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E-Flite P-47 bubble top conversion with retracts.

Old 07-08-2008, 04:34 PM
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I re tapped the anchor nut and use a 6-32 nylon bolt.
When I hit hard, I hope the wing will release and not break.
Well, as much.

Paul
Paul,

Good idea on using nylon, but I would still like to know the size of the stock one.
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Old 07-09-2008, 04:08 AM
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Got the gear dry-fit and couldn't wait to see her on her own legs... grabbed a couple of pictures. Cowl is mostly painted... just need to paint up the motor and the rear-most sections. Gear linkages need to be completed. Figure I've got a few more weeks on this project as I only get a few minutes a day to work. Need to settle on an upgraded power setup.
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Old 07-09-2008, 01:25 PM
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wilmracer, Looks real nice.
Can you get yours as heavy as Grasshoppers?

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Old 07-09-2008, 01:44 PM
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Can you get yours as heavy as Grasshoppers?
You bet I can!!!

I didn't glass this one (may glass the wing before I'm done) so that will help a bit... and I consolidated the ailerons to a single servo to counteract the weight of the flap servo...

If I can get the wing buttoned up this week I'll put everything on the scale sans power setup and start figuring that out.
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Old 07-09-2008, 01:59 PM
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Remember the Grasshopper is the King of heavy.
You'll really have to work hard to match him.

Drive him nuts, put an orange prop on it too.
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Old 07-09-2008, 05:58 PM
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I don't think can get anywhere close to getting it heavy enough. Paul's just jealous that I can fly a plane that is physically incapable of flying. I should have painted mine yellow with black stripes and called it the Bumble Bee.
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Old 07-09-2008, 06:02 PM
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Paul, you will appreciate this: I ordered some GWS 9050 props from the LHS and they gave me orange(!). I expressed some mild displeasure and they assured me they only came in orange. Now I know this to be patently false, but I didn't argue. Tom will be pleased to know I will be painting them black.

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Remember the Grasshopper is the King of heavy.
You'll really have to work hard to match him.

Drive him nuts, put an orange prop on it too.
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Old 07-09-2008, 06:20 PM
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Orange props are much easier to find if they get lost.

Gnasher crashed his plane in 4 foot high grass last night.
If he had an orange prop on it we would have found it much easier.

But if you don't crash in the tall grass and instead crash on the flight line, I guess black is OK.

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Old 07-09-2008, 06:33 PM
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No high grass on my landing/take-off pad. Asphalt runway- although orange shows up nice against it as well- hmm, maybe I will keep it orange!

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Orange props are much easier to find if they get lost.

Gnasher crashed his plane in 4 foot high grass last night.
If he had an orange prop on it we would have found it much easier.

But if you don't crash in the tall grass and instead crash on the flight line, I guess black is OK.

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Old 07-09-2008, 08:14 PM
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Originally Posted by pd1 View Post
Orange props are much easier to find if they get lost.

Gnasher crashed his plane in 4 foot high grass last night.
If he had an orange prop on it we would have found it much easier.

But if you don't crash in the tall grass and instead crash on the flight line, I guess black is OK.

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He must not be crashing correctly. The prop should be completely burried after a proper crash.
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Old 07-09-2008, 09:19 PM
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Come to think of it... I don't think I've had a prop survive a crash. When I do crash it tends to be a quite a spectacular sight. Forget trash bags... if you hit hard enough most planes can fit in a zip-lock bag or two
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