Chance Vought F4U-1D Corsair (oz4906)


Chance Vought F4U-1D Corsair (oz4906) from Royal Marutaka - plan thumbnail

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Chance Vought F4U-1D Corsair. Radio control scale model. 61-1/2 in span, 669 sq in wing area, for .60 to .80 power. Scale is 1/8. This file includes scanned 2-page Royal kit plan, along with a bonus additional 3rd page showing all templates, as drawn by Luke Zollner.

Quote: "F4U-1D Corsair building instructions:

Construction of the corsair is not difficult but the model is complicated and will require attention to detail and alignment. Due to the complex curves involved, much of the model must be built free-hand. One's task is made much easier through the use of several of the new adhesives available. Zap and Hot Stuff hold balsa parts and set very quickly (we recommend a small fillet of aliphatic resin glue over the cyanoacrylate joints), 5-minute epoxy may be used sparingly on ply parts. Keep in mind that epoxy is heavy, so a light coat is highly advisable. Contact cement may be used to speed the attachment of the wing skins.

Separate the kit parts into the primary assembly groups - fuselage, wing, stab, and fin. Trial fit the parts while studying the plans and construction views. Note those pieces that can be pinned flat during construction and those which must be built free-hand. Be sure to spend several evenings familiarizing yourself with construction.

Draw centerlines on the wing, fin,and stab ribs to facilitate alignment during construction.

Fin and rudder:
1. Mark location of ribs on V-8 and V-7. Glue ribs V-2, 3, 4, perpendicular to V-8 on V-b. Add V-5, V-6 and V-7. When dry taper V-7 for the V-1 planking and glue V-1's in place.
2. Lightly sand leading edge square and glue V-9 in place.
3. Mark the location of the ribs R-2 thru 6 on one R-1 sheet. Pin the sheet to the worksurface.
4. Glue R-2 thru 6 in place. Also add R-8.
5. When dry add remaining R-1 sheet.
6. Square leading edge of rudder and glue R-7, 9, 10 in place.
7. Sand fin and rudder to final shapes.

Stabilizer and elevator:
1. Mark the location of S-1 , 6, 7, 8, 9 and 12 on S-3.
2. Pin S-3 to worksurface with the side to which the ribs attach facing up. Glue S-1 in place and then add an S-5 on each side. Use a small right triangle when gluing ribs in place and be sure the centerlines are perpendicular to S-3.
3. Glue S-9's in place. Be sure there is no sweep from S-5 to S-9. The leading edge must be straight.
4. Glue four S-12's in place and then add 5-6, 7, and 8,
5. Bevel S-2's for center joint and glue in place..."

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Update 18/06/2018: added kit review from R/C Scale International, July/August 1997, thanks to RFJ.

Supplementary file notes

Building procedures manual, thanks to bachynski.
Kit review.


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Chance Vought F4U-1D Corsair (oz4906) from Royal Marutaka - model pic

  • (oz4906)
    Chance Vought F4U-1D Corsair
    from Royal Marutaka
    62in span
    Scale IC R/C LowWing Military Fighter
    all formers complete :)
  • Submitted: 06/10/2013
    Filesize: 1162KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: JJ

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Fiberglass cowl for this Royal kit plan, F4U-1D Corsair, is available from Part number # RL - 2.
RobertBrown - 10/10/2013
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