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Oct 12, 2017, 11:25 PM
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Scratch built F4F wildcat 3D 40" WS

This Is going to be a very quick build log, I am building this simply because I am bored and it looked like a lot of fun for an upcoming warbird event
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Oct 13, 2017, 02:18 AM
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I always thought that with all that side area that a Wildcat would make a great model for this sort of semi scale project.

If there were some way to make a biplane with a good strong upper wing connection another would be the fat tubby little F3F that was the father of the F4F. With the biplane wings to hold the air in on the fuselage the knife edge in particular should be quite something.
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Oct 13, 2017, 03:47 PM
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I can't claim the idea but I deffinately agree that the idea is awesome hopefully the plane is i an questioning the strength of the fuse
Oct 14, 2017, 11:01 PM
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Here is the fusalage I finished the other day I managed to make the fuse and tail I am not liking how they turned out though I'm not sure the fusalage can take the glow vibration even though it is designed for it, I am going to be using a magnum 30 FS if I Finish
Oct 14, 2017, 11:02 PM
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Excuse the mess the table went from clean to crazy in 2 hours
Oct 15, 2017, 01:44 AM
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That's what happens during a building spree. So you're excused....
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Oct 15, 2017, 02:27 AM
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How big is that? It looks small, almost Guillows size! I don't think I would worry about it being strong enough, it looks pretty beefy with all those spaces, ribs, and of course the plywood at the nose. I've built plenty of profile U control very similar and they hold up fine.
Oct 15, 2017, 04:15 PM
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The wingspan will be 40.5"

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