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bgfireman 12-27-2009 11:23 PM

Dynaflite Corsair build
 
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Well it is only a 40 size sport scale corsair, but it is a warbird. I started today and have a few pictures for you. I started with the fuse b/c I want to put retracts in her and have to get them first. I also have a TT 46 with a macs tuned pipe(both new) as well. If anyone has any suggestions please speak up(If only to say good or bad job please feel free to jump in.) I have a 1:48 scale Revell kit I am building also. I like the way it looks, but my only concern with duplicating the finish is it is all blue and I am afraid I will get disoriented in the air easy. Anyone have any experience with this?
Thanks
Alan

CorsairJock 12-28-2009 05:41 AM

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ORIGINAL: bgfireman
....................... I like the way it looks, but my only concern with duplicating the finish is it is all blue and I am afraid I will get disoriented in the air easy. Anyone have any experience with this?
Thanks
Alan
You could always do it in a tri-color scheme instead. Years ago, I saw one which was monocoted with a (glossy) tricolor scheme: dark blue, light blue, and white. It looked GREAT, and would no doubt be easier to keep track of orientation when in the sky. Avoid flying near the sun, and avoid overcast skies and you should be OK.
Other than that, there ARE a few overall glossy sea blue Corsairs that had significan patches of other colors:


bgfireman 12-28-2009 07:51 AM

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Hey Corsair Jock,
Thanks for stopping in. The one I like looks like the last one in your post except for the checkers on the tail. In addition it has Marines on the wings and side and MR on the Horz. Stab. and Rudder. I will try to post a picture later.
Alan

bgfireman 12-28-2009 07:59 AM

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I hope these show up.
Alan

CorsairJock 12-28-2009 05:32 PM

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ORIGINAL: bgfireman
............. but my only concern with duplicating the finish is it is all blue and I am afraid I will get disoriented in the air easy...............Alan
So, altho you are concerned about it showing up well, you are not open to alternate/ more colorful and/ or distinctive schemes?

Here are some pics of mine, taken several years ago. Note that I installed a Great Planes '40 size Corsair cowl' on mine to give the nose (cowl) a more accurate look:
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXJ913&P=7

bgfireman 12-28-2009 06:05 PM

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Corsair Jock,
I am open to any final design. I was just posting one I have seen that I like. Still looking too. I guess I'll know what I want when I see it. I hope to get the retracts I talked with you soon. When I do be expecting a few questions.
Thanks come post again soon.
Alan

bgfireman 12-28-2009 11:16 PM

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Does anyone have any mechanical retracts for a corsair or know where some are in stock? I had some lined up, but they are no longer availible . My money gets funny some times, and while I have it I need to find them. I tried Horizon, but they are out. I dont want all the weight of pneumatic. Its only a 40 size plane after all.
Thanks again
Alan

ZERO-322 12-29-2009 02:06 AM

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try your local hobby shop, or a search on ebay can't hurt, pretty sure you'll get them at a pretty good deal

bgfireman 12-29-2009 07:50 AM

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ORIGINAL: ZERO-322

try your local hobby shop, or a search on ebay can't hurt, pretty sure you'll get them at a pretty good deal
Thanks for the suggestion. I've tried both.
Alan

CorsairJock 12-29-2009 04:13 PM

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Sent you an e-mail.

bgfireman 12-29-2009 05:04 PM

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ORIGINAL: CorsairJock


ORIGINAL: bgfireman
Does anyone have any mechanical retracts for a corsair or know where some are in stock? .................Alan
Sent you an e-mail.

I got your email. Thanks I will be waiting to hear back from you.

CorsairJock 12-29-2009 08:42 PM

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ORIGINAL: bgfireman
...........I got your email. Thanks I will be waiting to hear back from you.
Well, the chances would be much better if you find the time to reply.

bgfireman 01-06-2010 09:42 PM

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Ok, I'm looking for a few suggestions. I bought a TT .46 for my corsair, and I also have a tuned pipe for it. My problem is where the pipe fits on to the engine there is a support wood for the side of the cowl and fuse.(see pictures below) So would you put some reinforcing balsa and then cut out for the pipe or buy an exstension. The exstension would have to be about 3/4 of an inch long. Any and all suggestions welcome.
Thanks
Alan

bgfireman 01-08-2010 09:35 AM

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I can't believe with all the expert craftsmen no one has any suggestions. I guess I will be putting thin layers of balsa in the back side and then use the dremel tool with a sanding drum to open up a area for the exhaust. I am afraid I will lose the little extra of the pipe if I put in the extension. Let me know if you have any ideas.
Thanks
Alan

paladin 01-08-2010 04:39 PM

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Alan, fill the area with micro balloons then drip in CA until the entire side is filled and solid. You can do the entire cowl this way if you like then demel away until it fits.

