F4U-Series Corsair Main Gear

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  1. Sweb

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    I'm looking for the mechanical breakdown/operation of the Corsair's main gear 90 degree rotating mechanism. Anyone have any drawing or literature? Thanks.

    Joe
     
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    Here Sweb
    how's this?
     

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    You got that from the Jane's Corsair book, correct?
     
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    If you mean the outsize big one
    yes
     
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    I'm thinking the big yellow one with Kepford's bird on the front.

    [​IMG]

    I have many of that series, they're great.
     
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    Yep
    that's the one
    they're light on hard data but lots of good, visual type information in those books though I guess that's their intent
     
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    Yeah, you're right, they're not for somebody who's looking for data, more of a history and a good sense of what the planes look like. Good for kids like me who read them over and over and over over the years. :lol:
     
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    I've got this book, must be 20 years old. It's got about 12 or 14 planes in it. Each plane has 5 or 6 triple foldouts. Maybe it's janes, it's about 4 inches thick Buried in the basement. One big awesome book. All the illistrations are by a Japanese artist.
     
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    The artist is Rikyu Watanabe and he is pretty meticulous
    I didn't realise Jane's had clubbed them all together in one book; if it's the same size as the separates then with the added dimension of 4" thick it must be some book to handle!
     
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    Just dug it out, It's called The Great Book Of World War 2 Airplanes and thats him. 1984, Man i'm gettin' old. About 21/2 inches thick.
     
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    Aren't we all?
    Apart from Catch22 that is :)
    Just noticed, you're a noofie, I did a six-week stint in Alberta and got asked three times if I was a noofie by the Calgary folk, except the first time I was asked, I had no idea what he meant. Must be the northern accent... :)
     
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    LOL, Yea I'm a Newf, who want's to go to Debden and see the 336th home base. See that dam mound of clay that took away the love of my life.....Shangri-La+
     
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    Perfect. Thanks a lot.
     
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    Hello, Sweb...
    This post caught my eye, so I thought I'd pass along some info.

    Go to Odegaard Aviation Inc..

    Look in the "Hangar" section. You will find a good picture of the landing gear "knuckle" fitting as well as a short Quicktime video of how it allows the gear to rotate while retracting.

    Cool stuff....
     
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    Sorry I was late hehe.

    Whereabouts in Alberta did you do your stint?

    And yes, I'm getting old! I'm 18 and feel like an old man, and it just hit me that I graduated High School a year ago, man time flies.
     
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