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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, 07:26:18 AM »
The yellow shoestring was picked up for free ant the last Baton Rouge meet. I wanted to get it through the raffle they have, but Andy  got it. I offered to buy it for some Jr's in the club to get them into the pattern for beginner, so he gave it  to me.
Next time I am in the garage I'll take a photo and post it on here. H^^
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Re: Macaluso F8U Crusader
« Reply #4 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 #5 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 #6 on: March 12, 2019, 12:15:33 PM »
Actually it is just a lot of funny shapes all glued together. Not all that difficult.  H^^
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Re: Macaluso F8U Crusader
« Reply #7 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 #8 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 #9 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 #10 on: March 13, 2019, 05:10:47 PM »
Photos of more construction. Parts shaped, two or more coats of lite coat dope, sidewinders in paint, drop tanks shaped, fuselage assembled, but I screwed up on the tips,so have to make new ones. Got ahead of myself on those. Wasted some 1/2 inch super soft balsa. Arrggghhh.
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Re: Macaluso F8U Crusader
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2019, 05:11:33 PM »
More. Drop tanks and Sidewinders.
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Re: Macaluso F8U Crusader
« Reply #12 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 #13 on: March 13, 2019, 05:15:50 PM »
I had to cut a new bottom block.  My band saw shot craps. Seems the rubber bands on the wheels just crumbled.  Amazing horrible noise for no damage.  I have two new bands, so they will be installed as soon as I can get them hot and stretched to go over the wheels.
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Re: Macaluso F8U Crusader
« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2019, 05:17:31 PM »
Landing gear was fun, and not all that difficult to do.  In fact this entire model is very typical of the era, it just looks different, but the construction is straight forward.
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Re: Macaluso F8U Crusader
« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2019, 02:49:34 PM »
Today, Thursday, I installed temporarily the front landing gear, engine and did some shaping of the LE and TE on the two wing halves. That LE is going to be a royal pain. More clear doping  on various parts, sanding, etc.
Tack glues the bottom block for shaping, and being typical of construction of the 60/70 era, there is no provision for removing the tank, for mufflers, etc. This is going to be a challenge in many ways. The instructions are void in an area I could have used some explaining, but then I'm not using a Fox .35, but an OS .46 LA.  So, modify, adapt, cuss quietly.. H^^
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