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Old 07-11-2011, 06:57 AM
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I usually get the plane ready for paint. then paint silver where the chart tape is going to be laid. put the chart tape on and paint the airframe. I leave the chart tape on but over time it sometimes will peel, hence the silver underneath.
I was thinking of that too but wasn't sure how well the tape would hold up with the constant expansion and contraction due weather conditions.
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another buddy of mine puts the chart tape over the primer, paints the airplane, removes the tape, and then puts on another coat of paint. result is nice, but I try to minimize the amount of paint I apply.
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Here's the flight when I had my flutter problem...You really can't hear it, and Please ignore the peanut gallery chitter chatter...
http://youtu.be/x8dOvp-CPAQ
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Elevator flutter is a problem. Saw one go in at Warbirds over the rockies, Flutter on my father's, and another one I have seen.
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Elevator flutter is a problem. Saw one go in at Warbirds over the rockies, Flutter on my father's, and another one I have seen.
Yeah, I'm hoping to get into the problem solving mode this week. There's still a few good fly inn's I had hoped to fly her at this summer.. :-(
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Old 07-11-2011, 06:36 PM
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With my speakers up a load as they go did not hear it, but that is just my bad hearing. don't remember what your using for power and how you did your elevator,s but befor tairing into it I would seal the hinge line with some clear tape on the under side to see if that works and of corse double check for any slight play check the push rods and add stifiner as necessary.

Just my 2 penneys worth, and good luck, of corse you can allways pull the left stick back acoupla of clicks

Cheers Bob T
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Minimizing the gap between the stab and the elevators has worked. another fix I saw that worked was to move the elevator servos into the tail.
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Minimizing the gap between the stab and the elevators has worked. another fix I saw that worked was to move the elevator servos into the tail.
That's what we were thinking (moving the servos) she's a great flyer, got to fix her!
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Hate to see you mess up the out side of your bird, T/F designed the kit to work and in most failures it is the builders falt, with that said I would do what I suggested in post # 8045 and above on this page. If you are going to get into her you might as well go with covered hinges more scale like, as you have to much invested to not ID the problem and fix it at the root.
Cutting the hings and pulling the pines is not hard just tedious, just an old mans 2 pennys worth

Cheers Bob T
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Phil

Hate to see you mess up the out side of your bird, T/F designed the kit to work and in most failures it is the builders falt, with that said I would do what I suggested in post # 8045 and above on this page. If you are going to get into her you might as well go with covered hinges more scale like, as you have to much invested to not ID the problem and fix it at the root.
Cutting the hings and pulling the pines is not hard just tedious, just an old mans 2 pennys worth

Cheers Bob T
Thanks Bob. I really neecd to put her under the microscope before I make any real decisions. I hope i get the chance to do just that tonight...
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What are your requirements for membership into the Brotherhood?

I have the TFG 60 size and ESM 50 cc models.

Thanks,

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foremost is the yearning to build and fly a corsair, which says something about your intellect
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Look's like we have two thing's in common there Jimm.
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Hi Jimm

To join the group just pm ctflyboy aka George and he will sign you up and he will explain the lack of rules check back a coupla of pages for one of his post.

cheers Bob T

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Phil

Hate to see you mess up the out side of your bird, T/F designed the kit to work and in most failures it is the builders falt, with that said I would do what I suggested in post # 8045 and above on this page. If you are going to get into her you might as well go with covered hinges more scale like, as you have to much invested to not ID the problem and fix it at the root.
Cutting the hings and pulling the pines is not hard just tedious, just an old mans 2 pennys worth

Cheers Bob T
Thanks Bob. I really neecd to put her under the microscope before I make any real decisions. I hope i get the chance to do just that tonight...
Well, Brothers, she's retired untill this winter. [&o] I took the elevators off but cant really see inside enough to make a repair I'd be happy with for this season. I still have her in one peice, I got some good video of her rippin' it up. We'll see what we're gonna do this building (repair) season.
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Another way to keep the flutter away is to fly it at a scale speed. You are asking a lot from that airframe. But it did look good on the high speed pass.
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Robert it was seeing your Corsair Brotherhood number in your signiture block that let me know there was one.

