voidmix's blog View Details
Archive for May, 2012
Posted by voidmix | May 31, 2012 @ 06:17 AM | 4,862 Views
Thought I would start a blog on my build. I bought the Airfield 1400mm F4U Corsair in kit form with "crashproofing" installed from killerplanes.com. Unit arrived in good shape and as far as I can tell everything is accounted for. Despite a few nicks and dings in the foam all appears intact. Since I'm awaiting all the electronics from hobbyking.com I figured I would start in on what seem to be some necessary mods.

I first worked on the battery hatch mod. I had to work around a few of the CF rods that were installed through the fuse as per KP's crashproofing but that was not a problem. I now have plenty of room for the 4000mah battery I've got on it's way.

Next up I worked on the cowl, making some extra room for airflow. I carved out some foam from the inner surface of the cowl and faired it out to the edges, making it look like the cowl flaps are actually open. I also carved out some of the plastic in the fake radial engine. Together the two mods should provide a nice bit of airflow. I expect I will cut a hole in the rear of the fuse to allow some of that enhanced airflow out the back of the plane.

Next up will be the flap mod as well as the rear elevator mod. Stay tuned.

Special thanks go out to Sandancer for all the work and detail he's put into his mods and for posting it all on here. I would not have been able to even contemplate these mods otherwise.

Thanks to everyone else too for all the advice and photos of their work!

Update: 5/31/12 - Worked on the elevator mod and painted the radial.