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Old 04-27-2011, 01:20 AM
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Default Top Flite released an F4U Corsair 61 ARF !!!!!!!!

Guys,

Top Flite released a 50-60 size version of the F4U Corsair !

It will be available soon.

I wish they've added some more info!

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[link=http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&P=PR&I=TOPA0951]Top Flite F4U Corsair 61 ARF !!!!!!!![/link]
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Default RE: Top Flite released an F4U Corsair 61 ARF !!!!!!!!

Yea, we saw it at Toledo:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3az4_TNgGAw[/youtube]
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Default RE: Top Flite released an F4U Corsair 61 ARF !!!!!!!!

I like how it's got a proper three blade prop. Warbirds of that era just don't look right with a two-blade!


My second plane will be a warbird of some sort. Not decided on whether I want that to be a corsair or a P47, though, but this ARF is making a damn good argument in favor of the corsair!
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FYI, the Top Flite P-47 is one of the nicest planes I've ever flown!
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That's what makes it hard to choose
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Default RE: Top Flite released an F4U Corsair 61 ARF !!!!!!!!

That's a nice airframe!

I wonder if they will start producing more warbirds to compete with other manufacturers!

Obviously,

GreatPlanes & Top Flite have been left behind from other mfg's on scale or near scale airplanes!
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Default RE: Top Flite released an F4U Corsair 61 ARF !!!!!!!!

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GreatPlanes & Top Flite have been left behind from other mfg's on scale or near scale airplanes!
Actually I think Top-Flite is doing a much better job than the other manufacturers. There are some brands ont he market that look nice but the quality, design, hardware, documentation, support, flight characteristics and everything else is not on the same level as Top-Flite.

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Default RE: Top Flite released an F4U Corsair 61 ARF !!!!!!!!

Top Flite added the F4U on their website....

[link=http://www.top-flite.com/airplanes/topa0951.html]Top Flite F4U Corsair 61 ARF !![/link]

I really like the tail-wheel assembly..

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400$ price tag...

[link=http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXARYE&P=ML]Top Flite's new F4U-Corsair ARF[/link]
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Default RE: Top Flite released an F4U Corsair 61 ARF !!!!!!!!

ORIGINAL: Kostas1

Top Flite added the F4U on their website....

[link=http://www.top-flite.com/airplanes/topa0951.html]Top Flite F4U Corsair 61 ARF !![/link]

I really like the tail-wheel assembly..
That is nice, but the price tag is nuts!!!!!!!

$400 for a 62"ws with no retracts, there are better options out there then this over priced arf........
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Default RE: Top Flite released an F4U Corsair 61 ARF !!!!!!!!

So true....but maybe the quality is better on this ARF.
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Default RE: Top Flite released an F4U Corsair 61 ARF !!!!!!!!

For that Price, I think I would just buy the Hangar 9 .60 size Corsair..  similar wing span, nice looks, and pre-installed rotating retracts, and $140 less than the TF Corsair...  Hmmm....   I could get a Twist arf with the Extra $$$..
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I think that TF is miles ahead of H9.
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Default RE: Top Flite released an F4U Corsair 61 ARF !!!!!!!!

I've heard an awful lot of reports of the H9 bird falling apart mid-air. I'd rather spend the premium on the TF bird than I would buy the H9 bird, then have to strip it down and re-glue it. If I'm going to go to all that trouble I'll just get the kit in the first place.
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Default RE: Top Flite released an F4U Corsair 61 ARF !!!!!!!!

When I heard about the TF Cosair a few months back, I sold my NIB H9 Corsair so I could have the funds to buy the TF. Can't wait to see it....

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I've heard an awful lot of reports of the H9 bird falling apart mid-air. I'd rather spend the premium on the TF bird than I would buy the H9 bird, then have to strip it down and re-glue it. If I'm going to go to all that trouble I'll just get the kit in the first place.
If you check my gallery you will see that i had the H-9.

But the quality is not what you'd expect for a manufacturer with that recognition...
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Default RE: Top Flite released an F4U Corsair 61 ARF !!!!!!!!

Too bad Top flite doesnt market there ARF's as Nitro or Electric, It would save a lot of time with the conversion + It would attract more electric fliers as electric flying is a booming.

Cheers.
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I think that they supply everything you need for going electric,

even the motor-mount.
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Default RE: Top Flite released an F4U Corsair 61 ARF !!!!!!!!

I too had an H9 Corsair which is now long gone due to wing failure. Quality of the H9 kit is very poor. H9 really should think about doing a major update to that kit.

Instead of picking another one up, I have been holding out for Top Flite ARF. I just wish they would release this ARF already, now its saying early December.
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Default RE: Top Flite released an F4U Corsair 61 ARF !!!!!!!!

As a long time modeler that has flown most of TF kits from the 50's control line to the present day 50cc warbirds you can not buy a plane that has better flight style then Top Flight. The wing/tail angles are set right so you don't have to fly with down trim all the time.
Had a local club member test fly a new TF P-40 50cc this last weekend and flies perfect...no trim needed. I was standing watching the first flight and everyone was talking about how nice it flew and I said....of course it flys nice it is a Top Flight model. I am on my third GS P-51 50cc ARF from TF and everyone flies off the bench perfect.
I use them for my everyday flying plane.
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Not quite. The .60 size P-51 ARF requires significant down trim to fly level.
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Default RE: Top Flite released an F4U Corsair 61 ARF !!!!!!!!

Not that I ever noticed
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Default RE: Top Flite released an F4U Corsair 61 ARF !!!!!!!!

Hard to believe these aren't in stock yet,, I'd bet many who were gung ho have lost interest by now
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Default RE: Top Flite released an F4U Corsair 61 ARF !!!!!!!!

I hear you, My YS FZ110 has been patiently waiting for this plane.

It is odd that they didn't include the mechanical retracts with the kit.. Especially since its $50 more than the other top flite arfs .


So while I continue to wait, I'm going to build a 1/12 Hughes H1-B racer.. Wish TF would make an arf of that as well
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Default RE: Top Flite released an F4U Corsair 61 ARF !!!!!!!!

Wonder if the ship date is going to get pushed out past the holiday.

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