Young C. Park dedicated 10 years to the making of three incredible model aircraft. This take-apart 1/16 scale F4U-D Corsair was his second model. This Corsair is fully paneled, but made in four sections like the original plane. As such, the model can be disassembled, and the motor removed to show the internal components. The model was completely hand fabricated from aluminum and brass, and is detailed down to the hydraulic lines and functional control cables to the rudder, elevator and ailerons. The wings actually fold, the wheels and hook retract, and the controls work.
In 2005, Young Park graciously donated this second 1/16 scale Corsair model to the Miniature Engineering Craftsmanship Museum in Carlsbad, CA. Additionally, Mr. Park also compiled a collection of photos and historical data on the Corsair into a binder, detailing his construction process throughout. This was also donated to the museum for viewing alongside the models themselves. Young C. Park also won the Joe Martin Foundation’s Craftsman of the Year Award for 2002.
Exhibit added: June 1, 2003 - Last modified: August 11, 2023