F4U Corsair (oz14348)


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F4U Corsair. Radio control scale model WWII fighter. Wingspan 62 in, wing area 700 sq in. For .60 - .80 engines. Scale is 1/8.

This is the TopFlite Gold Edition kit.

Discontinued kit from Top Flite. For a snapshot of the old listing for this kit on the (now-defunct) Top Flite website, see: http://web.archive.org/web/20110918...

Quote: "INTRODUCTION Thank you for purchasing the Top Flite GOLD EDITION Corsair.

The Top Flite F4U Corsair is a sport scale model of the Chance Vought F4U Corsair. This kit may be built as a sport model for sport flying or detailed out for sport scale competition. Either way, the model possesses a very good scale outline.

The decals in the kit (and shown on the box cover) duplicate a Korean war vintage F4U-4 Corsair which lends itself well to a MonoKote® covering. Most other types of the Corsair line, such as the F4U-1A, may be built from this kit with minor modifications.

Several color photo sets and 3-view drawings suitable for sport scale documentation are available from: Scale Model Research 3114 Yukon Ave. Costa Mesa, CA 92626 (714) 979-8058

The Top Flite Corsair is designed to fly as good as it looks. The outer wing panels have jig tabs that automatically build in approx. 1-1/4 degrees of washout to prevent tip stalling. The computerdesigned, interlocking structure allows you to build a straight and true model that will fly great.

This model aircraft is not for beginners. The Top Flite Corsair has excellent flight characteristics and is very maneuverable, but it is quite fast and does not have the required stability and self recovery characteristics of a good R/C trainer. A pilot should be confident flying a sport aircraft with ailerons before attempting to fly the Corsair.

Engine Selection: The recommended engine size range is as follows:

.60 to .90 cu. in. 2-stroke
.90 to 1.20 cu. in. 4-stroke

Note: The smaller engines in the range provide more than enough power to fly the Corsair well. Do not hesitate to use them.

The instructions show an OS .61 2-stroke engine side mounted at a 45 degree inverted position. It also shows a Top Flite internal muffler (TOPQ7915). This power package works very well. Most .61 2-stroke engines will fit in the supplied EM60120 engine mount.

The instructions also show the installation of an OS 1.20 4-stroke engine. Even though it is shown mounted inverted, it could also be mounted upright or on its side; the decision is yours. Flexible exhaust systems are available for most 4-stroke engines and there is more than enough room inside the Corsair’s cowl to route the exhaust out the bottom. You would also have to change the cowl mounting. The engine is shown mounted on a JT-122 SV isolation mount (JTCG8450) which is available separately from your hobby dealer.

Full Cockpit: (Optional) You must decide before you build the fuselage if you will be adding the optional full cockpit kit (TOPQ8404) to your Corsair. If you are undecided, you should build it as though you are going to install it. That way you can add it at a later time should you want to.

Flaps: You must decide early in the building process if you are going to use operating wing flaps. These are not required but do add to the Corsair's appearance and flyability. The flaps as described in this manual work very well, giving super stable slow flight with virtually no trim changes. Obviously there is some extra work and craftsmanship required to fit operating flaps to the model. If you use operating flaps, you will need to have (2) standard servos and small Robart hinge points (ROBQ2508) available during construction.

Retracts: You will need to decide early whether you intend to use retractable landing gear in your Corsair. Robart 100 degree rotating retracts (ROBQ1815) were used in the prototypes and the rib spacing and mounts in the kit are designed to accept them. Century Jet Models 90 degree rotating retracts (CJMQ3055) will also work as well. Other retracts have not been tested..."

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Quote: "Used, but useable plan, direct from scanner. And manual as downloaded from TF's website (not scanned). Note that the manual contains accurate die cutting references, so cleverer people than me could blow these up to full size to reproduce the kit parts."

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    F4U Corsair
    by David Ribbe
    from Top Flite
    62in span
    Scale IC R/C LowWing Military Fighter Kit
    clean :)
    formers unchecked
  • Submitted: 22/01/2023
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