Hobby King P-51D Mustang Plug-n-Fly (USA Warehouse)
The HobbyKing Brushless P-51D Mustang comes ready to fly. All you need to include is your own radio, receiver and battery. Everything else is included. This particular model has received rave reviews from several magazines. And its not hard to understand why when you notice the detail and quality of the kit. The P51D comes 97% pre-built and all you need to do is screw in main wing, tail assembly and plug in the landing gear.
I just recently purchased this airplane from the USA warehouse. I got it within a reasonable amount of time. I’*m a big helicopter freak but this airplane is very nice in terms of size, details and performance and from what I’*ve read and seen on you tube, it makes for a good beginner model. I can’*t wait to test it. My only question is depending on what I break, does anyone know if you can reorder specific parts for it? I’*m almost certain that I will have to use a little ingenuity if I break a wing or something along those lines but just thought I would ask ahead of time thx.
Hobby King does carry a number of replacement parts for this plane. You would order them from the international warehouse. A couple of those parts are:
1) 2 replacement props and spinner SKU B5041
2) replacement vert, stabilizer SKU P-51PNP-ELV
3) replacement landing gear SKU B5051
bigdog100 I've never hand launched this one before as I've always flown it with the landing gear on the plane. I'm sure it would hand launch fine though as it has a lot of trust with that big 4 blade prop.
I ended up getting the parkzone corsair landing gear. Had to bend them a bit here and there. Also had to trim a bit off of them. After the small mods they fit nicely in the mustang gear holders and are much stronger.
I havent flown a pkz p-28 but this plane flyies great. it would be a great plane to teach your son on. it also flyies slow great. if you get it i would do the canopy mod to fit bigger batteries and get the cg right. look it up on youtube
My son cut his teeth on this as his first low wing. It's so light that it floats well for a mustang. I bought him the art-tech corsair after the mustang, and it's even more of a floater. I'd consider the art-tech corsair as a definite must for a first low wing. Very docile and forgiving.
I agree with bixler. There are many folks, including myself, who have updated to a 10X8 Parkzone Propeller (the one used on Super Cub). Gives it a tad more zip, but not hard on electronics. You just have to mod the spinner a bit.
Yeah I have been flying it now with the 10x8 parkzone prop and the parkzone mustang green and yellow spinner. No modifications required, just screws on and performs much better than the original 4 blade.
That is the beauty of this airplane. The landing gear are easily slipped out and in, also when they are in place it is a strong fitting. I like to fly without the landing gear. The wheels do not work well on grass, or matted down grass, better on concrete.
I just uploaded the manual...click on the files tab next to videos. I recommend you check out "RC Groups" rcgroups(dot)com thread ID t=680471 or search for H0bby-L0bby Mustang (replace the zeros with o's) Lots' of good info on this bird as far as mods/power systems that are good for this air frame.
This is good stable flying airplane. I recommend it to the flyer who wishes to move off the trainer and into their first low wing airplane. It is also an easy build and you will have lots of fun with it.
For the more experienced pilot if you wish to fly inverted feed more elevator down trim and then fly inverted the plane has a tendency to dive when flying inverted.
All in all...I have crashed this plane 3 times and it still in structurally good shape and a great go to airplane.
with stock motor mount I recommend the TURNIGY Bell 2409 1600kv Outrunner with 7x5 apc prop and 35A ESC.
I ended up going with a 35-30A 1700kv outrunner with 8x4 apc and 40A ESC though I had to mod the firewall mount to fit the X style motor mount.
Not sure what type of foam, but very reparable if you have a mishap. Recently went cherry picking with my P-51D and banged up the nose a bit...screwed in new (extra) motor mount, ordered the new cowl form HK and good as new.
Use this batt with a 9x6 prop is an amazing setup. I have found it almost impossible to stall, super slow landings, flys like a glider with power ddown and some up elevator. can get a brief hover and tail spins great with lots of rudder.
jestin, this plane flies great! I fly mine at least 2-3 times a week that's how much I enjoy flying this plane...as far as the steerable tail wheel, a simple mod using a push rod connected from the rudder to the wheel will fix that problem. check out my second video from the video tab above.
For a plane that one wishes to break into after having stick time on a trainer this is a great park flyer. It is not very fast, nor is it a floater. It does very basic aerobatics, and flies very scale. I think you will enjoy it very much.
I agree that it does not steer well, but if you take off the wheels and fly it that way it looks really cool in the air. Just one toss and it is flying (full throttle of course). Also the Turnigy 1300 mah batteries fit perfectly in the battery compartme
Thanks! yes, the nose is the only access point to remove the motor. You need to remove the spinner and carefully remove the red cowl...it's glued on, I used an x-acto knife to remove and then replaced it with some small self tapping screws. One very weak point on this plane is the motor mount, I made my own after that video you saw. I recommend going through this thread in RC Groups as it proved to be very handy for mods: www.link
here you will see a member post with the canopy mod video: www.link
Awesome !!!!...Thanx again for the quick response.Checked out the the link...Also very cool. Going to be Hot Rodding this bad boy soon. If you shoot any more Vids, Let me know, As I not only enjoy Flying this Plane but enjoy Vidz of others flying or Modding this Plain :-)
Ordered last Saturday this plane - no status update even it shows 10 stock - got a tracking number, but USPS hasn't received the package yet - ordered the same time from HK via EMS - already arrived yesterday! What's going on? People report a 3 day turn-around-time, can not confirm that.
Thanks for getting back to me...I actually received this plane yesterday (10/30/2010)and I was actually able to fit a couple of my 1800 packs, I found that as long as your battery is no more than 100mm long by 22mm wide you are just able to fit it through and slide in to place in the groove where the original esc is placed I added a new 30A brushless esc and placed it on the wall of the plane right down where the hatch opens...CG is right on as long as the battery is slid all the way back. I'll be posting a video of my maiden soon.
Ordered one, waiting for it, now. Have a buddy code for it, if anybody is interested. :)
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Awesome little mustang. This was actually one of the first planes I learned to fly on. Very forgiving, but still fun to fly. I got easy 10 minute flights on a charge. Cant beat the way a mustang looks flying through the air!
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Got mine last year and can't say enough good things about it. For what I paid for a Parkzone mustang, I could've bought 2 of these. These Mustangs fly as good as the PKZ one and have a rudder on them. My mustang is still flying. I might have to get another one because the paint is wearing off. Take my advice and get one. They're fantastic.
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This is a nice little plane and it flies great, except it doesn't any steerable tail gear, so I have to modify it to be able to taxi on the runway. The other thing I don't like is the propeller, it is a little flimsy after a rough landing, the prop was chewed up in pieces. It came with two propellers, but I used it all up need to have a tougher two blade prop....
Received 5 days after order! Very good quality. NO glue needed - everything is hold in place with screws. It's a bit smaller than the PZ T-28 but what a beauty. For the price it's a real deal! A great plane for my collection. Can't wait to fly it, but it's raining in SoCal at the moment.
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great plane , flys as good as parkzone p 51.
just be careful about scale take offs and landings
prop is easy to break as it is a little low to the ground.
thinking about taking gear off and just flair in on grass.
could use a little more power but not bad as is.flys easy
like a trainer. steerable tail wheel would be nice.
cant beat it for the price. good job HK on this one!!