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Jan 11, 2013, 11:01 PM
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Parkzone T28 or F4U-1A Corsair?

For a 2nd plane, which would be better T28 or F4U-1A Corsair? On the Phoenix sim, I'm pretty comfortable flying both.


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Jan 12, 2013, 01:21 AM
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they both good

if you are buying it new, then get the new f4u-1a, you can upgrade the flaps and retract in the future and it come with a better motor

if you are getting the used one, then get the one you like
Last edited by IceRain29; Jan 12, 2013 at 01:27 AM.
Jan 12, 2013, 01:28 AM
Don't forget to trim rudder!
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If you trained on a tricycle plane than IMHO, try the Corsair to learn to handle a tail dragger for taxi and take off. Then you will be ready to fly any warbird and move on ward to bigger or more expansive models.

Both T-28 and corsair handle similarly in the air. If you already are familiar with a tail dragger trainer, than base your decision on which one looks more appealing to you. Corsair being a recent model will be more refined in design and extra cool factor if you install retracts.
Jan 12, 2013, 06:57 AM
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Thanks, I have a Stinson, so the better question would be having heard good things about the T28 being easy to fly, is the Corsair that much harder to fly?
Jan 12, 2013, 10:20 AM
Don't forget to trim rudder!
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If you trained on the stinson, both Corsair and T-28 should be easy for you. They are just more maneuverable for aerobatcs. Corsair is bigger bang for the buck. Bigger motor, newer design, flaps and retracts for upgrade. T-28 has same power system as the Stinson, I think and feels a bit dated compared to new offerings like Flyzone's Millenium Master. It's a hot rod, pattern, and scale plane, all in one.
Jan 12, 2013, 10:56 AM
Originally Posted by hyp05fxdl
Thanks, I have a Stinson, so the better question would be having heard good things about the T28 being easy to fly, is the Corsair that much harder to fly?
Hi hyp,

Difficult to make recommendations without more info ...

How long have ypu been flying fixed wing rc ? ..... and / or approx how may successful fights on your Stinson ?

Are you making safe, successful landings .... say, 9 times out of 10 ?

Jan 12, 2013, 11:02 AM
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Jan 13, 2013, 12:21 AM
Don't forget to trim rudder!
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Actually, for best value, consider the E-flite Hawker Hurricane. I can't believe its priced cheaper than the Corsair and only $10 more than the T-28. Hurricane is in a whole different (higher) class, considering the size, electronics and performance. Also the scale flaps are already installed. Just need to shell out a bit more for bigger bats.

But if you can not make nice landings 10/10 times. Don't get the Hurricane.
Jan 15, 2013, 12:57 PM
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Hello Hyp,

The PZ T-28 is generally considered to be the very best second plane that youo can buy. However, the assumption in that statement is thatt he first plane was a 3 channel trainer (like the HZ SuperCub) and that the T-28 will be the first attempts at aileron flying.

The fact that you already know how to fly with ailerons (flying the Stinson), you really don't need an aileron trainer. Therefore, the question of whether to get the T-28 or the new Corsair comes down to which one appeals to you more. The T-28 will be more responsive than the Stinson, yet easier to fly as well. The new Corsair can fly significantly faster and is a lot more maneuverable than the Stinson, but shouldn't be much more difficult for you to learn.
Apr 07, 2013, 03:41 AM
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Parkzone Corsair vs Parkzone Spitfire

The landing gear breaking or difficult to deploy is an issue on the new Parkzone Corsair and the flaps are somewhat flimsy. I have both the Parkzone F4U-1A and the Parkzone Spitfire and I much prefer the Spitfire. It does not have flaps, but the landing gear works well. I use a bit of flaperon to slower the landings. The Spitfire flies very well and seems to me to be a better option than the new Corsair. On the spitfire I use the propellor from the PKZ Extra 300. I have also read great reveiws on the Parkzone P-47. I would go for it before the Corsair.

Have a great day
Last edited by Creative RC; Apr 07, 2013 at 03:49 AM.

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