View Full Version : Whistling Death

05-02-2008, 02:52 AM
I'll blame it on a slow downwind turn on a gusty day.

The "Bent Wing Bird"

05-02-2008, 02:55 AM
Ouch, dang... sorry to see that man.

05-02-2008, 03:34 AM
It's ok, I'm already making another one.

Much like the "Six Million Dollar Man", this one will be "better, stronger, faster" because after all, "we have the technology".:Q

05-02-2008, 03:37 AM
LOL well glad your not down at all. So what are you creating next?

05-02-2008, 03:52 AM
Another Corsair. I really want a Corsair in my hangar. This one will be a bit larger with a 38" wingspan, and all from scratch. The wing is almost finished, made of laminated Elmers board.

I'm having trouble figuring out how to make the fuse from Elmers board though. It would take 30 strips (5"x31") laminated together to make a block big enough. Or I could try bending it into a tube. Need to do more research I guess.

05-02-2008, 03:56 AM
do you ever use Rc groups plans?
Oh and if you want cheaper foam, dollar general has em 20x30 for a buck! thats what i use, or you can buy the Fan Fold Foam from home depot or lowes for 35bucks and make lotsa planes.

hey what do ya know....glassing dollar tree foam board!

i cant seem to find a scratchbuilt corsair through quicksearch if you look around im sure there is one.

05-02-2008, 05:30 AM
Thanks, that's a lot of 3-views!

I did consider making a fiberglass and resin frame, and covering it with foam. Not sure how heavy that would be. The first 2 Corsairs I made came out a little tail-heavy, so I'd like the fuse to be hollow this time.

Yeah I may check out Home Depot, the Elmers board from Michaels is rather expensive. Does Home Depot's foam board have paper on it too? That stuff is a pain to get off!



05-09-2008, 02:53 PM
If you're talking about the fanfold stuff, no it doesn't have the paper like the Elmers board and much easier to work with. Hardest part is finding someone who stocks it. I got lucky, they built a new Lowes by me and they have it.

06-02-2008, 09:06 PM
And finally, here is the new Corsair: