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Old Sep 30, 2009, 01:47 PM
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Starting on a WWll USN Bearcat.......

...it has a great wing area even at 16".

Should have good flight characteristics.
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Old Sep 30, 2009, 11:05 PM
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Great project!

This is an interesting article about the Bearcat:

http://www.airbum.com/pireps/PirepBearcat.html
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Old Oct 01, 2009, 06:38 PM
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Moving along...

..I just found out my Mustang is waiting for me at my LHS.

Now I'll have 3 WWll planes with 6 channel gear.
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Old Oct 01, 2009, 08:19 PM
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Excellent sharpie job there, I like the panel line and rivet details.
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Old Oct 01, 2009, 09:31 PM
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Old Oct 02, 2009, 10:48 AM
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Dennis A,

Looking good!!

Except that the wing tip navigation light colors are reversed. The left (port side) should be red, and the right (starboard) side green. Think of port wine, which is red in color.

I promise not to tell anyone else!!
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Old Oct 02, 2009, 12:37 PM
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Great project!

This is an interesting article about the Bearcat:

http://www.airbum.com/pireps/PirepBearcat.html
Thanks for the heads up about airbum.com. Budd has a knack for telling stories. I love his website and ended up buying two of his books. The more you know about an aircrafts history, when your flying a model of it you can project yourself into the cockpit. Thanks again.
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Old Oct 03, 2009, 09:50 AM
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F8F Bearcat is my favorite WW2 era design. It looks aggresive even setting on the ground. Thanks for link to story.
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Old Oct 03, 2009, 11:50 AM
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F8F Bearcat is my favorite WW2 era design. It looks aggresive even setting on the ground. Thanks for link to story.
The large diameter prop demanded long landing gear legs. So, sitting on the ground, it's easy to spot in a group of planes since the nose sits so high. Once in the air, however, it's pretty much like all other WWII fighters. This became obvious a couple of years ago at the Chino Planes of Fame air show during the flying demonstrations.
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Old Oct 04, 2009, 04:02 AM
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356Jim,

How does it fly?

Flybob1,

You're welcome! I've been a fan of Budd's for a while. I thought I'd read everything on his website, but when I searched for the link, saw there was some new stuff. Time to do some reading
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Old Oct 04, 2009, 08:39 PM
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356Jim,

How does it fly?
The real Bearcat is awesome! But size wise, it's not as imposing as I thought it would be. No more so than the Corsair or the A-1 Skyraider.
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Old Oct 09, 2009, 09:47 AM
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..slow progress.

progress is slow..been flying that darn Mustang. I've done the split flap mod getting ready for indoor season.

Anyway tail feathers are on the Bearcat and I'll have lots of room for the gear. Should fly slower and more stable than P-51...should.
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Old Jan 08, 2010, 01:02 AM
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another winner Dennis very very nice!

i've kind of been away from the micros or planes for that matter for a while now and its nice again to see some of this little scale beauties! makes me go and build planes again after the ships
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Old Jan 08, 2010, 06:44 AM
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another winner Dennis very very nice!

i've kind of been away from the micros or planes for that matter for a while now and its nice again to see some of this little scale beauties! makes me go and build planes again after the ships
Good to hear from you...the Bearcat had some nasty flight characteristics. It may have been the pilot. I've been having so much fun with the PZ micro Mustang thaT I haven't built much.

I'm away for the winter now and working on that C-123 plane you sent to me.

I'll start a thread soon. It will have 2 mustang motors and Ailerons.
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Old Jan 08, 2010, 12:48 PM
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Dennis looks great very colorful too. You mentioned a split flap mod on the
P-51... What did you do? Do you have any pic's?

Thanks,

Pete
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