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NEW Hangar 9 F4U-1D Corsair '50 size' ARF

Old 09-15-2011, 03:20 AM
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As stated in my original post: the finish/ scheme on this ARF right out of the box is as good as it gets, in terms of historical accuracy. This model represents a carrier born F4U-1D (or FG-1D) which was based on the U.S.S. Bunker Hill in Feb, 1945. Why Feb? Because for a short term in Feb., aircraft based on the Bunker Hill had yellow cowl noses, exactly as the model has. By March, the yellow paint had been removed from those Corsairs, and the cowl was returned to overall glossy sea blue, as was the rest of the aircraft, except for numbers, national insignias, and identification symbols, which were white.

The white tips may look appealing to some, and may make it easier to 'track' in the sky, but the actual aircraft did not have them.
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Thanks !!
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Default RE: NEW Hangar 9 F4U-1D Corsair '50 size' ARF

I know I would get some comments about it not being scale. I wanted something different and something I can see while it is in the air. I like it and that is what counts.
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I know I would get some comments about it not being scale. I wanted something different and something I can see while it is in the air. I like it and that is what counts.
Yes ot IS what counts, and I'm not trying to 'knock' your's, just wanted to make sure others are aware.
And BTW: having the white on just the top will certainly help on occasions when it becomes a sillouette.
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I'm not knocking it either. I thought it was different and I like it!
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Old 04-04-2012, 01:05 PM
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Does anyone want to sell me there rtf hangar 9 50 nitro corsair? I just don't have the time to build one since we just had a baby...I barely have time to fly as it is ....I live in MA and if you are close or if you can ship that would be great...thank you
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sell me one please!!!
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Old 04-07-2012, 03:21 PM
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Another take on a fleet air arm scheme. The H9 50 Size corsair is a great platfrom for scaling out; is close the scale which makes a great blank canvas.



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Old 02-09-2013, 03:11 PM
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This plane had a short run. I just picked one up for 140 dollars delivered. Will eventually replace my H&M Performace Corsair with a Saito 91 with this one.
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Maiden Flight, Sunday, November 10th, 2013 (Moon Port Modelers RC Club)

Guys!

What a Baby Doll of a model....this thing can fly really slow, I mean there is another RC Club member that has a converted Glow-To-Electric Eindekker E-1 with the same wing span as my Hangar9 F4U-1D .50 Size and it was seen flying faster! Well, at least the owner does not want to risk a stall on that Eindekker E-1. Additionally, that Eindekker is so big that the E-Flite 46 (yes, he is using the same power system) gets lost in that large round Cowling!

Anyway, going back to my new acquired (Discontinued) HANGAR9 F4U-1D .50 size Electric Corsair, it was a dream come true as the model behaved just magically with super gentle manners (I did take off and flew it with Low rates, Ailerons 78% Low, +20 Expo, Rudder the same and most importantly the Elevator the same) and never went to High Rates!

The Master Airscrew 3-Blade 13 X 8 X 3 (Part Number T1380) was rather a disappointment as it did NOT seem to have enough Get UP and GO but, I placed the model facing a good head wind coming from the North (Runway is North-South) so, it took off very scale like and once in the Air it finally unloaded a bit but, I was so scared from taking it off from FULL THROTTLE....it was not until perhaps 2 minute mark of the flight that I did reduce to 3/4 throttle.

Landing was something to look at and witness in person, really. This model does NOT need any stinking flaps like the HANGAR9 designer mention in the John Redman Video interview almost 2 years ago! In the last turn over the Lake, I found myself almost Dead Stick and I gently pushed the throttle back to just below 1/4 throttle and it came in like a BABY DOLL and when it was one (1) foot off the artificial Asphalt runway, I killed the throttle completely and it just continued to float down the runway and against the 10 MPH steady head wind!

This model will be one of my best in the fleet and I am glad I am returning to Balsa instead of Foam!

A few pictures thanks to my buddy, Gerry Rivera (simano):

TAKE OFF:


Gaining Altitude in a SCALE Manner:






















It is a KEEPER!!!


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Here is that German Eindecker mono plane that I mentioned using the same Power System! Of course he had the APC "E" 2-blade 14 X 8


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RE: Preparations Before Maiden Flight 11-09-2013

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Finally off loaded some pictures from "my" camera

First, I had no choice but, to remove that Ugly Bullet Spinner in front that comes with the E-Flite Propeller Adapter for the Power 46, 52 and 60 size power systems. I shelled out a little over $12 US for the correct looking Corsair Spinner and made for this Propeller Adapter!







