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Reply #47 - Mar 8th, 2017 at 12:17pm
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Sky9pilot wrote on Mar 8th, 2017 at 11:38am:
I'm hearing Mavrick and Goose...."I feel the need...the need for speed!" Smiley
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Tom, CORRECT your are! My next build will be the SIG buster for that monster SUPER TIGER G15 to go and see if Ive still got it to compete in Goodyear. Shocked Cheesy

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Reply #46 - Mar 8th, 2017 at 12:13pm
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LOL! Ian, that was FUNNY Grin.

The trick is not to just stand in place and turn, it is a walk or type of dance Shocked Especial for a 63 year old, maybe a stool that turns (that would be a hoot)

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Re: THE CONTROLINE FEVER
Reply #45 - Mar 8th, 2017 at 11:55am
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Us old farts tend to have inner ear problems that affect us more than the young guys. You can always practice turning in circles before you get started. Use a fishing rod, or stick outstretched and keep your eye on the tip of the rod as you turn. Don't turn too fast, and start slow, perhaps 5 turns, 10 minute rest, 5 turns ... You can work your way up, but it does take time. Until you can make 30 turns without falling over, don't start flying for real. And then, don't fill the fuel tank to the top! I used to be able to turn for a long time (4 or 5 flights) and never got dizzy, but that was when I was a lot younger. Whip control might be a good way to start.
  (Once, I even tried to teach my grandmother to suck eggs  Cheesy  Grin )
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Reply #44 - Mar 8th, 2017 at 11:38am
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I'm hearing Mavrick and Goose...."I feel the need...the need for speed!" Smiley

I've heard that the body adjusts to the turning after a bit.  At least you won't be spinning like a figure skater doing a spin! Smiley Smiley Smiley
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Reply #43 - Mar 8th, 2017 at 8:51am
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@ Dave and Tom, yall have given me enough tips on how to align so no problem there.

@ Terry: The camera does have a mind of its own Wink. I have always wanted to build an airplane with more than one motor. This will be my first twin and plan on my brother taking a video and letting him post it to YouTube then y'all will be able to have a BIG laugh watching me turn until I am dizzy  Shocked since its been some 40 years that Ive flown CL
  

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Reply #42 - Mar 8th, 2017 at 8:31am
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Hahhh! The secret to aligned booms is camera angle. At most angles the viewer can't tell Smiley.

This control line P-38 is really exciting. With twin motors it will be something to hear as well as see.

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Reply #41 - Mar 8th, 2017 at 3:03am
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I don't see why medicine bottles, cd cases, cassette cases, vcr tapes, canned soups (standing or on their sides), stack of books for the tail, spice jars, bullion cube jars, drinking glasses, could all be used. Anything around the house you have multiples of. Do I see several of the same manufacturer paint jars on your bench?
  
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Reply #40 - Mar 7th, 2017 at 10:58pm
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Tom, thanks for the tip I will start looking for those items to help with the booms. Also thanks for the compliment, but Terry is a much better builder than I his photos and build progress process proves this.
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Reply #39 - Mar 7th, 2017 at 9:40pm
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Looks like it's time to pull out the kids old building blocks or blocks of foam to build a jig to assure alignment of the booms, wing, stab and cockpit nacelle.  All very tricky to get everything aligned.  But well within your capable hands!!!

I look forward to seeing this one come together. You and Terry are going to have some pretty fantastic P-38's.
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Reply #38 - Mar 7th, 2017 at 9:23pm
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I think I remember a rep at work once with RP 7. I guess they were simply trying to compete with WD 40. I think I remember it stank more than WD 40, and was allot more foamy, and slightly more whiteish. Other than that, who knows. Never glued up a twin boom. But, I think I would be in favor of the different height blocks under the tail and wings. Glue it up upside down it looks like. And do the whole assy at once with white carpenters glue. So I would have time to doublecheck and move the whole assy before it dries. You do one boom, and then go to the other, What if the first boom is not where you want it?
  
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Reply #37 - Mar 7th, 2017 at 7:13pm
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I think that Ive worked out the sequence on how to attach the stab to the fuselage's:
1. glue the stab to the right fuselage.
2. glue the right in place on the wing after the stab lines up with the left fuselage.

To glue the stab to the fuselage Ive drilled pin holes to glue three tooth picks through the stab into the fuselage.

HOPEFULLY! Cheesy

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Reply #36 - Mar 6th, 2017 at 5:52pm
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Ok! what is the difference between WD 40 and RP 7? I have several engines that need to be cleaned and I keep coming across RP 7. I have an article named "ENGINE CLEANING 101" so I know to use no water or alcohol, but RP 7 keeps coming up and I do not know anything about it other than when I put the name into Google WD 40 came up also.

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Reply #35 - Mar 5th, 2017 at 10:10pm
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This is how I beefed up to main LG.

  

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Reply #34 - Mar 5th, 2017 at 6:12pm
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Dave, I also remember my grubby fingers getting in the way of excellence Grin. They still are getting in the way and sometimes locking due to a little arthritis Tongue.

Yes, it will have two Cox .049's and the outer will have a degree of outside deflection and will also be started first. I am having lots of fun getting reacquainted with my razor plane on this LE.

Here she is at the moment in a bones shot, notice the booms are not all the way to the #4 rib yet.
  

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Reply #33 - Mar 5th, 2017 at 7:46am
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Enjoying your build. Never had the nerve to do a twin engine. As I remember as a child. Cox .049's were pretty reliable. When I learned to keep them clean, and not kink the reed plate ramming it out of there with my grubby fingers. Is there going to be 2 engines on this? Or just one on the inboard side? I didn't do any research into this kit, but by the looks of the size of it, it looks like 2 engines? Curious on your thoughts on covering it.
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