logo
crashwrench's blog View Details
Posted by crashwrench | 12-11-2011 @ 01:35 AM | 11,933 Views
I started this search while I was building my Top Flite Giant Scale 1/5th
P-51D Mustang .


Ok , Part 02 Questions To You ..... Have you Tried or have Flown A " Warbird " Before ?????????????????

do you have a Friend or Club member who Flys Warbirds ??



There several websites that Deal with Flying these "birds"



Setup Is Crucial , Dual Redundant Batteries , Dual Receivers " Optical Ignition Kill switch (That can be turned off Via the TX's Radio ) .



www.rcwarbirds.com , has a section on " Techniques " Pilot Briefing , Ground School 101 , Flight Operations .



Any Question ?????

Thanks ,
Mark K.
Posted by crashwrench | 12-11-2011 @ 12:22 AM | 11,822 Views
Hello to all ,
My Name is Mark K.
I've been building and flying varies types of models for over 40ish years .
From control line to free flight , RC airplanes , sport , Pattern , Semi- Scale , Giant Sport , IMAC's , Helicopters , Cars, buggy's and Trucks , off-road and On-road .

Currently on the building board I have a 1/5th Scale P-51D Top Flite ( GS / Builders Kit )...
The Kit has been Modified to add : servo operated > Sliding Canopy , Robart Retracts w/ wheels and Disc Brakes , Inner and Outer Main Gear Doors , Robart's Retracting Tailwheel Assm. and
Tail-wheel Doors ,
Added a Lower Radiator scoop and Door ,
I have modified the firewall to fit a " DA-50r " gas engine and can swap out to a " DA-85 " For more Power . A " Keleo Scale exhaust system and full fiber-glass Cowling . Solo 4-Blade Prop.
JR Radio, Duralite Power-box ,Spectrum Receiver's .


Hi To all , Here is some Reschearch I did while building my Top Flite 1/5th Giant Scale P-51 Mustang ..

This Info can also be used for other kits,
If I have left somebody or something out , PLEASE Feel Free to add to this forum thread ...

Ok Here We GO!!!!
To start with, let's get a little History.
Places to look: www.aerofiles.com , www.wikipedia.org , www.historynet.com (Aviation History Magazine ) , www.challengeweb.com (Warbirds International , Mustang Mags. )
www.militaryfactory.com , www.airliners.net , National Museum of the US Air Force ( I lost URL , Bummer ) www.mustangsmustangs.com , www.specialtypress.com ,
www.SquadronSignalPublications.com , North American Aviation > Rockwell ? > www.boeing.com , www.bobsairdoc.com - Bob's Aircraft Documentation> !! Great Help !!
These have Info , Pictures , Documentations , Books , Magazines , Museums ......

NEXT , Model Tech Notes , Notices : www.top-flite.com , For the T.F. Giant Scale 1/5th Mustang _Tech Support , !!! A Must Read - Important !!!!!!!

FORUMS , Tutorials -- , www.rcscalebuilders.com , www.rcuniverse.com , www.rcwarbirds.com ,
www.flyinggiants.com , www.acesofiron.com , www.scalemasters.org , www.strictlyscale.com , www.warbirdsexchange.com ( full size planes forums )
Big Help by a lot of different People who have built this model/s , Modify , Improve upon ......Oh !, Real People working/ maintaining full size War Birds !!!!!!!

Parts, ( How Far do you want to go , '''' $$$$$ ''''' HA! , Sorry

Parts, www.top-flite.com , www.true-turn.com , Dave Brown products > www.dbproducts.com , www.Robart.com , www.UP-1.com , www.sierragiant.com , www.areotechmodels.com , Dynamic Balsa and hobby shop - www.DBbalsa.com , www.RamRCandRamTrack.com ,
www.scaleaero.com , www.fiberglassspecialtiesinc.com , www.inzpan.com , www.pacific-scaled-aircraft.com ,
www.jtechrc.com , www.duraliteflightsystems.com , www.slimlineproducts.com , www.keleo-creationscom ,

A LOT of the "sites" above have Forums, Tutorials, Tech-Links for additional info, " HOW-TOO's "
I have not listed Radios, Engines , paint and finishing Or Hobby Shops , Because every body has different preferences .

Recommendations : If you do the " Builders Kit " Reinforce the firewall ( See TF's Tech Support Note ) , and Main Gear Retract mounts ( See Forums How_To's )

Well the Clock On Da'wall Says Time for Bed , Whew, Work is going to come EARLY [IMG]file:///C:/DOCUME~1/MARKKU~1/LOCALS~1/Temp/Emoticon77.gif[/IMG] .
I hope this helps to get you started,
MORE TO COME , PART 02 ... [IMG]file:///C:/DOCUME~1/MARKKU~1/LOCALS~1/Temp/Emoticon3.gif[/IMG]



More to come .......
Thanks for your time,
Mark K.