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Vought Sikorsky XF4U-1 Corsair. Rubber scale model WWII fighter prototype.
Quote: "XF4U-1 - Capitol - 30 inch: A 30 in span Vought-Sikorsky F4U-1 from Capitol Model Aircraft Co, 1942. Plan and printwood scanned from an original kit. This plan represents the XF4U-1 prototype, with the cockpit further forward than production Corsairs."
Includes build notes and printwood.
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Quote: "CONSTRUCTION NOTES: It has been the aim of the manufacturer to present the plan to this airplane model as simply and as easy to follow as possible; but nevertheless, it is most advisable to study the plan thoroughly before actually beginning the construction. In this way possible mistakes may be avoided, and the process of construction, especially to the inexperienced builder, will be easier and more pleasant. Certain points, which at first glance may appear to be complicated, will of themselves become plain and coherent as the step by step construction progresses.
To begin, fasten down the plan to a large flat, soft wooden surface with thumb tacks. The soft surface permits the injection of pins, the pins being essential to the building, since in most phases of construction they (pins) are used to hold the formation of the construction in plcae while the cement dries. It is not necessary to employ a wooden surface as large as the plan - it should however, be as large as any one of the sections under construction, such as wings, fuselage, etc. A sheet of waxed paper placed over the plan will prevent the cement from adhering to the plan surface.
FUSELAGE: The fuselage or 'body' of the model is usually built first. Lay down the longerons of the SIDE VIEW of the plan, holding them in place by means of pins. It is unnecessary and undesirable to inject the pins through the wood, but rather using the pins closely injected into the workboard on either side..."
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