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FMS F4U Corsair V3 6ch Blue 1400mm (55") Wingspan
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FMS F4U Corsair V3 6ch Blue 1400mm (55") Wingspan

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 1400mm FMS F4U-4 Corsair Version 3 in Navy Blue Color Scheme

History:

The Chance Vought F4U Corsair was a carrier-capable fighter aircraft that saw service primarily in World War II and the Korean War. Demand for the aircraft soon overwhelmed Vought's manufacturing capability, resulting in production by Goodyear and Brewster: Goodyear-built Corsairs were designated FG and Brewster-built aircraft F3A. From the first prototype delivery to the U.S. Navy in 1940, to final delivery in 1953 to the French, 12,571 F4U Corsairs were manufactured by Vought, in 16 separate models, it is the longest production run of any piston-engined fighter in U.S. history (1942–1953). The Corsair served in the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marines, Fleet Air Arm and the Royal New Zealand Air Force, as well as the French Navy Aéronavale and other, smaller air forces until the 1960s. It quickly became the most capable carrier-based fighter-bomber of World War II. Some Japanese pilots regarded it as the most formidable American fighter of World War II, and the U.S. Navy counted an 11:1 kill ratio with the F4U Corsair. As well as being an outstanding fighter, the Corsair proved to be an excellent fighter-bomber, serving almost exclusively in the latter role throughout the Korean War and during the French colonial wars in Indochina and Algeria.

 

Description:

  • Superior FMS designed rotating retracts with complete metal trunnions, metal jack screw, metal stops on either side of the retract, and a thick and rugged plastic housing
  • 17g metal gear servos for ailerons, elevator, rudder, and flaps
  • 9g digital metal gear servos for the landing gear doors
  • 6 second sequencer for slower more scale landing gear operation
  • New 70A ESC with 5A SBEC

This FMS Corsair V3 is a huge upgrade over the prior version. This version includes upgrades such as triple flaps, landing lights, and a much larger battery compartment. This is one of the best looking most detailed Corsair models we've found. The new retracts are a HUGE improvement over the old version of the retract. This set has complete metal trunnions, metal jack screw, metal stops on either side of the retract, and a thick and rugged plastic housing. These will not collapse. The micro switch is under the jack screw and trunnion as opposed to the old design where a hard landing could break the micro switch. This design includes channels to stop the trunnion from moving so it physically cannot collapse during a hard landing. We find these retracts to be a HUGE improvement over the old retracts. These retracts also operate at 1/2 the speed of the prior version so they open and close at a much more scale speed (about 6 seconds to open, 6 seconds to close). There is plenty of power from the upgraded motor in this FMS Corsair. We find the stock landing gear is up to the task of a grass field but Dave Brown tires are a nice upgrade for extra shock absorption.

What are the upgrades and differences between the 1400mm FMS Corsair V2 and 1400mm FMS Corsair V3

The first thing FMS did was enlarge the Corsair V3 battery hatch to make access much easier for many different LiPo battery sizes. The FMS Corsair V3 also now has scale 3 panel operational flaps which did not exist on the V2. V3 also has navigation and landing lights which were not present on V2. In addition FMS really enhanced the scale details on the FMS Corsair V3. This includes little details such as an aerial mast and antenna in addition to large details like a scale full width horizontal stabilizer. The FMS Corsair V3 also has a massively improved prop nut with a metal threaded insert as opposed to the all plastic in the version 2. The new V3 cowl is much improved. It is made of tough plastic and can easily be removed for servicing or upgrading the motor. The new tail wheel on the FMS Corsair Version 3 is not only much more detailed but it is also driven by the rudder servo. The V2 tail wheel was driven by its own servo which was prone to failure. This issue has been addressed and solved. The landing gear doors are now made of a thicker more resilient nylon while the old V2 doors were made of a thinner brittle plastic. Lastly the V3 includes scale rockets and drop tanks which are easy to add and removable if you want less drag or more scale.

