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Old 11-23-2006, 08:01 PM
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Found what I needed from the earlier post in browser history.
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Hey,

I just got the kit and the cockpit and engine. I'm using a Super Tigre .75 2 stroke in it. Has anyone else used this engine and if you did, will it fit completely inside the cowling? It is .04"'s taller than the 61. The .61 fits but I wanted a little more power as I'm going with all the mods and glassing it. Please let me know.

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Old 12-31-2006, 06:45 PM
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Hey,

Has anyone used a RCV engine in theirs? How do they run and do you like it.

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Old 12-31-2006, 11:36 PM
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Hey,

Has anyone used a RCV engine in theirs? How do they run and do you like it.

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Here is the link to my TF Maiden thread. RCV90 swinging an 18x 12 Prop.
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_31...tm.htm#3175422

RCV thread showing the mounting and baffling.
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_31...tm.htm#3175422

Happy New Year everyone[8D]

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Old 01-01-2007, 02:02 PM
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Pete,

Looks great and nice flight. Seems to have a lot of power and flies the Corsair with authority. I just have either a 91 four stroke or a 75 two stroke to put in mine. I want the engine completely concealed in the cowling so I'm opting to go with the Super Tiger 75 with an in cowl muffler and exhaust header. Nice video.

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Old 01-02-2007, 06:46 PM
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Hey Jim,

Are you still selling the molded machine gun ports? I might me worth a few bucks to me to save a couple of hours of carving and molding.

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Old 01-07-2007, 04:16 AM
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Hello everyone i'm new to this thread but i sure have been studying it all!
I have a gold edition corsair i bought when they first came out and i had to buy the update kit for it as well. I plan to start construction on it very soon and i plan on putting every single mod you all have suggested and illistrated here on this forum. It may take me 15 forevers to get it done! But i know it will be worth the effort! Thank you all for this VAST amount of info. i'll try to post pics of its progress as i go along.
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Hello everyone i'm new to this thread but i sure have been studying it all!
I have a gold edition corsair i bought when they first came out and i had to buy the update kit for it as well. I plan to start construction on it very soon and i plan on putting every single mod you all have suggested and illistrated here on this forum. It may take me 15 forevers to get it done! But i know it will be worth the effort! Thank you all for this VAST amount of info. i'll try to post pics of its progress as i go along.
Welcome to RCU!!

Good luck with your build. Be sure to post some photo's

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Old 01-07-2007, 03:27 PM
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I did it!,

I finally got the Cub to the point I don't need to pin anything down anymore. All thats left is sanding. I mentioned earlier in this thread that I had to build a new building table before I started on the Corsair. Now I have a perfectly flat and level surface to start the Corsair on. Here are pictures of Construction and the completed table. Also there is one of my old cafateria table that sagged about 3/8" in the middle.

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Old 01-07-2007, 07:53 PM
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depending on which model corsair you are doing the ports in most were open holes in the LE. Some sairs had 20mm cannon . Two on each wing ,these stuck out.
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Old 01-08-2007, 07:24 PM
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Hey,

I found a pilot for my scale cockpit. It's a 6" WW11 fighter pilot with helmet, goggles, leather coat, cloth shirt, pants, and holster with a .45 cal. pistol. Heres a picture of it. Is this 6" pilot going to be right for the the Corsair? Let me know!

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He'll probalby be to small. I used the 12" action figure from BBI, but you can get the 12" GI Joe guys as well. I had to cut him off at the waist so the legs didn't interfere with the servos, but he looks right in the cockpit. (he's a tiny bit big , but the closest to scale I could find.)
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Old 01-09-2007, 12:49 PM
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A reminder to those that can't find the time to read ALL of the posts here: The Top Flite '.60 size' Corsair is 1/8 scale. That means that it's dimensions are 1/8 the size of a full scale/ actual Corsair.

Now: math time. If a typical pilot is about 6 feet tall (give or take a couple if inches) or 72", then an ideal size (standing hieght) for our RC pilots should be 1/8th of that, or about 9".

In my opinion, it looks better to err on the side of too large, than too small. So, as Rob suggested: a 12" pilot will probably look better than a 6" pilot, but the ideal pilot size will be between the 2.
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Guy's,

I cancelled my order for the 6" pilot . I am going to get this one instead. He's a 12" G.I. Joe WW11 Fighter pilot. I hope your right about the size thing. I ordered the G.I. Joe 12" pilot for my Giant Corsair and he is suppose to fit great. Seems like the same size will be really stuffed in the 1/8 scale. But the cockpit is 1/7 scale.

