Model Of The Week: Kit Build Goodyear F2G-1 Super Corsair

Discussion in 'Aircraft & Aviation' started by mldixon, May 20, 2010.

  1. Willja67

    Willja67 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2005
    Messages:
    907
    Likes Received:
    0
    First off it looks awesome. Secondly I'm not really that up on the innards of the R-4360 as strange as that may sound. I have the maintenance manuals for the Super Corsair so I guess I could find out.

    Just for clarification the blue colored piping is induction and the brown is exhaust.

    Some R-4360's (-52 I think) had a turbocharger ring at the aft end of the cylinders that the exhaust fed into. But Supers didn't use that particular engine. As far as I know (and I could well be mistaken) most of the mods to the Supers when they were racing in the late 40's were external with the exception of weight reduction. I think the engines were pretty much stock.

    The intercooler for the super charger would have been on the back end of the engine and dumped out the accessory compartment cooling vent. Must have been a furnace in there because the oil coolers also exhausted through there.

    First image is of the accessory vent mentioned above. Second is the Super Charger on #74 (currently being restored). And the last ones are factory shots.

    Attached Files:

  2. peter taft

    peter taft Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2010
    Messages:
    925
    Likes Received:
    0
    Outstanding detailing !!!

    I might not be a fan of this aircraft, but i sure am beginning to like her a wee bit :mrgreen: - one thing for sure is that i am a fan of you and your build methods :thumb:
  3. mldixon

    mldixon Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2006
    Messages:
    99
    Likes Received:
    0
    Knowledge

    First off Peter thank you for the kind comments
    Bomarc I am glad I never agreed that those were radiator hoses:mrgreen:but in truth I did not know for sure.
    Chris has a way of stirring a conversation that is for sure. :wave:
    Will you are a deep running river of information I am always amazed at how you get so much inforamation on these planes. I'm starting to feel the pressure to keep this more accurate. By the way is that motor mount I am looking at one for this plane or all Corsairs?
  4. Willja67

    Willja67 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2005
    Messages:
    907
    Likes Received:
    0
    Well I have never looked for pictures of the F4U engine mount but I'd say with 99% certainty that the F2G and F4U motor mounts were different. If the mount for the R-2800 bolted just behind the last row of cylinders like the mount for the R-4360 then that means the Super Corsair motor mount was probably at least 15" shorter than the F4U mount. One other thing to be considered is that the R-4360 is roughly 1000lbs heavier than the R-2800, so for that reason alone I'd bet the mounts are different.

    It is interesting to note that although the R-4360 is substantially longer than the R-2800 the Super Corsair is maybe only 2" longer than a standard F4U.
  5. mldixon

    mldixon Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2006
    Messages:
    99
    Likes Received:
    0
    Wing work

    Well I cut and assembled the entire wing for the left side of the plane a second time. wall1 Cause I'm stupid. I did not realize it until after the whole assembly was built . That sure takes the wind out of your sails...
    Anyway I now have the test fit of the right wing under way. I cut out wheel wells after glue up as the stiffness of the whole wing helps form the proper shape. Cut out is easy if you use new blades and go slow.:thumb:

    Attached Files:

  6. marmeus

    marmeus New Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2010
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    very wonderfull design willja !!!
    thank you for this set !!!

    marmeus
  7. mldixon

    mldixon Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2006
    Messages:
    99
    Likes Received:
    0
    Rear Fuselage

    Well everything does not go as planned. I got a poor fit on the rear fuselage to front fuselage fit. I use a different method to join which created the problem. I make the rear fuselage. and insert a former out of balsa. I then duplicate that former and insert it into the forward section. Then paint edges, the joins sections. This always results in a good fit for me. Except this time. I guess I did not test test test enough for the final fit. Oh well, I'll go again...

