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FlightLine F4U-1A Corsair "Birdcage" 1600mm (63") Wingspan - PNP

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Regular price $399.00 $39900 Free Shipping*
Status: Pre-Order
ETA is Mid February. See below for details.

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Pre-Order / Reservation Details - Please read this information carefully before ordering:
  • This is the SECOND pre-order for the FlightLine RC F4U-1A Corsair "Birdcage" 1600mm - PNP. The current expected arrival date for the second pre-order is mid February 2019. Any changes to the ETA will be posted on this page.
  • The FIRST pre-order is sold out. Orders placed before December 24th are part of the first pre-order. The ETA for the first pre-order is late January. Orders placed after December 24th are part of the second pre-order.
  • This is an extremely popular product, so we STRONGLY recommend pre-ordering if you wish to receive a unit from the second shipment.
  • In order to hold your FlightLine RC F4U-1A Corsair PNP, your credit card or PayPal account will be billed at the time your pre-order is placed.
  • Please DO NOT order spare parts with your pre-order unless you are willing to wait for them to ship with the plane. We do not ship spare parts separately before pre-order items.

FlightLine F4U-1A Corsair "Birdcage" 1600mm (63") Wingspan - PNP - FLW304P

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 for additional photos, videos, reviews, and customer Q&A.


  • 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
  • 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


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


    Product Specifications:

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

    Model Scale

    1 : 8 Scale


    1600mm / 63in


    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


    9g metal gear standard with 300mm lead : left gear door, right gear door
    9g metal gear digital standard with 750mm lead : tail wheel steering
    17g metal gear digital standard with 550mm lead : left aileron, right aileron
    17g metal gear digital standard with 400mm lead : left outboard flap, right outboard flap
    17g metal 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 5000mAh LiPo with EC5 connector (required)

    Required Radio

    6 Channel (required)











    Hinge Type

    Nylon Reinforced


    EPO Foam

    Skill Level


    Build Time

    2 Hours

    Recommended Environment


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    Product Updates:

    • 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).


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