Our good friend Lee Estingoy from Castle Creations finished up his giant scale electrified CARF-Models F4U-1D Corsair and logged in his first flight on it. Lee was happy to, as he put it, finally get this bird in the air. He goes on to say: Couldn’t have asked for a better flying plane or power system. Weighs right at 50 lbs. Spins the 30×16 3 blade at 4,100 at full charge. Flew at about 1/2 throttle most of the time. Consumed <3,500 mAh from the 8,300 mAh packs in a 2P setup, so used 7 Ah of the 16.6 on board for a 7 minute flight. 15 minutes is entirely possible, but a bit of a shave. Guess I could always just download the data files to see what was really going on in there.
Sampled engine sound generator & onboard amp should arrive tomorrow. 🙂
Modified art for the forward section to be done sometime this week.
Here are some photos he sent along