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Scale Plans built P-51

Discussion in 'Giant / Scale Scratch and Kit Build Threads' started by Red Raider, Jan 18, 2015.

  1. One last thing. I have to sand a lot because I'm simply not very good at getting things right the first time. I've tried every type of sandpaper on the planet. What I've found that works the best for me is the paper that they make to go on the square sanders for refinishing hardwood floors. I've had a little experience at that (like more than entire house worth) and that's when I discovered this paper. You can get it at Home Depot. It's in the tool rental center, in the back by the sanders. They have a multitude of different grits and it comes a removable plastic backing that covers an adhesive grip. You can cut a 8x3 piece, remove the plastic, fold it over on itself and its pretty dang stiff. Not quite like a sanding block, but close.
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  2. Bartman

    Bartman Defender of the Noob!

    It's brave of you to do a build thread while openly admitting you're not such a great builder! Good for you for doing it anyway!

    I hope it turns out great, looking forward to seeing it done.
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  3. I’ll have pictures later today of the Mustang fully assembled, but last night, I got the engine and ignition module mounted and adjusted. I remember back in my early modeling days (1980’s) we’d shim the little ‘40’ size engine mount with a couple degrees right and maybe 1 degree or so down thrust. Shouldn’t need it on this plane as all the trim was built into the firewall assembly. I hope it’s right.
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  4. Bartman

    Bartman Defender of the Noob!

    I never heard back from Staples about the plans, will call today in case anyone was curious.
  5. Bartman

    Bartman Defender of the Noob!

    Last thread drift post.....I called toady and resent the plans, here's the reply I got from the guy at Staples....I didn't think anny of the drawings were that big....anyone?

    Good Afternoon,

    An estimate price I have is $139.77 for 19 out of the 21 files.

    Two of the files I can not print because the size is too large (84x60 and 128x160). Those files were not included in the price.

    Those other two files can be reduced and it will change the price.
  6. Bartman

    Bartman Defender of the Noob!


    Can I post those plans in the thread that I started for discussing giant scale Mustang plans?

  7. I have had several plans copied at Staples, each sheet only cost five bucks. About half of the copies were to large for their machine so they took two sheets, most of their machines don't go beyond 76-80 inches. The attendant downloaded the SDHC card and I stood at the machine removing them as they came out.
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  8. I've been waiting to hear. I should've taken mine down and we could compare notes. I'll do that next week.
  9. 5F937AEF-516E-4C91-B924-B31FBE62BEBA.jpeg
    It’s a shop full. Painting, then hooking up the control surfaces. Getting close.
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  10. Bartman

    Bartman Defender of the Noob!

    That looks awesome!
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