Top Flite F4U Corsair .60 ARF Review

Top Flite Corsair 60

With a long history of making some of your most favorite warbirds, Top Flite carries that tradition into their Gold Edition ARFs. We got our hands on the smaller, newer version of their giant scale F4U Corsair that’s just the right size for weekend fun at your local flying field. Check out our review of the Top Flite F4U Corsair .60 ARF!
 

Intro and Flight Footage
5X5 Review Scoring

 

Summary

It’s tough to argue with the appeal of a classic warbird. The Corsair is by far one of the most favored WWII Allied machines along with the P-51 Mustang, the Supermarine Spitfire and the P-47 Thunderbolt. Although modeled extensively, the Corsair to us is like a favorite set of wrenches to a master mechanic…or cold-hardened stainless cutlery to a master chef; it never gets old or goes out of style. The Top Flite Corsair .60 Gold Edition ARF is just that tool. It looks good, it flies great, and it’s a Corsair!

As RC pilots, we tend to horse-trade quite a bit as our tastes change and we get tired of an aircraft. A great flying warbird is the type of model you’ll keep forever, or, until you stuff it into the ground. The true test is whether or not you’ll go back and buy the same model again when your last one is turned into splinters. We may be too bold in saying, but the Top Flite F4U Corsair .60 is, perhaps, just that model. Check out the review videos and judge for yourself!

Kurt
2 Brothers Hobby
 

Top Flite is distributed by Hobbico, Inc., www.top-flite.com
 

5X5 Review Scoring

Model Characteristics

Build as Advertised:

Build Instructions and Advertised Difficulty...
4 / 5

Finish:

Covering, Paint, Plastic and Decals...
4.5 / 5

Power:

Specified Powerplant Performance...
5 / 5

Ground Handling:

Landing Gear, Floats, and Hovering...
5 / 5

Durability:

Model Impact and Transportation Durability...
3.5 / 5

Pilot Experience

Flight as Advertised:

Flight Experience As Compared To Marketing
4.5 / 5

Flight Time:

Flight Duration Of Recommended Powerplant
4.5 / 5

Field Size:

2 Brothers Flying Site Recommendation
Flying Field

Portability:

How Easily The Model Transports Without Damage
3.5 / 5

Skill Level:

2 Brothers Recommended Skill Level
Advanced

Model Specifications

Model Type:

ARF

Wing Span:

62.5 in (1590 mm)

Wing Area:

699 in² (45.1 dm²)

Weight:

8.5-9.5 lb (3.85-4.3 kg)

Wing Loading:

28-31 oz/ft² (85-95 g/dm²)

Fuel Type:

Nitro Methane

Displacement:

.60c.i.

Construction:

Balsa and Ply

Radio Channels:

8

Needed Items:

2-Stroke or 4-Stroke Glow Engine (60 size or equivalent), 8 Channel Radio System, 7 Standard Servos (+1 for pneumatic retract option), optional retracts, receiver battery, switch harness.

Street Price:

$364.98 USD
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2 Responses to Top Flite F4U Corsair .60 ARF Review

  1. avatar planekrazy214 says:

    Hi Guys,
    I thought your review of the Top Flite Corsair 60 ARF was spot on. This is my first nitro warbird and I found it to be a very stable platform. I enjoy watching your reviews. Keep up the great work.

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