We got the exclusive on the Hangar 9 F4U-1D Corsair. This plane is a giant-scale 60cc size aircraft that delivers scale details worthy of being called competition grade, I have to say that it is impressive. The construction is primarily wood with fully balsa-sheeted areas, but the outer wing panels and control surfaces (except the three-panel flaps) feature exposed ribs like was done with the full-scale fighter. The three-piece wing features a robust fiberglass structure in the center which houses the custom main retracts built by Robart Mfg. We plan to add all the scale detail we can to this already great looking bird.
Make sure you check out my blog page daily on this build. I will be posting my work on the Corsair each day. Enjoy
here is the three piece wing with the flaps and aileron set in place.
The cowl is large, along with the fuselage and wing. This is going to be one large Warbird.
Well I am back at it, had to leave for a week so no work was done on the Corsair, but now we are rocking and rolling again.
Here is some of my latest work on the Corsair.
Here I am installing the electric retracts. Am I the only one who finds that it takes just as long to install the retracts as it does to build the rest of the plane. 🙂 Although I have to say that installing electric retracts is much easier than installing air retracts.
Here are the finished retracts with the wheelcovers attached. Notice the rubber band that wraps around the wheels strut. This is glued to the gear door and will keep it shut once the gears retract into the wheel-well.
The flight batteries are located in a cavity near the firewall. This makes for a very neat installation and aids in the balance of the plane.
The battery charging/check leads are left exposed for easy access. I like to write the battery’s information on some shrink tubing and then attach it to the end of the leads. That way I always know what batteries are inside the plane.
Well, I got sidetracked on another project so I didn’t get much done on the Corsair 60cc last week. As a result there were no posts last week. But this week I am back on it, here are some pictures of the latest assembly.
My thanks to David Payne form Horizon for sending me some images of the engine installation of his corsair.
Here is my custom-made motor spacer. I just copied the mounting backplate this is supplied on the Evolution 77 cc 7-cylinder radial engine. This will extend the engine out to the proper distance from the fire wall.
After a quick test fit of the engine I can now epoxy the mounting block to the firewall. This engine looks great at the front of this large warbird.
Now a quick test fit of the cowl over the engine and you can see that is a perfect fit.
Next step is to set-up the McDaniel OnBoard glow driver for this engine. Each plug cable runs back to the glow driver control unit inside the fuselage.
Here is the control box for the onboard glow driver, this along with the battery will be installed under the servos. but first I need to test everything out.