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  1. Anybody know where you can get nose weights? I need to build a kit that I can't get to sit right and I need one of his nose weights. I can't seem to contact him at the AOL address listed at modeling madness. http://modelingmadness.com/scott/accessories/td2006prices.htm
  2. I ordered parts for three kits from three manufacturers. Tamiya - One part for a kit that's not in production Revel/Monogram - Several parts for three different kits. Hasegawa - Parts for a single kit that is in production. The Tamiya part arrived first. About 3 or 4 days after I called and asked for it. The Revel/Monogram order arrived next (maybe 5 or 6 days), but there were problems with it. It was a complex order using their website with multiple parts for multiple kits. The B-25 parts did not arrive but after several phone calls, they got most of it straightened out. The Hasegawa
  3. Hasegawa is now imported by Great Planes/Hobbico and the number I used to order parts was 217-398-8970. So far the process has been completely painless. I ordered the parts today and I'll let you know when they get here.
  4. Oh, and I've come to the conclusion that the Hasegawa Corsair prop hub is too squashed looking. Anybody know of a better regular Corsair (not the F2G) prop?
  5. What's up with that? Is something shrinking when they're making it?
  6. Then again... This one makes the Quickboost engine look right. http://www.primeportal.net/hangar/domeric_...t/f4u_corsair_/ This is confusing.
  7. http://www.primeportal.net/hangar/luc_colin3/f4u-5nl_122189/ Anybody know if the Vector engine is better?
  8. I'm not so sure now. Check this out: http://data3.primeportal.net/hangar/don_bu...5n_06_of_14.jpg It looks like that version of the R2800's crankcase should fill the cowl pretty well and should be considerably larger than the prop hub.
  9. This is a "C" engine right? Is the Vector R-2800C better (size wise)? http://www.ultracast.ca/products/Vector/48...004/default.htm Or is there some other option? I'd been hoping for separate pushrods on the front row of cylinders if possible.
  10. I picked up a Quickboost F4U-7 Corsair engine for the Hasegawa kit, and while the packaging says it's for this kit, it is drastically smaller in diameter than the kit engine. It's beautifully cast, but it's about 3/16 inches in diameter smaller than the Hasegawa engine, the crankcase is almost the same size as the prop hub, and it just looks funky in the cowl. Is the Quickboost engine underscale or is the Hasegawa F4U-5/AU-1/F4U-7 series overscale?
  11. I find it impossible to do kits entirely with rattle cans because I can't find the right colors for the interior. If I could source green zinc chromate, interior green, bronze green, FS 36231, and yellow zinc chromate in cans, I might try one. Anybody know of a good source for those colors?
  12. I'd love to read that article. Can you source it please? How much time in the incident type?
  13. How does that matter? I tell you about a trend that I'm noticing through a long term exposure to pilots related to their mistaken belief in the infallibility of their equipment and over reliance on that belief, which is a change in attitude that I've seen, and that's somehow invalid because I don't carry a card? Isn't that a little closed minded? If anybody is the most qualified to comment on the fallibility of the tech and mistaken beliefs about that, why wouldn't it would be the people that fixed it more so than the people that use it. Commercial pilots crack open their black boxes to
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