This superb looking F4U from our top quality Durafly range and has enough scale detail and features to keep any warbird enthusiast happy. The 1100mm range offers the RC pilot a practical size model that can be easily transported and uses the ever popular 2200mAh 3s Lipoly pack, yet at the same time, the model is large enough to have presence and is able to tackle most airfields, not to mention a little wind, making it very practical.
As well as looking fantastic, this Corsair is plug and fly, meaning very little assembly work is needed. The powerful outrunner motor, ESC, navigation lights, servoless electric retracts & servos are all pre-installed leaving you to glue on the tailfeathers and some scale detailing, bolt on the plug in wings and go flying!
We have flown this superb F4U Corsair extensively during testing and it will not disappoint, there is plenty of power for those really scale warbird aerobatics and the airframe is viceless with no hint of a tip stall. The pre-installed flap servos have a nice, slow operation to help prevent ballooning and the flaps themselves allow the approach speed to get down to a crawl without a hint of wingrock. There is no doubt, this is one fantastic looking warbird and it flies as easily as a low wing trainer!
Hi all, one more question - what kind of servos are used for flaps?? I have problems with finding the right piece. 0,12sec (standart 9g servo) is too fast, isnt it ?? I´*d like to have slow run still.. THX
Just type in slow servo in the search bar at the top. The turnigy ones work good for flaps on planes up to aboout 1400mm wingspan. I have used many of them. You may need a servo reverser also, sometimes your plane will require this to have both servos move down at the same time. They are only 2 bucks I think, also sold here.
Are you asking why can't the F4U be shipped to NZ? I live in Nelson, NZ and it shipped to me without any problems. HK have been having some issues shipping lipo batteries overseas - did your order include a battery? Also, were you ordering from the international warehouse? I tried ordering the F4U from the Australian warehouse as I thought it would be cheaper shipping costs to NZ but they only ship within the country the warehouse is situated in unless you order from the International warehouse. Todd.
Hi Max,, I had the same issue when I was wanting to check the price for shipping. Try adding another part, such as a esc to the order (not a lipo). I found that just ordering the plane woulld not work, but add something else to your cart and then its fine, weird but worked. Note: i did not order it, but it got me through to the pay screen.
Cheers greasmnky. I've certainly learned alot about servos! Bought a turnigy XGD-( - digital servo - exact same size dimensions as the OEM servo in the F4U, when it cam my heart sunk as the lead was about half the length of the original and wouldnt reach the y-adapter! I tooth the plunge and removed the leads of the new turngy and the orginal and soldered the longer one on the new new servo - hooked every thing up and low and behold the turnigy moves in the opposite direction to the OEM servo - leading to both ailerons moving in the same direction!!! Read a post on the internet saying you could reverse the wires on the motor of the servo and things would be OK - did that and bugger me if the servo spat the dummy and I broke off the tiny plastic peg that holds the smallest of the plastic cogs inside the servo. Thanks fully as it turned out the inards of the two servos are identical so I simply rebuilt the original OEM servo with the cogs I needed and hey presto all is good again - other than having to swap the leads back again! Why the hell dont all manufacturers of servos make them move in the same direction!!!!
This is how you learn, sometimes the hard way, unfortunately. It is stupid how the leads for the servos all come really short, at least the ones I have bought. Buy yourself a bag of servo lead extensions, they are really cheap and come in all different lengths. With the servos moving in opposite directions, sometimes for flaps and a basic radio where you can't reverse one servo direction, you need this. Good Luck!
Here, I think I had a brain fart, I left this part out. They make what is called a servo signal reverser, you plug it inline to the servo and it simply reverses the direction. The servo works the same otherwise.
Great plane with fantastic details. Easy to assemble - goes together in an hour or two with very little glue. All horns fit perfect and to my surprise, several spare screws and horns are supplied, even spare wing screws. A great feature. The rockets are glued on a platform which is fixed to the wing with a screw so they are easy to remove for those of you who flies on grass. The drop tanks are slid on to the wing with a plastic holder and can also be removed easily. There are 4 lamps, one green and one red on wing tips and two spot lamps which seems to be the new very bright CE LED so I think they can easily be seen in daylight. All cables are well marked but with CC1,CH2 etc so if you don't have a servo tester the 4 questionalble channels are CH1 = Ail, CH2= Lamps, CH5 = Gear, CH6=Flaps. This plane is truly a great bargain and I am sure it will fly very well.
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j'ai reçu le miens il y quelques jours et ai fait le montage hier! cet avion est tout simplement une réussite!! pour un avion de cette envergure et pour le prix il n'y a rien de mieux sur le marché,ayant déjà le corsair de parkzone et de art tech, la comparaison a été plus que flagrante et c'est sans hésitation que nous avons avec ce produit un avion typé maquette à 100pcnt!!
la matiere est hyper résistance, le kit led fonctionne parfaitement avec une bonne luminosité, seul problème un des servos de flap est grillé!! :-( et les tiges pour guignol beaucoups trop longues!
à part cela c'est un très très bel avion!!
bravo durafly, bravo et merci hobbyking!!
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For the price, you can't beat the size and features of this warbird. It is very scale... even if you just hang it at home, puts a smile of satisfaction on my face. She flies very well stock and there is no need for any mods. The drop tanks and rockets does not affect her flight characteristics. I stalled her a few times on maiden, especially during turns and there was no funny wing drop death spiral... just throttle up and she climbs in a bank. Turns are even better with a mix of ailerons and rudder. Can fly at 50pcnt throttle, for more warbird style flying, go 75pcnt-80pcnt throttle. WOT static at 30Amps.
However, I only gave 3 crowns for quality because of Quality Control and Design issues. First, QC issue, the pushrod tubes for elevator and rudder are not aligned well (bent in an arc) and just glued on. This results in overworked servos (constant buzzing) for the elevator and rudder pushrods and worse, the elevators and rudder does not center. I changed to metal gear servos and it starts to flex the servo mounts. In the end, I used a small penknife and re-adjusted the pushrod tubes. Now its all good, no buzzing servos and both elevator and rudder centers.
Second, its design issue. For such a great product, HK made some poor choices in the landing gear department. The servoless retracts are GREAT. Trouble is with the choice of tires. They are too hard and without any
wunderschgÃ¶ner flieger!! Sehr sauber verarbeitet...leider sind kleine dellen in der FlÃ¤che wohl vom transport nicht zu vermeiden(oder dank dem zoll) ;) erstflug steht noch aus aber der flieger ist topqualitÃ¤t!! sehr scale!
Please be sure to check the CG with the landing gear UP. The CG moves backwards when the wheels are stored as they move from the front of the CG point to the back of it, making the model tail-heavy in this configuration. It is better to confirm proper balance with the gear up. In this case you will need to add weight to the nose (there is a small cavity behind the plastic cowling for ballast) until achieving the proper balance at the indicated CG position per-manual. In flight with the gear down, you will need to compensate the nose-heavy tendency with some up-elevator. This will not be necessary if flaps are deployed.