Jim Ryan's 1/16 scale Vought F4U Corsair as featured in the January, 2000 Model Aviation magazine. The carefully-engineered Corsair model is designed from the ground up to make it possible to build a light and simple version of this complex airframe. The fuselage is built over an internal disposable crutch, and the trademark inverted gull wing uses special joiner pieces to produce the characteristic bent look and avoid the "broken wing" appearance of most sport scale Corsairs. Overall, it's an easy to build warbird of balsa and foam construction.
The short kit includes laser-cut balsa and plywood parts, a pre-drilled balsa nose/cowl block, pre-shaped wing joiner blocks, vacuum-formed canopy, and full-size printed plans. As with all our Jim Ryan kits, wings are not included - you can cut wings from foam using templates included on the plans or you can order them pre-cut from from Eureka Aircraft. See the Information tab for a link and for tips on building foam wings.
The Corsair was designed for a 6V Speed 400 motor on 7 or 8 cells, but it can also be powered by a small brushless motor for even more impressive performance. See the Instructions tab for tips on selecting a brushless motor for your Corsair.
Wing Area: 170 square inches
Weight RTF: 18 ounces
Brushless Power: 2000Kv 100-watt brushless system, APC 7 X 5E prop, 2200-2S Lipo battery