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Tower receiver ready F4U Corsair

Old 05-18-2015, 08:25 PM
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Default Tower receiver ready F4U Corsair

Getting into electrics Bill here....Yesterday I flew one of our club members Corsair electric and I really like it. I have 24 years worth of glow ships, Futaba FM radios, old school stuff (that still works very well!) For those who have one, any negatives regarding construction, quality, flying characteristics etc. I flew it on a fairly windy day, it was really great and flew very steadily. I also need a 2.4 radio and am looking towards the Hobbyking Orange Tx with their Rx's. I have no electric gear but am starting the process of getting stuff together. Thank you all for the help and tips in past posts, looking forward to being able to contribute to the forum!

Bill in Pa.
Old 05-19-2015, 08:00 AM
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You need to carve out some foam in front
of the battery to push it forward enough for
balance.

If you are flying off of grass, take off the wheels.
Put some scotch tape on the bottom of the wing at
the bend where it will slide on landing. Position it
just right before sticking. It will peel the paint if
you try to move it.

I use an 1800 mAh battery and get 7 to 9 minutes
before it reaches 3.8v per cell. Mostly around
1/2 throttle. It doesn't need full throttle much,
having almost unlimited vertical power.

Inverted flight is as good as or possibly better
than upright.

I don't have anything bad to say about this plane.
It is perfect when you want some aerobatic activity.
You can fly it boring like a cessna if you want, after
a long hard day at work, until you get the cessna
to relax with.

Jenny
Old 05-19-2015, 04:22 PM
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Thanks for the input. I ordered a Corsair late last night from Tower, 99.00 no shipping charges! I'll be 2.4 radio shopping soon, one of the guys in my club loves the HobbyKing Orange transmitter, I'm considering one. Bill
Old 05-29-2015, 09:24 AM
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If you are buying your first 2.4 radio you might want to read this. Nothing wrong with Orange radios, that I know of. Just more information to add to what you know now. I fly both 72 MHz and 2.4 GHz radios. Going to 2.4 deserves some reading. This one article contains most of what you need to know.


How to select your first radio
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_11303696/tm.htm

Depending on what radio you are using now you may not need to buy a new radio. If it is module based, and you like it, just put in a 2.4 GHz module and you are done.

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