Monday, May 26, 2008
Nitroplanes ArtTech F4U Corsair
Absolutely stunning model. Every single thing is included in the box except 8aa batteries. Even a simulator disk and a special cable to connect the transmitter to your computer. It takes only ten minutes with the included screwdriver to assemble, no glue is needed.
Construction quality and engineering are TOP NOTCH. Good stuff. Everything is well built, and everything fit perfectly, and all the electronics worked perfectly.
Appearance is GREAT. It's very scale, and the scale three bladed prop is a knockout.
In the air, it has plenty of power, it will loop easily from level flight. Roll rate is good, but not staggering, seems very scale. Rudder authority is excellent. Speed is good, but not outrageous. Handling is benign, it's a very easy plane to fly, with no real vices, very easy to land. A great first warbird.
Expert pilots can add a bigger motor and battery and get more performance, but I suspect most people will be satisfied with what comes in the box. Certainly, it's in no way underpowered in the stock form. Flight times are long, too.
This is a GREAT model. I don't know why Nitroplanes does not put it on the front page...