This is a Giant 3/4" Scale Balsa F4U-4 Corsair Flying Model Kit from Guillow's. For Experienced Modelers.
A balsa skeleton framework is assembled and covered with a tissue and dope finish.
Designed to be flown rubber powered, .049 free flight or .09 control line.
The fuselage is roomy enough to accept simple R/C equipment (with a .049-.07 engine) but instructions and diagrams for this are not included.
Makes a magnificent display piece if built as a non-flying model.
Retractable tail wheel.
Retractable landing gear.
Scale combat pilot figure.
Extremely detailed instructions on various sheets in kit.
Wingspan: 30-3/4" (78.10cm)
Guillows Product Number: 1004
Two complete sets of decals (U.S. Navy and U.S. Marines); scale WWII plastic wheels; plastic nose cowl; propeller hub and spinner; exhaust ports; wing air scoops; two bombs with pylons; landing gear struts; tail wheel structure; dowels for wing rockets; clear bubble canopy; two-color cockpit interior layout; wide-blade wooden prop; 6' rubber thread; light silkspan; diecut balsa parts; clay for balancing model; reinforced wire landing gear; generous quantities of strip stock; plywood firewall; tip guide; bellcrank case and control line handle; pushrod wire; bellcrank; elevator horn; hinge material; nylon flying line; stock for all balsa tail surfaces.
Although I have not yet built this kit after opening it up and checking out all the parts I couldn't be more amazed Vacuum formed plastic parts for painting perfect even for airbrushing, and all the balsa wood is perfectly laser cut and not one damaged piece in my kit. Some of the best quality cut out I have ever seen. I plan to add a simple rc setup and considering a .49 engine gas. I probably wont fly because the beauty of it in the end but I have seen them on youtube flying with electric and such.
This is the perfect hobby for my balsa wood needs You must get one of these specially wooden ship builders will enjoy this for a change up.
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