    Attached Files:

  8. cgutzmer

    cgutzmer Active Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2006
    Messages:
    5,316
    Likes Received:
    0
    wish I could see those hinges a little better ;) hope you can get that fit issue worked out!
    Chris
  9. mldixon

    mldixon Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2006
    Messages:
    99
    Likes Received:
    0
    Closer look at elevtor hinge.

    Here is a closer look at the elevator hinge on the rear fuselage.This is 28 gauge wire. Very thin but works very well as a hinge.

    Attached Files:

  10. mldixon

    mldixon Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2006
    Messages:
    99
    Likes Received:
    0
    Fuselage realignment

    Well I finished the rear alignment of the fuselage. I will use paints to fine tune after I evaluate the look after all parts on on.

    Attached Files:

  11. mldixon

    mldixon Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2006
    Messages:
    99
    Likes Received:
    0
    Wheel detals??

    I cut out the inner spokes of the first 8 layers of the wheel. Yes I printed them 16 times and cut out the first 8 layres. This gives it a nice three dimenionsal look. Although it is a real pain to go through. Picture shows both flat and cut out side by side.

    Attached Files:

  12. cgutzmer

    cgutzmer Active Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2006
    Messages:
    5,316
    Likes Received:
    0
    that does look better cut out! thanks for the tip :)

    back the the wire hinge - sorry! thats interesting how you made it. Did you use CA to attach it to the tail section? Gluing wire to paper has always been a problem for me.
    Thanks!
    Chris
  13. mldixon

    mldixon Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2006
    Messages:
    99
    Likes Received:
    0
    Wire Hinge

    I used a diamond file to rough the wire and then used ca to attach. I use gel based ca, the rough surface gives it a bit of tooth which helps it stay put.
  14. cgutzmer

    cgutzmer Active Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2006
    Messages:
    5,316
    Likes Received:
    0
    thanks buddy :)
  15. peter taft

    peter taft Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2010
    Messages:
    925
    Likes Received:
    0
    This is looking absolutely brilliant - you're attention to detail and getting the job done right is very inspiring.... :thumb:
  16. Willja67

    Willja67 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2005
    Messages:
    907
    Likes Received:
    0
    Lookin pretty good! Sure wish you would've waited for the revised inboard wings with the more detailed landing gear doors though.
  17. mldixon

    mldixon Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2006
    Messages:
    99
    Likes Received:
    0
    Inboard landing wings revision

    Willj:cool:
    Send it on I am going to build it again. I have learned a few things about this plane and think I can do a better job on round two. Will probably only post finished pictures and interesting parts of round two though.
  18. mldixon

    mldixon Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2006
    Messages:
    99
    Likes Received:
    0
    Canopies

    Thanks for the kind words Peter. I have seen a lot of builders who put me to shame, but I do enjoy the work..
    Here is the canopy. I cut out the pattern and just could not bring myself to build this with a glued together pattern. So I taped it up and glued it a piece of carboard and filled it with plaster. Wait about 15 minutes and pull it out. Sand flat on bottom and sand to shape. Glue on foam board. Drill holes around perimeter. Make box underneath and tape togther. Make hole for girlfriends vacuum cleaner hose. Get out blow dryer. Tape plastic to frame. Heat plastic. Place over plaster plug and apply heat to plastic so it drapes over form. Use dowel rod to form onto plug and gain shape and details. Did this from scatch in about three hours. Threw away first three attempts. Got somewhat good on 5 through 6. Will probably build permenant machine kinda like bombarc as I like the look....:mrgreen::mrgreen::thumb:

    Attached Files:

  19. Ron Hall

    Ron Hall New Member

    Joined:
    May 10, 2010
    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    0
    Seems like the build is already at museum quality. I can't
    wait to see something better. The engine alone is a model
    in it's own right. Ron
  20. mldixon

    mldixon Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2006
    Messages:
    99
    Likes Received:
    0
    Front of Canopy

    Thanks Ron I appreciate that. :thumb:


    Here is the front windscreen and also some pics of completed rear assembly...

    Attached Files: