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Old 02-25-2003, 10:21 AM
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Hi Guys...

Im building a Kyosho F4U ARF, and have a problem fitting an in cowl (my build) into my model.
I used a commercial header and pitts style can muffler in my TF P51 that works a treat. Unfortunately there is no room in my F4U as per the attached drawing.

Has anyone done this? All your idea's and comments are appreciated.

Key to the drawing...
  • Cyan - Glass firewall of F4U.
  • Red - Glass filled motor mounts.
  • White - ASP 61 Aii engine.
  • Magenta - Self made header.
  • Yellow - Cowl mounting ring (Plywood).
  • Green - First cut at a muffler outline.
  • Dark Blue - Cowl extremity.

Cheers!

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Old 02-25-2003, 05:21 PM
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I don't think I completely understand. Does the exhaust HAVE to exit the bottom center? Can't you just move the muffler over to where the engines header is?
Old 02-25-2003, 07:50 PM
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looks to me you could just turn that muffler around and conect to the header
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Old 02-26-2003, 02:09 AM
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Default In cowl muffler build problem?

Thanks for your replies Guys...

Im used to building headers and exhaust systems for larger aircraft, so this little F4U was a bit of a challenge.

I have opted to bite the bullet and spend $$ on a J-Tec pitts style muffler, connected directly to the exhaust of the .61.

Cheers...

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Well, that was easy....

Let's go get a beer.
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MinnFlyer...

What a great idea!

Make mine a 'Jack'...

Cheers

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