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FMS 1400mm (55.1") F4U Corsair Blue PNP V3
SKU: FMS024P-BLU
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Overview

The FMS F4U-4 Corsair is a remarkably scale tribute to this warbird icon that's a blast to fly. Sporting a pair of 90 degree rotating retractable landing gear, fully functional split flaps, and it 's powerful motor turning a scale like 4 bladed 14X8 prop, gives you all you need for slow gentle landings to high-speed strafing runs and spirited sport aerobatics

New Feature

1. Easy to assemble and almost no glue required

2. Excellent scale and super detailed pilot figure

3. Full function scale flaps

4. Working sequential retract doors

5. Working Led navigation and landing lights

6. Excellent Performance and Stability!

History

The Chance Vought F4U Corsair was a carrier-capable fighter aircraft that saw service primarily in World War II and the Korean War. Demand for the aircraft soon overwhelmed Vought's manufacturing capability, resulting in production by Goodyear and Brewster: Goodyear-built Corsairs were designated FG and Brewster-built aircraft F3A. From the first prototype delivery to the U.S. Navy in 1940, to final delivery in 1953 to the French, 12,571 F4U Corsairs were manufactured by Vought, in 16 separate models, it is the longest production run of any piston-engined fighter in U.S. history (1942–1953). The Corsair served in the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marines, Fleet Air Arm and the Royal New Zealand Air Force, as well as the French Navy Aéronavale and other, smaller air forces until the 1960s. It quickly became the most capable carrier-based fighter-bomber of World War II. Some Japanese pilots regarded it as the most formidable American fighter of World War II, and the U.S. Navy counted an 11:1 kill ratio with the F4U Corsair. As well as being an outstanding fighter, the Corsair proved to be an excellent fighter-bomber, serving almost exclusively in the latter role throughout the Korean War and during the French colonial wars in Indochina and Algeria.

Additional Information

Manufacturer FMS
Wingspan 1400mm/55.6in
Overall Length 1240mm/49.0in
Flying Weight Around 2,440g
Motor Size Brushless 4250-KV540
ESC 70A with 5A SBEC
Servo 17MGD Servo*6 All Control Surfaces, 9g Servo*2 for Gear doors
Radio 6 Channel
CG (center of gravity) 110mm (From Leading Edge)
Prop Size 14*8
Recommended Battery Li-Po 14.8V 2600mAh 25C
Aileron Yes
Elevator Yes
Rudder Yes
Flaps Yes
Retracts Yes
Approx. Flying Duration 6 minutes
Minimum Age Recommendation 14+
Experience Level Intermediate
Recommended Environment Outdoor
Assembly Time 1 hour
Is Assembly Required Yes
Material Durable EPO
Package Options PNP
Requires PNP Requires Radio System, Battery and Charger
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Here were issues I encountered with the model…

The plywood block holding the radio connections in the fuselage was miss-mounted, interfering with wing installation. Had to be removed and re-installed.

Two of four wing bolt receivers in the fuselage weren’t tapped completely and had to be re-tapped. (they sent me the 3m metric tap, but it took a couple weeks.)

The wing was visibly twisted when assembled. The halves met properly and mounted snug with the body. But I could see a twist, and in fact it rolled aggressively left in flight. The ailerons had to be adjusted to counter the roll. “Trimmed” has them clearly right aileron up, left down.

To adjust the elevator to the recommended throw, I had to move the servo connector to the outer screw. I found in testing the recommended throw was too much though.

The aileron servo connectors were too long and the “S” bend that connects with the servo had to be shortened and re-bent. Both sides.

The pin in the left landing gear assembly that holds it in place and pivots it came out on the 5th landing. The gear came out and the airplane of course ground looped. Very little damage. Propeller tips scraped up. No damage to the gear, actually. I replaced the pin with something that fit. And they sent me a new propeller set. But I'm finding my replacement pin isn't hard enough and bent on a hard, grass landing, causing that wheel to not be aligned. I rebent it, but would prefer now a replacement LG for that side. And it's not available. ;(

The alignment of the battery compartment means you can't slide it aft without interfering with the canopy. With a 3200Mha 4C, it's nose heavy and has very visible up elevator when trimmed. I don't want to add weight in the tail so I fly it that way, and it's fine, but just saying there's no room to move the battery around.

I find the decals a bit cheap.

It’s my first FMS airplane after several E-Flite models. They all went together quickly and with only minor adjustments. The F-4U was a lot of work.

FMS support had been responsive and supportive all the way.

I’ve got it pretty well tuned now and am enjoying it though! Beautiful in flight. I wouldn't hesitate to buy another FMS model, but will be prepared for more assembly time than advertised.
12/5/2018
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View FileFMS 1400MM F4U-Manual    Size: (5.04 MB)

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