A four-channel model out of the box the F4U-1A Corsair is powered by a 15 size 950 Kv brushless outrunner motor allowing it a very spirited warbird performance; rolls loops and high speed beat-ups are all performed with ease and with a 11.1volt 2200 mAh LiPo battery, flight duration can be over 10 minutes. It comes ready painted in an authentic “Pacific” arena colour scheme as used by the US Navy and Marines with the correct “stars and bars” insignia of the period.
The Corsair’s features all contribute to provide a great scale model both on the ground and in the air. Scale touches include extensive panel line detail on the fuselage and wings, a two bladed propeller with aluminium “dome” spinner, dummy radial engine, and a painted pilot figure. Drop tanks are also included but they are easily removable, leaving the choice of performance vs. scale to the individual pilot. Flaps can be easily activated with the installation of servos in the already moulded in mounting pockets.
The model comes out of the box with fixed landing gear as standard but it can be easily upgraded to retracting gear using E-flite’s twist and turn 90 degree electric retracts. Using either version of landing gear though its wide track and steerable tail-wheel will ensure positive ground handling.
Overall assembly is simple with the need for only a few hand tools and when out flying access to the battery and radio bay is very easy via the large removable top hatch that is simply held into place with magnets.
A comprehensive illustrated assembly guide completes this unique warbird model detailing build, setup and upgrades for flaps and retracts.
Avialable in BNF and PNP Forms
PKZ60750 F4U-1A Corsair PNP - PKZ6080 F4U-1A Corsair BNF
|Wingspan:||1120mm (44 inch)|
|Length:||915mm (36 inch)|
|Flying Weight:||1230g (43.4oz) with drop tanks
installed 1320g (46.6oz) with tanks,
retracts and flaps installed
|Motor||15size 950Kv brushless outrunner|
|Propeller:||9.5 x 7.5|
|Speed Controller:||E-Flite 30 AMP Pro Switch-Mode BEC Brushless ESC|
|Radio:||4-channel minimum, 6 channel with
15 Size BL outrunner
4 channels out of the box with option of up to 6 channel operation
Optional flaps with installation of servos
Option to fit E-flite “twist and turn” 90 degree electric retracts (EFLG120)
Removable scale drop tanks
EFL 30A ESC
Attractive and historic trim scheme
Easily removed fixed main landing gear as standard
Steerable tail wheel assembly
Durable Z-foam construction
Superb flying characteristics
Pre-painted authentic colour scheme
Pre-painted pilot and canopy
Removable top hatch for easy access to battery compartment