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Mighty Mini Corsair

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Description

The Mighty Mini Corsair is a plane you have to get your hands on.  The plane is one you have to see for yourself to believe and we couldn't be happier with it!  

This little Warbird park flyer is the perfect size to always keep with you in the back seat of your car and is small enough to fly at most medium sized parks. Though this little Corsair doesn't have the 2,000 HP Pratt & Whitney R-2800 radial engine that the original full-scale warbird had, it does use a 2204 sized brushless motor that is commonly found on mini race quads. This gives this little 4 channel plane enough power to climb vertically endlessly and pull off most basic aerobatic maneuvers with ease. 

This includes the airframe only (no electronics). 

SPECS:

  • WEIGHT WITHOUT BATTERY: 5.5 oz (156 g) 
  • CENTER OF GRAVITY: 1 inch (25 mm) from leading edge of wing 
  • CONTROL SURFACE THROWS: 12 ˚ deflection (elevator/aileron/rudder) Expo 30% 
  • WINGSPAN: 24 inches (609 mm) 
  • RECOMMENDED MOTOR: 2200 kv 2204 size motor 
  • RECOMMENDED PROP: 6 x 4.5 prop 
  • RECOMMENDED ESC: 12 amp minimum 
  • RECOMMENDED BATTERY: 800 mAH 2s or 3s 
  • RECOMMENDED SERVOS: (4) 5 gram servos 
  • Note: Poster Board is Not Water Resistant!

 

FT Mighty Mini Corsair Build

Please watch recent build videos before removing any paper from the foam! Some videos may use white foam board, which is no longer available and has now been replaced with water-resistant foam board.

Reviews

Reviews (14)

Nick Johnson 7th Jul 2017

Looks better than she flies, CG is far from acceptable

I ordered a speed build kit for this plane and like many others, have been stuck with the CG ruining the plane. I built it in a day, and I was gone most of the day but I built just as in the video and that was fun and easy. It looked great, but I decided it needed more. So I spray painted it and it looks amazing. It has a navy blue top and white bottom. Really beautiful scheme. I'm using the power pack f with an 800 mAh 3S and it flew like garbage. It balanced right on the 1.5" mark, but flew like a zero missing a wing in wwii. It survived one crash which forced me to add more weight to the front. It took off and flew better than before, but was very underpowered. It climbed very slowly and was sketchy to bank at all. I got a little bit of height, and attempted a loop. It ended up just doing a snap roll and then I tried again and it went into an uncontrollable dive, and that was the end. Upon walking to the crash site, the prop was broken, the front was crinkled, and the wing and the fuse right behind the wing had mostly separated from the rest of the plane. It now lies in two pieces with the wing almost fallen off. Only because I spent roughly 4 hours painting it again I'll try it again. This might be my last purchase from FT. I believe in their cause, but they have to rig these planes in some way, because this is crazy. And I've had years of experience with flying rc planes, so this plane is just a lost cause.

John 8th Jul 2016

May need a redesign.

This was my 12th FT design built, 5th from a kit, and it was built using the recommended power pack from FT. First off, the build process is a breeze. No problems there. And of course, it looks awesome, because...CORSAIR! But like many others, I couldn't get it to fly very well. I set the CG at 1.5", because I'm still a pretty new pilot. I had to add 18 grams of lead in the cowl to get it balanced with a 2 cell. It felt really heavy, and flew the same. I wasn't able to climb at full throttle, and initiating a turn caused it to spin into the ground. I switched to a 3 cell and was able to take 4 grams off the front end, while moving the CG forward a quarter inch. With the extra juice, I could do a slow climb, but it was still really hard to control, and I spent more time walking to the crash sites than actually flying. One good this about it is that it is very durable! I angered it in over a dozen times, and only needed prop changes to try again. I may try to build a bigger version in the future to get a bigger power train in, but probably won't do this in kit or scratch again when there are so many other great FT designs that are easier to fly. This one is cool looking, but either needs a redesign, or a follow up video after figuring out why so many of us are having the same problems.

Specifications

Specifications

SKU:
4022130071