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10-27-2020, 07:40 AM
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Views: 679
Posted By Svante

In-fuse muffler heat - need for insulation and protection?

Hi all.
I'm building a giant Corsair with a Zenoah 62 up front. To reduce things hanging out I have put the muffler behind the firewall. It's a stainless steel type can muffler from Toni Clark,...
06-03-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 417
Posted By Svante

Please recommend 1/5 cockpit for TF F4U-1A Corsair

I have been looking around for a decent scale interior for my giant TF Corsair. I have added quite a few scale mods to the original so I'd like the cockpit to also look better than the old plastic...
02-04-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,290
Posted By Svante

Long time, no see!

I am still around, and so is the build. I said earlier that my target was to be done in three years. Optimist or fool, or both! Four years have gone by and I still have quite a bit of work to do. At...
Replies: 2
Views: 438
Posted By Svante

Recommended brushless buggy kit with motor and ESC (have radio)?

Hi. I'm looking for a kit for my son. It's to be used for street and backyard fun, no competions. I would have settled for a Tamiya kit but none seem to be delivered with a brushless setup. I already...
09-12-2016, 10:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,958
Posted By Svante

Found this that seems to be very near the profile...

Found this that seems to be very near the profile I planned to make.

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=2180892

From thread:...
09-11-2016, 12:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,958
Posted By Svante

F4u Corsair aileron airfoil/profile

Hi all. On my TF Giant Corsair I'm adding scale hinges. As the hinge pivot point thus will be low and back from the aileron leading edge I will need to sand the LE to the right shape for it to move...
09-10-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,121
Posted By Svante

I got this working pretty good after following...

I got this working pretty good after following Malcom's advice. See here: http://www.modelflying.co.uk/forums/postings.asp?th=110501
Thanks Malcolm!
09-09-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,121
Posted By Svante

Futaba 14 SG door sequencing with Robart electric retracts

Difficulties getting doors to wait until retracts are fully cycled
I am using the description in Malcolm Holt's great book to set up my sequencing. This is using the Motor function to drive two...
08-29-2015, 02:56 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 417
Posted By Svante

Robart electric retracts control unit with Futaba S.bus decoder?

I guess it should work fine, but still wanting to check with anyone who has tried. I want to just have one connection to all servos in my wing, including the retract control box. Thus need to know if...
08-29-2015, 02:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,045
Posted By Svante

Sorry for the late reply. The wires definitely...

Sorry for the late reply. The wires definitely were worn through. They had rubbed against the pretty sharp edge of the retract housing. Has worked fine since.
Regards. Henning
06-11-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,045
Posted By Svante

Thanks for tip. It might very well have been...

Thanks for tip. It might very well have been binding by twisted install, but when I loosened the bolts I found another problem that seems more likely to have been the cause now. Just loosening the...
06-10-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,045
Posted By Svante

Robart electric retracts stopped working

I bought a set of Robart electric rotating retracts for my giant corsair some time ago. As the building of the kit has taken a long time I have yet to have them really tested, but they are now...
03-23-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,290
Posted By Svante

More tail wheel doors

Doors temporarily installed. Hinges working very well with guitar string in place. For building up the reinforcing pan I've used auto lightweight filler with balsa center to save weight. This sands...
03-10-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,290
Posted By Svante

Done adding the Proskin lining with fuse...

Done adding the Proskin lining with fuse stringers. Some light weight car body filler used to even out edges and other spots. Rudder torque rod installed.
Micro piano hinges bought from Meister...
03-01-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,290
Posted By Svante

Now the postings have actually caught up with the...

Now the postings have actually caught up with the work on the fuse. Just in from the workshop doing more work on the rear fuse and retract.

The retract opening has been cut fully open, laying the...
03-01-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,290
Posted By Svante

The glass cloth and epoxy were laid up on top of...

The glass cloth and epoxy were laid up on top of iron on film, first 4 or 5 layers of 6oz heavy cloth then 1 layer of thinner cloth. After curing the glass and film were broken free before outline of...
03-01-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,290
Posted By Svante

Bottom skins applied. I used thinner balsa than...

Bottom skins applied. I used thinner balsa than the supplied sheets as these were too stiff for my liking. That made it a lot easier to curve them around the formers, but had a clear downside. I've...
02-24-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,290
Posted By Svante

Tail wheel retract mount modifications

After electing not to add the upper rear sheeting or the turtledeck at this time, I instead started building the lower fuse.

The first thing to do is to glue in the modified crutches, that you...
02-22-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,290
Posted By Svante

Stab seat

When getting to page 25, step 22 of the manual I skipped adding the stab base, instead starting to sand the stab base supports to create the stab seat for Chad's profiled stab. As the package from...
02-20-2015, 11:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,290
Posted By Svante

Fuselage first steps

Going back quite a while. The build started November 2013. My last build, a 60 size Thunderbolt, also from TF, took almost 5 years until all details were in place. My plan is for this one to be...
02-15-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,290
Posted By Svante

Thanks Chad, means a lot coming from you! The...

Thanks Chad, means a lot coming from you! The building of your great tail feathers is quite straight forward as the parts are very nicely made. The sanding to shape is somewhat challenging, but the...
02-13-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,290
Posted By Svante

Stab tips and profile sanding

The tips of the vertical and horizontal stabs are not supplied in Chad's tail feather kit. Because they are to be sanded to a sharp and pointy tip that will be very vulnerable to hangar rash this...
02-13-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,290
Posted By Svante

As promised! Due to the extra width of the fin...

As promised! Due to the extra width of the fin compared to the kit version, the fuselage has also to be modified. The top stringers need to be moved out to create a wider basis for the aft part of...
02-12-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,290
Posted By Svante

The build is certainly going way better than this...

The build is certainly going way better than this thread. Loads of plans to start updating again, but the build always gets in the way. Strange, that! Have though taken pictures of everything and...
09-01-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,290
Posted By Svante

To get the rudder torque rod in the centre of the...

To get the rudder torque rod in the centre of the leading edge of the rudder, I had to move the assembly some 1.3 cm back from the original spot. I also had to cut out slots in the bottom of the...
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