Also, the previous owner had a really long length Battery-to-ESC extension cable that really was not needed and I opted to change it shorter and with the Battery side to utilize the Ultra Deans Connector at the Battery.





The best for last....this model suffered from Main Gear Retraction (E-Flite Retracts) Unsolicited Cycle Commanding! This was the result of the previous owner using the Y-Connector Harness that comes with many of the E-Flite Servo-less Retracts and there is a Signal Line Amplifier built-in these harnesses and these Servo-less retracts really do not need and most especially any SPEKTRUM receivers and transmitters user manual call out NOT to USE them and instead use an regular Un-Amplified Y-Connector!

I had to remove both E-Flite servo-less retracts from each wing to get to the Amplified Y-Connector and install the Regular Non-Amplified Y-Connector harness.




Operation of the E-Flite Retracts were ROCK SOLID after the Y-Connector Harness! NO UNSOLICITED Cycling / Activation of any retracts!!

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Weigh-In Session 11-09-2013:


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For those curious as to how much my model weighs.....



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A few pictures of my H9 F4U-1D Corsair sitting pretty on the RC Club table (11-10-2013)





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Discovery of the Century! (11-11-2013)

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The older gentleman that sold me this model had an eBay ad that showed it had a E-Flite Power 60 and then, when I picked it up he gave me what was supposed to be the BOX showing a Power 46!

Talk about massive confusion! It's no wonder that this thing did not have enough Airspeed! I was flying with just 4-Cells, 3300mAH, Lithium Polymers and as most of you know the Power 60 delivers just 400Kv!

I am glad the model did not crash on take-off and instead it flew very scale like and once in the air it did very well considering!

Okay a few pictures of the mass confusion!

Lessons learned: ALWAYS OPEN UP EVERYTHING BEFORE YOU GO FLY!







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So,

I am looking for some 3-Cells to connect to other 3-Cells in series for better performance and get UP and go!

Stay Tuned!
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Hi Guys!

I have been studying the two E-Flite (Power 46 versus 52) all morning!

I have found one brand new in the box Model Motors "GOLD SERIES" AXI4120/18 (510Kv) and the additional 110 Kv will provide that level of confidence that it will zoom out just a little better and keeping the AMP (Current Draw) at a minimum and provide additional RPMs to the Master Airscrew 13 X 8 X 3 for additional margin.

I have to admit that the Power 60 will not work, even though it flew the model but, to squeeze in 6 Cells is just not possible without cutting and modifying the Battery compartment.

Therefore, I am going to give the AXI4120/18 (510Kv) a try since I have already have it for a number of years in my Hobby Drawer and it will allow the continued use of 4-Cell, 3300mAH, 30C, Lithium Polymer packs and keeping the model as light as possible which is my goal.

It may not be that performance oriented for some of you out there but, considering that I now know how it flew completely SCALE like, any improvement in RPMs is better than keeping the Power 60 on the model.

Also, I am happy to report that the AXI4120/18 is practically a Drop in for the Power 46/52/60 as it has identical Bolt Patterns for the X-Mount mounting and the Prop adapter bolts spacing are identical to the E-Flite motors!

Well, last night I changed out the E-Flite Power 60 and replaced it with my Model Motors GOLD AXI-4120/18 and I am very happy with the initial physical looks and manner in which everything just fell in place.

Again, the AXI-4120/18 is a drop in as far as the Bolt pattern for the X-Mount and bolt patterns for Propeller adapter. Therefore, the AXI-4120/18 accepted the E-Flite X-Mount and Propeller Adapter from the Power 46/52/60 series. Yes, the AXI came with its own Propeller adapter, however, the shank threads were of a different pitch and I could not use the Hangar9 optional Spinner and reason why I went with the Hanagar9 Propeller Adapter.

First, I trimmed a little more the inner cavity of Cowl to allow for a little more space for ease of removing and reinstalling the Cowl and making sure motor can spin freely as it was just too close to motor for my taste.


