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    ParkZone F4U-1A Corsair; BNF and PNP

    Allright, they finally got rid of the dorky little main landing gear wheels! She looks, well.....properly proportioned now!And I hope she earns the same loyal following as the first ParkZone F4U.

    http://www.horizonhobby.com/products...ir-pnp-PKZ6075

    There are Leaders, followers, and Troublemakers!
    -Capt. J.L.D., U.S.Army (ret.), my dad.

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    RE: ParkZone F4U-1A Corsair; BNF and PNP

    Hey there, you Japanese Ace, I've been reading about the real Saburo Sakai in two different books. "Pacific Air" sets the record straight about the Zero's influence on the design of the F6F. The other book entitled, "Zero" was written by the designer of the Zero. Good stuff, but I am now thoroughly enjoying my new "Johnnie Johnson Wing Leader" book and will have to win the war in the Pacific later.

    Yes, yes, yes, I will own one of those irresistible F4Us, assuming we are not all slaves by the time I would otherwise be able to order one. I hope it becomes politically correct to openly discuss and relate real issues to modeling. If I can't discuss anything with fellow F4U enthusiasts you can forget me ever buying the new one. People are far more important to me than just another superficial frivolous toy with no relevance to reality.

    My mission at the moment is to obtain more models of important WWII fighters before buying duplicates of models I already own. Never mind my spare Mustang and Messerschmitts, they are very special aircraft, especially my newest lightest GUNFIGHTER! . It is going to be hard to resist that Corsair though, but I think I can handle it. My slightly modified killer size PZ F4U flies and lands beautifully. So, except for the "need" to use my retracts on something I simply can't justify getting that dream machine now.

    Must break off for now.

    Out.




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    RE: ParkZone F4U-1A Corsair; BNF and PNP

    I'mglad to see PZ address scale issues and come out with more accurate product. Now, will it be BETTER????
    I bet it will, but I'm hoping to hear of the changes made and their effects, the differences in the two models.
    Be careful on the front, dear Mad! There's "mad" which is, really, okay; then there's "mean", which is what the enemies of liberty are, which ain't okay.
    There are Leaders, followers, and Troublemakers!
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    RE: ParkZone F4U-1A Corsair; BNF and PNP

    Sakai, you have just made it harder for me to resist ordering a new F4U! I really will have to wait until I pay for the Albatros I ordered last month. I am really looking forward to powering it and all of
    my R/C equipment with the battery technology discussed in the next URL.

    http://peakoil.com/alternative-energ...er-technology/ Please scroll down to the text.

    Your mission is to read and respond. Failure is not an option.

    Out.





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    RE: ParkZone F4U-1A Corsair; BNF and PNP

    Cool! Mad, I've become extremely attached to the Consolidated Catalina PBY. As long as I'm on this island she might turn out to be the perfect bird for me. And what a glorious history. A friend operated radar in them during the war....
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    There are Leaders, followers, and Troublemakers!
    -Capt. J.L.D., U.S.Army (ret.), my dad.

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    RE: ParkZone F4U-1A Corsair; BNF and PNP

    Sakai, you are right on target! I've always loved the PBY. After the war when I become a simi retired fighter pilot, I will own one of those beautiful heoric black Cats!

    My web tv system that I have been trying to use for two (2) days now continues to be out of action. When it works it's great; when it doesn't it is bad news. PC security has come a long ways and beats my web tv systems big time!

    Out!




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    RE: ParkZone F4U-1A Corsair; BNF and PNP

    Commander Sakai, funny how things sometimes come together. Almost immediately when I saw the PARKZONE Corsair ad on the very first page of the latest issue of Flight Journal I was hit by the realization of why my mission in modeling demands that I order one for immediate deployment in the culture war. One of the reasons my original PZ F4U has been in semi-retirement is that it is limited to only ROG missions due to modifications that makes it such a great landing performer. The really neat thing about the whistling death machine is its good belly landing capabilities. Clear packing tape works well to protect foam over grass landing areas. Even with the extra weight of retracts, the deployment of flaps should eventually make it practical for my poor ROG skills to improve to a more or less adequate level.

    The new Corsair will be the very first fighter to be ordered by me in our new "THORIUM PLASMA BATTERY AGE!" As such, it is providentially the perfect symbol of what is possible with "long range fighters." When it is flown with its "long range fuel tanks," especially with its new light weight unbelievably powerful Thorium Plasma batteries, it will be my ultimate symbolic tribute to the unstoppable progress toward the kind of perfection that only Western Civilization values can make possible. Once the "powers that be" recognize and promote the only values that can ultimately prevail; we will look back on these days and wonder how our "leaders" could have been so foolish.

