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Old 09-10-2018, 11:45 AM
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I just got my Ziroli Skyraider kit, and would like to build her with folding wings. I've found a bunch of vids and threads, but no where to purchase the mechanism. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!
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Old 09-17-2018, 11:22 AM
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Nuttin' huh? Oh well...
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Old 09-17-2018, 05:51 PM
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I suppose you could make your own. Shouldn't be awfully difficult. A few hinges and an actuator. The actuator could be mechanical or pneumatic.
On the other hand it may be a level of detail while cool to much of a bother to deal with.
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I suppose you could make your own. Shouldn't be awfully difficult. A few hinges and an actuator. The actuator could be mechanical or pneumatic.
On the other hand it may be a level of detail while cool to much of a bother to deal with.
Well... It's way beyond my machining ability to fabricate the proper hinges, locking mech, etc. I tried... Anyhoo, I started the build this week
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I am totally amazed when people make the wings actually fold and lock this way. I can't even imagine the precision involved. There was a big dollar ARF Corsair that had this awhile back.. Maybe research that plane for some ideas..
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Company called Oregon Scale Aviation used to make a folding wing mechanism. I don't know if they are in business anymore, their website doesn't seem to exist, but you might be able to find out something by searching...........
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The main issue with a folding wing is locking it in the down or flight position and making sure it will handle the G forces you no doubt intend in putting it through.
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CARF has something for their Corsair. I can only find the pricing for the hydraulics, only $499! I cant find anything regarding just the hinging assy
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I thought Charlie Kellogg had an assembly for his SPAD. Contact his son Brett who may also have more information. He is on this site. Chic
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