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Old 10-13-2013, 12:36 AM   #1
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Default Hangar 9 .50 F4U Corsair

I finally got around to assembling my .50 size Hangar 9 F4U Corsair that my wonderful family gave me last March. I had been eyeing it for a long time and when they put them on sale for $119 I just couldn't resist.

Well, it's a Hangar 9 ARF, so the build was very uneventful. No real reason to take pictures at all.

I used the recommended setup:
Power .46 motor from E-flite.
Castle Creations 75 Amp ESC.
Castle Creations 10A BEC.
Recommended servos all around.
Now I just need to buy a 4 cell 4000mAh 30C battery.

The fit and finish on this bird are phenomenal. I am very excited about the maiden flight. For anyone who doesn't know this, my wife gets to pick all of my pilots.
She enjoys it and I never complain, even though I would have liked someone a little bit more scale than Snoopy.

Anywho, here are some pictures.


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Old 10-13-2013, 12:40 AM   #2
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Old 10-13-2013, 01:14 AM   #3
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what a great plane -- congrats

Too many hobbies, and not enough time!
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Old 10-13-2013, 10:04 PM   #4
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Thanks rcers and wts. I have to order a couple of batteries for her and then get ready for the maiden flight.

I'm already nervous about it!

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Old 10-13-2013, 11:03 PM   #5
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I would be nervous also! Beautiful Corsair I ways loved this war bird, and your lucky to have family buying you planes. Myself I always fly a plane I can warm up on first then fly the new one.

Well you will have a big grin on your face once you have her in the air and going for a low and slow pass down the runway.
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Old 10-16-2013, 12:46 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by gramps2161 View Post
...Well you will have a big grin on your face once you have her in the air and going for a low and slow pass down the runway.
I totally agree. Hopefully I will be able to get some photos of the maiden flight.

Definitely more to follow on this thread!

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Old 10-16-2013, 02:51 AM   #7
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Looking forward to it Max. I have been eyeing this corsair for some time. So I eagerly await your maiden.

Happy flying may your crashes be limited and if they are not limited let them be cool.
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Default Ready for the maiden flight!

Thanks Fishbonez. I'm definitely going to be nervous. This is the biggest/heaviest model I have.

I recieved my batteries from Motion RC. I am happy with their web store. Decent prices and fast shipping. Plus it is veteran owned so I will probably give them a lot more business.

So today I wired in the BEC and balanced her for the reccommended CoG (4" from LE).
Some cosmetics were done to the dummy engine and it was secured to the cowl.

The AUW w/ a 4S 4000mAh battery is 6lbs 11 ounces. The battery weighs 14 ounces.

Put her on the Eagle Tree data logger for taxi tests and final power check.

W/ a fresh battery she pulls 56 Amps with 875 watts. not too shabby. That's right at 130 watts/pound. Should be good for scale warbird flying.


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Old 03-10-2014, 02:15 AM   #9
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Default Flight report.

Well gang, this post has been overdue for quite some time. I've flown this model three times since last August. Today was the first time that I had somebody along to take pictures.

A+++ I Love this Model!!

This bird is very predictable and stable in flight. Responds well to any control input and slows down quite nicely. It's true, this one doesn't need flaps to land. Sure, it would look better and more scale with them, but she slows down quite nicely by just bleeding off speed around the pattern.

It's a good sport model, but she is a heavy(ish) warbird. Chop the throttle and in about two seconds you start to lose altitude fast.

Anywho, here are some pictures from today.

Now I am saving up for E-tracts!


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Old 06-04-2014, 02:37 AM   #10
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Default Now with video goodness!

I finally broke down and created a youtube account.

Here is a small edited video of last Sunday's flight.

I am really digging this model. 10 flights in the logbook and she is very dependable and stable.

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