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Old 11-09-2018, 07:12 AM
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Originally Posted by ram3500-RCU View Post
Yes. Graham Buccanan in the UK did the original building. My brother and I produced detail panels for the CARF Corsair, but don't have them for the P-47. I did make patters for the cowl flap system. That we can offer at some point.

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Hi Gary, my bad. I meant to be asking about the ones for the corsair...I forgot which thread I was reading! Can you still get them for the corsair? I have one to build and want to get going with it soon.
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Originally Posted by IFLYBVM2 View Post
The P-47 gear bay liners are all scratch built-nothing commercially available to the best of my knowledge.
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Hi Gary, my bad. I meant to be asking about the ones for the corsair...I forgot which thread I was reading! Can you still get them for the corsair? I have one to build and want to get going with it soon.
Ah, yes Craig. We have the the gear door panels for the Corsair in stock. Both main and tail. The bay panels I never made molds for. We do those scratch when we need to.

ram3500-rcu@juno.com for more info on what we have for the Corsair. It is a lot.

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Flew mine after almost 15 months. Very enjoyable...

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Nice Flying, and amazing plane, I am in the middle of building one right now.
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Originally Posted by ram3500-RCU View Post
Ah, yes Craig. We have the the gear door panels for the Corsair in stock. Both main and tail. The bay panels I never made molds for. We do those scratch when we need to.

ram3500-rcu@juno.com for more info on what we have for the Corsair. It is a lot.

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Hi Gary. Emailed you but have not heard back.
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Me too Gary I need a set as well!!!!
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First round of weathering.
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Looking good, Peter ! Keep the pics coming...
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Fuse weathering completed.
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VERY nice! I'm a huge fan of not overly done weathering...
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Wings finished.
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Looks great Peter. How did you do your weathering?
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Weathered the pilot and completed the headrest.

Thanks Craig.
The weathering process in a nut shell is:
1-paint all colors on.
2-wet sand and level out breaking through where needed.
3-light clear coat.
4-apply a translucent wash.
5-add airbrush details as needed.
6-final light drop coat of clear to balance it all out.

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Hi Peter,

thanks for for the info. What paint did you use for the wash?
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Craig - The wash is considered a "Magic Secret Potion" by some painters.
I have tried umpteen different cocktails but for me Tamiya acrylics with 50 % water and 10% dish soap ( soap breaks the surface tension) works very well.
The dirtier I want the plane to be, the more flat the clear coat is under the wash (the wash grabs more to a flatter surface).
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Hi Peter,

thanks again for the info. I have used both water based acrylics and oil based paints. I found the oil based a bit easier to work with because of its thicker consistency. I used that on my F14 and it worked well.

Anyway, your P47 looks fantastic. I have the same scheme on mine. My clear coat needs to be redone in a week or so then I will complete the fit out.
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Default Carf Hinge Slop

Have any of you guys figured out the best way to take the slop out of the phenolic hinges, especially on the flaps and ailerons ? Some of the earlier posts on this thread suggested using bushings-has anyone actually tried them yet ?
It seems that the aluminum pins wear as well-easy enough to replace them, but need to figure out the best way to tighten up the holes in the phenolics themselves, and don't want to reinvent the wheel if someone has already figured this out.
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Hi Mike,

I suggested a simple fix earlier in the thread but got shot down. It does actually work well and I have used it to remove slop from phenolic hinges on Carf models before with success. The problem with phenolic board is that it does not have the greatest hardness hence its propensity to wear. I oil the pins very lightly, wiping off excess oil. Reinsert pins then wick first pink then green zap into the pin hole, kick it lightly, let it set then rotate the part. You then have a precision fit that is hard. If you have ever tried to scrape a hardened blob of zap of your work bench you will know what I mean.
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Hi Peter,

what clear coat product are you usin? It looks like a great finish.
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Hi Mike,

I suggested a simple fix earlier in the thread but got shot down. It does actually work well and I have used it to remove slop from phenolic hinges on Carf models before with success. The problem with phenolic board is that it does not have the greatest hardness hence its propensity to wear. I oil the pins very lightly, wiping off excess oil. Reinsert pins then wick first pink then green zap into the pin hole, kick it lightly, let it set then rotate the part. You then have a precision fit that is hard. If you have ever tried to scrape a hardened blob of zap of your work bench you will know what I mean.
Hi Craig-
That does seem like the easiest fix, and I will have to give it a try. I do agree that hardened CA is so tough it often takes a Dremel to remove it if you get it where it's not supposed to be.
I have noticed some Carf planes where the pin to phenolic fit was loose right out of the box-give it some flights with vibration and they get sloppy pretty quickly.

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Also, has anyone found a source for the aluminum pins/clips that CARF uses on the '47 flaps and ailerons, other than through them directly ? Was wondering if they might be a McMaster Carr item by chance ?
Anyone ?
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