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Post  rsv1cox on Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:52 pm

Really done! Added antenna, air brakes and a 10" three bladed prop. Probably fly with the Top Flight wood 9/5 recommended for the OS .020, but will surely test with the three blades too.



The Corsair was all about the propeller. This is an early model with the large three bladed propeller. Later models had the smaller in diameter four bladed propeller and the less exaggerated "gull" wing which helped lower the super structure and shorten the landing gear for safer carrier landings.





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Post  balogh on Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:32 am

A beautiful plane..congratulations .is that a 3 ccm engine in the nose? How do you lead out the exhaust gases from the engine cowl?
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Post  akjgardner on Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:40 am

LOOKIN GOOD DUDE
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Post  Oldenginerod on Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:46 am

Bob.  I know you're not all that happy about the look of the canopy, but how about some eyes to add to the character?
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Post  rsv1cox on Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:54 am

balogh wrote:A beautiful plane..congratulations .is that a 3 ccm engine in the nose? How do you lead out the exhaust gases from the engine cowl?

It's a .020 OS Max, more like .5mm.

I'm working on that exhaust detail. The OS has a butterfly exhaust restricter that negates the muffler/manifold option if I opt to keep it.  I will test/fly without the cowl.  I ran the engine before installing it in the plane and it runs/idles perfectly as is and I hate to change success.

However I made a manifold for my N-28 with the same type cowl and I may do the same here.

I got a kick out of the cartoon F4U Rod.  Eyes may lighten the effect, but I have gotten used to the canopy as is.  I got another F4U kit from a fellow on RC Groups that has the correct clear plastic canopy and can see why the original builder of this plane didn't use it.  





Thankfully I got the instructions too which cleared up a lot of details, like where the CG is located.



Some of the detail on the plans is quite interesting.  This edition was designed specifically for control line with a carrier option.  Others were marketed as both C/L and R/C.  I have no idea how this will fly without wires.  Maybe so unstable it's up and quickly down. Sad





PS: Well maybe not quite done.  I forgot that I ordered these decals for the nose. (Check-out Rods cartoon picture.)



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Post  balogh on Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:20 am

Thanks. I guess it must be the OS 0.20  (http://www.sceptreflight.com/Model%20Engine%20Tests/OS%20Max%2020.html) that is a 3,26ccm engine
My experience with the plastic canopies shipped with the kits of the 1970-s and earlier is that they have aged by now and crack easily, so I often replace them with plastic cuts of similar size and shape, fashioned from soda bottles, or bottles of Shower and Bath cleaners that have a similar, bent section:




If selected with caution and trimmed well, they look almost as good as the original canopy but last longer.

I am looking forward to seeing your vid on the maiden flight...


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Post  66 Malibu on Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:36 am

WOW Bob !!! What a beautiful finish !! Something that pretty would be really hard for me to fly given my track record.
Congratulations !!!
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Post  rsv1cox on Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:09 am

66 Malibu wrote:WOW Bob !!! What a beautiful finish !! Something that pretty would be really hard for me to fly given my track record.
Congratulations !!!

Thanks, It's a good 20 footer, maybe 30. Smile I still have to touch up around the wing roots etc. I guess your never really finished with these. Sad
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Post  rsv1cox on Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:20 am

balogh wrote:Thanks. I guess it must be the OS 0.20  (http://www.sceptreflight.com/Model%20Engine%20Tests/OS%20Max%2020.html) that is a 3,26ccm engine
My experience with the plastic canopies shipped with the kits of the 1970-s and earlier is that they have aged by now and crack easily, so I often replace them with plastic cuts of similar size and shape, fashioned from soda bottles, or bottles of Shower and Bath cleaners that have a similar, bent section:

If selected with caution and trimmed well, they look almost as good as the original canopy but last longer.

I am looking forward to seeing your vid on the maiden flight...

Thanks for that link, I saved it. Funny, my calculation came to a little greater than 5cc, but math was never my strong suit. I see that Chinn tested with 5%, great because I just got a quart of SIG 5% although it tested nicely with a mixture of 20% with added castor. I have an OS 702 muffler coming from Bob Brooks, maybe I can adapt the cowl to accommodate it.

Yes, I also seldom throw out a plastic bottle without first checking it for modeling potential. Smile

Thanks for your response. - Bob
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Post  balogh on Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:32 am

You may want to have the link to a constantly renewing site of model engine tests where the OS 0.20 was also posted:

http://www.sceptreflight.com/Model%20Engine%20Tests/Index.html

This web address is also provided here on CEF, at the bottom of "Instruction Sheets" link, accessible on the left side of the CEF homepage, in the middle.
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Post  rsv1cox on Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:14 am

Final touch, Skull & Bones.



I'm reading Boyington's book. Not exactly War and Peace but exciting none the less. Page 120 and he's just now getting into Corsairs.

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Post  GallopingGhostler on Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:08 am

Looks good, Bob, love the smooth scale appearance of the bent wing.

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Post  batjac on Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:09 pm

rsv1cox wrote:I'm reading Boyington's book.  Not exactly War and Peace but exciting none the less.  Page 120 and he's just now getting into Corsairs.  

Bob, I just re-read that book a couple of months ago. I have his spy fiction book on the desk waiting to be read.

