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Old Aug 07, 2006, 03:42 PM
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When You're Out Of F8... The Crusader Build Thread


Hi guys !
Today starts a new thead about the Vought F8 Crusader, one of the famous US carrier based jets. An aircraft for men and true Skyknights !
I think it's unecessary to remind American modellers of the history of this fighter in US Navy and Marines ...
My F8 will be a F8E (FN) from the French Navy Flottille 14F (early 60's paintscheme). Crusaders served in France between 1964 and 1999 on carriers Foch and Clemenceau.
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Old Aug 07, 2006, 03:52 PM
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View of the Flottille 14F paintscheme :
Old Aug 07, 2006, 04:09 PM
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Let's see some specs now :

Airframe : All from 3 mm Depron, except for Rudder (6 mm Depron), ail. and elev. (balsa)
L : 800 mm (31,5")
WS : 570 mm (22,44")
Weight about 300/350grs (10,14 / 11,83 oz)
Radio : 2 x 6,5 gr servos (ailerons -1 for each), 1 9gr servo 1,5kg torque (elev)
Motor : Littlescreamer Parkjet Special
ESC : Casttle Creations Phoenix 25
Battery : ThunderPower prolite 3s1p 1320 mA.

I think she'l be faster than my A4...
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Old Aug 07, 2006, 04:18 PM
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As usual, the airframe is simple as possible.
Wing construction :

Cut all parts from 3 mm Depron and 3 mm balsa, before glueing ribs and spars on the intrados skin.
Spars reinforcements with carbon are essentials, because of the airfoil thinness.
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Old Aug 07, 2006, 04:25 PM
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Then, just glue polyester tracing paper hinges and the extrados skin... And big work on wing's temporarily over !
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Old Aug 07, 2006, 04:29 PM
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Top of the fuselage is built with formers glued on a 3mm Depron top view.
Old Aug 07, 2006, 04:33 PM
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Begin with front fuselage and cockpit...
Old Aug 07, 2006, 04:39 PM
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... and carry on with remains !
Old Aug 07, 2006, 04:44 PM
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Center fuselage and wing location
Old Aug 07, 2006, 04:45 PM
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cool build man.

What plans are you using?

Reminds me of the corsair, love the look of these planes.
Old Aug 07, 2006, 04:49 PM
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Philippe is at it again! Looks great so far Philippe...I like the short history lesson on the first post...it definitely sets the mood for watching you build!

Paul
Old Aug 07, 2006, 04:51 PM
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Work on rear top fuselage. Top fuselage with wing and rudder temporarily in place.
Old Aug 07, 2006, 05:00 PM
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cool build man.

What plans are you using?

Reminds me of the corsair, love the look of these planes.
As usual, i draw these plans. They'll be downloadable on Parkjets.com after complete fight tests
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Philippe is at it again! Looks great so far Philippe...I like the short history lesson on the first post...it definitely sets the mood for watching you build!

Paul
Thanks for kind words, Paul. I've always like to boil down to the main thing !
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Bottom is built on the other side of 3mm Depron top wiew of fuselage. I began with nose cone, but did'nt built the air intake yet.
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