Aircraft Factory: F4U Corsair for FSX1 reviews
A well-respected member of the FSX community, A2A Simulations have helped to create some of the most impressive core content for flight simulation software for years now. This design is part of the Aircraft Factory range, which faithfully recreates aircraft at the standards the game sets, giving you something more akin to the traditional flight simulation experience from the series. Read more...
- Media Format
- Immediate Download
- Microsoft Flight Simulator X
- File size
- 85 MB
- A2A Simulations
If you aren’t looking for something that totally changes the fundamentals of air flight to add in more depth, and more difficulty, then this is the place to get started. It’s gripping and extremely fun to fly in and can easily just be hopped into and taken off in.
About The Aircraft
Aircraft tend to come with a passionate, lovable nickname from their main pilots – and with the F4U Corsair this was definitely the case. Otherwise known as a variety of things like the Hose Nose, the Bent-Wing Bird or the Sweetheart, the F4U Corsair was a faithful and well liked aircraft that more than served its time many years ago as one of the prominent aircraft of its day. Solid and well-liked by those who actually flew one in the skies, it could weigh anything from 41/2-7 tons. This made it a solid if rather unspectacular plane to take to the skies with – but it was still appreciated for its quirky nature and charming design.
However, take away all of the names and the platitudes about a nice design and being a pleasure to fly, and you are left with an aircraft that carries a vicious record in combat. It’s estimated that come the end of the Second World War, the F4U Corsair carries a kill/death ratio of roughly 11/1. This means that for every Corsair taken down, they would take down eleven enemy fighters!
A genuine killing machine that was made for combat, it’s consignment to the Marines made it one of the elite members of the air forces during the Second World War and even today dewy-eyed veterans will speak of her in the kindest of terms. Easily considered as the finest aerial fighter of the Second World War, it had better climbing abilities than the likes of the Mustang, and even at mid-level altitudes could outstrip reputed flight models for pace and power.
Although today a model like this wouldn’t even get a look in due to the various design flaws, back in the Second World War the designs were far more “in the moment” and this led to the creation of some very strange yet powerful creations.
The F4U Corsair
One of the best parts about using a flight simulator is the ability to take a trip down memory lane and fly some of the aircraft of previous eras that we can no longer get access to. The ability to see old planes that were, for their time, the peak of aerial technology is something that enthusiasts and experts alike simply love doing. This recreation of the F4U Corsair is a fine blend between reality and enjoyment. If you want to fly a Corsair remake that has the hallmarks, features and attributes of the real thing without going overboard then this is for you.
It takes the shape, style & personality of the F4U Corsair and remakes it using all of the research and information available. By first-hand accounts of Second World War documentaries and hours of revision and footage used, this is a real representation of every feature & asset that FSX can handle. However, the Aircraft Factory package prioritizes enjoyment over changed features so this does not bring weaponry or anything to the fore – instead, you get a specifically recreated model of the famous F4U Corsair to fly instead. If you want to take to the skies in one of the most prominent fighters of all-time, then this is the most accurate and fair representation you will find for any flight simulator.
The main fighter used within the conflicts over the Pacific Theatre, the F4U Corsair is a legendary aircraft that has seen its fair share of battles over the years. If you want to use one of the world’s premium air fighters then this is the place to get started – it’s a faithful remake of the entire aircraft from the tiniest features to the most distinctive details
Gain access to three different models of the F4U Corsair brand – the F4U-1A, F4U-1C and F4U-1D models are included to give you maximum control over what you will be flying and what you enjoy the most. Each model comes with its own features and improvements giving you more choice than you bargain for!
Huge amounts of work has gone into creating the right quality of detail of every single aspect of this aircraft. From the distinctive wings to the large nose of the plane, everything has been compared to hours of footage and hundreds of images to get every single aspect of each design provided the maximum attention that it deserves. You won’t find any rushed textures or poorly represented parts of the F4U brand here – everything has been truly recreated as it would have been on the real thing
Animated pilots have been included as you fly so that you can see just how the plane should look in real-life. Somebody has to fly the plane and this realistic looking recreation of a WW2 pilot should give you even more authenticity!
A classic selection of sounds have been included to give you real sounds that you would hear sputtering from a WW2 engine – especially the comical F4U Corsair series! If you want accuracy then the sounds will blend in with the design perfectly
High-end texturing included to make sure that the plane looks at its very best – this pushes the graphics engine to its very limits, giving you maximum control over your aircraft while you fly around the skies in this monster of an aircraft
Accurately designed in terms of specifications & performance – the closest thing to the real F4U Corsair that you can get today
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Chance Vought F4U Corsair is your bull to ride. That's just what it's like to fly the brute; bull riding. Ground handling is easy, with good visibility and eager engine. From the center line, push down the tail wheel lock on your left. Be careful not to fold the wings with the wrong handle. Don't need the drop tank? Convenient switch on the panel drops it. 50 inches and a lot of right rudder lifts the bull at 115 indicated. Keeping airspeed above 150, throttle back to 45 to climb to traffic pattern altitude and for pattern turns. I'm using below 160 for gear speed and 150 for flap speed. That's the basics. Now the warning. Low speed turns will stall spin kill. Keep your power up, keep your speed up, and try to give yourself 5 mile final approach. Slow her down, close cowl flaps, gear speed, trim, flaps, trim. Main wheel kiss is ok, one bounce ain't so bad. Let her slow, tail wheel kiss, raise flaps, 50 inches and do it again. Leaving the pattern, climb performance at 50 inches, full propeller, ain't bad either averaging over 3000 feet per minute through 20,000. Aerobatics, regardless of altitude, requires jet fighter plane air speeds. Never go below 250 indicated or risk the stall spin that kills. The Corsair is fast and fine in a straight line. Buy this bull and fly it. Compare it to the Mustang, Focke Wulf, Thunderbolt, Zero, or Bf109. F4U Corsair scares me
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