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Re: F4U Corsair
« Reply #25 on: January 01, 2014, 12:52:17 AM »
I am thinking in a Jet Corsair.
Is there any aerodynamical reason for the wings to have that special configuration?
Would it have sense in a tricycle jet version?
Is it a better option for attack missions (remember Stuka)?

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Well, there's a minor one in that this configuration brings the wings into the fuselage in a minimum drag position, but careful attention to wing root fairings can cover that.  Beyond that, it's a matter of how much "change" you want to introduce on the production line to switch from prop to jet or how much of the original structure you're trying to retain.  Go too far and you'd really be better off designing a whole new aircraft from scratch, retaining whatever systems you wished from the preceding one.

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Re: F4U Corsair
« Reply #26 on: January 01, 2014, 01:10:22 AM »
Interesting point.

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Re: F4U Corsair
« Reply #27 on: April 12, 2015, 03:28:30 AM »
Interesting photo via Tommy Thomason:



Pratt & Whitney used two F4U-1s for R-4360 engine testing. The first one was for ground runs only, which began in May 1943. The second first flew on 12 September 1943.This picture was taken to illustrate the difference between the R-4360 configuration (referred to as F4U-1 WM for Wasp Major) and the R-2800 one.

One could model the birdcage cockpit one with the R-4360 to really confuse some people... ;)
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Re: F4U Corsair
« Reply #28 on: April 12, 2015, 05:35:04 AM »
The non standard paint job around the cowling would give some fits too.

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Re: F4U Corsair
« Reply #29 on: May 09, 2015, 05:39:37 AM »
Random Idea:  Blue Angels Corsair instead of the Hellcats shown below:

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Re: F4U Corsair
« Reply #30 on: May 21, 2015, 03:41:53 AM »
V-354 Trainer proposal drawings etc:








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Re: F4U Corsair
« Reply #31 on: May 22, 2015, 11:06:20 PM »
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Re: F4U Corsair
« Reply #32 on: May 23, 2015, 09:31:23 AM »
the actual 2-seat trainer .... I have two better photos somewhere.


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Re: F4U Corsair
« Reply #33 on: December 13, 2016, 04:10:23 AM »
If the engine, cowling, and prop fit from a Sea Fury, put it on.   
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Re: F4U Corsair
« Reply #34 on: December 16, 2016, 03:11:37 AM »
V-354 Trainer proposal drawings etc:
That's rather nice.
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Re: F4U Corsair
« Reply #35 on: December 18, 2017, 02:27:37 AM »
F4U-1D Corsair SALLY, Marine Service Squadron 11, 1945.

This aircraft was put together from salvaged parts from written off Marine Corsairs in the Pacific. It was used as squadron hack of this maintenance and repair unit. It was also the only Corsair in the Pacific to be finished in lacquered silver for protection against the elements, they stripped off the dark gloss sea blue then sprayed it silver as they did not want it to be mistaken for a normal fighter Corsair. The guns were removed as they were not needed.





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Re: F4U Corsair
« Reply #36 on: December 18, 2017, 08:58:29 AM »
Here's what I did.....

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Re: F4U Corsair
« Reply #37 on: January 18, 2018, 06:24:24 AM »
Batman's first Batplane.



F4U with a ASM-N-2 Bat radar-guided glide bomb.

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Re: F4U Corsair
« Reply #38 on: January 19, 2018, 02:37:42 AM »
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Re: F4U Corsair
« Reply #39 on: January 19, 2018, 02:50:24 AM »
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Re: F4U Corsair
« Reply #40 on: October 19, 2018, 08:25:30 AM »
Reengining Corsair with turbocharged Allison V-1710-111/113 ...



... and with Klimov VK-1

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Re: F4U Corsair
« Reply #41 on: October 20, 2018, 11:08:32 AM »


What if installing a Chrysler IV-2220 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrysler_IV-2220 in a Corsair?

Do I need to stretch more the nose?

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Re: F4U Corsair
« Reply #42 on: October 21, 2018, 04:05:46 AM »
It would probably perform worse than a standard Coursair due to the heavier weight both of the engine and the associated cooling system.
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Re: F4U Corsair
« Reply #43 on: October 21, 2018, 05:16:15 AM »
According to Wikipedia, power-to-weight ratio:
Chrysler IV-2220 1.02 hp/lb
P&W R-2800 0.89 hp/lb

... and weight is roughly equal

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Re: F4U Corsair
« Reply #44 on: October 21, 2018, 06:20:24 AM »
Don't forget that the IV-2220 will require a liquid cooling system which the R-2800 doesn't require.
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Re: F4U Corsair
« Reply #45 on: October 21, 2018, 07:41:42 AM »


Here you can see F4U, F2G and my design.

According to wikipedia F2G was only 4 cm longer than F4U :o

Anyway in my definitive version, the plane will be 72 cm longer than standard F4U (measured in the base of propeller), so 1 cm more in my 1/72 model. 8)

I have moved radiator a little forward,

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Re: F4U Corsair
« Reply #46 on: October 23, 2018, 06:14:48 AM »
You might want to put the turbosupercharger under the belly like the XF4U-3,
thus moving all induction air to a single inlet and then turn the existing induction
system/oil cooler intakes in the stub-wing leading edges into radiator inlets. The
radiator exit slot would probably have to be in the upper wing skin due to the
crowded nature of the lower part of the stub wings.
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Re: F4U Corsair
« Reply #47 on: October 23, 2018, 06:56:00 AM »
Found on Facebook.

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« Reply #48 on: November 06, 2018, 06:08:58 AM »
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Re: F4U Corsair
« Reply #49 on: November 06, 2018, 07:36:32 AM »
That two seater looks awesome!