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Guys,

We finally had some of the best weather conditions here in Central Florida and it was almost DEAD Calm and I wasted no time and came with my Beloved Hangar9 F4U-1A 50-size Electric.

This model is just an amazing flying model. Everyone just stood and watched and yes, I was the only one at the Pilot's station.

Flew it for two wonderful flights and flew it like I stole it!

The landings were picture perfect!

Here is my buddy Gerry (simano) with his Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) digital camera with a new zoom lens!

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Lens: Promaster 70-300mm, f4-5.6/w Tele-Macro Zoom



























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This is how I feel when I am able to land my Corsair perfectly twice in one day!



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Guys!


I just learned that after a few years you would need to clean connector harness between the main base receiver and that at the Satellite Receiver to avoid disaster.


My specific AR-7000 Receiver is one of the few Spektrum Receivers that work only when at least one Satellite Receiver is connected to it. It otherwise do NOT allow any movement of servos nor will it allow for motor to be in ARM mode. I tested it without Satellite and sure enough it just sits without any activity.


Disconnecting the cable harness between Main AR-7000 Receiver and Satellite and using CRC 2-26 spray (Electronic / Electrical Components) did the trick to make a SOLID connection once again and now all works as designed.


You can view my newly created thread over at:

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/jr-r...ktrum-dx7.html


http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2697243



Check and re-check!

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Guys,

Been a long time and took my beloved Hangar9 F4U-1A 50-size Electric to the RC Club field early this morning and had two wonderful flights with it and it flew like a speed demon with the Turnigy 5-Cell, 4,000mAH, 35C, Lithium Polymer Batteries (Had two packs total).

Dead Calm so the model over shot the Textile Runway and onto the freshly cut grass and it did so very majestically. I didn't want to take any chances as this is a heavy model compared to my other Park Flyers so, I wanted good amount of AIR SPEED on approach and it didn't disappoint. Touch down was performed by setting down the model on its mains and giving it a touch of down Elevator to avoid the bounce and it stayed on its mains like the full size and everyone there applauded!

One picture of it after first flight of the day.
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Originally Posted by guapoman2000
Guys!


I just learned that after a few years you would need to clean connector harness between the main base receiver and that at the Satellite Receiver to avoid disaster.


My specific AR-7000 Receiver is one of the few Spektrum Receivers that work only when at least one Satellite Receiver is connected to it. It otherwise do NOT allow any movement of servos nor will it allow for motor to be in ARM mode. I tested it without Satellite and sure enough it just sits without any activity.


Disconnecting the cable harness between Main AR-7000 Receiver and Satellite and using CRC 2-26 spray (Electronic / Electrical Components) did the trick to make a SOLID connection once again and now all works as designed.


You can view my newly created thread over at:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2697243



Check and re-check!
Almost forgot!

The two flights taken on Saturday, July 30th, 2016 proves that the cleaning of the Spektrum AR-7000 connectors did the trick as I didn't see any strange issues with either the Satellite Receiver nor the Main.

The model flew like it was on rails.

One must be careful where one stores the model and its best to keep the model in a climate controlled location and NOT the HOT Garage with Humid conditions.
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Sunday, September 4th, 2016

Guys!

Took out my beloved Hangar9 F4U-1D 50-size Electric Corsair and wow, it flew for two wonderful flights almost dead calm conditions!

My buddy Gerry was there and took some new High Resolution pictures with his Nikon DSLR camera and zoom lens.

































Going to say a prayer as my Rudder set screw got lose and noticed it on the table right after my first flight and right before the 2nd flight! I am so glad that careful per-flight checks has been drilled in me as I caught the Rudder not moving right before the 2nd flight on the table. My buddy Gerry assisted me and saw the Rudder Rod moving without the Rudder and it was the Set Screw that came lose! Gerry gave me his HEX tools and found the right size and tightened the Set Screw and all was okay!

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Sunday, September 18th, 2016

Just an amazing display of formation flying between Joe's Carbon T-28 Trojan 78-inch wing span and my Hangar9 F4U-1D 50-size Corsair Electric!

Two large RC Electric models side by side!

We even looped on my mark of Three, Two, one and it was spectacular and provided a good show for those there.

Some ground pictures of my Hangar9 Corsair and my Park Zone F4U Corsair (Original Version) side -by-side.





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Hello good people!

One year ago my beloved Hangar9 F4U-1D Corsair 50 size hit the tree on the North side of the field where most of the trees are located. Fortunately the model landed after spinning for several rotations on its mains without any further damage except the right 1/4 end wing section.

Got too close on approach! This is a super strong model. The right tip wing section got ripped clean off. I have finally repaired it nice and slowly. Ribs that are cracked first and glued in re-enforcement ribs (custom cut from scratch) and repaired (reconstructed) the twin spars etc...etc... yes, sheeting was replaced last.

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I used Gorilla Wood Glue (White) and Elmer's Wood Filler (Natural) for filling small holes and slight imperfections.












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With the exception of some nicks on the edge of Right Wing Aileron and other small imperfections, I truly believe that this is way better than what I anticipated. She looks great and at least I will still have the brand new in-the-box ARF for that complete disaster crash and not a minor clean break of the right wing tip section.

These pictures don't do justice on how nice and shiny she looks and all sectional rib covering are tight and the sheeting covering came out way better than I had thought considering minor depth imperfections on where the sheeting met at the breakage points.









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FINAL COVERING! Again, I am very pleased in the results!