    Aim High, Fly, Fight, Win!



    Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome) #64 - Post #407 - Battle of Britain & Winston Churchill relevancy to modeling - http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=11007416 PLEASE SEE POST 852 on Spit thread for FANTASTIC INFO.

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    "mad thorium batteries" typed in Yahoo and/or Google brings up great information about thorium plasma batteries.

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    RE: ParkZone F4U-1A Corsair; BNF and PNP

    Here is my prediction about the F4U's performance. Using the same prop as the PZ P-47, the F4U should perform almost identically to the P-47. Today I tested the 47 and found that with an APC 13X6.5 E prop cut to 12.5 inches, maximum current at full throttle is 37 Amps with its 40 Amp ESC installed. Don't even think about using the stock 30 Amp ESC, save it for a backup for possible use in an original PZ F4U, Wildcat, P-51 GUNFIGHTER and/or stock Messrscmitt - yes, it will also work well in those fabulous PZ WWI flying machines. The ship will pull straight up using only 20 Amps. For my purposes the 13 inch prop cut to 12.5 inches will be more than adequate under any conditions I would ever want to fly.

    The scale stock prop will be mounted for display around the house. After thinking about your question the matter of performance now seems obvious. Yes, though the original PZ Corsair has more than adequate performance at sea level I haven't felt compelled to dial her in at higher elevations. I am looking forward to tests to confirm what will surely be the case - assuming I don't blow it somewhere along the way.

    Aim high, Fly, fight. win!



    Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome) #64 - Post #407 - Battle of Britain & Winston Churchill relevancy to modeling - http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=11007416 PLEASE SEE POST 852 on Spit thread for FANTASTIC INFO.

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    ___________________________________ SPITFIRE EXCITEMENT! Facebook's finest hour - http://www.facebook.com/richard.porter.167 (There is a "malware" problem on either my PC or Facebook's web site as the display on Facebook is different between my PC and other web equipment owned by other accounts. It's like the action smileys and "red X" problem I have reported on other threads.) THE MALWARE PROBLEM ON FB IS NOW GONE.
    Due to the unanticipated important information about the revolutionary thorium plasma battery technology on top it is now necessary to scroll down to the "buried treasure Spitfire" posts.


    "mad thorium batteries" typed in Yahoo and/or Google brings up great information about thorium plasma batteries.

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    RE: ParkZone F4U-1A Corsair; BNF and PNP

    SHE'S HERE!!! MY FHS (favorite hobby shop) had a couple of F4U-1As laying around the store when I asked, "when will my Corsair get here? The guys running the store looked a little puzzled and asked, "you mean the one with the tanks?" "Yeah," I said. Then the explosion of excitement destroyed any semblance of sanity. Somehow I managed to get out of the store with my booty along with some parts I had stopped by to pick up.

    She's a couple of ounces heavier than my Spit Mk IX but with the same power I expect similar performance. With no scoops to tear off the new F4U it should make a great belly lander when no ROG areas are available. Wide clear packing tape will be installed to protect vulnerable areas on its bottom side.

    More if it ever stops raining.

    Out.



    PS Yes, I discovered the obvious fact that the stock prop does not have the necessary number of blades to be considered scale. It is amazing how easy it is to be fooled. This machine is so beautifully scale in so many areas that in the beginning I "saw" (?) a scale prop in my increasingly chronologically challenged "mind."
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    Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome) #64 - Post #407 - Battle of Britain & Winston Churchill relevancy to modeling - http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=11007416 PLEASE SEE POST 852 on Spit thread for FANTASTIC INFO.
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    ''mad thorium batteries'' typed in Yahoo and/or Google brings up great information about thorium plasma batteries.


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    RE: ParkZone F4U-1A Corsair; BNF and PNP

    GREATEST CORSAIR DAY SO FAR IN THE WAR

    The maiden flight included the usual "F-15 like take off," with roll near the top of the vertical climb, outside loop, trimming and stall tests that all worked out very well. All that is needed now is a lot of practice to make more precise looking maneuvers possible. It sure is beautiful with its fuel tanks and all in the air and on the ground where I enjoyed a lot of taxiing practice.

