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Old Dec 31, 2013, 04:28 PM
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Kyosho F4U Corsair 40 ARF

Planning to convert the subject to electric.

I got it a few months ago and was thinking whether to power it with gas/nitro or electric, I decided to go with electric (planning to go with OS 50 motor).

This is not going to be a basic conversion as I'm planning to incorporate some additions, I'm currently building a YA F16 so to finish this is not a priority.
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Old Dec 31, 2013, 04:30 PM
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Started with striping all covering, The wing construction looks top quality.
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Old Dec 31, 2013, 04:42 PM
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The glass work on the fuse looks great.

Using a Dremel I started with opening the exhaust holes (planning to put a dummy one), tail gear opening (going to install a retract), cockpit floor (planning to put a full size one or may even scratch build one).
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Old Dec 31, 2013, 04:54 PM
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Next would be to remove the radio tray and install one that would be electric friendly (need one with a battery tray).

Glue joints were very weak so I removed center and rear bulkheads as well (going to cut and glue new ones).
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Old Dec 31, 2013, 05:22 PM
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If anybody has this bird, can you tell me if its epoxy or poly fuse? How do you tell the difference?
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Old Jan 05, 2014, 09:49 PM
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Still working on those new bulkheads (Since I didnt get a respond to the above post, I will be using Hysol on everything).

In the mean time I decided to fit the rudder on.
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Old Jan 09, 2014, 10:16 PM
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Today I got my:

OS 50 motor, Robart 100deg. rotating retracts, Robart 3" scale wheels.

Going to start some more dremeling and also gluing this weekend.

BTW, the fuse is made of poly not epoxy glass (thank god my sense of smell is back after that nasty cold I had).
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Old Jan 10, 2014, 12:59 AM
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You're going to like that motor. About 1300W (6S 16 x12) and it comes down only warm on a 30+ degree C day.
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Old Jan 10, 2014, 07:14 PM
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You're going to like that motor. About 1300W (6S 16 x12) and it comes down only warm on a 30+ degree C day.
Its my first OS motor
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