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Vought F4U Corsair
An addition to the series of my WWII favorite aircrafts: Vought F4U Corsair.
About this creation
The Chance Vought F4U Corsair was an American fighter aircraft that saw service primarily in World War II and the Korean War. Demand for the aircraft soon overwhelmed Vought's manufacturing capability, resulting in production by Goodyear and Brewster: Goodyear-built Corsairs were designated FG and Brewster-built aircraft F3A. From the first prototype delivery to the U.S. Navy in 1940, to final delivery in 1953 to the French, 12,571 F4U Corsairs were manufactured by Vought, in 16 separate models, in the longest production run of any piston-engined fighter in U.S. history (1942–53).
The Corsair was designed as a carrier-based aircraft. However its difficult carrier landing performance rendered the Corsair unsuitable for Navy use until the carrier landing issues were overcome when used by the British Fleet Air Arm. The Corsair thus came to and retained prominence in its area of greatest deployment, land based use by the U.S. Marines. The role of the dominant U.S. carrier based fighter in the second part of the war was thus filled by the Grumman F6F Hellcat. The Corsair served to a lesser degree in the U.S. Navy. As well as the U.S. and British use the Corsair was also used by the Royal New Zealand Air Force, the French Navy Aéronavale and other, smaller, air forces until the 1960s. Some Japanese pilots regarded it as the most formidable American fighter of World War II, and the U.S. Navy counted an 11:1 kill ratio with the F4U Corsair.
The F4U incorporated the largest engine available at the time: the 2,000 hp (1,500 kW) 18-cylinder Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp radial. To extract as much power as possible a relatively large Hamilton Standard Hydromatic three-blade propeller of 13 feet 4 inches (4.06 m) was used.
To accommodate a folding wing the designers considered retracting the main landing gear rearward but, for the chord of wing that was chosen, it was difficult to make the landing gear struts long enough to provide clearance for the large propeller. Their solution was an inverted gull wing, which considerably shortened the required length of the main gear legs.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Enough history, now to some Pictures. Praise and criticism are always wellcome.


General characteristics:
Crew: 1 pilot
Length: 33 ft 4 in (10.1 m)
Wingspan: 41 ft 0 in (12.5 m)
Height: 16 ft 1 in (4.90 m)
Wing area: 314 ft2 (29.17 m2)
Empty weight: 8,982 lb (4,073 kg)
Loaded weight: 11,432 lb (5,185 kg)
Powerplant: 1 × Pratt & Whitney R-2800-8 radial engine, 2,000 hp (1,491 kW)


Performance:
Maximum speed: 417 mph (362 kn, 671 km/h)
Range: 1,015 mi (882 nmi (1,633 km))
Service ceiling: 36,900 ft (11,247 m)
Rate of climb: 2,890 ft/min (15.2 m/s)








The color scheme is selected from a well known F4U Corsair and freely customized to my model.


Armament
Guns:
4 × 0.50 in (12.7 mm) AN/M2 Browning machine guns, 400 rpg
2 × 0.50 in AN/M2 Browning machine guns, 375 rpg
Rockets: 4 × 5 in (12.7 cm) High Velocity Aircraft Rockets and/or
Bombs: 2,000 pounds (910 kg)


The wings folded ready for close parking.




A few shots without the large droptanks.




And some Pictures revealing the inner secrets.








And a bonus Picture, what if?

Edit 25-5-2014:

Really nice when the model reaches "Across MOCpages", it always attracts extra attention.

Edit 27-7-2014:

MOC OF THE DAY 26-7-2014

Yesterday this was on the FrontPage, and it makes me quite proud of this model.



