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FMS F4U Corsair V2 Blue 1700mm (67") Wingspan - PNP

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FMS Giant 1700mm (67") Wingspan F4U Corsair V2 Receiver Ready (PNP) - FMS043BLUE

Northrop Grumman A-10

This 1700mm F4U Corsair V2 from FMS is truly one of our favorite larger warbirds. It's hard to beat the profile of the famous gull wing bird coming in on final approach using the full 3-stage flaps. It has to be considered one of the better views in all of RC flying. The F4U Corsair has a docile yet commanding presence in the air. Anyone who has plenty of experience flying the 1400mm series of warbirds who are looking to get into the larger

1700mm class of warbirds may want to consider this fantastic addition to the FMS line. The FMS 1700mm F4U Corsair is sure to please even the most discerning RC warbird lover. Although this warbird demonstrates some trainer-like flight qualities, we recommend advanced pilots with plenty of warbird flight training due to its size and power.

The Chance Vought F4U Corsair was an American fighter aircraft that saw service primarily in World War II and the Korean War. Demand for the aircraft soon overwhelmed Vought's manufacturing capability, resulting in production by Goodyear and Brewster: Goodyear-built Corsairs were designated FG and Brewster-built aircraft F3A. From the first prototype delivery to the U.S. Navy in 1940, to final delivery in 1953 to the French, 12,571 F4U Corsairs were manufactured by Vought, in 16 separate models, in the longest production run of any piston-engined fighter in U.S. history (1942–53).

The Corsair was designed as a carrier-based aircraft. However its difficult carrier landing performance rendered the Corsair unsuitable for Navy use until the carrier landing issues were overcome when used by the British Fleet Air Arm. The Corsair thus came to and retained prominence in its area of greatest deployment: land based use by the U.S. Marines. The role of the dominant U.S. carrier based fighter in the second part of the war was thus filled by the Grumman F6F Hellcat, powered by the same Double Wasp engine first flown on the Corsair's first prototype in 1940. The Corsair served to a lesser degree in the U.S. Navy. As well as the U.S. and British use the Corsair was also used by the Royal New Zealand Air Force, the French Navy Aronavale and other, smaller, air forces until the 1960s. Some Japanese pilots regarded it as the most formidable American fighter of World War II, and the U.S. Navy counted an 11:1 kill ratio with the F4U Corsair.

After the carrier landing issues had been tackled it quickly became the most capable carrier-based fighter-bomber of World War II. The Corsair served almost exclusively as a fighter-bomber throughout the Korean War and during the French colonial wars in Indochina and Algeria.

  Visit the Official FMS 1700mm F4U Corsair Discussion Thread on HobbySquawk.com for additional photos, videos, reviews, and customer Q&A.

Features:

  • Model officially licensed by Northrop Grumman
  • Massive 1700mm wingspan for true scale appearance and performance
  • 25g digital metal gear servos for elevator, rudder, ailerons
  • 17g hybrid metal gear servos flaps and steering
  • 9g servos for gear doors
  • NEW FMS 2 Heavy duty rotating servoless electric retracts
  • Huge 85A ESC with EC5 connector and 5060-300Kv motor
  • New 8A internal SBEC
  • 17" super scale 4 blade propeller with spinner
  • Split flaps
  • Retractable tail gear
  • Durable EPO Foam

Requires:

  • 6 Channel Radio - Select a minimum 6 channel radio from our Radio Collection 
  • 6 Channel Receiver - Select a minimum 6 channel receiver from our Receiver Collection
  • 6 Cell 22.2V 4500 mAh Lipo Battery with EC5 connector - EPR45006E
  • 6 Cell Compatible Battery Charger - Select a minimum 6 cell (6S) charger from our Charger Collection

Product Specifications:

AGE LEVEL : 18 and up
SKILL LEVEL : Advanced
BUILD TIME : 2 Hours

Wingspan

1700mm / 66.9in

Length

1520mm / 59.8in

Flying Weight

4300g

Power System

5060-Kv300 Brushless Motor

Speed Control

85A, Internal 8A SBEC, EC5 connector

Propeller / EDF

17x10 4 Blade

Servos

25g×5, 17gx5, 9gx3

Landing Gear

Electronic Retracts (main gear and tail)

Required Battery

22.2V 4000 - 4500mAh 25C 6 cell LiPo with EC5 connector

Required Radio

6 Channel

Rudder

Yes

Flaps

Yes - split

Ailerons

Yes

Lights

Yes

Hinge Type

Foam

Material

EPO Foam

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Product Reviews

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4.1 Based on 67 reviews
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JE
07/22/2018
John Ellenwood
Sycamore IL
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FMS Quality Issues

I purchased this plane in May of 2017 and yesterday I finally got around to putting it together. Now overall i am pleased with the overall appearance and quality of this plane because it is absolutely gorgeous. But it does have some issues mainly the control horns i mean my God REALLY they are a total nightmare when it comes to mounting them on the wing - the 3 horns on the tail want on normally without a hitch but the main wing was a different story and there are 6 of them and starting from the outside and working in they get worse as you go till you get to the inboard flap that for some reason FMS put them in at the wrong angle and instead of making the hole at 90 degrees to the flap they put it in at 90 degrees to the model sitting level so what that does is it puts the horn about a half inch off to one side from the horns backplate - i mean my gosh what are they thinking and to make it even more difficult the screws are a bit short. But overall it is a very beautiful warbird and I can't wait to maiden it. And while I am here i have to say that MOTION has been my favorite place to buy all my RC needs and will continue to be and I hope that they can persuade FMS to make the appropriate changes to rectify this major issue on this awesome fighter.

