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Old Feb 03, 2013, 06:29 PM
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Darvin,
Is that the regular size PF? Looks a little bigger in the pics.
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Old Feb 03, 2013, 08:13 PM
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more balsa please!
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It's 16" wing span. Peck polymers kit from A2Z.

https://www.a2zcorp.us/store/Product...eck%20Polymers
Old Feb 03, 2013, 08:42 PM
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Thanks. Must be the camera angle.
Old Feb 03, 2013, 09:30 PM
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Looks like it will fly well. I like the blue.
Old Feb 03, 2013, 10:07 PM
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more balsa please!
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Thanks Kevin, I can't wait to try it out.
Old Feb 04, 2013, 09:16 AM
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I can tell you from experience that you will need to have washout in both wingtips.

As far as the shrinking, a preferred method for this type of aircraft is to crumple the tissue into a tight ball, thereby breaking the fibers making it impervious to shrinking. Iron the tissue and place it with a glue stick. Nothing more. I really recommend that you do this now as the tissue you have on the plane will continue to shrink and change your flight surfaces. Plus how can you create washout without steaming and thus shrinking the tissue?

That said, it is a wonderful little flyer. I use 1/16 rubber and get 1 minute flights.
Old Feb 05, 2013, 12:23 PM
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I love the Flash, I have 2 of them that are 150% size and CO/2 powered. I see that your plans talk about RC conversion...how cool would that be ? Be carefull taking it outside and exposing it to any kind of dampness, it will shrink the tissue.
Old Feb 05, 2013, 08:25 PM
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more balsa please!
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Thanks all for the info and advice. I think I'll leave it as is for now and see how it flies. I enjoy building much more than covering.

I have a few indoor duration kits here but no where to fly. That being said I have the book, Building and Flying indoor model airplanes by Ron Williams and have been looking over it again. I think I'm leaning toward an indoor flyer for my next build.

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Old Feb 13, 2013, 03:03 PM
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Just got back from a great weekend at the Isaacson/Kiwi World Cup event in Lost Hills, CA. Pics are here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/4467067...7632753323369/

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Old Feb 13, 2013, 07:28 PM
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My Moffett entry effort and my latest war bird.

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Old Feb 13, 2013, 07:50 PM
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Kev,
I don't know which I'm more impressed with: your nice P51 or your neatand clean workbench!
Old Feb 13, 2013, 08:23 PM
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It doesn't always look like this. Actually, my work station for building airplanes is a drafting table with a replaced top of compressed chip wood. I work with it set at a slight angle, like I was drafting on paper. And I use it to draft on paper after putting down mat board for a smooth surface.

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Old Feb 13, 2013, 10:04 PM
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Nice models!
Old Feb 14, 2013, 11:48 AM
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Thanks Jim. I had a back log of planes to finish. I still have a small Warhawk to tissue and put together plus I want to move forward with the Liberator. I'm working again so I don't have the time I used to have for building but I'm happy to get to work catching up on projects when I can. I've just been busy.


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Old Feb 15, 2013, 11:35 AM
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Fantastic P-51!
I liked it.


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