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Old Mar 18, 2015, 08:21 AM
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That's funny.
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Old Mar 18, 2015, 09:02 AM
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Bought the corsair after being very impressed with the mustang. Since then it's been a love- hate relationship. I modified the flaps to make them scale, and the sight of it scrawling in slow speed out of a setting sun is fabulous. But this is a model that is too realistic, meaning it takes as much hours in maintenance as it brings flying hours. Those damn props keep breaking with the slightest ground contact, i've had the canopy lock clip break in the winter cold, the prop back plate for the same reason, the landing gear because of that plastic leg they replaced, next it was the plastic gear hinge casing that split, and let's not forget the worm drive shaft which is too weak. So if you fly one flight per day you'll average one gear leg and two props per month. Good for durafly's turnover, but detrimental to the reputation of what could be a very good model. Seing some increased improvements once their models hit the market would do much to improve their reputation.
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Old Mar 18, 2015, 09:23 AM
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You sound like the perfect candidate for the metal trunnion mod. Check my blog. They make the plane's undercarriage maintenance free. I also, made a custom prop adapter to put standard 5mm collet shafts on. Using a two blade off the shelf APC 12x8 or 11x10 you don't have to spend a fortune on 4 blade props and the performance is better. Just an idea.
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Old Mar 19, 2015, 07:12 AM
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Bought the corsair after being very impressed with the mustang. Since then it's been a love- hate relationship. I modified the flaps to make them scale, and the sight of it scrawling in slow speed out of a setting sun is fabulous. But this is a model that is too realistic, meaning it takes as much hours in maintenance as it brings flying hours. Those damn props keep breaking with the slightest ground contact, i've had the canopy lock clip break in the winter cold, the prop back plate for the same reason, the landing gear because of that plastic leg they replaced, next it was the plastic gear hinge casing that split, and let's not forget the worm drive shaft which is too weak. So if you fly one flight per day you'll average one gear leg and two props per month. Good for durafly's turnover, but detrimental to the reputation of what could be a very good model. Seing some increased improvements once their models hit the market would do much to improve their reputation.

I've had mine for two years and easily 100 flights off grass with none of the problems you have mentioned. Still on the first prop as well. Now that said, I have broken many with my PZ P-47. maybe I just got a gem as original equipment on my F4U.
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Old Mar 21, 2015, 07:01 AM
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Broke the stock prop today after about 30 great flights. Nosed over on take off. Think it was the grass being a bit longer than usual....end of cricket season over here so the oval I fly from gets a bit of length in the grass....

I have a spare prop that's for my P 51 Old Crow. Will this prop be okay for the Corsair? The P 51 takes a 10 x 8 versus a 10.5 x 8 for the corsair. I'm sure it will be fine just wondering how it will effect flight performance. I'm still a bit green when it comes to the physics of this awesome hobby.
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Old Mar 21, 2015, 09:11 AM
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The props are actually the same, just a different parts code.
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Old Mar 21, 2015, 03:31 PM
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Landing Gear

Does anyone have problems with the landing gear after nosing over?
Just a little backward pressure on the gear seems to bend the worm gear they get stuck.
So once in a while I have to open the gear box and straighten out the worm gear.
Is there any better solution to this problem?

I also stocked up on these:
http://www.pw-rc.com/product_info.php/products_id/2447
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Old Mar 23, 2015, 03:34 PM
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The props are actually the same, just a different parts code.
Why do they do that? Always throws me off.
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Old Mar 24, 2015, 11:43 AM
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HK shipping from China to San Francisco Bay Area is pretty impressive:

3/17/15 - Ordered the Durafly Corsair from the International Warehouse
3/20/15 - Order shipped
3/24/15 - Delivered

Paid abit extra for Swiss Post shipping but well worth it. Can't wait to put it together and maiden it this weekend!
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Old Mar 24, 2015, 11:48 AM
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Any taxes to pay?
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Old Mar 24, 2015, 05:26 PM
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Any taxes to pay?
Not in the US of A. We had that whole revolution about VAT tax years ago.
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Old Mar 24, 2015, 05:52 PM
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Not even customs duty??? that's so not fair!!!!!!!!
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Old Mar 24, 2015, 06:32 PM
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Not even customs duty??? that's so not fair!!!!!!!!
They tax us on everything else here in the US, no need to give them anything else to tax.
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Old Mar 24, 2015, 10:55 PM
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Any taxes to pay?
no taxes paid for customs.
postman just dropped it off at our door.
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