F4U Corsair

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Postby Rad_Schuhart » Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:19 pm

Hi everybody. I am a bit tired of tanks and I needed something new, so I got this:

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More info, here: https://radindustries.wordpress.com/202 ... u-corsair/



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Postby jarndice » Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:50 pm

Hi Rad, Glad to see you have got started on the "Foamie" path :thumbup:
I was surprised when I discovered that the F4U (Named Corsair 1/11/111 by the Royal Navy) was first flown off of Carriers by the British quite some time before the US Navy/Marine Corp,
The RN bought over 2,000 of all types and they served in the Atlantic as well as the Pacific with that Navy including a not totally successful attack on the Tirpitz,
They went on to serve with positive results in the Korean conflict before finally being withdrawn from service,
If you do paint your foamie do be careful what paint you use as some paints burn the foam and in other cases crack and flake off (Don't ask) :{
The best "First" Foamie I flew was a 1/8 DHC 2 Beaver, Big Mainplane and working flaps with a sturdy undercarriage makes landings even when windy easy and fun.
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Postby Jimster » Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:34 pm

I’m jealous.
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Postby quitcherbitchen » Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:06 pm

I have two (had) of those. One was a Durafly from Hobby King and the other was an Arrows. The two had subtle differences. The H K had separate rocket pockets so you could take the rockets off and on with a screw driver. It also didn't have a battery tray which I don't like in the Arrow version. Arrows has a better canopy hatch tongue. If you have never flown this model before just remember that she is susceptable to wind with the gull wing. The tail wheel is weak too. I changed props to a single 13 x7.5 prop and she has less torque on take off and flies much longer on a 2200mah 3s battery. Mine has a working bomb drop which I designed and manufacture.
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this is a prototype. Couldn't find the picture of it on the plane
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I also put HK dr madthrust cannon sounds and lights. Modded the LED to higher 7000mdl and strengthened the pushrods with carbon sleeves.
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machine gun LEDs
I crashed the Durafly to parts when I put the full flaps I modded down for a down wind landing. Bad Idea. It tip stalled and never recovered. The Arrows I am not going to mod the flaps. Keep stock. The Corsair is one of my most accurate bombing platforms. I can usually pickle barrel the bombs flying her and with my other foamies not so much. Don't honestly know why. She is one of my favorites and love the Korean war schemes.
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direct hit. Just landing to see the damage
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Postby Rad_Schuhart » Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:47 pm

Jarndice: Thanks for all the historic info, never imagined they attacked the Tirpitz.

I am definitely planning to repaint it. I do like how it is right now, but just cant stand with the stock markings that everybody has, lol. And also I can paint the blue much better than that, add noseart and so on. A friend of mine told me this Corsair has Korean markings, is that correct? Not an issue, but just curious.

And about painting it, pfew, thanks God you prevented me! In fact I am not too sure of how to paint it. I had the idea of priming it with the tamiya grey can and then airbrush it with tamiya paints diluted with alcohol... But the model is painted with some sort of paint that feels like a thin rubber... Not sure how is that going to last or what is going to happen. I guess I will dettach any of the removable parts, like the rockets, and I will try with it first and then we shall see what happens.

I am also working in another secret warbird that nobody from this forum has seen yet but Herr Jimster. an 1/16 C 47 by VQ Models, made of balsa. I am having loads of fun with it, adding lights, sounds controlling the motors in tons of different ways messing with the radio and more. Once it is ready (Id say at least one year, considering every part I buy from aliexpress takes 2 months to arrive) I will publish as usual. If you have not seen that toy, check in google images, is gorgeous! this one will be air ready but I don't dare to fly it at all. Every super experienced build I am following ended crashing in the maiden and I cannot afford another plane neither are easily repairable.

Quitcherbitchen: Thanks for all of that info! I have not flown it yet. I am waiting for the replacement gyro that FMS has sent me, because the stock part was more of a banzai/tora tora tora/suicide button than anything else. It makes sense considering the pilot is japanese, LOL. The issue with the stock gyro is when I activate it, it moves ails and ele in the opposite way, and rud just does not move at all. That gyro is not programmable at all and there is nothing I can do with it. The newer V2 gyro is not programmable neither but you can connect it to the computer and select the model. I think what I will do is to get one of those "Hobbyeagle A3 Pro" gyros which are an amazing piece of tech. We shall see...

About sounds, machine gun and so on, my plan is to fit a benedini micro. I already did the motor sounds, machine gun, rockets and pilot voices and the board is only 1g heavy. Not sure what to use as speakers because this thing is very very tight inside.

