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Reply #36 - Jan 10th, 2016 at 4:47pm
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I live in the United Kingdom, in Wales, actually, and Sams is a well-known supplier of wood, tissue, kits, plans etc. I think I last bought from them in 1991 and I believe they are now under new management. They used to have a printed catalogue but maybe now it's all on line

http://www.samsmodels.com/
  
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Reply #35 - Jan 10th, 2016 at 3:26pm
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SS, I pick up most of my wood from the local Hobby Town. They have some hard (for LE & TE) and soft balsa for other stuff, but I have to order any "C" grain from National.

Who is SAMS?

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Reply #34 - Jan 10th, 2016 at 3:17pm
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Ah yes, good wood. If I stick with the fuselage as built I am stuck with the kit wood, which is pretty solid stuff. However in the past I built the Comet Avenger from kit wood and it flew fairly well by  my standards of the day. I still have most of that fuselage as well as the Dauntless, which also flew quite well. My best Comet fliers, I think, have been the 24 inch Thunderbolt and the 20 inch Spitfire IX, which I have in mind to modify to a Spitfire XI photo reconnaissance in USAF colours, as seen on youtube.
I must contact Sams about some good wood, although the amount of wood in the wing hardly justifies it, I suppose. The tail, on the other hand...
  
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Reply #33 - Jan 10th, 2016 at 2:11pm
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SS, after Tom posted the link from outerzone I went and down loaded the print wood for the Comet plan and have decided on that plan for the cookup. Now to obtain some good wood from National.

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Reply #32 - Jan 10th, 2016 at 12:05pm
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I have, or in a way had, the Fighters Of WW2 book, including the Corsair plan. I bought the book a long time ago soon after it was published and built the Zero a long time ago. I think I still have some bits of it. It flew quite well but I was more of a novice then than now ( still really a novice). I finally cut the book up and filed the separate plans away so the book is no longer in one piece. It is an invaluable source of ideas and it's nice to know it's available out there.The Frank Scott Corsair wing is definitely more accurate than the Comet one, although the Comet fuselage seems to me to accurate enough, and one doesn't need to vacuum form the birdcage canopy because the plan version will work fine. A tiny modification to the cockpit area might make the cockpit opening more realistic and perhaps a photographic reproduction of the instrument panel might be fun, but perhaps that isn't really in the spirit. Whoever built the model for the photographs on the plan was pretty good. The landing gear also leaves some room for a bit of fancy detailing if you're that way inclined. My plan is to built it gear up initially and add plug-in gear if the flights are successful.
  
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Reply #31 - Jan 10th, 2016 at 11:00am
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Tom, don't do it I just tried to transfer some info from my flash drive such my budget (excel) and some photos, but they will not download.

Wait a minute, I just was able to print some national insignia for my P40. Wink Now to be able to learn how to resize or save pdfs.

Ok enough of this its the wrong forum any way.

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Reply #30 - Jan 10th, 2016 at 10:38am
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Hang in there Bob, there's always a learning curve with these confusers when they are updated. More bells and whistles aren't always a good thing! But you'll get a handle on it.  I didn't care for Microsoft 7 when it came out.
My internet connection is so slow that I haven't been able to download the "10".

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Reply #29 - Jan 10th, 2016 at 8:58am
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I just got my new HP Slim Line desktop running (Windows 10) and I hate the program. Nothing is the same, Cheesy PDF does not work as before, I cannot print now Angry Angry Angry and I've been reading and going on HP's and Microsoft websites to get help. Its geared more to the younger generation.

When I go into a flash drive that has my plans they were changed to internet edge and do not show as pdf now. Cry
  

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Reply #28 - Jan 9th, 2016 at 11:37pm
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Bob,
Outerzone says it's comet plan has all the formers too.  Click Here Comet F4U
The formers are there!! I double checked!
If your mind is set on doing the birdcage version! The complete plan is there!
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Reply #27 - Jan 9th, 2016 at 8:51pm
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RJ, here is Joe Ott's plan called: Vought Sikorsky 

http://www.outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=4535
  

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Reply #26 - Jan 9th, 2016 at 3:20pm
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I've decided to go with the Frank Scott plan found at Outerzone. I agree with staubkorb, it should be a good flyer, and that's what I want!  The build will perhaps be more tedious than might be the case with other plans, but this is OK. I need the experience!

The notes next to the plan show that the it came from "Flying Scale Models of WWII". I found this publication on Outerzone at http://www.outerzone.co.uk/books/list_chapters.asp?book=3. Worth a look see!

I will be seeking answers to the following questions as my build progresses. Any/all suggestions will be welcomed!

- Should I build in some positive incidence for the wing? (Probably, and I'll try. Will also try to allow for adjustment of the stab incidence.)

- Should I add washout to the wing tips? (Not sure about this. Needed on my Spitfire.)

- Is the dihedral provided by the plans sufficient? (I think that it is, but will cogitate on this some.)

- Is the position of the rear motor peg OK? (Not sure about this one. Will have to think on it.)

Cheers!

P.S. I have not seen the Joe Ott plan. Is it freely available?
  
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Reply #25 - Jan 9th, 2016 at 2:56pm
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Tom, I have that plan and I was about to post a general request for outerzones link since I have lost many due to the new computer I've just set up. Thanks!

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Reply #24 - Jan 9th, 2016 at 12:12pm
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Just for clarity...the McHard Corsair was actually designed by Frank Scott and it's the plan found on Outerzone Here

So if you look for the McHard F4U it won't show up except as this F4U by Frank Scott.

I just was looking for the plan and found this info out!  So enjoy!
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Reply #23 - Jan 9th, 2016 at 11:32am
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Of the three, I'd pick the McHard.  It's a "modern" design and designed to fly.  McHard has increased the dihedral in a way that it is not noticeable and also increased the tailplane size while showing the "scale" outline as a dotted line
  

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Reply #22 - Jan 9th, 2016 at 8:31am
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I will need to go with a different plan, the Comet plan that I have does not show any former or rib templates. So! Ill need to look another and I am trying to narrow my decision down from these:

Sterling F4U-5 24"ws
Vought F4U Corsair by Doug Mchard
Joe Ott Vought Sikorsky

I dont have a three headed coin so it will be a spin off.

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