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Old 05-04-2017, 08:52 AM
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Al , I dont have this ESM , I have the 75" smaller one. I also have the FMS 1700 Corsair. This larger esm can easily be flown as an electric and at my club many have been converted. The ESM corsair tend to be tail heavy so epower helps with the battery weight as far forward as possible.
My next question based on your post ( not knowing more ) is that the FMS 1700 corsair is similar to flying a kite and the esm corsair is a heavy warbird with more skill and stick time needed for success. So if you have not flown a heavy warbird, you can not compare the FMS 1700 corsair to the ESM corsair. They will have a dramatically different feel especially on take off
Yea no heavy warbirds in my resume' lol. Just the easy stik and big stik. Have not bought the FMS Corsair and do not want to waist my money buying it, if that is not the way to go.

Would using the Saito FG-60R3 help with weight to the front?

Thanks again.

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Old 05-07-2017, 09:55 AM
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Alrighty.... Decided to go electric conversion and will be building a Giant Sweet N' Low stick to use as a low wing trainer.... once I get the hang of that.... I will buy the ESM and transfer the electronics over. Thanks for the advice LDM.
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Old 05-11-2017, 10:17 AM
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You might want to check out the hobby squawk forum titled downwindleg/aros EMS 50cc Corsair. I was about 2/3 done with the plane and didn't have the time to finish it after years of working on it so I'm selling it to my good friend Aros who has started this thread on the completion and flight of Marines Dream Corsair. there are already pictures posted of the progress so far and it WILL BE ELECTRIC .
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Question for some of you ol' timers and new guys.... Is this like the turbine thread where if your end game is to go gas then start with a gas model? Right now I am flying an easy stik and a Giant stik.... both built and moded by me but they are electric. Was thinking of getting the FMS 1700mm F4U to start with before going ahead and getting this EMS MARINES Dream. Any thoughts or suggestions. Nearest field is 1.5 hours so.... I can't always make it down to mingle with the flyers down there. I am also self taught. Thanks.
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Old 05-11-2017, 11:34 AM
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Yes sir downwind leg.... I am on there. Can't wait to see him finish it. Thank you!

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Old 09-28-2017, 08:05 AM
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Hey fellas I am the lucky one downwind leg sold his ESM Corsair to. I've been wanting a giant scale Corsair for years. He already put a ton of work into the build with excellent components so I just need to finish it up. I am humbled and in awe of many of your manufacturing/tooling/mod skills displayed in this thread! Unfortunately I don't have those skills or tools so here's what I am looking for. I had someone put together, paint and weather the full depth cockpit kit and it turned out fantastic so I want to be able to display it proudly and as you all know the stock canopy is flimsy which means I am looking for a perfect fit/same size canopy that is more robust. It will be a rolling canopy. Any information is greatly appreciated!

Here's a couple pics of the cockpit (almost complete) and the custom coolers I had someone model and print out on a 3D printer.
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Old 09-28-2017, 08:13 AM
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Corsair and details look great !!!

Here is the link for the made in USA upgrade 50cc Corsair canopy:

https://vqwarbirds.com/product/tys-p...orsair-canopy/
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Old 09-28-2017, 03:41 PM
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Awesome thank you so much!!
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Old 11-27-2017, 01:54 PM
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Some progress on the Corsair.
Engine in place with home mounts :

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Rear retract with doors in place :

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And some work on the instruments panel :

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Old 11-27-2017, 03:43 PM
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looks good, a lot of work in there, it is a great model to fly, mine came in at just over 15kg, but flies like a trainer. go for it.
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Old 12-02-2017, 04:25 PM
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Hi Fred, nice work! I will be adding the full depth cockpit myself and am looking for any advice/info on alternative push/pull servo mounting so the full depth kit fits...Thanks for any info!
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Hi Aros,

I have made a new servo plate and two spacers to lower the servos from 50mm, and glued it to the shell with expended PU glue.
You can see on the picture that the spacers are not equal. In fact, the the original servos mount was not glued right...
Spacer in the middle measures 50mm.

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Still a little work on the instrument panel :

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