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Old 09-10-2012, 05:47 PM
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ALERT ALERT ALERT NEW BROTHER ALERT
LETS ALL WELCOME Marc ( MMFLYTIE) TO THE BROTHERHOOD


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Old 09-13-2012, 06:04 PM
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ALERT ALERT ALERT NEW BROTHER ALERT
LETS ALL WELCOMEBrett (Stoat)TO THE BROTHERHOOD


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Old 09-14-2012, 03:57 PM
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Welcome guys, and if you are in the build mode post pic's and ask questions if you need help

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Old 09-14-2012, 04:27 PM
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I suppose i should join too. Greg
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Old 09-14-2012, 06:57 PM
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ALERT ALERT ALERT NEW BROTHER ALERT
LETS ALL WELCOMEGreg(Capt G) TO THE BROTHERHOOD


GREG YOUR # 77
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Old 09-14-2012, 07:12 PM
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NAME SCREEN NAME NUMBER ASSIGNED
George Ctflyboy 1
Devens 2
Gibbs Ncis 3 (Deceased) ( RETIRED NUMBER)
David Tomcat 4
Bob RT 5
Winston Cimara 6
Charlie Foxfoto 7
Cliff Cliff 600 8
Tim TIM (Deceased) 9 (RETIRED NUMBER)
Dave D Bronk 10 (Deceased) (RETIRED NUMBER)
Scott Scotty C 11
Mike Wulf 190 12
Blake Owen 13
R Schaffer 14
M Callahan 15
Randy Bossman 16
Quinn Corsairkidd 17
Scott Sbleile 18
Ron Flytoolow 19
Phil Fili 20
R Monty 1 21
Mike Corsairbrotherhood 22
(NUMBERS 23 & 24) not used
Kelly Thunderbolt 25
Sam DaddySam 26
(Numbers 27 thru 34) not used
Mike Picard 1 35
Howie Texasskydiver 36
Leonard 555 41
Nick Frisconick 44
Nick M3guy100 48
Scott Fly 2xs 49
Gary M Gary M 50
Don Airboss45 51
George GTC 52
Radek Radek M 53
Jim JazzRC 54
Jack JSCogin 55
Robert Acerc 56
Nchrome 57
Henry FTMustang65 58
Duane Aceisback 59
Bob nauticom 60
mrrandyman 61
Tracey Pilox 62
Waltbird 63
Joe Thunderthud 1 64
John Budmo 65
Booker-RCU 66
Craig Crumpler 67
John JRM 23 68
Buckmeister 69
Steve smkrcflyer 70
Jimm N6iap 71
Dave Wingman 73
Robert Rob 590 74
Marc Mmflytie 75
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Old 09-17-2012, 02:30 PM
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All -

I've been quietly watching all of this GREAT work in the background for a couple of years now, utilizing many of your fabulous tips and insights, and now that I have retired and moved to FL, I plan to FINALLY finish my TF Corsair. It's been at the point of sheeting completed for over a year now, I've got the tail doors cut and installed, but am having trouble with the operating mechanism. Looked at CIMARA's method and I think I'll be going with that. (Now if I can just rig a small L-bracket to mount those ball links...) Next will be the main doors. Plan to try my hand at glassing using water-based urethane and finishing with latex. Powering with a 53cc twin and hope to do scale exhaust stacks.

Is it too late to join the Brotherhood? As a bribe (?) I've got lots of decent pictures of the Corsair hanging in the Udvar Hazy museum in DC...

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Old 09-17-2012, 04:45 PM
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ALERT ALERT ALERT NEW BROTHER ALERT
LETS ALL WELCOME Marsh(Swampd) TO THE BROTHERHOOD


MARSH YOUR # 78
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NO DUES, NO RULES,NO MEETINGS, NO HASSLES,
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Old 09-17-2012, 04:50 PM
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CORSAIR BROTHERHOOD (UPDATED ) 9/17/2012
NAME SCREEN NAME NUMBER ASSIGNED
George Ctflyboy 1
Devens 2
Gibbs Ncis 3 (Deceased) ( RETIRED NUMBER)
David Tomcat 4
Bob RT 5
Winston Cimara 6
Charlie Foxfoto 7
Cliff Cliff 600 8
Tim TIM (Deceased) 9 (RETIRED NUMBER)
Dave D Bronk 10 (Deceased) (RETIRED NUMBER)
Scott Scotty C 11
Mike Wulf 190 12
Blake Owen 13
R Schaffer 14
M Callahan 15
Randy Bossman 16
Quinn Corsairkidd 17
Scott Sbleile 18
Ron Flytoolow 19
Phil Fili 20
R Monty 1 21
Mike Corsairbrotherhood 22
(NUMBERS 23 & 24) not used
Kelly Thunderbolt 25
Sam DaddySam 26
(Numbers 27 thru 34) not used
Mike Picard 1 35
Howie Texasskydiver 36
Leonard 555 41
Nick Frisconick 44
Nick M3guy100 48
Scott Fly 2xs 49
Gary M Gary M 50
Don Airboss45 51
George GTC 52
Radek Radek M 53
Jim JazzRC 54
Jack JSCogin 55
Robert Acerc 56
Nchrome 57
Henry FTMustang65 58
Duane Aceisback 59
Bob nauticom 60
mrrandyman 61
Tracey Pilox 62
Waltbird 63
Joe Thunderthud 1 64
John Budmo 65
Booker-RCU 66
Craig Crumpler 67
John JRM 23 68
Buckmeister 69
Steve smkrcflyer 70
Jimm N6iap 71
Dave Wingman 73
Robert Rob 590 74
Marc Mmflytie 75
BrettStoat 76
Greg CaptG 77
Marsh Swampd 78




