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FlightLine F4U-1D Corsair "Bubble Top" 1600mm (63") Wingspan - PNP

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FlightLine F4U-1D Corsair "Bubble Top" 1600mm (63") Wingspan - PNP - FLW3041P

Northrop Grumman A-10

The F4U Corsair was a carrier-based and land-based aircraft developed during WWII.  Its unique inverted sea-gull wing is its distinctive feature, as well as its maneuverability and versatility to operate in many areas.  Its powerful engine, producing a top speed of 640 kph, made the Corsair one of the fastest piston fighters in the world at that time.  In the Pacific battlefield, it achieved an impressive 11:1 combat record.  The Corsair remained in military service after WWII into the Korean war era and several continue to fly today with civilian operators.

This FlightLine F4U Corsair is approximately 1/8 scale, with a 1600mm wingspan and 1300mm length.  We offer both the F4U-1A (“Birdcage” canopy) and F4U-1D (“Bubble Top” canopy) versions of the early three-bladed Corsair, and each version sports its own period-accurate factory paint scheme and includes appropriate decals from which users can choose their favorite to apply.  Molded from EPO foam and featuring a scale shape with lots of plastic parts to enhance its scale fidelity and user friendliness, all the Corsair’s control surfaces are easily assembled with screws. 

Like the FlightLine 1600mm Spitfire Mk.IX and Freewing A-10 Warthog, this Corsair also features a multi-material wing, utilizing foam, plywood, plastic, carbon tubes, and aluminum extrusions to provide a stronger wing than solid foam yet still lightweight and maneuverable.  Scale lighting, scale six-panel flaps, scale landing gear, sharply molded panel lines and raised surfaces, and various other scale features make this the best big foam electric Corsair on the market today!

The FlightLine F4U Corsair stock PNP version is equipped with a 5055-390KV brushless outrunner motor and scale 3-blade propeller and 80A ESC.  The specially molded large size propeller and all-new motor help power the Corsair through acrobatic maneuvers with ease while retaining a reasonable scale appearance.  The model can cruise at ~40-50% throttle setting and loop consecutively at only 50%-60% throttle setting.  Vertical performance is also excellent for a scale model this size!  With the recommended Admiral 6S 5000mAh lipo battery, the F4U Corsair has a level top speed of 125kph/75mph, with 5-9 minutes of flight time depending on throttle management. 

Takeoff is very stable without the need for flaps.  The F4U can execute a wide range of maneuvers, including all scale maneuvers and additional non-scale acrobatics.  Its aluminum suspension main struts and tall wheels provide confidence when operating on grass runways.  All three landing gear are retractable, and the mains even feature three panel sequenced molded plastic gear doors for ultimate realism.

To give users an added element of versatility, the inside wall of the molded plastic cowl incorporates eight hidden tubes to house lead ballast, which users can add or remove depending on their preferred battery size (i.e. add ballast if flying a 4000mAh, remove ballast for 6,000+mAh).  For users flying the recommended Admiral 6S 5000, no additional ballast is required other than what is already factory-installed.  Refer to the manual for the recommended CG position.

An optional 3DPUP Cockpit Set is also available separately to further enhance the realism of this bold and beautiful F4U Corsair!

  Visit the Official FlightLine 1600mm F4U-1A/D Corsair Discussion Thread on HobbySquawk.com for additional photos, videos, reviews, and customer Q&A.

Features:

  • Model officially licensed by Northrop Grumman
  • Grass capable landing gear with 5mm thick steel pin and metal trunion
  • All new rotating main retract unit
  • Metal suspension main struts with sequenced main gear doors
  • Retractable tail wheel with scale detailing
  • Scale four panel split flaps with rounded leading edge like the full scale
  • Multi-material wing incorporates foam, plywood ribs, carbon spars, and aluminum joints for optimum strength
  • DayBright LED wingtip lights and sequenced landing light
  • 9g-17g digital hybrid servos, brass ball links, and nylon hinges on all control surfaces
  • Large 18x12 (90% scale) diameter propeller with aluminum alignment and reinforcement plates
  • Integrated ballast chamber concealed within the plastic cowl
  • F4U-1A ("Birdcage" canopy) and F4U-1D ("Bubble" canopy) PNPs available in different paint schemes
  • Each version contains two decal sets
  • Admiral 6S 5000 provides 5-9 minutes average flight duration with throttle management

