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F4U propeller?
Posted by Johnny1000 on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 12:03 PM
Are there any aftermarket F4U-1/A/D (3 blade, 13" 4', Hamilton Standard) propellers in 1/48?
 
I googled, and there's a few things in 1/32, but I couldn't find 1/48.
 
I went down to my bench this morning and the propeller to my F4U-1A seems to be missing. I probably put it somewhere 'clever,' but would like to identify a backup just in case...
 
Thanks!
-J
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Posted by tempestjohnny on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 12:30 PM
Ultracast makes one.

 

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Posted by Johnny1000 on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 1:19 PM

Thanks!

I saw that, but sort of discounted because (rivet counting alert!)the prop diameter wasn't right (13' 1" vs 13' 4") and the point of the Corsair is the wings are bent to allow for a bigger prop.

But a little math tells me that there's only .06" inches difference in 1/48, and maybe there's more critical things to worry about. 

-J

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Posted by PFJN on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 2:28 PM

Maybe you could cut each blade and insert an appropriate thickness of plastic sheet to increase the diameter just enough Stick out tongue

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Posted by JohnnyK on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 3:08 PM

Johnny1000

Thanks!

I saw that, but sort of discounted because (rivet counting alert!)the prop diameter wasn't right (13' 1" vs 13' 4") and the point of the Corsair is the wings are bent to allow for a bigger prop.

But a little math tells me that there's only .06" inches difference in 1/48, and maybe there's more critical things to worry about. 

-J

 

This is just my opinion, life is just too short to be concerned about such things. 

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 4:09 PM

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Posted by Johnny1000 on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 4:40 PM

thanks guys!

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Posted by seasick on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 5:20 PM

0.06" is just shy of 1/16". If you can gaurentee that the rest of the model perfectly to scale it would be worth it.  

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Posted by Phil_H on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 10:47 PM

Johnny1000
But a little math tells me that there's only .06" inches difference in 1/48, and maybe there's more critical things to worry about.

Remember, that difference is in the overall diameter. Per blade length, the difference is half of that, 0.03 inches, or 0.76 mm. Hardly enough difference to notice visually.

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Posted by lawdog114 on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 11:05 PM

That's an Ultracast Prop.  It does the job..

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Johnny1000 on Thursday, May 17, 2018 11:39 AM

That's a fine looking propeller. 

Why did you use the ultracast over the kit prop? Assuming you aren't a knucklehead like myself who managed to misplace it...

-J

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, May 17, 2018 11:52 AM

Johnny1000

Thanks!

I saw that, but sort of discounted because (rivet counting alert!)the prop diameter wasn't right (13' 1" vs 13' 4") and the point of the Corsair is the wings are bent to allow for a bigger prop.

But a little math tells me that there's only .06" inches difference in 1/48, and maybe there's more critical things to worry about. 

-J

 

Better aerodynamics too. The point about whether or not the model is true scale is a good one.

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Posted by Johnny1000 on Thursday, May 17, 2018 2:49 PM

GMorrison

The point about whether or not the model is true scale is a good one.

 

Fair point.

The counterpoint is that verisimilitude comes from the accumulation of many tiny details. No one of them may be really all that important, but together they add up. Some of these may effectively be out of your control—too technically demanding, or otherwise impractical, or things just get overlooked—but when it is practical to do so, and you do have control, it's important to try to get them right. 

With this propeller, I was fine with what came with the kit. I didn't measure it or anything, but it looked about right. I only really started thinking about it after it turned up missing, and then the idea of deliberately purchasing the "wrong" item bothered me. But that's a bit silly, really. And the Ultracast comes in 4 parts (3 blades and the hub) so tweaking the spread is possible. 

Anyway, thanks everyone!

-J

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Posted by lawdog114 on Thursday, May 17, 2018 11:55 PM

Johnny1000

That's a fine looking propeller. 

Why did you use the ultracast over the kit prop? Assuming you aren't a knucklehead like myself who managed to misplace it...

-J

 

I'm a total knucklehead, but thats besides the case (I lost the prop hub to my N1K1 and now I can't finish it....LOL).  Anyways, I used it simply because I had it in my resin stash.  I do that sometimes.  I love Ultracast products and think they're pretty much the best in the business.   

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

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