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Old 08-25-2013, 01:52 PM
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the builders manual your referring to is basically the plans sheets there is a small sheet of basic suggestions included in the kit but nothing like a booklet like Top Flight has.

is your plane built already? if so then 25% of the wing root is a good starting point for the CG if you have a set of plans there on them should be on the profile view of the fuse, uswing sells plans on ebay with the instructions for about 25$
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Old 08-25-2013, 05:55 PM
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Email me at andy@flyingfrogs.net and I'll send you the instructions. The CG should be on the plans.

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Old 08-25-2013, 08:13 PM
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A quick note. A couple of weeks ago, I picked up the new 1/32 scale plastic model of the F4U-1 Birdcage Corsair by Tamiya. Included was a color 4 view (top, bottom, left, right). I did a comparison to the factory fuselage coordinates, and it has the most accurate outline I've come across to date. The only exception is the bottom of the tail cone, which they have flat from the arresting hook on back. I've never seen another drawing or photo like this, but who knows. The only other caveat is that the drawings are only at about 1/51 scale. I read somewhere that Tamiya did new research including 6 Corsairs here in the US and Canada. The quality of the kit is very good, and would make a good additional reference source.

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Old 08-25-2013, 09:34 PM
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it would be interesting to see how close the Royal plans are to the Tamaya drawings in scale fidelity
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Old 08-26-2013, 08:23 AM
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I don't have a scan of the 1/8 Royal to compare it with. Here's a scan of the left side view.




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Merry Christmas you crazy model makers! I wouldn't have dreamed anyone posts here still....that said, what has happened here as far as building anything? I am curious. It is building season, so I hope someone is building something (that does not include screwing an electric motor into an already built toy plane)!! E : )
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For comparison's sake there are Royal/Marutaka and Brian Taylor plans for the 1/8 size Corsair available for download on outerzone.co.uk. The Royal version's nose always looked like the diameter was a little on the large side to me. An older friend of mine that flew them for the Marines in WW2 noticed the same thing. Would be nice if someone could determine which one is more scale. I know there are fans of both so to each his own. Merry Christmas all!
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Any new contributions?
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A couple of photos of my latest Corsair Wheels. Now if I could only master this wax filament for casting!




Happy Thanks Giving!!!

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What percentage were royal plans blown up for this build?
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Old 01-24-2017, 02:29 PM
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Originally Posted by I-fly-any-and-all View Post
What percentage were royal plans blown up for this build?
From 1/8th scale to 1/6th scale = 133.3%
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