    Includes:

    • FlightLine F4U-1D Corsair "Bubble Top" 1600mm (63") Wingspan - PNP
    • Motor, ESC, servos, LED lights and retracts pre-installed

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    Product Specifications:

    AGE LEVEL : 14 and up
    SKILL LEVEL : intermediate
    BUILD TIME : 2 hours

    Model Scale

    1 : 8 Scale

    Wingspan

    1600mm / 63in

    Length

    1300mm /51.18in

    Empty Weight

    2850g / 100.53oz (w/o battery)

    CG (Center of Gravity)

    100mm (3.93") from the leading edge of the wing at the root

    Power System

    6S 5055-340kV Brushless Outrunner Motor

    Electronic Speed Control

    80A, EC5 Connector

    Propeller / EDF

    18x12 3-Blade Propeller

    Servos

    9g hybrid gear standard with 300mm lead : left gear door, right gear door
    9g hybrid gear digital standard with 750mm lead : tail wheel steering
    17g hybrid gear digital standard with 550mm lead : left aileron, right aileron
    17g hybrid gear digital standard with 400mm lead : left outboard flap, right outboard flap
    17g hybrid gear digital standard with 180mm lead : left inboard flap, right inboard flap, rudder, elevator

    Landing Gear

    Electronic retractable main gear with all metal shock absorbing struts and retractable tail wheel with scale plastic details

    Required Battery

    6S 22.2V 4000-6000mAh LiPo with EC5 connector (required)

    Required Radio

    6 Channel (required)

    Ailerons

    Yes

    Elevator

    Yes

    Rudder

    Yes

    Flaps

    Yes

    Lights

    Yes

    Hinge Type

    Nylon Reinforced

    Material

    EPO Foam

    Skill Level

    Intermediate

    Build Time

    2 Hours

    Recommended Environment

    Outdoors

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    Product Questions & Answers

    NOTE: Questions submitted on this page are answered by customers who have previously purchased this item. If you have a support related question that requires immediate assistance, please visit our Help Center.

    Product Support

    Product Manuals:

    Product Updates:

    • February 15, 2019  -  These are updated .STL cockpit files for the F4U-1D Bubbletop version of this model. These files have been modified and tested for a good fit for your FlightLine F4U-1D Bubbletop cockpit. Note: These files will not work properly for the F4U-1A Birdcage version. You can download the Bubbletop .STL files directly at this link.
    • February 14, 2019  -  These are updated .STL cockpit files for the F4U-1A Birdcage version of this model. These files have been modified and tested for a good fit for your FlightLine F4U-1A Birdcage cockpit. Note: These files will not work properly for the F4U-1D Bubbletop version. The updated .STL files for the Bubbletop version will be coming soon. You can download the Birdcage .STL files directly at this link.
    • February 1, 2019  -  The 3D parts that comprise the .STL files listed in the link below are not a perfect fit so some moderate trimming will be required. The side panels stick up beyond the canopy base so an additional panel piece (90 degrees from the top of the side panels) will need to be constructed.  We hope to have these additional pieces added to the STL file download link in the near future.
    • January 3, 2019  -  For modelers with access to a 3D Printer or who want to use a third party 3D printing service, we are offering the original .STL files for free download. Modelers are responsible for preparing the file for their own printer’s specifications. These downloadable files are ideal for modelers who enjoy tinkering with printer settings and materials. Please note, we only provide the .STL files themselves; we cannot provide tech support for your specific printer. By downloading the .STL files, you agree to not monetize the file in any way without Motion RC’s express written consent. If you have your own 3D printer, or have access to one, you can download the STL files directly at this link. (There are 6 total STL cockpit files, formatted for 3D printing included in this .ZIP file).

