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Official FlightLine F4U-1A Corsair 1600mm (63") Wingspan

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  • Originally posted by downwindleg View Post

    Actually the first FUBAR is past tense with the F part ending in ed. The second one is future tense without the ed but both acronyms have the same spelling. Anyway, I might give that a try. What the hell.
    DWL, Is like a grammatical 'double negative" then? Two (2) FUBARs in one sentence would mean, all is good, right? LOL Best, LB
    Captain: Got any ideas?
    F/O: Actually not.
    — Captain Chesley B 'Sully' Sullenberger III and F/O Jeff Skiles—

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    • IDK, ones past tense, ones present. but how often do we get to double FUBAR something. that's like finding hens teeth?

      Joe

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      • The corsair and the Hellcat shared the same engine and my two share the same motor, prop, and dummy engine. The Hellcat wound up with the Corsair wheels and got it's first flights in this morning. Setup worked just fine and no prop strikes. So don't worry, I won't be buying up all of the spare Corsair props to keep my Hellcat flying...maybe. Better hope nothing new comes out that needs this setup too. Don't know if I can resist.

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        • Awesome...I did the same Skyboss. Finally figured out my phone pictures. Someone here was asking about vent flaps on the front. Here they are

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          • Originally posted by redbarn View Post
            The corsair and the Hellcat shared the same engine and my two share the same motor, prop, and dummy engine. The Hellcat wound up with the Corsair wheels and got it's first flights in this morning. Setup worked just fine and no prop strikes. So don't worry, I won't be buying up all of the spare Corsair props to keep my Hellcat flying...maybe. Better hope nothing new comes out that needs this setup too. Don't know if I can resist.
            How did the Hellcat perform with the Corsair bits?

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            • Originally posted by Elbee View Post

              Tom, Thanks for the Post # and for the tip on stripping the bottom for White, sounds like just the ticket. I, too, will use Behr Exterior for this build. Keep those pictures comin'. Best, Steve
              More pics, still have more I want to do but flying is getting in the way.

              Tom
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              • Originally posted by I-fly-rc-aircraft View Post
                More pics, still have more I want to do but flying is getting in the way. Tom
                Tom, Good-lookin' Bird, Sir. Who's that young man in the last picture? Best, Steve
                Captain: Got any ideas?
                F/O: Actually not.
                — Captain Chesley B 'Sully' Sullenberger III and F/O Jeff Skiles—

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                • Originally posted by paladin View Post
                  IDK, ones past tense, ones present. but how often do we get to double FUBAR something. that's like finding hens teeth?

                  Joe
                  Would the hens teeth work as replacement cogs on the servo drive sprocket? Anyway, I tried the shoe goo thing but no joy. MRC is out of stock now on the gear door servos as luck would have it. Anyone have an extra laying around from a wrecked Corsair wing that I could purchase to get this bird back up in the air? I've tried many others that I had laying around but none of them work for this application.

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                  • Originally posted by downwindleg View Post

                    Would the hens teeth work as replacement cogs on the servo drive sprocket? Anyway, I tried the shoe goo thing but no joy. MRC is out of stock now on the gear door servos as luck would have it. Anyone have an extra laying around from a wrecked Corsair wing that I could purchase to get this bird back up in the air? I've tried many others that I had laying around but none of them work for this application.
                    Have you tried one of the ones you have laying around, taking it apart and using the drive cog out of it? Also, what seems to not work for the application? It seems like it's just a standard 9g servo. Have you looked at what HobbyKing has in the way of a metal gear 9g servo? You can always get a pair so they match. I've used many of those for replacement in Freewing/FMS planes. They are inexpensive but the shipping for a small order may not be palatable.

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                    • IF WHAT XVIPER SAGGESTS DOES NOT WORK, REMOVE ALL THE GEAR DOORS AND FLY THAT WAY TILL THEY GET THE SERVO IN.

                      WE HAD REALLY TALL GRASS AND THE SAME DOORS ON MY ZIROLI WOULD BEND AND BIND, NOTHING LIKE LANDING A 30# PLANE GEAR UP. AFTER AFEW OF THOSE I REMOVED THE DOORS AND IT FLEW THE REST OF ITS 21 YEAR LIFE THAT WAY.

                      JOE

                      P.S. SORRY 4 YELLING

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                      • I just received a small order from RC Castle and as usual, they included a small "gift" in the package. It was a free Freewing 9g digital, metal geared servo, similar to the one that is used in these planes. You should take a look at RC Castle to see if they have stock of what you need. For something small like this, RCC will mail it to you for a few bucks. It would take about a week. See what else you might need from them and make the shipment worth while.

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                        • Originally posted by xviper View Post
                          Have you tried one of the ones you have laying around, taking it apart and using the drive cog out of it? Also, what seems to not work for the application? It seems like it's just a standard 9g servo. Have you looked at what HobbyKing has in the way of a metal gear 9g servo? You can always get a pair so they match. I've used many of those for replacement in Freewing/FMS planes. They are inexpensive but the shipping for a small order may not be palatable.
                          No I have not, but good idea. The gear/sprocket in question not only has to fit on a slotted brass shaft but the gear/sprocket itself has a limiter cog on it on the underside which is why I couldn't just rotate it to a part of the gear not damaged. Anyway, I'll try taking apart one of the other servos. They have a different sized output shaft which is why I didn't go any further because I didn't want to change out the control horn which is connected to the doors. That would have set off a whole new set of problems. If changing the sprocket out doesn't work, I'll probably just wait 'til they come back in stock. Thanks for all the input guys.

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                          • Originally posted by downwindleg View Post

                            Would the hens teeth work as replacement cogs on the servo drive sprocket? Anyway, I tried the shoe goo thing but no joy. MRC is out of stock now on the gear door servos as luck would have it. Anyone have an extra laying around from a wrecked Corsair wing that I could purchase to get this bird back up in the air? I've tried many others that I had laying around but none of them work for this application.
                            this looks like the same servo but reversed... maybe you can use a servo reverser lead to make this work for you?.

                            https://www.motionrc.com/collections...o-md31091r-300


                            https://www.amazon.com/Karcy-5-0-6-0...s%2C211&sr=8-1

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                            • Thanks for the input and the effort Rich but, at this point unless someone comes up with one out of a "bent wing", I'm just going to wait for them to come back in stock. I don't have allot of time these days for repairs.

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                              • Originally posted by downwindleg View Post
                                Thanks for the input and the effort Rich but, at this point unless someone comes up with one out of a "bent wing", I'm just going to wait for them to come back in stock. I don't have allot of time these days for repairs.
                                understood

                                If I had one, I would have sent it up to you!

                                Rich

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                                • Originally posted by downwindleg View Post
                                  Thanks for the input and the effort Rich but, at this point unless someone comes up with one out of a "bent wing", I'm just going to wait for them to come back in stock. I don't have allot of time these days for repairs.
                                  Servos are just now in stock!!

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                                  • Thanks Rich. I'll get right on that.

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