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Scale Corsair F4U 1/3 scale

Discussion in 'Giant / Scale Scratch and Kit Build Threads' started by Blazing Wings, Sep 14, 2018.

  1. Back on the 1/3 scale Corsair. Did I mention how tough it is to build those flaps? Once I have the wing tube and wing connections in place I will make final adjustments for the flaps. They are plugs and I will make composite flaps once all fit and mods are final.

  2. Sage L Arnell

    Sage L Arnell New to GSN!

    Where did you find 1/3 scale plans I've been looking all over for a plane to house a 115 cc 9 cylinder
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  3. Bartman

    Bartman Defender of the Noob!

    Are you building this for yourself or for a customer?

    If it's for you, why a giant Corsair? It's cool and all but there's got to be something to it that is personal, no?
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  4. Bartman

    Bartman Defender of the Noob!

    I would have loved to have been in the meeting where the engineers reported to the managers that they've run the preliminary numbers and a straight wing won't work......."so what do you recommend?" asked the managers......"A reverse gull wing sir" .....followed by...... silence

    I imagine it probably went something like that
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  5. I have plans in CAD. I can scale to any size needed. I plan to do another Corsair in about 100" wingspan. Maybe I can get started on it next year 2019
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  6. I am building this for a customer. I am just doing the building for him. He will then take over and do the glassing and scale detailing on it.
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  7. Since I can not do any composite work during winter months, I continued work on the 1/3 scale Corsair. I have completed sheeting the fuselage. Now I am working on the tail cone, and some other parts of the plane. We completed modifying the retracts to electric and sized them to fit inside this plane. I can go ahead and continue working on the wing gull section and installing spar and wing connection to wing gull. Outer wings are pretty much completed as well, just a few areas left open for spar installation. Meanwhile I will mill a plug for the canopy and cowl for fiberglass work. Soon she'll be ready to be taken to her new home.

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  8. I am discussing with myself, if I should turn the 1/3 scale Corsair into a composite kit. I received a lot of inquiries and emails asking for a kit. The only reason that holds me back is, how many sincere people out there would really like to have a 1/3 scale Corsair? To make just one is to much work and out of the question.

    It will be one of a kind for sure. I will give it some thought.
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  9. Looks like I might go ahead and do a 1/3 scale Corsair in composite. I will know this month if this is going to happen.

    I will post more details in a day or so.
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  10. dhal22

    dhal22 GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    The gull wing design was to shorten the retracts for heavy landing conditions.

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