Combining the largest radial engine available with an unyielding
airframe is not an unusual set of military airplane requirements.
However, it was Chance Vought that took the U.S. Navy’s 1938 wish
list and created a distinctive airplane as well as a weapon that
would remain superior till the jet era. So overwhelming was its
success that it took the collective manufacturing capabilities of
Vought, Goodyear and Brewster to help meet demand that wouldn’t
subside until 1952.
The Hangar 9® F4U-1A Corsair 20cc ARF is a model that honors the
Vought triumph in a way that makes scale RC easy. Its scheme matches
the famous “Jolly Rogers” U.S. Navy fighting squadron (VF-17) that
operated in the Pacific theatre in 1943–44 under the command of John
“Tommy” Blackburn. Its color and detail are extensive thanks to an
attention to outline accuracy and printed UltraCote® covering. Not
only do the flat finish and feathered edges of the appropriate color
lines convey a sense of realism, the quality of wood construction
delivers a model with long-lasting appeal. But it’s the way this
Corsair flies that will have you heading to the field every weekend.
Inside the fiberglass round cowling is enough room to house either
an electric motor or 20cc engine. The choice is yours, there’s no
modification for either power system choice and all the hardware
you’ll need to make it happen quickly is included. If you’re looking
for a warbird with historical prowess and great handling in the air,
this version of the bent-wing bird is sure to make you proud.
The F4U-1A Corsair 20cc ARF is part of the complete line of
top-quality Hangar 9® aircraft and accessories. All are engineered
and crafted to exacting standards and feature the finest components
and materials. Plus, every Hangar 9 product comes with the
after-sale service and technical support you need to succeed.
Flat-Finish, Printed Covering
Using genuine Hangar 9® UltraCote® covering as the base, a realistic
flat-finish printing process is applied that includes insignia,
panel line and historically accurate colors. The result is an easy
to maintain appearance that looks like a high-end paint job.
Operational 3-Panel Flaps
The 3-panel flaps authentically recreate the scale appearance and
expand the flight envelope as well as help shorten takeoff and
landing distances. Each 3-panel section features independent servo
control for deployment that’s precise and reliable.
Three Decal Sets
You can complement the 1943 Jolly Rogers VF-17 appearance with the
scale decal set provided, which can complete the John T. Blackburn
“Big Hog” scheme, the Frederick J. Streig scheme or the “LA City
Limits” scheme flown by John M. Smith.
Scale details include gear doors, removable antenna, dummy radial
engine, painted propeller hub, wing guns and radiators plus an
instrument panel decal. All that’s left to do is to choose a pilot
figure such as the Hangar 9 1/6-scale military pilot.
The fuselage top hatch allows easy access to batteries and other
electronics. Inside are cleverly engineered locations for power
switches so that the outside of the airframe can maintain a scale
Choose Your Power
Whether you choose an engine or electric motor, installation is easy
with the included hardware. The Evolution® 20GX 20cc gas engine is
an excellent choice with outstanding efficiency and reliability.
Lightweight design, combined with high-grade balsa and plywood
construction is used with laser-cut accuracy to provide everything
you could want in a warbird that’s sized to make scale modeling
rewarding and convenient.
The recommended E-flite® electric rotating retracts (EFLG520) are an
excellent scale add-on that goes great with the included 8-spoke
wheels included. They require a simple bolt-in installation and
accept optional shock-absorbing struts that make ground handling
- Authentic scale outline features a dummy radial engine and
- Printed, flat-finish UltraCote® covering with extensive panel
- A legendary warbird designed to fly well
- Top quality balsa and plywood construction that’s strong and
- Authentic VF-17 color scheme and a choice of three decal sets
- Functional 3-panel flaps significantly expand the appearance
and flight envelope
- Ready to install optional E-flite® electric rotating retracts
- Fixed-wire landing gear, scale tires, 8-spoke wheels and gear
- Pre-drilled or pre-slotted control surface hinge locations
- Ready to mount the Evolution® 20GX gas/petrol engine
- Electric power ready with no modification or additional
- Easy-access, top fuselage hatch features concealed power
- Complete, high-grade hardware package included
- Painted red, aluminum spinner nut included