    I flew the original slightly modified PZ F4U, and at a half a pound lighter it was a lot of nostalgic fun with its "motor powered glider" flight characteristics compaired to the new fighter like performance of the 1A machine. In fact, if I run across a discounted original machine I will buy it! Once again it flew a 180 degree flight path with no power, wiggling its wings while not losing any altitude with zero power and full up elevator deflection while I was trying to stall it. Thermals were evidently holding it up in a very intertaining way.

    Out.



    Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome) #64 - Post #407 - Battle of Britain & Winston Churchill relevancy to modeling - http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=11007416 PLEASE SEE POST 852 on Spit thread for FANTASTIC INFO.
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    __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________ SPITFIRE EXCITEMENT! Facebook's finest hour - http://www.facebook.com/richard.porter.167 (There is a ''malware'' problem on either my PC or Facebook's web site as the display on Facebook is different between my PC and other web equipment owned by other accounts. It's like the action smileys and ''red X'' problem I have reported on other threads.) THE MALWARE PROBLEM ON FB IS NOW GONE. Due to the unanticipated important information about the revolutionary thorium plasma battery technology on top it is now necessary to scroll down to the ''buried treasure Spitfire'' posts.

    ''mad thorium batteries'' typed in Yahoo and/or Google brings up great information about thorium plasma batteries.


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    RE: ParkZone F4U-1A Corsair; BNF and PNP

    SAVE $80 BY GRABBING ONE OF THESE BEAUTIES BEFORE THE PRICE GOES BACK UP!

    She really is a great looking and flying airplane. Flying with fuel tanks the 1A Corsair flys very much like my Spit Mk IX that Is being flown with fixed adjustable split flaps deflected 19 degrees. I have it reinforced to handle any conditions it may encounter. Although ROG conditions are preferred, the ship will fly over belly landing fields without gear and tanks when mission requirements makes such operations necessary.

    So let's hear about some action from other fronts! Surely, I am not the only fighter enthusiast enjoying this great little machine.

    Out.



    Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome) #64 - Post #407 - Battle of Britain & Winston Churchill relevancy to modeling - http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=11007416 PLEASE SEE POST 852 on Spit thread for FANTASTIC INFO.
    __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ ________________________ FIGHTERS - AVIATION'S ULTIMATE CALL TO GLORY, HONOR, AND IMMORTALITY - http://community-2.webtv.net/RICHARD...4/CALLTOGLORY/
    __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________ SPITFIRE EXCITEMENT! Facebook's finest hour - http://www.facebook.com/richard.porter.167 (There is a ''malware'' problem on either my PC or Facebook's web site as the display on Facebook is different between my PC and other web equipment owned by other accounts. It's like the action smileys and ''red X'' problem I have reported on other threads.) THE MALWARE PROBLEM ON FB IS NOW GONE. Due to the unanticipated important information about the revolutionary thorium plasma battery technology on top it is now necessary to scroll down to the ''buried treasure Spitfire'' posts.

    ''mad thorium batteries'' typed in Yahoo and/or Google brings up great information about thorium plasma batteries.

    PS I am getting really excited about flying this piece of historic flying art for hours at a time just as soon as Thorium Plasma Batteries are made available.

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    RE: ParkZone F4U-1A Corsair; BNF and PNP


    On our last fighter sweep a very disturbing event developed during the entry into an "F-15 like" vertical climb shortly after take off - a very startling noise that really quickened the pilot's chronologically challenged heart! After a quick landing and power check it became obvious that swinging the big 13X6.5 ACP E prop cut to 12.5 inches was vibrating wildly at full throttle. The fix involved mainly balancing the prop that had a lot of tip paint applied after the original balancing process that may have been a major cause of the problem. I noticed more flxiblity with the motor mounting than I felt comfortable with so tightened the area up a lot by reinforcing the motor mount and firewall with carbon fiber tow material using CA glue and baking soda. Still the system seemed a bit more flexible than I liked, so I carefully added a small amount of CA glue with baking soda on the outside areas near the motor mount bolts such that after removing the screws, the motor should be reasonably easy to cut/break from the motor mount if ever needed. Now the F4U 1A enjoys the least shaft flex of any of my fighters.

    I checked my other machines and as a preventive measure tightened some of them up also. Once Thorium Plasma Batteries become available it will be very comforting to enjoy the extra structural rigidity on those possible hours long flights that will make it very practical for us to become really good pilots. Oh what fun flying is going to be in the hopefully, not too distant future. Come on China, there are a whole lot of fighter pilot enthusiasts out here who just can't wait for those fabulous batteries! We know that NASA and the world's advanced militaries are enjoying them, so, please kick the world in gear and let's all have the kind of fun we are surely destined to experience!

