Airbrushing was done by my mate Gary (also here on this forum - have a look at his blog http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/member.php?u=57639
The weight is not a problem if you keep it under 400g - EASY !
Mazzepa1 - just go for it mate - don't worry about the landing gear
( not mine anyway LOL ) - the P51 is of a friend of mine from Poland - Tomasz vel Motylasty - wicked chap - check his website (click the picture - it's a translation by google - not very good - but just a pictures will do it justice)
Low passes with the ESA models are just a pleasure to do - even if you hit the ground - you can repair it in few minutes time - so no stress at all
I hit the concrete - straight nose down from a few meters hight at last year NATS here in UK - nose disintegrated - had it back in the air in less than 10 minutes LOL - at low settings it's almost a trainer - but flip a swich and it just goes MAD
Best of all - you can fly it in quite a strong wind - had it moving backwards once at a local hill - ratio price to fun - best from all the models I have, got my spit almost all the time in the car "just in case I get lost" coming back from shopping