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Old 07-31-2012, 03:11 PM
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Default RE: Top-Flite 1/5th F4U Corsair ARF Group Build and modification thread

Here is my "sport scale" mod. I don't know how it would work on the arf though.

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Old 07-31-2012, 03:51 PM
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Default RE: Top-Flite 1/5th F4U Corsair ARF Group Build and modification thread

That's looks pretty good. I believe the arf is the same as the kit as far as mounting goes. I might just do alittle more modifying to mine as well. ( But after I get the rest of the thing put together first).
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Old 07-31-2012, 05:41 PM
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Default RE: Top-Flite 1/5th F4U Corsair ARF Group Build and modification thread

Hi Galen

Got the retracts in today. I will be going in for a little back surgery tomorrow so I will have some time to ponder the problem. I am quite sure I will be able to come up with some sort of mechanical door closure while lying in bed the next couple of days. I have put Chris on alert to come up with a laser cut package if needed < grin >

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Old 08-12-2012, 07:41 PM
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Default RE: Top-Flite 1/5th F4U Corsair ARF Group Build and modification thread

I have been working on mine for about 2 weeks now.
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Old 08-12-2012, 07:43 PM
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Default RE: Top-Flite 1/5th F4U Corsair ARF Group Build and modification thread

Here is what I have done so far
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Old 08-13-2012, 02:16 PM
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Don't feel bad, I haven't got much done on mine either.
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Default RE: Top-Flite 1/5th F4U Corsair ARF Group Build and modification thread

[img][/img][img][/img][img][/img] its not letting me add the photos....grrrr
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Old 08-13-2012, 02:33 PM
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[img][/img][img][/img] oops, now it is....LOL!
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Old 08-13-2012, 02:39 PM
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Default RE: Top-Flite 1/5th F4U Corsair ARF Group Build and modification thread

I did get my pilot in.
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Old 08-13-2012, 04:11 PM
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Default RE: Top-Flite 1/5th F4U Corsair ARF Group Build and modification thread

I just ordered the retractable tail wheel from Earl Aune,(ad in MAN magazine I think) really looks nice in the photos. Should be here in a few days I'll keep you all informed,
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I will be doing a Baa Baa black Sheep scheme with Gregory "Pappy" Boyington[img][/img]
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Old 08-14-2012, 01:07 PM
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That tail wheel looks good!

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Old 08-15-2012, 01:09 AM
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Default RE: Top-Flite 1/5th F4U Corsair ARF Group Build and modification thread

Wish I had seen it before I ordered the Robart unit. Might be putting the Robart up for sale, I'll have to see what the Earl Aune one looks like, and how it will hold up in the long run.
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:45 PM
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Default RE: Top-Flite 1/5th F4U Corsair ARF Group Build and modification thread

Hi Dean, I watched one fly last night and it had elevator flutter and it wasn't going that fast. I checked all the linkage and it has to be the torque rods flexing so beware.
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Old 08-15-2012, 08:09 PM
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Ohhh..not good. Thanks for the heads up Karl. I have heard about that elsewhere as well.

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Old 08-16-2012, 02:07 AM
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Did it have one elevator servo or two? What kind of servo was installed?

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Old 08-16-2012, 08:46 PM
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Default RE: Top-Flite 1/5th F4U Corsair ARF Group Build and modification thread

It had two servos

ST126MG High Torque MG Servo

Torque (oz.in.): 126 oz @ 4.8V, 142 oz @ 6.0V
Speed (Sec): 4.8V: .21 sec @ 60 deg6.0V: .17 sec @ 60 deg
Weight (oz): 1.60
Size WxLxH(in): .73 x 1.52 x 1.33"
Application:: 120 size Aircraft
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Default RE: Top-Flite 1/5th F4U Corsair ARF Group Build and modification thread

I posted this pic on the other thread about this ARF. I figured i might as well post it here also. This is the retractable tailwheel available from Earl Aune.
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I'll try again
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Old 08-17-2012, 03:45 AM
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Very nice! How does one get one of those? Any contact info? Price? etc.
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Default RE: Top-Flite 1/5th F4U Corsair ARF Group Build and modification thread

Posted that in the other thread, forgot to post it here earlaune@comcast.net. He replies to e-mails quickly, and is very helpful. A little expensive but so is everything nowadays.
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Default RE: Top-Flite 1/5th F4U Corsair ARF Group Build and modification thread

I've just ordered one from Tower, and looking for power source for mine. I like to fly warbirds fast and furious.
How much dead weight are you guys adding to the DLE 55 to balance?
Other options are the G62 vs DA 60, depending on the nose weight issue.
Anyone tried going bigger and able to fit in the cowl? This seems a bit smaller than the ESM version.
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3w 55 and no dead weight
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DLE55....No additional weight added to mine....all equipment is mounted as far forward as possible.
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I emailed Robart on electric retracts for Corsair, to find out when they would come off back order, NO REPLY. Does anyone have any info? Tower just moved date again to end of August. Really want to try out these gears.
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