RNZAF Corsair Build

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  1. 109ROAMING

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    Well this thread is going to follow the progress of my RNZAF Corsair Build

    I didn't realise that the whale would grow to 1.6m until tonight and was abit worried that it was getting to big but then I thought what the hay it is a Corsair after all

    Making this for my 3 year old sister who is quite a plane lover.If you ask her what a plane is she can tell you all the details whether it's a big one or not or if it's Qantas or Emirates and such other info you might want to know

    right first work seesion started tuesday from 10-30 to about 2am

    woke up early to get at it today ,up at 4pm and just come in at 1:30 so started wednesday and overnighted to thursday

    I'm sorta nocturnal in the school holidays you see


    first batch are of what I did on tuesday,tis one of the ribs on the fusalage:)

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    Wow, my man! You've certainly got the bit between your teeth, Daniel!
    That was quick, and neat work. Looks like we'll be seeing a mini-Corsair well before Christmas.
     
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    alot more sanding and jigsawing and eating saw dust....

    Last pic is of how I reinforced the firewall
     

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    This looks great! I love Corsairs, so I'll follow this one closely.
     
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    She takes shape....
     

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    Proper modelling! :thumbright:

    You don't hang around either do you? Hope you're wearing a mask cutting and sanding that stuff!

    I'll be keeping an eye on this thread.
     
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    Thanks guys

    No Muller sorry I have zero patience when I start something I'm keen on its like a Metallica song "Nothing else Matters"

    I don't actually need to wear a safety mask because I learn't a very good second use for my Fan that I use to suck away my Air brush fumes turns out its good for sanding as well

    The bench that its on has wheels so I can turn it around to suit

    see the pic of the fan sucking sand particles out the window!

    ps love the Siggy Mate!
     

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    Is it MDF you're using? If it is I'd recommend a mask, that stuff produces some very fine particles, not nice if inhaled.
     
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    Yep MDF

    Will take on your advice next time I'm out there

    hopefully later today after some sleep
     
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    Very cool indeed. Are you building this from bought plans or did you make the design yourself? Wish I had an older brother like you when I was a youngster;) Keep up the great work.
     
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    Blimey! You turn your back for five seconds...! :thumbleft:
     
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    I know, Jan. I can't believe how quick Daniel is. You can identify the shape already. Must be descendant of the Mustang design team......
     
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    For sure...!8)
     
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    Looking interesting.I can't wait the next pics of the progress.:D
     
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    Thanks Guys

    Will be out again in about 10min to hopefully start work on the wings

    I drew up all the plans ,want this to be as cheap as possible

    hopefully more pics later today
     
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    holy mother!!!! your gonna win on time!! would love to see you put a pratt and whitney in this for kicks!!
     
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    woah!

    Good work Daniel mate :)
     
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    Thanks guys

    Yeah Chris plan on putting a pretty detailed R2800 in

    Working on a steering system

    tried to pick it up today

    It's bloody heavy!
     
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    This is amazing Daniel! You got the idea, you drew the plans, you started building, all in less than a week, AND posted pics!
    Hope B17 is looking at this, we might get some pics from him.......!!!
     
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    I'm not gonna get time to start til I come back from the next airsoft match then it will be all on!!! and Dan good call on the R2800 should buy a cheap cordless drill from the warehouse in it to crank her over!!???
     
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