Big Corsair, Kit Number: 1004

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Big Corsair, Kit Number: 1004

Postby BillParker » Mon Mar 24, 2008 1:32 pm

Paul K. Guillow, Inc. Balsa Wood Airplanes VOUGHT F4U-4 CORSAIR

Plans for Kit Number: 1004 Wing Span: 30 3/4" Scale: 1/16

Plans Blown to 90" approx scale: 1/5

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Build Photos:

http://www.parkerinfo.com/ap49.htm

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Postby supercruiser » Tue Mar 25, 2008 5:47 pm

Looks like a candidate for Ageless Engines scale R-2800.
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agelessengines.com

Postby BillParker » Tue Mar 25, 2008 11:18 pm

At first, I was going take the easy way out, and just say, "huh?"

But, I decided to do some research.

http://www.agelessengines.com/

Interesting website. His code wouldn't work on my 64 bit LINUX/Firefox lappy here, but I went wise guy, stole his code and rewrote his links.

Having read all his pages...

DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHAT IT WOULD COST TO BUILD ONE OF HIS ENGINES? :D

When I was a kid, I had access to a machine shop, as all the men in my family were with Lee C. Moore Drilling Co. out of Tulsa, Ok. I don't have that access now. Set-up alone for making all the parts would be tens of thousands of dollars. Somehow, I think maybe an old chain saw motor would be a better idea. Besides, it clearly says on his plans, (in many places on the site, "THESE PLANS ARE NOT FOR FLYING AIPLANES." I think he's worried about attorny's fees.

But... How much fun would it be to build a plane around one of his 18 cylinder beasts?

Thank you for sweetening my dreams!

bp :D :D :D
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Postby Xanadu » Tue Apr 08, 2008 9:46 pm

You XL versions of Guillows are a real hoot............ :D
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The Big Corsair is done...

Postby BillParker » Sun Apr 13, 2008 10:31 pm

The Big corsair is finished...


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The build pics are online as well:


http://www.parkerinfo.com/ap49.htm


I just finished blowing up the plans for the:

NIEUPORT II KIT NUMBER 203 Wing Span: 24" BLOWN TO 85"

This one is going to be fun!
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Postby kittyfritters » Mon Apr 14, 2008 12:39 pm

Bill,

You are getting really good with that fabric covering. Have you flown it yet?

Howard
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Guess What?

Postby BillParker » Mon Oct 26, 2009 12:57 pm

Here we go again!

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And it ain't gonna be blue.


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Postby BillParker » Fri Oct 30, 2009 10:33 am

Again, thank you Mr. Duckett...

Always have had trouble with the joining of the vertical stab with the fuse. Mr. Duckett taught me that if you ain't cheatin' you ain't tryin'...

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On the Corsair, the leading edge lights have always been a pain in the a$$ as well. This time, I think all will be well...

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I mock thee, Corsair...

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getting there...

Postby BillParker » Thu Nov 19, 2009 10:23 am

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getting there some more...

Postby BillParker » Fri Nov 20, 2009 11:08 am

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and done...

Postby BillParker » Fri Nov 20, 2009 9:19 pm

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Looks great!

Postby dfrank47 » Mon Dec 07, 2009 3:17 pm

Do you think the TBF Avenger 500 series kit would blow up into a 1/16 scale kit? The big Corsair is awsome
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Postby BillParker » Mon Dec 07, 2009 5:13 pm

I don't see why not? I just blew it up to 100"... That's gonna be exactly between 1/7 and 1/6 scale... so 1/16 is just little. Go for it!
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