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Old Nov 28, 2012, 10:55 AM
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So where does this bit go???
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Almost as weak as they come.
Its a shame, and quite odd really because its such a great plane
and the cowling is such a large component on this belly-lander.
If you go back about 70 pages there is some good posts on
how to strengthen your Wildcat cowling so that it will withstand a lot more abuse.
Yeah, I tried that. The glass fibre matting and the resin survived intact but the cowl disintegrated around it!

Now I find if you don't crash it into the ground, they last a lot longer

And luckily, they are not too expensive.... even here in the UK
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 07:17 AM
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Yeah, I tried that. The glass fibre matting and the resin survived intact but the cowl disintegrated around it!

Now I find if you don't crash it into the ground, they last a lot longer

And luckily, they are not too expensive.... even here in the UK

At first I put a lot of time in to a number of ideas to armor these flimsy cowls.
Some survived.
How ever, now, I cut to the chase and simply use reinforced packing tape.
Done! Go fly! Chris
Old Nov 29, 2012, 09:47 AM
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Has anyone used reinforced packing tape on the inside before flying it?

Also for those who have not bought a Corsair (old style) They come with skid plates that screw in to the gear plate. A small amount of torque roll on launch and she floats to a landing. A litlle bigger but a real beauty. Looks better without gear too.
Old Nov 29, 2012, 12:22 PM
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Has anyone used reinforced packing tape on the inside before flying it?
I did that on my second cowl and it has lasted the whole summer, short as it is up here.
Of course it may also be that I've also gotten better at landing her...
Old Nov 29, 2012, 12:51 PM
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I use to try and glue the cracks in the plastic cowls. Now I just use clear shipping tape and tape on the inside to the cracks to hold the cowls together. I found out masking works too. Haven't tried duct tape yet but it might make a cowl strong enough not to crack.
Old Nov 29, 2012, 12:59 PM
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I did that on my second cowl and it has lasted the whole summer, short as it is up here.
Of course it may also be that I've also gotten better at landing her...
My guess...I would say your getting better at landing her!
If you are like me after cracking up a cowl a couple times (about 73 flights ago) you will get to where you respect the little cat alot more and will learn how to set her down for smooth soft landings
I'll say it again, this sure is one of parkzones finest warbirds
Old Nov 29, 2012, 10:13 PM
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If you are like me after cracking up a cowl a couple times (about 73 flights ago) you will get to where you respect the little cat alot more and will learn how to set her down for smooth soft landings
I'll say it again, this sure is one of parkzones finest warbirds
+1

This has got to be one of Parkzone's best warbirds...sure is alot of fun up in the air and extremely easy to maintain !
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 10:18 PM
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I second that
Old Nov 29, 2012, 11:26 PM
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It is one of the best planes I've ever owned for sure!
Old Nov 29, 2012, 11:50 PM
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It must be easy to fly and strong. I have not crashed and tore it up yet. LOL
Old Nov 30, 2012, 10:40 AM
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So far I havent crashed mine either,( knock on wood). Its just got some mild grass stains on the belly.lol
Old Nov 30, 2012, 11:39 AM
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Everybody needs at least one Warbird in their hanger. This is my choice.
Old Nov 30, 2012, 12:22 PM
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I agree! I like civilian aircraft for the most part. The only other "warbird" that I have is an L4 grasshopper! It does fly somewhat different than the wildcat!LOL
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Everybody needs at least one Warbird in their hanger. This is my choice.
Two weeks to go before I pick it up. Maybe earlier.

My favorite right now is my up-engined Corsair. Without LG it is flawless. Anyone try one?
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I agree! I like civilian aircraft for the most part. The only other "warbird" that I have is an L4 grasshopper! It does fly somewhat different than the wildcat!LOL
I'm mostly into 3D helis and planes. But I have to get my Warbird fix. I love those close flybys.


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