F4U CORSAIR Great Planes Sport Corsair 40 R/C Airplane Kit
Kit makes it easy to build a winning warbird

Known as "Whistling Death" to its WWII opponents, the Corsair today is one of R/C's top scale projects. If you're not looking to commit the time and money that true scale requires, Great Planes now offers an alternative—the best-looking, easiest-building semi-scale Corsair sport kit available!

  • One-piece balsa fuselage side panels speed up assembly and improve the covered appearance by leaving fewer seams.
  • Wing panels feature sturdy D-tube construction with double jig tabs and preshaped leading edges.
  • Two degrees of washout increase low-speed stability a semi-symmetrical airfoil adds maneuverability for flying exciting "sorties"!
  • Includes decals for all markings pictured, plus extra decals to reproduce a true Corsair scheme-ideal for Fun Scale competition.
  • The wing's center, right and left panels are assembled and sheeted while still on the building board to lock in alignment. They're then joined to achieve the trademark Corsair "inverted gullwing" shape.
  • To simplify aft fuselage construction, tail surfaces are first only temporarily attached. They're removed after the blocks have been installed to avoid interfering with block shaping. Afterwards, the fin and stab are permanently reattached.
  • Another example of how Great Planes makes the most of semi-scale realism: when used with an optional, Pitts-style muffler, the included, precision-formed ABS cowl will fully enclose the model's engine and exhaust.

Builtup tail section
Wing builtup section


Stock Number
56 in (1420 mm)
Wing Area
573 in² (37 dm²)
5.5-6 lb (2.50-2.72 kg)
Wing Loading
22-24 oz/ft² (67-73 g/dm²)
Fuselage Length
43 in (1090 mm)
2-stroke .40-.46 cu in or 4-stroke .48-.70 cu in engine, 4-channel with 4 servos & 2+ rolls MonoKote

Recommended Products

O.S. 46AXII ABL .46 Airplane Glow Engine w/Muffler
Tactic TTX410 4-Channel SLT System
Tactic TSX35 Standard Sport Servo

Recommended Options

Futaba 4YF 4-Channel FHSS System
Futaba S148 Standard Precision Servo

Please note: All recommendations are the best choices available at the time of product release. For additional choices, please check with your dealer.