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  • Originally posted by paladin View Post
    the one spot rubbing in the robart hubs i definitely know the fix. if you have one spot that seams to not track with the rest of the wheel its because the rubber flange that is captured between the two hubs has pulled out slightly on one side. i found i had to completely remove the tire to push it back into the correct form. sounds like you have been experiencing some cross wind too.

    joe
    Interesting. I have replacement E Flite P-51D OEM tires/wheels coming from HH today or tomorrow, I think I'm going to put them on the P-51 and try a few landings and takeoffs just to see where I am with ground handling with them. I'm going to pull the Robarts off the EFlite P-51 hubs and see what is going on with rubbing and movement of the tire on the wheel hub. I'll report back what I have found for flying the OEMs again and then maybe putting the EFlite hub/Robart rubber tire combination to see if I can eliminate the rubbing on the strut of the rubber tire.

    thanks for your input. Wish we could be together to suss this out, probably wouldn't take long with two of us working on it, or at least You working on it!

    Cheers

    davegee

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    • Originally posted by davegee View Post

      Interesting. I have replacement E Flite P-51D OEM tires/wheels coming from HH today or tomorrow, I think I'm going to put them on the P-51 and try a few landings and takeoffs just to see where I am with ground handling with them. I'm going to pull the Robarts off the EFlite P-51 hubs and see what is going on with rubbing and movement of the tire on the wheel hub. I'll report back what I have found for flying the OEMs again and then maybe putting the EFlite hub/Robart rubber tire combination to see if I can eliminate the rubbing on the strut of the rubber tire.

      thanks for your input. Wish we could be together to suss this out, probably wouldn't take long with two of us working on it, or at least You working on it!

      Cheers

      davegee
      Well, today's tests went much better than yesterday's. Yesterday, I put the hard OEM E Flite main wheels/tires back on the plane after some disappointing results using Robarts and a combination of Robarts tires and E Flite OEM wheel hubs. One flight I made a fairly sharp wifferdill to the left on takeoff (not enough right rudder!) and a bouncy landing that was caused by trying to make a more scale landing (two-point, tail low). I have made a lot of takeoffs and landings with this airplane, and the ground handling results are mixed, no matter what wheel combination I use.

      I decided to go back to "square one" this morning, again with the OEM E Flite main wheels/tires. Knowing what I did wrong yesterday, today's results were much better. Had respectable takeoffs with using a LOT of right rudder while increasing power to takeoff setting. For landings, went back to my previously successful two-point, tail higher and then slowly bringing the tail down to continue the rollout.

      I'll continue with the OEM wheel tests for now, and will periodically put the Robarts on to see how they do. For some reason, the Robarts that I have been using seem to have a slight "out of round" movement on the axle, for whatever reason. I think I'll get some brand new ones and start over with those tests, too. I have a Flightline Corsair with the Robarts on it, and ground handling, takeoff and landing runs are just wonderful, no problems.

      Flying wise, still a wonderful plane, easy to fly scale maneuvers, very fun to fly on that count.

      Cheers

      davegee Click image for larger version

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      • davegee Have to say yet again really like your repaint. A perfect partner for your Corsair.
        Hugh "Wildman" Wiedman
        Hangar: FL/FW: Mig 29 "Cobra", A-10 Arctic, F18 Canadian & Tiger Meet, F16 Wild Weasel, F4 Phantom & Blue Angel, 1600 Corsair & Spitfire, Olive B-24, Stinger 90, Red Avanti. Extreme Flight-Slick 60, 60" Extra 300 V2, 62" MXS Heavy Metal, MXS Green, & Demonstrator. FMS-1700mm P-51, Red Bull Corsair. E-Flite-70mm twin SU-30, Beast Bi-Plane 60", P2 Bi-Plane, P-51, Apprentice.

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        • Originally posted by Hugh Wiedman View Post
          davegee Have to say yet again really like your repaint. A perfect partner for your Corsair.
          Thanks, Hugh, I appreciate your kind words. It was an inspiration I had from the commander of the 361st Fighter Group, Col. Thomas JJ Christian, Jr., lost while leading a dive bombing attack on a rail target in Northern France in August 1944. He sort of encapsulated the ultimate sacrifice for his country to me. I tried to make it as close as I could to the way his plane looked during that short period of time when he flew it that summer before the crash. The first E Flite model that I built is identical to this one and hangs in the Bottisham Air Field museum in England where I donated it. I got maybe 25 flights on that one before I decided to donate that model and buy a second one, which this one is.

          Another one I enjoy flying besides the Corsair and the P-51 is an FMS P-47D I Wanted Wings/ Button Nose of the 56th Fighter Group. It was a total redo of the silver Pacific Theater markings that it came in. It flies great, and I usually take one of my eight or so airplanes almost daily in my truck out to the field early to fly before it gets too windy. My Freewing F-4N is up for tomorrow!

          I hope you can get back up into the air soon with that crazy weather down there!

          Cheers

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          • Here is my Repaint guys... Click image for larger version

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            Current Hanger: FW, F4.F22,F14, Byron T-6, Top Flite P-47, Top Flite P-40, Top RC P-51 H9 P-51, SebArt Avanti, Yellow aircraft Spitfire, T Jeti Extreme Flight EDGE, DS-24 Carbon,

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            • Sweet looking repaint ... and the weathering really takes it to another level! Nicely done!

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              • Yeah, nice panel lines! And livery! e4dragongunner Is the silver paint from a can? It looks so good and consistent. I've been hesitant to try silver because it's seems hard to get it smooth and consistent across the whole airframe.

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                • Thanks guys... Yup rattle can for all the silver base... then Tamiya silver for the coat over the presided panel lines.
                  Current Hanger: FW, F4.F22,F14, Byron T-6, Top Flite P-47, Top Flite P-40, Top RC P-51 H9 P-51, SebArt Avanti, Yellow aircraft Spitfire, T Jeti Extreme Flight EDGE, DS-24 Carbon,

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                  • Originally posted by e4dragongunner View Post
                    Thanks guys... Yup rattle can for all the silver base... then Tamiya silver for the coat over the presided panel lines.
                    Looks great, e4dragongunner! I also like the improved pilot over the stock one that I'm currently using. Looks much better. I'm always into the history of these units, I take it this was an RAF squadron in WWII?

                    cheers

                    davegee

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