We were lucky enough to get this great-looking scale warbird for review from Diamond Hobby. Here is a little sneak peek of the review by Jason Benson that will appear in Model Airplane News.
Diamond Hobby is the North American importer and distributor of FMS Model RC Aircraft. They import a very wide range of ready-to-fly, EPO foam models. Their models range from scale to sport, and from EDF jets to gliders. They seem to have something for everyone. In this review, we will be taking a look at their new warbird offering, the 1700-millimeter (66.9-inch) F4U-Blue Corsair. This very detailed, scale model is constructed entirely of EPO foam. It comes pre-painted with molded panel lines and scale details. From air inlets to cooling louvers, it’s all there, molded into the foam.
The first thing I noticed when unboxing this model was its completeness. The part that stuck out the most was the hinging. All surfaces have molded hinge lines. This seems to be very strong and keeps all control surfaces aligned with their stationary counterpart.
This plane performs exceptionally well for any class of warbird. I was very relaxed and comfortable flying this model. If you are looking for a first warbird, I would highly recommend contacting Diamond Hobby.
Model: F4U-Blue PNP Corsair
Manufacturer: FMS Model
Distributor: Diamond Hobby (diamondhobby.com)
Type: WW II
Length: 52.2 in.
Wingspan: 66.9 in.
Wing area: 836.25 sq. in.
Weight: 12 lb.
Wing loading: 33.1 oz. /sq. ft.
Motor req’d: Included brushless outrunner
Radio req’d: 6-channel minimum