Cartoon Fatty Chance Vought F4U Corsair

Handmade RC Plane

Cartoon Fatty F4U Corsair RC Plane

Materials: XPS foam 3-5mm (or Depron 3mm, 6mm) , aircraft plywood 2mm, UHU Por glue
Wingspan: 762 mm (30")
Length: 630mm
Flying Weight: 310g (10,5 oz)
Motor: MF2405-1300KV (28g)
Propeller: 1047
Receiver: FrSky S6R (12g)
ESC: VGood 12A (14g)
Servos:EMAX ES9051 (5g)JX PDI-1143HB
LiHV battery: 1100mah 2S 7.6V
Stainless Steel Spring Wire 1,6 mm (landing gear)
Wheels 2,25"
Carbon Tube (push rods): 500x2x1mm
Round Pivot Pins D3 x W10 x L48mm:
Hinge Linker (24mm):
Nylon Control Horn with Clevis (0,52+0,34g):
Control Horn (0,5g)

Plans (templates)

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Fatty RC Corsair

 

US insignia

 

The F4U "Corsair" fighter plane began its combat career in a rather unlucky fight in the Solomon Islands area on February 14, 1943. The Americans then lost 1O aircraft, including 2 Corsair planes, destroying only 4 Japanese planes. However, as the pilots gained experience and learned about the advantages of the plane, it quickly gained well-deserved fame. Various versions of it remained in service with US Navy squadrons until the end of 1952, and in French Air Foce until September 1964.

F4U pilots during World War II shot down 2,140 Japanese planes with the losses of 186 CorsoiHs destroyed in air combat. This proves the high combat qualities of this aircraft. Japanese pilots appreciated the capabilities of F4U, giving it the nickname "Whistling Death".

The F4U ID version was produced at the turn of 1943 and 1944. In total, Vought and Goodyear produced 3,682 aircraft of this version.

Originating with the Vought-Sikorsky Division of United Aircraft Corpn, the Vought V-166B, designated XF4U-1, flew on 29 May 1940. It was the first US warplane to exceed 400mph. It remained in production until 1953; 12,571 were built. The initial USN contract was for 584 F4U-1s; delivery began in September 1942 to USMC/USN land-based squadrons, due to difficulties in operating from carriers, and the first operational missions were flown by VMF-124, USMC in February 1943. The gull-wing was used to avoid the need for long undercarriage legs to clear the large-diameter propeller. But the far-aft cockpit position gave a poor view when landing; hence, from the F4U-1, a raised canopy was introduced. The Vought F4U-1C had four 20mm wing cannon instead of six machine-guns; the F4U-1D and the similar Goodyear FG-1D had a water-injection R-2800-8W and provision for eight underwing RPs or two 1,0001b (454kg) bombs. Brewster, after manufacturing 735 F3A-1s, ceased production in 1944. Goodyear built 4,014 FG-1s and -1Ds and Vought 4,669 F4U-1s to -1Ds. The FAA received 1,977 as Corsair Mks I to IV, the RNZAF 425. Mks II to IV had each wing clipped by 8in (20.3cm) for stowage aboard carriers, and preceded US F4Us into carrier service, entering action in April 1944. In 1943, 12 F4U-1s were modified to F4U-2s with four wing guns and radar in a starboard wingtip fairing; others became F4U-1P PR aircraft. The F4U-4 (Goodyear FG-4) had six 0.50in wing guns and a 2,100hp R-2800-IW. Delivery began late in 1944. Despite large cuts in orders after VJ-day, Vought completed 2,356 F4U-4s and Goodyear 200 FG-4s, including radar-equipped F4U-4E and -4N night fighters. Goodyear built five F2G-ls and five F2G-2s, with 3,000hp R-4360-4 Wasp Majors. During World War 2 US Corsairs operated mostly from land bases in the Pacific. The note of the airstream through the cooler inlets, and their 11:1 'kill ratio', led the Japanese to nickname them 'Whistling Death'. The postwar versions - F4U-5, AU-I (F4U-6) and F4U-7 - served with distinction in the Korean War. Postwar, France's Aéronavale operated F4U-7s until 1964. Until the late 1960s F4U-5s equipped a Salvadorean air force fighter-bomber squadron, and about 60 equipped the 2nd Air Attack Squadron of Argentina's naval air arm.

Construction work began in 1938 after the US NAVY reported a need for a new on-board fighter. The new machine was to be characterized by very good performance, for this purpose, it was decided to equip the XF4U-1 prototype with the powerful eighteen-cylinder R2800 radial engine.
It was the most powerful stellar engine used in fighters at the time and powered a Hamilton-Standard propeller with a diameter of 4.04 m. The prototype was flew on May 29, 1940 in Straford by Lymann A. Bullard. The use of such a large propeller was one of the reasons for the characteristic shape of the wings. The flattened W-shaped airfoil ensured adequate clearance between the propeller and the ground and made it possible to shorten the landing gear legs. For the first time, the aircraft uses integral wing-type fuel tanks with a capacity of 1046 liters. The machine was presented at the beginning of 1941, and in June a contract was signed for the delivery of a series of 584 F4U Corsair.
After many objections were raised by the naval command, Corsair lost the competition with the Grumman F6F Hellcat, which became the basic on-board fighter. Corsairies had a tendency to lose lift upon landing, as well as poorly cushioned landing gear caused the plane to bounce off the deck, the so-called kangaroos. As a result, initially, the F4Us were directed only to service in marines. Despite all the shortcomings, by the end of 1943 the Corsair had become the most important fighter in the Pacific. At the end of World War II, the Corsair remained in service as one of the few piston-powered aircraft. These machines took part in the war on the Korean peninsula in 1950-1953. It was withdrawn from service in 1953 as one of the last piston fighters produced in the world at that time.
Specifications: Length 10.27 m, Span 12.49 m, Height 4.60 m, Total weight 6660 kg, Max speed. 718 km / h, Service ceiling 12649 m, Range with additional fuel tanks 2510 km, Armament 6 x 12.7 km, bombs weighing 900 kg, 8 unguided rockets.