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Old 02-19-2012, 08:56 AM
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If you have problems opening the zip file, let me know and I can burn an uncompressed disk.

A question of curiosity, are you going to make any of the flap sytems functional for the flap gap doors, oil coolers and intercooler?
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If you have problems opening the zip file, let me know and I can burn an uncompressed disk.

A question of curiosity, are you going to make any of the flap sytems functional for the flap gap doors, oil coolers and intercooler?
I think we will be OK on the disk, but I'll let you know Scott.

No plans on the above at this time. Maybe later. However, I think you will be happy with the oil coolers themselves, and the ducting next to them. Something very exciting going on with those. They will look very full scale when done.

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Sounds interesting. I'm looking foward to seing what you come up with.
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Sounds interesting. I'm looking foward to seing what you come up with.
Another new team member and Corsair specialist is working on them. Should be very realistic looking. There will still be room for the gun speakers behind them.
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Gary, Is it possible to avoid an air system for the main gear doors?
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Gary, Is it possible to avoid an air system for the main gear doors?
Yes MANFRED. We believe it is. I'd like to use electric gear doors on a future one. But on this Corsair, we are out of time, and the air cylinders are more scale looking anyway, and can be mounted in a very full scale looking manor.

Because we only have (4) small air cylinders for the doors, we are using just two small air tanks. The air system will be a closed one and contained in the wing. We expect a nice tight system.
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Old 02-19-2012, 10:30 PM
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More gear door work. I got the inside rivets done and then did the outside ones in the aluminum.
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After a conversation with Mitch, I decided to turn the motor around on the canopy drive, in order to reduce some binding I was having.

I had a piece of carbon fiber tube just the right size to slide the motor in as a mount. Then I cut a slice of 3/4" aluminum bar stock to make the piece for jack screw to run in.

Just a crude experiment to see if this solves the binding.
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As work continues on the sliding canopy, I found that the marks molded into the fuselage for the rear rails are not to my liking. They are too low and at the wrong angle. I laid out mine disregarding the factory lines. I also found that the panel lines that the factory marks keyed off of are not quite the same on both sides.

With my marks triple checked, I cut the homemade rails in. I then epoxied the rails in the slots. I am using a flat head machine bolt, with a jam nut tightening it to the canopy. Then a self-locking nut will be screwed onto the inside, which will run in the rail. This will give the scale look on the outside of the canopy. I'll drill a hole behind the rail so these can be inserted, then I'll screw a plate on to cover this. The full scale has this look.

I was going to use brass for the doubler on the inside of the canopy, but then thought of using some carbon fiber and found that the pieces that you cut the main gear doors are perfect for this. I cut this to shape and was able to drill and tap it with 2-56. Works great.

When working with composites, we don't throw anything away till we are done building.
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Lookin good Gary,
Here's a web site you may know about allready www.bentwings.com. It has some oustanding photo documentation of a full scale restoration.
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Hi there, Bruno again. I got the wing fold pices back in the wing and i am verry happy that i let them treated whith the Surlon k surface,the are now scratch free and selflubricating making a verry big diference in moving,the are going verry smooth now.I als put the microswitches on.In picture one the wing is in its down position and the safety hook is closed.The microswith on the safety hook switch on the wing tip nav light as soon the hook is closed.In picture to the wing is in its up position firmly lockt buy the one piece machined hook on the hinge point.The microswitch on top is preventing the safety hook servo to move before the wing is in its full down position.The one one the bottem swithc the wing tip nav light on again when the wing is nearly in its full up position.The system ( small wing doors-safety hook servo-hydraulic valve servo ) will be driven by a projet sequenser.
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Lookin good Gary,
Here's a web site you may know about allready www.bentwings.com. It has some oustanding photo documentation of a full scale restoration.
Thanks pappy. Yes, I had seen that site. I like seeing pictures of the airframes stripped down. That is very reveling for hatches and fasteners, for example.
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Hi there, Bruno again. I got the wing fold pices back in the wing and i am verry happy that i let them treated whith the Surlon k surface,the are now scratch free and selflubricating making a verry big diference in moving,the are going verry smooth now.I als put the microswitches on.In picture one the wing is in its down position and the safety hook is closed.The microswith on the safety hook switch on the wing tip nav light as soon the hook is closed.In picture to the wing is in its up position firmly lockt buy the one piece machined hook on the hinge point.The microswitch on top is preventing the safety hook servo to move before the wing is in its full down position.The one one the bottem swithc the wing tip nav light on again when the wing is nearly in its full up position.The system ( small wing doors-safety hook servo-hydraulic valve servo ) will be driven by a projet sequenser.
Looks impressive Bruno. Thanks for sharing.
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BTW, I tape up the inside of the canopy so that, as I grind the bolts down smooth on the inside, the hot metal 'dust' doesn't pit the inside clear plastic. Learned that the hard way once.
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Got my March issue of the British magazine Model World today, and was pleasantly surprised to find a nice picture of our BIG HOG #1 in it.

Of course, thay haven't seen "all out" yet, have they.
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Congratulations!
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I'll bet that made you very proud. Those Brits take they're scale stuff very seriously.
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This may be the answer to the gear door question http://www.lado-tech.net/en/e-doors/...door-20mm.html
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This may be the answer to the gear door question http://www.lado-tech.net/en/e-doors/...door-20mm.html
I have looked at those.

Actually, D&L is working on liner output devices for gear doors as well. I'll be testing some of those when they come available.
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Here's another route:
http://www.emsjomar.com/SearchResult.aspx?CategoryID=18
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Here's another route:
http://www.emsjomar.com/SearchResult.aspx?CategoryID=18
I had not seen those. I wonder if they have them for the higher torque servos as well. Looks like the ones shown are just for the standard power servos.
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Got some pictures of the canopy work to load.

I had to go back to the drawing board on my first mount for the front. It didn't offer enough articulation as the canopy of the Corsair tilts back slightly as it slides open. The ball link is the way to go, but I was still able to use it without the non-scale looking nuts on the outside of the canopy.

The idea I had for the rear track worked great, and is nicely adjustable. A scale cover will go over the back of the track eventually, and cover the insertion hole for the anchor bolt.

Note, if the CARF marks for the rear rail were in the scale location, the canopy would mount perfectly. One needs to make the adjustment, and it all works great with no mounting brackets showing, per full scale.
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Note, with the canopy in place, the Down & Locked system works good, as long as it is held in place. I'll address this tonight. I have had it sliding open and closed with no binding.
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I'll bet that made you very proud. Those Brits take they're scale stuff very seriously.
Yes, they do like their giant scale over there, the reason I subscribe to that magazine. It had good coverage of those huge planes they build.
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The wing work continues with the lighting fabrication and installs, then the gear and doors go back on, with the scale air cylinders being mounted as well.
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