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Posted by Bombay | Jan 19, 2009 @ 08:26 PM | 27,600 Views
The much awaited Corsair has arrived...and man the box is big.

Wow. 750+ people looked at a plain cardboard box. This bird must be very popular. This is the PNP model...no battery, transmitter, or receiver included.

Pre-flight Mods

I removed the clevises and thoroughly flexed the ailerons, elevator, and rudder. They come stiff and can put extra resistance on your servos.

I also removed the servo arms and made sure the control rods weren't binding on the fuselage. The control rods are coated with a rough stiffener with acts like sandpaper on the fuselage. I don't like this, but I don't plan to change them out at the moment.

I adjusted the clevis on the tail wheel to get it as straight as possible. I hate a plane that doesn't track straight.

Touched up the paint with Delta Ceramcoat "Blue Jay" and Delta Ceramcoat "Midnight Blue". Another color worth trying for the dark blue is Plaid FolkArt "Thunder Blue". I think Thunder Blue might actually be a better match, although none of the paints match perfectly.

I painted the control horns and linkages in the corresponding color of the fuselage and wing to camouflage them.

I painted the inside lips of the electronics compartment and hatch to eliminate the white foam seams.

I coated the bottom of the wing and bottom of the fuselage with Minwax Polycrylic Satin. I did this to help eliminate grass stains and to protect the paint from rubbing off.

I coated the top...Continue Reading