SU
07/20/2018
Sean Unnerstall
las angelas, Calofornia
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Lots of money... But it was worth it

It flew great and It is very hard to sneak around the house without my kids trying to fly this. I really do think you should buy this

T
07/15/2018
Tony
Tennessee
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FMS 1700mm Corsair

The plane was packaged well, shipped quickly and offered a few upgrades. I ordered the sound system with an amplifier and (recommended) extra speakers. All in for around $1000 with a battery, receiver and gryo. Do not think you will get this In the house without your wife seeing it. The box is big! Assembly: The packaging divides the parts into individual plastic bags making it easy to identifiy what goes where even with the marginally helpful directions. The control horns were not installed but were packaged well with no missing parts. Not unusual but would have been nice because they are a NIGHTMARE to install on this plane! The screws provided for the control horns are of variable lengths with no direction provided and the horns are poor quality. The holes drilled in control surfaces are WAY off making it very difficult to install the control horns in the correct location without damaging the plane. Once assembled and powered up I discovered the right wing has intermittant power. After testing ALL and repairing some (pins pulled back) connections and servos it was determined the wing connecter block has to be replaced (part# FMSCON001). I would recommend NOT gluing the wing bolt panel, as suggested in the assembly directions, until you test all systems. Now, no throttle respose. Bad BEC? REALLY! Very cool plane with some nice looking features plus the retracts functioned flawlesly when they had power. The size is very managable with one person and the plane is relatively light but is not a fun build. Motion RC has always provided excellent service and I am sure they will in this case as well. This not a review of Motion RC.

JF
05/31/2018
Jody F.
Japan
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Great flying plane!

I got this plane about 2 weeks ago and took her out for a maiden flight last week. It flew great, stock setup, using 4500, 5000 and 5100 mAh batteries. If you’re using anything smaller than that, better add some weight to the nose. Otherwise the plane will be all over the place. Good power, and just enough weight with the battery all the way forward for good stable flight characteristics. With proper throttle management on a 5100 mAh, I was able to get 7 minutes out of the plane easy. It looks great in the air and on the ground, and breaks down easily for transportation, which is a must because this is a really big plane. And heavy! Way more than 4,000 grams with a big battery. Many thanks to FMS for upgrading the landing gear, which I gotta say is some of the most impressive landing gear I’ve seen yet on an EPO plane! Great on grass! I wouldn’t say this plane is really for beginners. But if you’re an intermediate or advanced pilot, than flying this plane should be a breeze. Time now to get a little more critical. The package I received was short some linkage and screws. Luckily I had the spare parts I needed to rectify this. They’re not the same color though so I had to paint them. And finding the same color paint to match this plane is a real bear! I’ve tried both marine blue and cobalt blue and neither really matches. The plane took some damage in shipping. Nothing serious, just minor scratches and dings. But still, I hate to see such a beautiful plane with damage to it before I’ve even taken it out for one flight. I’ve covered the damage with paint where I could, and it looks good. But still, due to color, it shows. I think this plane could do without the catch pole attached to the rear landing gear. It’s scale, but it created more problems than it solved. Mine kept binding up on me and causing problems when I tried to retract the rear landing gear. I ultimately removed it and, problem solved. Another point to be aware of is that the servo that retracts and extends the rear landing gear isn’t really strong enough to hold up the rear when not under power. As soon as you disconnect power, it may sink on you. So this is a point to be aware of if you’re not flying on grass and you don’t want scratches or dings to the underside of the plane in the rear. But again, this is only an issue when the servo isn’t under power. Besides that, and I should add that everything I’ve mentioned in my review is an easy fix if you have the parts and paint, this is an awesome plane. I really like it and anticipate having a load of fun with it when I have the time to get out and fly it. Thanks FMS! Great plane!

PC
05/13/2018
Phillip C.
United States
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Cheap Horns, Servos, and wiring!

The control horns are a real Pain, holes don’t line up and are really Cheap plastic. Not sure if I trust them, I glued every one shut. Also got all the servos adjusted, zeroed after wing installed 1-flap servo didn’t work so took wings off. Wiggled 1 wire and it worked but right wing went dead! Pushed all connectors and it came back on, But sure would be scary if it happens in flight! Not sure if I want to crash it do to Cheap servos and wiring! Otherwise it is a Beautiful Plane. Might just be a static display for me!!!

RL
03/10/2018
Rene l.
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F4U 1700mm Corsair

Haven't flew yet, found a problem with the connector harness, but Motion is providing a new one which is on its way. Beautiful plane.

W1
02/07/2018
William 1.

my awesom maiden flight

My take of was great and the landing was great. Big loops , dive loops and rolls were great. Throttle off glide was perfect. While using my Commoneense 6 cell 5200 mah battery, the flight lasted 9 to 10 minutes on the throttle management. I enjoyed this F4U Corsair 1700mm.

W1
01/25/2018
William 1.

Nice war bird

I can't wait to fly it. It took me 3.5 hours to put it together. It is all in a good price. The hardest part is to put the wings on and the horns. The horns should require longer screws. I am using a common sense 5200 maH 6 cell battery to balance the plane right. The flight would last 9 minutes on the throttle management.

RS
01/19/2018
Ronald S.

maiden done

Well the maiden is done and I love this little Corsair. The build was a bit aggravating because one gear (retract) wouldn't work, however Motion RC jumped on it and sent me another one post haste....good job Motion RC. CG came in perfect once the big 6s lipo was installed in its' place. Not enough of the long screws to install all control horns properly. had to go down my nearest Lowes store and get the rest. She's not real fast but nice solid flight characteristics. Flaps worked great, made the landing easy for slowing her down on approach to the runway..........All n all......Good job FMS, I'm impressed with your product. Love doing business with Motion RC.

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