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    Hi John, No new updates. This time of year...

    Hi John,

    No new updates. This time of year with work, the holidays, and the NFL playoffs, I don't get much done with the hobby but I should be back on the Corsair soon.

    Kirk
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    This morning before work I was able to get some...

    This morning before work I was able to get some filler on the rear section of the belly pan/fuse. Filling in this section was a little different than filling in the gap of the wing saddle because in...
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    Balsa would be one way of filling in the gap,...

    Balsa would be one way of filling in the gap, especially if you are going to stick with the covering. I used automotive body filler, like Bondo (I use Evercoat Metal Glaze), to fill the gaps. I use...
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    Awesome Sean.

    Looking forward to coming up there in the Spring.
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    After a little sanding, the wing fits much...

    After a little sanding, the wing fits much better.

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    The wing doesn't sit well in the wing saddle and...

    The wing doesn't sit well in the wing saddle and there is a pretty large gap at the front of the wing to fuse fit. I can see why the gap is there which is so you can tilt the back of the wing up as...
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    Nice job Nick. Thanks for showing.

    Nice job Nick. Thanks for showing.
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    Thanks Sean. That's a nice field to fly at.

    Thanks Sean. That's a nice field to fly at.
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    I found out about Ray having the collector rings...

    I found out about Ray having the collector rings but I had already placed the order with Keleo and paid for it so I didn't want to cancel.
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    Thanks for the photos and the info. I'm waiting...

    Thanks for the photos and the info. I'm waiting on the collector ring from Keleo. I ordered it 6 weeks ago so hopefully it will arrive any day. Once I have the collector ring, I'll send the engine...
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    Congrats on the maiden. Sounds awesome!! I'll...

    Congrats on the maiden. Sounds awesome!! I'll be installing the same in my Corsair. Do you have any photos of the engine install?

    Kirk
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    Same here. I've called several times and left...

    Same here. I've called several times and left messages with my return number. No response. I've finally decided to go with another manufacture that at least answers their phone.
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    Actually, as Greg being a Horizon Team member, I...

    Actually, as Greg being a Horizon Team member, I think what he did to his Corsair was perfect. 90% to 95% of people who buy this Corsair will not have the skill, time, motivation, or whatever to...
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    Thanks Greg. Did you hear that I got back the...

    Thanks Greg. Did you hear that I got back the BVM F-86 from Sean? I will be busy with Flite Metal this winter :D

    Kirk
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    The fuse has been wet sanded and ready for the...

    The fuse has been wet sanded and ready for the next steps.

    Kirk

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    It's amazing what one can accomplish with just a...

    It's amazing what one can accomplish with just a couple of hours per day :)
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    Thanks Paul. I learned the micro balloons trick...

    Thanks Paul. I learned the micro balloons trick from a guy who built pylon racers. He knew a lot of tricks on building light and strong. Glad to pass on the knowledge.

    Kirk
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    Thanks. I covered the wing with one sheet of...

    Thanks. I covered the wing with one sheet of glass cloth. What you are seeing is the glass cloth between the rib caps. After sanding, the cloth will be removed between ribs. Last night and this...
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    Wow, that sucks. Sorry to see this.

    Wow, that sucks. Sorry to see this.
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    Nice Greg.

    Nice Greg.
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    Glassing has been completed and the initial...

    Glassing has been completed and the initial sanding with 320 grit has been completed. Primed and ready for wet sanding with 400 grit.

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    Here's a couple of photos of the top and bottom...

    Here's a couple of photos of the top and bottom of a full scale Corsair wing that shows how the fabric is laid out on the wing. Hope this helps.

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    To remove the open bays in the wing you could...

    To remove the open bays in the wing you could remove the wing rib caps and cover with balsa sheeting.

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    Thank Shawn and everyone else that responded. ...

    Thank Shawn and everyone else that responded.

    Actually, I'm not experiencing the water based clear as being softer than the West System epoxy. I'm using the Varathane clear for finishing wood...
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    Shawn and John - below is a photo of the Dap...

    Shawn and John - below is a photo of the Dap product I used. You can get it from Lowe's or Home Depot. It sands like chalk and doesn't gum up the sand paper.

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    1. See above.
    2 .I will...
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