Parkflyers International Design and Build Log: Curtiss P-40 Warhawk

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  1. bimoadiprakoso

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  2. Taxing is still a pain on rough ground, maybe have to have the wheel alignment checked :D :D , once up though it flies great. Slowly dialing in the flaps, tried to see how slow I could fly before it stalls.

     
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    Brilliant setup and flight Wildthing Love the whole built!

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    Jeff have you considered putting stagger on your landing gear like a stock car to help counter the take off torque. I am sure you must have run stagger on the rear wheels of your stock car like we used to do.
     
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    Agreed. I love the P.40:)
    I am hoping the weather is calming down suitable for flying again.
     
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  7. Here it has been very windy for the last month, you might get a 5 minute window here and there but usually not. Maybe if you go out before 5am or after 10pm ;)
     
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    Same here but the winds are dying down.
    I just got the van back from the garage so I will be able to get out and fly soon.
     
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  9. 1st day in a long time the wind was under 50k and it was raining, sun shining and 20k winds. Well out comes the P40.

    Check out the launch this time, YES :) :)

     
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    Great flight Jeff.
    You will have to carry a rake to grade the baseball diamond when the kids use it, so you have smooth take off`s:)
     
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  11. Nice smooth take off. :D :D

    My flaps which are mixed with the elevator are really close to being dialed in, going to bump them up a little more.
     
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    The last time you used the diamond it looked like a lunar landscape:)
    I was hoping to test fly my Sopwith Strutter today but the wind has got up:(
    This was my first foam model when I started building again after a 20 odd year lay off. I started it in 2010 or 2011, I can`t remember exactly as it is so long ago.
     
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  13. Here today the wind is down still but now it's raining. :(
     
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  14. Got any pictures of your Sopwith ?
     
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    Hi Jeff, I successfully maidened the Sopwith Strutter this evening 2/7/2017 which is yesterday now:)
    Handles like a ship in a storm that has lost steerage:D
    I have some flight video but it is about 15 minutes long with silly banter with Paul so I will need to edit it.
    I will do a separate thread soon.
     
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  16. I don't know if it helped the way it tracks on launch but I had added a back wheel last time out. Smooth ball diamond definitely helped also.

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    Jeff, this may have come up. Are you bending a little toe-in on the landing gear? If you do, it will taxi more easily. It appears Bimo and I have a similar challenge with a mountain of work which explains my absence. Dave
     
  18. Hi Dave, no never did try any toe in, just tried to make sure it rolled straight down the slope in my driveway.
     
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    Jeff, if the landing gear are straight the plane will be a little twitchy.

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  20. :D :D , on rough ground and a little wind it was more then twitchy and it didn't matter which way you tried to turn it, it had a mind of it's own. :D
     
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