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Re: F4u Corsair build cookup?
Reply #21 - Jan 8th, 2016 at 1:35pm
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I'm definitely interested. I will probably make the wing removable, with wire pins in tubes, and probably also make an 'improved' wing  with a curved inboard section. I intend to build it with the birdcage canopy as on the Comet plan and perhaps with the clipped wing tips of the Fleet Air Arm version. I may well leave the extant fuselage unchanged and wait for flight tests to see if I need to build a lighter fuselage with better wood and more air. I'm about to build a new wing for a KeilKraft Me109 F and after that will start on the Corsair wing. I seem to have lost my Me109 but have an own design fuselage that will fit the KK wing.
  
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Reply #20 - Jan 8th, 2016 at 1:11pm
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Reply #19 - Jan 8th, 2016 at 12:24pm
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RJ, take a look at this video re: vacuform: It was what gave me hope to make my own canopies.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4na6TYLT1qc&list=PLD475F6D55C660D64&index=26

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Reply #18 - Jan 8th, 2016 at 11:43am
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I'm still in the game. Trying to decide which plan to use. Currently, I'm looking at Frank Scott's 22" Corsair and Mark Drela's 13" peanut which I would enlarge to somewhere around 20-21".

I'm not concerned about making the wing. Mostly concerned about making the canopy as I have not made one before.

I may be slow getting going on this build as I am currently on another build, and I have generally been a slow builder.

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Reply #17 - Jan 8th, 2016 at 6:49am
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I see these members have shown interest so yell out if you are interested.

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Re: F4u Corsair build cookup?
Reply #16 - Jan 8th, 2016 at 6:45am
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Sky9pilot wrote on Jan 8th, 2016 at 12:32am:
We usually ask for five participants to officially open a cook up.  This is the first cook up I've seen with so few participants and build pictures.  So come on modelers...if you want a cook up, post build pictures that we can follow.
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Maybe the wing is the deterrent on this cookup. So! if no one else joins in, then maybe shelve this cookup till a later time.

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Re: F4u Corsair build cookup?
Reply #15 - Jan 8th, 2016 at 12:32am
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We usually ask for five participants to officially open a cook up.  This is the first cook up I've seen with so few participants and build pictures.  So come on modelers...if you want a cook up, post build pictures that we can follow.
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Reply #14 - Jan 7th, 2016 at 2:10pm
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Grin  fuselage construction is straight forward.  i like half shell method.  the real bad one is fixing the proper wing dihedral.  you need to predetermine how the root wing rib slants  i lay out the former where the main spar attaches then by measuring out the length of the inner and outer panels and the heights required, i draft out the shape of the spar and set the panels accordingly. remember the rib where the wing panels join is vertical!
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Re: F4u Corsair build cookup?
Reply #13 - Jan 7th, 2016 at 6:36am
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When I finish the P-40 and FAC Kaydet builds I will have the space to build an F4U Corsair from a Comet plan for this cookup.

Snaky Stringer, you could give me some insights on the construction.

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Reply #12 - Jan 5th, 2016 at 12:26pm
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I have a Comet Corsair fuselage built from the kit wood and with tiny holes in the formers. It's been unfinished for at least twenty years and probably nearer thirty. I was considering a more accurate wing and opening up the formers to allow rubber clearance but perhaps a wing and fuselage straight from the plan would be more authentic. I doubt if the wing according to plan would survive the first landing, though, which in itself would be quite authentic.

I will report back, perhaps even with pictures.
  
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Re: F4u Corsair build cookup?
Reply #11 - Dec 20th, 2015 at 2:42pm
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I have a Czech plan of an F4U somewhere I'd like to do, but with all the cookups starting I'm a bit reluctant starting another one.  I'll follow with great interest!
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Reply #10 - Dec 20th, 2015 at 2:38pm
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Yes it is.  I started covering but am behind because of the holidays.
  
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Reply #9 - Dec 20th, 2015 at 9:27am
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Grin  yes.  i do have photos on this build.  they are to be published in maxecuter newsletter.

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Re: F4u Corsair build cookup?
Reply #8 - Dec 19th, 2015 at 4:00pm
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OK! RJ, if spud can gather enough interest we could have a go at an F4U cookup.

Scigs30, is that the F4U on the Building in progress section?
  

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Re: F4u Corsair build cookup?
Reply #7 - Dec 19th, 2015 at 3:56pm
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I've been wanting to build a Corsair, and maybe could be talked into joining a Corsair cook up.
  
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