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Old 05-24-2019, 04:46 AM
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Corsair question for all the F4U guys :
On the full scale F4U, the area directly between the exhausts on the bottom of the fuse that looks like 3 circles-what is the function of this area on the real aircraft ?
I know lots of guys use the area for fuel fill or dump on our models, but was wondering what it actually is on the real plane ?
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Old 05-24-2019, 05:09 AM
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Here is my corsair ready for maiden. Wish me luck 😁👍. Thanks to all who contribute on this thread. Very valuable info here, thanks to all.

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Corsair question for all the F4U guys :
On the full scale F4U, the area directly between the exhausts on the bottom of the fuse that looks like 3 circles-what is the function of this area on the real aircraft ?
I know lots of guys use the area for fuel fill or dump on our models, but was wondering what it actually is on the real plane ?
Thanks-Mike O
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Old 05-25-2019, 11:52 AM
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Here is a photo..
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Originally Posted by IFLYBVM2 View Post
Corsair question for all the F4U guys :
On the full scale F4U, the area directly between the exhausts on the bottom of the fuse that looks like 3 circles-what is the function of this area on the real aircraft ?
I know lots of guys use the area for fuel fill or dump on our models, but was wondering what it actually is on the real plane ?
Thanks-Mike O
Thanks to Chad Veich, who found that, according to the book "Aero Detail 25, F4U Corsair", the area in question is 'thought to be oil drains'.
Makes sense given the proximity of them to the engine area.
I am not quite sure why I needed to know this so badly; just blame it on this madness we call scale modeling....
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More pictures and a video, enjoy, I know i do, great airplane.
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Will a DLE 170 fit in this plane?
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I had a 1/4 scale Don Smith Corsair which has a larger cowl than the Carf model. I installed a DA 150 in that model, but had to open a couple areas on the cowl for spark plugs. I would assumed that some mods would be necessary DLE 170 to fit.


Just a few minor things to complete before my CARF Corsair is ready for a maiden flight. I am trying to determine the best way to access the choke on the Moki 250. On my Don Smith Corsair, I was able to install a servo on the motor box and operate the choke via switch on the transmitter. That option doesn't appear to be available on the CARF model. If I install and electric fuel pump for the engine, is the choke necessary during the starting process?
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I had a 1/4 scale Don Smith Corsair which has a larger cowl than the Carf model. I installed a DA 150 in that model, but had to open a couple areas on the cowl for spark plugs. I would assumed that some mods would be necessary DLE 170 to fit.


Just a few minor things to complete before my CARF Corsair is ready for a maiden flight. I am trying to determine the best way to access the choke on the Moki 250. On my Don Smith Corsair, I was able to install a servo on the motor box and operate the choke via switch on the transmitter. That option doesn't appear to be available on the CARF model. If I install and electric fuel pump for the engine, is the choke necessary during the starting process?
You are going to want the choke, regardless of pump or not. I have attached a picture below of how I am doing my latest build. I can't take credit for the picture-it is from Erich Rohn.
I used the red aluminum servo mounts from Dreamworks on mine. Hope this helps-
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Hi Mike,

this photo looks familiar to me.
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Hi Erich,

I presume you made a small extension to bolt onto the moki choke lever so the servo could operate it in the required fashion? This is what I had to do on my P47.
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Originally Posted by IFLYBVM2 View Post
You are going to want the choke, regardless of pump or not. I have attached a picture below of how I am doing my latest build. I can't take credit for the picture-it is from Erich Rohn.
I used the red aluminum servo mounts from Dreamworks on mine. Hope this helps-
Mike O.
That's exactly what I was looking for. Thanks for the pictures.

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Hi Craig,

if I understand you correctly, there is no Extension on the choke Lever. See Photo:

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Does anyone have a set of Carf Corsair 7" wheels they might be willing to part with ? Email me at IFLYBVM2@aol.com, text or call 843-833-0059, or PM me.
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Old 06-13-2019, 03:36 AM
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Looking for a set of instructions for the Machine Gun/Light Flash unit that Gary P. sold-does anyone have a copy they can share ?
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Old 07-21-2019, 07:42 AM
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Hello, back with a new F4U, I had to sell my model 794000 fixed wings ARF and recently we found a new kit 792000 which is no longer marketed by CARF

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the former owner has actually modified the trains and the folding system of the wings in electric against I have a small question? How are wing sections attached to the central part?
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Old 07-21-2019, 08:19 AM
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Some accessories with the kit











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I don't understand why someone would put both an air system and a hydraulic system on a model like the compARF Corsair. I have eliminated the air system entirely. The same hydraulic system that runs the wings up and down also operates the gear, doors, and tail hook. This has several benefits: 1) saves weight by eliminating the air system entirely, 2) provides a secondary down lock for the landing gear (since fluid is incompressible), 3. fewer problems with leaks since fluid is much more viscous than air, (I can turn the pump on, pressurizing the system, turn the pump off and 3 days later still have 100psi on the gage). and 4) one small 1100mah 3 cell lipo will run the gear up and down for dozens of cycles,(I went flying yesterday, got in three flights with many up-down gear cycles, and the pump battery took 115mah to recharge). All this, plus, the gear motion is so scale-like, no more jumpy-jerky action as with air.
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Hello, I am looking for the motor to move the cockpit of the corsair F4U after contact with Down & Locked, this product is no longer available If anyone has 1 copy we never
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Hello, I am looking for the motor to move the cockpit of the corsair F4U after contact with Down & Locked, this product is no longer available If anyone has 1 copy we never
Yes, I have a spare I can sell
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Below is picture of what I have.
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did you receive my email ?
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