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Old 02-25-2012, 04:41 PM
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hay V

Looked thru my old F-4-U books and could not find any thing, but did find a pic of the left side I think a 7 with the line but could not find any discription.

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Old 02-25-2012, 05:17 PM
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Let me tap into this great collective knowledge one more time....

What is the vertical line near the canopy? some type of emergency lever marking?

I've seen it on several ''late'' models.

Thanks V.
I may be wrong but I believe it indicates where the retractable hand holds are located.
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Old 02-25-2012, 10:29 PM
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Chad is correct. They are there to aid the pilot, particularly when exiting the plane as the foot holds are out of site. In at least one clearly documented case, this line is perpendicular to the thrustline when delivered from the factory. Later on the same plane (KD431), it was repainted perpendicular to the ground when parked.
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Old 03-05-2012, 05:01 AM
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Hello Corsair Guys...what's the concensus on the amount of right thrust built into the fire wall. To me it looks fairly aggressive. Are you guys building the kit with the "stock" right thrust...or reducing. Getting ready to start the fuse! Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 03-05-2012, 02:19 PM
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From what is left of my old note's it looks like I took out half, and left the down as per plan.

Hpoe this helps

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Old 03-07-2012, 10:40 AM
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What are the desired throws for this bird? Are the ones in the manual good or is more throw needed for the control surfaces, gonna maiden mine this weekend if its not too windy.
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Old 03-07-2012, 01:41 PM
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Hi predman

When I maidened mine I had the throws per plan, but after some taxie test, found the elevater to be a bit much so used duel rate on it abour 65% and this turned out to be good for flying also outher than that full flaps 45deg's with about 5%down on the elevators and some power till over the threshold or about a foot off the runway.

A word of caution don't go to full flaps at full power as you will do the tightest loop you can emagin, don't ask hehe

Any way good luck with your maiden and let us know how it went

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Old 03-07-2012, 02:11 PM
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If you can, preprogram your flaps so they deploy from 0 to full deflection over 2 seconds. This way when you hit the switch on your downwind to base turn you are fully set up for the approach and no one see's a bump.

But it really won't make any difference this weekend as everyone knows the winds never calm down in Corona until after sunset!
Have a great weekend!
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Old 03-07-2012, 05:41 PM
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Thanks guys, although i fly nothin but warbirds i wont fly if its too windy!
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Old 03-10-2012, 09:19 PM
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Flew today, excellent!!! Dle 55 pulled her along just fine, lift off a lot sooner than expected. Tracked awesome c/g at 5.5 from the leading edge. Landing was a hop hop hop then on its nose. Just a scratch under the chin. Very pleased other than my nerves getting the best of me on the landing!
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Old 03-11-2012, 04:23 AM
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Congratulations!
Where is the field near Corona?
I visit the area often to see family and I'd love to drop by and see the place!
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Old 03-11-2012, 04:50 AM
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Cnogretlatioms on the maiden

If you add a bit of wieght in the nose (move C/G fwd to 5.24) it should thke the hop or bounce out of your landings,

Hope this helps, and post some pic/s

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Old 03-11-2012, 06:52 PM
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Our flying field is right in Norco CA across from the memorial cemetery. Your welcome to come visit anytime!
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Old 03-12-2012, 05:37 PM
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Gentleman,
Of all the maiden flights I've read about in this thread they have all been good, with the exception of one a few years back,who had an engine quit on the takeoff and I believe the cg was not @ 5.5" and his crash resulted in a total loss. But all the rest have been good which I'm happy to read about. Because it won't be too long where I'll be posting also
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL
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Old 03-13-2012, 04:00 AM
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Hi George

Glad your getting there and good luck with it.


Cheers Bob T

Guys The only reason I mentioned a C/G of 5.25 it helps take the snap tendency out just befor landing.
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Old 03-13-2012, 07:17 AM
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Guys The only reason I mentioned a C/G of 5.25 it helps take the snap tendency out just befor landing.
hi Bob!

you are absolutely right!..landings are much easier ...no tendency to ''balloonning or snap''
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Old 03-13-2012, 03:50 PM
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Wow...what a great picture. Congratulations on the maiden!
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Old 03-13-2012, 04:51 PM
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Glad it works for you, just don't ask how I found out

The only negitive is you have to pay ptention on take off's as it does make it a little tricker, you can get a nose over withto much power to quick

Cheers Bob T and that is a great pic
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Old 03-21-2012, 12:47 PM
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She's ready!
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Hi Phil

Good luck with your maiden, hope your weather is alot better than ours.

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Old 03-26-2012, 08:09 AM
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Good luck with the maiden if you have not allready done so.
I sold mine over the winter so i'm looking forward to the new owner taking her for a spin.
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Old 04-01-2012, 09:21 AM
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Does anyone know where to get a canopy? Topflite does not respond to emails and i am in need of a canopy. anyone make them here?
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waiting for nice weather to maiden mine..........33 lb dry,
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2 1/2 years and still working on this one
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Hi predman

Did you go through Tower or stright to Top Flight ? A coupla of years back I wa able to get one from tower or if you are inclined and have an old one you can make a mold and get it fac/formed but it is a lot of work

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