterc.com/products/de...prodid=eflg100

I just ordered a P-40 EPO version and can't wait to get all the parts together for the build. I would love to have servoless retracts.

Does anyone have instructions for creating yellow & black checkerboard tail features?
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 08:06 AM
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Hack you can buy 6 sets of rotaters from HK for the price of the ones from HH. If you insist on E-Flite then get the ones that are optional on the new PZ F4U Corsair.

Good Luck
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Old Oct 16, 2012, 08:38 AM
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What color are most of you guys using for the bottom fuselage and wing?
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Old Mar 22, 2013, 01:54 AM
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Added some retracts and flaps to the old P-40. Still flies awesome and landings on hard surface are great. Very short grass isacceptable but challenging. I just put slightly larger wheels on it that have not been tested so hopefully grass landing will improve.

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Alan
Alan this plane looks awesome. what size and type of spinner are you using here?
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Old Mar 22, 2013, 06:14 AM
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Alan this plane looks awesome. what size and type of spinner are you using here?
I want to say its 2-3/4" but I can measure it for you later. If I had it to do over I would use a bigger motor/ESC so I could swing a 3 blader but this plane began life as a belly flopper and as i mentioned I buried the ESC in the chin.

Post pics of your plane,
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Old Mar 22, 2013, 07:08 AM
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Forgot to mention a couple of must do's IMO:

- fiberglass the inside of the very flimsy cowl. Easy to do, adds very little weight and makes a huge difference.

- Cut small pieces of ply and epoxy them to the fuse front and anchor the cowl with small servo screws as opposed to those stock snaps. The snaps work but are common to pop out and sometimes rip out on noseovers.

Lot of other things you can do throughout this thread, but IMO those are the crucial ones. Also I think many on here have placed their ESC on the firewall somewhere.

Alan
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Old Mar 22, 2013, 11:38 AM
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thanks Alan. I will go thru whole thread at some point. and thanks for the build tips.

Gary
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Old Apr 24, 2013, 06:05 PM
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push rod tubing question

how far does the outer rod extend out the back of the fuselage if at all?

the directions arent' clear on this...


thank you
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Old Apr 24, 2013, 06:08 PM
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Are you talking about the pushrod tubing? If so, I don't think it matters too much. I think mine was only out a centimeter or so. I like to have them in as much as possible, but still provide strength for the wire.
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