ESM F4U Corsair Color F 74" Wingspan Model ARF
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ESM F4U Corsair Color F 74" Wingspan Model ARF

MSRP $479.95
Arriving May 2013!
Out of Stock
 
$425.00
 
Item# (ESMF4U-74FAF)
UPS Ground in the contiguous US calculated on basket page. - Must call for air shipping quotes.

 

  • Overview
  • Full Scale
  • Spare Parts

Tips for Electric Conversion:Click here to view a RCU thread on electric conversion of a Hurricane This size motor, the E-Flight Power 160 or equivalent is more than enough power for the 80" ESM planes. It can also be used with the 72" ESM planes with smaller batteries.

ESM Chance Vought F4U Corsair 74"

The Chance Vought F4U Corsair produced by ESM, is yet another top notch RC scale airplane design to excite you with both appearance and performance. ESM of China has been importing RC scale airplanes into the USA and Canada for a few years now, and in that time ESM has become recognized as a new industry leader in highly detailed, great flying, ARF's. Not only are the ESM ARF's highly detailed, and great flying, they are extremely affordable for anyone to enjoy!

The F4U Corsair, as with all of ESM's RC scale airplanes, come already painted at the factory, have pre-applied decals (which are then covered with a clear coat at the factory), have factory functional flaps (if the full scale version also had flaps), and come with one of the more complete hardware packages anywhere...including screws, rods, fuel tanks...etc.

All ESM planes are painted with a very high quality enamel paint which is resistant to oil, grease, and fuels. The high gloss paints are of course easier to clean than the low gloss. These paints can be painted over for weathering and the like.

Most ESM scale RC airplanes have poly resin fiberglass fuselages, with the wings being typical built up, and then covered with an etched polyester film, which is then painted for a perfect match! While all ESM scale RC planes come from the factory with conventional gear and wheels, ESM also offers a complete line of retracts for each individual plane, adding to the level of scale realism that all scale pilots look for in an ARF. It doesn't end there, ESM offers separately a full line of scale accessories like bombs, gear doors, pilots, external fuel tanks and more, specifically designed to help those builders who want the most realism possible, without having to spend hours designing and building all these extra scale goodies.

Here at TBM we know that things can happen, and because of this, we work very hard with ESM to provide you with many spare parts. Simply refer to your warranty for further information as to parts availability.

The ESM F4U Corsair, as with all of the ESM line of ARF scale RC airplanes, look and fly so realistically that we are confident that you will be extremely pleased !!! ESM is continually working on producing new RC scale aircraft, and most of these new offerings will be available with wingspans of 80 inches or more so that they will meet or exceed IMAA legal requirements...so be sure to come back often to see what new ARF scale RC aircraft TBM and ESM have coming out!

Wing Span: 74.2"
Length: 57.9"
Wing area: 6.7 sq. ft.
Wing Loading: 35.3oz/sq. ft.
Flying Weight: 14.7lbs. *Weight Information
Radio: 6ch & 8 servos
Gas Engine: 26cc to 36cc (We highly recommend the PTE-36)
Glow Engine: 1.08 2 cycle or 1.20 4 cycle
Prop Recommendations: : Biela 16x8 or 17.3x8 4 blade
Servo Recommendations: : 100 oz-sq-in minimum - HD-1501, Hitec 645MG, Hitec 5645MG, DS-8309TG

FEATURES:

The F4U Corsair, as with all of ESM's scale models, is loaded with features never before found in such low priced ARF's, resulting in highly detailed, great looks, and great flying ARF's!

The detailed fuselage is poly resin fiberglass, with scale panel lines and rivets molded right in. Wings are typical built up construction, include pre-designed cavities and mounting blocks for optional scale retracts, and have factory constructed flaps, all of which is then factory covered with an etched polyester film. All parts are finally expertly painted right at ESM's factory, and once dry, all scale decals are pre-applied, and are then covered with a factory clear coat for protection.

All ESM planes are painted with a very high quality enamel paint which is resistant to oil, grease, and fuels. The high gloss paints are of course easier to clean than the low gloss. These paints can be painted over for weathering and the like.

The ESM F4U Corsair comes from the factory with conventional gear and wheels, and one of the more complete hardware packages anywhere...including screws, rods, fuel tanks...etc. ESM also offers a complete line of retracts for each individual plane, adding to the level of scale realism that all scale pilots look for in an ARF. Optional rotating retract with oleo struts, alloy wheels are available from ESM. These generation 5 Air up/air down retracts, which incorporate all of the latest design improvements.

ESMF4U-74AAF.pdf - 3.86MB

Important Addendum: Regarding CG in ESM Manuals

The Corsair started as a USN requirement for a carrier aircraft that could perform with the best land based aircraft of its day. It was harnessed to a 2000hp Pratt and Whitney 2800 double wasp engine, which allowed it to exceed 400mph in level flight, becoming the first US production aircraft to do so. Other carrier aircraft of its time were considerably overbuilt to withstand the repeated stresses of carrier landings. Early carrier trials produced mediocre results, and the Navy released the aircraft for the Marine Corps who desperately needed a decent replacement for the obsolete F4F Wildcats. Two navy units were supplied with the Corsair, but one later gave its aircraft to the marines and the other (VF-12) was removed from its carrier, the USS Bunker Hill, but continued to operate from land bases in the Rabaul area.

