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Old Nov 28, 2012, 05:38 PM
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First problem. The m6 x 88 mm screws for the front wing have poor quality threads and do not screw smoothly into the nut so that they are difficult if not impossible to remove. If you clean the threads up with a m6 die then they work fine. The m6 x 80 mm rear mounting screws are ok.
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 05:55 PM
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Are you using a different motor/ESC combo in your 1700s?
I'm using the stock 300KV motor with the Castle Ice 100A ESC and CC Pro 20A BEC.
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 05:55 PM
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Interesting that you were able to secure a new one , I wonder if they are shipping V2 out of state ?
They were kind enought to answer my email on the 1700 P51 and confirmed V2
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 05:56 PM
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First problem. The m6 x 88 mm screws for the front wing have poor quality threads and do not screw smoothly into the nut so that they are difficult if not impossible to remove. If you clean the threads up with a m6 die then they work fine. The m6 x 80 mm rear mounting screws are ok.
Interesting...I didn't notice that with my V1 or V2...Something to keep an eye on.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 01:09 AM
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Dear FMS-

I love your foam 1700 Corsair. Keep it up. But I have to be honest. I have been dreaming about the museum scale CARF F4U-1D Corsair with a delicious tenacity I cannot explain. Forgive me.

Sincerely, Aros



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Old Nov 29, 2012, 05:17 AM
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Agree that is the dream machine . I got to see the kit being build at GYro hobbies in southern Cal when visiting about a year ago .
Total "man cave" machine , very cool .
I was hoping that until I can afford one that LX models would consider doing a 79 " version like there P40 release . You figure they did a good job with the 79" P40 , the retracts work and the plane flys great , so there 80% there
So Dear Mr LX , I love the 2000mm P40 , so can you release a Corsair
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 08:20 AM
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Errr, I would love one as well but $3k+ = death by wife!
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 08:36 AM
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She'd probably make you suffer first, Dangaras.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 08:37 AM
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Holly COW! $3000.00 I would never fly her to afraid to crash it.BTW I'm soon to be part of the 1700 Corsair club via my Christmas gift from my wife. She was not happy about it, she did get it before the price jump of last night. Does BH have a monkey in the back pulling levers to change prices?
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 08:55 AM
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And suffer I would!
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 11:28 AM
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She's here! Nicely packed and just 1 spot of minor damage. I'll build her in the next week or two...Thanks RC-Castle
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 11:57 AM
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I too would be afraid to fly the CARF...It's one thing to bury a $400 foam Corsair into the dirt, but a $3,000 composite?

Then again, if I could afford a $3,000 composite Corsair without the wife killing me, I could afford to crash it.

Truth is, I do have an RC model that is worth $3,500. It's a 1:8 scale Unlimited 1982 Pay N Pak hydroplane built from scratch museum quality. In fact, it's on display at the Hydroplane Museum in Kent, WA.

It's only seen the water once and I was afraid to continue running it out of fear of crashing it. I would however be willing to sell it to fund something like the CARF Corsair though. Finding someone willing to pay what it's worth is another story however...

As for a 80" LX version, I would buy one in a heartbeat, even with the LX issues from their current one. Assuming the guts would be similar, I would buy the kit and put superior components in it.

Brand X, good to see you got yours! Glad the damage was minimal and in a location you won't even see once she's put together.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 11:59 AM
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Damage

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She's here! Nicely packed and just 1 spot of minor damage. I'll build her in the next week or two...Thanks RC-Castle
If you have to have damage that's a great place for it!

I'd SEND it Back!
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 12:10 PM
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That's called battle damage.

Nice boat. I worked with a friend who was getting into RC e-boats back in 2008, he would be envious!

I love flying the foamies no matter how big, the fear of crashing is very small unlike the balsa and composite birds.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 12:20 PM
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I'm using the stock 300KV motor with the Castle Ice 100A ESC and CC Pro 20A BEC.
What do you think of using one of these with the stock 300kv?
http://www.castlecreations.com/products/talon.html

FMS supplies an 85 amp. It's a bit cheaper than the 100 amp ice, and has a built in 20A BEC.
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