ParkZone is proud to present another legend in its lineup of Warbirds. Along with the North American P-51, the Corsair is arguably the most popular fighter plane of World War II. The F4U Corsair, made famous for its ability to outclimb, outrun or outfight any enemy in its day, is an exciting addition to the ParkZone family. Referred to as “whistling death” by the Japanese in World War II, and the "Sweetheart of Okinawa" by American troops, the inverted gull wing allowed for the huge propeller to clear the deck with its short, stout landing gear. Designed as a carrier-based fighter, it was also the first Naval aircraft to have landing gear retract flush into the wing behind panels for improved aerodynamics, and it was the first fighter to exceed speeds of 400 mph. Its successful reputation and unique flying characteristics have earned the F4U Corsair its place in American military history!
ParkZone’s version of the Corsair features Spektrum's DX5e radio technology, a 480 Brushless outrunner motor and Li-Po battery for ultimate control, exceptional performance and increased flight time. The fixed landing gear and steerable tail wheel allow for smooth takeoffs and landings. The attention to scale detail in this plane is amazing, from its historically representative 3-color trim scheme to the pilot figure inside the cockpit.
The Corsair delivers incredible looks and the immediate gratification ParkZone plane owners have grown to love, while its Spektrum DX5e radio technology and Z-Foam™ construction provide pilots with the durability and reliability they require in a park flyer.
AFTER TRIMMING, IT FLIES GREAT. WINDY DAYS ARE A PROBLEM DUE TO LIGHTNESS. I GET TWENTY MINUTES ON A FULL PAC AT HALF TO THREE QUARTER THROTTLE Using the three bladed prop. VERY DIFFICULT TO TAKE OFF ON GRASS. Overall, a great package.
I've had my F4U for almost 3 years and love it. Its gull-wings gave it an early reputation as difficult to fly. But, I have not found this to be true. It's a typical tail-dragger on takeoffs, but a pilot with "intermediate" experience will have no trouble. The wire landing gear could be one-gage stronger, such as on the Trojan. Overall, it a typically well built Parkzone foamie and a good value.
I like this plane. I bought mine in 2008. I like that it comes with the dx5e. The only complaint I have is that the landing gear plates are easily broken without hard landings. I have replaced mine 4 or 5 times. I do wish it came in the bind and fly version and not just the rtf. Overall, it's a good plane. I can't wait to fly mine after I get it fixed from crashing into that mail box!
I bought the Corsair as my first of the ParkZone line of warbirds, etc., and promptly bought the T-28, Extra 300 and Me-109 as a result. The Corsair has great power, does all the standard acrobatics, and glides to a gentle landing; it also looks fantastic on either slow or fast low flybys. I gave it a "4" rather than a "5" with respect to durability only because of the long, fairly thin landing gear--I fly from fairly rough soccer fields and the like and have had to straighten a gear back out slightly a time or two, but so far have not yet had to re-glue one. Get one--you'll be pleased.
Absolutely great airplane! All the electronics are of the highest quality; such as no AM or FM radio. Stock 1800 mAh battery is just fine, but I would recommend getting a 2200 mAh as a spare. I bought two ParkZone 25C 2200 mAh batteries as extras and they add noticeably more "punch" especially in terms of climb performance. Flight time is great; 13-15 minutes on the 1800, 17-18 minutes on the 2200 with cruising power most of the time, and at least 12 minutes on the 1800 and 15 on the 2200 even with a lot of aerobatics and high power operation. Would definitely recommend having extensive experience with at least one easy to fly airplane, such as a HobbyZone Super Cub or comparable. Again, have not been disappointed with the airplane yet, an investment that is 100% worth it for the intermediate to advanced pilot!
This was the best plane I ever bought! I have a T-28 trojan and love it but when I bought this one I hardly ever fly the Trojan!!! i will probly buy many more just like it!!!!!
