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08-06-2010, 05:09 AM
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Posted By gwong

The build looks great...besides the Dumas kit...I...

The build looks great...besides the Dumas kit...I am waiting until the fall to tackle another project.

Cheers,

Gord.
08-05-2010, 04:33 AM
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Posted By gwong

Hi Ron, It was pilot error...I was coming...

Hi Ron,

It was pilot error...I was coming around for a landing and I was so focused on the plane (tunnel vision) I didn't realize how low I was and she hit the top of a tree...I was heart broken...
08-03-2010, 07:36 AM
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Posted By gwong

Well...as you recall...I put my TF P51 thru a...

Well...as you recall...I put my TF P51 thru a tree and sold most of the remains to a fellow club member...well he just finished rebuilding it...and I must say I am speechless..have a look at the...
11-15-2009, 05:20 PM
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Posted By gwong

Hi Marc, Welcome to our dialog :D With...

Hi Marc,

Welcome to our dialog :D

With this hobby no one wants to crash but it does happen. I like to think I am helping the owner of the LHS by paying his mortgage :rolleyes:

Here is my...
11-13-2009, 05:46 AM
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Posted By gwong

Hi Ron, I just hope the rebuilt P51 is not...

Hi Ron,

I just hope the rebuilt P51 is not too heavy.

Thanks for the links...

My 791 retracts should be here by this weekend for my H9 P51.

Do you have any video of your Cessna?
11-12-2009, 06:51 AM
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Posted By gwong

Hi Ron, Great looking Cessna !!! I love the...

Hi Ron,

Great looking Cessna !!! I love the mini RC Mag in the back of the seats...nice touch.

Your flying field looks great...nice covered area !!!

I haven't checked out any CC items of...
10-27-2009, 02:35 AM
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Posted By gwong

I would love to but I would need to sell a few of...

I would love to but I would need to sell a few of my planes and helis. The club that I belong to does not have the room for such a big planes :-(

Gord
10-25-2009, 02:06 AM
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Posted By gwong

Post crash pics mine and my friends TopFlite ARF.

Post crash pics mine and my friends TopFlite ARF.
10-25-2009, 02:00 AM
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Posted By gwong

Hi Ron, What do you think of this one :-) ...

Hi Ron,

What do you think of this one :-)

http://www.aero-works.net/store/detail.aspx?ID=379

No sanding !!!

Gord.
10-15-2009, 02:41 AM
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Posted By gwong

I am debating whether or not to build another P51...

I am debating whether or not to build another P51 and thinking of another Top Flite kit. Having said that if anyone else can recommend a different kit in this size it would be greatly appreciated. I...
10-12-2009, 03:28 AM
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Posted By gwong

Thanks for your kind words...glad you had a good...

Thanks for your kind words...glad you had a good maiden(s) :-)

Let you know how the H9 Blue Nose is progressing but I suspect it will be a slow build.

Cheers,

Gord.
10-11-2009, 01:56 PM
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Posted By gwong

Hey Brad, I think it's slowly starting to...

Hey Brad,

I think it's slowly starting to sink in albeit a few hours after the Ouch!. This morning....I have flashbacks of the build, sanding, finishing. The fatal moment keeps replaying in my...
10-11-2009, 07:15 AM
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Posted By gwong

Hi Ron, Well, I flew my P51 but...

Hi Ron,

Well, I flew my P51 but unfortunately she did not survive...I won't dwell on the gory details but while she was in the air...she flies great...nice and stable and tracks like a train.
...
10-06-2009, 03:31 AM
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Posted By gwong

Nice work Ron !!! love the RC mags in the back...

Nice work Ron !!! love the RC mags in the back seat

How long did it take you to build?

Cheers,

Gord
10-06-2009, 12:20 AM
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Posted By gwong

Nice...The TF Cessna was my alternate choice but...

Nice...The TF Cessna was my alternate choice but settled for the P51.

Please post some pics...I work forward to hearing about the maiden.

Cheers,

Gord.
PS Hobbycity has 6S 5000mah packs...
10-05-2009, 03:48 AM
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Posted By gwong

Hi Ron, Thank-you very much :) I am...

Hi Ron,

Thank-you very much :)

I am currently building a smaller plane...it's Dumas Dragon Rapide should be finished in less time :D than the P51.

Cheers,

Gord.
10-05-2009, 01:15 AM
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Posted By gwong

Hi Ron, Wow !!! can't believe it's been 2...

Hi Ron,

Wow !!! can't believe it's been 2 month since your post eek...well today was the day...the sun was to our backs and no wind...the members landed to give my P51 all the airspace...glamour...
08-20-2009, 05:12 AM
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Posted By gwong

Hi Ron, Yep...I hear ya...my other planes...

Hi Ron,

Yep...I hear ya...my other planes all had Castle's in them but a few of my buds had Castle's in their bigger planes and 2 of them were a total loss for a grand total of $4,000.00, another...
08-19-2009, 11:08 PM
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Posted By gwong

Hi Ron, Well, the maiden got veto because...

Hi Ron,

Well, the maiden got veto because there is a MAAC rule that states I cannot maiden a plane during an event due to the extra amount of spectators that would be attending this event.
...
08-15-2009, 09:20 PM
Replies: 143
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Posted By gwong

Hi Ron, My original goal was to load the...

Hi Ron,

My original goal was to load the battery from the front lower cowl...but the batt would have to sit way back...I thought of a sliding tray but would be too complex to build and adding...
08-15-2009, 06:02 AM
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Posted By gwong

Well Ron.... I did the static thrust test...

Well Ron....

I did the static thrust test tonight and she is pulling 8.5lbs at WOT. The CG was moved 1/4" forward from the factory recommendations. Left to do...its building of the pilot seat and...
08-03-2009, 06:29 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 37,230
Posted By gwong

I applied the decals today...what a PIA...the...

I applied the decals today...what a PIA...the decals should have been precut but nope...had to careful cutout the insignia but it's done.

Plane is clear coated, MG installed...was going to...
08-01-2009, 06:08 AM
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Posted By gwong

Hi Alex, Thanks for your insight and...

Hi Alex,

Thanks for your insight and suggestions...a fellow club member has the Topflite P51 ARF with similar power setup and he feels it has plenty of power. I seen his plane fly and I concur...
07-31-2009, 06:22 AM
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Posted By gwong

Hi Ron, Well...during my vacation and...

Hi Ron,

Well...during my vacation and despite the sweltering heat wave on the west coast...I put in about 4 or 5 hours a day for the last 10 days and I am almost finished my P51...a few things...
07-22-2009, 06:32 AM
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Posted By gwong

The pic doesn't do the paint justice...it's...

The pic doesn't do the paint justice...it's actually pretty shinny in person. I considered the flight metal but it's pricey. I heard you can use very thin litho plate from print shops to get the...
07-22-2009, 03:28 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 37,230
Posted By gwong

Hey Ron, She was a nice bird that's for...

Hey Ron,

She was a nice bird that's for sure !!!

Thanks for the painting tips...here is a pic of the fuse painted with Krylon Metal.

Gord.
07-21-2009, 04:20 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 37,230
Posted By gwong

That sucks !!! sorry to hear of your crash...will...

That sucks !!! sorry to hear of your crash...will you build another one?

May I ask how you painted her?

I was pretty frustrated with mine last night...was going to throw it in the trash or...
07-21-2009, 07:16 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 37,230
Posted By gwong

Hi Ron, Did you maiden you P51? I...

Hi Ron,

Did you maiden you P51?

I started to spray mine with grey primer and of course more flaws in the sanding showed...so more sanding was done...got tried of sanding and started to cover...
06-10-2009, 05:18 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 37,230
Posted By gwong

Hi Ron, Can't wait to see your maiden video...

Hi Ron,

Can't wait to see your maiden video :-)

Great looking hatch...I thought about it for a long time but I might ending up butchering the job...having said that it's probably not too...
06-09-2009, 06:08 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 37,230
Posted By gwong

Hi Ron, Well...believe it or not I am...

Hi Ron,

Well...believe it or not I am almost done sanding....I have a few more rough spots to pretty up and than it's off for primer coat. Once this is done I am sure I will find some more rough...
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