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Old Nov 13, 2012, 06:34 PM
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New Product
Flyzone Select Scale F4U-A1 Corsair 48.5"

It's out!

Wingspan: 48.5 in (1230 mm)
RTF Weight: 48 oz (1360 g)
Length: 38.5 in (980 mm)
Wing Area: 426 in² (27.5 dm²)
Wing Loading: 16 oz/ft² (49 g/dm²)


Rotating retractable landing gear
Navigation lighting system
Powerful brushless motor and ESC
SLT receiver compatible with AnyLink
(5) Preinstalled micro servos

Tx-R or RTF


http://www.flyzoneplanes.com/airplan...030/index.html

Who's getting one?

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Old Nov 13, 2012, 06:55 PM
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what is the difference between Flyzone and Parkzone?
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 08:00 PM
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what is the difference between Flyzone and Parkzone?
3.5 inches LOL.
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 04:55 AM
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Nice plane

Is the retract electric ? If not it's probably a no go
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 10:23 AM
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Nice plane

Is the retract electric ? If not it's probably a no go
From what I can see from the manual the retracts are mechanical, like the Flyzone FW-190.

But $229 for the TX-R is not a bad price after all.

And it's 4S compatible, they put a section in the manual to run on 4S.
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 02:21 PM
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Nothing wrong with mechanical retracts as long as you know how to adjust them for optimum performance. Durability would be my main issue. I have 3 Flyzone planes and 5 if you count the Tower Hobbies Corsair and P-51 which look like they are made by Flyzone. All are great planes. I plan on getting this one for sure.
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 02:41 PM
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Didn't mechanical retracts go out of style years ago?
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 02:48 PM
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Didn't mechanical retracts go out of style years ago?
One can say that but there are some good examples of mechanicals out there and we can hope they did their homework to get these to do the job. Getting units to cleanly fit the Corsair gull will be a notable accomplishment.
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 04:10 PM
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Style??? Who the heck cares about style as long as they function.
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 04:40 PM
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If I had to choose between adding two more servos for retracts vs not, I'd choose not.
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 05:15 PM
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One thing I note with the way they've done the l.g. is that the pivot is nearer the leading edge than any others have managed to get with the servoless versions. The Corsair pivot was very close the l.e. and this makes for the best ground handling on the model. I hope the plastic parts on the legs aren't going to be weak.

I'm supposing ST is the maker of this plane, same as the Flyzone FW 190.
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 06:21 PM
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Just a matter of choice. I for one could care less if they are mechanical. The ones on my FW 190 are mechanical and work just fine.
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 06:46 PM
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Just a matter of choice. I for one could care less if they are mechanical. The ones on my FW 190 are mechanical and work just fine.
+1

The problem with the FW-190 landing gear was the strut, not the retracting mechanism. Let's hope they learnt from that.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 10:55 AM
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I totally agree, but, once you learn how to land her, the problem becomes a non issue. I broke my first set of LG and have not had an issue since. Solution, learn how to land correctly.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 09:45 AM
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I totally agree, but, once you learn how to land her, the problem becomes a non issue. I broke my first set of LG and have not had an issue since. Solution, learn how to land correctly.
Hey Chuck,
My Fw I would belly land and they still broke on mine. I think if you have a rough field they won't hold up period but its still a great flyer as I'm sure this will be as well
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