Over 12,000 Corsairs were built during its eleven-year history — a number which ranks it as one of the most popular and recognizable fighters of WWII. It was instrumental in breaking the Zero’s air superiority in the Pacific theatre and earned the nickname “Whistling Death” for its fighting effectiveness. Despite the Corsair’s popularity, the work required to build the gull wing prevented many R/C pilots from flying one — until now. Gold Edition ARF engineering has reduced months of building work to just hours of simple assembly, and created a convenient way to enjoy the “bent-wing” bird on a giant scale.
Features built-up and sheeted sections finished in flat MonoKote® film
Speeds and simplifies assembly with prehinged control surfaces and painted fiberglass parts.
Designed and built for Robart® retractable landing gear.
Includes “extras” such as a machined spinner, authentic wheels, flat-finish decals, a work/display stand and a foam work mat.
Prebuilt of balsa, ply and aluminum, the center wing section is a masterpiece of ease and engineering.
The Corsair’s trademark “gull” shape is reproduced at the factory, eliminating hours of building work.
Reinforced mounts for Robart® retractable landing gear are built into the inner wing panel. That way, the main gear remain in place when outer panels are moved, and provide an easy way to “walk” the fuselage to and from the field.
The prehinged flaps on the center section and outer panel are linked with a phenolic tab. Once linked, the flaps in both panels work as one surface and require only one servo in each wing half.
The flaps, ailerons and elevators are prehinged to reduce build time.
Hidden mounting screws secure the painted fiberglass cowl, leaving the scale outline clean and untouched. Details include molded-in panel and flap lines on the cowl, plus a replica radial complete with pushrod tubes and spark plug wires. A 2-piece aluminum spinner hub — usually an expensive aftermarket extra — is included, for extra value and enhanced appearance.
The Corsair’s cockpit interior includes a detailed instrument panel with recessed gauges. Add the pilot figure of your choice and you’re ready for action.
A removable fiberglass tail cone fairing offers effortless scale looks and easy access to tail control linkages.
Scale pluses also include strut covers for the main gear, tailwheel doors that open and close and wheels for both.
is fully sheeted, with flat finish MonoKote and painted fiberglass parts to create a seamless scale appearance. Matte finish decals add authentic markings and insignia.
The radio compartment has ample room for the radio and retract gear, as well as the hands that install them.
The cowl is easily removable and offers ample room for many 50-55 cc gas engines and mufflers.
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Please note: all recommendations were the best choices available at the time of product release. Please check with your dealer for additional choices.
SPECIFICATIONS Stock Number: TOPA0704 Wingspan: 86.5 in (2195 mm) Wing Area: 1376 in² (88.8 dm²) Weight: 23-25 lb (10.43-11.34 kg] Wing Loading: 39-42 oz/ft² (119-128 g/dm²) Length: 70 in (1780 mm) Requirements: minimum of a 7-channel radio with 3 standard and 8 high-torque servos, main and tailwheel retracts & a 50-55 cc gasoline engine.