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Key Features

  • Outstanding scale rendition of a popular World War II fighter
  • Preinstalled retracts that rotate 90 degrees for greater realism
  • Excellent fun-flying performance
  • Covered in authentic Hangar 9® UltraCote®
  • High-quality prepainted fiberglass cowl

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Recommended power systems for “Electric Convertible*” HANGAR 9 F4U Corsair 60 ARF :



Motor: E-flite Power 60 (EFLM4060A)
ESC: 80 Amp ESC
Prop: APC 15x10E (APC15010E)
Battery: 6S3P LiPo
Flying Weight w/Battery: 8.8 lb
Amps   Volts   Watts   Input Watts/Pound   rpm
56.0     21.3    1195    136                        7375


This power system setup delivers an excellent balance of thrust and top speed for the F4U. Average duration is approximately 8–15 minutes, depending on throttle management.

*Conversion may require some minor airframe modifications along with installation of motor mount and motor, electronic speed control, battery tray and battery packs.

Overview

Many Corsair models avoid a realistic scale look because the unusual gull wing can be difficult to build, but the Hangar 9's wing accurately replicates that of its full-scale inspiration.

Detailed Information

   

Much like "Pappy" Boyington, the colorful WWII ace who made the Corsair famous, Hangar 9's ARF version of this warbird legend is in a class by itself. It features all the usual Hangar 9® ARF amenities like top-quality balsa and ply construction, UltraCote® covering and all necessary hardware. It also boasts preinstalled retracts that rotate 90 degrees and tuck into the wings, parallel to the fuselage, just like the real thing. Factor in the phenomenal flight performance and other scale touches like the prepainted fiberglass cowl and authentic trim scheme and it's easy to see why this is destined to be one of the most popular sport ARFs ever.

*Scale prop not included.

 

 

Flying Weight: 7.5–8.5 lb (3.4–3.9kg)
Recommended Fuel: Electric, Glow
Wingspan: 65.25 in (1657mm)

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Manuals

FAQs

Product Support Tips

What engine should I choose?

Choose the lightest weight, highest power engine you can find, within the engine recommendations. Both the Saito 100 and the Evolution 61 are very good choices for this plane.

What radio system should I choose?

You can use any 5-channel radio system.

What servos should I choose?

Standard servos are more than adequate for the plane. But keep in mind that the better servos you use, the better the plane will fly. You will also need a low profile retract servo.

Can I fly the plane on a 4-channel radio system?

The Corsair does have pre-installed retracts in the wings, so unless you switch them out to a fixed gear (which requires modification), or have a way to lock the retracts in the down position, you must have at least a 5-channel system.

How difficult is the Corsair to fly?

Since the Corsair is a semi-scale model it has been optimized to fly very well, but it does still have some qualities that make it a plane for relatively advanced pilots. Because of this, a beginner should not fly it! It does land very slowly for a plane of its type, and does perform very well. In the air, the Corsair flies very smoothly, and has no bad habits.

Section 1: Joining the Wing Halves

Step 16

To prevent the dowels from “burning” themselves from vibration etc, lightly coat the dowel with thin CA, let the CA dry, and sand smooth with 600 grit sandpaper or similar. You will need to only use enough CA to cover the surface of the dowel. You do not want to increase the diameter of the dowel with the CA. Let it dry completely before sanding the dowel smooth.

Section 3: Installing the Horizontal Stabilizer

Step 5

Pay special attention to the cautions in the manual, which mention not pressing hard with the knife when removing the covering from horizontal stabilizer. If it is cut to deep, it will fail.

Section 4: Installing the Vertical Stabilizer

Step 4

Pay special attention to the cautions in the manual, which mention not pressing hard with the knife when removing the covering from vertical stabilizer. If it is cut to deep, it will fail.

Step 6


To aid in alignment of the rudder tail gear wire in latter steps, just trial fit the bracket into position, and do not glue it into the vertical fin in this step. Instead, glue it in when gluing the vertical fin in the fuselage. This will ease the assembly of the tail section in later steps.

