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    Balancing a corsair, or any other rearward...

    Balancing a corsair, or any other rearward retract bird, with the legs down, will make her tail heavy with dire results when retracted, Balance in flying attitude, Then, when the gear comes...
  2. Just an appetizer for the lucky guys who are...

    Just an appetizer for the lucky guys who are attending this years show, this is the sort of thing you can expect,
    http://player.vimeo.com/video/93587997
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    apologies, by the way, this threads been of great...

    apologies, by the way, this threads been of great help, did not mean to hi jack it, Will takes some pictures of the old girl, when i get the chance
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    Thats the rub, to get a decent amount of anything...

    Thats the rub, to get a decent amount of anything in the stab/fuzz join, it will have to be very thin, both stabs are loose on this junction, but i think the carbon spar, or whatever it is at the...
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    Had a look today, no spars at all, but there...

    Had a look today, no spars at all, but there looks to be a carbon shaft near the T.E. Might be a spar of sorts, but dont know how far it goes into the stabs, looks like 2 pieces of L shaped wire...
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    Got a dremel, not a bad idea, i have access to...

    Got a dremel, not a bad idea, i have access to high grade carbon rod, in various diameters, No idea what the glue was, its an old model, Know more tonght, when i see it, many thanks guys,msome...
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    Even all that time ago, i just cannot believe...

    Even all that time ago, i just cannot believe they used one slim rear spar, jeez ! Many thanks, its a shame, but it looks like the tails comng out, i am thinking of setting up in a jig, on V...
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    Found it, page 4, i must have skipped a page, so,...

    Found it, page 4, i must have skipped a page, so, it seems it comes with a rear spar,but no forward one? I am going over too look at it tomorow night, i will try to take some pictures with the...
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    I have yet to go look at the model, cant...

    I have yet to go look at the model, cant believevthetes no soar, so, theres a history of this model losing its tail? Worrying, i dud look through the thread, i didnt see the mod you mention, it...
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    Guys, could you run through the fitting of the...

    Guys, could you run through the fitting of the tailplane to the fusealge for me, friend of mine nearly lost his re-vamped byron corsair at the weekend, lot of tail flutter, it looks like the taiplane...
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    Any help? http://americanpioneerhobbies.com

    Any help? http://americanpioneerhobbies.com
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    This is fast becoming a museum piece,

    This is fast becoming a museum piece,
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    Ours was set at 6" gear up, it was not comfy to...

    Ours was set at 6" gear up, it was not comfy to fly, but safe, a lot of ballast was removed, Can i suggest you make access, to removevsome ballast, if she flies nose heavy, Looking more than...
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    Ours was set at 6" gear up, it was not comfy to...

    Ours was set at 6" gear up, it was not comfy to fly, but safe, a lot of ballast was removed, Can i suggest you make access, to removevsome ballast, if she flies nose heavy, Looking more than...
  15. My TA152 with an OS 120 on 10% nitro fuel does...

    My TA152 with an OS 120 on 10% nitro fuel does not afect the covering, but now and again, i have to tack the trailing edges down and thecseams, done at a medium setting wirh a sock on the iron, its...
  16. i use the mag engines, once the starting...

    i use the mag engines, once the starting technique is mastered, they will start very easily, i recently gave a tutition on here in notifications, a spring starter is usefull, but not for me, ...
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    No problem getting off with the 38s, probs are...

    No problem getting off with the 38s, probs are 20x8 menz on the B25, 18x10 3 bladers on the DC3, the Dak has to have 18", simply because theres no further clearance to the fuselage!! The diam...
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    Plenty of power, most of the flight is made at...

    Plenty of power, most of the flight is made at half throttle, full is only used at take off, The 38 is used over here on all the ziroli twins ive seen, its simple, easy to maintain, and very well...
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    Alans has zenoha 38s fitted, with stainless steel...

    Alans has zenoha 38s fitted, with stainless steel prob hubs,made by me,to get a bit of weight forward, batterys are abc life batteries, not much weight to those, so they are on the CG, Balance was...
  20. Has this gentleman got what you want? ...

    Has this gentleman got what you want?

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-5-Scale-PICA-WW2-SPITFIRE-MK-IX-R-C-Model-Airplane-Kit-Extras-/181716546078

    perhaps he could copy, or has he got 2 sets? I...
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    Would the ziroli one not fit?

    Would the ziroli one not fit?
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    About the plan CG, we think it a tad on the safe...

    About the plan CG, we think it a tad on the safe side, we balanced Alans as per plan, gear up, and flew it, as with the first one, ( sadly lost on test flying) it was noticably nose heavy, we...
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    Be carefull wirh this model, the kits were...

    Be carefull wirh this model, the kits were produced as very much a family thing, check wing/ tail incidences, check the sections of wing actualy match up, Line the tips up with an incidence meter...
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    I hate hinging control surfaces

    I hate hinging control surfaces
  25. hendon is very good, but, its full of dead moths,...

    hendon is very good, but, its full of dead moths, neccasary for preservation, But not for me, Better, is shuttleworth collection, at old warden, in bigglswade ( now theres a name) Everything...
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