Okay, I went ahead and did a weigh-in analysis of batteries and can tell you that keeping the weight down on my model was the ultimate reason for keeping it a 4-Cell Lithium Polymer System. In past years without so much Brushless motor selections we really could not seem to keep em light as possible, however, with today's incredible selections of different motors we now can and I am taking advantage so, here is the weigh-in of two different battery selections:

This is my Target, 4-Cells that will keep it less than one pound:


This is the minimum battery that I needed in order to keep using the Power 60 and it was just too much weight and hassle to get these batteries in the Stock battery compartment, as a matter of fact, I would have needed to carve out some space and I was not about to modify anything on this nice Balsa model:


Here is a picture showing the AXI-4120-18 with the Optional E-Flite Adpater:





Picture showing the AXI-4120/18 with Optional Adapter and Spinner:








Soldering the Bullet Connectors:



AXI-4120/18 installed on the Model:




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I am hoping that it would be more Airspeed attained while using the AXI-4120/18, however, I am NOT complaining as the AMP draw is minimized and I will be able to get a respectable time length flight out of this power system.



AXI-4120/18 while swinging the 3-Blade MAS 13 X 8 X 3:




AXI-4120/18 while swinging the APC 2-Blade 13 X 10:

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Just so you all know.......

I tried sticking a 6-cell Li-POLY pack and the Battery Hatch cover does not close or the Velcro straps does not allow the hatch to close and therefore, you would need considerable Modifications.
This is the main reason for not continuing with the E-Flite Power 60.

Additionally, I am looking for SCALE flight manners and not trend to ridiculously over power my models and let me say that this Hangar9 is a Sweet Heart as it was able to fly with the Power 60 on just 4-Cells and with the 3-Blade MAS 13 X 8 X 3! Once in the Air, I was able to command the model to perform Hammer Heads, Loops and Rolls without any issues and NO bad Habits.

Therefore, I am anticipating a little more Grunt for Take-Off while using the AXI-4120/18 with just 4-Cells.

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I would Love to get my hands on an Aluminum Hub 3.5 Inch diameter wheel set for the mains but, at this time they are asking Lots of $$$ so, I have to deter to the Stock wheel which the Blue Nose Mustang is using as well and its found at:

http://www.horizonhobby.com/products/HAN242022



Here is my wheel in the .50 size Corsair and its the same part number (P/N: HAN242022 )

A picture of my one Main Wheel with recovered Hub Cover from the last gentle landing!



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Hello guys!

I was just browsing around at eBay again and look what I came across!

Amazingly, this ARF still demands top $$$!

I am happy since I got a real good deal on mine almost RTF!

EDIT: It is the same person that Sold me mine!!!!

Check it out!
http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Hangar-9...item1e82e0e422

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Finishing Up with the Swap of the AXi 4120/18 motor (11-16-2013) & New AR7000 Swap:

Guys,

I have finally got my Hangar9 F4U-1D Corsair .50 Size (Electric) with a new motor and ran it for the first time and ALL I GOT to say is WOW!

Just 110Kv increase at the Propeller Shaft and this thing sings at Wide open Throttle. The Model Motors "GOLD Edition" AXI-4120/18 swinging the Master Airscrew 3-Blade 13 X 8 X 3 blew everything off the Bed and violently made the Bedroom Verticals flop all over the place!

Here are the Actual Measured Values:

1/2 Throttle: 9-AMPs / 145 Watts

Full Throttle: 30-AMPs / 475 Watts

Picture showing setup:

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The other task was to exchange (Change-Out) the Spektrum AR500 -to- the AR7000 with satellite.





Solid Lights!


The following Photo shows the AXi with a flush outline with the Cowl:


Needed some attention at the Mains (Hub Securing)!


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I just got back from the RC CLUB and my HANGAR9 Corsair .50 Size (Electric) flew majestically and with much more Performance than previous flight from last weekend.

The extra RPMs at the Propeller were extremely noticeable and my buddy from 30 feet took notice and said it sound much better as he recalled the first (Maiden) flight.

This thing is fast, at least for my taste and I have finally found the sweet spot as I do not want to use any heavier batteries nor any more Voltage!!!

On final, I did call out "DEAD STICK" and it floated in and exhibited flight manners like it was a lighter model. Commanding at the sticks were very good and responsive and never did I had any issues with the model.

I believe HANGAR9 needs to go back and make this model all over again!

Video is uploading as I type this so, for now, here are a few Pictures of the model at the RC Club.





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