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VMF-214_HaVoK
04-12-2004, 03:16 PM
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/upfiles/32909/Mk26360.jpg

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/upfiles/32909/Ez81303.jpg

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/upfiles/32909/Va72848.jpg

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/upfiles/32909/Lf95620.jpg

I think the poly count is a tad high http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/88.gif

http://www.flightjournal.com/fj/images/hellcat_head_short.jpg

VMF-214_HaVoK
04-12-2004, 03:16 PM
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/upfiles/32909/Mk26360.jpg

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/upfiles/32909/Ez81303.jpg

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/upfiles/32909/Va72848.jpg

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/upfiles/32909/Lf95620.jpg

I think the poly count is a tad high http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/88.gif

http://www.flightjournal.com/fj/images/hellcat_head_short.jpg

KIMURA
04-12-2004, 03:22 PM
F2G Super-Corsair

ASH at S-MART
04-12-2004, 04:30 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by VMF-214_HaVoK:
I think the poly count is a tad high<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>True.. but look at the detail of that damage model!!! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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badaboom.1
04-12-2004, 05:04 PM
DOOOOP!!THAT'S NEVER GONNA FIT IN THE GARAGE!!! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

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GT182
04-12-2004, 07:19 PM
What a site to see. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif VMF-214_HaVoK, I know the pictures were taken out west in the US, but where?

badaboom.1, I hate to say this but it was never meant to sit or fit in a garage. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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heywooood
04-12-2004, 07:34 PM
I wonder if they haven't collected enough reference material to render it superfluous..

besides - it won't matter - they'll still get the windscreen frame bars wrong (too thick). hahah http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/mockface.gif

put the gun down, Luthier. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

JR_Greenhorn
04-12-2004, 10:43 PM
If thats a "real" F2G (not a "converted" F4U), could it be the F2G-2 that was being restored at Odegaard Aviation (http://www.odegaardaviation.homestead.com/) down the road a piece in Kindred, ND? I forget where it was headed, but that plane was to be flyable, rumour had it. Didn't think it was quite done yet, though.

Heck, there's only three surviving F2Gs anyway, and I know where one rests currently, so it obviously is one of the other two.
I'll find out which one tommorrow.



Where were these pictures taken?

T_O_A_D
04-13-2004, 01:37 AM
Man lucky you had a camera handy! Nice shots. Looks like the misses was driving or you would of wrecked for sure from the excitment. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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My TrackIR fix, Read the whole thread (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums?q=Y&a=tpc&s=400102&f=49310655&m=15310285&p=1)
2.11 drivers (http://home.mchsi.com/~131st-vfw/NaturalPoint_trackIR_2_11.exe)
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ZG77_Nagual
04-13-2004, 01:24 PM
hmm. could that be BuNo 88454-F2G-1? In which case it might be at the Champlin Fighter Museum in Mesa, Arizona

yup (http://www.warbirdaeropress.com/articles/Champlin.htm)

http://www.warbirdaeropress.com/images/Champlin/F2Gstory.jpg

But I think that museum closed and moved to Seatle or something - maybe that's what the pic is from. So maybe it's here (http://www.museumofflight.org/collections/craftdisplay.html?ID=124) now http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

In fact if you look on the back there under the tail you can see the reg #4324 which I believe is correct for the bird now residing in Seattle.

[This message was edited by ZG77_Nagual on Tue April 13 2004 at 12:34 PM.]

JR_Greenhorn
04-13-2004, 11:16 PM
I knew Mesa had closed, but I didn't know where the plane had gone off to. Now I do.


Rumour has it there is yet another F2G buried under the runway in Cleveland. Do you believe it?

http://www.fargoairmuseum.org/F2G-1D.jpg

Vortex_uk
04-14-2004, 02:00 PM
LOL! is it my eyes? or is there still a bullet hole above the US * symbol on the bottom pic?

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galacticnerd
08-23-2005, 10:23 AM
Yes, that F2G Super Corsair came from the Champlain fighter Museum in Mesa Arizona. It was located at Falcon Field airport. The museum closed and most of the planes were moved to Seattle. That is one beautiful plane if you have ever seen it in real life. I guess the story goes that when they test flew it back in the day, the engine actually quite and they were forced to land with no engine or something like that. I think it is called a "Dead Stick Landing". Anyway, the Champlain museum had one Super collection of WWI and WWII Fighters along with an amazing collection of Antique machine guns. It all either got sold off or moved to other museums. Another great museum to visit is the Pima Air and space museum in Tuscon AZ. They have a Superb F4U-4 Corsair there. You got some great Pics VMF-214_HaVok. I was always curious as to how they moved it.

IL2-chuter
08-23-2005, 11:43 AM
I know someone who as the fifth from the last FG1D built . . . the airframe is an F2G (fastback), however. I guess it was unfinished when the program was cancelled and was finished as an FG1D to close out the FG1D contract. Spars are marked F2G in the wheelwells and a big doubler under the fuselage (and other odds and ends).

Really enjoyed seeing Champlains' airplane(s).

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VFS-214_Hawk
08-23-2005, 04:36 PM
FAA Registry
N-Number Inquiry Results
N4324 is Assigned

Assigned/Registered Aircraft
Aircraft Description

Serial Number 6163 Type Registration Corporation
Manufacturer Name GOODYEAR Certificate Issue Date None
Model FG1 Status Valid
Type Aircraft Fixed Wing Single-Engine Type Engine Reciprocating
Pending Number Change None Dealer Yes
Date Change Authorized None Mode S Code 51226560
MFR Year 1970 Fractional Owner NO



Registered Owner

Name WINDWARD AVIATION INC
Street PO BOX 3526
City ENID State OKLAHOMA Zip Code 73701
County GARFIELD
Country UNITED STATES



Airworthiness

Engine Manufacturer AMA/EXPR Classification Experimental
Engine Model UNKNOWN ENG Category Exhibition

A/W Date 05/28/1980

Other Owner Names


HOWEVER, the FAA is known to make mistakes

LW_lcarp
08-23-2005, 05:20 PM
Thers is an F2G doing the reno air racing curcuit also. Got to see it at Oshkosh. It was known for its extrodinary climb rate (was built as a kamikaze interceptor) know dont know if its true or not but when the pilot had her out doing some aerobatics the guy in the tower said the prop only spun at 750 RPM. If thats true its got me baffled on how it can produce enough torq for take off

LeadSpitter_
08-23-2005, 05:26 PM
Looks like it passed 700km/h on the highway

Philipscdrw
08-24-2005, 04:28 AM
Your truck can overtake the Corsair at sea level! OMG, the Corsair is nerfed and/or your truck is a UFO! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

That aircraft is huuuge. It's got to be bigger than the BAe Hawk (I could check the dimensions but I'm too lazy.)

fordfan25
08-24-2005, 10:39 AM
man i woulda stained my seats if i looked back and saw that on my 6. at that point i would started cussing 1c for porking the excell in my montecarlo LOL at that point i would have tried out climbing it. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

VFS-214_Hawk
08-24-2005, 03:10 PM
More info:
http://www.warbirdregistry.org/corsairregistry/fg2-88454.html

faelas
08-25-2005, 01:35 PM
LOL the wheel is almost as big as the tires on the semi-tractor pulling it!!!!!