Tower Hobbies F4U Corsair Review

Tower Hobbies F4U Corsair Review
Tower Hobbies sent over their EP F4U Corsair model in Rx-R configuration for testing. You’ll spend more time watching the review than you will assembling the model, so check out the videos and see if the Tower Hobbies F4U Corsair is right for you!

 

Intro and Flight Footage
5X5 Review Scoring

 

Summary

Corsairs seem to be popping up everywhere. Long revered as RC planes but often avoided by the faint of heart, today’s Corsairs have the benefit of being available at a much lower price point than their covered balsa, glow powered counterparts. All hail the foam! Add to that the amazing dull-finished tri-tone paint schemes, seemless decals and fuselage details and you’ve got a model that’s a dead ringer for the real deal at about 5 feet.

Our Corsair was assembled in under 20 minutes and ready for flight before the battery was finished charging. Once out at the field, the Corsair leapt off the ground after a very modest 10-12 foot roll-out at about 3/4 throttle so power was not a problem. In the air we had the benefit of zero trimming. Rob will tell you it’s because of his perfect assembly but truth be told, the Corsair flies straight and true with visual control surface alignment if you’ve got the CG on the mark. Maybe he does get a little credit.

Flying the Corsair was.. well, watch the full review and see for yourself!

Kurt
2 Brothers Hobby

 

Tower Hobbies products are available online at www.towerhobbies.com

5X5 Review Scoring

Model Characteristics

Build as Advertised:

Build Instructions and Advertised Difficulty...
5 / 5

Finish:

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

Power:

Specified Powerplant Performance...
4.5 / 5

Ground Handling:

Landing Gear, Floats, and Hovering...
4 / 5

Durability:

Model Impact and Transportation Durability...
4 / 5

Pilot Experience

Flight as Advertised:

Flight Experience As Compared To Marketing
5 / 5

Flight Time:

Flight Duration Of Recommended Powerplant
5 / 5

Field Size:

2 Brothers Flying Site Recommendation
Large Park

Portability:

How Easily The Model Transports Without Damage
5 / 5

Skill Level:

2 Brothers Recommended Skill Level
Intermediate

Model Specifications

Model Type:

Rx-R

Wing Span:

39" (990mm)

Wing Area:

271 sq in (17.5 sq dm)

Weight:

28 - 30 oz (795 - 850 g)

Wing Loading:

14.9 - 15.9 oz/sq ft (45 - 49 g/sq dm)

Length:

31" (785mm)

Motor Design:

Brushless Outrunner

Motor kv:

1000 Kv

Volt Range:

3S LiPo (11.1V)

Propeller:

SlowFly 9 x 4.5

Construction:

EPO Foam

ESC Amperage:

30A

Radio Channels:

4

Included Motor:

Brushless Outrunner

Included ESC:

30A w/BEC

Needed Items:

4 Channel Tx and Rx, 1800mAh 3S 30C LiPo, LiPo Charger

Street Price:

$129.99 USD
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