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Dec 11, 2018, 08:54 PM
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Sweet! The bigger ones will look great. Much more scale!
Yup. For sure. The 3.5" wheels look better.

From what I can tell, it seems the FL Corsair is about 7.8:1 scale. So, a scale size wheel for this 63" WS Corsair would be just a bit over 4".

Having said this, 3.5" or even better 3.75" will be good enough IMHO.

hk
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Dec 11, 2018, 10:10 PM
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I can live with the 3.5" Robarts. Of course, 3.75" would be even better. I had the H9 20cc Corsair before. I believe the stock wheels where 4". They looked great. Since the H9 was slightly larger than the FL one, I think 3.75" would be perfect.

hk
I agree, i think the 3.75's are going to be the sweet spot for the tires. That little bit of detail will definitely give it that mean look like in those real pictures I shared. I wonder if Callie already has started working on alternate liveries?

Oh! Im sure MRC will most likely release a set of ordnance's shortly after release as well

Dec 11, 2018, 11:20 PM
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I'm curious, what is that square with the clear plastic for? Is that where the servo connectors go through the fuse?
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I believe on the actual plane, it was to help the pilot see the ship deck on landing. I may be wrong.
That window was to aid in bombing, it only existed on the early variants and was later omitted.
Dec 12, 2018, 12:10 AM
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That window was to aid in bombing, it only existed on the early variants and was later omitted.
Oh ok thanks for the info.
Dec 12, 2018, 12:30 AM
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I read my plexiglas panel on wikipedia:

" A rectangular Plexiglas panel was inset into the lower center section to allow the pilot to see directly beneath the aircraft and assist with deck landings.[N 2]"

F2A Buffalos and F4F Wildcats used similar glazed panels. Prior to the F4U-4, Corsair cockpits did not have a complete floor.


Both good reasons in my opinion.

Bob
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Dec 12, 2018, 12:57 AM
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Thinking about trying the hobbystar 6200mah 6s 50c battery. Comes in at 780g and is the same price as Motion's 5000mah 6s. Thoughts?
Dec 12, 2018, 01:01 AM
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Nice birds! Really nice paint and detail. Was hoping for something different but I have yet to add a Corsair to my hangar. This may have to be the one. Love the birdcage version!
Dec 12, 2018, 01:51 AM
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Originally Posted by borntoolate
I read my plexiglas panel on wikipedia:

" A rectangular Plexiglas panel was inset into the lower center section to allow the pilot to see directly beneath the aircraft and assist with deck landings.[N 2]"

F2A Buffalos and F4F Wildcats used similar glazed panels. Prior to the F4U-4, Corsair cockpits did not have a complete floor.


Both good reasons in my opinion.

Bob
Well either way it makes sense. I was just not aware of it, so I was surprised by it.
Dec 12, 2018, 02:18 AM
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Well either way it makes sense. I was just not aware of it, so I was surprised by it.
I was not aware until I saw it on the build/flight vids, so I decided to look into it.

Bob
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Dec 12, 2018, 03:32 AM
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Im excited to see what 3D printed stuff will look like. Nice work Motion.







Now hows that FW-190 coming?
Dec 12, 2018, 04:06 AM
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This F4U is amazing !!! and when it is time to replace my FMS Corsair I know how

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Dec 12, 2018, 06:03 AM
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Corsair


Just built the FMS 1400mm, should have waited for this one , but oh well, ordered the birdcage version anyway. Now I’ll have both versions. Just sold my Dynam version.
Dec 12, 2018, 07:45 AM
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I will get the birdcage version, remembering the fighting around Guadalcanal day & night.

Ken
Dec 12, 2018, 08:02 AM
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Originally Posted by borntoolate
I read my plexiglas panel on wikipedia:

" A rectangular Plexiglas panel was inset into the lower center section to allow the pilot to see directly beneath the aircraft and assist with deck landings.[N 2]"

F2A Buffalos and F4F Wildcats used similar glazed panels. Prior to the F4U-4, Corsair cockpits did not have a complete floor.


Both good reasons in my opinion.

Bob
Interesting, the Wiki article I read did not mention the deck landing part.
Dec 12, 2018, 08:05 AM
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Note they are really 820-822g (or at least the few I got are). They are small dimension wise.

I also have the Roaring Top 5800 which are a lighter 674g and the Hobby Star 5200 40C which are only 620g. I've even used the 926g Hobby Star 8000mAh in my Spitfire for long sorties.

I mostly use the RT 5800 in my Spitfire.



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Thinking about trying the hobbystar 6200mah 6s 50c battery. Comes in at 780g and is the same price as Motion's 5000mah 6s. Thoughts?


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