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500% FT Mighty Mini Corsair Build Thread

ELEV8 RC

AKA Uprise FPV
#1
120" Goodyear FG-4 Corsair Build Thread

Hey everyone,

After some snooping and help from lots of you guys, I’ve decided to build a “giant single engine warbird”, as discussed in this thread: http://forum.flitetest.com/showthread.php?34277-Well-I-m-Kinda-At-A-Loss-Here&highlight=Warbird

I concluded on an FT3D, but I’m a sucker for warbirds. Plus, the FT3D seems too boring.

I think a Giant Corsair might be a bit of a reach, but at the same time, a hefty challenge that I hope to get done this summer before school starts (I probably won’t).

This won’t be your normal Corsair though. It’s going to have folding wings. Yes, I’m nuts.

Thanks to the help of DamoRC and Hai-Lee, I printed some Mini Corsair plans that I scaled up in Adobe. They’re quite large.

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Of course, I’m not going directly from these plans. I’ll probably make a symmetric airfoil and cover with foam instead of cardstock.

The final goal is to make this look really scale (loads better than the P-61), and have it fly well. I also want to be able to do a roll:p.

That said, I’m not using C Pack motors. I’ll be using a larger Suppo and some proper servos.
 
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ELEV8 RC

AKA Uprise FPV
#13
Looking forward to this. Are you planning on retracts, fixed, or hand launched? Maybe scale 3-panel flaps? Tailhook? :D
Definitely some sort of landing gear. I’d love retracts, but can’t afford them, so I’ll probably go with some fixed landing gear. I’ve learned that fixed gear make great shock absorbers!

I don’t think I’ll do flaps because they might interfere with the wing folding mechanisms, but I will definitely add a tail hook. I couldn’t possibly not add one!
 
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Definitely some sort of landing gear. I’d love retracts, but can’t afford them, so I’ll probably go with some fixed landing gear. I’ve learned that fixed gear make great shock absorbers!

I don’t think I’ll do flaps because they might interfere with the wing folding mechanisms, but I will definitely add a tail hook. I couldn’t possibly not add one!
These units are pretty cheap and reliable, just need some 5mm wire for the strut: https://hobbyking.com/en_us/servole...-for-large-models-51mm-x-43mm-mount-2pcs.html. They aren't twist and turn like the real Corsair, but those kind of retracts get extremely expensive. I have a spare set of rotating retract gear from an FMS 1400mm Corsair that I could send you, but that is a much smaller airplane.. Whatever you decide, I'm sure it will be awesome!
 

ELEV8 RC

AKA Uprise FPV
#18
Are the folding mechanisms to be automated? Or will the "crew" set them manually?
Automated:) I plan to have a line out of the wing and pull them up with a servo and push rod, or rather “pull” rod ;).

I’ll also delay them so they take look scale as they go up!
 

ELEV8 RC

AKA Uprise FPV
#19
These units are pretty cheap and reliable, just need some 5mm wire for the strut: https://hobbyking.com/en_us/servole...-for-large-models-51mm-x-43mm-mount-2pcs.html. They aren't twist and turn like the real Corsair, but those kind of retracts get extremely expensive. I have a spare set of rotating retract gear from an FMS 1400mm Corsair that I could send you, but that is a much smaller airplane.. Whatever you decide, I'm sure it will be awesome!
Thanks! I’ll keep both in mind. I still have a long way to go though before I get to that stage.

At the same time, though, I don’t want them to be an afterthought like the landing gear on the P-61.