|Hangar 9 F4U Corsair (HAN2575).
|Top view of the Corsair.
|Corsair parts layout.
Unquestionably one of the most devastating fighters of World War II,
the F4U Corsair was an important asset to the United States Navy and Marine
Corps, thanks in part to its distinct inverted gull wing, huge four-bladed
propeller and a top speed of over 400 mph. And while most warbird fans
love Corsairs, most modelers dread the thought of trying to build and
align its complex signature gull wing.
In fact, many Corsair models skirt the scale look because the unusual
gull wing can be difficult to build. But not Hangar 9's startlingly realistic
new .60-size F4U Corsair ARF. The smooth flowing curve of the Hangar 9®
wing accurately replicates that of the genuine WWII article, adding to
the Corsair .60's precise scale authenticity. It also features scale details
like preinstalled 90º rotating retracts, molded radial engine, attractive
prepainted fiberglass cowl and an intricately detailed cockpit. All structures
are built from quality balsa and ply, and genuine Hangar 9 UltraCote®
covering provides the finest look. All the hardware you need, such as
hinges, fuel tank, wheels, linkages and control horns, is included. Plus,
the Corsair ARF features prebuilt, self-aligning wing panels and a prebuilt
wing that comes covered in five sections. Each section is jig-built and
covered at the factory with the exact dihedral angles built in. All you
have to do is plug in the included joiners and glue the panels together
for a perfect fit and alignment. In 15-18 hours, your Corsair will be
ready to fly.
Combining the Hangar 9 F4U Corsair .60 ARF with a Saito 1.00 4-stroke
engine and standard JR® 537 servos provides just the right power for
scale high-speed strafing runs and nearly unlimited vertical victory rolls.
Put your Corsair through a series of stall and spin tests, and you'll
discover immediate recovery when you release the stick and with little
altitude loss. Ground handling is as good as any other .60-size warbird
we've tested, and the tail wheel gives such positive response that tight
circles with full rudder input and slight power are possible, even in
strong crosswinds. The landing characteristics are also very easy, thanks
to the Corsair's stable slow-speed handling.
No question-the F4U Corsair .60 ARF is an easy-to-fly warbird that tracks
and locks in solid. It's easy to build with great scale detail and super-stable
flight characteristics, making this one Corsair to be proud of.