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« on: September 29, 2015, 12:25:33 PM »

Well I got the P-38 in the mail the other day but was to hot outside to work. I am very impressed with the selection of wood and parts layout Dave used. The orig kit came with a notched LE and TE so I had to make that using a notcher. Took a few moments to get it done. Used a straight edge on plan and drew straight across the LE/TE to make sure I get angle just right. As with all twins I make I will be using Brodak electric setup as I really dislike it when one engine decides "Hey why don't I quite for no good reason". DPC has really stepped up and started making kits we all wanted but could never afford as kids.

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« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2015, 01:31:39 PM »

Well got the wing done. Hard to work as it's been 107deg outside. It is going together like a balsa wood Lego plane. Everything lines up on it's own all you have to do is add a little glue here and there. I'm using epoxy and Sig-Ment to build with. As it is electric I could have used white glue.

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« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2015, 01:48:03 PM »

Hard to work as it's been 107deg outside.

107! You must be somewhere in the desert Southwest...

I once heard a comedian say that (sic) "Living in the desert Southwest and living in the Northeast are very similar in that in both areas there are 6 months out of the year where you take your life into your own hands every time you go outside... "

I'd always wondered why the most beautiful airplanes seemed to always come from builders in the Northeast. Now that I'm living here I understand it. At the end of last winter I had 5 airplanes complete and ready to test fly.
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« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2015, 02:40:36 PM »

Hard to work as it's been 107deg outside.

107! You must be somewhere in the desert Southwest...


I'm in a little town called Brenda Az. Tiny little town right now but shortly will be full of snowbirds from all over. I live in a RV so I get to build/fly all over the US. I have never been up north during winter in the RV and never will. My workshop is outside right next to rear axle. I might go out into desert and try to fly some of my faster stuff. Figure if I'm in the middle of no where and the plane snaps loose it won't kill anyone Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2015, 07:52:11 PM »

Little more work done now.

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« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2015, 04:34:43 PM »

Sorry for the lack of updates but a health issue had me in hospital in LA area for a bit. Seems being outside in 110deg temps for long periods of time is bad for the body. Aside from just being thirsty it seems to have done a little number on my insides. Also the doctor informed me I am no longer 19 years old and can't do the same stupid things like I use to. But anyhow I'll be headed back out to the desert soon to finish the P-38 and show some flight vids of it.
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« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2015, 04:25:30 PM »

So this is what it looks like now. Going to add more detail and two electric motors.

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« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2015, 01:56:56 PM »

Will it fit?

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Yup

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« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2015, 04:49:13 PM »

Took it out for testing. Need more weight on outboard wing and perhaps move battery to nose and make a hatch for it. Seemed a little pitch crazy. I need larger wheels so I can put on larger props. Or find some 3 blade. Don't think Cox 3 blades will work.

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« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2015, 10:55:06 AM »

Brenda, that was a good flight, in spite of the wind. Your electric version is well done, overcomes the problem of starting both engines quickly so one gets a decent flight in.
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