Originally Posted by marklind
Trying to decide between the Corsair and the P-51 as my first UM warbird. Been flying the champ, and want to get back to 4 channels and some manuverability. Years ago I used to fly larger four channels, so I have experience flying ailerons. Still, which of the birds would be more forgiving to get my skills back up to snuff?
I have all 4, the 2 micros and the 2 parkfliers. The Corsair is definitely easier to fly. They will turn circles around the Mustangs, and don't have that tip-stalling desire that the Mustangs do. The Corsairs also fly slow without stalling, something the Mustangs will not do.
There is something else as well. The UM Mustang has both ailerons working off one servo and uses a bell-crank and linkages to make them work. The Corsair uses separate servos and that gives better response.
I agree about the above picture...it looks Photoshopped.
Edit: To be fair, the Mustangs are generally stronger and less likely to break. The aileron servo is tucked safely into the fuselage and the ones on the Corsair wings are vulnerable to damage. On the larger models, the wing on the parkflyer Corsair is weak and many have folded in flight. The wing on the parkflyer Mustang is very strong, and would never fail in the air. The Mustangs also handle wind better than the Corsairs. With all that said, if I had to pick, it would be the Corsair without hesitation.