I'm a newby to this board and I live in Mooresville, IN. I am on other forum boards but just found you guys. I know Chuck Baker from the Mt. Comfort Air Show so was glad to see you have a forum with people in my neck of the woods. I'm the one who built the display TF Corsair and was in the tent at the air show 2 years ago. Link to pictures here: www.putfile.com/rwright142
I'm researching my next project - the Brian Taylor 1/6 Corsair. I am about to order the accessories from Bob Holman because they may soon become hard to find. Does anyone have any planning tips? I have not decided on engine, retracts, servos, etc but wanted to get some opinions.
Thanks in advance!
Glad you found our website and posted!
Would you believe I've been flying a Brian Taylor P-47 for several years now? It was actually built by the late George Zang - an Eastside club member. He stretched the wingspan to 84" to make it Giant Scale (IMAA), but it still flies great. The extra wing area probably explains why it's such a floater. I'm using a YS-120 four-stroke for power. The plane weighs about 18-1/2 pounds and has flaps and retracts. Believe it or not, the YS provides enough power to loop it from level flight - plenty for scale flying.
Taking a quick look on the net, I see the BT Corsair spans 82", so it'll probably be about the same weight as my Jug. So, you could probably get good results out of a larger 4-stroke or a suitable sized gasser.
Please keep us posted on your progress...