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« Reply #350 on: January 29, 2015, 08:16:15 AM »

Balsabug,

Excellent timing for that suggestion. Due to the different profile of the cracked rib wing I'm modifying the wing saddle. I'll add some bracing to the structure before sheeting the saddle.
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« Reply #351 on: January 29, 2015, 09:37:22 AM »

I, too, built the GAR P-51 (and want to build another) and I cannot remember the exact plan as it was so long ago. Mike is very right about the gussets needed as well as a "carry through" trailing edge inside the fuselage between both trailing edges. All the force of a "caught" wingtip is transmitted to the junction of the trailing edge of the wing and the fuselage with disastrous results if the stress has no place to go, so to speak. I know it is a common subject but I love the Mustang.
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« Reply #352 on: February 02, 2015, 10:19:28 AM »

I got the modified wing saddle for the cracked rib wing fitted.
http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s307/bcarter1234/20150201_200641_zpseyeedirs.jpg

Here is my attempt at the thick lower portion of the rudder. I'm curious to see how covering goes.
http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s307/bcarter1234/20150201_200709_zpslhpckcr6.jpg

The one piece wing.
http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s307/bcarter1234/20150201_200750_zpsawuxjgyw.jpg

The recessed nose black for the adjustable nose button. I'll cut the stock spinner down so the prop will appear to be more forward in the spinner.
http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s307/bcarter1234/20150201_200844_zpsqccpeplj.jpg

The gratuitous but blurry bones shot.
http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s307/bcarter1234/20150201_201145_zpsucx2pxtf.jpg
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« Reply #353 on: February 02, 2015, 11:22:37 AM »

You mention an adjustable nose button....looks like a standard one from the front. Is the adjustment mechanism at the rear? Nice bones, too.
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« Reply #354 on: February 02, 2015, 03:04:35 PM »

Tom,

I'll try to get you a better photo. It is adjustable from the rear. Amazing piece of work made my John Regalbuto. I just ordered about 8 of his units in sizes from Peanut to the one shown here with .047" prop wire. He has both front and rear adjustable and 3 or 4 different wire sizes.
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« Reply #355 on: February 03, 2015, 08:43:22 AM »

Nice structure carter.
Glad to see that you over paint the interior balsa that
would otherwise show thru the finish canopy.
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« Reply #356 on: February 03, 2015, 08:57:22 AM »

Ironmike,

Modelace and Balsabug's examples done earlier in this thread are shaming me into a lot of extra work.  Wink

I won't end up where they did but it's making me go beyond my usual model that resembles the subject from a distance. I'm typically in a hurry to get it done and fly it. I'm finding taking some extra time has it's own rewards.   
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« Reply #357 on: February 03, 2015, 09:27:13 AM »

You mention an adjustable nose button....looks like a standard one from the front. Is the adjustment mechanism at the rear? Nice bones, too.

Tom,

Here are some shots of the nose button. I'll need to sand some of the outer balsa ring at an angle to allow for the thrust adjustment but I hope to end up with a relatively small gap this way.
http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s307/bcarter1234/20150203_085812_zpsly6zmks7.jpg
The rear view shows the three holes to access the allen bolts for adjusting.
http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s307/bcarter1234/20150203_085827_zpsuzg6aq3q.jpg
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« Reply #358 on: February 03, 2015, 10:16:23 AM »

Many thanks for the clarification and great job on the reverse S hook too.
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« Reply #359 on: February 03, 2015, 05:37:05 PM »

Tom,

I wish I could take credit in this case. His nose buttons include the prop hook!
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« Reply #360 on: February 10, 2015, 08:46:43 AM »

I finished up a few more details. It is just about time to start applying tissue.

I sanded the last former in front of the horizontal stabilizer until is what about half its original thickness. Then I attached a piece shaped like it but 1/32" smaller to provide a step for the curved 1/32 sheet fill between the horizontal and vertical stabilizers.
http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s307/bcarter1234/20150210_082630_zpsyywz0bo5.jpg

This still leaves enough room to be able to adjust the stabilizer.
http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s307/bcarter1234/20150210_082806_zpstqy9zlql.jpg 

The belly scoop is now built.
http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s307/bcarter1234/20150210_082910_zpsaopkbmgy.jpg
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« Reply #361 on: February 11, 2015, 05:18:53 PM »

Very good!
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« Reply #362 on: June 13, 2015, 03:24:15 PM »

It's been awhile. I can't (more honestly don't) resist starting new stuff. Let's see, since the last update I've:

1) Started the pink foam Constellation, wing done fuselage ready to hollow.
2) Built a Spitfire from Kounty plans which is just about ready to cover.
3) Started a 1mm depron Short 184 which is about 1/2 complete.

I felt a little guilty so I started some covering this week. Here is the progress as of this afternoon. Nothing has been shrunk yet.
http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s307/bcarter1234/20150613_103558_zpsnap25v5s.jpg
http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s307/bcarter1234/20150613_103543_zps0xw2bl5l.jpg
http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s307/bcarter1234/20150613_103527_zpsdewdsd3a.jpg
http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s307/bcarter1234/20150613_150902_zpsfpo87bsx.jpg

I know, based on my weakness detailed above, that I should paint it first but glide testing may be irresistible.  Wink
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« Reply #363 on: June 13, 2015, 07:34:11 PM »

She's a beaut!!!! This thread has been a real inspiration!  I hope to do a P-51C in the near future.
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« Reply #364 on: June 14, 2015, 02:29:14 AM »

Yes, very nice!
Makes me want to build a Mustang soon.
Keep the inspiration coming.

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« Reply #365 on: June 14, 2015, 01:00:07 PM »

Very nice work Brent.  Also looking forward to more pics.
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« Reply #366 on: June 15, 2015, 05:08:16 PM »

I know, based on my weakness detailed above, that I should paint it first but glide testing may be irresistible.  Wink

Test glide? How about running around the room, with the Mustang in hand, making "vroom vroom" (err ... Rolls Royce Merlin) noises?

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« Reply #367 on: June 15, 2015, 08:36:38 PM »

Looks great BC. Lovely framework and covering.
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« Reply #368 on: June 16, 2015, 10:14:22 AM »

See post #235. "Max" is now a dual champion...In Labradors, building "light" is not a good idea..
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« Reply #369 on: June 16, 2015, 03:07:56 PM »

Better take note here. BOW WOW, and don't stop yet. Bright days are coming MAX.Good Boy.
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« Reply #370 on: October 19, 2016, 06:28:34 PM »

Time to put this one in the completed models thread...
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