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Scale Top Flite P-40 Build Thread

Discussion in 'Giant / Scale Scratch and Kit Build Threads' started by Charles, Aug 3, 2014.

  1. Charles

    Charles 70cc twin V2

    Top Flite P-40 Build Log
  2. Charles

    Charles 70cc twin V2

    Hi here is a photo of build table and kit. I will inventory parts and start building tail today, Thank you to GYRO for getting the thread started and RCDude07 for getting me startedstarted 2014-08-02 21.21.36.jpg 2014-08-02 21.21.23.jpg 2014-08-02 21.21.51.jpg 2014-08-02 21.22.17.jpg
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  3. SnowDog

    SnowDog Moderator

    Awesome start! A build range is a must! I cleaned off a build table for a full build but before I even opened the box I had put another airframe (that needs repairs) onto the empty table!
  4. Sweet!!...I like warbirds, Just wish someone would design one that will hover, do pop tops and rollers ;-)

    Looking forward to your build:D
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  5. gyro

    gyro GSN Contributor


  6. rcdude07

    rcdude07 70cc twin V2

    I see you got your thread. Subscribed!
  7. Charles

    Charles 70cc twin V2

    Got around to doing a little work on it today. I worked about two hours and framed out the horozintal stabalizer. 2014-08-06 16.05.33.jpg 2014-08-06 16.15.56.jpg 2014-08-06 16.23.19.jpg 2014-08-06 17.06.12.jpg 2014-08-06 17.06.19.jpg 2014-08-06 17.09.48.jpg 2014-08-06 17.20.09.jpg 2014-08-06 17.20.02.jpg
  8. Charles

    Charles 70cc twin V2

    2014-08-06 18.13.00.jpg
  9. rcdude07

    rcdude07 70cc twin V2

    Looking good.

    Not sure if you've worked with sheeting before. But when it comes time to sheet surfaces, pay attention to the grain direction. The direction of the grain in sheeting adds strength when done correctly.
  10. Charles

    Charles 70cc twin V2

    Just got through sanding and smoothing the ribs last night and will sheet the stabalizer I was looking at your photos and got some good info from them as to the direction of the grain. You said that wetting the balsa descreses the cure time of the CA so You are saying that if the balsa is damp the CA will cure immediately?
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