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Old 12-14-2003, 10:02 PM
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Default 1/8th scale corsair "arf" best one?

who makes a 1/8th scale afr corsair with flaps? anyone?
Old 12-14-2003, 10:46 PM
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Default RE: 1/8th scale corsair "arf" best one?

if you were at the Blue santa FlyIn at the HCAM then you saw my GSP Corsair,., DON'T buy one...they are a bunch of cr_p!!! I hear horror stories of bad customer service as well....I am gona try to call GSP tomorrow and see what they are gonna do for me as my COrsair had only 6 or 7 flights on it when the wing delaminated at the LE and center section and the balsa and bad ply lost all glue joints....and it shouldn't have with a routine landing on a paved runway!!! Don't get one...Lets see how they respond!!!!
Old 12-15-2003, 09:56 AM
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Default RE: 1/8th scale corsair "arf" best one?

The GSP Corsair is closer to 1/7 scale, so is irevelent to the question.

Kyosho, Lanier, Great Planes, VMAR, and Airborne Models are all about 1/9 scale, and none have flaps.

I know of only two 1/8 scale ARFS: the newly released H-9 and another lesser known company (Jamara?) which has had one available for several years. The H-9 does not have flaps, but I think the other one does. Nontheless, the H-9 appears to be a far superior Corsair to the other one in so many ways, that I would go with that one, and attempt to convert it to functional flaps.
Try a Google search.
Old 12-15-2003, 01:14 PM
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Default RE: 1/8th scale corsair "arf" best one?

How about the Kyosho Corsair ARF? I beleive the Kyosho scale outline on their Corsair is good considering it is an ARF. No flaps though. Also, I would stay with the fixed gear to keep it simple and lighter.
Old 12-15-2003, 05:01 PM
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Default RE: 1/8th scale corsair "arf" best one?

P40e,
depicted in my post are the Kyosho & H9 arf's, niether have flaps.
Flaps can be more easily added to the Hangar9 Corsair.
I think most Kyosho and Hangar9 warbird flyers will agree that flaps are not needed.
If you are worried about approachs you could use a radio mix called airbrakes which uses aileron as flaps.
To answer the question, which arf is best, is difficult, there are so many opinions and so many arf makers.

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Old 12-16-2003, 10:03 PM
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Default RE: 1/8th scale corsair "arf" best one?

I'm responding to an Email I received on these Corsair's.
I'm unable to Email back I've been informed that my PC has a virus on my outlook and I don't want to infect anyones pc.
PM me instead.

Anyways, to answer a question posed on flight comparison between the Kyosho and H9, I am unable to answer until I can fly
the Hangar9. I will say that I suspect the H9 has potential to be a superior flyer, this based on the big wing and light balsa construction. Bigger models are easier to see and more solid in the air and the H9 is significantly larger than the Kyosho.

The Hangar9 Corsair would be much easier to modify because it is all wood. Kyosho is made from a composite, fuse, wing center & stab. Only the wing tips & rudder are wood on the Kyosho.

If you are heavy into scale you wont be happy with the H9 corsair. It's offscale. The Kyosho is a closer representation but still offscale.

Hope I answered you questions.
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Default RE: 1/8th scale corsair

I just purchased a Airborne-Models Corsair. Has anybody out there flown one of these birds. I would like to know if they have any bad flight habits.
Old 03-30-2012, 07:16 PM
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Default RE: 1/8th scale corsair

Own the 50 size H9 Corsair, the 60 size H9, the Kyosho, and the CMP Corsair. Hands down the Kyosho out flies them all. It is a heavier frame than the 50 H9 but handles the wind much better. It doesn't balloon on landings like my H9 60 and doesn't go up on it's nose like the CMP does on landings. Too bad they don't make them anymore. Another thing the Kyosho doesn't do that most Corsairs tend to do is "wag" it's tail. It flies rock steady with a OS 70 FS up front. It currently is sitting stripped of its covering to get a full glassing and repaint. My buddy has already done his and it is also a perfect performer.
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Default RE: 1/8th scale corsair

The H9 Corsair isn't 1/8 scale. I believe it's 1/7.63

or something like that.

I'm making a F2G-1 out of mine.

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Default RE: 1/8th scale corsair

i make it nearer, 1/7.6352436789
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Yes, you are correct.

Sorry about that.

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Default RE: 1/8th scale corsair

my abacuss is never wrong
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Default RE: 1/8th scale corsair

I would have originally have just laughed nitroplane's electric foamies right off the list of consideration. But, after watching a few different 57" warbirds fly I have to say I'm a pretty impressed. They fly really well and look great in the air. The paint job and scale details are pretty darn great, it isn't until you really look at these guys up close that you see the surface imperfections you get with raw foam.

http://www.nitroplanes.com./93a304-1...-gray-arf.html
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