The Chance Vought F4U Corsair with its inverted gull wing is one of the most recognisable aircraft of all time, serving primarily in World War II and later the Korean War. It had the longest production run of any piston engine fighter in US History, being built under license by three different companies. It was used by not just the US Navy and Marines, but the British, French Navy, and the Royal New Zealand Airforce. The Corsair was regarded as one of the most formidable American Fighters of the second world war, racking up a 11:1 kill ratio over the Japanese. Early versions of the Corsair had some teething issues with carrier landings, though later versions were well sorted. In addition to being a fighter, it was deployed also in ground attack roles and even night fighter duties with the aid of added radar equipment. To this day a handful of Corsairs are preserved in both flying and static condition by owners and museums around the world.
Our Corsair is the F4U-4 version, and arrives in a plug and fly format, just needing some basic assembly, install your choice of battery and radio system to be ready to take to the skies. The fully molded EPO airframe goes together quickly and easily with a minimal of fuss, only a couple of hand tools required. Scale details add to the realism of this model including antennas, panel lines, rockets, drop tanks, and a nice 4 blade propeller. Retractable mains wheels clean up the model for realistic dive bombing action. The larger size means it will handle more wind, is quite stable, and will impress everyone at the field. Access to the inside of the fuselage to install the battery is through a large access hatch that features a secure locking clip. The ESC is pre-wired with a XT-60 connector ready to accept your 4S 14.8V 2200~2600mah lipo. After that, just drop in your choice of 6-channel transmitter and receiver, do final setup, and fly!
• Plug and fly model - just add your choice of battery and radio
• Fully molded EPO Airframe
• Scale 4-blade propeller
• Easy assembly, short construction time
• Retractable main landing gear
• Large easy to access battery hatch with locking clip
• Scale rocket and drop tank detail
Wing Area: 11.16dm²
Flying Weight: 1600g
Servos: 7 x9g micro
Motor: 3648 480kv Outrunner
ESC: 40A Brushless
6 Channel transmitter and receiver
4S 14.8V 2200~2600mAh Lipoly battery w/ XT60 connector
Kapacita ( mAh )
Hmotnost ( g )
Only good thing I can say about this plane is it looks good. Otherwise, the moter is rubbish, the airleron and elevator foam hinges are weak, the control surface clevises are the worst I've ever come across, and the 4 blade prop is impossible to find. The worst part about the prop is that if you do want to change it to a two or three blade, you will need to change out the motor as well because of the low 480kv rating you won't get the thrust or Watts needed, and if you change out the motor to one that is the same size with a higher kv, you will also need a larger ESC as most motors in this size range require at least a 60amp ESC. If all this is something you feel comfortable doing after paying $200 for a 1200mm plane, than so be it but in my opinion, there are much better options out there. Also, in the video it states that the tail wheel is retractable, and it is not. Luckily I hot this on sale, otherwise I would be really mad at my self for purchasing such rubbish. This is by far the worst HobbyKing plane I have purchased to date.DONT DO IT!Hey folks PLEASE CLICK 'LIKE BUTTON" As I've spent many many hours finding the PARTS YOU WILL NEED to make this plane worth purchasing. And a tip & trick. for those having difficulty with "QUALITY".
This plane is not for beginners. It must be modified. THE LOWER PRICE REFLECTS THIS. however don't consider this a pnp type build-it isn't. With that said, the plane can be built using my pain as your gain.
1 wing has weak area where wheels retract into wing. Reinforcement required (ASK ME IF YOU NEED MORE)
2) there is INSUFFICIENT COOLING FOR MOTOR. RIDICULOUS. Easy to fix.
3) 4 blade scale propeller. MUST BE REPLACED/ BALANCED (this is the game changer folks as HK provides no spares NOR SPECS-I spent los of money and time finding specs and solution TO MAINTAIN SCALE 4 BLADE LOOK. NOT EASY.
If you fly as is you'll burn up motor AND get 4 minutes fly time MAX. Noe I get 15 minutes if I don't go nuts. Devil is in the details. I've reviewed open and honestly before, only to have HK remove. This time I stop here, maybe if you click like it will not get removed and then give more detail and pictures. THANKS FOR YOU APPRECIATION!!!poor quality plane, very disappointed. push-rod too long for elevator and one of pushrod for aileron has no tread, need to order other part from amazon. bad instruction, spent 3 hours to identify each servo cable then connect to receiver. Want my money back, think the chance is low after reading other people's bad experiences.bisogna anche proporre i ricambi per questo modello come eliche e carrelli retrattili perch non si trovano da nessuna parte
GrazieF4U-4 great model. Lots of good scale features. Although spares are not available from hobbyking, they are readily available from aliexpress. Model is still being manufactured by unique models.Muy bueno, hay que hacerle un par de retoques pero en general es un avin uymuy completoNice plane but, has some issues. Horizontal stab was warped. Rudder and elevator control wires are the wrong length. Tail wheel screw nut was missing. Poor quality glue. And wing to horizontal stab alignment is bad, possible twist in fuselage. Hopefully I will fly it this week !I received this plane about three weeks ago, one of the landing gears did not function, the connection to the flats were loose, the actual electrical lugs needed to be replaced, One quality is very poor, one of the wheels are not even round. I did put a cliam through 3 weeks ago, by no feedback from HK yet. There are little things that could easily be attended too, that would make the model much better, lets hope the QC on these models get better.NO NO NO
ce modle est a dconseiller, il n'est pas a la hauteur de ce que vends habituellement HobbyKing!!!
il n'y a pas de clef d'ailes, la fixation des ailes se fait par des vis dans de la mousse (cela ne tiendra pas longtemps), le train rentrant est de belle qualit mais trop lourd pour ce modle, il faut le retirer, le centre de gravit n'est pas mentionn dans la notice. les servo semblent vraiment faiblards
en rsum, ce modle peut faire joli dans une vitrine, mais ce n'est pas un truc qui fera de longues heures de vol !!!Nice looking aircraft, came nicely packaged with no damage. Pretty good quality , some nice scale features, the tail wheel doesn't retract but is steerable. Have only had two flights so far, looks nice in the air, I have not fitted the tanks and missiles yet, but will do now its test flown. Flying wise don't let it get off the ground till you have some speed on as it tends to torque roll a bit, also has a fairly vicious stall so keep a bit of speed on approach, otherwise it handles fine. Not used flaps yet, with this wing loading you don't really need them . Got this in summer sale for 70 so it is an absolute bargain