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Old 06-12-2011, 07:55 PM
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Tail light
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Old 06-12-2011, 07:58 PM
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Done with the tail for now!Now on to the power end of the Bird and building the engine mount box!
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Old 06-12-2011, 08:00 PM
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building the box. the notch in the box is to make room for the electronic ignition pick up module!
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Old 06-12-2011, 08:06 PM
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After the dowels are dried they are cut off and sanded flush!Then triangular stock is glued on the inside of the box.the box is made removable to access the fuel tank behind it! then it is held in place on the fusalage ready to mount it!
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Old 06-12-2011, 08:13 PM
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The box is then bolted to the fuselage.I then trial fit the engine!it has the recomended amount of right and down thrust!
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Old 06-12-2011, 08:19 PM
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i then modified the box to allow me to attach this nifty little item. i got it from phil clark in england "Fighter Aces, warbirds and Accessories". it allows you to position the Walbro carburetor rearward and you dont have to cut another nasty hole on the side of the cowling.
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Old 06-12-2011, 08:22 PM
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some more pics of the installation!
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Old 06-12-2011, 08:27 PM
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the next few pics have some comments about my installation from Phil! I had to also cut away some cowling to provide for room and cooling for the head! I do plan on taking some artistic licence and reshape some what of a scaled cowling.
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Old 06-12-2011, 08:30 PM
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Next up is my home made scale exhaust! the stock exhast was too large for the room supplied so i have to trim it down some and re-direct it.i used a small shaving cream can.
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Old 06-12-2011, 08:37 PM
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The shaving cream can has to be emptied of the bladder inside.Then i re-enforced the seam and sealed the little pressure hole. I then started to modify the stock muffler's width
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Old 06-12-2011, 08:40 PM
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scoping out the layout of the muffler ! Look not that many cut outs in the cowling!
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Old 06-12-2011, 08:42 PM
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now i can propperly mount the cowling into position.
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Old 06-12-2011, 08:43 PM
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more pics of the muffler transformation!
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Old 06-12-2011, 08:45 PM
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more transformation pics.
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Old 06-12-2011, 08:48 PM
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now basically done with the muffler! and the exhaust tubes are in there scale location. Next on to the wheels and landing gear!
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Old 06-14-2011, 08:36 PM
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Now on to the wheels! I wanted to make a scale looking wheel hub cap, so I made a master from wood and then vacuum formed from plastic a hub cap. then I mounted onto the wheel by tapping the wheel with a 2-56 tap. but before mounting it I glued the hub cap to another sheet of plastic and trimmed it to fit in the wheel.Then I used nylon washers as spacers to bring out the wheel far enough off the axle.
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Old 06-14-2011, 08:37 PM
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more wheel pics
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Old 06-14-2011, 08:39 PM
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Attaching the hub cap!
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Old 10-17-2011, 07:31 AM
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Wonderful pics and descriptions. This gives me great start on my project.
Thanks for sharing so much!

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Old 10-24-2011, 09:09 AM
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Hello again,

Do you have posted pictures of the finished plane?

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