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Old 11-29-2021, 07:01 PM
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Hope this works. Sorry for the poor focus. A little darker the actual color. I'll try in daylight.
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Old 11-30-2021, 08:38 AM
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Looks great!
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Old 12-19-2021, 07:14 PM
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The wings are about done except for the retracts and slowly getting it done. I know....too slow. A few pics.
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Old 12-19-2021, 09:59 PM
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Just a heads up. On page 30 and again on page 31 of the manual, they show the dimension from the front of the firewall (or motor box if running electric) to the front of the prop drive washer on a glow or gas engine to be 145 mm. In order for proper cowl placement that dimension should be more like 125 to 130 mm.
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Old 12-22-2021, 03:54 PM
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Dummy engine aligned and test fitted to fixture for placement with front of drive hub for Saito FA125.
Will need to be detailed and painted.
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Old 12-22-2021, 05:30 PM
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Looks great! I love the cowling color.
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Old 12-22-2021, 07:59 PM
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Obviously that dummy engine is not the one that comes with the model, but rather a Top Flight 1/7th scale meant for their F4U Corsair and T6 Texan. Probably a copy of a Pratt & Whitney or Wright Cyclone. Well is looks nice in the Zero so I'm not telling anybody.
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Old 12-30-2021, 07:05 PM
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Saito Fa125 mounted and cowl cut out to clear rocker arm covers. May have to paint the rocker arm covers flat black.

Looks like the prop drive hub is centered. Will find out when I refit the dummy engine.

The engine seems to have quite a bit of down thrust. Without measuring maybe 3 to 5 degrees. Unusual for a low wing airplane. Better be ready on the elevator for the maiden flight.
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