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Old 01-22-2020, 07:08 PM
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Old 01-23-2020, 12:07 PM
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Now that is what I'm talking about. A thing of beauty. Great looking bird.
Old 01-23-2020, 12:40 PM
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Nice work Remaking. She sure looks like she was in the Pacific

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Old 01-24-2020, 02:31 PM
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I have a new in box kit, Robart retracts, and Robart 5" wheels. If anyone is interested in purchasing them, let me know.
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Old 02-20-2020, 08:49 AM
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I probably asked this before, but I can't find it or the answer. What are the dimensions of the plans for the TF GE GS Corsair? It looks like the plans tat are in the PDF of the manual can be blown up to 400% to be the correct size, but knowing the actual size, outer black line to outer black line, can make it easier to get it printed out. At some point I will cut a short kit for this on my laser, but need the plans to verify the parts are the correct size.
Old 02-25-2020, 11:30 AM
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Originally Posted by acdii View Post
I probably asked this before, but I can't find it or the answer. What are the dimensions of the plans for the TF GE GS Corsair? It looks like the plans tat are in the PDF of the manual can be blown up to 400% to be the correct size, but knowing the actual size, outer black line to outer black line, can make it easier to get it printed out. At some point I will cut a short kit for this on my laser, but need the plans to verify the parts are the correct size.
Wing plan is 43 & 3/4" wide, 35" tall
Fuse plan is 44 & 1/4" wide, 35" tall
(Both are only half the plan, they are taped together at the center before the build is started)
My P-47 plans were so chopped up I couldn't get a measurement for you on that one
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Old 02-25-2020, 12:32 PM
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Originally Posted by dryverman View Post
Wing plan is 43 & 3/4" wide, 35" tall
Fuse plan is 44 & 1/4" wide, 35" tall
(Both are only half the plan, they are taped together at the center before the build is started)
My P-47 plans were so chopped up I couldn't get a measurement for you on that one

Greatly appreciated! I will go resize them and see what they look like.
Old 02-25-2020, 01:26 PM
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Originally Posted by dryverman View Post
Wing plan is 43 & 3/4" wide, 35" tall
Fuse plan is 44 & 1/4" wide, 35" tall
(Both are only half the plan, they are taped together at the center before the build is started)
My P-47 plans were so chopped up I couldn't get a measurement for you on that one
Forgot to ask, is this from the border line, or is there white space from the edge of the paper to the black border line?
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Top to bottom measurement is border to border black line. The width is from the black border line to the "center" where the right and left halves are taped together. The border to border black line overall width is 87&1/2" for the wing plan and 88 &1/2 " for the fuse plan after taping the halves together.
Old 02-25-2020, 01:53 PM
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Originally Posted by dryverman View Post
Top to bottom measurement is border to border black line. The width is from the black border line to the "center" where the right and left halves are taped together. The border to border black line overall width is 87&1/2" for the wing plan and 88 &1/2 " for the fuse plan after taping the halves together.
Perfect, Thanks. Off to get these printed, they look pretty close on screen.
Old 02-25-2020, 07:09 PM
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Did some test prints and matched the parts I cut out in card stock. Dead On! Thanks again. Now for the P-47 plans.
Old 02-29-2020, 04:10 PM
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Plans came out correct, and my sample cuts came out a dead on match. Now for my next hurdle. Anyone have an inventory list of the sticks and sheets? I don't need the die cut inventory, just the sticks and blank sheets. Looks like most is 36" long sticks and 24" long sheets, but thats about all I can decipher off the plans.
Old 03-01-2020, 12:08 PM
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acdii; these photos should help in the information you require.

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Old 03-01-2020, 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted by ForcesR View Post
acdii; these photos should help in the information you require.

Roger

Whoa!! Awesome! I just spent 3 hours going through the manual and the plans to put a list together, now I can check it against these. Thanks! I found an issue with the templates, only one half of F1 is there. I have some work still ahead before I have viable cut patterns. Thanks again.


This was extremely helpful. Some of the quantities for sheeting and sticks was unknown and I was guessing at it. It also cleared up the missing F1 part and I was able to squeeze it into one of the other sheets. Now waiting on the sheets from National to be shipped so I can cut out my first kit and see how it does.

One thing I discovered, there appears to be one piece left out, there is a 1/4" x 1" x 1" plywood block in the parts list, and going over everything I found it under the stab mounting plate where the screw goes through, and it is neither shown in the pictures or even mentioned in the manual.

Now for another material list and get it ordered.

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Old 03-02-2020, 08:06 PM
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Check this out. Priced together the wood for this. Man do you get a deal when the kit was available. $410 for the wood alone! This is with buying sheets and blocks and making my own sticks. Of course the plywood is better quality compared to what was in the .60 size corsair, which looked like cheap luan. If you can find a kit for less than $500, get it!
Old 03-08-2020, 04:43 PM
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So, have any of you seen what the parts look like when not die crushed?




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