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Canopies for W.A.R. F4U Corsair, 50% Scale Aircraft
$630.00 USD Each, Plus Shipping. Tinting is extra.
Standard Clear canopies in stock! ----ONLY 1 LEFT!!!!
Windshields will be available this fall. You may pre-orders Windshields in Plex and in Poly-Carb!
First Facility Proposal
75% F4U Project
What is being displayed on this page is a work log. This is the process we chose to build the master body skins of the 75% F4U Corsair.
Mar-30-2013 75% F4U Project
Belly Foaming almost down with this section.
Mar-30-2013 75% F4U Project
Mar-20-2013 75% F4U Project
The bird is belly-up!
Nov-04-2012 75% F4U Project
I've been busy working with new CNC software that I'll use to cut prototype parts
directly from a 3D solid model. What this means is that I'll no longer need to
cut formers and foam and do all epoxy surfacing that takes months to complete. I'll be able to take a wing panel and cut it out today and tomorrow start cutting the mold. YEARS of
development will be saved.
In the first picture above is the model of the Inner-flap. The
following pictures show the same part made the old fashion way.
In future logs, I'll post pictures of the foam prototype part as it is being cut. I'm still waiting for the new tooling to come for my machine.
If all works, you'll see an explosion of parts being made MUCH faster.
Sept-28-2012 75% F4U Project |
I'm going to flip the center wing section and get it ready to start finishing the bottom section.
August-05-2012 75% F4U Project
I started off by designing a new set of wing cradles to hold the center section up-side-down while I finish the bottom, but I used it to hold the wings
right-side-up. While the wing was on the ground I decided to take the opportunity to see just how close the body would mate with the wings. As you can see,
they fit together rather well which is surprising as both the body and wing have
gone thru several modifications and the airfoil was completely changed well after the fuse was built.
We are now in our temporary home until we can raise the funds to build our new facility.
In the meantime, we have been approached to consider 3 projects. What this means is that 2
more aircraft will become fully funded and move back into ACTIVE status. Hiring additional staff
will be necessary.
UPDATE: The est. costs on a new building were far too out of my reach and I'm not willing to borrow $300,000.
So we will be reconsidering renting again if we can find something reasonable.
I contacted my builder today and he's telling me that the bid package and designs will be done this week for the new facility.
Into storage we go!
It was getting clear to us the current facility was getting too small and our lease was at an end.
So we moved into a storage facility until we could build or find a larger place to rent.