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Posted by MERLIN V16 | Apr 29, 2011 @ 02:15 PM | 6,325 Views
Well after a Long,Long,Long Wait,Did I say Long, I was able to get The FMS Corsair from RC Castle. 6 days from Raymond's door to mine. Not bad.
This is the version V1 with the scale elevator that I understand is again available. The plane came with a 600KV motor and while I'm sure it will fly it fine thanks to my good friend Pikestaff a 500KV resides in the Cowl now. Thanks again Buddy!
I love the Corsair's Flaps so it was a must do mod. I did the 3 piece cut but (as usual) kept the tolerance too close so they look like 2 piece.The will wear in instead of out. This is a short video of their operation. When adding Flaps to my Navy Warbirds I always give them their full Deflection. While more back cutting is necessary I just have to have the "Look".
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Posted by MERLIN V16 | Jun 24, 2010 @ 06:09 PM | 8,019 Views
Jay and Jim presenting me with my Awards at the SSF Dinner.
Jay made the Spitfire Model for me especially for the occasion.
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Russ and I with his new Apprentice.
Posted by MERLIN V16 | Nov 11, 2008 @ 09:20 PM | 12,042 Views
This corsair is presently the only one with 90 Degree rotating retracts.
The Video by the famous Fred Sgrosso
Remaiden of Art-Tech Corsair with custom Retracts and Flaps (5 min 20 sec)

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The Retracts and Flap were done by Jason over at Orion products!
The Retracts are available for sale for you to install or the wing can be sent in for the work to be performed at the shop.
The website is under construction so if you need more info E-Mail him at orionproducts@aol.com

Update: As of 2/15/09 orionproducts is also doing the PZ Corsair
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Posted by MERLIN V16 | Nov 03, 2008 @ 09:30 AM | 10,563 Views
DX-7 2.4 radio. Should have done this 6 planes ago!
E-flite P-38 Lightning Destroyed. 72 MHZ Radio problem
Freewing F6F Hellcat
Art-Tech P-51 Mustang Needs new motor
Great Planes Combat Spitfire Destroyed radio problem.
Art-Tech F4U Corsair with retracts and flaps.
Scorpio Mosquito Smashed on on poor landing!
Ultra-fly P-40 Warhawk Crashed at Venice fly-in 09.ESC unplugged fromRX.
GP P-47 Crashed because i flew it like a PZ Corsair
PZ F4U Corsair repainted as a 1944/45 F4U-1D
Second E-Flight P-38 repainted as Escort fighter . Guns added!
PZ BF109G w/Flaps and 544W power 15 clone. Sold to Blackbeard
HL P-47 (Jscale) with scale 4 blade prop,Flaps and Retracts.Crashed because i'm getting worse instead of better
K&A F7F-3 TIGERCAT Power 15s,e-flite retracts,5.31 LBS
PBY-5A Catalina (Orion Pax Custom Build).Destroyed 10/12 Wing Failure.
Lindeberg PT-109 Rescue boat for the PBY and friends.
PZ F4F WILDCAT. Great Little plane!
HL Sky Blazers F-86D. Given to a soldier in need.
Airfield F6F Hellcat-Flaps,3536C-1100
FMS 1400MM Corsair,500KV with Flaps
PZ UM Corsair
E-Flite P-47 Razorback with Flaps and retracts. 480 1020KV Flies a lot like the HL Hun Hunter except faster.
Park Zone Spitfire XI.......One of Park Zone's best planes. Looks and flies great. EF Retracts are superb !
FMS B-25 Flaps added.3536C 1100KV with 10x8x2 CR Props.
Freewing 1600MM B-17 . Just great!
Durafly F4U-4 Corsair
F/A18 Hornet.
Dynam ME 262. Changed to 80A ESCs and added a 10A...Continue Reading
Posted by MERLIN V16 | Feb 20, 2008 @ 05:07 PM | 11,002 Views
Scorpio Mosquito 50 in wing span
2 BP 2217-9 outrunners
BP 30A ESC.
WT aprox 37 ounces with a 2200 LiPo.

Scorpio Mosquito Maiden (10 min 55 sec)
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