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Jun 29, 2019, 02:31 PM
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Nice progress Herb. Looks pretty straight forward
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Jul 01, 2019, 11:54 AM
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Yes most parts fit together nicely ... some guesswork needed occasionally.

Now I have to procure some metric hardware, such as suitable nylon wing & pod bolts & nuts. Wish such trivial items would be included.

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Jul 02, 2019, 10:02 AM
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really nice kit Herb...I remember that Midwest made a kit back in the glow powered days , I had a friend in our club that flew one with a Turbax I and K&B 7.5cc GDF engine ...it flew very well as I remember . will yours have retracts ?
Jul 02, 2019, 12:21 PM
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Hi Rodger ... Thanks !

I don't doubt it flew well (and fast), the FVK one also was a great flier, I still have a video clip of mine on youtube under N_sCZS9X3ks

Edit : Here's a link to the Ziroli / Midwest He-162 : https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...amander&pp=100

I did not get to the retracts yet, still have to complete some major sheeting ... And re-discovering a few tools I had around in the process.

The retracts I test fitted below are from my parts bin, g-91 mostly. The nose wheel is (relatively) huge on this one so it will require some search for a suitable strut.

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Jul 02, 2019, 12:31 PM
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There are like seven surviving He-162 A-2 in the world, one "Red 1" is located right here in Chino, Planes of Fame museum,

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"Volksjäger" Heinkel He 162: Das Nazi-Flugzeug aus Holz - SPIEGEL TV (1 min 27 sec)


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Jul 02, 2019, 12:33 PM
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On mine the paint scheme more likely will be either "Red 1" or "Yellow 11",

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Jul 02, 2019, 12:57 PM
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I painted mine as red 2 from the RAF museum: https://static.rcgroups.net/forums/a...-HE-162-69.jpg
Jul 02, 2019, 01:01 PM
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Not a lot of variation to the orig paint jobs...Kinda like paint on Tiger Cats... I may do a what if scheme.
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Jul 02, 2019, 07:32 PM
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I enjoy using my razor plain and balsa stripper, great tools for a balsa build.
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Jul 03, 2019, 12:32 PM
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Signing on, great project.
Jul 03, 2019, 07:08 PM
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I was thinking of buying this kit but hesitant as it wasn't c l ear what's in the kit. Looks like it comes near complete which is great.

For landing gear look at the Flightline spitfire 1600mm landing gear. The oleo is 140mm long and the wheels are 85mm dia. Plus there is a approx 10 degree angle from the oleo to wheel shaft.

I was looking at them for a project I'm thinking of building a casa da balsa arado234b but with retracts. The spitfire LG is near perfect fit for the angels as the arado had a similar setup to the he162
Jul 03, 2019, 08:19 PM
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Yes that is definitely useful information ! Thank you, keep them coming

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Jul 03, 2019, 09:26 PM
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Trial fitting of airframe components,

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Jul 03, 2019, 11:05 PM
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Looking good Herb.
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Jul 04, 2019, 02:15 AM
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Subscribed.

I am shortly to start building RBC's Hawker Sea Hawk, and have previously built and now flying their 70 mm fan Mig 15. Great flying little model.

Looking forward to following along on your build journey.

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