Model type: Semiscale warbird trainer
Skill level: Beginner builder;
Wingspan: 44 inches
Wing area: 360 square inches
Airfoil: Flat bottomed
Length: 35 inches
Weight: 2. 4 pounds
Power system: 480 brushless outrunner;
30-amp ESC; 3S 1,800
mAh 30C LiPo (included)
Radio: Five-channel DSM2/
Construction: Molded Z-Foam
Covering/finish: Paint and decals (applied)
Price: $269.99 (BNF)
Power system: 480 brushless outrunner
960 Kv motor; 9. 5 x 7. 5
propeller; E-flite 30-amp
Pro ESC; E-flite 3S
1,800 mAh 30C LiPo (all
Radio: Spektrum DX9 Black
(installed); four ParkZone
DSV130 servos (installed)
weight: 2. 4 pounds
Flight duration: 7-plus minutes, depending
on throttle management
• SAFE technology.
• Fast box-to-flight time with easy
• Flight characteristics adaptable to a
wide range of pilot skill levels.
• Accurate scale color scheme and
• Nice scale details and pilot figure.
AT A GLANCE ...
The cowling detail is simple, but it effectively hides the motor inside. There is down- and right-thrust
built into the motor mount to minimize trim changes at different throttle settings.
This detail shows the landing gear mount. The plastic clamps hold the gear firmly and securely. The
tape over the servo lead channels is barely visible because it adheres tightly and matches the paint.
the battery all the way forward in the
fuselage revealed that it was slightly tail-heavy. I found that 11/2 ounces of weight
corrected that problem, so I removed
the propeller and cowling and attached
lead weights to the firewall. Replacing
the cowling and propeller completed
preparations, and the Corsair was ready
I met my friend and chief test pilot,
Bill Miller, out at our club field east of
Topeka, Kansas. It was sunny with 12
to 15 mph winds from the southwest,
and temperatures were in the low 50s.
I briefed Bill on the SAFE flight modes
and Panic Recovery before we carried
the Corsair out to the runway.
With the SAFE mode set to Beginner,
Bill advanced the throttle for takeoff.
The firm foam wheels are perfectly sized
for a grass runway, and after a short,
straight acceleration down the runway,
the Corsair lifted off and briskly climbed
In Beginner mode, the airplane is
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