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F4U-1D zero-length rocket launch stub locations?

Does anyone know what the exact outer wing stations were that the zero-length rocket launch stubs were mounted on the F4U-1D?

Also, were these aligned to the wing reference line, or the wing skin?
by Skyraider3D
Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:04 pm
 
Forum: Technical Data
Topic: F4U-1D zero-length rocket launch stub locations?
Replies: 0
Views: 647

Re: Chance Vought Drawings

It's not a full set by any means, most drawings come from the Erection & Maintenance manual for the F4U-1. But together with the manuals and R-2800 drawings, they form a pretty good technical overview of the early Corsair models.
by Skyraider3D
Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:02 pm
 
Forum: Technical Data
Topic: Chance Vought Drawings
Replies: 4
Views: 2497

Re: Chance Vought Drawings

http://www.warbirdplans.com/prod_f4u.html - the most accurate Corsair drawings currently available, highly recommended!
by Skyraider3D
Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:56 am
 
Forum: Technical Data
Topic: Chance Vought Drawings
Replies: 4
Views: 2497

Re: 3D Corsair model

Thanks a lot guys!! As Richard knows, it's in the making for a very long time :)
At this moment I am adding the final details to the ailerons.
by Skyraider3D
Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:54 am
 
Forum: Art & Graphics
Topic: 3D Corsair model
Replies: 5
Views: 1474

Re: 3D Corsair model

Wow it sure is quiet around here. Nearly 2 months and almost 100 views and not a single reply...
by Skyraider3D
Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:57 pm
 
Forum: Art & Graphics
Topic: 3D Corsair model
Replies: 5
Views: 1474

Re: Fabric vs metal-skinned outer flap - when introduced?

Richard, that article says "The flaps were all metal." for the F4U-1, which isn't correct. The leading edge was metal, the rear end was fabric-over-metal-frame.

Greatgonzo, yes the landing flaps. The ailerons were wooden(!) and the rudder and elevators were fabric-over-metal-frame.
by Skyraider3D
Sat Aug 03, 2013 6:20 am
 
Forum: Technical Data
Topic: Fabric vs metal-skinned outer flap - when introduced?
Replies: 4
Views: 1603

Re: F4U aileron droop - how does it work?

Many thanks for your input Dana! Wow, so it was actually installed on the first batches? That is very interesting and new to me! I was under the impression it was discarded with the prototype. Great find!!!
by Skyraider3D
Sat Aug 03, 2013 6:17 am
 
Forum: Technical Data
Topic: F4U aileron droop - how does it work?
Replies: 5
Views: 2009

3D Corsair model

Hi all! Please find below a couple of images of a 3D model I've been working on, on and off, since 2005. At last it's 99.9% done, only the aileron trim and some engine details to be added. The current colour scheme is that of VMF-114 during its stay at Peleliu, where it carried out close-air-support...
by Skyraider3D
Sat Aug 03, 2013 6:13 am
 
Forum: Art & Graphics
Topic: 3D Corsair model
Replies: 5
Views: 1474

Fabric vs metal-skinned outer flap - when introduced?

On most if not all flying Corsairs (usually -1D or later models) the outer flap is metal skinned. However on the Yeovilton example (a late -1A model) the outer flaps are part fabric. When were the metal flaps introduced? Was this introduced during the -1D production run, post-war, or is it less clea...
by Skyraider3D
Fri Dec 14, 2012 8:24 am
 
Forum: Technical Data
Topic: Fabric vs metal-skinned outer flap - when introduced?
Replies: 4
Views: 1603

Re: F4U aileron droop - how does it work?

