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Old Jul 21, 2015, 10:57 AM
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.40 Great Planes F4U Corsair build

I built one of these kits about 10 years ago using a gas engine. I was amazed at how quick it was for the size / weight. Ended up loosing it to a bad servo . I got the build bug recently and decided to try again. My goal going in was to make it as light as possible since I won't have the vibrations that the gas motor used to cause. I'm pretty much done with the kit, but I thought I'd post up the pics for everyone's enjoyment
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Old Jul 21, 2015, 03:07 PM
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I ended up cutting a lot of lightening holes in the fuse
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Old Jul 21, 2015, 03:08 PM
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Old Jul 21, 2015, 03:12 PM
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Starting to look like a plane
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Electronics:

NTM 42-36 500kv
Zippy 5s 4000mah
Plush 80a ESC
15x7 3 blade prop
Castle 10a BEC

Hitec Servo's
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Off.............nice build.

I did a similar build last year. Have flown the pants off it with a .32 EFlite motor. Great flier.

I did it up as a 1950s Canadian Navy target tug. Here is the link if you want to take a look.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2114369

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Ailerons hinged and servos installed. Left the best decal for last
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Watch out for the rudder CA hinges. I had them de-laminate on me. Did a fly-by and saw the rudder fluttering. Landed and the rudder was hanging on by a thread. I re-hinged with Robart hinge points.

The combination of a small fin and large rudder must have imparted unusual load stresses on the hinges.

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Watch out for the rudder CA hinges. I had them de-laminate on me.
I always add an extra hinge to my rudders (4 on this one). I am a big fan of CA hinges. You just have to make sure you high quality hinges and install them correctly.
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