My first plane after my starter plane and was pleased with the handling and performance immediately. Extremely responsive and easy to do rolls, cuban eights, and comes with the 2.4 ghtz Spektrum radio. Easy to launch and land. (I took off the gear and do hand launch and belly landings.)
Only highest praise for this plane. CAN YOU SAY FUN !! Only area of improvement would be the plastic mounting plates for the landing gear, the connection to the wing should be strengthened. On the occasion of a hard landing the plastic mount is prone to pop out of the foam because of the steep forward angle of the landing gear on a hard touch down puts pressure on the mount and can pop it out of the foam. We strengthened ours up by using gorilla glue to refasten the plastic mounting flange into the foam and put gorilla duct tape around the perimeter of the mounting plate. This solves the problem... Otherwise a great set-up.
This is a very powerful and easy to fly plane (but you should not buy it as your first plane, I recommend starting with something less advanced such as the CHAMP). Compared to my first plane, the CHAMP, it has great durability, and it can fly at full throttle with ease in the wind. I would recommend this plane to more advanced pilots, it should be your second or third plane.
Ok, so I purchased this plane and few extra parts from Hobbyzone a few months ago. My neighbor recommended them to me. Although the packaging was slightly damaged and both of my spare cowlings were slightly damaged (usable of course) it was a great packaging. Quick to put it together and I was flying in no time at all. First fligh/first crash was a landing accident, but for as hard of a hit I took it was relatively a quick glue job and I was flying that next afternoon. Second crash was just recently when I lost orientation with a very tall tree. Again, for as hard of a hit that it took, the only thing was the wing came dislodged and a quick wing tape job. Overall, the plane is great. I recommend a little 3-channel or you could start with this if your are a beginner. Tip, it is not slow, so be on your toes! I greatly recommend this plane to anyone.
I have had this aircraft for about 3 years now and it is just a blast! It glides in cleanly but with authority on landing and it is very spirited in the air. I am using 3 cell 2200's for power and they give the extra weight needed in the front for such a warbird as it was. That being said, the extra weight helps with windy situations, making it a little more stable in comparison to the 1800's that are normally used. It has enough power that I am able to hover it for about 7 seconds with the 3 blade propeller. But keep in mind, that is just a prop hang and it is not a 3D model! Overall, this is one of ParkZone's best designs for quality, fun, and pure pleasure.
Its a fairly good plane although it's slightly underpowered but if trimmed properly it can be great. You can fly with or with out landing gear and I normally get a flight of about 8 min. It is a really scale looking warbird for those looking for scale planes. I would recommend for experienced pilots rather than beginners.
This is my second plane and first 4-channel. I started with the 3-channel HobbyZone Champ HBZ4900 which was an excellent starter plane. I also purchased the Phoenix 3 simulator and used that to train on aeilerons before attemping to fly the Corsair. I have about 6 flights on the corsair now and probably 100 on the champ. I would not recommend the corsair as a first plane. It's bigger and much faster than the champ and you can lose control quickly. The Champ is very forgiving and easily repairable. Some believe they could start with a 4-channel and make repairs along the way. Why would you do that every time you crash/repair you start to mess with the flight characteristics of the plane. Take it in steps and increase in proficiency. Overall this is a great plane. It "floats" well in the air much like the champ. You can cut the throttle down on the landing approach and bring it in similar to the champ and offers all of the cool performance features, loops, rolls, etc..... Nice transition from a 15" wing span 3-channel to a 44" 4-channel with some simulator experience. The champ is easy to handlaunch however given size I was more intimidated with hand launching this one at this point so just launch off of pavement. You need much more room to land this plane. Wish it had retracts. One of the landing gear bracket plates tore out of the wing after about 5 hard landings on pavement. Others have commented this seems to be a common occurance due to the design as the landing gear brackets have spikes on the back that are pressed into the wing with just a small amount of surface glue but that's an easy fix. Great plane don't hesitate to purchase!!
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