Comments

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  August 24, 2014
5/5
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  August 2, 2014
Excellent. This definitely upstages my Corsair.
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  July 26, 2014
Great job! Congrats on MOC of the day!
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  July 26, 2014
Very nice, congrats on MOTD ; )
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  July 26, 2014
I agree with Clayton, this is a well-deserved MOTD. Congrats, buddy! Excellent work as usual! 5/5! :-)
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  July 26, 2014
Happy MOTD! Congrats, Henrik :-)
 I like it 
  July 26, 2014
Congrats on motd Henrik! I think this is definitively your best one! ;-) 5/5
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  July 26, 2014
What a nice surprise! To be chosen as MOTD is obviously a little blind chance, but it throws of a lot of positive feedback, and it's a pleasure to read. I have just completed a week's holiday at the Danish North Sea, and is back home and ready for my next build, which is one of F4Us main enemies; the A6M Zero. Thank you all for commenting and showing your interest, it´s a peasure.
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  July 26, 2014
Congrats on MOTD Henrik!
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  July 26, 2014
wow! this really looks like a corsair!
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  July 26, 2014
wonderful plane, congrats on motd!
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  July 26, 2014
Amazing aircraft. Congrats on MOTD.
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  July 26, 2014
The Corsair is one of my favorite planes, after the Hellcat. Congrats on MotD!
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  July 26, 2014
Right on Henrik! Nice to see you get MOTD. Well deserved with your excellent model too.
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  July 26, 2014
Congrats on a well deserved MOTD ! Henrik
  July 26, 2014
Congrats on MOTD! It deserved it! :)
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  July 26, 2014
That's really awesome!
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  July 26, 2014
Really great build here, well done on MOTD! Thanks for showing the internal structure, you achieved a really high level of accuracy and detail.
 I like it 
  July 26, 2014
Congratulations on MotD! This is a truly great model of a truly great aircraft.
 I like it 
  July 26, 2014
Congrats Henrik! MOTD doesn't do this fantastic plane true justice. Excellent work there!
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  June 23, 2014
Quoting Nicholas Smith Wow! Great job on the corsair! I love the folding wings.
Quoting Fell Skyhawk Always loved the corsair, yay black sheep squadron! Awesome job.
Thank you both.
 I like it 
  June 23, 2014
Always loved the corsair, yay black sheep squadron! Awesome job.
 I like it 
  June 17, 2014
Wow! Great job on the corsair! I love the folding wings.
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  May 30, 2014
Quoting Bill Ding oh and by the way congrats on your first 50+!
Thank you Bill!
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  May 29, 2014
oh and by the way congrats on your first 50+!
Henrik Jensen
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Crown Knight
  May 24, 2014
a great looking plane !>.....very well done
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  May 24, 2014
Quoting E T Marvelous!!!!
Quoting sam the first Beautiful work! Great techniques too - nice one!
Thank you Guys, to get to the "Across MOCpages" field, certainly draws attention to one's Work. This is really great.
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  May 24, 2014
Quoting Eric W. Your secret is now mine! Muahahahahaha! Just kidding! :) love the build and clever techniques. Awesome work!
Yes and everyone else! Thank you for commenting :-)
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  May 24, 2014
Quoting jim mcdonough amazing as always,your talent for aircraft is just improving all the time,like how you show it step by step gives us less talented an idea how to go about making it,not had much time lately building too busy working LOL gathering pieces up for my next build,i may attempt a grumman hellcat but would like to see your version first,keep up the good work,5/5
Thanks Jim, it's always a pleasure to hear from you. It's also difficult for me to get time to build, Now that summer presses on, the outdoor life also is highly valued. However, I have had time to finish my next model, a P-47 Thunderbolt, which will soon be posted. I think you should go ahead and try the Hellcat, I have other models in mind at the moment.
 I like it 
  May 24, 2014
Beautiful work! Great techniques too - nice one!
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  May 24, 2014
Marvelous!!!!
 I like it 
  May 24, 2014
Your secret is now mine! Muahahahahaha! Just kidding! :) love the build and clever techniques. Awesome work!