When I was a kid Pappy was one of my heroes. Right behind Billy Mitchell and Alvin York. One of my greatest regrets is that I moved up here to Portland too late. Pappy was a member of my local EAA chapter, and would fly his RV-3 to the pancake breakfasts sometimes.

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Re: Corsair, the end of the beginning

Post  KariFS on Sun Apr 02, 2017 1:42 pm

The Corsair is looking good! I like the skull and bones...

I didn't realize there was a book of the Black Sheep. I loved the TV show when I saw it in the early '80s when I was 12 or 13, been a Corsair fan ever since. I'm going to start looking for the book right away (and maybe the DVD box also if there is one, although many TV series don't age well, so to speak).
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Post  rsv1cox on Sun Apr 02, 2017 2:38 pm

KariFS wrote:The Corsair is looking good! I like the skull and bones...

I didn't realize there was a book of the Black Sheep. I loved the TV show when I saw it in the early '80s when I was 12 or 13, been a Corsair fan ever since. I'm going to start looking for the book right away (and maybe the DVD box also if there is one, although many TV series don't age well, so to speak).

I did buy volume 2 when I bought the book, but I haven't cracked the seal on it yet.  I liked the flying sequences but thought the dialogue hoaky.  So did Boyington I think.  



TCM has both volumes but at $32 each I passed and went to Amazon.  Too bad, I like supporting TCM (Turner Classic Movies) channel 256 on your Direct TV dial.

The Corsair doesn't photograph well, it's one of those things where the real life subject looks better than the picture. I still need to touch up the wing roots and some other things.
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Post  Cribbs74 on Sun Apr 02, 2017 3:22 pm

It looks good Bob, the plane anyway, the canopy Is a little out of place.. Looks like a hard hat sitting on the fuse. Maybe if you skimmed some off of the top it would flow into the fuse better? That's constructive criticism, not meant to be disrespectful in any way.
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Time to put Bob on the spot

Post  fredvon4 on Sun Apr 02, 2017 3:39 pm

I am much too cheap to search for and buy the Book...

I am a once and done reader---- and truly wish I had back all the bucks I spent on wife and my reading a lot of different authors books that have long ago been donated

So Bob... what do you think about being "Library" on for lend lease program?...sort of book of the month club deal but the original owner eventually get his book back....

Not to pick only on Bob...I need to research the threads---- but a few other of my CEF friends have posted some "I would like to read that" books or magazines

Noted before.... Red West as Sgt Micklin had a lot to do with how I crafted my own Military aircraft mechanic attitude....dad being a Commissioned officer... I adopted Red West's character's attitude about Officers..... " I ain't no College Boy!"


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Post  Kim on Sun Apr 02, 2017 4:43 pm

I had the extreme honor of meeting Col. Boyington and buying his book when he was a guest of the annual (at the time) airshow at Carbondale Illinois. At the time, I'd caught every episode of Baa Baa Black Sheep (later to be renamed 'Black Sheep Squadron), and had a subscription to Air Classics magazine that had occasional articles on the series.

I was pretty much in awe of the guy, and mentally practiced what I'd say to him as I stood in line to get my book. When it came time for me to speak to my hero, about all I could muster was something inane like, 'I really enjoy your TV show!' or some such babbling, and retreated feeling pretty dopey...but I had my book!

He narrated the part of the show that included a Corsair and P-40 as they made sweeping formation passes around the main ramp, with some short stories of his service, and joking about the rough condition of some of the aircraft he flew into combat, as opposed to the beautifully restored warbirds in the show.




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Post  akjgardner on Sun Apr 02, 2017 4:50 pm

Thats EXSTREMELY COOL
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Post  rsv1cox on Sun Apr 02, 2017 5:01 pm

Your not cheap Fred, just selective. Anyone that offers to pay overseas postage for engines submitted to the next annual Tach Race isn't cheap.

Yes, I would surely forward this book to the next reader, just PM me an address. Might be a little coffee stained though, I'm a breakfast table reader. Now, were it hardbound and autographed, I might be a bit more selective. Smile

Kim, you sure have gotten around. I marvel at your life and your contacts. Wonderful remembrance there with Boyington and all.

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Post  Kim on Sun Apr 02, 2017 5:30 pm

rsv1cox wrote:

Kim, you sure have gotten around.  I marvel at your life and your contacts.  Wonderful remembrance there with Boyington and all.

Bob

Hey Bob,
A lot of these things actually came to me. When I saw 'Pappy Boyington at the Carbondale Friend-Fest!!!!' posted on a flyer at our local airport, there was NO way I wasn't gonna be there.

The thought of getting a signed book never occurred 'till I got there with about 2 bucks left after admission (I wasn't very good at managing my money back then). My buddy Kevin fronted me the ten bucks or so to buy it, or I wouldn't have this cherished, really special book. This was another incident where I simply forgot to bring my faithful Kodak 110 Instamatic, and so missed getting a historic moment on film...
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Post  andrew on Sun Apr 02, 2017 6:14 pm

Whooooo doggies. A signature by Pappy Boyington ---- now that's pretty impressive.
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Post  GallopingGhostler on Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:41 am

Kim wrote:I had the extreme honor of meeting Col. Boyington and buying his book when he was a guest of the annual (at the time) airshow at Carbondale Illinois.

I think it is great that you got to listen to a hero and hear his stories, plus meet him personally and get his personal autograph. That was 11 years before he passed on in 1988.

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