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08-02-2012, 06:41 AM
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Posted By RCPILOT78

RE: GROUP BUILD - Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair

Just a thought.................Flying war birds especially the Corsair requires throttle and elevator control. My TF Corsair has been flying for the past 5+ years. I fly it regularly and it has...
02-14-2012, 02:46 PM
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Posted By RCPILOT78

RE: GROUP BUILD - Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair

DaddySam..Thanks again for the new pics...... I did them exactly the way you show and they work. I have been trying to put doors on mine since I built it about 4 years ago and I finally got...
02-04-2012, 06:01 AM
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Posted By RCPILOT78

RE: GROUP BUILD - Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair

DaddySam thanks for the info I thought that was the system you used but I never saw it work so smooth. Thats the system I am currently installing and thanks for the pic. it illustrates the...
02-02-2012, 02:36 PM
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Posted By RCPILOT78

RE: GROUP BUILD - Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair

DaddySam ... working gear and doors look great ... What type of actuation did you use for your gear doors ? they seem to work so smooth.

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07-07-2011, 06:09 PM
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Posted By RCPILOT78

RE: GROUP BUILD - Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair

FLY2XF.......I did about the same amount of damage in the same areas about 3 years ago....that is fixable......my bird is still flying..... the fix was just fine in fact I corrected some areas in the...
01-18-2011, 06:10 PM
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Posted By RCPILOT78

RE: GROUP BUILD - Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair

the plans are wrong .........I had to scratch build my own flaps ...I originally followed the plans and had to redesign a new set.....
06-15-2010, 08:49 PM
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Posted By RCPILOT78

RE: GROUP BUILD - Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair

TBOLT 47 yes the corsair can be a hand full mostly with cross winds....Mine flies like a dream with calm winds, or a brisk wind down the runway....but be ready to use your skills with the CROSS...
05-21-2010, 10:00 PM
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Posted By RCPILOT78

RE: GROUP BUILD - Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair

FTmustang65......Welcome to the build....... I built mine 4 years ago and still am enjoying it....in fact today I just finished a mod...I turned mine into F4u-4...by adding the chin scoop and the...
05-11-2010, 02:38 PM
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Posted By RCPILOT78

RE: GROUP BUILD - Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair

dymers0403


I have a topflite corsair and yes it seems that you have to come in a little hot on the landing approach............... My corsair is 4 years old and has many many flights but yes...
02-17-2010, 11:10 PM
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Posted By RCPILOT78

RE: GROUP BUILD - Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair

Welcome CZECH Republic......great photos and videos.....glad to see that you are having fun with your Corsair.......hope you teach those young boys how to fly and enjoy this great hobby........ ...
01-05-2010, 11:43 AM
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RE: GROUP BUILD - Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair

rt3232....Sorry about the dig......I feel for you guys up there I have several friends from up you way and its no picnic.....but to ease your sorrow the next day after that photo the temp down here...
01-02-2010, 11:25 PM
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Posted By RCPILOT78

RE: GROUP BUILD - Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair

Hello ..another year and good building and flying to all...for all you flyers up north I feel for you the weather has sure put an end to flying. down here in Florida though it is flying as...
12-11-2009, 02:10 PM
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Posted By RCPILOT78

RE: GROUP BUILD - Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair

fly2xs..........You can use a 5" wheel I have a pair on mine....you have to trim away a slight taper to the main spar and the wheel will clear... make sure the wheel bay is large enough for the wheel...
09-10-2009, 03:43 PM
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Posted By RCPILOT78

RE: GROUP BUILD - Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair

you guys are right on all counts to avoid the bounce....I have over 55 flights on mine and the suggestions you quote are all good....My Corsair is nose heavy GREAT for partial power decents very...
06-05-2009, 08:44 AM
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Posted By RCPILOT78

RE: GROUP BUILD - Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair

((((((( 25 LBS..)))))))) you need a trophy for probably the lightest TopFlite Corsair in town........Idon't think I could have attained that weight if I( Monocoted) mine.... I don't have gear doors...
01-05-2009, 11:35 PM
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Posted By RCPILOT78

RE: GROUP BUILD - Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair

To all who are getting started....I agree with MIKE....plan ahead.. try to keep it around 30 lbs it flys great at this weight.. mine is a little over 2 years old now..many flights...I dusted it off...
12-29-2008, 10:31 PM
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Posted By RCPILOT78

RE: GROUP BUILD - Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair

I use Kroylon spray can primer....but you can use any popular brand primer...even automotive primer whatever is compatable with your final paint color...
12-29-2008, 05:56 PM
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Posted By RCPILOT78

RE: GROUP BUILD - Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair

MIKE I used the gloss...it dosen't matter because after the final coats you peel off the tape and leave the imprsssion of the panal line anyway....
12-29-2008, 05:05 PM
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Posted By RCPILOT78

RE: GROUP BUILD - Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair

MIKE..... Type in CHARTPAK GRAPHIC TAPE....it will take you to a web sight that sells all sizes of of tape....I believe the campany SUPPLIESNET.COM
11-18-2008, 09:47 PM
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Posted By RCPILOT78

RE: GROUP BUILD - Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair

I had one of those engines back in the 70's I had it in a Sterlling Stearman...all I can say is it was a great running engine you can get it to idle so slow you can count the prop blades..once both...
09-27-2008, 03:10 PM
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Posted By RCPILOT78

RE: GROUP BUILD - Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair

NCIS..If I remember the plans said that if you intend to put a full cockpit you can omit the floor...I built mine and did not put in the floor , it made no difference in the constructon by leaving...
09-27-2008, 08:52 AM
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Posted By RCPILOT78

RE: GROUP BUILD - Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair

NCIS..I kept the plan offset and it looks ok......however I replaced the 1/4 inch fire wall with a 1/2 inch one.
09-22-2008, 09:21 PM
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Posted By RCPILOT78

RE: GROUP BUILD - Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair

Hey guys anyone flying their corsair...I took mine out today haven't flown it in a while and I forgot just how great a performer this plane is !!! I am taking it to Pensacola Fl. the first weekend...
09-11-2008, 08:21 PM
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Posted By RCPILOT78

RE: GROUP BUILD - Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair

Hello JON...on this date 9/11 I am reading your message...I won't be able to purchase your plane.but I am impressed to read that you have chosen to again serve...and put your life on hold...for our...
06-10-2008, 09:38 PM
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Posted By RCPILOT78

RE: GROUP BUILD - Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair

Todd..go with the leading edge of the wing thats where I ballanced from and I have no problem with CG...at 5-1/4 inches
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