    Rolling in to attack!

    Out.



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    The following URL brings up the most concise, non-technical (with technical references) discussion about the revolutionary THORIUM PLASMA BATTERY technology I have found on the web. ENJOY! Oh what fun we are going to have in the future of flight!
    http://www.ecocarforum.com/ev-forums...t_a_recha.html

    PS 5/8 inch holes were carefully drilled behind the tail wheel using metal tubing angled forward and up from the bottom of the fuselage to help move hot air from the inside. "Exhaust pipes" were drilled out as they are on all on my fighters and other small hardly noticable openings were made to help remove excess heat as well. These and possibly more ventilation efforts may be needed when we are finally allowed to really get serious about flying.

    PPS Please check out the possible new turning point revealed on my Dossier Blog.

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    RE: ParkZone F4U-1A Corsair; BNF and PNP

    ATTENTION CORSAIR FANS! A really neat "scale" development has just
    been discovered that simply must be shared! That beautiful scale
    looking three bladed Messerschmitt prop can actually work very well to
    provide a better than 1-1 thrust to weight ratio for a cost of only
    slightly more amperage than the best two bladed props I've tested while
    using a 40 Amp ESC. I added a "maximum power" throttle stop that keeps
    the maximum amperage at around 38 amps. I regard 38 amps and above as
    strictly WAR COMBAT EMERGENCY mode to be avoided in all but the most
    desperate of air fighting engagements.

    Normally, after an "F-15" like take off with at least one aileron roll
    while flying straight up, the throttle is brought back slightly to
    minimize any tendency to burn up the motor at such high power levels.
    The extra ventilation provided by bored out exhaust pipes, and almost
    unnoticeable holes behind the tail wheel will surely help minimize any
    overheating tendencies.

    The extra .25 size motor and 40 Amp ESC that I originally purchased for
    use on the Fly Zone FW-190 "Butcher Bird" will serve as a back up power
    system in case I blow up a motor while flying a little too close to the
    edge of the power envelop. Yes, I now intend to make the same "field
    modifications" to my up coming Hun Focke-Wulf fighter, as well as my
    beautifully fine tuned, looking and flying Mk-IX Spit. Set up for only
    belly landings, the PZ P-47 will continue to soldier on with its almost
    indestructible, flexible, "automatic variable pitch" prop and continue
    to fly under identical conditions as that of our variable pitch prop
    equipped P-51 and Wildcat fighters.

    Better break off the attack for now and take a little time out to savor
    the taste of victory.

    Out.



    Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome) #64 - Post #407 - Battle of
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    (Page # 35) on Spit thread for FANTASTIC INFO. See why we fight -
    www.goodfight.com
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    __________________________________________________ __________________________________
    The following URL brings up the most concise, non-technical (with
    technical references) discussion about the revolutionary THORIUM PLASMA
    BATTERY technology I have found on the web. ENJOY! Oh what fun we are
    going to have in the future of flight!

    http://www.ecocarforum.com/ev-forums...t_a_recha.html

    ''mad thorium batteries'' typed in Yahoo and/or Google brings up some
    great information about thorium plasma batteries

  14. #14

    RE: ParkZone F4U-1A Corsair; BNF and PNP

    Today's fighter sweeps included the maiden flight of my newest ParkZone F4U-1A Corsair as well as the fine tuned Tower Hobbies F6F. The F6F was flown first and enjoyed its usual maneuvers as well as successful ROG take offs and landings. Next, the special operational flaps equipped F4U was flown. It was held on the ground on two wheels for an unusually long run, pulled up just off the ground and flown at full throttle briefly before entering its zoom F-15 like climb with rolls near the top of the flight path. Unlike the more stable F6F, the Corsair tended to roll out of the outside loop.

    Performance of the two planes was more similar than I expected due possibly to the turbulent air conditions. I was hoping to experience the effects of the built in modified increased deflection angle of the flaps to enjoy slow landing speed comparable to that of the F6F. I wimped out, landed flaps up and the landing speed seemed very similar to the F6F after all. Ordinarily, the 10X8 F6F equipped plane stalls softly to the left with a little power on, and softly to the right under no power. The 12.5X6.5 equipped Corsair did this nicely today, but the F6F always stalled softly to the left now matter what. Must have been the air turbulence today.

    Breaking off now to return to the carrier.

    Out.



    Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome) #64 - Post #407 - Battle of
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    http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=11007416 PLEASE SEE POST 852
    (Page # 35) on Spit thread for FANTASTIC INFO. See why we fight -
    www.goodfight.com
    __________________________________________________ _________
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    http://community-2.webtv.net/RICHARD...4/CALLTOGLORY/
    __________________________________________________ __________
    The following URL brings up the most concise, non-technical (with
    technical references) discussion about the revolutionary THORIUM PLASMA
    BATTERY technology I have found on the web. ENJOY! Oh what fun we are
    going to have in the future of flight!

    http://www.ecocarforum.com/ev-forums...t_a_recha.html

    ''mad thorium batteries'' typed in Yahoo and/or Google brings up some
    great information about thorium plasma batteries.

  15. #15

    RE: ParkZone F4U-1A Corsair; BNF and PNP



    FLAPS!

    Final flap tests worked out very well in last weekend's tests. I will be ordering a new wing and installing the flaps right at some point in the future and use my current wing on my rebuilt original F4U-1A. The procedure I intend to use is to first remove the flaps from the wing, install REAL HINGES rather than the 1/2" wide packing tape that I am currently using. The flaps will be cut with a sharp blade so that the sections will lock in full up retracted position. This can help minimize any tendency for control flutter given all that weight in the flaps behind the hinge line. By drilling another hole in the horns below the closest hole to the flaps it is possible to almost double the flaps deflection angle for a very noticeable speed reduction during landings, but at a price. Flap flutter forces have a greater tendency to sneak up on your six. It's always the one you don't see that gets you. So, unless you are addicted to that "little whiff of danger" that operating on the edge of the envelope can engender, you might want to follow the instruction manual "destructions" about flap deflection angles.

    I like to test the flaps at a high enough altitude so I can retract them in time to prevent a crash in case of catastrophic flap failure. I really do try to prevent unnecessary crashes. You might tend to question that last statement were you to see the mangled wreckage of all that I have saved for study of possible ways to reinforce structures that can help minimize the destructive forces of future disasters.

    Okay, it looks like we have done enough damage to the target area for now, but we shall return to take out any possible remaining pockets of tyranny reigning against the mind of man. They must all be ultimately ground into powder! Failure is not an option!

    Out.



    Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome) #64 - Post #407 - Battle of
    Britain & Winston Churchill relevancy to modeling -
    http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=11007416 PLEASE SEE POST 852
    (Page # 35) on Spit thread for FANTASTIC INFO. See why we fight -
    www.goodfight.com
    __________________________________________________ __________________________________
    FIGHTERS - AVIATION'S ULTIMATE CALL TO GLORY, HONOR, AND IMMORTALITY -
    http://community-2.webtv.net/RICHARD...4/CALLTOGLORY/
    __________________________________________________ __________________________________
    The following URL brings up the most concise, non-technical (with
    technical references) discussion about the revolutionary THORIUM PLASMA
    BATTERY technology I have found on the web. ENJOY! Oh what fun we are
    going to have in the future of flight!

    http://www.ecocarforum.com/ev-forums...t_a_recha.html

    ''mad thorium batteries'' typed in Yahoo and/or Google brings up some
    great information about thorium plasma batteries.

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    RE: ParkZone F4U-1A Corsair; BNF and PNP

    Any pics? sounds like you're having fun.

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    RE: ParkZone F4U-1A Corsair; BNF and PNP

    Hi Vinyl,

    Let's make a deal. If you will continue to keep dronig on to the target regardless of flack and fighters (you can probably see why I must eventually own a reasonably scale looking B-17 - too much WWII heroism to fail to enjoy the symbolism provided by the B-17, and maybe eventually a B-24 also) I promise to put more emphasis on pictures of my machines. The problem so far is that there has been a horrific loss of new fun fighter pilots due to an insidious mental disease spread by what has been (and may very well still be) a very effective anti-science Fascist "fifth column" in modeling. So, stay strong, keep up the good fight; and I'm sure we will be able to grow in our appreciation of modeling as well as provide inspiration for others to make the plunge as well.

    If you will click on the third URL in my "post signature" below you can see pictures of my fighter plane squadron up to the beautiful flying "just fly at any altitude SE5." In the meantime please be thinking about what specific shots you would like for me to take for my new CALL TO GLORY Mk II web site. The original CALL TO GLORY web site is getting much too large so I must create the new one in order to Keep the fun fighter fights going.

    Rolling in to attack.

    Out.



    Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome) #64 - Post #407 - Battle of
    Britain & Winston Churchill relevancy to modeling -
    http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=11007416 PLEASE SEE POST 852
    (Page # 35) on Spit thread for FANTASTIC INFO. See why we fight -
    www.goodfight.com
    __________________________________________________ _________
    FIGHTERS - AVIATION'S ULTIMATE CALL TO GLORY, HONOR, AND IMMORTALITY -
    http://community-2.webtv.net/RICHARD...4/CALLTOGLORY/
    __________________________________________________ __________
    The following URL brings up the most concise, non-technical (with
    technical references) discussion about the revolutionary THORIUM PLASMA
    BATTERY technology I have found on the web. ENJOY! Oh what fun we are
    going to have in the future of flight!

    http://www.ecocarforum.com/ev-forums...t_a_recha.html

    ''mad thorium batteries'' typed in Yahoo and/or Google brings up fantastic information about future batteries.

  18. #18

    RE: ParkZone F4U-1A Corsair; BNF and PNP

    Because I like the idea of flying the Corsair with its drop tanks I will be experimenting with different power systems to find out what will provide the necessary performance. If I can find enough power I might even become so bold as to install retracts. Today's flight adventures of the F4U are described on the F6F thread.

    Please click "Rating" on the first page to bring up lots of fighters in a large group.

    Out.



    Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome) #64 - Post #407 - Battle of
    Britain & Winston Churchill relevancy to modeling -
    http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=11007416 PLEASE SEE POST 852
    (Page # 35) on Spit thread for FANTASTIC INFO. See why we fight -
    www.goodfight.com
    __________________________________________________ _________
    FIGHTERS - AVIATION'S ULTIMATE CALL TO GLORY, HONOR, AND IMMORTALITY -
    http://community-2.webtv.net/RICHARD...4/CALLTOGLORY/
    __________________________________________________ __________
    The following URL brings up the most concise, non-technical (with
    technical references) discussion about the revolutionary THORIUM PLASMA
    BATTERY technology I have found on the web. ENJOY! Oh what fun we are
    going to have in the future of flight!

    http://www.ecocarforum.com/ev-forums...t_a_recha.html

    ''mad thorium batteries'' typed in Yahoo and/or Google brings up some
    great information about thorium plasma batteries

  19. #19

    RE: ParkZone F4U-1A Corsair; BNF and PNP



    CORSAIRS FLIGHT PERFORMANCE WITH AND WITHOUT LANDING GEAR TODAY - MISSION NOT QUITE ACCOMPLISHED

    I now thoroughly appreciate why some flyers do not like to hand launch. If my belly lander F4U version had simply been trimmed to counteract torque on take off for its maiden flight I'm sure it would have performed well. It might also have helped to have used less power at launch while spinning that big carbon fiber reinforced APC 12x3.7 SF prop that provides such great vertical performance and lower speeds useful for smaller field fighter sweep and CAP missions. Thanks to the carbon fiber reinforcement the damage to everything was fairly minor except for the battery that caught fire and burned my finger as I was trying to keep it from damaging anything else. The ESC has a dark spot on it, I hope it's okay. It's bad enough that I have to pay for a new battery. I haven't manifested the courage yet to suggest to my financial advisor that "we" may also need a new ESC.

    The landing gear equipped ship that was almost 1/4 pound heavier on take off than the ill-fated bird discussed above was so badly out of trim that I have no doubt that it could have also crashed on take off had I not allowed sufficient speed to build up before lifting off. The significant thing about the flight was that there was enough turbulence near the ground that "waging wings near stall behavior" forced me to pull the flaps up for landing. I actually made a number of landing attempts with the almost full scale like deflection flap angles slowing the ship noticeably before I finally gave up. Those big flaps can be fun in mostly turbulent free conditions. The flight also proved that under turbulent conditions a "small baseball field" is more scary than fun.

    It's painful to arrive back at base having suffered 50% casualties. I'll be ready to Fly, Fight, and Win next time!

    Out.



    Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome) #64 - Post #407 - Battle of Britain & Winston Churchill relevancy to modeling - http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=11007416 PLEASE SEE POST 852 (Page # 35) on Spit thread for FANTASTIC INFO. See why we fight - www.goodfight.com
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    The following URL brings up the most concise, non-technical (with technical references) discussion about the revolutionary THORIUM PLASMA BATTERY technology I have found on the web. ENJOY! Oh what fun we are going to have in the future of flight!
    http://www.ecocarforum.com/ev-forums...t_a_recha.html

    ''mad thorium batteries'' typed in Yahoo and/or Google brings up some great information about thorium plasma batteries

  20. #20

    RE: ParkZone F4U-1A Corsair; BNF and PNP


    Okay, after rereading the thread to minimize redundancies it became obvious that this thread is more of a "diary" than anything else. So, here we go.