My first Corsair was the TF Gold in the early 90's when it first came out. I was the envy of many because I had the cockpit and a functioning flap. I could not figure out how to get all three to work from a single servo, which is the way it was configured. The directions back then were a little sparse. I have built two since then (they, like other aircraft have built-in expiration dates) and have another TFG kit waiting.

I started the ESM 50cc Corsair a couple of months ago and working through it but not all ARF’s are made equally. I would be further along but I mentioned (well maybe pleaded) to my wife at how beautiful the GP WACO was and that I already had an engine for it. She got it for me for Father’s Day and the Corsair progress was slowed down.

I am an admitted RC Junkie but my three favorite aircraft are F4U Corsair, WACO YMF, and Super Stearman. I was fortunate enough to set in a full scale F4U-1A in the early 80’s during an air show at what was Hamilton Army Air Field and got Pappy to autograph my log book. I now fly these older aircraft as a tribute those heroes and the aircraft they flew, as I day dream in the safety of the freedom they defended.

I will PM ctflyboy aka George and go back to assembling rather than rambling on here.

Jim "jimm" Melton
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ALERT NEW BROTHER ALERT

LET'S ALL WELCOME Jimm N6iap TO THE BROTHERHOOD your number 71

The BROTHERHOOD NO DUES, NO RULES, NO MEETINGS, NO HASSLES,
JUST A BUNCH OF THE FINEST FELLOWS YOU MAY EVER RUN ACROSS

W E L C O M E
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NAME SCREEN NAME NUMBER ASSIGNED
George Ctflyboy 1
Devens 2
Gibbs Ncis 3 (Deceased) ( RETIRED NUMBER)
David Tomcat 4
Bob RT 5
Winston Cimara 6
Charlie Foxfoto 7
Cliff Cliff 600 8
Tim TIM (Deceased) 9 (RETIRED NUMBER)
Dave D Bronk 10 (Deceased) (RETIRED NUMBER)
Scott Scotty C 11
Mike Wulf 190 12
B Bowen 13
R Schaffer 14
M Callahan 15
Randy Bossman 16
Quinn Corsairkidd 17
Scott Sbleile 18
Ron Flytoolow 19
Phil Fili 20
R Monty 1 21
Mike Corsairbrotherhood 22
(NUMBERS 23 & 24) not used
Kelly Thunderbolt 25
Sam DaddySam 26
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Howie Texasskydiver 36
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Nick Frisconick 44
Nick M3guy100 48
Scott Fly 2xs 49
Gary M Gary M 50
Don Airboss45 51
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Jim JazzRC 54
Jack JSCogin 55
Robert Acerc 56
Nchrome 57
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Bob nauticom 60
mrrandyman 61
Tracey Pilox 62
Waltbird 63
Joe Thunderthud 1 64
John Budmo 65
Booker-RCU 66
Craig Crumpler 67
John JRM 23 68
Buckmeister 69
Steve smkrcflyer 70
Jimm N6iap 71


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... I started the ESM 50cc Corsair a couple of months ago and working through it but not all ARF’s are made equally. I would be further along but I mentioned (well maybe pleaded) to my wife at how beautiful the GP WACO was and that I already had an engine for it. She got it for me for Father’s Day and the Corsair progress was slowed down. . . .
Welcome aboard Jim M! The ESM Corsair should be as easy as my Byron's Corsair. Just a couple of fiberglass parts and foam wings!
(All three (Byron's/Iron Bay, Top Flite Giant Scale, ESM) are abouth the same size)
You should do a seperate Build Thread on your ESM Build that would help other people who are also building it!
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Welcom Jim


And like scott said do start a new thread with lots of pic's it will help outhers, and let the old duffers to make comments

Also post hear if you run into a bump, and some one will help out

Cheers Bob T

Scott are you going to make it over to rivertown days sat.
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Back a few post some one ask if any one was flying there birds. Well I got mine out to day and got in a great flight, my ctp was my spotter and he was a little grumpy that I was not flying out a bit farther, and do to a new pita nabor we have a new NO FLY zone so the landing aproch was a bit off and steep so I got acoupla of good bounces not to hi just bounces,exercised the struts a bit, so all is good, everything is in one pice.
Now why I hate plastic covering even more we blew a 4 /x 20 pice from the left side and 3 more seams have let go. Will have to see if I want to strip glass and paint or just patch and seal the seams with nail polish

That it from fly over land

Cheers Bob T
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