I have one of these in the attic, the covering got brittle from UV (70hr air time). It is soon to be joined by the 60 size P-51D, same problem (90hr air time). The guy’s at the field used to call mine the sortas-air because of the flat sides.

One of the guys took my tracings and built one many years later. He glued blue foam to the flat sides of the fuse and removed everything that did not look like a corsair. It looked great! He was the guy that coined sortas-air, so I used to tease him that he used pink foam so he needed a female pilot in it.

I flew mine on a .19 - .40 it was light enough to fly on all of them.

Joe

CorsairJock 01-08-2010 04:50 PM

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Pictures of my retract installation

Details:

1) I modified the Hobbico retracts by fabricating new sideplates from aluminum "L" stock. This allowed the mounting 'plates' to be near the bottom of the ribs, rather than the tops. The end result is retracts which have s imular mounting to the VQ mechanical rotating retracts.
A LOT of work there, and I now question the need for it.

2) I made duplicates of the wing ribs that are supposed to at the 'joint', or bend. I added 1/16 plywood doublers to the front portion of all 4 ribs, from the spar to the leading edge.

3) I used these 4 ribs to create an additional 'bay' in each wing. These bays are 2" wide on the inside: enough room to install mounting rails and retracts. The ribs are perpendicular to the horizon, and should be the only 4 ribs which contact the building board when the wing is fully framed up (but not sheeted). They not only create the retract bay, but also give it a much more scale appearence by smoothing out the 'bend'.

4) I beleive I 'shortened' the outer wing bays by about 1/4" each (in other words: installed the ribs closer together) to keep from adding excessive wingspan.

5) I fabricated spruce spars (top and bottom) by carefully beveling the ends of the spruce to match the countour of the upper and lower wing surfaces. The beveled ends were epoxied to straight peices, and then side plate re-inforcements were added.

6) I also fabricated a leading edge sub spar from 1/8" thick spruce, to give the front of the retract ribs something substantial to adhere to.

7) the retract servo was mounted in such a way that it was accessible from the bottom of the wing (NOT the top, as is common).

CorsairJock 01-08-2010 05:16 PM

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As for the fuselage:

1) I added a lite balsa 'doubler', I believe about 3/16" thick, to the exterior sides of the stock fuselage sides. I then planed and sanded to give the fuselage a rounder look.

2) I installed a Great Planes Corsair 40 size cowl on mine, instead of the flat sides. These are still available from Tower Hobbies for a little over $10, and they really help make it look more like a Corsair

bgfireman 01-09-2010 01:51 PM

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All right Ihave got my cowl cut out for the tuned pipe. I think it turned out pretty good.
Alan

bgfireman 01-09-2010 04:42 PM

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Does this resemble a corsair? Maybe with the wing it would. I will start that later.
Alan

bgfireman 01-09-2010 05:00 PM

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Does this resemble a corsair? Maybe with the wing it would. I will start that later.
Alan

CorsairJock 01-09-2010 06:53 PM

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I guess I forgot to mention one more thing I did to mine: gave the rudder and fin a more scale profile:

bgfireman 01-09-2010 11:25 PM

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Wow and that would have been a fairly easy mod. I might still try and do it.
Thanks
Alan

bgfireman 01-10-2010 06:04 AM

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I got the kit supplied cowl made. It needs a little touch up, but it is not so bad. The floor however is a different subject.

jt182 02-07-2010 03:06 PM

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bgfireman have you done any more work on this build. I have been reading up on yours. I am buildking one myself, but I am several steps behind. I am going to order the cowling to give it a round nose instead of the oval. I am going to order the cowl that corsairjock suggested. Well I hope you post u[ some more of your progress.
John

bgfireman 02-07-2010 10:46 PM

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Jt182,
Yep still at it. I have been working on the wing. Getting the angles on the wing the same is a nightmare!!!! I had to cut one side apart and remate it to get it right. It looks a lot better now. I will post some pictures later. Good luck with your build and if I can help you dont hesitate to ask. This thread would have more post if I had some one building with me. So please jump in, and talk with me here.
Alan


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