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06-02-2012, 06:23 AM
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Posted By devens

RE: GROUP BUILD - Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair

Well I ahve my Corsair up in the marketplac is anyone is interested in it.

http://www.rcuniverse.com/market/item.cfm?itemID=847420
08-27-2011, 07:55 AM
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Posted By devens

RE: GROUP BUILD - Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair

http://www.rcuniverse.com/market/item.cfm?itemId=776179

I just put mine up for sale. Check it out
07-26-2011, 05:38 PM
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Posted By devens

RE: GROUP BUILD - Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair

Thanks Bob! I could trim my choke linkage but it is not noticeable when on the wheels with the cowl on and I like having a easy access choke.
07-26-2011, 05:33 PM
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Posted By devens

RE: GROUP BUILD - Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair

Thanks Bob! I got the engine started and ran her for 3 tanks. Puuurs like a kitten and has 0 loading during idel. Ran out of time and it has been 97 with mega humidity here but I will fly her...
07-24-2011, 05:49 PM
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Posted By devens

RE: GROUP BUILD - Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair

here is my throttle linkage. I pryed off the smal metal horns and replaced them with the large zenoha arms. One came with the engine and one I bought.
07-16-2011, 06:11 PM
07-07-2011, 05:37 PM
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Posted By devens

RE: GROUP BUILD - Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair

damn man! Looks like fire wood to me. I wouldn't chance fixing that kind of damage on a giant scale plane. I might be too conservative. Sorry about the crash.
07-01-2011, 03:00 PM
06-29-2011, 01:36 PM
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Posted By devens

RE: GROUP BUILD - Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair

Bob,

no worries. I have 2lbs of lead bolted to my firewall so a steel plate would help but I would need more. I will post some pics "I hope" of my weight. I plan to shim it off the firewall...
06-29-2011, 01:31 PM
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06-29-2011, 04:09 AM
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Posted By devens

RE: GROUP BUILD - Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair

Bob, my weight is on the firewall. If I move it inboard it will take more weight than I have now.
06-27-2011, 05:15 PM
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Posted By devens

RE: GROUP BUILD - Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair

Bob,

Thanks for the info.

On the balance... I am still tail heavy with 2 lbs on the firewall. I will recheck before I change anything but I plan to shim out my wieght with wood to move...
06-26-2011, 03:47 PM
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Posted By devens

RE: GROUP BUILD - Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair

Thanks for all the compliments. What are yiou doing for a start sequence? I have never had a zenoha.
06-26-2011, 03:44 PM
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Posted By devens

RE: GROUP BUILD - Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair

I am using Robart hinges. Do you concider them sport hinges?
06-26-2011, 05:05 AM
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Posted By devens

RE: GROUP BUILD - Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair

Here are some more pics. I am really happy with the way the access door on the side that hides my switches, fuel fill, air fill, and pressure gauge turned out.
06-26-2011, 04:58 AM
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Posted By devens

RE: GROUP BUILD - Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair

Ok here are some pics in the driveway. I have the 19/10 3 blade on it for the photo shoot. I will maiden with a 22/10. She weights 32lbs with 2 lbs of lead in the nose.

I checked the...
06-25-2011, 04:12 PM
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Posted By devens

RE: GROUP BUILD - Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair

Ok, I had never heard of sealing warbird hinges. Just checking. I have my Corsair ready to run the motor a little then maiden. IK had it at a flyin today to run the motor and ground check it then...
06-24-2011, 07:00 PM
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06-14-2011, 05:50 PM
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Posted By devens

RE: GROUP BUILD - Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair

Thanks for the links for the ordanence. I think I will wait till next season. I want to fly her right now.
06-14-2011, 03:47 AM
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Posted By devens

RE: GROUP BUILD - Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair

I have a set of ziroli p47 tanks. Wish they made corsair tanks
06-13-2011, 05:12 AM
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Posted By devens

RE: GROUP BUILD - Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair

These pics are all from my basement where I am setting the CG. I will have an all up weight soon also. I also promise some nice outdoor pics with the sun lighting her up.
06-13-2011, 05:05 AM
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Posted By devens

RE: GROUP BUILD - Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair

I have 41/2yrs building this thing so panel lines were cut out. I have detailed trim tabs, simulated fabric cover outerwing panel, guns, scale m arkings =, fabric covered fight surfaces,scale gear...
06-11-2011, 07:49 AM
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Posted By devens

RE: GROUP BUILD - Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair

Ayone using a 3 blade Biela Prop? If so what size?
06-11-2011, 07:14 AM
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Posted By devens

RE: GROUP BUILD - Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair

Her is the first of many. Uploading photos here is very slow here so I am going to be updasting the thread often in the next couple weeks.
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