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Post  rsv1cox on Wed Jul 08, 2015 6:02 pm



I can't resist these Corsairs.  As some may recall I actually started one of these when I was in the Navy.  Hanging from the ceiling with a tag of $75, said he would take $60, offered $40 and sold.



All the parts are there and mostly built, just have to put them on. I'm thinking an Enya 09 or 15 or perhaps one of my McCoy 19's.  Box calls for A or B engines.  What do ya think?
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Re: Consignment shop 36" control line F4U Corsair

Post  rogermharris on Wed Jul 08, 2015 7:07 pm

darn good looking model at a good price for sure!
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Re: Consignment shop 36" control line F4U Corsair

Post  David S on Wed Jul 08, 2015 8:36 pm

That will be a good looking plane! It will be nice too see it finished.

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Re: Consignment shop 36" control line F4U Corsair

Post  Oldenginerod on Thu Jul 09, 2015 5:39 am

I'd go with the Enya .15. I'd say it will be way too heavy for an .09 to do any good, unless you just want to go around and around in Carrier. A McCoy .19 may be a little "brutal".
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Re: Consignment shop 36" control line F4U Corsair

Post  rsv1cox on Thu Jul 09, 2015 5:59 am

Thanks guys. I'm thinking an Enya .15 too Rod, I have a couple of nice ones.

The balsa built cowl in front of the F4 I believe is from another model he had for sale, a Sopworth Camel. It is built to the extent of the the F4 but overall is larger. There was a complete roll of red monocoat in the parts box, another $75 asking plane for which he would take $35. I think I will go back and get it.

The F4 came with a stack of sheet balsa, maybe for the wing covering. But I will probably use silkspan and spray the whole thing blue with Lustercoat.
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Re: Consignment shop 36" control line F4U Corsair

Post  getback on Thu Jul 09, 2015 8:57 am

WOW good deal that's a fine looking model and will be a looker with some silk on it , does the sopwitch look like this or have built up air foil ???   http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/12/Sopwith_F-1_Camel_USAF.jpg&imgrefurl=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sopwith_Camel&h=1226&w=1800&tbnid=IaLXS5WWZCkGVM:&zoom=1&tbnh=136&tbnw=200&usg=__1zNLNK8FovQvll_Z286CuqOJ3XY=&docid=jF7c02JML-YcJM&itg=1  well I copied it and want go to pics ? And yea the enya 15 would be what I would use to keep the vibration down .


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Re: Consignment shop 36" control line F4U Corsair

Post  Cribbs74 on Thu Jul 09, 2015 11:46 am

Bob,

Neat kit, is that Sterling?

If so, you may find this interesting...

http://www.airplanesandrockets.com/airplanes/f4u-corsair.htm

Edit: Nevermind, I see it's Guillows judging by the decal sheet.
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Re: Consignment shop 36" control line F4U Corsair

Post  rsv1cox on Thu Jul 09, 2015 12:58 pm

Thanks for the picture Eric, but that's not it.  After seeing it, I think it's more like a Nieuport 17 although he had Camel on it.

And Ron,  thanks for that.  It is a Sterling kit with a Guillows decal sheet.  That site is going to come in handy as there are no plans with the kit.  I had googled it but somehow missed that site. Booked it.



There is a household shipping label on it, seems it spent some time in Hawaii in a life long ago.
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Re: Consignment shop 36" control line F4U Corsair

Post  Ken Cook on Thu Jul 09, 2015 3:00 pm

Bob, I may have the plans for the kit. I will check if your interested. Ken
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Re: Consignment shop 36" control line F4U Corsair

Post  stuntflyr on Thu Jul 09, 2015 3:49 pm

I'm going to put a K&B 61 in the Sterling C-9 Corsair like yours, Bob! Nostalgia Class II model with three line JRoberts bellcrank for that old school Carrier event flavor, don't you know.
I have another Corsair kit the same size by JRoberts too, I have a K&B 40 for it to fly Class I carrier. Here are a few pictures of a JRoberts kit modified into an F2G Corsair with a bubble canopy for carrier in the '70s.
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Re: Consignment shop 36" control line F4U Corsair

Post  rsv1cox on Thu Jul 09, 2015 7:36 pm

Thanks for the offer Ken, the plans would be nice to have.  Let me see if they are in the rather large box that may be in the other plane (Camel/Nieuport?) for sale.  There is a lot of stuff in there.  I should be able to go back tomorrow to pick that one up.

And Chris,  such a nice model.  Love that bubble canopy, cockpit detail, and long nose.  What an aircraft!!  A .61.....you have courage.

I had a 3 line Roberts once, sold it when I was getting out of the hobby forever.  Famous last words.

Actually I have not had a chance to fully investigate this model yet.  Just to much going on right now.

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Re: Consignment shop 36" control line F4U Corsair

Post  rsv1cox on Fri Jul 10, 2015 2:37 pm

Went back and picked up the Sopworth Camel, Yup, not a Nieuport, the tail section threw me off.   Better made than the F4U but probably by the same builder.  Lots of plans but unfortunately none for the F4U.  Looks like everything is there, guess the builder was going to cover it in red monocoat.  Didn’t someone Coverite? make a camouflage covering?  





Both originally designed for electric power but it looks like the Camel was modified for a 1/2A engine. The F4U can go either way, but I'm moding it for C/L. The Bipe, I may just hang it for now. Too many projects.



I will have to rebuild the front end of the Corsair, stiffen it up add a firewall and stronger bearers.  Now I'm thinking the McCoy .19 or maybe even a .35.  Chris is setting the bar high with a K&B .61.  



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Re: Consignment shop 36" control line F4U Corsair

Post  Ken Cook on Fri Jul 10, 2015 3:04 pm

Coverite did indeed make the camo covering. That covering is long out of production and it can bring a good amount of $$$$$ if found. My club member Dennis has the above mentioned covering on a Walter Umland plane   https://www.facebook.com/PhillyFliersCL/photos/pb.513140418756097.-2207520000.1436558593./858017104268425/?type=3&theater        Ken
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Post  stuntflyr on Fri Jul 10, 2015 4:25 pm

I have made my model just for that big engine, so it's (hopefully) able to hold it all together with not only the engine but carrier landings. We'll see if I did it correctly after a few flights!
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