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Anyone Interested,

I started a new thread for my 1/8 scale TF GE F4U Corsair on this Forum. I will be starting on it next week probably Monday or Tuesday and will be posting many pictures as I go. I'm thinking of adding lights to mine like people are doing on the Giant Scale Corsair. I want to learn all I can on this kit so when I build my Giant Corsair I will at least know much of what I want and how difficult it is. Thanks CorsairJock for your very interesting and educational thread and all the ideas I would have never known about.

See you on my thread I hope,

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remember you can turn this into a flying brick really easy. I personally would wait for all the lights and scale goodies for the large size there weight is not as big an issue. A g-62 can pull a lot of plane. I had a 1/8 corsair lightly built flew great. I tried to super detail it and added 4 lbs . It was a flying brick and landings were HOTT! lost her when the engine quit on TO
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Here's and additional photo of my finished cockpit. The pilot you have will fit well, and be mindfull of the weight. Mine doesn't have anything below the waist, and I even trimmed off his shoulders in width so it would look better. The pants are folded in on themselves at the knee, to give the impression of a full leg when looking in the cockpit.

Watch the height they sit in the cockpit, I don't have the seat because you wouldn't see it anyway. In the earlier photos, you can see the pilot is sitting higher than the finished. Those were before the surgery.

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Hi Rob

Vary Nice looking bird, how does it fly

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Weight is a very interesting point. I am holding off on buying an engine for my Topflight GE Corsair because I'm not sure how much mine will weigh in at. I see that most people are building theirs around the 10lb mark so what is considered too heavy for enjoyable flight? Thanks,

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Flies great! I have 5 flights on her now and couldn't be to much happier. Performance has been solid, flaps work fantastic, and robart 615's are holding up fine off our grass field.

Here's a link to the maiden flight thread, and video.
[link=http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_4959570/anchors_4959570/mpage_1/key_Top%252CFlight%252CMaiden/anchor/tm.htm#4959570]Electric Corsair Maiden[/link]
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14lbs is where things go bad on the 1/8 Unless you are very good at glassing I would monokote.

the gs bird can have all the goodies
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Hi,

I have a Magnum 1.20 4-stroke and a Super Tigre .75. I already had the Magnum but wanted the cowling to not have to have the engine sticking out. The .75 fits great from what I've been told. I will have an in cowl muffler and exhaust header for it. My question is which would be the better choice. If anyone has a Magnum 1.20 in theirs could you please post a couple pictures so I can see how it looks. I was planning on inverting mine if I used it. I will do the 45 degree inverted on the .75 if I use it.
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Hello everyone, This question may seem kinda dumb but i've just started my GE corsair and i'd just like to ask, is all this right thrust that is shown on the plan really necessary? I plan to shorten the fuse 1/4 of an inch like corsairjock said an to run a sato 4 stroke on it. I mean the real aircraft did'nt have any right thrust right? Also is the horizontal stab. and elevators correct in outline? After all the rudder, wingtips and nose need attention. I plan to use 1/4 light balsa on all the tail surfaces to get the airfoil section correct. I did'nt mean for this to be lenthy but any help would be very apreciated Thanks.
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Hello everyone, This question may seem kinda dumb but i've just started my GE corsair and i'd just like to ask, is all this right thrust that is shown on the plan really necessary? I plan to shorten the fuse 1/4 of an inch like corsairjock said an to run a sato 4 stroke on it. I mean the real aircraft did'nt have any right thrust right? Also is the horizontal stab. and elevators correct in outline? After all the rudder, wingtips and nose need attention. I plan to use 1/4 light balsa on all the tail surfaces to get the airfoil section correct. I did'nt mean for this to be lenthy but any help would be very apreciated Thanks.
Good question(s). I do not build all of the right thrust into mine. I build a slight amount, maybe 1 deg, but I DO like a little down thrust (maybe 2 deg at the most) IF the wing incidence is as per plans. It should be noted hower: the full scales DID have an offset built into the vertical fin (as did some other fighters of the day) to help counter torque effects. And, you should be proficient with rudder usage if you plan on getting rid of some of the right thrust offset. But it's really a good flier even if you eliminate the offset.

I haven't studied the scale drawings recently, but as I remember: the stab and elevators are fairly close in scale outline, or at least close enough for me. The rudder and the wingtips however are very noticeably incorrect, to anyone who has seen a few full scales.
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Thanks corsairjock for the info, I'm going to build the nose straight and just shim in about 2 deg. of right thrust. I plan to build the rudder just as you suggested.
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