E-flite F4U-4 Corsair with AS3X 1.2m (48") Wingspan - BNF
48" Wingspan E-flite F4U-4 Corsair with AS3X Stabilization - Bind-N-Fly (BNF) - EFL8550
MotionRC's Web Adminstrator is a hard-core Corsair enthusiast who thinks there can never be enough Corsairs on the market, so this new offering from E-flite is another welcomed addition to the fold. The E-flite F-4U-4 Corsair 1.2m is a full-house park flyer that flies as good as it looks. A big four-blade propeller, functional three-panel flaps, electric 90-degree rotating retracts and muscular outlines are just the highlights of its authentic feature list.
Construction with Z-Foam™ material keeps the overall weight low and delivers a level of airframe durability that's ideal for everyday flying. But the exclusive feature that makes this definitive warbird the choice for your everyday flying is AS3X technology. That's because the compact Spektrum™AR636A DSMX receiver installed features an AS3X system that's specially tuned to give you rock-solid flight performance similar to the experience you'd have with an expertly set up model many more times its size. Whether you're an intermediate or advanced pilot, this Corsair is a sure to help you enjoy what flying a one-of-a-kind warbird is all about.
The 18-cylinder radial engine hung on the first Chance Vought Corsair cranked out an awe-inspiring 2,000 horse power. Later versions could develop 2,380 horse power, which meant more ammo could be packed in and hung on. Better still, those 380 extra horses meant that facing the enemy and making it back home was far more likely. With the new E-flite F4U-4 Corsair 1.2m Bind-N-Fly Basic you can have that powerful feeling with an RC recreation in U.S. Marine Corps VMFT-20 training squadron colors.
A big four-blade propeller, functional three-panel flaps, electric 90-degree rotating retracts and muscular outlines are just the highlights of its authentic feature list. Construction with Z-Foam™ material keeps the overall weight low and delivers a level of airframe durability that's ideal for everyday flying. But the exclusive feature that makes this definitive warbird the choice for your everyday flying is AS3X technology. That's because the compact Spektrum™AR636A DSMX receiver installed features an AS3X system that's specially tuned to give you rock-solid flight performance similar to the experience you'd have with an expertly set up model many more times its size. Whether you're an intermediate or advanced pilot, this Corsair is a sure to help you enjoy what flying a one-of-a-kind warbird is all about.
- Model officially licensed by Northrop Grumman
- AS3X Technology - The advanced AS3X (Artificial Stabilization – 3-aXis) system is what helps give this model an incredibly solid look in the air and feel to you at the controls. As a result, your workload to fly smoothly is significantly reduced, making a warbird like this Corsair the best flying experience possible.
- Electric Rotating Retracts - The installed main landing gear feature reliable electric retraction with covers over the steel struts and outer gear doors that enhance the scale appearance.
- Functional 3-Panel Flaps - A light wing loading, plus operational flaps, gives this warbird a significantly greater flight envelope including the ability to takeoff in shorter distances and land more slowly.
- Brushless Power System - The power system features a 15-size outrunner with 850Kv and a 40-amp ESC that when combined with your 2200mAh 3S 25C Li-Po battery delivers outstanding thrust.
- Lightweight Z-Foam™ Material - Construction with durable Z-Foam™ material offers the ability to replicate complex detail with greater accuracy while providing a lightweight airframe that's easy to maintain.
- Bind-N-Fly Convenience - As a Bind-N-Fly Basic E-flite RC replica, you can enjoy air superiority in no time at all. Final assembly is minimal and can be complete in about the time it takes to charge your battery. Once bound to your transmitter with Spektrum DSM2/DSMX technology, an outstanding warbird experience can be as close as your local park.
