View Full Version : corsair airbrakes

01-23-2005, 01:17 PM
Is it right that if u use airbrakes on the corsair the gear comes down??? or has the corsair got no airbrakes http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

01-23-2005, 01:22 PM
Yes - airbrake on the corsair is partial lowering of the main gear...nice.

01-23-2005, 01:24 PM
watch your speed, even air brakes have limitations

01-23-2005, 01:36 PM
wrong I am afraid....the manual says that the corsairs main gear is so over-built that the airbrake deployment is ok at any speed. Remember - it is only a partial lowering...it also states that the gear can be completely lowered in an emergency at 200kts indicated.

01-23-2005, 03:30 PM
Straight from the pilot's manual for the F4U-1, 1A, 1D:

Dive brake extending max speed - 260 knots (299 mph)

Dive brake retracting max speed - 350 knots (403 mph)

01-23-2005, 04:15 PM
go watch it zenos warbirds. have a vid of a hawg doing it!

01-23-2005, 04:31 PM
And the Hellcat did the same thing (with the dive brake gear). http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif At speeds somewhere over 180mph the gear on both planes wouldn't come down all the way, actuators weren't strong enough http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif . And the Hellcat only had one flap position . . . http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif . . .

Off to play . . . http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif