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Old 03-22-2022, 12:36 PM
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Mostly it,s the plugs that extrude from the cowl . Check the dimensions , normally you can get a overview on the web

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Old 03-22-2022, 12:49 PM
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Im looking for the wing center section for this giant F4U. Anyone ?
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Originally Posted by Michel
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Mostly it,s the plugs that extrude from the cowl . Check the dimensions , normally you can get a overview on the web

Michel
They only show the cap to cap dimension. I assume the caps will poke out, but if the heads are touching the cowl, that's a different story.
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EME 70cc , with the TopFlite ABS cowl , please forget the colors LOL

Michel
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EME 70cc , with the TopFlite ABS cowl , please forget the colors LOL

Michel
Nice!

So the question is... is the ABS cowl the same, bigger or smaller than the fiberglass cowl of the ARF?
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I already have the Fiberglass Speciality cowl , ( I have both ) . The fiberglass one is a better choice for detail . I think my ABS cowl is well constructed . I was also told the Topflite cowl is pure crap , with so many pieces . I beg to differ . ( as you can see from the pic )
It,s a matter of personal choice Just my thoughts .

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I'm only talking about the fiberglass cowl that comes with the ARF. It's not an ABS one like what's in the kit. I don't know if they're identically sized or not.
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Looks like my first posts in this thread were in November 2011 when I acquired a partially built kit. It's still partially built.

Time to call a spade a spade and admit I'm not going to finish this kit. I have plenty of planes to fly and no so much a passion for building and finishing these days, so if anyone is looking for a project to complete in the Southeast let me know. I won't spam this thread with details, so just PM me if you might have questions. I'm in southern Alabama.
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I have a short kit I made still sitting on a shelf. Haven't even finished the .60 sized one, just need to put the canopy on and figure out a way to charge the batteries without looking obtrusive on the outside.

TIME

Lack thereof.

Too much to do, so little time.
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building a giant corsair kit and on page 18 they talk about an embossed rib and a 1/8" plywood wing spacer . i don't get the embossed thing and have no idea where the spacer is. i need some help. anyone have any idea what they're talking about?
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Originally Posted by warbird_1
building a giant corsair kit and on page 18 they talk about an embossed rib and a 1/8" plywood wing spacer . i don't get the embossed thing and have no idea where the spacer is. i need some help. anyone have any idea what they're talking about?
warbird 1, the direction given on page # 18 is confusing for others too. The rib is not embossed, what is embossed is the "Tip", also known as the "plywood wing spacer". If you go to page # 7 of the manual and locate sheet # CRSGW03, the "Tip" also know as the "plywood wing spacer" is located in the upper right corner of the die cut plywood sheet. The "Tip" aka plywood wing spacer is Embossed with the following words Tip, Top, BTTM(bottom). Since there are 2 sheets numbered # CRSGW03 in the kit, therefore there are 2 embossed "Tips". Good luck with your build.

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Old 01-27-2023, 02:22 PM
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What size prop hub are you guys using on this Corsair, and what brand are you using? I see Tru Turn are no longer producing spinners/hub, the Top Flite is no longer made, but I did find prop hubs sold by Valley View RC and the Harry Higley hubs.

It's a bit depressing that these warbird kits are no longer produced. When I bought the Corsair kit, I decided to wait on buying the cockpit kit and prop hub. Now it's too late for they are no longer produced.

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Originally Posted by hkusp45
What size prop hub are you guys using on this Corsair, and what brand are you using? I see Tru Turn are no longer producing spinners/hub, the Top Flite is no longer made, but I did find prop hubs sold by Valley View RC and the Harry Higley hubs.

It's a bit depressing that these warbird kits are no longer produced. When I bought the Corsair kit, I decided to wait on buying the cockpit kit and prop hub. Now it's too late for they are no longer produced.
I use True Turn Prop Hub # TTH-1750-A on my Corsair, unfortunately it's no longer available thru True Turn. https://www.truturn.com/product/1-3-4-a-style-prop-hub/
You may get lucky and find one for sale on the web. Good luck!
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Default retracts, cowl and canopy

I have a set of Robart electric retracts, main and tail wheel that were mounted but never used for sale. I also have as part of the deal a fiberglass cowl and the original canopy from the kit, never taken out of the tissue paper except for a picture. Check out RC Groups or Flying Giants classifieds.
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Successful Maiden!!! TF F4U Corsair GS with a Saito FA-325R5 swinging a 20x8 prop. This thing drinks like a fish, 75cc/min 😂!. Good thing I calculated it before hand and set a landing timer

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Hey, all!

Just gonna throw out here that I have an original (not re-release, not ARF), factory-sealed kit for this airplane that I'm going to sell. I have tons of parts, including fuel system, Robart retracts (full set with accessories) Stan's cowl (pre-fibertech!), scale wheels, cockpit kit, all of it. I'm posting here to see if there's interest. I have another that I've been flying on and off for years (with the US-41 engine!) and I have a P-51 that's flying like a bat outta hell with a Desert Aircraft DA-50R, and do not foresee building this one. Let me know if there's interest. Y'all's builds look great!
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Hey, all!

Just gonna throw out here that I have an original (not re-release, not ARF), factory-sealed kit for this airplane that I'm going to sell. I have tons of parts, including fuel system, Robart retracts (full set with accessories) Stan's cowl (pre-fibertech!), scale wheels, cockpit kit, all of it. I'm posting here to see if there's interest. I have another that I've been flying on and off for years (with the US-41 engine!) and I have a P-51 that's flying like a bat outta hell with a Desert Aircraft DA-50R, and do not foresee building this one. Let me know if there's interest. Y'all's builds look great!
interested? Depends on asking price and whatís included. I have a kit 70% complete now and might be looking for its replacementÖ.
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interested? Depends on asking price and whatís included. I have a kit 70% complete now and might be looking for its replacementÖ.
Ha ha, I hear you!

1) if you havenít sheeted the wings yet, beef up the gear mount points along the ribs and main spar

2) make sure your flaps extend evenly and symmetrically, or theyíll give you fits on approach.

3) you donít need to overpower it. Iím running the US-41 with an 18/10 wood prop and it flies really nicely.

4) good high-torque servos, even for the throttle.

I donít know yet how to price it, but as stated, all the major components for a good build are there. Youíd be in the hook for hinges, pushrods, small hardware, etc.

Save a little weight? Monokote the flying surfaces and glass the fuse.

Iíll figure out the price soon. Itíll be for the whole package. I donít want to part it all out if I can help it.

Greg
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Originally Posted by YellowAircraft
Nice!

So the question is... is the ABS cowl the same, bigger or smaller than the fiberglass cowl of the ARF?
i 3D printed my own radial . though it's not finished ,you can see what it will be when it's finisded

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Is anyone having good experience with a DLE 65 in this plane. Iíve heard vibration issues from some people using this engine. Is the DLE 61 a better option for a better balance between power and vibration

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