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Old 11-13-2008, 12:53 AM
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Did some work tonight fabricating the two antenais for the corsair. Made them out of balsa, and glued in some aluminum tubing to the bottom. Gave then a quick going over with some epoxy. I inserted a larger dia aluminum tube within the fuselage. Turned out pretty good, nice and sturdy. They are removeable for flight. Still need to clean off the excess tubing flush with the fuselage and build the bases for them.

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Old 11-14-2008, 12:14 AM
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Default RE: Byron Corsair Build

Made the base for the antenna's, still need to do some cleaning and shaping. Started playing with some elastic cord just to have a look.

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Old 11-14-2008, 07:51 PM
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Hi Chris

Things are looking great[sm=thumbs_up.gif]

Made a post for you over in the group thread, hope it helps

Bob t
Old 11-15-2008, 10:52 AM
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I like what you have done here.. do you like this kit? whats the wing span? and whays the cowl diameter pls..

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Old 11-15-2008, 12:04 PM
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Default RE: Byron Corsair Build

I am pretty happy with the Byron Kit. Lots of work to do, but it will turn out nice when it is finished. Wingspan is about 84 inches.
Cowl is about 10 inches in dia, and 7 1/2 inches deep. Have attached two pictures.

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Old 11-15-2008, 12:58 PM
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So its closer to 1/6 scale. hmm ok.. about 10 inches.. would that be on the + side of 10"? wondering if the moki 150 radial would fit. I really want a true 1/5 scale that would be 98" wing but no one makes one.. wishing someone would make a arf

Asl how scale is the profile of your plane.?

thankx Canuck1
Old 11-16-2008, 03:49 PM
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Default RE: Byron Corsair Build

Not to sure of the profile, regarding scale, looks pretty close.
Did some work on the wing oil coolers. They are solid plastic, and not very real looking. I decided to sand the back down which enabled me to remove the plastic between the louvres. This will give it an added 3 dimensional look. I will also make sure the insides will look good before I glue these into location. Also glued some light ply on the back so I can attach the screen at a later time.

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Old 11-16-2008, 08:40 PM
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I needed tp strengthen the back of the plastic. CA and carbon fibre should do the trick.

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Old 11-18-2008, 12:42 AM
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Air coolers are now glued in, and I am feathering them for a smooth finish.

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Old 11-18-2008, 08:17 PM
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Default RE: Byron Corsair Build

if i recall, this is where the Corsair got its neckname from The japanese,"whistlinig Death." Will your be able to duplicate this?
Old 11-19-2008, 12:26 AM
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Never thought of replicating a whistling sound. Just trying to make it a little more realistic looking.

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Old 11-19-2008, 01:08 AM
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Default RE: Byron Corsair Build

Wing coolers are feathered in, turned out pretty good. I also started working on the .50 cal machine guns.

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Old 11-19-2008, 09:56 AM
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Chris

All I can say is assume

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Old 11-19-2008, 11:09 AM
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Very nice indeed. I have one of the Iron Bay Corsair kits with the Robart retracts and wheels. Williams Brothers Scale radial. Pilot, still in Box.
Would be nice to have a dual Bank radial capable of making this thing fly like the full size...
Old 11-19-2008, 12:44 PM
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I Didnt think these Byron kits where still available, or is this somthing you pulled out off the closet. Sure is looking nice, the Corsair has allways been my favorite ill be watching this build. Happy flying
Old 11-20-2008, 12:37 AM
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I picked the kit up about a year ago from another modeller. Not to sure how hard they are to get, but I always wanted one.
I am working on the cowl mount ring that will be glassed into the cowl. I cut the ring out using my scrowl saw, and I will use four metal pins that the cowl will slide onto, to ensure a good solid fit. I am done with attaching cowls with side screws. I will post as I go. Right now it is positioned into the cowl, and gooped into position with the cut out portion taped in to maintain its shape. I will glass it in after it is cured, and the mounting pins are complete.

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Old 11-22-2008, 11:29 PM
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Did a few more things on the Corsair. The cowl attachment rods are in place. The cowl ring is in the cowl, just need to line everything up before I attach blocks within the cowl. I will run a brass tube inside some wood for the pins to slide into. I also put some primer on the tail control surfaces, which I will wet sand so the covering seams will disappear.

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Old 11-23-2008, 03:38 PM
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Craig

Even if I can't get the name right[>:] I still think your build is out standing[sm=thumbs_up.gif][sm=thumbs_up.gif][sm=thumbs_up.gif]

Cheers Bob t
Old 11-23-2008, 10:09 PM
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LOL.......thanks Bob
Work is going slow, house projects and other things. Been doing bits and pieces, it should all fall into place some day.

Craig
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Cut out the cockpit opening tonight. This has given me ample room to apply the glass cloth on the seam where the two halves are joined. I used Hysol when they were attached, just a little insurance to ensure the joint is covered.

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Old 11-25-2008, 10:52 PM
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Did some work on the fake rudder trim tab and the linkage. Turned out pretty good. I am using small electric control horns. Due to there size, they fit well for a scale look.

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Old 11-27-2008, 01:30 AM
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Started playing with the fake elevator stitching on the elevators. Did a trial run on the bottom of one elevator.

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Old 11-27-2008, 11:27 PM
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Worked on the fake rudder stitching this evening. Shot on some primer and will sand it down with some wet paper after it cures.

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Old 11-28-2008, 03:56 AM
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Nice job Craig,

would you mind sharing your technique for the stitching?

thanks,V.
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Yeah I would like to know tooooo!

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