 I like it 
  May 23, 2014
amazing as always,your talent for aircraft is just improving all the time,like how you show it step by step gives us less talented an idea how to go about making it,not had much time lately building too busy working LOL gathering pieces up for my next build,i may attempt a grumman hellcat but would like to see your version first,keep up the good work,5/5
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  May 17, 2014
Quoting Kurt's MOCs Great work all around. The profile is well done and the details are excellent. Beautiful!
Thanks for the comment, and for showing interest.
 I like it 
  May 17, 2014
Great work all around. The profile is well done and the details are excellent. Beautiful!
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  May 17, 2014
Gorgeous MOC. very impressive.
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  May 16, 2014
Quoting Mr. Busy Hands Love the digital image at the end most of all—clever use of the transparent dish!
I can´t take credit for this idea. It's an idea I borrowed from Flickr: username Lego Pilot.
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  May 16, 2014
Quoting Bill Ding I wonder what would happen if this fought a P-51... They were both great planes, but I don't know which had the edge on manuverability and other factors in a dogfight.
It's a question I can not answer, but my guess is that the Mustang would be the winner. My theory is that they have almost the same top speed, and power / weight ratio is also similar, but the Mustang empty weight is about 600kg less than the Corsair, so I think the Mustang is more manoeuvrable, however its just a guess.
 I like it 
  May 15, 2014
Love the digital image at the end most of all—clever use of the transparent dish!
 I like it 
  May 15, 2014
I wonder what would happen if this fought a P-51... They were both great planes, but I don't know which had the edge on manuverability and other factors in a dogfight.
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  May 15, 2014
Quoting Marcus Paul Impressive shaping! Love the colour combo, too. The folding wings are a great addition.
Thank you Marcus.
 I like it 
  May 14, 2014
Impressive shaping! Love the colour combo, too. The folding wings are a great addition.
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  May 14, 2014
Quoting Gabor Horvath Amazing!
Quoting Matt W. Amazing build! Loving those wings! http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/388198 Latest build.
thanks to both of you for showing interest.
 I like it 
  May 14, 2014
Amazing build! Loving those wings! http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/388198 Latest build.
 I like it 
  May 13, 2014
Amazing!
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  May 12, 2014
Quoting Tyler Berry Looooots of replying...
yaeh, but now to somthing completely different.
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  May 12, 2014
Quoting Bill Ding This is a nice plane. And it is blue. I like how you captured the folding wings. One thing, however, that could use a bit of improvement is the front cowling. According to the accurate model and photos I have, the nose cowling remains flush with the remainder of the aircraft. Other than that it is wonderful. It is to scale with your other planes, right?
Thank you Bill! The cowling flaps can be either open for venting cooling air for the engine, when the aircraft is on the gound, or closed (flush with the fuselage) when airborne. This model is 1:40 like my other aircrafts, but significantly larger than e.g. the P-51.
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  May 12, 2014
Looooots of replying...
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  May 12, 2014
Quoting Richard Hurst great work! I really like how you pulled off getting the wing shape right.
Thank you Richard, yes TECHNIC parts can be quite helpfull.
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  May 12, 2014
Quoting Henrik Hoexbroe Very good design and tecniques, although too studly for my taste ;-)
Thank you Hoexbroe, I´m normally striving for a studless outer, but on this one I think it actually helped soften up some edges, where I wasn´t able to use slopes, so don´t fear the stud :-)
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  May 12, 2014
Quoting manthanboeing MAD Good stuff! excellent building technique, The corsair is my favorite fighter of WW2 era.
Quoting C. K. Yee Excellent with all the details and the technique that you show off, very realistic and some more this is my favorite fighter plane. Your presentation is very nice also.
Quoting Jozsef Venczel Wow! A perfect aircraft, again! Very realistic!
Quoting Kevin Bennett Very well engineered, very accurate.....
Quoting Stephen Barnes Very well built.
Quoting Tom Remy The angled wings look right, perfect rendition!
Thank you all, for your kind comments
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  May 12, 2014
Quoting Greg 998 Marvelous build! 5/5!
