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Post  rsv1cox Fri Jul 15, 2022 2:23 pm

Received the same time as Brittany's Tee shirt.  Both very welcome despite the Corsairs side trips to Ohio and Washington D.C. compliments of the USPS.  

Wen Mac Corsair, Tee'd up P1013578

These are about the same size as Testor's "Fly-em" series around a 13" wing.  

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Complete with elevator.  I had nothing to go by so I guessed at the configuration when I cut out the replacement on the first one.  

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I have been checking on the evolution of these George, which came first, unright or inverted. Haven't found anything yet.
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Post  GallopingGhostler Fri Jul 15, 2022 9:47 pm

Bob, regarding which came first, the inverted or the upright Wen-Mac engine, that is a bit of trivia someone out there probably knows, but with all the greats who have passed on, don't know who is left that might know. I suspect the inverted engine was probably first, because many of the earlier CL planes including kits, among them Scientific show inverted engines. Perhaps back then there were enough knowledgeable people to help the neophyte get their airplane up and running.

You also got a nice T-shirt from @BrittanyTrute there, really sharp looking. Regarding when you get around to test flying the light blue Corsair, if it goes down, I guess you can say that this plane came from the 22nd Airborne. Laughing

From: https://www.coxengineforum.com/t1121-model-aviation-humor#16594
Posted by @WingingIt74 on Jan 11, 2012:
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lol! But of course, we hope for more than the inevitable. Thumbs Up cheers Cool
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Post  Ken Cook Sat Jul 16, 2022 6:24 am

The simplistic way of starting a inverted engine is to turn it upside down. There's nothing magical or special to learn. Unfortunately, most don't think that way and flood the engine and throw a tantrum. I have a friend who should have his electric starter surgically sewn to his arm. It's great to see this. I've seen him rip noses off the front of planes, break con rods, you name it. He's infatuated with the thing. I've witnessed him throwing the plane like a shot put across the field. I love it when he's at the field it just makes me feel so warm and fuzzy inside. How one could let something so minor get you so mad is quite amazing. Some of us take bets to see how far the plane is going to fly without the engine running.
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Post  rsv1cox Sat Jul 16, 2022 7:11 am

That was my favorite cartoon panel too George.  I saved it.  Lot's of old-timers on that thread, all before my time here.  

I have seen that behavior too Ken, I just have to look in the mirror.  Never within this hobby though, mostly carpentry.  Upset at myself for not measuring twice and cutting once.  Dumb me! Dumb Me!

The staining in the Corsair's finish is permenent; alcohol, Simple Green, even Berrymans does't touch it.  I'm leaving it as found.  Engine was castor locked, Berryman's and a little heat freed it and the starter.  Nice engine.  Three #4 machine screws (not self-tappers) held it in.  

The pilot is a mystery, not sure if it's original to the plane.  I cannot find anything on the net about it.  

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Removed the PO applied gold tape.  Neat stuff though, like Scotch tape that held it's color well.

Wen Mac Corsair, Tee'd up P1013590

I think both will wind-up on "The wall". Perfect place for them tucked under the wing of the P-51.

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Post  Ken Cook Sat Jul 16, 2022 8:09 am

Bob, I'm a carpenter by trade. Not an easy task by no means. I'm shortly going to begin counting the Mondays I have left in this trade, I'm getting real close to the 11th hour. I've made several mistakes over the years. Retaining knowledge is key and we learn by just doing that. While we make mistakes, we learn even more by figuring out how to fix them. Unfortunately today, it's not about how the end result appearance wise looks. It essentially boils down to  how fast you accomplished the task and how many corners you can cut to do so without grabbing attention. Put as much lipstick on the pig but make certain it doesn't smell like one.
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Post  rsv1cox Sat Jul 16, 2022 8:43 am

Put as much lipstick on the pig but make certain it doesn't smell like one.

That's the story of this current effort Ken. I don't know whether I will fess up to it here or not. Three pieces of broken plastic and a whole lot of balsa. Built to fly though, bellcrank and old-school dacron.

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It's really just for fun and to see if I can and if it will.
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Post  davidll1984 Sat Jul 16, 2022 12:43 pm

Ken Cook wrote:........ I have a friend who should have his electric starter surgically sewn to his arm. It's great to see this. I've seen him rip noses off the front of planes, break con rods, you name it. He's infatuated with the thing. I've witnessed him throwing the plane like a shot put across the field. I love it when he's at the field it just makes me feel so warm and fuzzy inside. How one could let something so minor get you so mad is quite amazing. Some of us take bets to see how far the plane is going to fly without the engine running.
Popcorn lol! Laughing Very Happy Ha ha it's true sometimes the misfortune of one makes the happiness of the other Not happiness but to make you laugh at least Just a good laugh but then we help him and then the smile comes back to him that's what I would do as I don't like to laugh at the misfortunes of others Sometimes the pleasure can be to see someone having fun too RC Plane Airplane sunny cheers
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Post  GallopingGhostler Sun Jul 17, 2022 7:33 am

Ken Cook wrote:Unfortunately today, it's not about how the end result appearance wise looks. It essentially boils down to  how fast you accomplished the task and how many corners you can cut to do so without grabbing attention. Put as much lipstick on the pig but make certain it doesn't smell like one.
Yes, Ken, I noticed that in the industry. Often on minor repairs on the house, I find it better to simply repair it myself than get someone to work on it. It is odd how in this town, one sometimes must resort to hiring someone from Amarillo or Lubbock, Texas, 95 miles away to get things done right. The industry overall leaves a lot to be desired, and contractors love to cut corners, leaving the home owner to either get someone else to fix or use the expensive legal system for remediation. The good craftsmen have difficulty finding a decent company to work for, unless they compromise their morals. Doh!

Ended up repairing a few door sills on my house, only thing holding the bedroom door buck in place was the wood trim surrounding. Over time, the buck gave way with trim splitting and separating, because it was not securely fastened to the framing. There are other instances, but I digress. Razz

rsv1cox wrote:That was my favorite cartoon panel too George.  I saved it.  Lot's of old-timers on that thread, all before my time here.
Given your Corsair is a Marine plane, then I know you will like this bit of humor from the days of Usenet:  Very Happy

USMC vs. CHP (Calif. Highway Patrol), click to open:

rsv1cox wrote:Put as much lipstick on the pig but make certain it doesn't smell like one.
That's the story of this current effort Ken.  I don't know whether I will fess up to it here or not.  Three pieces of broken plastic and a whole lot of balsa.  Built to fly though, bellcrank and old-school dacron.  
Wen Mac Corsair, Tee'd up P1013594

It's really just for fun and to see if I can and if it will.
Nice restoration job for an RTF that has less than 50% of the original remaining. Thumbs Up
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