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04-20-2007, 07:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,394
Posted By Rob Schaffer

RE: TF Piper Arrow almost done

Fantastic,.. just ordered mine today from Tower, can't wait to get started.
02-13-2007, 09:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,437
Posted By Rob Schaffer

RE: slow down servo speed

I use the slow-servo inline attachment on my TF Corsair. I have my flaps setup on two servos, linked by a Y-harness. The Slow-servo gismo plugs into the Y-Harness. I can adjust the pot to slow the...
01-23-2007, 08:00 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,721
Posted By Rob Schaffer

RE: Top Flite GE Corsair - Convert to Electric Build Thread

Well, thought I would bring this thread back to the top with some continuing details I am working on. In a few weeks, our club is holding a static mall show display, so I'm trying to get things...
Forum: Kit Building
01-21-2007, 05:20 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 29,971
Posted By Rob Schaffer

RE: Goldberg Anniversary Edition Piper Cub

Stumbled across this thread from a reference, and thought I would share some ideas and photos of one I built for a customer earlier last year. (Built over 8 weeks, customer provided all items (kit,...
01-20-2007, 03:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,406
Posted By Rob Schaffer

RE: TF 60 Corsair Oil Cooler

That's about the point I Stopped and then I used some 1/8th balsa to insert there and sand to shape. Can't even tell once it matches up to the fuselage after the wing installation,....

Had to...
01-14-2007, 06:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 462
Posted By Rob Schaffer

RE: H9 Corsair Top Hatch

Very nice,... that will fly great on the Eflite 60. Good work on the hatch, show us your finished product.

Rob
(Top Flite GE Corsair with AXI power)
01-14-2007, 11:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 888
Posted By Rob Schaffer

RE: TF Corsair retract servo is in the way

Here's how mine is setup, maybe it will help you with yours. I actually seated the tank into the main spar, carefully marked it with a marker and used the dremel drum sander to make the fit nice. ...
01-11-2007, 12:49 PM
Replies: 982
Views: 100,624
Posted By Rob Schaffer

RE: Building a Top Flite GE 1/8 scale F4U Corsair

That tail mod is precious,... landing No 4 for my Corsair, I saw it all in slow motion,.. tail too high,.. slowly getting higher,.. uH o,... she perched nearly balanced on the nose for a second then...
01-10-2007, 07:48 AM
Replies: 1,566
Views: 358,070
Posted By Rob Schaffer

RE: 1/8 scale TopFlite Corsair Mods

Flies great! I have 5 flights on her now and couldn't be to much happier. Performance has been solid, flaps work fantastic, and robart 615's are holding up fine off our grass field.

Here's a...
01-09-2007, 10:23 PM
Replies: 1,566
Views: 358,070
Posted By Rob Schaffer

RE: 1/8 scale TopFlite Corsair Mods

Here's and additional photo of my finished cockpit. The pilot you have will fit well, and be mindfull of the weight. Mine doesn't have anything below the waist, and I even trimmed off his shoulders...
01-09-2007, 12:35 PM
Replies: 1,566
Views: 358,070
Posted By Rob Schaffer

RE: 1/8 scale TopFlite Corsair Mods

He'll probalby be to small. I used the 12" action figure from BBI, but you can get the 12" GI Joe guys as well. I had to cut him off at the waist so the legs didn't interfere with the servos, but...
01-02-2007, 08:33 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 66,483
Posted By Rob Schaffer

RE: Building Top Flite Corsair 60

Speakers (2), Amplifier, Programmed system and Additional battery pack runs about $300 US dollars with shipping from Germany. Works by a "Y" harness on the throttle channel and is mounted in the...
01-02-2007, 08:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 443
Posted By Rob Schaffer

RE: TF Corsair Flap Servos

Servos are still outside the Belly Pan area, so you can make hatches for them easily. Here's a photo of the bottom of my wing during the covering process, you can see the access openings for the two...
01-01-2007, 01:49 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 66,483
Posted By Rob Schaffer

RE: Building Top Flite Corsair 60

Here's my TF corsair 60 with Electric Power,... AXI 4130/16 with 6S Lipos. Robart Retracts, Cockpit, Flaps, Nice stable flyer with two 6-7 minute flights per battery charge,.. or one 12 minute...
11-27-2006, 09:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,159
Posted By Rob Schaffer

RE: TF Corsair Question

wow,... 14 lbs. I suggest you do some more sanding. :) I just finished mine up and have two flights on her. For your case, I would go get some monokote or ultracote and warm up the iron. I...
11-27-2006, 08:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,598
Posted By Rob Schaffer

RE: TF Corsair Maiden! - VIDEO LINK ADDED

Here's the weight breakdown,...

I think I'll prop down and give that a try. I noticed that the ProLite batteries are giving over 850 Watts output with the same setup I have, but my Lipos are 2...
11-26-2006, 05:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,598
Posted By Rob Schaffer

RE: TF Corsair Maiden! - VIDEO LINK ADDED

Well, Flight number 2 is complete.

Last night, both batteries charged to about 3380 mah into the pack. This gives me an average in-flight amp draw of 3.380 Ah * 60 min / 6.5 min flight time =...
11-25-2006, 10:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,598
Posted By Rob Schaffer

RE: TF Corsair Maiden! - VIDEO LINK ADDED

We had rain Wednesday and nearly all of Thursday here, but the weather yesterday and today was nice with temps in the 60's. Forcast for tomorrow looks good and I am planning on taking the Corsair...
11-22-2006, 09:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,598
Posted By Rob Schaffer

RE: TF Corsair Maiden! - VIDEO LINK ADDED

Post Flight Inspection:

I lost one cowl screw during the flight. Don't know exactly how, I did have trouble with that one aligning right, but after the other three were installed it seemed to...
11-22-2006, 08:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 696
Posted By Rob Schaffer

RE: vq models

Tomas posted a little while ago that the shipment was supposed to arrive in the states on Nov 17th, and he was hoping to have them ready for distribution near the end of this month. I've been...
11-15-2006, 08:22 PM
Replies: 516
Views: 77,032
Posted By Rob Schaffer

RE: TF P-40 Build Thread

Great video of the retracts,... Sure it will look great in the air. [8D]
11-13-2006, 09:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,598
Posted By Rob Schaffer

RE: TF Corsair Maiden!

Thanks for the comments. The weather was beautiful that day, and I couldn't pass up the chance to fly in those conditions. I pulled into the parking lot knowing I would be heckled, but I proved...
11-12-2006, 06:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,598
Posted By Rob Schaffer

RE: TF Corsair Maiden!

Maiden flight video has been edited,...

The camera is new to the cameraman, so the exposure is a little off, and he lost it a few times, but overall, I am very pleased with the video. I've...
11-07-2006, 07:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,598
Posted By Rob Schaffer

RE: TF Corsair Maiden!

Thanks for the field comment. It took quite a bit of work this year after the winter's wrath on it. The frost heave and the deer made a mess of things. After that, we battled the grubs and the...
11-06-2006, 08:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,598
Posted By Rob Schaffer

RE: TF Corsair Maiden!

Photos,... here are some photos taken by Ellen, wife of Joe who is standing with me.

Joe is in the one standing with me while I taxied the plane up the runway 20 feet, and then back to me, just...
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