Spotlight: Top Flite® Giant Scale F4U Corsair Gas ARF





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Published on Jul 12, 2012

If building a gull wing is all that's stood between you and owning a Corsair, take heart: the warbird you've been waiting for has finally arrived. The trademark gull wing shape is already built into the center section, replacing hours of difficult building with a few minutes of easy assembly. Reinforced mounts for Robart retracts are built-in — and the two outer wing panels slide into place on an aluminum joiner. The multi-section flaps in the outer panels and center section are linked with a simple phenolic tab — and once linked, the flaps in both panels move as one and require only one servo per wing half. Like the ailerons in the wing and the elevators in the stab, the flaps are prehinged to save you time. Built up sections are fully sheeted and factory-covered in flat-finish MonoKote. Matte finish decals and painted fiberglass parts — including the cowl, tail cone, fairing, gear covers and working tailwheel doors — help minimize work even as
they add to scale detail. Other scale pluses include molded-in panel and cowl flap lines, a full cockpit interior with a 3D instrument panel, a replica radial and a 2-piece aluminum spinner. The result is an authentic-looking, IMAA-legal giant that requires only 20-25 hours to assemble — and a 50-55 cc gasoline engine for easy, effortless flight.

For more on the Top Flite Giant-Scale F4U ARF, visit the product page at: http://www.top-flite.com/airplanes/to...

For more on other Top Flite giant-scale ARFs, see: http://www.top-flite.com/airplanes/go...

Learn more about the DLE-55cc Gas Engine at: http://dle-engines.com/dleg0055.html

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Wingspan: 86.5 in (2195 mm)
Wing Area: 1376 in² (88.8 dm²)
Weight: 23-25 lb (10.43-11.34 kg)
Wing Loading: 39-42 oz/ft² (119-128 g/dm²)
Length: 70 in (1780 mm)
Requirements: minimum of a 7-channel radio with 3 standard and 8 high-torque servos, main and tailwheel retracts & a 50-55 cc gasoline engine.

Recommended Products:
FUTK9275 Futaba® 12FGA 12-Channel FASST™ Computer Radio System
FUTM0045 (8) Futaba S3305 High-Torque Standard Servo w/Metal Gears
FUTM0027 (3) Futaba S3004 Standard Ball Bearing Servo (FUTM0027)
DLEG0055 DLE Engines DLE-55cc Gas Engine
JTCG1035 J'TEC Radiowave Muffler for DA/DLE 50/55
ROBQ1655 Robart® Main Gear for the Top Flite Giant-Scale F4U Corsair
ROBQ2230 Robart Pneumatic Forked Tailwheel Retract
ROBQ2305 Robart Large-Scale Deluxe Air Control Kit
ROBQ2369 Robart High-Pressure Air Tubing 10'

Recommended Options:
OSMG1555 O.S. GT55 Gasoline


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