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E-flite F4U-4 Corsair with AS3X 1.2m (48") Wingspan - BNF

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48" Wingspan E-flite F4U-4 Corsair with AS3X Stabilization - Bind-N-Fly (BNF) - EFL8550

Northrop Grumman A-10

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.

Features: 

  • 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

Includes:

  • 48" E-flite F4U-4 Corsair 1.2m with AS3X - (BNF)
  • Spektrum™ 6-channel AR636A DSMX receiver
  • Removable wing tanks

Requires:

  • 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

Product Specifications:

AGE LEVEL : 14 and up
SKILL LEVEL : Intermediate
BUILD TIME : 1 Hour

Wingspan

48.0in / 1220mm

Length

38.2in / 970mm

Flying Weight

53oz / 1500g

CG (Center of Gravity)73mm back from the leading edge of wing at wing root

Power System

Powerful 15-size brushless motor (installed)

Electronic Speed Control

E-flite 40-amp brushless ESC (installed)

Propeller / EDF

4 blade propeller

Servos

6x Lightweight Spektrum micro servos

Landing GearRetractable 90° rotating electric main landing gear

Required Battery

3 Cell 11.1V 2200mAh LiPo battery with EC3 (required)

Required Radio

6+ channel DSMX full-range radio system (required)

AileronsYes

Elevator

Yes

RudderYes

Flaps

Yes

Lights

No

Hinge Type

Foam

MaterialZ-Foam™
Skill LevelIntermediate
Build Time1 Hour
Recommended EnvironmentOutdoors

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MS
10/28/2018
Max S.
United States
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E-flite F4-U

This is one great flying model. I upgraded it to a 4S system by installing a 70amp ESC with a 3600 4S battery and a two-blade APC 12X12 prop. This baby really hauls *** and the aerobatics are fantastic with snap rolls too fast to see, just a blur. Landings are easy and smooth with full flap deflection. Takeoffs take a little practice in coordinating the right rudder input with throttle advance, just like the real thing. I would recommend this model to any intermediate or better pilot.

JB
10/02/2018
John B.
United States

Nice flyer!!!!

Very stable!! This was a replacement to an old fms. Had to retire it. Lots of abuse. Easy set up. Power is above average but not a hot rod. Flight is scale like, I'm good with that. Didn't have to make any trim adjustment with flaps and elevator. No mixing. Worth every penny. Very stable landings with or without flaps.

AA
09/27/2018
ARTHUR A.
United States

E-FLITE F4U-4 CORSAIR WITH AS3X 1.2M WINGSPAN

1. EXCELLENT FLIER. 2. EASE OF ASSEMBLY. 3. EXCELLENT QUALITY. 4. VERY DURABLE ON HARD LANDINGS AND CRASHES. THANKS: rudee1945@yahoo.com

DK
05/11/2018
David K.
United States
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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.

L
04/20/2018
LandGuru1
Bradenton FL
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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.

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03/12/2018
Nathaniel
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great plane

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.

SG
02/11/2018
Shaun G.
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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.

RW
12/30/2017
Robert W.

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

TF
09/22/2017
Thomas F.

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.

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