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Old 12-07-2009, 08:40 PM
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good choice. you better be able to nail that chrome material, imo it makes the plane
I don't think it would be too hard to get the chrome....but I plan to replicate the scheme my father did on his. Still trying to dig up an old pic.
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Old 12-07-2009, 08:58 PM
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My standard setup for RC control horns and linkages are 600 poly. For the simple bent rods one a little bit more if I use the clips and servos. I can post them on the parts page if you like to use them.
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Old 12-07-2009, 09:52 PM
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My standard setup for RC control horns and linkages are 600 poly. For the simple bent rods one a little bit more if I use the clips and servos. I can post them on the parts page if you like to use them.
I appreciate the offer, but I've actually made up a small parts inventory of small R/C parts. Grabbed several items directly from Tower Hobbies and used the pics as the "3-views" for correct / accurate dimensions!
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Old 12-08-2009, 11:19 AM
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Dug up a couple old pictures of my father's Elder he built "back in the day" I plan to replicate this scheme as well. Since he has my old G3.5 he'll be surprised to see it in the sim when I send it to him.
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Old 12-08-2009, 11:41 AM
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I had one of the red plastic bombs on my first trainer... It would open in half and you put in some flower in the nose for weight and for marking the ground for target practice.
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Old 12-08-2009, 05:21 PM
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I had one of the red plastic bombs on my first trainer... It would open in half and you put in some flower in the nose for weight and for marking the ground for target practice.
Yup, those are the ones.
Again back when I was a little kid I would sneak into his workshop and take the bombs....then go in the house grab the flour out of my mom's cabinets, fill it up, go out in the street and throw them up as high as I could. Repeat process till I got bored....or in trouble!haha
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Old 12-08-2009, 11:49 PM
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Still working / waiting for some information on the P-47 physics, so I was able to get a start on the Top Flite Elder tonight.
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Old 12-09-2009, 02:01 AM
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Added a few more R/C type details:

~Landing gear plastic mount straps and phillips screws
~Dubro "Vintage" wheels
~Wheel collars

and jeffpn's all time favorite request......

~Dubro control horns with mounting screws
~Sullivan control rod links
~Control rods

Yet to do...lots: (Main things I an think of off hand)
~Tail gear (Top Flite Elder calls for a wire "skid" I plan to model a tail wheel...to duplicate my father's old plane)
~Dihedral the wings
~"Faux" cockpit cutout in wing
~Windshield and frame
~Upper flying wire braces and wires
~Rear fuse bracing wires (in wooden structure)
~Bracing wires from V-Stab to H-Stab
~Some sort of engine
~RX switch
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and jeffpn's all time favorite request......

~Dubro control horns with mounting screws
~Sullivan control rod links
~Control rods
You're alright, pplace!!!
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Don't forget the hinges
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Old 12-09-2009, 11:07 AM
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I figured you'd get a kick out of that

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Don't forget the hinges
I honestly did think about it, but wasn't sure if they would show up.....looking at your screen shot, it appears you are correct. I'll add them!
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Hello,
I have a pilot figure BUST for your Elder 40. I created it in Wings 3D, but I'm not near my puter at the moment. I will shoot you a copy, when I get back.
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Old 12-10-2009, 12:14 AM
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I have a pilot figure BUST for your Elder 40. I created it in Wings 3D, but I'm not near my puter at the moment. I will shoot you a copy, when I get back.
That would be great! I also talked to my father and found out that his pilot bust did survive the crash and is sitting in his drawer in his workshop. I thought I could take some pictures of that and model it or use the image for the CS! He also told / reminded me that he had the head turn / rotate with rudder input.
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Old 12-10-2009, 01:22 AM
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Bit more progress this evening. I went back and looked at the pictures of my fathers plane and noticed a couple changes / additions I needed:

~Added lower gear "wing"
~Noticed that he covered his wire landing gear with wood.

I also worked on:
~Added slight dihedral to wing
~Cut / Extruded "Cockpit"
~Added windshield and frame
~Added Flying wires and tower
~Added rear fuse bracing "X" wires

Major items yet to add:
~Engine (unsure what make / model I will create) I have several YS 63S's down stairs...so i could do those no problem
~Pilot Bust (herc40 to the rescue)
~Gun
~Countless smaller details
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Old 12-10-2009, 09:46 PM
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Might be the same pilot fig

Link to a picture of that same pilot Maybe

http://www.rcgroups.com/articles/ezo...y/tm_pilot.jpg
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