    Dear diary, my repaired Corsair performed well during its three eventful first flights since it's two (2) crashes. The motor runs a little rough now and in the 80 F weather it was noticeably a little marginal with its newly installed automatic adjustable pitch prop that I hope will allow the ship to perform just as well at 1.5 - 2 miles altitude as it does down here on the deck at sea level density air pressure. This time the machine was trimmed to turn slightly right, a little weight was added to the right wing tip, just above 1/2 throttle was applied, and I made sure to launch slightly to the right into the wind. The great thing about launching with the left hand is that with my right thumb on the joy stick that has, as in a number of times before, saved a plane from almost certain disaster in the case of a poorly trimmed flight condition as happened on this launch. Because of the wind I had installed the battery a "little" further forward than normal - BIG MISTAKE! Fortunately, I was able to instantly pull back on the stick and pull out a "safe" two feet or so above the ground. After trimming the ship up she performed up to minimum acceptable levels.

    Second flight demonstrated that my "safety strap system" (yes. it's really embarrassing to drop the transmitter during flight - ask me why I know) got tangled up with the throttle stick such that the flight only lasted seconds. Third flight was nice, flaps worked great, as with the first flight the outside loop required no control corrections, and except for the unusual noise from the damaged motor this warplane is ready to fly and fight. Yes, I have made "field modifications" that should forever cure what happened on my second flight.

    Rolling in to attack.


    Out.



    Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome) #64 - Post #407 - Battle of
    Britain & Winston Churchill relevancy to modeling -
    http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=11007416 PLEASE SEE POST 852
    (Page # 35) on Spit thread for FANTASTIC INFO. See why we fight -
    www.goodfight.com
    __________________________________________________ ____
    FIGHTERS - AVIATION'S ULTIMATE CALL TO GLORY, HONOR, AND IMMORTALITY -
    http://community-2.webtv.net/RICHARD...4/CALLTOGLORY/ THIS WEB SITE WILL BE OFF THE WEB SEPT. 2013
    __________________________________________________ ________
    The following URL brings up the most concise, non-technical (with
    technical references) discussion about the revolutionary THORIUM PLASMA
    BATTERY technology I have found on the web. ENJOY! Oh what fun we are
    going to have in the future of flight!
    http://www.ecocarforum.com/ev-forums...t_a_recha.html

    ''mad thorium batteries'' typed in Yahoo and/or Google brings up some
    great information about thorium plasma batteries.

    PS Would you believe that the, "Sorry timed out" warning came up on my first attempt to post my message? It couldn't have been more than two or three minutes while I was clearing "anomalies" off by post before I clicked the "OK" button. It's hard to not be at least a little paranoid when this kind of thing happends a lot. But guess what? The good guys are going to win at all costs!

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    RE: ParkZone F4U-1A Corsair; BNF and PNP

    Here is some great night flying by a buddy of mine showing me what his F4U can do. Things didn't go as planned, but this video still makes me smile anyway:http://youtu.be/oU2B3CYgDRg

    This is a video of another buddy flying his with two Hobby King Bixlers in formation who happen to be flying FPV. The Corsair is flying via the conventional method:http://youtu.be/eFkVWUMkYdE

  22. #22

    RE: ParkZone F4U-1A Corsair; BNF and PNP

    Hey! Great to see you having fun with our fun F4U! Sorry about all the bugs. I did enjoy the videos. I hope you will keep them coming.

    I flew both the "belly lander" and the "full house" (no retracts) versions of our beloved F4Us today. The only note worthy event was that the full house ship lost its battery cover during an outside loop for reasons I was unable to discover. The cover blew over into the parking lot and evidently a car ran over it. Tire tread marks can be seen on the top of the cover. Amazingly, I was able to bend and squeeze the cover back into a good enough shape to use back on the plane. I firmly attached the ESC to the front of the fuselage in hopes it was somehow the cause of my lost battery cover.

    Everything is ready to scramble, fly, and fight now.

    Out.



    Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome) #64 - Post #407 - Battle of
    Britain & Winston Churchill relevancy to modeling -
    http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=11007416 PLEASE SEE POST 852
    (Page # 35) on Spit thread for FANTASTIC INFO. See why we fight -
    www.goodfight.com
    __________________________________________________ ________
    FIGHTERS - AVIATION'S ULTIMATE CALL TO GLORY, HONOR, AND IMMORTALITY -
    http://community-2.webtv.net/RICHARD...4/CALLTOGLORY/
    __________________________________________________ __________
    The following URL brings up the most concise, non-technical (with
    technical references) discussion about the revolutionary THORIUM PLASMA
    BATTERY technology I have found on the web. ENJOY! Oh what fun we are
    going to have in the future of flight!

    http://www.ecocarforum.com/ev-forums...t_a_recha.html

    ''mad thorium batteries'' typed in Yahoo and/or Google brings up some
    great information about thorium plasma batteries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mad web tv scientist View Post
    Hey! Great to see you having fun with our fun F4U! Sorry about all the bugs. I did enjoy the videos. I hope you will keep them coming.

    I flew both the "belly lander" and the "full house" (no retracts) versions of our beloved F4Us today. The only note worthy event was that the full house ship lost its battery cover during an outside loop for reasons I was unable to discover. The cover blew over into the parking lot and evidently a car ran over it. Tire tread marks can be seen on the top of the cover. Amazingly, I was able to bend and squeeze the cover back into a good enough shape to use back on the plane. I firmly attached the ESC to the front of the fuselage in hopes it was somehow the cause of my lost battery cover.

    Everything is ready to scramble, fly, and fight now.

    Out.



    Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome) #64 - Post #407 - Battle of
    Britain & Winston Churchill relevancy to modeling -
    http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=11007416 PLEASE SEE POST 852
    (Page # 35) on Spit thread for FANTASTIC INFO. See why we fight -
    www.goodfight.com
    __________________________________________________ ________
    FIGHTERS - AVIATION'S ULTIMATE CALL TO GLORY, HONOR, AND IMMORTALITY -
    http://community-2.webtv.net/RICHARD...4/CALLTOGLORY/
    __________________________________________________ __________
    The following URL brings up the most concise, non-technical (with
    technical references) discussion about the revolutionary THORIUM PLASMA
    BATTERY technology I have found on the web. ENJOY! Oh what fun we are
    going to have in the future of flight!

    http://www.ecocarforum.com/ev-forums...t_a_recha.html

    ''mad thorium batteries'' typed in Yahoo and/or Google brings up some
    great information about thorium plasma batteries.
    I am glad you liked it! Here is Part II: http://youtu.be/_AaXcqtesu4

  24. #24
    ny how things sometimes come together

  25. #25
    GBLynden, great video! I must learn how to do videos like you are doing. It's a good idea to see everybody flying around in the same direction to help minimize mid air collisions. Your group is setting a very good example. How badly was the crashed fighter damaged? Looking forward to more videos.

    Out.



    One of the short flap horns is infinitely adjustable in order to enjoy precise maximum defection angles. The flaps actually require the "fuel tanks" to have dents in the tops in order to allow full flap deflection. This is my hottest vertical performing fighter compliments of the APC E 13X6.5 cut to 12.5 inches. My Spit Mk IX is very good with its APC E 12X8 needed due to its marginal prop clearance.




    Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome) #64 - Post #407 - Battle of
    Britain & Winston Churchill relevancy to modeling -
    http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=11007416 PLEASE SEE POST 852
    (Page # 35) on Spit thread for FANTASTIC INFO. See why we fight -
    www.goodfight.com
    __________________________________________________ ________
    FIGHTERS - AVIATION'S ULTIMATE CALL TO GLORY, HONOR, AND IMMORTALITY -
    http://community-2.webtv.net/RICHARD...4/CALLTOGLORY/ (This web site is being shut down at the end of Sept. 2013 if I can't find a new web server for my obsolete web tv web sites.)
    __________________________________________________ __________
    The following URL brings up the most concise, non-technical (with
    technical references) discussion about the revolutionary THORIUM PLASMA
    BATTERY technology I have found on the web. ENJOY! Oh what fun we are
    going to have in the future of flight!

    http://www.ecocarforum.com/ev-forums...t_a_recha.html

    ''mad thorium batteries'' typed in Yahoo and/or Google brings up some
    great information about thorium plasma batteries.
    Last edited by mad web tv scientist; 09-23-2013 at 09:09 PM. Reason: MISSING PICTURES SUDDENJY CAME BACK.


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