From the December 2011 issue of Model Airplane News, this Flight Report is by Dave Malcione and his brother Pete and his son, Dave Jr.
What makes this amazing warbird unique is its hydrolic folding wing mechanism and the fine attention to detail. Check out this video that shows the review Corsair at Warbirds over Delaware and some flight footage shot of the prototype Composite-ARF Corsair
Radio: JR 12X transmitter, JR1222 receiver and JR 8411 servos (Horizonhobby.com)
Retracts: Sierra Giant Scale (sierragiant.com)
Engine: 5-cylinder Moki 250 (vogelsang-aeroscale.com/moki.)
Battery: JR 6V 2400mAh 5-cell (Horizonhobby.com)
Prop: SEP 32×18 2-blade (vogelsang-aeroscale.com)
Model: F4U-1D Corsair
Manufacturer: Composite-ARF (Composite-ARF)
Type: Giant Scale WW2 Warbird
Wingspan: 110 in.
Wing area: 2090 sq. in.
Weight: 53 lbs
Wing Loading: 56.43 oz./sq. ft.
Length: 88 in.
Radio req’d: 7-channels (rudder, throttle, ailerons, elevator, flaps, retracts.) Wing fold function optional.
Engine req’d: Moki 215 to 250
Price: $3,695.00* (ARF kit with Wing-fold option) $2595.00 (standard kit w/wing fold option) (* landing gear not included)
Here are some of the photos that did not make it into the magazine
Below Interview with Pilot and Review Author Dave Malcione