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Old 09-28-2012, 04:46 PM
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Hi Guys,
I was scanning thru the pages so I could bookmark the thread,I can remember when this thread was on page 1, and for the longest time.I guess every thread has it time & place. I think it only to bad to see that we are on page 5. Sure would be nice to see more activity in the thread.
Just drop in and let the guys know who's who and who's doing what to their birds. Just like to see some activity here.
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Old 09-28-2012, 05:14 PM
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Ok George.

To all Due to some med problems that have developed over the last 12 months or so, I just can't justify taking my 2 warbirds out. But the little flying I have done has been with a 20 year old beeter.

As for the med problem there is some hope and with some therapy I may just get back in the game.

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Old 09-28-2012, 05:19 PM
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Old 09-28-2012, 06:22 PM
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Page 5? My putter says page 340.
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Old 10-13-2012, 12:38 PM
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good news
just got out of mike barbee shot up here in Columbus Ohio
 learned so much  on just starting my TF corsair  this is going to  be so much fun  every weekend over to mikes an getting pointers on how to build this top notch corsair john i cant remember his last name but was top gun winner from last yr let me now about what to do an not to do about this kit  he has built so many corsair kits an likes this TF kit  so today they showed me how to round the leading edges of my elevator stab an rudder how to round out the hing points an add a 1/64 piece of play wood  mike did on side of  my elevator an i was just to mirror it to the other side thanks mike we are going to fiberglass the plane to get the best pain effect an the real corsair have cloth elevators an ailerons you have to sand the edges down to a point  on the tailing edge cause when add the cloth it will be all bunched up  so it has to be to a point also he showed me how to round out my rudder to make it more authentic mike is having a show at our field in July or June next yr an hope to have the 86 inch beat in it wish me luck  
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by the way i asked if it was a good idea to drill holes to lighten the weight an they said strait forward  NO unless i wanted to take care of the extra work it shouldn't need the holes an it was at mike barbees  shop in his basement
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Old 10-20-2012, 03:47 AM
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wow i c im the last post is this done???

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Old 10-20-2012, 01:44 PM
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Chandly4321

Naaa it's just not enough guys building any more. and most young guys don't want to take the time to learn to build as you know this is not a beginners kit.

I dob't know mike Barbees, but I would just say every ounce you save in the tail section is 6 ounces less weight in the nose, and with the lighter engines than a G-62 you will be supprised at the added dead wieght you will have to add to get the C/G rite.

Please post pic's of your progress, and if you have questions ask.

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Old 11-05-2012, 11:03 PM
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Glad to see this thread is still going. Haven't flown my Corsair at all this year for one reason or another. Anyway, as the previous post stated, it seems that ARF's are what people are using now. Anyway, I still follow this thread and pick up new ideas along the way.
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:03 AM
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I'm in! I just picked up the kit and the Robart retracts. I have been reading thru the thread. I am going to use the Saito 450R3 as I already have it. I am about to start on the wing. So far a very good build.

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Old 11-06-2012, 05:14 AM
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Great start Dave!
Be sure to post pictures as you build,
Especially concerning your engine installation.
We'd all love to watch you progress!
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Old 11-06-2012, 12:28 PM
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Dave

I am with Scott on pictures but not just on the engine install, I would ask for pic's on all deviations from the kit, and yes it slowes you down but we all learn from it .


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Hi Guys, I don't really have anything to add of any value to the thread here, but just wanted to say thanks to those of you who've taken the time to post advice and photos. Here where my project stands at 5 weeks.

Kit Mods: I've airfoiled the tail feathers and plan on having the outer wing panels removable much like the arf version.
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Hi Canvasback

Looks good so far, add some pic's of your wing joiner please

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Old 11-12-2012, 02:26 PM
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To All,

Has anyone out there heard of a company that will take your air operated retracts,and convert them to full electrics,if so does anyone have the website one can visit,Thanks in advance,

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Hi George

What brand of retracts do you have ?. If you have Robarts I have been told they will re fit or you can get the kit but I don't know that first hand
Give them a call.

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