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Old Sep 05, 2013, 05:13 AM
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E-Flite P-51D Mustang 280 BNF Basic

looks nice at last a new brushless Warbird

cheers chuck

P-51D Mustang 280 BNF Basic

Key Features

Minimal assembly required
Accurate outline and a high level of scale detail
Potent power system includes a BL280, 1800Kv outrunner
Includes an E-flite® 450mAh 11.1V 3S 30C Li-Po battery with JST connector
High-speed digital servos and Spektrum™ DSMX® Nanolite 6-channel receiver installed
Magnetic battery hatch and bolt-in wing
Ready to bind to your DSM2®/DSMX transmitter
Custom propeller and matching scale shaped spinner installed

Overview

When it comes to getting a great warbird experience, arguably there are few fighters that compare with the history or performance of the North American P-51D Mustang. The E-flite® P-51D Mustang 280 captures the spirit and realism of the original as a fun-to-fly fighter you can fly at a small field or park. Created using durable, smoothly-molded foam material, the P-51D Mustang 280 comes out of the box completely painted with detailed markings of George Preddy’s famous “Cripes A’ Mighty 3rd”. The fit and finish of this nimble electric, 4-channel warbird has been painstakingly engineered, maintaining a true to scale outline to achieve formidable flight performance.

The beauty of this E-flite RC replica is that you can enjoy a great warbird experience in no time at all. All that’s left to do is bolt the wing to the fuselage, connect the included 3S Li-Po battery, bind to your favorite DSM2®/DSMX® compatible transmitter and fly. When you’re done for the day, mount the airplane on the included static display stand and proudly show off the airplane at your home or office.


Product Specifications

Wingspan: 25.5 in (650mm)
Overall Length: 22.1 in (560mm)
Wing Area: 117 sq. in. (7.55 sq. dm.)
Flying Weight: 7.40-8.30 oz (210-235 g)
Motor Size: 280-size brushless outrunner (installed)
Radio: 4+ channel DSM2/DSMX transmitter (required)
Servos: (3) 3.5-gram digital sub-micro servos (installed)
CG (center of gravity): 1.26-1.54 in (32-29mm) back from leading edge wing fillet
Wing Loading: 9.1-10.2 oz/sq ft
Prop Size: 6.8 x 3.5 Electric (installed)
Spinner Size: 1.57 in (40mm)
Speed Control : 10-amp brushless (installed)
Recommended Battery: 11.1V 3S 430-480mAh LiPo (included)
Flaps: No
Retracts: No
Control Throw (Ailerons): Low: 7mm up/down, 20% expo; High: 10mm up/down 25% expo
Control Throw (Elevator): Low: 4mm up/down, 15% up expo, 0% down expo; High: 9mm up/down, 25% up expo, 15% down expo
Control Throw (Rudder): 10mm right/left, 15% expo
Approx. Flying Duration: 7 minutes
Minimum Age Recommendation: 14 years
Experience Level: Intermediate
Recommended Environment: Indoor/Outdoor
Is Assembly Required: No

Needed to Complete

Recommended
- 4+ channel DSM2- or DSMX-compatible transmitter with programmable dual rates and expo
- Charger for 3S LiPo flight pack





















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Old Sep 05, 2013, 05:18 AM
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Oeh that`s a nice plane!

So when will we see an introduction video with this plane?
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Old Sep 05, 2013, 05:31 AM
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Excellent news
... a follow-on from the E-flight bnf basic Zero

I hope however that HH have learned from the experiences reported with the Zero
The zero had major problems out of the box
... but when sorted, the Zero flies remarkabley well, and is a real star.

I'll be placing my order soonest.

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Old Sep 05, 2013, 09:36 AM
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Wow it looks great!! My son was hoping for a new blue nose Mustang and here it appears!!

Look forward to your review Chuck - we have only been in this hobby for a little over a month and we have enjoyed your enthusiastic reviews - this will be our 12th Horizon Hobby plane and 4th P-51!!!
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Old Sep 05, 2013, 09:39 AM
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I am so IN--I'm originally from Greensboro, Preddy's hometown, to boot.
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Old Sep 05, 2013, 11:06 AM
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Great write-up, Chuck!
This is a gorgeous looking little plane... but am I the only one who is dying for a P-51B in the foamy/parkflyer world?
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Old Sep 05, 2013, 12:13 PM
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This is a gorgeous looking little plane... but am I the only one who is dying for a P-51B in the foamy/parkflyer world?
Nope, your not alone...
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Old Sep 05, 2013, 12:27 PM
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Make that 3 of us.

Grady that is cool! I hope he is recognized with a monument or something. Preddy should have streets and schools named in his honor at the very least.
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Old Sep 05, 2013, 12:59 PM
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It says bolt on wing? Does that mean the oring is out now?
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Old Sep 05, 2013, 01:40 PM
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Yes the wing bolts on with a machine screw.

The plane flies great and has alot of power on the 3 cell system.

Video should be up in the next day or so.....

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Old Sep 05, 2013, 02:03 PM
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Make that 3 of us.

Grady that is cool! I hope he is recognized with a monument or something. Preddy should have streets and schools named in his honor at the very least.
Preddy Blvd. is one of the main streets in town and was dedicated around 1968 or so with a pretty impressive ceremony. I was about 7, so it made an impression. In addition to being the top Mustang ace he's still remembered for how low he'd fly--some of his gun camera and recon photos look like they were taken at ground level!
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Old Sep 05, 2013, 03:42 PM
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Drooling big-time..........but curious why no AS3X.......

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Old Sep 05, 2013, 04:05 PM
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Why does the horizantal stabilizer look so off inthat view?
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Old Sep 05, 2013, 04:44 PM
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Drooling big-time..........but curious why no AS3X.......

probably because its big enough to handle wind decently
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Old Sep 05, 2013, 05:09 PM
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probably because its big enough to handle wind decently
Well.........ummmmmm.........it's much smaller than the Visionaire, which has AS3X.

I'm not saying that this 280 Size Mustang NEEDS to have AS3X, but I do think that it would usefully increase its wind-handling envelope.

Just wonder what the thought process was.

Don't believe that its 280 size totally answers the question.

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