Thank you Greg, I just saw you´ve posted a new racer, I will take a look at it later.
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  May 12, 2014
Quoting Michael K. Perfect! Clever job on the internal structure!
Quoting Matt Bace Beautiful! The shaping is excellent. I like that you showed us the infrastructure as well -- I'm always looking for new techniques.
Quoting Steffen Kasteleiner Very nice Corsair. The dark blue looks great, as well as the shape and scale. Thanks for showing how things are holding together, too. 5/5 from me! :-)
Quoting Dr. Monster Beautiful MOC. Great pics of the fuselage's inner working. Excellent work.
Quoting JWG 258 Excellent building techniques in the last few pictures. I was kinda wondering how you got the wing roots to attach at the proper angle until I saw the cutaway photos.
Thank you all! Most of my planes uses a similar internal structure, giving me the possibility to build in any direction.
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  May 12, 2014
Quoting 2LegoOrNot2Lego Ingmar Spijkhoven Another very nice model you build yourself!!! Love the folding wings :-)
Thank you Ingmar, yep - I made it :-)
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  May 12, 2014
Quoting Florida Shoooter Excellent Corsair!
Thank you!
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  May 12, 2014
Quoting clayton Marchetti Beautiful! This has always been my favorite fighter from WWII . I love how you go from dark blue to blue to white just like the real paint scheme. Gorgeous shaping of the gull wings and fuselage . I like how you made the tail wheel. I like how you did the engine cowling. Brilliant work as always Henrik!
Thank you Clayton, you´re too kind.
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  May 12, 2014
Quoting David Whitaker Very nice, and well detailed, I love the decals! - 10/10
Quoting Alex Sonny So awesome!The stickers are really cool.
Thank you David and Alex. The decals are made on white waterslide inkjetpaper. Sometimes it is quite hard to hit the backgroudcolor.
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  May 12, 2014
Quoting Elk Guard Great work, perfect colour scheme, nice techniques too!
Quoting David Roberts Nicely shaped and the two shades of blue match the original colours quite well too. A nice build!
Thank you Elk and David, I´m quite pleased with the colors too.
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  May 12, 2014
Quoting Locutus 666 Excellent build!
Quoting Alexander Paschoaletto That. Is. GREAT.
Thank you both, it´s much appreciated
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  May 12, 2014
Quoting JT Robertson Awesome! You really nailed the shape and detail. It looks incredible. Amazing job!
Thank you very much!
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  May 12, 2014
Quoting Chris Maxter Nice model! I love those wings!
Thank you Chris.
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  May 12, 2014
Quoting john lamarck Good work. I would just change the size of the main wheels and tyres. Have a look at Mad Physicist's(Ralph Savelsberg) Corsair which is at the same scale.
Thank you John! I have seen Ralph S Corsair, and in fact I have had it built for around a year ago, but of course I had to design my own version. Regarding the wheel size: In scale 1:40 they will be about 21.3 mm in diameter, this led to my choise of 24mm tires, but I agree that they look a little big, and possibly I will change them to 17,6mm.
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  May 12, 2014
Quoting Yann (XY EZ) The corsair is I think one of the best looking planes ever! Yours definitively is! I love how you build it, and I love the way it looks, the functions; in fact everything! This is a 5/5 for you! 8-)
Thank you Yann!
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  May 12, 2014
Quoting Nick Barrett Interesting plane with a fascinating history, and your model of it is sublime.
Thank you Nick! "sublime" is a really strong Word, wow!
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  May 12, 2014
This is a nice plane. And it is blue. I like how you captured the folding wings. One thing, however, that could use a bit of improvement is the front cowling. According to the accurate model and photos I have, the nose cowling remains flush with the remainder of the aircraft. Other than that it is wonderful. It is to scale with your other planes, right?
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  May 12, 2014
Quoting Peter Szabo Hi Henrik! You know that I'm not interested in planes but it's a great creation again! Well done!
Thank you Peter, even though you´re not an Aircraft- guy, your comments are always appreciated.
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  May 12, 2014
Quoting Tyler Berry I like it, very detailed
Thank you Tyler
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  May 12, 2014
Quoting MortalSwordsman . It is a little beauty. The wing connection is very clever - you can't beat a little bit of technic to create odd angles. Fantastic looking build and most importantly very swooshable :)
