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Another box of WOOD( Giant TF F-4U)

Old 11-24-2010, 04:29 PM
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Default Another box of WOOD( Giant TF F-4U)

My PC has been down[:@] I started building a new KIT from TF. This should be fun. I started it Nov. 21 and have to get you up dated. I will show you some of the way's that I build so don't miss out . Pic's to come
I might even let you know what it is.
Larry K
Old 11-24-2010, 04:55 PM
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Do you have any IDEA
Old 11-24-2010, 04:58 PM
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Well did you see anything you could use on your next build Hey Pic's are worth a 1000 words
Later back to the building board
Larry

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Old 11-24-2010, 05:02 PM
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Another Corsair.

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Old 11-24-2010, 05:16 PM
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Default RE: Another box of WOOD( Giant TF F-4U)

Very Nice Larry,
It's not a Waco but at least it has a round engine. I have thought about that Corsair myself a few times. I sent I don't know how many e-mails to Top Flite asking for a Giant Scale P-40 Kit and woudn't you know it they produced an ARF[:@]. If they want me to buy a kit it will have to be a Giant P-40 kit, nothing more nothing less.
Enjoy the build I will be wacthing.
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Old 11-24-2010, 05:30 PM
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This is what happens with a little planning A little glue might help.
HEY the Waco is still hanging in the shop. WRONG Pic[:@]
Old 11-24-2010, 05:43 PM
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I tell you this is a nice kit. I can not believe the wood in it, and how well it has been punched out. Hey what can you ask, for It Is A Kit. Man there are not many out there any more. The Man wanted it built for him and here I go. I just hope I don't do like a lot of the old fart's do before I get it done
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Old 11-24-2010, 06:33 PM
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At least it's not an ARF
Old 11-24-2010, 10:00 PM
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Roger that
Old 11-25-2010, 12:49 AM
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Can't go wrong with a box of wood. Long live the builders!!

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Old 11-25-2010, 01:19 AM
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Hey Larry,
been a while since we talked. I am still in Afghanistan for another Thanksgiving. I will be watching and trying to learn something.
Old 11-25-2010, 08:59 AM
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It has been a while, I hope to get some good pic's of the build. I am supposed to get a TFGE 1/7 P51 to build and am going to put it on the same thread. I should be busy for a while. Then I will call this thread a 51 4U
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Old 11-25-2010, 09:07 AM
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Love TF kits.....never tackled the F4U though. Keep us posted!
Old 11-25-2010, 09:33 AM
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I sure wish you had chosen the Spitfire. That's the one I have my eye on as soon as I finish my SwitchBack. However, I want to see how well the Corsair goes together. Top-Flight looks like a good company to deal with.

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Old 11-25-2010, 12:11 PM
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Well Tom
I build what the custumer wants This is how I stay in the hobby, building and repairing for other people. Not much time to fly [:@] but a lot of building and repairs.
Larry K
Old 11-25-2010, 12:59 PM
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Thanks for letting me know Larry. I guess there isn't a lot of guys doing that. Anyway, I hope you can let me know how the T-F kit goes together. I don't have a lot of experience with building them with one ARF J-3 Cub, which is balsa, and now this SwitchBack Sr. which is going pretty well so far.

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Old 11-25-2010, 05:40 PM
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I have been busy The weights that i use are 5lb lead and barbell weights. I pre cut templates to make all joints as close as I can while glueing. It take time and practice to get in the grove and build only 65 years or so.
Well to let you know , I do have a P 40 .15 size that I am building in my spre time.
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Old 11-25-2010, 05:42 PM
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My what a mess in this room
Old 11-25-2010, 05:44 PM
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And those little bar clamps work great when you need another hand
Old 11-25-2010, 05:50 PM
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Rubber bands and all
Old 11-25-2010, 06:32 PM
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i can see in the pictures on post 19 that the wing ribs have the little jig tabs on the bottom for keeping the twist out, but what about the rest of the top flight kits, for those of you that have built them? i'm looking at the Spit. for my next project. she won't get in the air anytime soon, due to no motor and robarts for her; i'm still getting used to low wing planes and bipes, so that's kind of a good thing. i was curious before i go out and purchase it, how nice it is in that way. i have nothing to keep the ribs correct, other than a nice flat work bench, and being my favorite WB, i would hate to jack it up.
Old 11-25-2010, 07:05 PM
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Most kits I have built from TF have the tab's or a jig to set the wing on. A lot of people buy a wing jig to build on or build one. I go by the design of the wing and make what I need from scrap wood from the kit. You can not believe what you can make from the scrap, That will work as great supports for your build. A little forthought will get you a lot of tools you need with out going into a big expence.
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Old 11-25-2010, 07:38 PM
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Do I see Ambroid in use?

Can you plank the Corsair? This early TF P40 came out light with sanding and doping the planking.
Old 11-25-2010, 07:53 PM
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I have used Amdriod and Testors but not lately Some times I think it is better than sniffing CA
Larry K
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I noticed the yellowish color of the glue on some of the joints and thought it was Ambroid. Titebond maybe? Anyway...Good luck with the build!

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