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Post  crankbndr on Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:56 pm

Picked this Corsair up a week ago, guy had a "best offer" option so I shot him a lowball. He raised it 10$ with counter so I took it!
Box is a little tattered but should be good with some repairs. He would have done much better with an auction.

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Post  Marleysky on Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:55 pm

Wow, it looks unused! Box a little tattered, but for the age, not a bad deal!!

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Post  crankbndr on Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:11 pm

The model has never been fueled, not much to do to it but polish. I really like the box art and think it will clean up well, Ive had good results on boxes using Pledge polish or oil soap in the past.
Any box cleaning tips would be appreciated, its got bug poo on it. I tested oil soap and took it off ok.
It came from the Palmetto State, the Palmetto Bug state.
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Post  getback on Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:20 pm

Nice Crank !! That looks good !! compared to what i have seen, i like the box art also got a good scheme of fling . Airplane cheers
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Post  rsv1cox on Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:57 pm

Pledge polish on the box works for me CB. It does a good job of restoring color and reducing further deterioration.

Guess you won't be applying the decals and flying it. I like the way they stowed the handle.

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Post  crankbndr on Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:12 pm

Hi Bob, I made some stickers for it. Funny the stickers that came with it are water slide decals, going to save those. As for flying i couldn't even if I wanted to, I have vertigo so bad I have to hold on when i close my eyes in the shower. Shocked The bug poo is proving to be tough stuff. Might spot try some acetone.
Another shelf queen for me. lol!
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Post  Mark Boesen on Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:31 am

Nice plane! A little windex applied to a terry cloth and light scrub can help clean box, don't get it too wet. Be careful and don't over polish the plastic, you want a like new look, not a high gloss, often just a light buffing with a clean dry terry cloth towel is all you need.
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Post  DanMc on Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:20 pm

I have one of these new in box also, and yes, the box art is a grabber! Needs to be on a T-shirt! I sent the late Bob Odegaurd, who restored and flew the red #57 Cleveland racer that Cook Cleland flew, some photos of it after talking with him at Oshkosh, and he had no idea it was ever a "toy airplane." I forget how many versions Cox made of these, but I have the chrome version also, not as nice but a good representation.
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Post  crankbndr on Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:32 am

Great story, I tried to learn some history of the racer. Unlike the Pennzoil Pitts and Miss America model that have pilots associated with them this model has none.
The Corsair won the Trophy in 47 and 49, they smoked the Mustangs and in 49 took 1,2,3. I believe they were all owned by Cook Cleland.
Apparently # 74 was painted blue, not red.

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Post  crankbndr on Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:42 am

The Thompson Trophy Winner has a reverse pitch D5xP3.5 prop and starter spring. The cylinder is a stepped cyl. with SPI and has a heat shield towards rear.
The glo head has the markings of a flat coil head. The backplate is postage stamp.

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Post  Mark Boesen on Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:28 pm

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Post  rsv1cox on Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:13 pm

I love the Corsair, probably my most modeled airplane model and the CTT model IS a winner. The only thing I would rate above it would be the absolutely stunning Red Bull P-38 early model Lightning.



I would love to own a Wen Mac or any model of it.

Bob

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Post  crankbndr on Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:32 pm

P-38 at Reno, iron balls!!

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Post  Mark Boesen on Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:00 pm

HOLY CRAP! great photo!
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Post  rsv1cox on Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:06 pm

Yeah, but. Sad

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Post  getback on Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:31 pm

BuZZ killer !! DAMMIT!  Bob  come on now.... thats just bad ass and U know it .. Babe Bee .049
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Post  crankbndr on Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:00 pm

This is and add from a 1944 Look magazine, its hard to read text but last paragraph says if you are 17 join the AAF. Was an great time to be 17.

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Post  rsv1cox on Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:41 am

getback wrote:BuZZ killer !! DAMMIT!  Bob  come on now....  thats just bad ass and U know it .. Babe Bee .049

It's a little know fact that that's me in the cockpit. Smile

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Post  Marleysky on Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:24 am

Kim wrote:Don't know if this will work, but thought I'd give it a try:



https://www.facebook.com/kim.stricker.5?fref=ufi&rc=p

Welcome to Facebook! Links directly to your homepage. Was that your intent? Or were you trying to link to a picture of a P38? Really enjoy your early modeler experiences, wish I had photos of my exploits as a youngster!
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Post  rsv1cox on Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:41 am

I don't do Facebook. This site is social enough for me.

While I understand the Facebook phenomena I don't endorse it.

The dog too old to learn new tricks side of me......
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Post  MauricioB on Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:45 am

rsv1cox wrote:Yeah, but.  Sad


ouch !!! .... you know what happened ??? Shocked
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Post  Kim on Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:51 am

rsv1cox wrote:I don't do Facebook.  This site is social enough for me.

While I understand the Facebook phenomena I don't endorse it.  

The dog too old to learn new tricks side of me......

Sorry, I'll pull it. My intent was to post a fantastic video of the Red Bull P-38 and a Corsair, flying with others, but it didn't go straight to the video.
Should have checked it right afterward.

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Post  rsv1cox on Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:52 am

Marleysky wrote:
Kim wrote:Don't know if this will work, but thought I'd give it a try:



https://www.facebook.com/kim.stricker.5?fref=ufi&rc=p

Welcome to Facebook!  Links directly to your homepage. Was that your intent? Or were you trying to link to a picture of a P38?   Really enjoy your early modeler experiences, wish I had photos of my exploits as a youngster!  

I have one Rene, I was always wild about cars and built a few.



Almost killed myself in this one when the steering let go and I hit a stone wall and knocked myself out cold. Steep hills in NH. I think my father busted it up later.
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Post  rsv1cox on Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:37 am

Kim wrote:
rsv1cox wrote:I don't do Facebook.  This site is social enough for me.

While I understand the Facebook phenomena I don't endorse it.  

The dog too old to learn new tricks side of me......

Sorry, I'll pull it.  My intent was to post a fantastic video of the Red Bull P-38 and a Corsair, flying with others, but it didn't go straight to the video.
Should have checked it right afterward.

Kim

I would love to see that Kim.  Is there a youtube or some other link that doesn't involve Facebook?
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