What our Readers are Building–F4U Corsair

Jun 16, 2011 2 Comments by

BH models F4U Corsair by Whitney Philbrick

We are always chatting with our friends and contributors and like to talk RC and scale when ever we can. Recently our good buddy Whitney Philbrick of the Mid-Hudson RC Society completed a very nice project. It is a BH Models ARF F4U Corsair with a 90″ wingspan. It weighs in at approximately 23lbs., and is controlled with twin 10-channel receivers driven by an Airtronics SD-10G 2.4GHz radio system. Power comes from a ZDZ 50cc engine and for signal redundancy Whit installed twin NoBS A123 Li-Ion battery packs (one per receiver) and one more for the Ignition system.

Whitney didn’t use the stock decals that came with the plane and instead painted the marking on with Lustrekote and a flat clear overall to dull down the Oracover covering.The Corsair is also equipped with flaps, retracts and functional gear doors.
Nice Job Whitney. Looking forward to seeing this one fly at the upcoming Warbirds over Deleware event in July!

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2 Responses to “What our Readers are Building–F4U Corsair”

  1. Anthony says:

    Nice job! One of my dream scale projects is to build a Corsair F4U.

  2. F4u Corsair says:

    [...] What our Readers are Building–F4U Corsair – Model Airplane News It is a BH Models ARF F4U Corsair with a 90″ wingspan. It weighs in at approximately 23lbs. and is controlled with twin 10-channel receivers driven by an Airtronics SD-10G 2.4GHz radio system. [...]

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