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Oct 28, 2007, 10:51 PM
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Top Flite GS Corsair build

I know there's a few build threads around with this subject, but if enough folks are interested, I'll report on build progress on mine. I have found you guys to be a HUGE help at times on my B25 build, and I would love your help again.

Waddya think?

(no comments on the glasses please)
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Oct 29, 2007, 09:03 AM
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Go for it! I'm watching!
Oct 29, 2007, 09:35 AM
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Hello Twin!
TF is OK, Corsair is a beautiful plane.
So , GO AHEAD with the build!
... And don't forget us, posting the pics about your Giant.
I feel it will be another five star project!
Oct 29, 2007, 05:01 PM
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Thanks Guys, will post when I have something to show......(no more self portraits)
Oct 31, 2007, 10:40 PM
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plodding along. Tail feathers ready to shape. I'll wait and sand on the weekend outside. Tomorow night, I begin the wing.
Nov 01, 2007, 08:49 AM
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Looks good Twin. I haven't built (or at least finished )any Top-Flite kits myself yet, but I heard somewhere that these kits can build tail heavy. Don't know for sure if it would make much difference, but you may consider drilling some weight saving holes between your ribs on your tail surfaces. Just a thought.

Nov 01, 2007, 09:00 PM
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Ahhh.....good thought Skawee!
Nov 05, 2007, 09:45 PM
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Gettin' started on the wing. Main, LE and TE spars.

Check out this video...
Oregon Scale Aviation Wing Folding for RC Planes (2 min 32 sec)

It's a short vid of a guy who has come up with a way to fold the wings via the radio. Does anyone know if there's a aftermarket kit with all the gear to make this happen?
Nov 05, 2007, 10:12 PM
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Here is what I know of.

You may want to check out some of the Brian Taylor Corsair build threads at RCSCALEBUILDER.COM. I believe this is the hardware they are using. If fact, I believe that particular wing in the video is a Brian Taylor Corsair wing.

I might also suggest you contact Richard (aka rwright142). I'm sure you have been following his Brian Taylor Corsair build thread in this forum. He might be setting his corsair up with folding wings as well.

Nov 06, 2007, 06:31 AM
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Twinwarbirdflier, go for it! Like Skaweee and others suggested, there are never enough Corsair builds! hehehe

Definitely check out Oregon Scale Aviation (the link Skaweee posted above) as they have a lot of 'after market' items that add scale realism to the Corsair. The video you posted is Buz's (OSA owner) Corsair. Here's a couple others from Pappy883. He is building one of the most scale Corsairs I have ever seen:

F4U Corsair RC Plane Wing Folding by Pappy883
F4U Corsair RC Plane Wing Folding by Pappy883 (0 min 45 sec)

Front & Rear View of F4U Corsair w/Wings Folding by Pappy883
Front & Rear View of F4U Corsair w/Wings Folding by Pappy883 (1 min 2 sec)

It will be quite awhile before I start on the folding wings on my Corsair because I am concentrating on the cockpit at the moment.

I built the TF Corsair but for display only ( and it was not a difficult first build but it was challenging. The main reason is that it was my first large scale warbird build.

Read the manual several times before you start on a part. Keep in mind to build it light in case you do decide to add extras to your project.

Good luck and keep posting!
Nov 06, 2007, 01:59 PM
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Hi Twin

Sorry for jumping in late. Been busy with stuff at home.

This looks like an interesting build. I'll be following your progress.
Nov 06, 2007, 10:28 PM
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Never too late Tom!

Thanks for the info Guys. The link for the "brain" if you will, is great! What I'd really like is a view of the hingeing, wing locking mech, pivot points, etc...on the wing itself.

I'm heading now to the brian taylor build, maybe get more info.

Thanks all for the help and encouragement.......!
Nov 06, 2007, 11:22 PM
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Wow.....I saw the photos on the BT build of the folding wings, the hinges.... Unless I can get some sort of plans to work from, it dosent look good for mine. Amazing craftsmanship!
Nov 07, 2007, 06:50 AM
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Pappy883 made his wing folding mechanism himself and as far as I know there are no plans available. Maybe Pappy will jump in here with his information at some point.

Earl Aune has plans he sells for his own design but it's a bit different than what you saw on Pappy's plane.

Your progress is looking good! Keep teasing us...
Last edited by rwright142; Nov 08, 2007 at 01:55 PM.
Nov 07, 2007, 10:29 PM
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center wing section nearly complete, left wing started. Inch by inch......

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