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Old 09-17-2015, 05:11 AM
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Im looking for a scale cockpit for my esm Bearcat but it aint easy to obtain. Seems like esm never made a cockpit for the bearcat. Do u guys know where i could get a cockpit that will fit. Maybe its possible to fit a cockpit from another esm kit aswell ??

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Old 09-17-2015, 05:30 AM
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I had thought of scratch building the visible parts of the cockpit for my Bearcat (headrest, roll bar, instrument panel).

If you come up with any good diagrams please let me know






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Old 09-17-2015, 05:37 AM
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I want a cockpit like that takes a lot of time and effort to built. Well i hoped to get a "arf" cockpit kit with out to much work. I send a mail to vqmodels and they said i maybe could fit the esm corsair cockpit to the bearcat. What do u think?
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Old 09-17-2015, 06:03 AM
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If you want something approximate then how about this: http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXHZ04

I have it in my Hangar 9 Corsair 60:

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Old 09-17-2015, 08:17 AM
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How about 3d printing one, with few good books and online pictures you could create one using just google Sketchup. Export the file as STL et voila!
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Old 09-17-2015, 08:44 AM
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If you want something approximate then how about this: http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXHZ04

I have it in my Hangar 9 Corsair 60:

I think i will try one of these for now maybe i'll build i more detailed one later. thank you!
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Old 09-17-2015, 08:52 AM
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Check into the website. They have all kinds of unpainted cockpits that you need to assemble and paint. But maybe this will get you what you want.

http://dbalsa.com/accessories/cockpits.htm
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Check into the website. They have all kinds of unpainted cockpits that you need to assemble and paint. But maybe this will get you what you want.

http://dbalsa.com/accessories/cockpits.htm
ive already explore that webpage, but thank you anyways. Iflytaillies can probably make a custom one that fit, but probably too expensive. i just bought the topflite corsair cockpit. Hopefully it will fit. If not i'll probably try this: http://www.vqwarbirds.com/product_in...8c81a8f013cbd0
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Old 09-17-2015, 11:40 AM
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If anyone is interested, I have a set of Sierra gear for the KMP Bearcat for sale for $200.00. Perfect condition.
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Old 09-17-2015, 02:41 PM
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Rcguy59,
I just sent you a PM in regards to the retracts. Thanks. Jon
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Thanks, guys, the retracts are sold.
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I realize this thread is a bit old but I have a pair of ESM Bearcat retracts with large Sierra air tank and valve for only $115.

http://www.rcuniverse.com/market/ite...533&electric=0

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Old 05-15-2016, 08:50 PM
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Hi juweeltje..... well I came back in here for a look after 5 years... I'm awatoto here in New Zealand and I did a series of articles in here definetly page 19 I think from 17 to 20.... However this weekend flew my Bearcat at our Warbirds over awatoto it is a very nice plane to fly with the DA50 in it it is very fast because mine is all composite it is heavy with a full load of fuel plus 1 1/2 lbs lead in the nose it weighs in at 21 1/2 lbs, but with good Sierra retracts full flaps at about 1/4 throttle coming in from height at about 30% nose down attitude she comes in and lands very nice.... do not however ever try to land it with only 1/2 flap or less and get slow you'll see it start shaking and you'll have about 2 seconds to get some power back on or it will drop a wing... always come in reasonably fast and cut the power as your flairing and it will touch down like the full size. This my second Bearcat the control horns they supply in the kit are a no no my first bearcat destroyed itself when the horns let go and it developed flutter because those horns have the triangular hole in them they fracture and break. Now the second Bearcats been built with carbon fibre horns and extra strengthening and fibreglass around the firewall etc and solid 4.40 wires through tubes for the elevators this plane is a joy to fly and has been clocked with a radar detector at 245 kph.... if anyone wants to look at our website it is : www.hbrf.org.nz and if you take a look over the next month or so you'll see all the pics of our warbirds rally..... plus one of the best aerobatic flyers in the world was there Namely Frazer Briggs and he broke a wing off his big extra 300 while giving a flying demonstration he did a complete circuit of the flying field in knife edge flight and got the plane back to the flying field with minimal damage just knocking one undercarriage leg off as he flicked it back onto its wheels...As good a bit of skilled flying as you could ever see this vid will come up on our website the date 25th Feb 2013.
But back to the Bearcat a lovely aeroplane to fly just come in reasonably fast and its just awesome had this one flying at shows for 4 years now
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I need upgrade carbon fiber horns and cant find any can you help me ??? , im building a esm bearcat I need a website ? or a link please

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any one know where I can get some carbon fiber control horns for a esm bearcat ?
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Hi Mike,
Control horns for the servo or the surfaces?
Are in US or elsewhere?
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im in us , I found some dubro large horns , for surfaces , should I upgrade horns at servos to ? I have hitech servos ordered
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how many pull pull cable sets do I need for the esm bearcat ?
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how many control horns for surfaces do I need ? and for servos ? are the same horns used for both ?
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Better horns for the surfaces is a good idea, you don;t need to replace the servo horns. However you do need an extra-size servo horn for the twin pull-pull (rudder and tail wheel)

What you do need for this plane is sturdy landing gear, the ESM set won't last long.

Also you need to beef up the wing shear webs along the LG strut / wheel well. I have witnessed 6 ESM Bearcat wings fail at the exact same spot
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Old 01-17-2017, 06:11 AM
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Just a note that we do have the ESM BEARCAT COCKPIT KITS in stock

They were made specifically for this model.

https://vqwarbirds.com/?s=Bearcat+co...roduct&lang=en

We also have spare canopies and other parts

*** please email us if you have any questions as we don't check the formus very often***


info@vqwarbirds.com
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