     

    If you need any additional assistance, please visit the Motion RC Help Center

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    JB
    09/16/2019
    Jonathan B.
    United States United States
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    Corsair F4U-1D

    Great model. Easy assembly. Flies great!

    TS
    09/11/2019
    Terence Sanderson
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    corsair fu4d

    I found this plane very easy to put together,however it takes a lot of time & patients to sticker it up The lettering & numbers are the hardest & most time consuming. However the airplane itself is extremelly easy to fly & looks incredible in the sky.

    PD
    09/03/2019
    Peter D.
    Germany Germany
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    Good Product with a small deficiency

    A really impressive bird. Never seen a better surface structure on a foamie. Lights, Servos und Motor work well. I love the possibility to connect additional lights to the controller (Beacon, Taillight). There was only a small lack: The rudder was not straight. When aligned with the fuselage at the aft bottom the forward top was off almost 10mm. Fixed it with a cut, bent it a little and installed a piece of carbon rod. Not perfect, but ok.

    DB
    08/19/2019
    Dave B Fenner
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    My top warbird

    I have lost count regarding the number of warbirds I have purchased and flown over the past 6 or 7 years, but this Flightline Corsair is, I believe, the finest overall warbird in my collection (including those who met sad endings). The quality of this foam warbird is, like my Flightline F7F Tigercat, better than anything else I've found on the market. I rate the Corsair a bit better than the Tigercat only because it flies so stable and quick -- it seems a bit faster than the Tigercat, and tracks perfectly straight through aerobatic maneuvers like reverse half-Cubans and loops, and climbs higher than anything else I own. I'm not particularly good at aerobatics, but this Corsair is clearly the most capable of my warbirds for "flat-out flying." That said, the Corsair is more of a challenge to land -- you absolutely need to keep a little throttle on all the way to the ground. The Tigercat is a bit more forgiving on landing -- you can **** the power while it is still a foot or two in the air and let it glide in -- not so the Corsair. I reduce throttle to about 15-20% (depending on the wind), with half-flaps, as it nears the ground, but if I **** the throttle while it is still in the air, it wants to "bounce" back up. It is happier when it has a little throttle all the way to the ground, and likes to set down on the mains first, then let the tail settle. One other thing with landing (at least in my experience) -- be very easy on the elevator. As with all Corsairs, a little elevator goes a long way. For take-off, I find it best to smoothly advance the throttle to about 1/2-to-2/3's for liftoff. That big propeller, as others have mentioned, can really torque it to the left otherwise. In the air, it is smooth-as-silk, climbs really high, and is very stable. Probably the best warbird I've ever owned.

    WW
    08/17/2019
    Wilson W.
    United States United States
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    Flightline F4u1D corsair

    This is a great looking War bird, I followed the show bah bah black sheep like others ,fell in love with the corsair,, easy to assemble , easy to bind to a AR 636 sport reciever, i would recomend this to people who fly the war birds, after 4 1/2 yrs of flying the P 51 redtails this is a easy plane and fun smooth flyer!!! Keep up the war birds great looking and great flyers!!! Thank you Motion rc ....

    RG
    08/14/2019
    Robert G.
    United States United States
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    Great model

    Flys fantastic!!!

    HP
    08/12/2019
    Herbert Pawlik
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    Lieferung und Quallität

    Die Lieferung nach Deutschland mit UPS ist problemlos. Der Kasten ist super verpackt und sehr schnell zu montieren. Habe 3 Modelle bestellt. Der Erstflug steht noch aus , da das Wetter nicht so toll ist.

    CR
    08/09/2019
    Charles R.
    United States United States
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    Worth every penny

    High quality attention to detail and assemble fit up. 18” prop circle down the middle low pass makes the hair stand up on the back of my neck. Lots of wing and space for the engine sound system. Thank you Motion RC. Big aircraft.The bigger the better.

    GF
    07/30/2019
    George F.
    United States United States

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