The Marines were very happy with their new aircraft, and it saw combat from February 1943 on from bases in Guadalcanal and the Solomon Island chain, it became a very potent aircraft and produced its first ace by May of 1943, 2nd Lieutenant Kenneth A. Walsh, who ended the war with 21 kills.

As the war progressed the F4U Corsair developed itself into a close support aircraft, providing marines with precision strikes in support of amphibious landings. The Navy also adopted several squadrons as they needed more combat aircraft to combat the increasing threat of kamikaze attacks.

By the end of the war, US pilots had flown 64051 sorties and scored 2140 kills against enemy aircraft for only 189 losses; a kill ratio of over 11:1. It also ped close to 70% of the total bombs ped by fighter-bombers during the war, an important statistic to the Marines on the beaches of Okinawa or Iwo Jima. It also saw WWII service with the Royal Navy in both theatres, and with the RNZAF and other commonwealth nations.

Upon the conclusion of the Second World War, the Corsair continued to see service around the world. The advent of jet fighters such as the Mig-15 and F-86 Sabre made them obsolete as fighters, but the corsair continued to be a popular ground attack aircraft, and saw extensive combat in Korea. They served faithfully with the French navy during the 50's, seeing combat in French Indochina against the Vietcong, and also against the Eqyptians during the Suez crisis and continued to serve until 1964.

The Corsair last saw combat in 1969, when surplus Corsairs, operated by the airforces of Honduras and El Salvador faced each other in the Football War.

Wings

Photo Description Stock Price Buy
ESM F4U-74 Color F  74" Wingspan Replacement Flaps - Complete Set
ESM F4U-74 Color F 74" Wingspan Replacement Flaps - Complete Set
Out of Stock
$19.95
(ESMF4U-74F-40)
ESM F4U Corsair Color F 74" Wingspan Replacement Left Wing
ESM F4U Corsair Color F 74" Wingspan Replacement Left Wing
Out of Stock
$150.00
(ESMF4U-74F-41)
ESM F4U Corsair Color F 74" Wingspan Replacement Right Wing
ESM F4U Corsair Color F 74" Wingspan Replacement Right Wing
In Stock
$150.00
(ESMF4U-74F-42)
ESM F4U Corsair Color F 74" Wingspan Replacement Center Wing
ESM F4U Corsair Color F 74" Wingspan Replacement Center Wing
Out of Stock
$100.00
(ESMF4U-74F-43)
ESM F4U Corsair Color F 74" Wingspan Model Replacement Servo Hatches
ESM F4U Corsair Color F 74" Wingspan Model Replacement Servo Hatches
In Stock
$9.95
(ESMF4U-74F-45)
ESM F4U Corsair Color F 74" Wingspan Model Replacement Plywood Wing Spar
ESM F4U Corsair Color F 74" Wingspan Model Replacement Plywood Wing Spar
In Stock
$9.95
(ESMF4U-74F-46)

Tail

Photo Description Stock Price Buy
ESM F4U Corsair Color F 74" Wingspan Model Replacement Horizontal Stabs and Elevators
ESM F4U Corsair Color F 74" Wingspan Model Replacement Horizontal Stabs and Elevators
Out of Stock
$39.95
(ESMF4U-74F-61)
ESM F4U Corsair Color F 74" Wingspan Model Replacement Rudder
ESM F4U Corsair Color F 74" Wingspan Model Replacement Rudder
Out of Stock
$19.95
(ESMF4U-74F-62)

Hardware

Photo Description Stock Price Buy
ESM F4U Corsair Color F 74". Replacement  Hardware Pack 1 of 2 - tires, engine mount, hinges, nuts, bolts washers, fuel tank.
ESM F4U Corsair Color F 74". Replacement Hardware Pack 1 of 2 - tires, engine mount, hinges, nuts, bolts washers, fuel tank.
Out of Stock
$39.95
(ESMF4U-74F-70)
ESM F4U Corsair Color F 74". Replacement Hardware Pack 2 of 2 - templates, wood, pushrods, stab tube, gear doors, fixed landing gear struts
ESM F4U Corsair Color F 74". Replacement Hardware Pack 2 of 2 - templates, wood, pushrods, stab tube, gear doors, fixed landing gear struts
Out of Stock
$39.95
(ESMF4U-74F-71)

Fuselage & Other

Photo Description Stock Price Buy
ESM F4U Corsair Color F 74" Wingspan Replacement Cowl
ESM F4U Corsair Color F 74" Wingspan Replacement Cowl
Out of Stock
$29.95
(ESMF4U-74FCL)
ESM F4U Corsair Color F 74" Wingspan Replacement Canopy
ESM F4U Corsair Color F 74" Wingspan Replacement Canopy
Out of Stock
$19.95
(ESMF4U-74FCN)
ESM F4U Corsair Color F 74" Wingspan Warbird ARF Replacement Fuselage
ESM F4U Corsair Color F 74" Wingspan Warbird ARF Replacement Fuselage
Out of Stock
$279.00
(ESMF4U-74FFU)

 

 

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Miracle RC Tailwheel Retract
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