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Offline Ty Marcucci

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Macaluso F8U Crusader
« on: February 26, 2019, 01:56:59 PM »
A couple of photos of my "kit" for my Macaluso F8U Crusader.  Got up to 62 F today, had to go onto the shop.
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Re: Macaluso F8U Crusader
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2019, 03:38:02 PM »
Hi Ty, Jose and I were there the day Vic first pulled the Crusader out of the back of a telephone repair van. The WHOLE Flushing Meadows crowd gathered around it. Amazing, simply amazing.
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Re: Macaluso F8U Crusader
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2019, 09:46:59 PM »

 Neat project Ty, I'll have to keep an eye on this one.

 In other news, can we see a couple pics of the yellow Shoestring hiding in the background?
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Re: Macaluso F8U Crusader
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2019, 11:14:21 AM »
I've got the planes for a Macaluso F-14. I've certainly thought about it.
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Re: Macaluso F8U Crusader
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2019, 10:01:56 PM »
I've got the planes for a Macaluso F-14. I've certainly thought about it.

 Would love to see a Powell build of that one. I've always wanted to do the Suarez Phantom, just been too chicken to tackle it.
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Re: Macaluso F8U Crusader
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2019, 02:34:59 PM »
I'd love to get plans to Windy's F-16. That would be awesome.
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Re: Macaluso F8U Crusader
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2019, 08:19:55 PM »
I'd love to get plans to Windy's F-16. That would be awesome.

 Hmm, I don't recall that one.
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Re: Macaluso F8U Crusader
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2019, 08:23:48 PM »
Actually it is just a lot of funny shapes all glued together. Not all that difficult.  H^^

  LL~ LL~ LL~ I guess I'm thinking they're funnier shapes than I'm comfortable with.

 I suppose I could do like my buddy Keith says, "Just sand off all the parts that don't look like a Phantom".
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Re: Macaluso F8U Crusader
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2019, 05:13:02 PM »
Not sure if you can see it, but the wing has an angle sanded into it for the anhederal.
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Re: Macaluso F8U Crusader
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2019, 09:13:37 PM »
I'd love to get plans to Windy's F-16. That would be awesome.

I do not know about any F-16 that Windy Urtnowsky did.  However, there was an F-16 done by Lou Dudka of the Garden State Circle Burners in the mid 70's.  An incredibly good job of capturing the "appearance" of the F-16 which is difficult trying to make a competitive stunt ship look like an F-16.  It was painted in the scheme of the F-16 prototype.  Ed Capitinelli was looking at a set of plans several years ago to build one.  ST .46 and Genesis 46 numbers with a Bob Hunt foam wing.  This one deserves to be a feature in Stunt News.

I am not trying to hijack this Crusader thread, but Lou's airplane deserves some recognition.

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Re: Macaluso F8U Crusader
« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2019, 12:53:57 PM »
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Are you building the original version or the later upsized version?  Either way the droopy wings will certain get a lot of second glances..!
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Re: Macaluso F8U Crusader
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2019, 01:53:18 PM »
Progress.  It is the original F8. Mine has an OS .46 LA-S. Vic's had a Fox .35.

OK, now look at the wing, The push rod  should NOT be there, but under the wing. You cannot imagine the pain it took me to try and make this work, until it finally dawned on me it was wrong.  LL~ LL~ LL~ LL~ LL~ LL~ LL~ LL~ LL~ y1
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Re: Macaluso F8U Crusader
« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2019, 02:02:23 PM »
Fuselage.
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Re: Macaluso F8U Crusader
« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2019, 08:51:48 PM »
Progress. Landing gear installed along with tank compartment bottom floor.
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Re: Macaluso F8U Crusader
« Reply #14 on: May 04, 2019, 08:52:50 PM »
Anhedral. Puts the leadouts right at the thrust line.
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Re: Macaluso F8U Crusader
« Reply #15 on: May 12, 2019, 09:41:41 PM »
If you build a Classic or N30 model from the plans, but use a modern engine and a muffler and a 4inch bell crank, you will have challenges. Today I had to cut the fire wall loose and move it aft 1/4 inch so the landing gear  "J"bolts would not groove into the engine. I have modified the cowl. The plans do not show a fuel tank floor, so I added that and added some clearance so the tank could be moved vertically.

Does any one still make dry transfers???  The few I have are so old they won't stick, except to themselves as always... LL~

This is going to be a slow build.. D>K
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Re: Macaluso F8U Crusader
« Reply #16 on: Yesterday at 02:27:04 PM »
Last three days sanding, priming, touch ups and added fin and rudder, canopy, strake, cowl, and painrted the bottom white. Now to let it sit for a few days while my daughter and son in law visit.  H^^
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