The F4U Corsair was a carrier-based and land-based aircraft developed during WWII. Its unique inverted sea-gull wing is its distinctive feature, as well as its maneuverability and versatility to operate in many areas. Its powerful engine, producing a top speed of 640 kph, made the Corsair one of the fastest piston fighters in the world at that time. In the Pacific battlefield, it achieved an impressive 11:1 combat record. The Corsair remained in military service after WWII into the Korean war era and several continue to fly today with civilian operators.
This FlightLine F4U Corsair is approximately 1/8 scale, with a 1600mm wingspan and 1300mm length. We offer both the F4U-1A (“Birdcage” canopy) and F4U-1D (“Bubble Top” canopy) versions of the early three-bladed Corsair, and each version sports its own period-accurate factory paint scheme and includes appropriate decals from which users can choose their favorite to apply. Molded from EPO foam and featuring a scale shape with lots of plastic parts to enhance its scale fidelity and user friendliness, all the Corsair’s control surfaces are easily assembled with screws.
Like the FlightLine 1600mm Spitfire Mk.IX and Freewing A-10 Warthog, this Corsair also features a multi-material wing, utilizing foam, plywood, plastic, carbon tubes, and aluminum extrusions to provide a stronger wing than solid foam yet still lightweight and maneuverable. Scale lighting, scale six-panel flaps, scale landing gear, sharply molded panel lines and raised surfaces, and various other scale features make this the best big foam electric Corsair on the market today!
The FlightLine F4U Corsair stock PNP version is equipped with a 5055-390KV brushless outrunner motor and scale 3-blade propeller and 80A ESC. The specially molded large size propeller and all-new motor help power the Corsair through acrobatic maneuvers with ease while retaining a reasonable scale appearance. The model can cruise at ~40-50% throttle setting and loop consecutively at only 50%-60% throttle setting. Vertical performance is also excellent for a scale model this size! With the recommended Admiral 6S 5000mAh lipo battery, the F4U Corsair has a level top speed of 125kph/75mph, with 5-9 minutes of flight time depending on throttle management.
Takeoff is very stable without the need for flaps. The F4U can execute a wide range of maneuvers, including all scale maneuvers and additional non-scale acrobatics. Its aluminum suspension main struts and tall wheels provide confidence when operating on grass runways. All three landing gear are retractable, and the mains even feature three panel sequenced molded plastic gear doors for ultimate realism.
To give users an added element of versatility, the inside wall of the molded plastic cowl incorporates eight hidden tubes to house lead ballast, which users can add or remove depending on their preferred battery size (i.e. add ballast if flying a 4000mAh, remove ballast for 6,000+mAh). For users flying the recommended Admiral 6S 5000, no additional ballast is required other than what is already factory-installed. Refer to the manual for the recommended CG position.
An optional 3DPUP Cockpit Set is also available separately to further enhance the realism of this bold and beautiful F4U Corsair!
Grass capable landing gear with 5mm thick steel pin and metal trunion
All new rotating main retract unit
Metal suspension main struts with sequenced main gear doors
Retractable tail wheel with scale detailing
Scale four panel split flaps with rounded leading edge like the full scale
Multi-material wing incorporates foam, plywood ribs, carbon spars, and aluminum joints for optimum strength
DayBright LED wingtip lights and sequenced landing light
17g digital hybrid servos, brass ball links, and nylon hinges on all control surfaces
Large 18x12 (90% scale) diameter propeller with aluminum alignment and reinforcement plates
Integrated ballast chamber concealed within the plastic cowl
F4U-1A ("Birdcage" canopy) and F4U-1D ("Bubble" canopy) PNPs available in different paint schemes
Each version contains two decal sets
Admiral 6S 5000 provides 5-9 minutes average flight duration with throttle management
FlightLine F4U-1A Corsair "Birdcage" 1600mm (63") Wingspan - PNP
Motor, ESC, servos, LED lights and retracts pre-installed
6 Channel radio
6 Channel receiver
6 Cell 22.2V 4000 to 5000 mAh LiPo battery with EC5 Connector
6 Cell compatible battery charger
AGE LEVEL : 14 and up
SKILL LEVEL : intermediate
BUILD TIME : 2 hours
Model Scale 1 : 8 Scale
Wingspan 1600mm / 63in
Length 1300mm /51.18in
Empty Weight 2850g / 100.53oz (w/o battery)
CG (Center of Gravity) 100mm (3.93") from the leading edge of the wing at the root
Power System 6S 5055-340kV Brushless Outrunner Motor
Electronic Speed Control 80A, EC5 Connector
18x12 3-Blade Propeller
9g metal gear standard with 300mm lead : left gear door, right gear door
9g metal gear digital standard with 750mm lead : tail wheel steering
17g metal gear digital standard with 550mm lead : left aileron, right aileron
17g metal gear digital standard with 400mm lead : left outboard flap, right outboard flap
17g metal gear digital standard with 180mm lead : left inboard flap, right inboard flap, rudder, elevator
Landing Gear Electronic retractable main gear and steerable nose gear with all metal shock absorbing struts
Required Battery 6S 22.2V 5000mAh LiPo with EC5 connector (required)
Required Radio 6 Channel (required)
Hinge Type Nylon Reinforced
Material EPO Foam
Skill Level Intermediate
Build Time 2 Hours
Recommended Environment Outdoors