Step 8, 9, & 10


Combine these steps together and perform them at the same time. Begin by sliding the tail gear wire through the bracket in the bottom of the fuselage as stated in step 9. Then install the vertical fin and the bracket without epoxy for now, and align all the parts. Make the mark on the tail gear wire as stated in step 10. Then remove the vertical fin but leave the tail gear wire bracket installed on the wire. It is important that the tail gear bracket for the vertical fin remain installed on the wire at this time. Now bend the wire 90 degrees as stated in step 10. Be sure that your 90 degree bend in the wire as shown in the picture is 90 degrees to the tail wheel “axle” below so that the rudder and tail wheel will be in alignment. Then mix the epoxy for step 8, and glue in the vertical fin and the bracket in the vertical fin, using the tail gear wire to align the bracket in the fin properly. This will simplify both installing the bracket and also bending the wire to install into the rudder as you can now grip the tail gear wire with pliers below the bend.

Section 6: Installing the Elevators

Pages 18 and 19 incorrectly state “Section 5: Installing the Ailerons”, this should state “Section 6: Installing the Elevators.”

Step 1

Be sure to drill through the center at 90 degrees to the hinge line in both elevators to prevent drilling through the surface of the elevators and also so when they are installed they will be level with each other and work correctly.

Section 7: Installing the Rudder

Step 2

Here again, be sure to drill through the center of the rudder at 90 degrees to the hinge line to assure proper alignment of the rudder and proper operation.

Section 8: Retract Linkage Installation

Step 5

My model needed an arm that measured 1 3/8” between equally spaced holes, such as part number JRPA212, which required a small amount of sanding of the wing center rib for the pushrod and arm to clear.

Step 8, 9, & 10


When setting up the retracts, it does take some trial and error of the pushrods to get the retracts to lock in both the up and down positions. This will take experimentation through adjusting the length of the pushrod by adjusting the easy link on the servo arm, and also the easy link on the bell crank shown on page 24 on the upper left hand picture. By adjusting both of these links, and also possibly adjusting the length out on the servo (moving in on the arm gives less throw, while moving out on the arm gives more throw), set the retracts so that they will fully lock in both the up and down positions. Be certain that they are fully locked by pulling on the gear legs and also visually checking the retract locking bar inside the retract to be certain that it is fully engaged.

Step 13


If the set screw is not set properly, the retract may bind and not lock, and could cause the gear to collapse. Be certain that after adjusting the set screw, that the retracts will still fully lock in both positions.

Section 14: Linkage Installation

Steps 3 & 18

Drilling the 3 parallel holes for the control horn is difficult and takes time to get the control horn backing plate onto the screws. Just be patient and drill them the best you can, and if necessary you may need to drill them out a couple times to get them to line up. Some CA in the holes will help keep things secure.

Section 16: Canopy and Decal Installation

Step 3

If you wish to use a pilot in your corsair, a 1/7 scale pilot will work well, a pilot from Hangar 9 is available, part number HAN8311. It will be necessary to cut the pilot to height to fit in the model.

Control Throws and Center of Gravity

The balance point is 5” behind the leading edge of the wing, measured at the fuselage. This is the very front of the wing. Be sure to balance the model inverted with the retracts in the retracted position.  This kit balanced with only 2 ounces added to the nose, using an evolution 61 engine and the battery pack behind the fuel tank. Move the battery pack around as much as possible to achieve the proper CG withough added weight. Add lead only if necessary. Do not fly the model with an incorrect CG!

Installing the Scale “Antenna”

To install the scale antenna included in the kit, measure back from the canopy 3 1/2” and make a mark on the top center of the turtledeck. You can make a mark at the center of the vertical fin and the rear of the cockpit area/canopy and conect the points to find the true center of the turtledeck. Center the bottom of the “antenna” at this point, and draw a line around it with a felt tip pen. Use a xacto knife or similar and cut a notch at the marks just drawn. Then place the antenna in the notch, and using a felt tip pen, mark the position of the top of the turtledeck on the antenna. Remove the antenna and cut the covering off the antenna just below this line. Then install the antenna using medium CA or 6 minute epoxy. Use rubbing alchohol to remove the felt tip pen marks and any excess adhesive.

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Limited Warranty:

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OTHER THAN THE EXPRESS WARRANTY ABOVE, HORIZON MAKES NO OTHER WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION, AND HEREBY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE PURCHASER ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THEY ALONE HAVE DETERMINED THAT THE PRODUCT WILL SUITABLY MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE PURCHASER’S INTENDED USE.

Purchaser’s Remedy
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Law
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