- Easy to complete final assembly
- 6-channel control with a steerable tail wheel
- 6 Lightweight Spektrum micro servos
- Authentic US Marine Corps VMFT-20 training squadron trim scheme
- Realistic cockpit, 4-blade propeller and radial engine detail
- 48" E-flite F4U-4 Corsair 1.2m with AS3X - (BNF)
- Spektrum™ 6-channel AR636A DSMX receiver
- Removable wing tanks
- 6 Channel Spektrum Compatible Radio - Select a minimum 6 channel Spektrum compatible radio from our Radio Collection
- 3 Cell 11.1V 2200mAh Li-Po battery with EC3 - EPR22003EC3
- 3 Cell Compatible Battery Charger - Select a minimum 3 cell (3S) charger from our Charger Collection
48.0in / 1220mm
38.2in / 970mm
53oz / 1500g
|CG (Center of Gravity)||73mm back from the leading edge of wing at wing root|
|Powerful 15-size brushless motor (installed)|
Electronic Speed Control
E-flite 40-amp brushless ESC (installed)
Propeller / EDF
4 blade propeller
6x Lightweight Spektrum micro servos
|Landing Gear||Retractable 90° rotating electric main landing gear|
3 Cell 11.1V 2200mAh LiPo battery with EC3 (required)
6+ channel DSMX full-range radio system (required)
|Build Time||1 Hour|
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Great flying plane!
I had avoided this plane for quite a while, I don't like the color Green and I don't like it on my planes. I finally broke down and bought one and I'm glad that I did. The Corsair is my favorite WWII fighter. Assembly is quick and easy, I have not made any mods to the plane. I'm flying with an Admiral 3300 3S battery all the way forward and then backed off about 1/2". I will be trying 4S batteries next, the plane is not speed demon on 3S but 4S should really liven it up. I've been flying mine without the external fuel tanks, I like the cleaner look of the plane with out them. For take offs I go to 25% throttle and once I'm tracking straight I bring the rest of the throttle in nice and easy, make sure to use right ruddy to keep the plane for torquing to the left.. A little up elevator and you're flying. In the air the plane is easy to fly and very aerobatic, scale maneuvers look great as do high speed low passes. The plane is a delight in the air. Like many warbirds that I've flow this one likes wheel landinging a bit better than three pointers. Just don't get too slow and you should be fine.
Great flying Corsair
I just purchased this EF Corsair because my old Parkzone Corsair has seen better days. I always keep a Corsair in my fleet and I have had many of them including the Parkzone V1, Parkzone V2, Dynam Corsair, and the 1400 mm FMS/Airfield version. This 1.2M EF version is an absolute winner. Takeoffs are gracefully and easily controlled with rudder and throttle management and landings with or without flaps are uneventful. A nice rollout on the mains is a sight to behold. FYI - I do NOT fly with any stabilization on as I feel it is NOT needed. My only complaint, and it is minor, is that it is slightly underpowered. A plane for this size and weight would be better served with a 4S battery configured in. I have read many pilots are running the 4S battery on the stock motor/ESC and prop combo, but I will need to see for myself - what will give me the power/ performance that I want from this well engineered Corsair. I will do my homework on the stock motor/ESC/prop combination and try a few variation with there prop and ESC. Overall a great flying warbird! I highly recommend it.
I'm young and dumb and I haven't killed it yet. I love warbirds, and this is my 4th. I wish it had been my first, best flying warbird of them all (previous being Parkzone Mosquito, LX F4F, and an Airfield P-40). Definitely the best flying of the four. Only a few complaints, the drop tanks are easy to break off (glued the left one twice now) and with full down trim and lowest control horn setting the plane still wants to climb (nothing a few lead weights couldn't fix). I've flown it about 25 times and is a joy to fly each time.
It's a CORSAIR!!!!!!!!!
This was my first high performance prop aircraft, and quite a step up from the little horizon hobby micro aircraft I started out with. I was used to things that barely flew above stall speed. This Corsair is so much more fun than anything else! It needed no control trims, and I put my 3S 2200mAh 35C lipo all the way forward, and it's faster than everything else my friends fly (mainly aerobatic though). It's not like 90 or 100 mph, but it's fast. I found that on takeoff, the ground roll is so short that I don't even use flaps (like 15 or 20 feet). But with full flaps I can get down to like 25mph and easily land, taking up half of the 140 foot runway we have. I also do a vertical takeoff, and it's fun as ****. I don't go all the way vertical, because this Corsair doesn't have enough power to do unlimited vertical, but I get up to 60 or 70 degrees of climb right after takeoff. It accelerates very quickly once I level off at around 150 feet. This thing gets a lot of upturned heads from the guys that are not flying. I don't even use dual rates for it! I just put 25% expo on everything though. Overall, It truly was bind-n-fly, because I just needed to screw on the wing and plug in the ESC and servos to the receiver while the battery was charging. No glue for assembly. We did a power test while holding it down, and it blew all the packaging, foam, cardboard, and all a good 50-60 feet behind it. The retracts can come out very quickly, but I love to watch them slowly lower like the real thing. The flaps too. The only thing I don't like is the unrecoverable tipstall, but all warbirds have that. I just glued the retract back in and got a new prop when I tipstalled, and I flew again the next day. I'm still not that experienced or proficient, but this Corsair is doing its job, which is to give me a fun time at the field. It's not like an aerobatic aircraft with maneuverability, but it can turn quick enough to line up with the runway on a bad approach, which I have done several times. Everything about it is expensive, but everything about it is worth it. Fast, maneuverable, powerful, durable, and good looking too? Worth every penny.
