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Old 04-11-2009, 02:13 PM
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I'm considering buying RTF HOB A7 Corsair II from a local fellow, i like to know how this plane is terms of flying, orientation with OS25FX engine?, how speedo is it or anything for that matter..

Any pro or cons will be appreciated...
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Old 04-12-2009, 08:20 AM
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.25 FX is Quality motor, for extra speed Jett muffler or tuned pipe.

I do not know about the plane itself but looks like a fun one to fly
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Old 04-12-2009, 08:31 AM
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In my short but good experience with speed planes....that wing looks really thick for outrageous speed. All that gear hanging out ain't gonna help the speed either. But hey...I like the looks of that thing and would buy it just for something different. What's the wing span and weight? What's it made of?
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The wing is thick no doubt about it, i'm not sure of the built type, Foamcore or built up!.
I think wingspan would be in neighborhood of 37-40".
I like the idea of installing Jett muffler on it. I have made an offer on it, waiting for the reply now.
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I have seen one fly and it seemed pretty fast to me. The owner says if the engine quits, it's heading down fast. The power on landings I saw were fast. You want it as light as possible and be ready to do that pilot stuff on landing from what I saw.

It looked good in the air. Also I can't remember what engine he had in it.
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Tell me where I can get a House Of Balsa A-7... It is not listed on their web site.
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Originally Posted by Props4ever View Post
I'm considering buying RTF HOB A7 Corsair II from a local fellow, i like to know how this plane is terms of flying, orientation with OS25FX engine?, how speedo is it or anything for that matter..

Any pro or cons will be appreciated...
Dear Props4ever,
did you ever get a response from anyone on the flying characteristics of this plane? I just flew my plane for the first time and cracked it up. I'm considering some mods to increase the elevator area in the rebuild.
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https://youtu.be/70b9cYMILFo?list=UUvajm0pYeG7PvspskjQLq9A This is a "rough scale" Corsair I scratch built for 1 cc power. It uses a 4.2 x 4 prop.
It uses a 1/4" thick solid balsa wing and the model weighs about a pound IIRC.
For a .25 sized version, you could base the model on a 1 inch thick wing for a balance between strength and low drag.

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