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Robert Odegaard prepares to take his Goodyear F2G-1 Corsair for an early morning test flight.  This plane is now an "unlimited" racer that competes at Reno.  Mr. Odegaard restored the plane to flying condition in 1996-1998.  There were were over 5,500 Corsairs built -- Vought built 2814, Goodyear built 2010, and Brewster built 735 -- but there were only ten Goodyear model F2G Corsairs built.  This is the only F2G still flying.


The F2G series was powered by a 3000 hp Pratt & Whitney R-4360 four row radial.  This was the most powerful engine installed in the Corsair series.  While most Corsairs had a birdcage style canopy, the F2G series had a distinctive bubble canopy borrowed from the Republic P-47D Thunderbolt.  Vought was the original manufacturer of the Corsair.