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Jul 13, 2012, 06:34 PM
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Thanks Gary!

Looks like these are a tad longer but should work. They also fit the wheel size. I think the strut for the eflites are 5mm though, might have to do a lil drilling.

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...60mm_12kg.html
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Jul 13, 2012, 09:39 PM
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e-flite retracts


I have a set of 25 - 46 e-flite retracts laying around, i was wondering if they would fit on the 1700mm p-51.

Thank you in advance.
Jul 13, 2012, 09:53 PM
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Here's a post to sbrittons 25-46 mod which he did. Try to pm him and ask how they are holding up.

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I'm doing the eFlite 25-46 metal retracts. The hole for the stut needs some drilling out, but really easy with the aluminum. The rest of the retract is slightly smaller than stock, so easily fits in the space provided.

Should be a really easy upgrade, rock solid but pricy. Worth it to have confidence the thing is not going to catch fire on you.
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Jul 13, 2012, 10:09 PM
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Here's a post to sbrittons 25-46 mod which he did. Try to pm him and ask how they are holding up.



https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...postcount=2349
Thanks for the fast reply
Jul 13, 2012, 11:27 PM
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Hobbypartz is out of stock on the GensAce lipos. Any other distributers that have them in stock?

Thanks,

Aaron
Jul 14, 2012, 10:41 AM
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Hobbypartz is out of stock on the GensAce lipos. Any other distributers that have them in stock?

Thanks,

Aaron
Check with XHeli and see if they have what you're looking for.

Gary
Jul 14, 2012, 03:04 PM
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Check these out
http://shop.rcskylite.com/products/4...1-Mustang.html
Jul 14, 2012, 03:22 PM
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T,

I got those and the wheel dia. is to small for the stock wheels which are 3.75". Adding smaller wheels just dont look right.
Jul 14, 2012, 06:08 PM
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Hi, dont know if this video has already been posted, I just found it on youtube.
Great perspectives and really great video from that guy in my opinion:

FMS Airfield P-51 Mustang Ferocious Frankie 67 inch wingspan maiden flight (4 min 9 sec)
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Jul 14, 2012, 06:28 PM
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Nice looks like he beat me to it, I just order my 1st camera and was going to try n pull off that view. Thats gotta be the best view I've seen done to date on this bird.
Jul 14, 2012, 06:32 PM
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I tried that but my canopy was too foggy and blury to see through and get any good video...I scrapped all the video of where I tried that...mine wasn't any good

that one came out real nice. well done
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Jul 14, 2012, 08:14 PM
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Has anyone had trouble with the tail gear not working right of the box? Mine worked after the build for about 5 times then just stopped. I rebind it and still nothing. I can hear it click but will not retract out. Any suggestions?
Jul 14, 2012, 08:31 PM
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Originally Posted by v8truckin
T,

I got those and the wheel dia. is to small for the stock wheels which are 3.75". Adding smaller wheels just dont look right.
I got a set of those 40-120 Skylites when I was building my Auntie Sam P-51. The problem I encountered was the wheel offset, it wasn't the conventional P-51 offset so I ended up going with the VQ P-51 struts.

I did find they would work on the P-47 so that's where they ended up. After doing some very minimal grinding I was able to get a set of Robart 3" wheels on mine, but finally settled for the 2 3/4" Robarts because of wheel well clearances. And yes, before anyone mentions it, I am aware that the struts are on the wrong side, but at this time I have no intention of changing them.

Gary

P-47_Landing Gear_3-05-2011 (2 min 34 sec)
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Jul 16, 2012, 05:31 PM
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Landing tips


Hello guys,
I 'm going to maiden my p-51 this weekend and i'm really paranoid about landing it. I've only belly landed planes and never have i landed with gears or on wheels being that my flight field is grass. Can you please provide me with some tips?

What throttle range should i be with full flaps? 25% till touchdown?

What is the minimum i can fly without stalling with full flaps in the air?

other than that i think i should be golden.

Thanks in advance.
Jul 16, 2012, 05:47 PM
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1st get high enough to recover and deploy flaps, slowly reduce throttle zero and wait for it to stall. This is the slowest you can go before you stall.

I cant really give you an exact throttle %, because eveyones throttle can be setup differently. If I was you I would just practice your approaches a few times and judge you speed as you come in. You should start lossing altitude around 25%-30% throttle as I do, but again that also depends on your cg and elevator trim.

Its a hard question to answer exactly , but practice is the best. Here's my best advice...



Always keep a pinch of throttle on until right before touchdown or she'll drop n stall on landings. Until you learn your planes tendencies.
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