Thank you Joe! I found the 135deg. angleelement was absolutely perfect for achieving the perfect gull-wing shape. And furthermore, the TECHNIC elements are essential for landing gear and propeller.
 I like it 
  May 12, 2014
great work! I really like how you pulled off getting the wing shape right.
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  May 12, 2014
Very good design and tecniques, although too studly for my taste ;-)
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  May 12, 2014
The angled wings look right, perfect rendition!
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  May 12, 2014
Very well built.
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  May 12, 2014
Very well engineered, very accurate.....
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  May 12, 2014
Wow! A perfect aircraft, again! Very realistic!
 I like it 
  May 11, 2014
Excellent with all the details and the technique that you show off, very realistic and some more this is my favorite fighter plane. Your presentation is very nice also.
 I like it 
  May 11, 2014
Good stuff! excellent building technique, The corsair is my favorite fighter of WW2 era.
 I like it 
  May 11, 2014
Marvelous build! 5/5!
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  May 11, 2014
Excellent building techniques in the last few pictures. I was kinda wondering how you got the wing roots to attach at the proper angle until I saw the cutaway photos.
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  May 11, 2014
Wow this is absolutely stunning and overwhelming with so many nice comments. I have previously received many comments, but never so many all at once, a huge thanks to you all. I usually respond to you individually, or a few together, and I will also do it this time, but please give me some time.
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  May 11, 2014
Another very nice model you build yourself!!! Love the folding wings :-)
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  May 11, 2014
Excellent Corsair!
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  May 11, 2014
Beautiful! This has always been my favorite fighter from WWII . I love how you go from dark blue to blue to white just like the real paint scheme. Gorgeous shaping of the gull wings and fuselage . I like how you made the tail wheel. I like how you did the engine cowling. Brilliant work as always Henrik!
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  May 11, 2014
So awesome!The stickers are really cool.
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  May 11, 2014
Beautiful MOC. Great pics of the fuselage's inner working. Excellent work.
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  May 11, 2014
Nicely shaped and the two shades of blue match the original colours quite well too. A nice build!
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  May 11, 2014
That. Is. GREAT.
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  May 11, 2014
Excellent build!
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  May 11, 2014
Awesome! You really nailed the shape and detail. It looks incredible. Amazing job!
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  May 11, 2014
Very nice Corsair. The dark blue looks great, as well as the shape and scale. Thanks for showing how things are holding together, too. 5/5 from me! :-)
 I like it 
  May 11, 2014
Beautiful! The shaping is excellent. I like that you showed us the infrastructure as well -- I'm always looking for new techniques.
 I like it 
  May 11, 2014
Perfect! Clever job on the internal structure!
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  May 11, 2014
Nice model! I love those wings!
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  May 11, 2014
Very nice, and well detailed, I love the decals! - 10/10
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  May 11, 2014
Good work. I would just change the size of the main wheels and tyres. Have a look at Mad Physicist's(Ralph Savelsberg) Corsair which is at the same scale.
 I like it 
  May 11, 2014
The corsair is I think one of the best looking planes ever! Yours definitively is! I love how you build it, and I love the way it looks, the functions; in fact everything! This is a 5/5 for you! 8-)
 I like it 
  May 11, 2014
Interesting plane with a fascinating history, and your model of it is sublime.
 I like it 
  May 11, 2014
Great work, perfect colour scheme, nice techniques too!
 I like it 
  May 11, 2014
Hi Henrik! You know that I'm not interested in planes but it's a great creation again! Well done!
 I like it 
  May 11, 2014
I like it, very detailed
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  May 11, 2014
It is a little beauty. The wing connection is very clever - you can't beat a little bit of technic to create odd angles. Fantastic looking build and most importantly very swooshable :)
 
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