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Old 01-13-2018, 05:12 AM   #1
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Default Giant Scale Top Flight Corsair... so it begins

So I am going to start a build thread. I debated to jut build and post pics later but what the heck. This one will take a while so hopefully you have a long attention span.

Picked this up last night from a guy in the next town over from me. Got the kit, the Robart Retracts, and the cockpit kit to really go scale on this one. When it is all done it will be an 86.5" wingspan monster.

I haven't decided on the power plant yet. considering a 3 cylinder gas radial but may go e power, just not sure yet. Whatever I decide that is a long way off so for now I will just be focused on the airframe.

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That's a lot of lumber!
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Nice one ....

Watching with interest...

In terms of long running build saga - my CG Lancaster comes to mind !

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Looks like who ever cut it out used the whole forest.
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I think 85" span is eligible for Joe Nall! Are you planning on going with retracts?

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Yes on the retracts. I got the Robarts to go along with it.

Got a start on it last night. Going by the book and starting with the tail. Does it look like a corsair yet?


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Nope not yet Bill. Still looks like a ton of balsa.

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Originally Posted by Don Sims View Post
Nope not yet Bill. Still looks like a ton of balsa.
And it probably will for quite a while Don!

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Starting to make some of the bits look like an airplane now. Made some good progress on the tail section today since I had the day off for snow. Horizontal stab almost done and I got the vertical pieces for the fin cut as well. Sheeting is joined together and ready to go on once all the glue sets up.


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Take your time, Bill. I don't think snow skis will fit very well in the wheel wells! (Crazy weather we're having, huh?)

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Originally Posted by Stay Quiet View Post
Take your time, Bill. I don't think snow skis will fit very well in the wheel wells! (Crazy weather we're having, huh?)
Oh yeah, taking my time on this one for sure. on step 3 of about 8000 I think. No rush to get it done. It was nice to just chill (pun intended) and hang outin the shop working on it today.

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Got some more work done today on the elevators. Still have to finish out the balance tabs and tips. Then it is time to start sanding and sheeting them.

(notice the 12" ruler in front for scale!)


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Got the fin and rudder done tonight.


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Looks great! I love that the plans show all the control horns apparently hidden internally. The small blocks on the vertical stab trailing edge are for hinges, I take it?

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She's gonna be a beauty. Nice call on shifting the inboard elevator hinge blocks a bit.
As much as I hate to say it on this forum, a radial would be quite fitting, as well as a real crowd pleaser.

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She's gonna be a beauty. Nice call on shifting the inboard elevator hinge blocks a bit.
As much as I hate to say it on this forum, a radial would be quite fitting, as well as a real crowd pleaser.
Thanks, yeah that inner block would have had a hard time matching up with the rib for the elevator in the way. By the time I get this one done I may have enough saved up for that engine.

Looking to sell some foamies by the way... lol

Also got her planked and rough sanded the leading edges last night


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Originally Posted by Stay Quiet View Post
Looks great! I love that the plans show all the control horns apparently hidden internally. The small blocks on the vertical stab trailing edge are for hinges, I take it?
Yes, using the Robart #310 Large Hinges. Giving them all the support they need. Going put some blocks in the elevator and rudder as well.

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