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Old Jan 01, 2013, 02:26 PM
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Old Jan 05, 2013, 09:50 PM
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A really nice flight shot of my Hellcat by good friend Joe Balabon. Thanks Joe!

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Old Jan 06, 2013, 02:21 PM
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Great pic Chad, tell us about the plane!
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Old Jan 06, 2013, 04:51 PM
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Great pic Chad, tell us about the plane!
Thanks seeingeyegod. The Hellcat is scratch built from my own plans, balsa and ply construction with a glass cowl and a few vac formed accessories. All the pertinent details below.

1/8 scale - 64 1/4" span
OS .91FX
Robart retracts
11 3/4 pounds RTF
fiberglass and epoxy finish, painted with dope and Perfect Paint

Flies very nicely. I like it so much in fact that I've started a 1/6 scale version, 86 inches. Here are a couple more of Joe's pics. Joe has a camera with a lens that resembles a cannon!



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Old Jan 06, 2013, 05:43 PM
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wow, really impressive scratch build! Nice dummy engine in there too almost looks like a real radial from that last shot.
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Old Jan 06, 2013, 05:50 PM
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if it wasnt for the pilot bust id call shenanigans on that being a model WOW
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Old Jan 06, 2013, 08:47 PM
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Thanks for the kind compliments gentlemen, much appreciated.

Elios, I'm going to focus on increasing the realism of the pilot in my next build. I too find the rather rigid and un-lifelike appearance to be a bit discouraging. I still prefer it to an empty cockpit though!
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Old Jan 07, 2013, 02:22 PM
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Thanks for the kind compliments gentlemen, much appreciated.

Elios, I'm going to focus on increasing the realism of the pilot in my next build. I too find the rather rigid and un-lifelike appearance to be a bit discouraging. I still prefer it to an empty cockpit though!
I wonder has anyone connected a swiveling head to the rudder control so the pilot looks left when taxiing left etc? Just a random thought from an engineer
Your scratch built is awesome Chad.
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Old Jan 07, 2013, 02:29 PM
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I wonder has anyone connected a swiveling head to the rudder control so the pilot looks left when taxiing left etc? Just a random thought from an engineer
Your scratch built is awesome Chad.
i have seen this done on full figure pilot models in Cubs be for even one that had stick movements too
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Old Jan 07, 2013, 04:28 PM
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I wonder has anyone connected a swiveling head to the rudder control so the pilot looks left when taxiing left etc? Just a random thought from an engineer
Your scratch built is awesome Chad.
I've seen this done many times OzyDave. There is at least one particularly well done example right here on RC Groups by master modeler and all around good guy Sean McHale. See the linky below. And thanks for the compliment.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...hlight=corsair
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Old Jan 08, 2013, 02:45 PM
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Hi All,

I got to see some great planes at the Indiana Warbird Campaign this year. Here's one of my favorites.

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Old Jan 08, 2013, 11:03 PM
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Hi All,

I got to see some great planes at the Indiana Warbird Campaign this year. Here's one of my favorites.

Nice action shot Mark!
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Old Jan 08, 2013, 11:05 PM
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Here's one by Joe Balabon of my Harvard in action to keep the ball rolling.

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Old Jan 09, 2013, 01:25 AM
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Lightning RC House Stuka Dive Bomber

A SkyShark Stuka Kit that was built about 1 year ago.
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