After further searching it appears the aileron droop feature did not enter production as it coused too great forces on the ailerons during landing. Strangely enough the F4U-1 E&M manual still makes reference to them...
by Skyraider3D
Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:36 am
 
Forum: Technical Data
Topic: F4U aileron droop - how does it work?
Replies: 5
Views: 2009

Re: Stencil Placement

Exactly what I was looking for! Thanks mate! ;)
by Skyraider3D
Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:30 am
 
Forum: Technical Data
Topic: Stencil Placement
Replies: 5
Views: 4936

Re: Engine Clow Flap

NB. Here's a more solid colour reference. Note how the cowling ring on the same aircraft is also an off-white, clearly contrasting here with the zinc-chromate. The white stiffener with "front" written on it looks very new... a replacement possibly? http://digitalaviationart.com/forums/refe...
by Skyraider3D
Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:42 am
 
Forum: Technical Data
Topic: Engine Clow Flap
Replies: 3
Views: 1630

Re: Engine Clow Flap

I'm a bit confused about the colours of these parts. The most authentic reference I have is the "time capsule" Corsair at Yeovilton, UK. I can't quite figure out what colours they have... they look an off-white, with the pulleys and actuators in black: http://digitalaviationart.com/forums/...
by Skyraider3D
Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:38 am
 
Forum: Technical Data
Topic: Engine Clow Flap
Replies: 3
Views: 1630

Re: Chance Vought Drawings

Amazingly enough, they are very inaccurate... :(
by Skyraider3D
Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:27 am
 
Forum: Technical Data
Topic: Chance Vought Drawings
Replies: 4
Views: 2497

Re: Looking for photos of pin-up art on Corsairs

Hi guys! I've picked up work on my 3D Corsair model again and found my way back to this forum! Thanks for your help with these!
Hard Hearted Hanna looks very cool. Are there more photos of this bird?
by Skyraider3D
Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:26 am
 
Forum: Photography
Topic: Looking for photos of pin-up art on Corsairs
Replies: 7
Views: 2210

F4U aileron droop - how does it work?

On some F4U-1 engineering drawings I found the following data: Aileron Movements: Normal - 19° up, 14° down (normal); Flaps Down - 13° up, 24.5° down Aileron Droop: 9.5° Flaps: 50° down I understand that with the flaps in landing position, the ailerons are 9.5° down and this alters their behaviour f...
by Skyraider3D
Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:23 am
 
Forum: Technical Data
Topic: F4U aileron droop - how does it work?
Replies: 5
Views: 2009

Re: Range of Movement of Control Surfaces

From drawing VS-19173 of the F4U-1, I found the following: Movements: Aileron: Normal - 19° up, 14° down; Flap Down: 13° up, 24.5° down Aileron Droop: 9.5° Elevator: 24° up, 16° down Flap: 50° down Rudder: 25° left/right Tabs: Aileron: 15° up, 15° down, 5.5 turns Elevator: 20° down, 10° up, 4.66 tur...
by Skyraider3D
Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:20 am
 
Forum: Technical Data
Topic: Range of Movement of Control Surfaces
Replies: 2
Views: 991

Re: Looking for photos of pin-up art on Corsairs

rwright142 wrote:Image
That's the stuff I'm looking for! :D
Thanks very much Richard, that one's new to me.
by Skyraider3D
Thu Nov 05, 2009 3:06 pm
 
Forum: Photography
Topic: Looking for photos of pin-up art on Corsairs
Replies: 7
Views: 2210

Re: main landing gear

Fantastic!!
by Skyraider3D
Thu Nov 05, 2009 12:10 pm
 
Forum: Technical Data
Topic: main landing gear
Replies: 32
Views: 17566

Looking for photos of pin-up art on Corsairs

Hi guys! Long time no see! :) I wondered if you could help me? I am looking for Corsairs with pin-up nose art. It seems there weren't too many. So far I've found the famous "Marine's Dream" and this unnamed machine: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v730/fugari/1LTDonWilsonUSMC_edited.jpg ...
by Skyraider3D
Thu Nov 05, 2009 12:09 pm
 
Forum: Photography
Topic: Looking for photos of pin-up art on Corsairs
Replies: 7
Views: 2210

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