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Old 09-26-2019, 03:51 PM
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I was hoping you had vacuformed some and would send me a set!!
Old 09-28-2019, 09:44 AM
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I did some quick and dirty inner door panel but I got the cylinders working. I hate electric gear but I hate servos on gear doors even more
Old 10-04-2019, 12:03 PM
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Looks good Matt. Balsa door liners?
Old 10-04-2019, 01:18 PM
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Nailed it!
How did you make them?
Old 10-07-2019, 12:19 PM
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Thanks guys, just some 3/16 balsa. I don't like the weave showing through, I think I will use some typing paper just to cover it up, that will probably look scale after the paper gets wonky
Old 12-04-2019, 07:49 AM
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I went to fly mine last weekend and noticed that the left leading edge of the wing center section was starting to split. Has anyone else heard of this happening?
I need to do a few paint touch ups, anyone know of a gloss blue paint that closely matches this model?
Old 12-04-2019, 07:55 AM
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I had a single stage automotive paint mixed for me. You can get smaller quantities. Requires a catalyst.
Old 12-04-2019, 10:18 AM
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Originally Posted by heirmeistr View Post
I went to fly mine last weekend and noticed that the left leading edge of the wing center section was starting to split. Has anyone else heard of this happening?
I need to do a few paint touch ups, anyone know of a gloss blue paint that closely matches this model?
my first one did that. I suspect it was from a hard landing. I wicked some ca in the crack and a little touch up paint it was fine.
Old 12-04-2019, 08:55 PM
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Thank you Mirored, I may have to try that paint mixture.
Todd D - Others at my field thought the crack could be from a hard landing, or maybe a high stress maneuver, or the retract putting stress on the wing.
I haven't had what I would call a hard landing so not sure. I have removed the left landing gear and plan on applying some 30 min epoxy mixed with some shredded fiberglass from the inside in that area. The rest will have to be done the best I can from the outside.
Old 12-31-2019, 04:36 PM
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Since the only exposed linkages on the model are for the ailerons, I thought I would change those to RDS. I also like to make surfaces removable when I can, and that is especially important on RDS installs.

I start by finding the point where the surface will pivot, generally right at the center of the radius of the round surface "nose". I then glue the surface down in front of a couple of engineered blocks (3d printed) that guide a long brass drill down hinge line. Not easy




The hinges are just mocked into place to measure the height of the hinge opening over the reference surface, just to make sure the brass tube is exactly inline with that hinge axis.

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Old 02-07-2020, 06:03 PM
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The 0.055" music wire pin now goes through the center of the hinge line.
Old 02-07-2020, 06:04 PM
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I made a small jig to align the hinges and se the correct depth while the glue cures on one side

Old 02-07-2020, 06:06 PM
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I then printed another jig to hold the surface vertically to route out the RDS hinge pocket (no ugly horns/linkages sticking out)


Old 02-07-2020, 06:10 PM
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This routed pocket goes deep into the surface. Typically, gluing in this pocket is hell, but here I printed a little jig that centers the formica RDS pocket and holds it at the correct depth. This also keeps the formica slot cleared of glue. Super important to keep the glue out of the pocket.


Old 02-08-2020, 01:33 PM
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Originally Posted by hmauldin View Post
Mr John Redman, is there anyone still building and flying the Hangar9 60cc Corsair? If so, are the Robart 150 electric retracts being used and have they been successful?
I've read a lot of post and reviews on the failure of the electric actuators.
I have the Corsair, FG90, and am installing the Robart retracts.
Thanks, Hoyt M
Ive seen too many problems with electric retracts. Ill use pneumatics for mine.
im using a Saito FG84-R3.

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I have this one that has an FG90R3. I am using Sierra air retracts, more robust and reliable than Robarts (in my opinion). I also have a second one in the original blue scheme with an FG84R3 and Sierra landing gear.
Old 02-09-2020, 08:03 AM
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Originally Posted by mirored View Post
I have this one that has an FG90R3. I am using Sierra air retracts, more robust and reliable than Robarts (in my opinion). I also have a second one in the original blue scheme with an FG84R3 and Sierra landing gear.
Looks fantastic. Do you fly with that opening canopy just slid shut?
Old 02-09-2020, 08:26 AM
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Originally Posted by mr_matt View Post
Looks fantastic. Do you fly with that opening canopy just slid shut?
It has a magnet that holds it shut. I generally don't trust it so I use a small piece of tape for assurance.
Old 02-09-2020, 01:33 PM
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In Case your interested in following along.

Old 02-09-2020, 02:27 PM
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Thanks for posting the video! I am getting ready to start/resume my Corsair build and I look forward to seeing the gear doors finished up with the servos installed.
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Old 02-11-2020, 09:49 AM
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Originally Posted by spitfire66 View Post
Thanks for posting the video! I am getting ready to start/resume my Corsair build and I look forward to seeing the gear doors finished up with the servos installed.
Thanks! It's a nice treat to build something other than a Turbine Aircraft/Jet! Makes me have to think again!
Old 02-11-2020, 10:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Canadian Man View Post
Thanks! It's a nice treat to build something other than a Turbine Aircraft/Jet! Makes me have to think again!
I built one of these and the kit was so bad that smallest parts would take a world of time to make it good. At the end, I decided to just close my eyes and let the glue cure! But, it flew good.

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Old 02-15-2020, 01:47 PM
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Ran into some quality issues today with the small parts. Will discuss in next video but I know what you mean.
Video 2 is up.

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