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Old Apr 26, 2011, 05:02 PM
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The World's First RTF F4U Corsair with fully functional folding wings and flaps!!

Hello all, here is the new F4U Corsair hope you like! It has a 1600 mm wingspan, automatic folding wings, screw retracts, fully functional flaps, and EPO durability!
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Old Apr 27, 2011, 08:37 AM
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While the folding wings are a nice scale touch for a static model, why in the world would anyone want folding wings on a flying model? That just seems to be yet another point of failure.
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Old Apr 27, 2011, 01:09 PM
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When will this be avalable?!?!
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Old Apr 27, 2011, 07:28 PM
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Very soon, right now it is being tested and as soon as this is complete we will post the availability date on the website.

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Old Apr 28, 2011, 05:47 PM
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Old Apr 29, 2011, 09:56 AM
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Why would you go to so much detail and put an oversized rudder on it? You guys almost got it right. But not this time. If you base your reasoning on making it fly better then your design has flaws. Furthermore this version didn't have a four blade prop. The larger the size of plane the more it should be to scale. Since this hasn't been released yet and your probably looking for input, well there is your two cents.
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Old Apr 29, 2011, 11:59 PM
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An exact scale-down design may not produce a good RC plane. A bigger rudder enahnces slow speed handling, especially during a go-around when sudden throttle-up at low airspeed could make your warbird left wingtip reach for the pavement.
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Old Apr 30, 2011, 11:16 PM
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In R/C you really can't have both. It's either going to be scale and extremely difficult to fly, or it will be out of proportion and behave well in the air. As we all appreciate scale aircraft, I think the appreciation is skewed toward the mass production of easy flying aircraft. The scale model customers are very few while the average pilot (who this plane would suit) are far more in number and will be in the position to buy this plane. Let's face it crashhelmit, the person who wants and is willing to buy a perfectly scale aircraft is in a completely different market and wouldn't be looking into a foam, mass produced parkflyer aircraft. They will quite possibly build the aircraft themselves. Or if they do decide to buy it prebuilt from somewhere, they will be paying a lot more and getting a lot more than a durable and slightly out of proportion foam airframe. They'll be looking for something far more intricate and delicate and will gladly pay the premium. A product like this is more for the middle of the road between the two. Something that has more of the features and detail of a scale reproduction, the durability of a foamie, and the ease in flight of a park flyer. And all that aside, I think this looks pretty cool. Now if BH was trying to pass this off as a scale reproduction, then I think you'd have a point.
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Old May 02, 2011, 09:27 AM
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While the folding wings are a nice scale touch for a static model, why in the world would anyone want folding wings on a flying model? That just seems to be yet another point of failure.
It would take alot of Gorrilla glue to fix that wing.
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Old May 02, 2011, 09:36 AM
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In R/C you really can't have both. It's either going to be scale and extremely difficult to fly, or it will be out of proportion and behave well in the air. As we all appreciate scale aircraft, I think the appreciation is skewed toward the mass production of easy flying aircraft. The scale model customers are very few while the average pilot (who this plane would suit) are far more in number and will be in the position to buy this plane. Let's face it crashhelmit, the person who wants and is willing to buy a perfectly scale aircraft is in a completely different market and wouldn't be looking into a foam, mass produced parkflyer aircraft. They will quite possibly build the aircraft themselves. Or if they do decide to buy it prebuilt from somewhere, they will be paying a lot more and getting a lot more than a durable and slightly out of proportion foam airframe. They'll be looking for something far more intricate and delicate and will gladly pay the premium. A product like this is more for the middle of the road between the two. Something that has more of the features and detail of a scale reproduction, the durability of a foamie, and the ease in flight of a park flyer. And all that aside, I think this looks pretty cool. Now if BH was trying to pass this off as a scale reproduction, then I think you'd have a point.
Snafu, I beg to differ. There are dozens of scale foamies out there that look more scale than this rendition of an F4U. Look at the Airfield. No oversized tail. The added weight in the wing probably offset the airodynamics thus increasing certain surfaces for stable flight. I await a clear picture and video documentation showing all areas of these plane. So in my opinion, "The Jury is still out".
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Old May 07, 2011, 07:58 AM
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Old May 08, 2011, 06:18 PM
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Snafu, I beg to differ. There are dozens of scale foamies out there that look more scale than this rendition of an F4U. Look at the Airfield. No oversized tail. The added weight in the wing probably offset the airodynamics thus increasing certain surfaces for stable flight. I await a clear picture and video documentation showing all areas of these plane. So in my opinion, "The Jury is still out".
Just to play devil's advocate, if you take the rough dimensions of the full size plane and compare the rough dimensions of the r/c foamies, you'll find that many of them are out of proportion in favor of aerodynamics. Weather it's a rudder, a wing, body length, sectional elevators in place of full flying elevators, there are some creative liberties taken in order to ease it's ability to fly. While I do agree that this does have a monster fin on it, it is really no more or less 'scale' in appearance than the others. To me, 'scale' is a pretty black and white issue of a minature duplication of the origional or a redesigned version to enhance it's functionality in the air while still maintaining enough of the appearance of the origional as to closely resemble the larger plane. You have either a scale plane or your don't. Again, just my $.02. And whilke I do like it, I personally see the folding wings as a great static display feature but a possible point of failure. I doubt it would shed a wing in flight, but I wonder how long it would take before I hit the wrong switch and folded the wing in flight. Or maybe even how long it would be before things wore to the point where the wing mechanism could eventually fail.
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Old May 14, 2011, 08:14 PM
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I would buy This^ sold by a different company.
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Old May 15, 2011, 04:07 PM
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my opinion..

Wingspan to length proportions looks spot-on. I can accept the tall-tail without complaining, as I think that this model will likely fly much better with additional surface area.

Additionally, if you want a more scale look, the verticle stab is not much trouble to mod a bit smaller should those decide to do so.

I would think that what would be of more concern with the offering would be does it have poor electronics or not..
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Old May 15, 2011, 04:43 PM
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anyone from banana hobby want to comment?

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