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Old 01-10-2013, 01:09 AM   #1
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...Parkzone U.M. F4U Corsair. It...WAS an impulse buy, BUT...but, I do have previous experience with 2 other U.M.s, namely the Nine Eagles Spitfire and P47, learned to fly with that little P47, and after a few bumpy starts, got the hang of flying enough to get myself a 750mm Jug, and a 1400mm Jug, as well as a plethora of helicopters with another 500 size on the way. I'm hoping we (me and my Son) can get a decent day over the weekend so I can bring the Whistling Death out for a test spin, maybe get some footage while I'm at it with my trusty "hat-cam"...

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I enjoy flying the larger PZ Corsair and was looking at the one you picked up. Let us know how you like it!

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I will be following this with great intrest. I am looking for another UM Warbird after flying my (second) UM T-28. I cant decide, Corsair, Spitfire, Mossy, or Mig.

I'm either going to get good at flying em, or get good at fixin em!
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Can't seem to get a break on all this frikkin' wind, but here's a profile shot of the "Whistling Death":

Been hearing some mixed opinions regarding mostly it's power system, but Once we put 'er up, I can make that determination myself as to an upgrade there, or just leave well enough alone...

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Most of the stuff I heard about was the CG being too far aft. I agree with your thinking on the power system. Might be those opinions were from people who want everything to be a rocket! Good luck! I'll be waiting to hear, too. The Corsair vies for my favorite warbird with the Mustang. And the P-38. And P-47. And Fw-190......
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I like 'em all, but the P47 and the Corsair are probably my 2 most favorite planes from that era. Sonny Boy will be picking up tomorrow the P.Z. BNF Spitfire with the AS3X system, I'll just let him use the Spektrum DX4e that came with the Nano CPX, or I'll use the Spektrum, and he can have the game controller looking radio came with the Corsair. And I agree about the whole power issue...I don't want to "rip up the sky", I just want to get some kool pictures of a Corsair that I'm flying.

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No love for the BF109? I dont think anyone even makes a micro one.

I always liked that little Corsair, just never got one since I am a beginner.
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Only new one by Parkzone is the P40 in AVG colors due out February, I think. I wouldn't mind a few Axis planes in my hangar, me and Sonny Boy could have dogfights once we both get better. Is it Durafly who has the "300 Zero"? One of those outfits has a micro Zero it seems to me...

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Someone dug up an old UM Corsair Thread in Micro N' Indoor section. Seems like good stuff....
http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=65095

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First thread I've read where someone wasn't concerned it won't "rip the sky a new one". I have read about C.G. issues, most being somewhat forward of 28mm like the manual suggests. I can't wait to fly it, supposed to be nice this weekend, may have some video, stay tuned...

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Here's Sonny Boy's U.M. Spitfire he got today. Got 'em both at our LHS...

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No love for the BF109?
Well, yes. But I don't think you guys want me to go through the whole list!

Matiac, that Spitfire looks good! Hmm, I wonder if an AS3X board would fit a micro Corsair...
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I've been wondering that myself, I think the the only difference between them is the aileron servos are integrated into the brick, ala Nine Eagles, but other than that I believe they're the same.

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