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Old Sep 06, 2004, 09:40 AM
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A7 Corsair Build

Well my good friend and flying buddy decided to get serious about one of his home build designs - an A7-Corsair-II. He gave me one of the early beta kits and I thought that I would share with you!

It will be available as a laser kit and even ARF from EAM hobbies in Lewisville TX (mail order OK!).
See the link under SortA7:
http://www.eam.net/

The cutting has changed since my version, but the jist is still the same! let me know what you think!

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Old Sep 06, 2004, 09:42 AM
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Great laser cutting and a very short parts count. Notice the great vacuum formed nose and intake.
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Old Sep 06, 2004, 09:44 AM
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Here are the short number of parts (quick build) cut out. Note that the kit now has laser cut "keys" on the formers and fuse sides.
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Old Sep 06, 2004, 09:46 AM
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Building the fuse - very fast and straigtforward.
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Old Sep 06, 2004, 09:47 AM
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Adding some triangle stock to the fuse......hatch on the bottom for radio access.
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Old Sep 06, 2004, 09:47 AM
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Adding some stock to the tail end....
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Old Sep 06, 2004, 09:49 AM
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Joining the foam wing (fast building).
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Old Sep 06, 2004, 09:52 AM
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Got lazy with the rest of the build - but here is the completed bird. I choose the US Air Force scheme for this typically Navy bird. Loved the colors! The kit includes a vacuum formed pilot and canopy and canopy kit (seat, headrest etc).

Edwards Air Force scheme.

Let me know what you think!
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Old Sep 06, 2004, 09:55 AM
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I should make a note on power system.
S400 7.2v and 3 Lipoly 2100 TP packs. 5x5 Max Zagi type spoon prop DD. Should go very nicely.

Note that one of the 3 prototypes flew on a cd rom motor! Very broad power range, and with that CD rom setup it was very very light.

Packs fit in nose under removeable canopy - very nice and easy to change packs!
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Old Sep 06, 2004, 09:57 AM
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Here is a pic of Dougs (the guy who designed it!) from the EAM site:
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Old Sep 06, 2004, 09:58 AM
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There are several of us all flying these (first flights!) tomorrow. I will snap some pics for you.....

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Old Sep 07, 2004, 02:38 PM
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Here are the pics from today - we had 8 of them! Fun time had by all.....
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Old Sep 07, 2004, 02:45 PM
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Vids?????
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Old Sep 07, 2004, 02:51 PM
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Vids?????
Many shot, but not by me. Let me see of one of the others can post one/some....

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Old Sep 07, 2004, 06:11 PM
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I'd love to see some video! Also, what A-4 is that in the background?
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