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Old Jan 28, 2013, 04:39 PM
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Thanks dutchumb. One thing I noticed about gluing it back together. I've had to use hot water on other crushed planes to expand the foam so everything fit nice. I didn't have to do that with this Corsair. I don't know if it's the type of foam or just the way it broke part. But it was an easy glue job compared to most.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 02:39 AM
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Eps foam never needs hot water since it just breaks clean and doesn't get distorted..also many other breaks in certain epo foam doesn't need hot water trick either...
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 02:30 PM
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Art-Tech Corsair motor mount

Hey guys, been reading this thread since it was posted about the Art-Tech Corsair and just received mine today from a friend. it's a little damaged but nothing bad. I'm in need of a motor mount. Can anyone point me in the direction of one! TIA

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Old Feb 04, 2013, 08:41 PM
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Hey guys, been reading this thread since it was posted about the Art-Tech Corsair and just received mine today from a friend. it's a little damaged but nothing bad. I'm in need of a motor mount. Can anyone point me in the direction of one! TIA

Steve
Try banana hobby. You could also check Motion RC
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 09:01 PM
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Thanks EastBay, found one at MotionRC!
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Old Feb 06, 2013, 11:21 AM
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I haven't tried to fly one of these in a long time. I have had one in a box for awhile know and I think I am going to go out and crash that one too. What the hell it will be fun.
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Old Feb 09, 2013, 03:04 PM
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Hey guys thanks for the help! Got it taken care of, new motor mount installed and out to the flight field! ...Only to end up crashing her and snapping the right wing off! I flew her for about 5 mins though before losing her. LOL It's my first Corsair! I bought it used from the classifieds here already crashed. I fixed her up and did truly enjoy the short lived flight time I did get out of her. I will fix the wing. I've been flying the Ares Gamma 370 and this is my first stray from a trainer. The rudder was bent and I tried my darnest to straighten it. heated it and everything. Got it pretty straight but not quiet. May have contributed some to my crash. But I am a happy camper. I will fix her up and put her in the air as long as she's repairable after a crash. I plan on getting the FMS 1700mm version down the road. Just "getting my wings" before I spend that kind of mulah! LOL

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Old Feb 11, 2013, 02:56 PM
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You have the right attitude ponyman. Glue can fix most things on these planes.
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 06:11 PM
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You have the right attitude ponyman. Glue can fix most things on these planes.
Yea and I found out that white GG is awesome and you DON'T NEED MUCH!! LOL That stuff expanded EVERYWHERE!....but her wing is fixed!

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Old Feb 12, 2013, 09:25 PM
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Yes it is. I wasted a lot of time using CA on foam before I learned how good gorilla glue is on it. Merlin on this thread showed me that.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 09:22 PM
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My first attempts at flying the Corsair ended up in me using a lot of white gorilla glue. I have to go get more. I have shelved my Corsair while I learn to fly because learning to fly on the Corsair did not end up that good. Infact the only thing left is the electronics. I do have enough spare parts to put it back together so maybe I will. That way when I look at two it will give me reason to learn.
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My first attempts at flying the Corsair ended up in me using a lot of white gorilla glue. I have to go get more. I have shelved my Corsair while I learn to fly because learning to fly on the Corsair did not end up that good. Infact the only thing left is the electronics. I do have enough spare parts to put it back together so maybe I will. That way when I look at two it will give me reason to learn.
Being a newbee with 10 months myself i would recommend some sim time then a 3 chan cub type trainer....from there move to a glider with airlons...Yes you will crash a lot learning to fly so stick with trainers made of foam that are easy to repair...Good luck
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 09:23 AM
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My first plane was a HH Cub micro. The high wing makes for a much easier flyer.
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Guys, this is the plane that taught me how to fly - honest. I had a FlyZone J3 Cub that was a complete disaster - crashed/repaired at minimum 4 times, for about 90 seconds of actual flight time. I was fast becoming so frustrated with the whole thing that the Corsair was taken out with the attitude of Fly Or Die. And it flew, thank goodness. It crashed, several times, over the next many flights, but glued back together without trouble and flew just as well as it did before.

Now, 3 years or so later, this F4U still gets flown. I've added retracts and a SuperTigre ST.10, it is officially named FrankenPlane, it's ugly and worn and frazzled - and still flies so beautifully that it is still a joy to fly. For sure not the fastest, not the biggest, not the smoothest (in even light winds), but I am unable to abandon it simply because it does work so very nicely. Moral (?) is; don't give up on it - it won't let you down, and in short time it will show you the satisfaction you somehow just knew was in there
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 12:25 PM
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Yes i believe this corsair is just as easy to fly as most trainers...Mine has also been crashed and repaired numerous times and flys just as good as ever...You can't learn to fly if you are worried about crashing or believe you will crash...Once u believe in your ability and settle your nerves and use common sense you will have success...
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