The P-40 Warhawk saw action in many theatres in WW2, including the Mediterranean, North Africa and the Pacific where it was used as both a fighter and more successfully as a ground attack aircraft. Most famously, the P-40 was used by the Chinese Flying Tiger squadron flown by US pilots, the success of this squadron against the Japanese airforce in China, even against the feared Zero, made them household names around the world.
This P-40 Warhawk is simply huge for a foam model! Being EPO, it is as tough as you would expect but at the same time, the moulded detailing is simply amazing. Despite it's size, this Warhawk should be easy to transport with it's removable 1pc wing and removable tailplane. The plastic moulded part details, like the very scale exhaust stubs, 3 blade prop/spinner, bomb cradle, .50 Cal machine guns, cockpit detail just go on and on and make for a stunning scale model.
This version serve's as both a "crash kit" just in case and as a basic airframe for those wanting to use their own equipment. The electric twist and turn retract/gear door assembly's and tailwheel assembly are included, as is the gear door/retract sequencer. You also get the scale prop/spinner and a shaft adapter. This is a reasonably involved assembly for a foamie and it will be important to choose your power train and RC equipment carefully, done properly, the end result as an impressive looking and superb flying scale warbird.
says it requires at least a 6ch so you will have to get the radio and receiver. planes come 3 ways RTF ready to fly meens it has everything you need,PNP plug and play need receiver,transmitter and battery, ARF almost ready to fly meens you need most electronics.
Somebody experienced who has bought this & installed motor, ESC, servos etc please list the parts you used and which you'd use if you were doing it again. Details please - eg there are a numerous 50-60 outrunners here, which KVA ? etc etc.
It should be pretty straight forward. Attach the motor to the motor mount, the mount to the plane, then attach the prop... Maybe i can elaborate if you tell me in detail the problems you are running into.
I clicked on Acc but only thing to come up was LED lighting system. Can you please give me more info as I have 2 big warbirds (beautiful Doll P51) and both have wrecked a landing gear in each. I have had to make up gear for 1 plane and can't fly the other until I can get replacements.
HORNS, - P-40-1700 VERSUS FIRENZA....I bought both from HC and the alerons, flaps and elevarors failed prior to meiden flight. I suppose it is due to design error. I measured them and found :...moment of resistance P-40 equal 0,18 cm3 abd Firenza 1,08 cm3. .... The P-40 weight 1,7 times Firenza so considering momento of resistence and weight the Firenza horn seats is 10 times more resistante than P-40’*s. It is stupidity the HC Enginneers are not considering such elementar parametes for a safe flight. SHAME.
My P-40 arrived. Realy huge.
I read in a discussion the prop was 16x8 inch.I measured mine and found:
Diameter 16,5 inch 419,1 mm
.75 x diameter 12,375 inch 314,325 mm
Blade chord * ,75D 1,2598 inch 32 mm
height Le to Te 0,515748031 inch 13,1 mm
Sine alfa * ,75 0,409375
Alfa *,75 0,421659322 rad 24,2 degree
circunference * .75D 38,87 inch 987,48mm
Tangent 24,2 degree 0,4494
Pich 17,47 inch 443,77 mm
So the prop is 16,5 x 17,5 inch pich. Please, cceck these numbers and tell me I'm not NUTS.
OK, Your Nuts! Does it fly? Y Sweat the small stuff? Just fly it. No really, if it were a 16.5x 17.5 it would look like a cork screw. The pitch will change as it goes from the center to the tips of the prop, this is averaged to get the pitch numbers. The Diameter you just take from tip to tip. You're mind is in overdrive, just remember the KISS method. and You really R not Nutz!
My last phrase was retoric, not a question. sorry.
If you reed carefully you will see the pich was measured at 75 percent of the blade radius, as per the 'book' and it is realy 17.5 inches. At about 4000rpm we have a pich speed circa 70 mph, it's all we need.( off line I tell you I know how to design, carve and balance a prop.I've built 3 of them for my ultralight,50 x 26 for 28HP 2800rpm
The system is saying its to big???
Well if you ship in USA you dont have H2 L W2 you have H W L so i can see why they saying its to big then its not............
Not happy and particular since you have some of the 50CC planes that you can ship, please tell me why, i asked at the POST office and they don't have a rule, all you do is pay according to weight and total length , so i dont understand whats up with this here
Yes, from Squadron Signal No26: The P-40N-30-CU flown by Major Ben Peston C.O. of the 13th Pursuit Group was natural metal aircraft trimmed in Black and Orange. Preston as a Colonel would later lead the 4th Fighter Group in the Korean War and become a Mig killer. (USAF)
Nice! I goggled it.I thought it was a nice paint job but wasnt sure about its history.Thanks.
This is a real Warbird. a- The operation of gear is erratic. b- The alerons, flaps and others horns get loose before the first flight. c- The foan is not strong enough nor resilient. d- .......... z- I'm looking for an match box. I never had problems to asembly and fly foamies from multiplex, besides the price diference they are cheaper.