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Old Feb 21, 2010, 09:08 PM
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Comp-ARF Corsair with folding wings

Just starting the build of a 110" Composite ARF F4U with folding wings. I've been sitting on this project for quite some time now waiting for the retracts to arrive. Well, last week Sierra Giants delivered the greatest present I'll get all year!!! A little info....she's got a span of 110", 86" length, should weigh around 45 lbs., moki 250cc 5cyl radial gas engine, hydraulic folding wings, sliding canopy, and potentially a functioning arrestor hook. Jr 8711 all around, smart fly to disperse power, and a JR 9503 guiding the monster. Wish me luck....










CARF Models F4U-1D Corsair 2.8m (3 min 33 sec)
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Old Feb 22, 2010, 11:04 PM
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Got the retracts and the pneumatic gear doors workin perfecto! The doors and gear work on a pneumatic sequencer that opens the doors before the gear comes out and visa versa. The pneumatic cylinders that operate the gear doors are 3/8" dia and have a stroke of about 1" but put out a nice deal of force. Last pic is of the hydraulic wing folding mechanism and the ram. still gotta figure out a mini pump, reservoir, and collector to make the thing work.....enough talk.


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Old Feb 26, 2010, 07:57 PM
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Fantastic love the corsair,that's alot of plumbing.
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Old Mar 05, 2010, 01:13 AM
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Oh joy, I smoked the controller for the hydraulic system. Online schematic says 7.2v, apparently not.
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Old Mar 06, 2010, 05:28 AM
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Talk about a small world , I was just visiting Southern Cal and stopped in Gyro hobbies .
I was in total admiration of your corsair but there was no one in the store at the time to simply share that passion !! I said to the guy at the register "wow that is a seriouos heavy medal warbird , great project "
hoping to get some good feedback --na , all I got was "ya its is " lol ,
love the corsair and your project is top notch !!!!
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Old Mar 12, 2010, 01:29 AM
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Thank you. It's coming right along. I seriously need to post some updated pictures. I'll get em up here in a day or so. Howd yah like the store?
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Old Mar 17, 2010, 11:46 PM
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I like the store , personally I am into more fule warbird supplies but I think Gyro dose a nice job vs the cookie cutter Hobby People stores .
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Old Mar 18, 2010, 09:38 PM
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Aircrafting is noisey...what?!
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I saw that plane in the store too. OMG
Where does the air go from the radiators in the LE?
can I buy the big glider hanging up in there?
It might fit me lol not.
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Old Mar 29, 2010, 11:43 AM
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hi
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I'm French
I build a corsair CARF
some pictures of the assembly.
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Old Mar 29, 2010, 11:45 AM
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