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Old Dec 25, 2012, 10:47 AM
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Royal/Marutaka .60 F4U-1D Conversion

After building this plane in 2003 I decided recently to convert it to electric. Because it was already built I did not want to add hatches or change it in any way externally. Since it is a show plane sort of I was fine with having to remove the cowl to change batteries. This plane is an amazing flier, but it is a lot of work to build so you will probably not see many around, real shame though.

I installed a Rimfire 120 and a 16-8 prop with a Hobby Partz 100amp ESC on 6S 4400mAh Sky Lipo battery. I never fly over half throttle so it really saves the battery, when I land my timer is always around 5 minutes and I use about 1800mAh. I just enjoy seeing this plane in the air, a beautiful sight.

I'll be happy to answer any questions for others that may be planning a conversion of this plane.

Luke

Royal/Marutaka F4U-1D Converted to Electric (2 min 41 sec)
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 03:08 PM
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Great looking plane

I have one as a project. Mine is the actual royal model .60 size. Planning to make mine also an electric conversion.
I was wondering what your Corsair's wing span is? You mentioned that you used a plan, did you blow that plan up to the 85 ws model size?
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 09:00 PM
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This is the same plane you're building, it is the Royal .60 size plane. I just cut all the parts myself, used mostly light ply to save weight and good quality balsa because of all the detail items I installed.

Keep me posted on your build, I'll be glad to help or get some ideas from you!

Luke

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I have one as a project. Mine is the actual royal model .60 size. Planning to make mine also an electric conversion.
I was wondering what your Corsair's wing span is? You mentioned that you used a plan, did you blow that plan up to the 85 ws model size?
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Old Mar 13, 2013, 07:22 PM
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This looks amazing!

Do you have plans for the tailwheel you built for this?

Thanks!
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Old Mar 13, 2013, 09:21 PM
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This looks amazing!

Do you have plans for the tailwheel you built for this?

Thanks!
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Thanks! The original version of this tail wheel was designed by Ear Aune in the 80's.

Anyway, the hardest part of the tail wheel build is the shock, I've posted a few tutorials on RCU, so I'm not going to do another here.

Luke
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Old Mar 14, 2013, 08:24 AM
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There is an article on Model Airplane News's website about Earl Aune's Corsair tailwheel assembly. He may be selling them and they give Earl's contact info.

Hope this helps:

http://www.modelairplanenews.com/blo...ir-tailwheels/

Happy landings!

-Ken
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Old Mar 15, 2013, 05:02 PM
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You are correct, but he only makes the tail wheel for the TF 1/5 scale Corsair. If you make one yourself you can make it for any scale you want and it won't cost you $200.
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Old Mar 15, 2013, 11:15 PM
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Dionysus,
I forgot to thank you the other day for uploading those images. They will help me immensely when I jump into building the TF Corsair I've had on the shelf for the last 8 years! I also checked out your blog... Great stuff!!

I've started back in on the TF Mustang first, then, hopefully, it will be on to the Corsair.

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