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06-18-2020, 09:39 PM
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Posted By swampd

Great idea, Chris! Iíll look into it. And...

Great idea, Chris! Iíll look into it.

And itís flown already, but not with markings/antennas/pitot tube. I have video, but will be flying in final form tomorrow, so Iíll post that instead.
06-16-2020, 06:44 AM
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Posted By swampd

Pete: the lights are home brew - Arduino Pro Mini...

Pete: the lights are home brew - Arduino Pro Mini controlling Sparkfun Picobuck LED drivers with 5W LEDs using aluminum tubes as heat sinks. Theyíre very bright!

Michael: This scheme is from the...
06-15-2020, 05:15 PM
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Posted By swampd

Pics, as promised... ...

Pics, as promised...
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcuniverse.com-vbulletin/2000x1504/headon_71087e4d9655e248d70c6448670c5975f2d2ec48.jpeg...
06-11-2020, 05:26 AM
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Posted By swampd

Thanks, guys! Iíve learned so much along the way...

Thanks, guys! Iíve learned so much along the way on this build! Too bad the kit is no longer available - Iím sure that now Iím retired I could build one again in short order - and better!

Pete:...
06-10-2020, 06:42 PM
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Posted By swampd

Finally!!!

Well, gentlemen, after 15 years of on/off building, moving, kids, and procrastination I finally got my Corsair in the air!

Original maiden flight was last month, but was considerably tail heavy...
01-02-2018, 06:47 AM
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Views: 12,113
Posted By swampd

Best source ever! Thanks for the link!!!

Best source ever! Thanks for the link!!!
03-18-2017, 07:12 PM
Replies: 10,634
Views: 1,515,478
Posted By swampd

I think that's the approach I'd like to take. The...

I think that's the approach I'd like to take. The wing is fully sheeted right now, so I'd rather not open the bays in that area just to put Coverite on there. I like the idea of doing the glassing,...
03-18-2017, 10:27 AM
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Posted By swampd

Gents - I've been building my Corsair (off and...

Gents - I've been building my Corsair (off and on) for over a decade now and am committed to finish it this summer! I'm at the point of deciding how to work a fabric (Coverite) covering over the...
04-10-2016, 02:10 PM
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Posted By swampd

I assume you've already seen this:...

I assume you've already seen this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_M._Hanson

A good choice! I have a preference for the tri-color scheme myself!
12-30-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 15,977
Posted By swampd

Great thread! Hope it's still being monitored! ...

Great thread! Hope it's still being monitored!

I'm trying to accomplish the same tasks (control Robart electric retracts and sequence gear doors) on my TF Giant Corsair. Oregon Scale Aviation has...
05-06-2013, 05:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,244
Posted By swampd

RE: Top Gun 2013 Results

Another great event for Frank Tiano! I spent three days there and it was wonderful! However I missed the last round on Sunday - any word on who won the team event? I was absolutely sick when I saw...
04-22-2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 10,634
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Posted By swampd

RE: GROUP BUILD - Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair

Hey, George!

Still building mine, using so many of the hints, techniques, and overall expertise shared here that I can't begin to count them! Best of all, I finally got my main landing gear door...
04-12-2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 542
Posted By swampd

RE: Will missing images in threads come back?

+1

Any estimate as to when photos will be restored to the forums? Thanks!
03-18-2013, 06:23 AM
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Posted By swampd

RE: GROUP BUILD - Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair

Hey, Guys -

I've been stuck for a while now on the main landing gear doors. The problem I'm having is with the hinges. I purchased some Robart 350s, thinking they'd be most rugged and...
09-17-2012, 02:30 PM
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Posted By swampd

RE: GROUP BUILD - Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair

All -

I've been quietly watching all of this GREAT work in the background for a couple of years now, utilizing many of your fabulous tips and insights, and now that I have retired and moved to...
11-01-2009, 08:50 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,290
Posted By swampd

RE: DLE-30 and the new baby planes

Hi, Tom -

I'm very interested in your new 73" airframes! One thing I can't tell from the manual you have posted is the maximum engine length - from the rearmost engine mount to the front of the...
Forum: The Clubhouse
07-09-2008, 09:35 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 48,325
Posted By swampd

RE: O'Brien Hobby experience

I found this thread a little late to help with my frustration, but feel I need to vent a little...

scalenut52/Art/Doug: I placed an order on 19 June, to which an automated reply indicated:

...
Forum: Gas Engines
05-19-2008, 11:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 488
Posted By swampd

Airframe for RCS-180

Hey, All -

I have an older RCS-180 with side exhaust and rear-mounted carb and I'm looking for a new ARF airframe to mount it in. The length of the engine for its size is what's giving me fits -...
02-27-2006, 08:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 664
Posted By swampd

RE: GSGE Corsair

Sorry - Top Flite's Giant Scale Gold Edition (GSGE) Corsair...

Marsh
02-20-2006, 09:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 664
Posted By swampd

GSGE Corsair

I've noticed that the GSGE Corsair is only offered very occasionally and briefly, as it is currently. Is there a particular reason why this kit is offered so infrequently? Does it not sell well?...
02-07-2005, 03:19 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 31,014
Posted By swampd

RE: Hanger 9 corsair, JUNK .

Great pics, RCGirl! I was wondering what the best way would be for me to mount my RCV90! Now I know!

However, based on the inputs here, I think I will glass the firewall joint as well. I can't...
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Views: 902
Posted By swampd

RE: Which Hitec Digital?

Thanks for the feedback, folks! Now all I have to do is decide between the two digital...

Decisions, decisions...

:)
Replies: 7
Views: 902
Posted By swampd

RE: Which Hitec Digital?

I'm confused - this thread implies that the HS-475HB is a digital servo, but it is listed as a "Standard" servo. Clarification please???

BTW - I was thinking about the same servo in a H9...
08-31-2004, 06:00 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 33,415
Posted By swampd

RE: Serious accident

Thanks, DKjens. My two gassers are a G23 and an RCS180 and both of them were delivered with the throttle springs driving the throttle open. Anomalies or by design, not sure which...

Will be...
08-31-2004, 05:31 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 33,415
Posted By swampd

RE: Serious accident

I, too, send my best wishes to Mr. Rowe and Mr. Striker for a speedy return to the flying field! Accidents like these should be and are a wake-up call for all of us...

One quick question, since...
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