Chance Vought F4U-1A Corsair (oz3114)
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Vought F4U-1A Corsair. Scale model carrier fighter for control line.
Quote: "Rugged and fast, and used for such diverse activities as high altitude fighting, night fighting, bombing and low level attack work the Vought Corsair will forever remain one of the classic designs in fighter plane history.
The one inch to the foot control line model described here is the F4U-1a flown by Ira C 'Ike' Kepford. Lieutenant Kepford racked up 17 victories in the South-West Pacific while flying Corsairs with VF-17, Blackburn's Irregulars. Markings faithfully duplicate those which appeared on Kepford's plane. Any glow plug engine from .35 to .60 cubic inch displacement can be used in this 41 inch span model.
Construction. Construction begins with the wing. Cut balsa spar pieces and plywood joiners, cement firmly together. Since the full size Corsair had fabric covered outer wing panels our plans include scale spacing of ribs for those who desire to duplicate this appearance via strips of fish line on the balsa covering. An alternate method of construction is to actually install the scale number of ribs and cover the outer panels with silk. If you do so reduce the ribs to 1/16 in thick firm balsa. Slip ribs into notches in spar, cement these well.
Cut plywood landing gear mount to shape, drill holes, and cement into slot in ribs. Bend landing gear struts, make one left and one right. Bind auxiliary strut to main strut with fine wire, then solder well. Hold wire with J-bolts and smear installation with cement. Cut bellcrank mount and bolt hole. Slip mount through three center ribs, apply plenty of cement all around... "
Quote: "You can never have enough bent wing Corsairs so here is Walt Musciano's control line beauty from American Modeler issue Nov./Dec. 1963. Strangely the build article consisted of five pages, including the typical cut-away drawing, but had no picture of the actual model."
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Build article text and pics, 5 pages, thanks to Anthony344.
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