Very scale and flies great.
Very scale and flies great. It assembled quickly and great fit and finish . And as usual quick delivery from motion RC
1.2m F4U Corsair
Shipping was fast,everything was packaged well. The build was fast and easy,have not had a chance to fly it but looking forward to the maiden flight. Motion RC you guys are the best.
This is a great aircraft. It's beautiful, well-designed overall, flies great and handles the grass on the sports park where I fly. Speed is slightly faster than scale, and it has plenty of power for loops. I can get about 6 minutes at 75% throttle. Quality is excellent overall, and I love the beefy retracts and large wheels. And as always, MotionRC has great shipping and support. A few points worth noting: The horizontal tail/stabilizer took a great deal of effort to install because the bolts are not long enough. You really need to press down with the screwdriver, but the threads do eventually bite and the tail feels sturdy enough. Like the E-Flite T-28, the F4U-4 Corsair is also tail-heavy (it seems designed for larger batteries than the one recommended). Using a 2200mAh 3S battery, I needed to slide it ALL THE WAY forward right to the plastic motor mount. This means it's partially off the battery tray. This is the only way I could get close to the 73mm CoG. The plane should easily take a 2600-3000mAh battery, but I couldn't test it. I'd suggest a shorter, thicker battery so the weight can be placed appropriately to maintain CG. Some people reported issues with the elevator and the pins in the landing gear, but I didn't have any issues. Check them before flight, though. I did have an issue with my retracts consistently working. I unplugged and re-plugged the servo extension cables a few times and then exercised the gear about 30 times and it seemed to resolve the issue. The finish of this aircraft is great, but there were some bits of paint missing where the plane stuck to the foam of the box. This may have been because the plane sat in a hot UPS truck over a holiday weekend, but I'm not sure. Some dark blue marker fixed me up. On takeoff, she does tend to torque-steer to the left. Just be ready for this and it's easy to compensate for. I use Futaba, so I can't comment on the AS3X but I do use the HobbyEagle A3 Super II flight stabilizer that MotionRC sells. Once configured, this makes takeoffs smooth as butter. As a warbird, it takes some skill to fly, but this is a great aircraft.
Great looking & flying plane
Horizon Hobby has a couple of airplanes that are $50 for Labor Day. I really don't like the color green and when this came out last year I hated the green enough that I said I was never going to buy it. Well $50 off is $50 off so that brought the price down to $220. All of the reviews I've read are positive so for $50 off I'll get over the green. It took exactly 1 hour to put it together, balance it and get the transmitter programmed. I'm use Admiral 3S 3300mAh batteries all the way forward and getting six minutes of mostly full throttle flying. I've got six flights on it and it's a great flying plane, I'm looking forward to a lot more flights before the end of this season.
This is my first war-bird I absolutely love it it is a dream to fly I have not had any trouble with torque rolling. from what I've experienced and seen on videos just keep the power on especially when messing with the flaps. the prop is very sturdy mines chewed some dirt a few times and not a scratch yet. The metal landing gear was a nice surprise. Ive used both the 2200mah and the 3200 both work great. it handles the wind very nicely and lands nicely even in alot of wind. The plane seems to be pretty durable Ive had some failed takeoffs from too rough of a field that ended in the plane doing a ground cartwheel manover and the only damage was the little wingtip antenna or whatever it is adjustment, i removed it and filled in the space with a piece of foam and ca. its a little tough to transport especially if you drive a truck but manageable and defiantly worth the trouble. Its not a beginner plane but it is a great first warbird for a intermediate flier like myself