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Corsair F4U-1 ( 61 in. / 154.9 cm )

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Corsair F4U-1 model airplane plan

Corsair F4U-1

Traplet Publications Ltd's Corsair F4U-1

With one of the most recognizable wing styles this is a beautiful model to see and hear in the air. Google 'gull wing' aircraft . The Corsair is top of the list. The plan drawing is fairly clear, however the neatly drawn text is in French and handwritten.

It's not that hard to build but it is NOT a beginner kit either. These plans were meant to be scratch built. From my own experience building the TopFltie 1/8 scale giant Corsair I am glad to have the details in the kit. Brian Taylor also designed an 82" 1:6 scale of this model. TopFlite now has an ARF model which is the slightly larger Brian Taylor version. Aficionados may want to try the Nick Ziroli model for more true to life scale and detail. The center section of the wing is probably the hardest part. Get it wrong and wing is garbage. I'm not sure either if it comes with instructions.

You will need a full wood package also so If your going to buy the short kit you might as well save your self some headaches and get the full wood kit. The list of hardware you will need is rather large. I would think that information would be on the plans or manual if one is included. Contact the folks your getting the wood from and see if they can help.
Watch the video. This is a high speed quick response airplane.

The plans show all patterns needed for scratch-build in three sheets as pictured, the detail on the plans is super and very descriptive with isometric drawings and building tips right on the plans in French language, the plans show a fixed landing gear.

Those that haven't heard about Brian Taylor, he is a very famous English model maker. These plans and models have often got an excellent track record competing in various international competitions or they participated on display. Today plans are still available and accessories are available here is the name of the site: Traplet Publications Ltd | Online Shop Brian Taylor maps and accessories

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Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vought_F4U_Corsair
Sources: http://www.modelairplanenews.com/blog/2012/06/10/the-project-begins-top-flite-giant-scale-f4u-corsair-part-1/
Sources: http://www.rcscalebuilder.com/
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ID: 80428
File Size: 1.3 MB
Type: Airplane
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Fighter
Motor: Gas-Powered
Motor Size:0.60-To-0.90-CI (4-Strokes)
Wingspan: 61 in. / 154.9 cm
Publisher: Traplet Publications Ltd
Magazines:  More at RCBookcase
Designer: Brian Taylor
Date: 1973?
Weight Class:More-Than-4000g (141oz)
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Added: 25/03/2015 20:46
Updated: 27/10/15 02:34:51pm
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Plan ID:80428
Keywords:historic scratch build
Model Type:Airplane
Aircraft Use:Fighter
Wingspan: 61 in. / 154.9 cm
Wingspan Class:125cm-To-160cm (50in-To-63in)
Wing Position:Low-Mounted-Wing
Wing Style:Straight-Wing-Trap
Wing Dihedral:Gull-Wing
Landing Gear:Taildragger
Motor Type:Gas-Powered
Motor Size:0.60-To-0.90-CI (4-Strokes)
Number of Motors:1-Tractor
Weight Class:More-Than-4000g (141oz)
Construction Skills:Low-Intermediate
Pilot Skills:High-Intermediate
Publisher:Traplet Publications Ltd
Magazines:  More at RCBookcase
Designer:Brian Taylor
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