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Posted by tailskid2 | Mar 06, 2018 @ 07:55 PM | 784 Views
Flew it again yesterday....got 2 minutes 15 seconds of smoke running full time at full throttle.
Posted by tailskid2 | Feb 28, 2018 @ 07:01 PM | 1,368 Views
Boy does this plane fly great!
Posted by tailskid2 | Feb 22, 2018 @ 08:19 PM | 1,527 Views
Just put the finishing touches on her tonight...just received my Tru-Turn spinner Hope to test fly weather permitting SOON!
Posted by tailskid2 | Feb 01, 2018 @ 06:53 PM | 2,500 Views
Man, this plane has been a PIA.....been working on it since November and finally 'almost' finished it and gave it back to its owner. Things like 36 pages of instructions for JUST the canopy! Then parts didn't fit, retracts worked, then didn't and THREE controllers later they are working again....from what everyone says this is the BEST P-51 they have ever flew....sure hope so!
Posted by tailskid2 | Dec 14, 2017 @ 02:13 PM | 2,077 Views
Well now that the Escapade MX has met its expiration date...I was working on the H9 P-51 30cc for a friend....
Posted by tailskid2 | Nov 20, 2017 @ 07:05 PM | 2,659 Views
Had the misfortune of a dead stick right after take off and tried to turn left. I believe I was 4-5' off the ground and used too much aileron and not enough rudder and it pointed itself toward the ground and bit the dust....
Posted by tailskid2 | Nov 06, 2017 @ 05:56 PM | 2,303 Views
Assembling this for a friend...so far so good as this plane has some pre-painted cockpit interior parts that FIT!
Posted by tailskid2 | Feb 22, 2017 @ 12:34 PM | 7,908 Views
My buddy had a flame out just as he passed the end of the runway on take off and did a pancake into the rough stuff. So he purchased another wing and here it is getting it's glitter and stuff....
Posted by tailskid2 | Jan 26, 2017 @ 03:29 PM | 7,644 Views
A friend brought over a dinked up Spitfire that needed a new wing panel, rudder and a few other 'things' that also needed some attention. The plane was originally electric powered, so the engine box had to be adjusted for a DLE35RA.
Posted by tailskid2 | Jan 08, 2017 @ 10:22 PM | 7,788 Views
I wonder if he will ever fly this puppy.......clock is tick'n.....
Posted by tailskid2 | Dec 08, 2016 @ 05:08 PM | 8,346 Views
Finished her up a couple of days ago....came in at 22 lbs 8 oz.

Can't wait for the maiden....maybe next week - going up to the low 70's the rest of this week and into next week
Posted by tailskid2 | Dec 05, 2016 @ 11:02 PM | 8,021 Views
Decided to make a hatch so fueling, switches, etc could be accessed easier than the manner in which the manual stated. Took some glass cloth and 30 minute epoxy to create a curved glass hatch. Cut out the size of the hatch and used that as a template.

Installed a shelf that contains two switches and one fuel dot....Continue Reading
Posted by tailskid2 | Nov 19, 2016 @ 05:54 PM | 8,205 Views
Just finished the wing....still in three pieces, but all the work is completed. Did find out the center wing panel weighs a bit over 7 lbs and the outer panels both 1.5 lbs.

Noticed the 'Craftsmanship' on the center section could use some improvement!
Posted by tailskid2 | Nov 16, 2016 @ 10:15 PM | 8,534 Views
Landing gear blocks are HARD wood - the horizontal pegs protruded into the space needed for the retract so they were sanded down.

Note the new hole for the forward lg screws. The 'supplied' location from Robart was too far forward so some new holes were drilled.
Posted by tailskid2 | Nov 15, 2016 @ 03:16 PM | 8,102 Views
Working on the wing some.....sure wish I had the time to put in gear doors!

LOT of wrinkles and very hard to iron out! Epoxy coating the flap/aileron panels - that should hold up very well.

Put all the hardware in little bags - makes finding parts much easier that way.

Going to re-drill the retract units...see where the front two screws are supposed to go? NO WAY - one drilling and it would break out!

Posted by tailskid2 | Nov 12, 2016 @ 11:06 PM | 8,137 Views
Assembling for a friend.....think there is enough servos for this baby.....an older ARF for sure....
Posted by tailskid2 | Nov 01, 2016 @ 11:24 PM | 9,048 Views
Now that the wing was in one piece it came time to finish up on some of the details - like decals. The gentleman I am assembling this for supplied a set of Callie Graphics, so they were applied....then things got interesting...I took out the airbrush - bad idea...Continue Reading
Posted by tailskid2 | Oct 26, 2016 @ 05:29 PM | 8,135 Views
Progress has been interrupted by of all things, WORK! Only part-time but it does slow one down. Progress on the wing included painting the wheel wells and the interior of the cockpit.

Then the engine box got an extension so batteries can be located as far forwarded as possible. I have three batteries planned with a 4200mAh battery that will be used for the retracts and a couple of Lipos for the controls.

The wing joiner is stout and some plastic bags were positioned on the wing panels so my fingerprints won't be more popular than the FBI data base when joining the panels.

With the wing in one piece the retracts could now be verified as working and playing well with each other. Haven't decided where the Robart "Retract Box" will be located.....thinking of mounting it on the wing but time will tell.