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Old Sep 06, 2010, 07:49 PM
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FMS F4U Mini Corsair

Unboxing the FMS´ F4U Corsair.

Nice little bird. With 3 blade propeller, the scale looks good.

It took me only 5 minutes to put together.

I am planning to power her with a 2S 1200mAh and maiden this weekend.
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Old Sep 06, 2010, 08:11 PM
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Looks nice.
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Old Sep 07, 2010, 01:17 AM
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You got the landing gear on wrong
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Old Sep 07, 2010, 02:42 AM
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You got the landing gear on wrong
You're right. I already fixed it but not in the pics.
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Old Sep 07, 2010, 09:35 AM
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Some history

This plane belonged to the VC-3 squadron aboard the USS Princeton, CV-37, during the Korean war.

In the same squadron was the only ace in night fighter and in a propeller plane Guy P. Bordelon, with the plane number 21.

This plane should have a 4 blade prop and a radar on the starboard wing to be accurate with the 5N model.
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Old Sep 07, 2010, 11:45 PM
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By the way I had one of those and flew it without the gear and had to add nose weight for it to cg It flys great not very fast. Later on I did replace the motor and flew it on 3 cells
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Old Sep 08, 2010, 08:22 AM
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How much did the plane cost?
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Old Sep 08, 2010, 11:19 AM
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How much did the plane cost?
Around 90 bucks.
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Old Sep 12, 2010, 02:50 AM
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By the way I had one of those and flew it without the gear and had to add nose weight for it to cg It flys great not very fast. Later on I did replace the motor and flew it on 3 cells
Twits: Where did you put the CG?
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Old Sep 27, 2010, 06:55 AM
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Mini Corsair maiden

First flight: I used a Align High-Power 40C 7.4V 1900mAh for power. CG as per manual. The plane took off but was uncontrollable and crased hard on the paved runway. Only damage was the 3 blade prop lost 1 blade and minor scratches.

Second flight: This time with a Turnigy 30C 11.1v 1000mAh and a 2 blade 7x5 master airscrew prop. The plane took off easily and flew a bit jumpy. There was gentle crosswind. The plane is very fast. It was not easy to get a proper slope for landing and ended in some bushes without damage.

Third flight was similar. this is a quite fast plane and you need fast fingers during final approach and landing. I think it is better to hand launch w/o wheels and belly land on grass.

iWhen it is flying it is easy to spot, I was worried about the dark color, but the bent wing is visible at all times (almost).

I liked it.
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Old Sep 27, 2010, 10:02 PM
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Nice looking Corsair. I had the Airfield 800mm BF-109 but it met with disaster due to my lack of experience. I also had a P-40 kit and stuck it in the tree so many times I tossed it out after chronic weight gain from hot glue. They are tough I have to say that. Now that I got more stick time and crashing less, I wouldn't mind trying that brand again. The detail is good and tough.
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Old Sep 28, 2010, 02:24 AM
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Nice bird,but you mounted the gear wrong. The wheel should look to the outside.

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Old Sep 28, 2010, 04:20 PM
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That looks alot like the Nitroplanes one my buddy has. but the cowl is different.
http://www.nitroplanes.com/gl601-f4u-brushless.html
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Old Sep 28, 2010, 07:27 PM
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That looks alot like the Nitroplanes one my buddy has.
but the cowl is different.
http://www.nitroplanes.com/gl601-f4u-brushless.html
They have the same problem with the gears than my first pictures! LOL
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Old Oct 17, 2010, 03:33 PM
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By the way I had one of those and flew it without the gear and had to add nose weight for it to cg It flys great not very fast. Later on I did replace the motor and flew it on 3 cells
How much weight did you use and where was the cg?
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