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Mar 16, 2010, 10:42 PM
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where to find lowest priced foam warbird planes

I am looking particularly for the plane only, without any electrical components.

Id love to find a corsair twf4u really. Anyone know where I can get one for a good price?

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Mar 17, 2010, 10:23 AM
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GWS may have a cheap Corsair.

Last edited by DoubleH; Mar 19, 2010 at 06:52 AM.
Mar 17, 2010, 04:06 PM
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MyAtomic has the GWS F4U - no power system for a good price - http://myatomic.com/catalog/viewsku?...4u_corsair_nps

I really like MyAtomic - good prices, great service, free shipping. They seem to really want your business. No affiliation other than happy customer.

A while ago, I bought the TW-748 F4U from Nitroplanes but they don't seem to have it anymore.
Mar 17, 2010, 04:25 PM
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NitroPlanes still lists several verisions of the TW-748 Corsair. However, they are currently out of stock on these models.

Here's a link:

Mar 18, 2010, 10:55 PM
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nitro is like outta stock on everything except for 1 plane..... I dont know, it looks bad. If they do restock though that would be awesome..


Mar 19, 2010, 07:13 AM
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I've been waiting for them to restock for about two months now, I keep checking this link daily. http://www.nitroplanes.com/warbirds3.html
Mar 19, 2010, 07:08 PM
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Thunder Tiger has a foam corsair on sale for $50. I purchased the P-40, Didn't look too bad, but all I did was look at it in the box
Mar 21, 2010, 07:22 AM
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Home Depo , go to the blue foam section , you will only be limited by your imagination and it will be build better then anything you can buy
Mar 22, 2010, 06:03 AM
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wait ldm can this blue foam work well for repairs of my corsair? I tried using what I thought was hard enough foam, but it seems too soft- not rigid enough.

Besides, how would I copy and trace the exact shapes of the corsair parts, it seems like too much trub.

Thanks anyways.
Mar 22, 2010, 06:05 AM
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what are the main differences between gws and lanyu tw-748 corsairs, please?
Mar 22, 2010, 07:16 AM
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Originally Posted by rick oshay
what are the main differences between gws and lanyu tw-748 corsairs, please?

The GWS and Tw-748 Corsairs are pretty close in size. However, I'm not sure if control surfaces are similar in size.

IIRC, most of the GWS warbirds (including the Corsair) are made of EPS (Expanded Polystyrene) foam. However, some GWS models are available in EPP (Expanded Polypropylene).

The tw-748 Corsair is made of EPO (Expanded PolyOlefin) foam.

EPS foam is more or less the standard in the industry. Some of the advantages of EPS are low cost, lightweight, stiffness, and (in most cases) a superior (smooth) surface. The main disadvantage with EPS is that it is brittle (easy to break).

EPO is more resilient than EPS yet, weighs more. Another disadvantage is that surface quality, in many cases, is not as good as EPS.

EPP is tougher than EPO yet, it weighs even more (than EPO). Surface quality is about the same as EPO.

All three foam types require different gluing and painting techniques (glue and paint types, procedures, etc).
Mar 28, 2010, 05:59 PM
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you can look for the blue foam and pink, it works great with a good dremil tool

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