Features

  • Many scale details including oil tanks, rockets and detailed engine
  • Metal gear servos (no plastic gear servos in this plane
  • True to scale 90 degree rotating landing gear with metal trunnions and sequential retract doors
  • Three slow speed flaps on each wing for scale takeoffs and landings
  • Bright LED navigation lights and landing lights
  • Hand painted detailing including cockpit and pilot figure
  • Large 14x8 propeller powered by KV540 motor delivers plenty of power for high speed flying and aerobatics
  • Easy to assemble with almost no glue required
  • Detachable main wing for easy transportation in smaller vehicles
  • Durable EPO Foam

 

Specifications:

manufacturer FMS
Wingspan 1400mm/55.6in 
Overall Length 1240mm/49.0in
Flying Weight Around 2,440g
Motor Size Brushless 4250-KV540 
ESC 70A with 5A SBEC
Servo 17MGD Servo*6 All Control Surfaces, 9g Servo*2 for Gear doors
Radio 6 Channel
CG (center of gravity) 110mm (From Leading Edge)
Prop Size 14*8
Recommended Battery Li-Po 14.8V 2600mAh 25C
Aileron Yes
Elevator Yes
Rudder Yes
Flaps Yes
Retracts Yes
Approx. Flying Duration 6 minutes
Minimum Age Recommendation 14+
Experience Level Intermediate
Recommended Environment Outdoor
Assembly Time 1 hour
Is Assembly Required Yes
Material Durable EPO
Package Options PNP
Requires PNP Requires Radio System, Battery and Charger

 

Start price is for PNP Version

PNP does NOT include battery, radio and charger.

 

ARF Version Includes

14.8V 2600mAh Predator Battery.

 

RTF Version Includes

14.8V 2600mAh Predator Battery.

FMS 6ch Radio + receiver.

 

Suggested alternative radio gears:

Wfly WFT06II 2.4GHz 6 Channel

FlySKy FS-T6 2.4GHz 6-CH 2.9'' LCD TX +RX Radio Control System

Suggested charger:

2014 Latest 80W Imax B6 Balance Charger

 

Spare Parts Available Here 

SHIPPING:

New Zealand Shipping

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NO SATURDAY DELIVERY.

International Shipping

All delivery times depend on specific courier company logistical time frames, and local custom processing times. 

For most customers we suggest using EMS Express, delivery takes 5-6 days after being picked up from our warehouse.

For Airmail parcel, delivery takes around 15 days after being picked up from our warehouse.

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Our Bank account details as follow:

 

Bank : BNZ

Account name: HOBBY STATION LTD

Account No. 02-1256-0040318-000

 

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Repair and Warranty

In accordance with the Consumer Guarantees Act, we are here to make sure any products we offer can last for a reasonable period of use. In line with the nature of products we provide, we provide ONE MONTH manufacturer's warranty with all purchases.  For products under warranty we offer free repair. If we cannot repair it we can offer a free replacement. For customers who need to ship in their product, courier your item at your own expense and we'll send it back at our expense.

Tampering or modifying the product voids the warranty. Our manufacturer's warranty ONLY covers damage due to faults in the product. Our manufacturer's warranty does NOT cover damage due to user mistakes, accidents, crashes, etc. 

If you purchase any of our products, it is assumed that you have agreed to these terms. If you feel this is unreasonable, feel free to contact us to discuss extended warranty options.

RETURNS POLICY:

Please contact us directly first when you have any problems with your purchase from us.

We will accept return of merchandise ONLY IF IN SALEABLE CONDITION and notification is within 7 days of receipt of goods. If you need to return the faulty merchandise, repack the product and all accessories that may have accompanied the original shipment in the original packing materials and enclose a letter of explanation. Returned products without a letter of explanation or missing accessories may not be accepted. Original shipping and handling and return postage charges will not be refunded. Return shipping cost is the responsibility of the customer. 

Defective merchandise will be exchanged for same or similar products if returned within 14 days from the date of shipment. 

Non-defective products are subject to a 10.00% re-stocking fee. All returned products are evaluated thoroughly before a final decision is made.

 

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