|Dec 20, 2006, 07:09 AM|
Brian Taylor 82" Corsair Build
I searched but did not find a build for this. Did I miss it somewhere? If not found, or old, would anyone be interested in my starting this build thread? It's my first large kit so the thread will be pictures, lessons learned, and a lot of questions so I will be asking for some help.
|Dec 20, 2006, 12:41 PM|
United States, MA, Westford
Joined Nov 2005
You will find a lot of information here:
But don't let that stop you from adding a build thread here!! It will certainly be followed.
|Dec 21, 2006, 07:11 AM|
Thanks. I have contributed to that site too but didn't know if I would get some responses here too. It never hurts to get advice from several sources, just in case there are people that visit this site only.
I'll wait for some more responses before I post here too. I didn't want to clutter this site with information that others can find other places like the one you posted.
|Jul 25, 2007, 08:36 AM|
Hope I did't make a blunder by continuing this thread
I find something about 1A type Corsair.
As I'v said I'm not a specialist, but as I observe, the main diference between 1 and1A is the form of canopy?
I'l post a few pics and You may correct me.
Just to know wich is the correct one!
|Jul 25, 2007, 09:12 AM|
Thanks Jimmy - these are greatly appreciated and you are always welcome to contribute here.
You are correct about the canopy. The 1A had the 2 braces on the top.
|Jul 25, 2007, 01:36 PM|
So, we have a thread restarting here?
You have all my support, Richard.
Iīm just a newbie, but, I hope to help you as I can.
Letīs put our hand to work!
|Aug 24, 2007, 02:29 PM|
For your reference !
From a recent airshow. Sorry if they are so big.
They are down sized considerably !
Huge fan of this aircraft!
|Aug 27, 2007, 07:46 AM|
First, let me note my goals for this build. I want to make it as close to scale as I can. Here is what I have decided on:
- Carrier based, (will have hook), using the VF-17 Jolly Rogers scheme of Lt JG Jim Streig (pictures attached)
- Folding wings
- Sliding canopy - this will open when throttle is less than 20% and flaps are full down
- Moving pilot - head moves when ailerons move, feet with rudder (not definite on this), left arm on throttle and will move with throttle changes, right arm on the stick so it will move when elevators and ailerons move
- Detailed cockpit
- Panel lines, screws, etc
- Drop tank
I'm not going to show every aspect of the build but things I discover that may help others. The subtitle of this thread should be "How not to make the same mistakes I made..."
Everyone knows how to glue balsa together, so I will only show completed sections.
Here are the wings.
I cut small lightening holes into the ribs to allow snaking wires, tubes, etc through them. I plan on using lightening holes all through the build. I know it will not save a lot of weight, but every little bit will help. With all of the items I am going to add this plane will be on the heavy side. I will not decide on an engine until I absolutely have to.
I placed the ribs (except #5 which will be modified for hinges) onto the spars and glued them using Titebond II Premium Wood Glue. I do not like to use CA except where absolutely necessary. I use 30 minute Epoxy on the parts that require more strength. I placed weights onto the spars to ensure the pieces are pressed firmly together.
I use a scrap piece of metal torque rod and dip it into a glob of glue then apply the glue using the rod. This enables me to place the right amount of glue exactly where I need it. After pressing the pieces together, I use a small flat piece of scrap balsa to wipe off any glue that may have seeped out. When finished gluing, the rod is wiped clean and ready for use again. I also use this method for mixing and applying epoxy.
|Aug 27, 2007, 08:10 AM|
These are the retracts and tailwheel I will be using. I want to convert from air to electrical and am researching this possibility. Lado-tech has a great device that I am hoping will work. I've been communicating with Doug and in the next month or so I will be sending the retracts to him to see if he can design a strong enough actuator.
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