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F6F-3 Hellcat Build

Started by dlabby, February 20, 2020, 09:29:08 pm

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dlabby

Oops.
Darrell Abby

Lane C.

A very "clean" build, Darrell! Nice.
Current Build = BUSA 1/4 Fokker DVII
Just Finished = Meister 118" A6M3 Model 22 Zero
Future Build = Top Flite ARC F6F Hellcat

dlabby

To honor Mother's Day the Hellcat got assembled in the backyard for Nancy to take some photos and an engine run. No, I can't find any Mother's Day connection, either. The engine run went very well. Total weight is 30 lb 15 oz which includes 1 lb 15 oz added to the engine standoffs. Here are a few cell phone shots; haven't got Nancy's photos yet.
Darrell Abby

dlabby

The 2 pound weight from divers-supply.com was just shy of 2 lb which worked perfect. It is now secured to the upper engine stand-offs. Need to do a final balance check, then she is ready to go to the field. But the runway is closed so it may be awhile. bummer.
Darrell Abby

dlabby

Here is the "Hellcat Hero Picture". No 3-blade scale prop yet.
Darrell Abby

Lane C.

She turned out real nice Darrell! I like that paint scheme. Same one Lawrence had on his late Hellcat. When will the field be open?
Current Build = BUSA 1/4 Fokker DVII
Just Finished = Meister 118" A6M3 Model 22 Zero
Future Build = Top Flite ARC F6F Hellcat

dlabby

My best guess is several weeks. I think we have to do the grass seeding again.
Darrell Abby