I finally test-flew the Corsair today. It flew great, and with full flaps, it lands nice and slow and remains responsive even at low speeds. Only tricky part is that after it lands, it like to ground loop (do a quick 360). A hard ground loop on my final landing bent one of the struts on the landing gear, but I’ve already straightened it out and have it flight-ready. The mechanism that rotates the wheels 90 degrees as they fold up into the wing works like a charm.
Wanna see a heartbroken pilot? Check out the following link:
You’re looking at probably $40,000 worth of plane: a very-large-scale B-52 complete with eight gas turbine engines. ‘Course, it’s worth only a fraction of that now. And yes, the crash is on video.