Cute Little Corsair <<< "Cartoon Corsair">>> Slow flying model of the F4u Corsair D
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Nov 21, 2010
, 03:51 AM
ɹǝsn pǝɹǝʇsıƃǝɹ - inverted!
USA, SC, Greer
Joined Jul 2008
Here are some pictures I took while building....
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When using FFF I place the templets on the back side to find clean areas with no markings. EPP would be great for this model.
After cutting the parts I place them back in the cut out to tape the hinges. Like an extra hand! Notice I trimmed the elevators for clearance.
I used my mini clamp to hold the razor blade at the correct depth. I didn't want to cut the fold part of the wing all the way through.
Quick fitting check
I bent my landing gear to fit in the crack of the wing. To save weight this could be a little shorter. I used epoxy glue for strength
I cut a wing jig from a 2X4 to keep the correct angle. Plan for jig in the plan section. Notice the sq to check the landing gear for angle. Wheels can turn in or out.
Double check the landing gear before gluing. Only one shot at this.
I use wax paper to keep the glue from sticking to the wood jig
Bent the tail wheel wire to fit the arrow shape. I used a small brass tube for the control wire to pivot through.
Made a control horn for the tail wheel and rudder from small piece of thin brass.
Taped control wire and installed the tail wheel
Now was the time to do the graphics
Navy logo was a three step process
This is fun stuff!
Back in the wing jig to gule to the fuselage. Notice more wax paper and the push pins to hold the fuselage square
I glued the next wing in place
I cut little angle blocks for all the parts to be glued stright
I used plenty of blocks
Now the other side
While working upside down I use a pillow. Here I installed the wheels.
Wow, this is exciting. Beginning to look like a Corsair!!!
This is where I got crazy. I cut a medicine bottle top a glued to the firewall for a quick change motor mount.
Notice I left the locking devise. This is really not needed so add one inch to nose of plane when cutting or add one inch foam block.
I made the firewall small so lots of air can pass through to keep the electronics cool and less drag
Right thrust added. I had to use a heavy grade sandpaper on the plastic bottle to ruff it up so the epoxy glue would hold it to the firewall.
I cut out the cowling parts
I glued the parts together
I sanded a little to round the nose. Installed the magnets. A little art work. Notice the rare 8 cylinder one of a kind radial.
Almost finished, just need to add the eletronics.
I cut a jig to bend the 20 inch long 2mm CF rod. Plan for the jig is in the plans post section.
I used the hot iron and touched the CF rod at the pencil line. That way it will stay in the 10 degree angle for the wing. Thanks Azarr for this building tip
Back on the pillow to install the eletronics, push rods, CF rods, etc.
I installed a long velco strip so I can move the battery forward or back to change the cg
All Finished!!! I like the looks with the long nose.
About the only drag is the radial engine. Very streamline.
Last edited by DaDesign; Nov 22, 2010 at