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!
this plane is a great flier, just ease up on the throttle till the tail lifts, then pull back on the elevator slightly, It will ease up in the air beautifully, keep the climb out shallow and pick up speed. Adjust the trim until it flys level at 1/2 throttle nice and level- gear up. Landing is also easy. full flaps down (no elevator trim needed), gear down, then back off the throttle on final approach. keep about 1/8 throttle and she will settle into a gentle glide slope, pull back on the elevator slightly when 1/2 meter from the ground to flare and she will touch down on the mains, then chop the throttle and set the tail down. she really is a easy flying plane. good luck.
Just use the twist and turn units they supply seperately (HK-5095) the internals and twist and turn mechanism is exactly the same just open them up and inslall the original legs then you are back in business. Restock times are just a guess - they have no idea and what is shown is just a random number. The Retracts wouldn't break as often if they modified the units - really they should ditch the screw holding the halves together in line with the leg and drill right to the top then install a longer leg to the top of the unit - at the moment the steel leg finishes at the top surface of the unit so in a less than perfect landing the plastic breaks away at the end of the metal leg.
I've had good luck with my retracts. I've been landing on a mowed grass field for the past 2 yrs and only replaced one main gear. the tail wheel also broke, but I just pinned it with a piece of hot pushrod. they are not bad for what they are.
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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2 thumbs up!
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.