Nice experimental Corsair

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    radfordc

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    I happened to see this plane show up in a video that a friend posted.


    The N number is listed as:
    2015 DENNIS ROBINSON/TIM SERATT CORSAIR
    ROGERS , AR, US
    LYCOMING O-320-E2G

    It's a WAR design. Anyone familiar with it? Corsair.jpg
     
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    They were sort of big in the 70's. That one looks nice.
     
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    Yep! Was used by the Black Sheep Squadron, commanded by
    Major Gregory "Pappy" Boyington, in the South Pacific, 1941 - end of war

    The most famous Marine Corps fighter squadron of WW2, VMF-214, forever linked with its second CO, Pappy Boyington, went through three incarnations, three entirely different units, that used the same squadron number.


    The first VMF-214, nicknamed the "Swashbucklers", fought in mid-1943 in the Solomons campaign, under Major George Britt. Flying Wildcats and then Corsairs, this team claimed 20 aerial victories and included two aces.

    The second incarnation, the famed "Black Sheep" squadron, fought above the Northern Solomons and Rabaul, from August, 1943 through January, 1944. They shot down 94 Japanese planes, and counted 8 aces, in addition to Boyington.

    The third VMF-214, was a carrier-based squadron that flew off USS Franklin (CV-13) against Japan in late 1944-1945.
     
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    That looks to be bigger than the WAR Corsairs that I have seen.


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    This one looks more scaled than most of ones I have seen. This guy was good with foam carving!
     
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    Everything but the cowl is on the money for a Corsair. Wonder how it flys?
     
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    That aircraft is quite a bit larger than the WAR aircraft replicas of the '70's. We built one in composites class at Spartan, and I've also worked on a WAR P-47. This thing is big in comparrison. A Rotech Radial would fix that cowl issue real nicely!
     
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    Not a WAR Replica. My friend who posted the video said, "Scratch built using giant scale RC plans as inspiration. Welded tube fuse skinned in metal and some fabric. Metal skinned wings (not sure of the structure). Fairly fat airfoil. Engine was some small Lyc on Cont with a 4 blade Warp Drive. Bomb underneath looked like an aux fuel tank. Had great presence and looked stout."
     
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    I saw this at Sun N' Fun! Definitely not a WAR, all metal. I have some pictures on a SD card somewhere, (along with some close-ups of a replica Camel and that F-82)
     

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