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Old 11-22-2020, 06:45 AM
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Has anyone done any wing loading calcs on your planes? Just wondering what you are coming up with.

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Old 11-22-2020, 08:20 AM
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Originally Posted by ram3500-RCU View Post
Well, we were able to get her ready for her first appearance, The Alliance Balsa Bees Bog Bird fly-in. Not quite ready for flight, we were ready for the first engine start. It went very well. I was able to run the engine three time during the day, and taxi up and down the flight line. It was the first time seeing and hearing the Moki 250 for all but a couple in the crowd. She was a big hit. What an impressive plane.
That is a beautiful bird!
Old 11-23-2020, 06:44 AM
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Yeah, this really looks incredible....every bit the real thing. Congrats !

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Old 11-23-2020, 03:37 PM
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Thank you! I was pretty happy with the end result myself.
Old 02-02-2021, 07:26 AM
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Another cowl flap system coming together.

Ready for hinges.
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Old 02-02-2021, 07:33 AM
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Another view.
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Old 02-04-2021, 10:55 AM
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First time as a separate unit. The flap system ready for the cable guides. I do all of this before cutting them apart.
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Old 06-01-2021, 11:24 AM
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Kens finally flew the coop! Second flight was even better!
Huge warbird, Gas radial, whats not to like?
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Old 09-13-2021, 01:56 PM
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A sad day for Monster Corsairs with Mokis
Old 09-13-2021, 06:01 PM
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Amazing airplanes! Iím envious and maybe someday I can get one. Have you looked at the air safe unit from booma rc that will blow the gear down at minimum psi? Iím not sure if that helps you or not, just a thought. I will have air retracts on one of my hangar 9 corsairs and I think I will use that setup. Thanks for posting the video. Really cool to see 3 in the air. Was the first Corsair ok after the hard landing?
Old 09-14-2021, 07:07 AM
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Ill suggest that to the owner.

Yes, the first one landed very hard, but nothing broken, surprisingly! Its cowl came loose, you can see it when I zoom in on its nose.
Old 10-03-2021, 10:06 PM
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Hello, is it possible to order this? the manufacturer's site no longer exists

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Here ya go Gary , Brian and Dom
As requested here is the more scale exhaust stacks for the Corsair.
I will have them ready for you in time for TG.
I hope you like them.

Can't wait to here the Moki pure thru these pipes.
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Old 10-13-2021, 08:40 AM
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I have a Carf Corsair that the leading edge wing dowels are starting to get worn. I got a replacement 3/8" solid carbon rod that I am going to drill out the old dowels and replace with new.

Wondering if any others have seen this wear pattern on the dowels and what you did to repair.

Also have you done any other modification to attaching the leading edge of the wing?



These are the two carbon dowels that are wearing out on the leading edge of the wing.

A close up view of the worn carbon dowel.

This is the receiving end on the fuselage for the two carbon dowels on the leading edge of the wing.
Old 10-13-2021, 08:53 AM
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What I've done in the past is to use a rectangular section of Air Craft ply. Attach this to the wing section and cut a rectangular bit on the Fuse. Works pretty well and seemed to wear better than just the dowels.
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I had to make a jig and drill out the old ones. Bought a 4 ft solid 3/8” carbon rod to make new pins. Will use the jig for fitting and gluing in the new ones. This was a real pita to do getting the old ones drilled out straight. Got it done and it fits like a glove now! Can't wait to get this bird back in the air!



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