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Hangar 9 P-40B Warhawk 50 ARF - Electric Ready!

What a great looking new airplane from Hangar 9! The P-40B is a rare sight in the world of RC aircraft, and I love how this model is based upon two famous aircraft that fought at Pearl Harbor in 1941. Comes with decal sets for both. I know what my next electric build is going to be!


Key Features
Top quality balsa/light plywood construction
Genuine UltraCote covering
One-piece, bolt on wing
Authentic 1941 U.S. Army Air Corp trim scheme
Decals for two Warhawks that fought at Pearl Harbor
Painted fiberglass cowl with exhaust and inlet details
Spinner with cutouts for two- or three-blade props
Simulated wing guns with cooling shroud detail
Top hatch access to internally mounted switches and electronics
All hardware included


Overview
On December 7, 1941, the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor decimated the bulk of the U.S. air forces before they could even get off the ground. Still, a handful of American fighter pilots managed to make it to their planes and get into the fight. Among them were U.S. Army Air Corps lieutenants Ken Taylor and George Welch. After a harrowing drive from their barracks to Haleiwa Field, during which they were repeatedly strafed, the duo commandeered two P-40B Warhawks and flew into action against almost 200+ aircraft.

According to most accounts, Taylor and Welch shot down six Japanese attackers before returning to base to refuel and rearm. For their bravery and skill in the face of such insurmountable odds, both were awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross; the Air Corp's highest honor. Since then, their amazing story has been immortalized in countless books and two blockbuster Hollywood films.

The Hangar 9 P-40B Warhawk is a tribute to these pilots that comes out of the box covered in the trim scheme of the two fighters that flew from Haleiwa Field that fateful morning. Two decal sets are included so you can finish the trim scheme with the specific markings of either plane.



Product Specifications
Wingspan: 55.5 in (141 cm)
Overall Length: 47.8 in (121cm)
Wing Area: 530 sq. in. (34.2 sq. dm.)
Flying Weight: 6.75 - 8.00 lb (3.10 - 3.60 kg)
Engine Size: 2-stroke .46-.55, 4-stroke .72-.82, gas 4-stroke 14cc
Motor Size: Power 52
Radio: 4+ channel radio system; 5+ channels required for optional retract operation
Servos: 5 standard servos (4 standard servos for EP)
Trim Scheme Colors: UltraCote Olive Drab (U904), Gray (U882), Black (U874)
CG (center of gravity): 2-3/8 to 2-7/8 in (60-73mm) back from the leading edge of the wing at wing root
Prop Size: Evolution .52: 11 x 6; Saito .82: 14 x 6; Power 52: 15 x 7
Speed Control : 80-Amp
Recommended Battery: 18.5V 5S 5000mAh 30C Li-Po
Flaps: No
Retracts: Optional
Control Throw (Ailerons): Low: 7/16 in (11mm) up, 9/32 in (7mm) down; High: 13/16 in (20mm) up, 11/16 in (17mm) down
Control Throw (Elevator): Low: 7/16 in (11mm) up/down; High: 11/16 in (18mm) up/down
Control Throw (Rudder): Low: 1-3/16 in (30mm) right/left; High: 2 in (51mm) right/left
Minimum Age Recommendation: 14 years
Experience Level: Intermediate
Recommended Environment: Outdoor
Assembly Time: 10-15 Hours
Is Assembly Required: Yes
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