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Old 07-17-2008, 12:37 AM
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Default Hanger 9 F4U Corsair.

My Pride and Joy!

Finished my new Hanger 9 F4U Corsair about 3 weeks ago. E-Flite Power 60, Phoenix 80 ESC, Thunder Power 5000mah 6s Battery, Castle 10amp cc-bec, Thunder Power 1320mah 2s for receiver.

Have learned from past experience about ESC's "brown-outs" ha-ha, and loss off receiver power while it re-binds. I always run now with seperate bec and battery for the receiver.

Anyhow! Plane built well with only a couple minor probs. Not bad for a newly released model. Retracts on Corsair with Gull Wings a big prob. Linkage wire bowing and binding when opening and closeing of retracts. After minor damage to bottom of wing with retracts giving way on several landings I locked them in the open position.

Plane flys well for scale model,very slow roll rate needs to improve somehow. Elevator rate set at 1/8 of a inch, it is very touchy and will do tight loops with that 1/8 inch of travel. Landings no prob, has to be flown in, don't try to stall in!

Am happy with plane short of the retract problem and roll rate. Looking for other comments and reports on plane.

Chuck

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Old 07-17-2008, 02:32 PM
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Question Any special modifications to accomodate the EF Power 60?

Is this a new version of the Hangar 9 kit?

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Old 07-17-2008, 03:16 PM
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Originally Posted by clt12981 View Post
My Pride and Joy!

....Retracts on Corsair with Gull Wings a big prob. Linkage wire bowing and binding when opening and closeing of retracts. After minor damage to bottom of wing with retracts giving way on several landings I locked them in the open position.

Chuck
Hello chuck, gotta love them corsairs, they are nice looking planes!

I'm thinking you could put the linkage in closer to the servo until you get the desired travel. Also you could put in a Z bend in the linkage so it will act like a spring of sorts.
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Old 07-17-2008, 04:38 PM
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ID:	72971 Yes this is a new version from Hanger 9. It has a 65.25 inch wingspan, 51.5 inch length. Flying weight 8.5 lb.

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Old 07-31-2008, 08:07 PM
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Chuck,

My dad just sent me one of these and it is my first plane...I am a heli guy. I was wondering about the power set up....are you just using the one 5000 mah battery with that set up to fly? If so...1) where are you putting it and 2) how are your flight times. I have a couple FP 4900 Mah and it would be nice to not have to buy new batteries for this...

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Old 07-31-2008, 08:33 PM
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Hi:
Yes just using the one ThunderPower 5000mah 6cell Battery. Plenty room to mount battery, mind sets about 1 1/2" inside of firewall with the rest of it resting in the wing area. 8 minute fly time with moderate use of power. Flight time depends on your use of left thumb!.
Note: You didn't mention your skill level, I do not reccommend the F4U for beginnners.

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Old 07-31-2008, 09:06 PM
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Thank you Chuck...that is fantastic news for me! As for skill level...I am beginner to intermediate builder but intermediate to advanced pilot I would say....Problem is the only airplanes I have flown lately are jets (BVM electra) so the prop job could be a challenge.....Did you ever get your retract issue solved?
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Old 07-31-2008, 09:47 PM
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Chuck, 90 degree rotating retracts are always a chore. I was running Robart 615 (air) in my CMP F6F Hellcat - not beefy enough for a 11.2# plane (went to Sierra Giants)

What is your all up weight?
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Old 07-31-2008, 10:53 PM
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8.5 pounds.
Problem with retracks was bending the linkage to get around gull wings, to much bowing to force retracts to lock open every time. Didn't happen all the time but one big pain in the rear when they didn't lock. I just locked them open, and said the heck with it. Not going to invest any more in them. Already have about $1300.00 in plane. That's enough.

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Old 08-01-2008, 05:14 PM
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Chuck, I know you aren't going to spend any more on it (yeah right, if you're anything like me), but take a look at the LADO retracts, been hearing really good things about em. Self contained, electric operated, so no linkages to deal with. Also they have a controller you can adjust to sequence the gear and speeds.
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Old 08-01-2008, 05:30 PM
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Any servo recomendations for this bird?
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Old 08-01-2008, 05:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Glacier Girl View Post
Chuck, I know you aren't going to spend any more on it (yeah right, if you're anything like me), but take a look at the LADO retracts, been hearing really good things about em. Self contained, electric operated, so no linkages to deal with. Also they have a controller you can adjust to sequence the gear and speeds.
After GG mentioned the LADO retracts in another thread, I've done some digging to check them out. They do look really good. I've had a couple of conversations with the owner of LADO and he has been very helpful. I will be ordering a set of them in the near future for my Douglas Dauntless scratch build this fall. I really like the idea of no servos, no push rods or linkages and no air systems. They are a very clean set up.

http://lado-tech.com/
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Old 08-05-2008, 10:17 PM
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Grasshopper...

I ordered a set of the Lado retracts....I will post a short review once I have checked them out. They seem to be amazing and a definite need in the market.
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Old 08-05-2008, 10:24 PM
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Grasshopper...

I ordered a set of the Lado retracts....I will post a short review once I have checked them out. They seem to be amazing and a definite need in the market.
Good deal! I'd love to hear your opinion on them and see pictures of the application.
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Old 08-20-2008, 06:03 PM
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Hi, I think these sizes were the ones that have applied to the original model? have you any idea what else has changed? I had hoped the new one would have the flaps that everyone retro fitts. The H9 website does not seem to show anew version, yet dealers everywhere are discounting this H9 model in particular , so had assumed a new version was on its way.
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[quote/] Yes this is a new version from Hanger 9. It has a 65.25 inch wingspan, 51.5 inch length. Flying weight 8.5 lb.

Chuck[/quote]
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Old 11-15-2008, 10:23 PM
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Default Glacier Girl F4u Lado Retracts

Glacier Girl ; Yea your right, went ahead and spent more money.
Ordered a set of the new Lado Retracts, 2 months later and 12 phone calls I finnally received them. Retracts are total electric. No linkage air lines or anything. Just plug the pigtails into your Rx, and your ready to go. Installation went as per instructions ,no promblems. Very nice retracts, no slop or hang ups at all. More power then needed. With plane sitting on the ground you can lower the gear and it will raise the plane off of the ground and lock out in the open position.
Anyone thinking about ordrering a set go ahead and order them, well worth it. Just be prepaired for 6 to 8 weeks before you get them.

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