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Dec 18, 2011, 01:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Kev71H
ParkZ corsair all up weight is 30 oz. 25%+ more weight with retracts and lights ect...seems reasonable?
Ah, no wonder the PZ Corsair gets rave remarks as to it's forgiving flying qualities! (I don't have one...)

A notable comparison I can mention as to flying weight in this size range is an Escale P-47 which when set up with flaps, l.g. servo speed reducer, and separate bec can weigh in the area of 38 - 40 ozs. That plane is just over 41" span and is O.K. at that weight.

I'd say this Corsair is well done at it's advertised weight considering it has electronic retracts.
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Dec 18, 2011, 09:30 PM
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Ordered mine last night........I liked my PZ but sold it to fund 76" gasser. Gotta have another electric one.
Dec 18, 2011, 09:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Kev71H
ParkZ corsair all up weight is 30 oz. 25%+ more weight with retracts and lights ect...seems reasonable?
Actually, closer to 50% more weight. But with flaps, should handle more like a warbird than the PZ floater. Just land the Durafly with some power all the way to flare, especially with the 4 blade prop, instead of gliding it in and it should handle fine.
Dec 18, 2011, 10:10 PM
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Looks promising, hope the one piece wing has a good spar. Hopefully the drop tanks and rockets are easily left off. Personally I would skip the lights for full flaps. I like that there are no gear doors to fiddle with. Seems like it's still fairly light especially when you consider the wing area of a corsair. Should fly real nice, really like the size. I would venture to say they do pretty good with this one. I think a lot of us have been waiting for one that wasn't a monster.
Dec 18, 2011, 10:52 PM
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Of those that has already shipped i havn't received a tracking number yet but i do have this on order screen:

Order shipped direct to Airport from CN @Dec 16 2011 2:53PM

I have only made about 10 orders from overseas wharehouse and this is the first time i have seen this. Anyone else got this?
Dec 19, 2011, 12:06 AM
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I cant wait for more pics and Vids!
Dec 19, 2011, 12:13 AM
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anyone keeping it stock but going with a larger battery ?
Dec 19, 2011, 03:16 AM
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I took the plunge and ordered one of these beauty's today also.
Dec 19, 2011, 03:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Ldm
anyone keeping it stock but going with a larger battery ?
You could - but from my experience with these type of foamies it just creates a whole world of other issues. Higher wing loading means mods sometimes need to be done to the airframe to take the added weight (which in turn adds weight), faster landings, heavier landings puts more strain on the gear etc. etc. etc.

For an extra 30-60sec flight - it's sometimes not worth it - but I'm sure there will be plently who will try.

I'll fly it stock first. If it's good, then maybe play later.
Dec 19, 2011, 04:43 PM
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Aircraft is a F4U-4B corsair “Commander John ‘Tex’ O’Neil” with VF-113 off the USS Princeton in 1950. This particular Corsair is a US Navy Corsair painted overall Glossy Sea blue FS 15042.
Dec 19, 2011, 06:40 PM
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ok, its been 6 days and my order STILL has not shipped. its really perturbing me that yalls shipped pretty much immediatly and my order cant get any attention. ive contacted them several times and they keep telling me the same things. i asked for some credit on my next shipment, "paid over $30 for fast shipping" and they wont do it. i told them "i thought they would've taken better care of their customers"
Dec 19, 2011, 06:51 PM
Finally made a maiden flight!
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I just sent off for the Mustang and the F4u.... Hope I'm still breathing and walking by the time they arrive....
Dec 19, 2011, 09:57 PM
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Can't wait for the pic's and video's flight reports!!

Would have like to have seen the take-off and landings.
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Dec 19, 2011, 11:08 PM
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These look great! Can't wait for flight reports and videos guys!
Dec 20, 2011, 07:01 AM
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Vander , agree but I am thining more capacity in the same amount of cells , even in the order area HK gives you two choices ( I know we cant order batterys ) its just an example

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