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What about a corsair?

JimCR120

Got Lobstah?
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#2
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That is an excellent idea. There are WWII fighters out there that are automatic eye grabbers. People have a respect for them. How many of us were enthralled by the F4F Wildcat? Too many to count. The F-4U Corsair, the P-51 Mustang, and the P-38 Lightning, all command attention. I believe it is time for a warbird review and any of those would be an excellent choice.
 

FlyingMonkey

Stuck in Sunny FL
Staff member
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#4
They certainly could do a P-38, since it's available through HobbyKing.

Don't forget the Spitfire they did. I also requested they did more WWI aircraft. They did the Fokker Triplane, they could review the Spad that HK offers.

Yeah, warbirds... I love them.
 
R

redhotpearl

Guest
#6
Are you talking the Parkzone Corsair? If so that is a plane I'm in love with. I've had it for a while and it's still my go to plane for fun. It's incredibly stable at low speeds, it can go pretty fast and is way more agile than you'd ever expect. Because of the gull wings I can basically make it stand still in the wind doing an inverted harrier. It's also robust as you can see in this video. This was taken a while ago and I still fly this plane. It's awesome.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrZHmYuUbk8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9bJWm5Kn5o
 

FlyingMonkey

Stuck in Sunny FL
Staff member
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#7
The Parkzone Corsair LOVED the wind. When I had mine, it was my go to plane with it was too windy for anything else.

Although, in this case, I think they were talking about something more along the lines of what you'd find on the NitroPlanes website. THAT looks like an impressive plane. I saw some of the 1400 mm birds at the event I was at last week. Two of the T-28s and a Zero. Both left me drooling.
 

Tritium

Amateur Extra Class K5TWM
#8
The Parkzone Corsair LOVED the wind. When I had mine, it was my go to plane with it was too windy for anything else.
That is good to know. I am always looking for planes that can handle the wind since my location has 15 to 20 mile per hour winds much of the time.

Thurmond
 

FlyingMonkey

Stuck in Sunny FL
Staff member
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#9
The only thing about the PZ Corsair I didn't like, was the tail wag. At any sort of speed, you'll see it waggle the tail. This was not uncommon, even in the full sized ones, or so I recall reading somewhere. Something to do with the size of the vertical stabilizer, and the prop wash over it.
 

Non Action Man

Nose Landing Specialist
#10
The Parkzone Corsair LOVED the wind. When I had mine, it was my go to plane with it was too windy for anything else.

Although, in this case, I think they were talking about something more along the lines of what you'd find on the NitroPlanes website. THAT looks like an impressive plane. I saw some of the 1400 mm birds at the event I was at last week. Two of the T-28s and a Zero. Both left me drooling.
Yeah, a large one. I think its 1400mm WS.
 

jetpackninja

More combat please...
Mentor
#11
I don't see a flying wing in your lineup. I have a few ;)
My favorite for wind is the CrashTestHobby Grim Reaper.
It's big (55" span) and has an airfoil designed to penetrate wind well.
We have flown these in sustained 30 mph winds with big gusts on top of it.
Having a wing or two around has allowed me to fly on a lot of days that I would have just turned around and gone home :)

That is good to know. I am always looking for planes that can handle the wind since my location has 15 to 20 mile per hour winds much of the time.

Thurmond
 

jetpackninja

More combat please...
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#12
It would be awesome if Parkzone/Hobbyzone offered a 1400mm warbird class of planes that could compete with the FMS models.
A 1400mm Parkzone Corsair with optional electric retracts would be something I would be willing to save up for and would be at the top of my list- Unless they have the bravery and foresight to release a Skyraider ;)
 
#13
I don't see a flying wing in your lineup. I have a few ;)
My favorite for wind is the CrashTestHobby Grim Reaper.
It's big (55" span) and has an airfoil designed to penetrate wind well.
We have flown these in sustained 30 mph winds with big gusts on top of it.
Having a wing or two around has allowed me to fly on a lot of days that I would have just turned around and gone home :)
That sounds like a really good candidate for a fpv gopro ship. Could you send me a link for the Grim Reaper? I want to check it out!

JB
 

jetpackninja

More combat please...
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#14
Josh-
http://www.crashtesthobby.com/index.php?p=1_16_The-Grim-Reaper

Another place the Grim can be purchased is:
http://www.planeinsanerc.com/index.php?PageID=267
Plane Insane usually has all of the parts needed to get the Grim into action but it looks like HobbyKing and other suppliers stock issues are trickling down to other vendors :(

There are some good videos of the Grim on the CrashTestHobby site.
There are also a bunch on this thread in RC Groups:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1192820&page=162

Here's one posted by a 17 year old flyer that lives in Baja California Mexico. I know he'd appreciate it if you like and subscribe his video :)
Oh yeah- back on topic- CORSAIRS ROCK!
 
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#15
I've been in love with my Corsair for over 10 years now. This Sportsman Avaition model has been beat up in sortie after sortie.

Tophatter Corsair 1.jpg Tophatter Corsair 2.jpg Tophatter Corsair 3.jpg

[video=vimeo;4783250]http://vimeo.com/4783250[/video]

I'm one of those guys that HAS to have a Corsair in the lineup. I've got a serious problem if I dont!