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Old Jan 28, 2014, 11:08 PM
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P-51 Miss America! Aircore by Flyzone

All I can say is WOW!

My father (Mithrandir) managed to score me a Flyzone P51 in Miss America Colors.
I can't believe what a blast this little Mustang is to fly.


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Below I'm going to do a little introduction to the mustang, from unboxing, to assemble, and to getting the plane in the Air...
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Old Jan 28, 2014, 11:31 PM
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sweet! this little warbird is certainly addictive to fly!!
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Old Jan 28, 2014, 11:55 PM
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Unboxing and assembly

First off, the idea with the Aircore line of models is the ability to fly your own little warbird, capable of flight in a small location, such as a grass school playground, without the labour of building different airplanes. With the Aircore Power Core, any and every one of the Aircore airplanes can be flown by just simply installing the Power Core in the desired airframe

The Aircore Power Core is a small, light platform that has the motor, speed control, battery mount, and all the servos in place. It is universal, as it magneticalls locks into any of the Aircore airframes.

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This allows you to choose any of the numerous airframes, and fly any one of them that you desire.
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Old Jan 28, 2014, 11:57 PM
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Next up is the Airframes. The wings are also magnetically held in place, with a small insert-tab at the leading edge, making sure the wings stay alined and in place. The important part of getting the wings in place is getting the push-rods from the ailerons into their needed location. This is easily done by pusing them into the hooks shown in picture 5.This makes sure that the Power Core easily connects with said push-rods.

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Old Jan 29, 2014, 12:16 AM
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After installing the wings, the next step is putting the Power Core into its correct place. The push-rods are all magentically connected, and the way to ensure that the Power Core is in its correct place is by:
- Making sure that all the control surfaces are in the neutral position. If not, try moving the Power Core forward in the airframe.
- Check that the housing for the propeller is reaching further then the front of the airframe, because if not, the Power Core is not in its correct position. Picture 7shows this.

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Old Jan 29, 2014, 12:19 AM
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Setting the propeller into place is very simple. Check photo 7 above to ensure the Power Core is in its correct place, then just snap the prop into place! One of the great features about this plane is that if the prop recieves too much load from something, it will pop off, ensuring no damage is done to the propeller or the Power Core.

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Old Jan 29, 2014, 12:25 AM
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Finally, the last step is really varying on where the plane will be taking off and landing. The tough contruction can easily handle grass for smooth belly landings at the local park, but the sturdy landing gear easily support the airframe for landing on concrete and asphalt. The landing gear very securly slide, then snap into place. And they just as easily are removed, making this already amazing airplane, even more versatile.

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Old Jan 29, 2014, 12:33 AM
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Now that assembly is comeplete, you now have a fully built Aircore Model Plane. Something that is very rare with small airplanes of this type is sturdy, smooth flight. This plane is an excellent example of how a plane this size should fly. It has a very impressive amount of power, flys very nicely, and it looks amazing in the air, especially with some low fly-bys.I loved it so much that within 2 days of having it, I was flying as fast as I could get the batteries charged. Listed below is the links for this system.

Aircore Airframe (Miss America P-51)
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXDNNU&P=ML

The Power Core, universal with every Aircore Airframe
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXDNNP&P=V

Flyzone Aircore LiPo 2S 7.4V 250mAh 20C Battery
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXDNUX&P=M

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Old Jan 29, 2014, 12:37 AM
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Here is just a 5 second vid off an iPhone... we will try to get more and improved video this weekend.

aircore 01 (0 min 5 sec)



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Old Jan 29, 2014, 12:28 PM
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Having dealt with planes that have the same kind of prop attachment and spending quite a bit of time trying to find props that popped off midair I wanted to ask if flyzone did a better job?
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Old Jan 29, 2014, 03:28 PM
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Yes, I've flown it a good 30+ times and never had a prop pop off mid air, and since the Spinner is attached to the prop, when it pops off on the ground its pretty simple to find. And worse case scenario, if you do lose the prop, spares can be purchased from towerhobbies.com
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Old Jan 29, 2014, 03:48 PM
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The prop only seems to pop off during belly landings on grass... really effective Prop-Saver actually...
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Old Jan 29, 2014, 04:28 PM
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So tempted to get a cathy/aircore/ttx404.... hey honeyyyyyyy, can I have some money?
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Old Jan 30, 2014, 11:19 AM
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Having been in the hobby for 40 years, I have gotten a little jaded about certain things.. like small planes.... everyone knows little planes are tippy rocks....

NOT this plane.... I was really s'prised that it flies like a much larger plane... Pleased that it flies like a larger plane...
the designers did a good job matching the speed and size so that for my (50 year old) eyes it doesn't get out of sight in 1.3 seconds....

a really well balanced overall design....

Thumbs Up!
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Old Feb 02, 2014, 10:48 AM
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For those who can't get enough AirCore, be advise that there are at least 5 locations to read about these planes, including flight reviews:
Electric Airplanes; Micro ready to fly; Question: Aircore Planes
Electric Airplanes; Micro ready to fly; Discussion AirCore Modular Aircraft System (AnyLink 2s Micro)
Electric Airplanes; Parkflyers; Mini-review: Flyzone AirCore Review
Electric Airplanes; Electric Warbirds; Flyzone AirCore Model Warbirds
Electric Airplanes; Foamies (kits); Discussion P-51 Miss America
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