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Okay, good people! Decided to keep working on my beloved (discontinued) Hangar9 F4U-1D 50-size Electric and started on the damages on the FUSE which thankfully were just Electric Motor Box damages during the one year ago crash contact with the Right Wing Assembly and that ugly tree on final approach.

As you will see in the following pictures, the FUSE really came out great during that crash (This is a very strong model).

Pictures of the reconstruction / repairs of the Electric Motor box with comments.

Soon I will installed the Master Airscrew 3-Blade Propeller (13 X 8 X 3) and run up the Model Motors AXI 4120/18 brushless.





















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Hello good people! Happy Friday! After a little over two (2) weeks, off and on, in-between work, home and family obligations I have finally got my beloved Hangar9 F4U-1D 50-size Corsair Electric powered RC Model all flight worthy after extensive checks and verification of structure, covering and control surfaces plus retract function. Here's the Video:

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Originally Posted by danpos
Is anybody having issues with lateral balance on their Corsairs? I built my second one and have to add 2 ounces to the edge of the right wingtip to balance. The first one I built didn't have this issue.
So sorry I missed your post!

I do realize you posted back in 2015, however, it is better now then never.

I never checked for lateral balance, however, now that I have repaired my Right Wing assembly, I am sure that this will be my situation.

No, before the crash, I never encountered any issues with this.

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Exclamation Re-Maiden Flight - Super Successful!

Re-Maiden Flight - Super Successful!

Hello good people!

Reporting in to inform that I was totally successful in re-maiden my Hangar9 F4U-1D 50 size Corsair Electric!
Was rather windy but this almost 8-pound RC model was not affected in the least! Wind was straight down the runway from the South and it helped in landings as this model has no flaps and really doesn’t need them.

All it required was two clicks of down trim!

The F4U Corsair was flown with the 5-Cell, 4,000mAH 30C Turnigy and two 4-Cell, 4000mAH 30C GForce Elite Series Lithium Polymers!

It was a delightful Wednesday morning and stayed about 3 hours!





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Exclamation Post Flight - Re-Maiden - Post Repairs!

Hello again!

Some Flight Characteristics using the 4-Cell versus the 5-Cell, 4,000mAH 30C Lithium Polymer battery packs.

The typical flight duration was 6 minutes each flight and the attached pictures show the Post "Resting Voltage" of each Battery pack after 6 minute flight.

The 4-Cell packs provided a lighter feel of the model and was comfortable with slower flight and maneuvers while at a slower flight routine. Landing this model with the 4-Cell packs was a breeze and it touch down very scale. The speed was still impressive but, of course at a higher throttle setting (3/4 Throttle) in comparison to the 5-Cell pack (one click above 1/2 throttle).

For Speed Demon flight, it is certainly the 5-Cell pack hands down as it passes the Pilot Station like a home sick dove! Amazing upward climb with the 5-Cell and turns like a large pylon racer!

Pretty much above 3.8 Volts per cell for the 5-cell pack and above 3.9 Volts each cell for the 4-cell pack respectively.



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Default Three (3) more Flights Today! Friday, May 22nd, 2020

Hello!

Went to fly my Hangar9 F4U-1D Corsair 50-size and I like to say that it flew for another three (3) wonderful Flights at around 9:17am this morning. Winds were up at 6 MPH, however, today exhibited a little gusty at times. This certainly made the model a little jittery with the lighter 4-Cell battery packs.

It is with the 5-Cell pack hands down to make the model much more stable and with more air speed to allow for penetration during the gusty cycle waves. The 5-Cell really made the difference to have the model really perform well during the gusty.

I have now found a new home among my other larger fleet and it looks great plus it is at a place easy to pick from!





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My 2nd Hangar9 F4U-1D 50 Size (57.3 inch wing span) Corsair!

I had to have another for XMAS! Long discontinued and it is in great shape.

Video of my flight from today in windy conditions.


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By the way, HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Again, had the entire club field for myself! Recorded the 3rd flight of my recently acquired Hangar9 F4U-1D 50-size Corsair.

The more I fly the model the more I really enjoy it!

It's becoming one of my Favorites! Ha!

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they really are great flying models , your pics/film clips bring back good memories of mine
was superb stopped counting after flight 100 till the day it hit the deck nose first (flown by some one else so i could get some pics ) handed me transmiter back when he got disorientated
i didn't get enough time to save her , do wish they'd bring them back

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p.s the same size p40 is also a great model
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Enhanced the Vertical Stab of my 2nd used Hangar9 F4U-1D 50-size (57-inch wingspan). This model had already suffered during previous owner who flew it at Grass Field only and flip-overs were a common thing. Well, it happened again on my watch as the model veered off the textile runway and onto the adjacent grass area and it performed a flip-over. The Vertical stab is made of soft Balsa only construction and the need for some rigid and stronger construction is certainly needed as I was shocked that there were no harder wood in its Vertical stab. This now will be at least resistant to damage in case another flip-over occurs.
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Guys!

Two (2) wonderful flights (I need to get more batteries) on my 2nd used Hangar9 F4U-1D Corsair at my RC Club in near perfect conditions! Each flight was right at 6-minutes with spare battery reserve and landings were perfect during the 1st flight and a little nose over during the 2nd flight (Pilot error).

Never an indication of Center-Of-Gravity issues with the additional tail weight of the enhancement of Vertical / Rudder stab.

Just amazing project!
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