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Old 08-25-2013, 01:52 PM
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the builders manual your referring to is basically the plans sheets there is a small sheet of basic suggestions included in the kit but nothing like a booklet like Top Flight has.

is your plane built already? if so then 25% of the wing root is a good starting point for the CG if you have a set of plans there on them should be on the profile view of the fuse, uswing sells plans on ebay with the instructions for about 25$
Old 08-25-2013, 05:55 PM
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Email me at [email protected] and I'll send you the instructions. The CG should be on the plans.

Cheers,
Old 08-25-2013, 08:13 PM
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A quick note. A couple of weeks ago, I picked up the new 1/32 scale plastic model of the F4U-1 Birdcage Corsair by Tamiya. Included was a color 4 view (top, bottom, left, right). I did a comparison to the factory fuselage coordinates, and it has the most accurate outline I've come across to date. The only exception is the bottom of the tail cone, which they have flat from the arresting hook on back. I've never seen another drawing or photo like this, but who knows. The only other caveat is that the drawings are only at about 1/51 scale. I read somewhere that Tamiya did new research including 6 Corsairs here in the US and Canada. The quality of the kit is very good, and would make a good additional reference source.

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Old 08-25-2013, 09:34 PM
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it would be interesting to see how close the Royal plans are to the Tamaya drawings in scale fidelity
Old 08-26-2013, 08:23 AM
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I don't have a scan of the 1/8 Royal to compare it with. Here's a scan of the left side view.




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Old 12-05-2013, 11:08 AM
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Old 12-06-2013, 05:15 AM
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Merry Christmas you crazy model makers! I wouldn't have dreamed anyone posts here still....that said, what has happened here as far as building anything? I am curious. It is building season, so I hope someone is building something (that does not include screwing an electric motor into an already built toy plane)!! E : )
Old 12-07-2013, 09:06 AM
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For comparison's sake there are Royal/Marutaka and Brian Taylor plans for the 1/8 size Corsair available for download on outerzone.co.uk. The Royal version's nose always looked like the diameter was a little on the large side to me. An older friend of mine that flew them for the Marines in WW2 noticed the same thing. Would be nice if someone could determine which one is more scale. I know there are fans of both so to each his own. Merry Christmas all!
Old 11-19-2015, 07:03 PM
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Any new contributions?
Old 11-19-2015, 10:26 PM
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A couple of photos of my latest Corsair Wheels. Now if I could only master this wax filament for casting!




Happy Thanks Giving!!!

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Old 01-22-2017, 11:18 PM
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What percentage were royal plans blown up for this build?
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Originally Posted by I-fly-any-and-all View Post
What percentage were royal plans blown up for this build?
From 1/8th scale to 1/6th scale = 133.3%
Old 09-26-2018, 07:41 AM
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Dear Corsair builders,

As I was surfing the net for my next project I found this amazing built thread.
I just can't stop reading it. I can see that this thread as been started some years ago, I was wondering how many corsairs are now flying out off this project.
I must admit, I am willing to jump in.
are the plans/ kits available? definitely deeply interested.
pls feel free to PM me.

best regards,
Jerome
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HI guys,

Sorry to dig up this old thread, but I believe that this is the only group of people that can really help with this level of detail.

This little eyebrow panel. I know the way I have it built looks backwards (the raised section should be on the same side as the knob) but the drawing I found looks different. Has anybody noted this before? Thanks



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Not sure I understand the question but maybe these will help?









Old 03-10-2021, 11:23 AM
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UDAMAN Chad! Beat me to it. I am away from home and don't have access to my cockpit pictures or videos so I am glad you replied to help him out.

All my best to you and yours,
Richard
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Hi yes thanks for those pictures, I have a lot of those too. I was looking at this drawing.....unless there is a mistake in this drawing or I am reading it wrong......look at the little vent holes

Old 01-28-2022, 11:33 AM
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Did any on these Corsairs on this thread get built and flown?
Old 02-02-2022, 05:28 AM
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I'm wondering to they are great planes.

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