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Old 09-03-2012, 09:57 AM
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Hi Gents,

I have had couple of folks who have this corsair recommend a dle-20, I was going to go with a 30 but I think that would be better suited for the P-39 I just got. Anyone who has flown the model have any constructive thoughts on a DLE-20 in this bird?

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Old 09-04-2012, 06:01 AM
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Hello, can anyone recommend an electric set up for this plane? . I couldn't find an electric setup in this thread, unless i missed it. I am kind of new to electrics

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Old 09-04-2012, 07:35 AM
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http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1348786

Pretty good stuff on the build portion as well.
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Old 09-04-2012, 10:58 AM
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Thank Convair580, I appreciate it!
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Old 09-16-2012, 06:16 PM
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Rate1 I was wondering if you had got you tail wheel in? I got my bulkhead built and am getting ready to install mine. I ran into one problem. The tail hook linkage is running into the bar for the tail. I am thinking of taking it off. I have the rudder installed and pull pull set up on it. Getting the bulkhead in and all the controls connected is going to to be fun. Lol. If I can get some pics to upload I will post them.
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:23 AM
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I just got my Aune tail gear and was wondering if your shock absorber binds? Mine only moves about 1/8" and binds even in that short distance.
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:23 AM
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Skillet, I haven't installed the tail wheel permanently yet as I have been too busy. However I have mounted the new bulkhead and test fitted the wheel and it fits perfect. I dont plan on using the tail hook but would like to see a picture of yours. I will install it perm when I get the gear doors on.

tevans, Yes there is not too much action in the spring/shock absorber. Just enough to not make the tail wheel gear static and possibly damage the bulkhead as I see it. I belive it will do fine as it's. Also Aune's instructions call for fiberglass on the bulkhead to make it strong/fuel prof. I am very happy with my bulkhead.

My build will be a little on and off as I have kids at home taking most of my free time. Then again there is no rush as there is pretty much off season for rc here.
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:29 AM
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I think I went to College with your dog.....the name rings a bell....

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Old 10-02-2012, 05:33 AM
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galzier, I have bad news for you. Capt M has passed away.
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:38 AM
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Nooooo!

Oh well, most of my memories of him being a bad influence on me as too.

RIP Captain Morgan

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Finished mine with a RCGF 26cc up front, plenty of power. I did not add any right thrust at all and it flies perfect.
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:24 AM
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I just finished my ESM Corsair. It has a DLE 35 and Sierra retracts with an Earl Aune tail wheel. I changed the paint scheme slightly using Porter Paint exterior latex. I installed a Tys cockpit. The pilot is a Aces of Iron bust and a Century Jet bottom to create a full pilot. I put two 3000 mAh nicads under the cowl for weight and they are a dual setup throught a Smartfly Batshare. Also used a Tech-Aero Ultra BEC to run the ignition off the receiver batteries.
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Beautiful! That's just about exactly how I hope to build one someday. Very nice plane.
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:09 AM
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Thanks, Flight21

This is my fourth ESM/KMP plane. I really enjoy their planes. They are not exactly ARFs and they leave a lot of room for innovating in your own ideas (and the ones I copy from others here on RCU).
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:41 AM
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Winter project almost done now with weathering.
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Tevens55 I have the same tail wheel and love mine. Have you flown yours yet? I have not flown mine yet and used a G-38 converted to EI for power. Seems like enough. How much did yours come out weighing and where have you balanced yours.
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:27 AM
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I have not flown it yet as I am still doing some engine adjustments and vibration testing. Mine weighs 18.75 lbs. and I believe I balanced it at either 4.25 or 4.5 inches. Weather here is a little cold and damp...will probably wait till Spring for maiden flight.
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:24 PM
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Hi all,
here is a picture, which you can use as a sticker on your car. If you want, you can print it.
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Thank you. Mine came in around 19.3 and is balanced right at 4 1/2. My first was balanced there but I had no retractable tailwheel. It came in in the 18.5 range. Flew like a baby. I lost it when the engines ignition crapped out and locked out the radio. Had plenty of power with the G-38 turning a 18x8 xoar. With about half flaps it just floated in. Just like you I am waiting to get some good weather to maiden this one. Love the look of the corsair. I have an ESM P-51 with a dle 30 and have an ESM FW-190 on the bench for a winter project. Good luck on your maiden.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpniA...ature=youtu.be


Video of second flight with an OS 1.60 and Sierra gear.
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Drifter-
You did not seem to use much flap. Was there a reason for that?
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Thank you. Mine came in around 19.3 and is balanced right at 4 1/2. My first was balanced there but I had no retractable tailwheel. It came in in the 18.5 range. Flew like a baby. I lost it when the engines ignition crapped out and locked out the radio. Had plenty of power with the G-38 turning a 18x8 xoar. With about half flaps it just floated in. Just like you I am waiting to get some good weather to maiden this one. Love the look of the corsair. I have an ESM P-51 with a dle 30 and have an ESM FW-190 on the bench for a winter project. Good luck on your maiden.
I was thinking of maybe doing the ESM P-51B next. Is it a good flyer? I also have the Spitfire which I have really enjoyed and the B-25 which only has one flight so far.

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Drifter-
You did not seem to use much flap. Was there a reason for that?
Just nerves, and not paying attention to where the flap lever was.
The little I used added lift but no braking. The plane didn't want to settle in.

At 16.5 lbs with over two lbs of lead on the firewall flaps were still not a necessity , but look really good deployed on final.

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Drifter. My first one I used about half flaps to get it to brake. Now mine was about 2 pounds heavier than yours. So that could be some of your flap tendencies. Looks like plenty of power.
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With the Earl Aune tail wheel/tail hook I could see it was going to take a lot of nose weight so I put 2 3000mAh NiCds in the cowl. You can see one of them in the photos above. It still required some additional lead to balance.
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