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1/4 scale P40 Warhawk

Discussion in 'Giant / Scale RC General Discussions' started by Blazing Wings, Jun 29, 2018.

  1. I use Gorilla Polyurethane Glue. The reason why? Because when I work with foam cores, I want the glue to grip into the foam, creating a good void free bond between sheeting and foam.
    And Gorilla Glue is light, you only need little. Been using this for many years, and never let me down.
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  2. Working on something different, between building airplanes. This is a full scale 40mm Bofor Gun I am doing for a customer for his business to be on display for his WW2 themed mini golf and museum

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  3. First Pictures received from customer of P40 painted. Always excited to see one of my planes painted.

    This color scheme was chosen by customer. His Uncle served in the 14th AF under General Chennault.

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    Last edited: May 19, 2021
  4. WMcNabb

    WMcNabb 150cc

    TN, USA
    Awesome!! Love the classic Flying Tigers scheme!!
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  5. WOW, just WOW!! Great job by both the builder and painter! Is that you with the face to match the plane?!?
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  6. Not me in the picture. That's the painter.
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  7. P40 finally at it's final resting place. Received the pics from customer last weekend. Stuka is up too and will post as well. I will take more pictures this weekend when I drive up there.

    I am working on a new kit concept on the P40, so it will make shipping and transportation easier. Basically I am going back to fuselage only design and supply wing cores for center section and outer wings. I am working on a version right now for a customer, and I will post pictures when I get the wings built. I have to make a new mold for the fuselage belly section, and hope to have that done soon as well.

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  8. Very cool!
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  9. Still working hard on the new 2022 P40 Warhawk 1/4 scale kit concept. I am building this currently for a customer. The wing construction is almost done. Sheeting and glassing should be done next month. Once that is completed, I can fit the wing to the main fuselage and make a new mold for the belly section.

    The foam core wings come in 4 pieces. Customer can choose to how he want to build the wings. One, two or three piece configuration. Where I can, I always prefer the 3 piece with the center section built as one. That in my opinion just makes assembly and transportation easier from and to the field.

    The reason for changing the design was, that shipping cost are just getting more and more expensive, and I had to make the boxes smaller to save customers the cost. Thank god, most customer come to pick up in person. Also, a lot of people just do not have the room to store or transport such a big plane. Changing the design will allow for easy storage and transportation, and handling.

    Best part the kit will be cheaper from the previous model.

    The new kit will have:

    Gel coated fuselage (2 parts), carbon fiber reinforced
    Foam core wings with milled out wheel well
    wood sheet for rudder, elevator and ailerons incl. wood to build those parts
    fuselage formers
    flaps in carbon fiber
    cowl with cowl flaps
    exhaust stacks
    2 piece composite canopy frame
    2 piece clear plastic canopy
    composite gear door cover

    Accessories such as guns sight and wing guns can be ordered with the kit, but do not come with it.

    If you want to be on the list to order the new 2022 P40, please send me a PM or email to info@blazingwings.com.


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    Last edited: Jul 23, 2021
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  10. Center wing construction for the new P40 1/4 scale kit is completed. Next is block sanding and glassing. Meanwhile sheeting the outboard wings.

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