Oh! and we all would love to see your plane bombing! Send videos!
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Postby jarndice » Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:09 pm

Latex Paint is almost certainly what covers your Corsair,
It can be sprayed through an airbrush but do practice first,
It actually lasts quite well and helps to protect the foam structure of the aircraft.
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Postby quitcherbitchen » Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:17 pm

My Corsair is actually bigger then the 800 mm FMS. Mine is 1100mm, but I am sure they would fly the same. Here is a videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5gWvo-bSfM

I don't use a gyro in my Corsair, but I do have them in some of my other planes. I use the Eagletree gyro which unfortunately went out of business due to the Pandemic back in July. Their gyros are adjustable and very forgiving. I have one in my Storch and my B-17.
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Postby Exhibitedbrute » Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:09 pm

I keep looking at the planes every so often and I keep toying with the idea of a hurricane. Though I would be more inclined to have it as diorama rather than fly it for fear of crashing it

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Postby Jimster » Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:30 pm

Rad’s awesome Corsair has me itching for a FW-190 foamie. I’ve wanted an rc plane since I was kid. More money, more money! :wtf:
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Postby EAO » Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:49 am

I had a lot of fun flying "park flyers" about 20 years ago. All three of mine were WW1 planes. A Fokker Eindecker, Fokker D8, and finally a Fokker D7. All were 3 channels only. Only twice did I come back home from flying without having to fix anything! :/ Any large park, deserted parking lot, or school track field was a landing strip.

I did crash better than anyone I knew! :wtf: :crazy: An expert RC plane operator once told me : "Takeoffs are optional, landings are mandatory"! Landings were definitely my weak spot, but I did fly into trees, goalposts, my self, and once landed on top of the local middle school's roof (I had to go home and get the extension ladder to get my plane back)!

I to have thought of getting back into flying at times. Now I would do an electric powered sailplane. The wheat field behind our house would make for nice cushy landings and the hot, sticky Missouri Summer's would provide plenty of thermals.

In the end, I just got sick of constantly fixing my plane all the time due to my crappy flying skills. It was amazing how much epoxy you could put on these planes and still have them fly! Part of the whole game was just wanting to prove to myself that I could do it. The same expert RC pilot told me: "flying constantly repaired planes makes one a better pilot". I'm not so sure about that in my case!

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Postby jarndice » Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:28 am

Jimster wrote:Rad’s awesome Corsair has me itching for a FW-190 foamie. I’ve wanted an rc plane since I was kid. More money, more money! :wtf:

I fly a couple of 1/8 scale FW 190 rc foamies and they are great flyers and with working retracts they do get comments from the young and not so young observer :haha:
They have the added bonus of fully functioning flaps which allows for slow speed (Almost) Controlled landings :lolno:
The Hurricane in 1/8 has a natural slow approach speed and a large wing area and flaps so a beginner should be ok with it :lolno:
The Mustang is a looker and attracts a lot of beginners but they are a bit of a rocketship on approach and landing so lots of empty pocket books and long faces as it disappears in a cloud of plastic granules on landing :{

Electric power is really the only way to fly,10 to 20 minutes on a 2s Li-po is what you should expect from the larger scales :thumbup:
My fingers have long since had enough of trying to coax anything from a fueller :thumbdown:
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Postby 43rdRecceReg » Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:17 pm

:D :thumbup: I've just built a 1:32 scale Mk V Spitfire for a bit of a change. It will never fly, of course, but it looks sweet. :thumbup:
Sorry, Rad, but I had to roar with laughter when you mentioned your annoyance at the Corsair arriving with a Japanese pilot on board. :lolno: :clap:
I thought: 'Hmmm...I hope, for Rad's sake, that he's not a Kamikaze!!" :haha:
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Postby EAO » Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:45 pm

Oh yeah,

Sorry Rad, that is a very nice Corsair! I got all wrapped up in making it all about myself...again! :/

Cheers,
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Postby PershingLover » Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:21 pm

Ah the "Bent Winged Bird," "Hose Nose," and "Whistling Death." Good luck with your maiden voyage! As someone who flies RC planes regularly, I want to give you one piece of advice you may or may not have heard.

Always fly "Three mistake high!" Low passes are fun, but keep your fancy new bird at an altitude you can recover from!

Can't wait to hear how it goes, and to see what she looks like after you're done with it. Customization is definitely your thing!
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Postby Rad_Schuhart » Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:37 pm

Excelent tip! In fact I was planning to do low altitude passes because I thought if it crashes the impact would not be as strong as flying high...

But definitely sounds better to avoid crashing with your technique.
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Postby Jimster » Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:18 pm

Pershing Lover, where have you been?!!
Rad, you’ve got to stop it! I’m already spread too thin with tanks, Kubelwagens and gunboats and now you’ve whetted my appetite for an rc plane. I’m too old to see an end to this addiction!
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Postby Rad_Schuhart » Sun May 30, 2021 5:34 pm

I recorded a small video today!

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And I felt a bit like the movie "Planes". Somebody some sort of recorded the scene and uploaded it in youtube:

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Felt pretty much like it, lol.
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Postby Jimster » Sun May 30, 2021 9:22 pm

Nice! Time for sound and a maiden flight! :clap:
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Postby Model Builder 4 » Sun May 30, 2021 10:52 pm

Very nice Rad, it's safer just driving it on the ground, better than picking all the bits up after it's fallen from the sky :O that's why I stick to tanks :haha: :thumbup:

Cheers,Lee.
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Postby Will01Capri » Wed Dec 01, 2021 4:51 pm

I do like RC aircraft, not flown mine in years, but that Corsair, it looks the business.
Now telling myself i dont need to clean off some planes and fly them and i certainly don't need to buy any old warbirds.................................... hmmmmm
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