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Old Aug 26, 2010, 11:24 AM
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New Product
E-Flite's New P-51B Platinum Series Mustang.

http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...ProdID=EFL4575

P-51B Mustang 32e ARF

Wingspan: 52.0 in (1320mm)
Overall Length: 45.5 in (1160mm)
Wing Area: 460 sq in (29.8 sq dm)
Flying Weight: 5.25 - 6.00 lb (2.40 - 2.70 kg)
Motor Size: Power 32
Radio: 5+ channels (7+ channels for all functions)
Servos: Required: 6 micro servos (35 ounces torque); Maximum: 6 micro servos (35 ounces torque) and 2 sub micro servos (13 ounces of torque)
Trim Scheme Colors: Olive Drab and Grey
Prop Size: 13x6.5E
Spinner Size: 3 inch P-51 shape
Hardware Included: Yes
Speed Control : 60A ESC
Recommended Battery: 4S 14.4V 3300mAh 30C Li-Po
Flaps: Yes
Retracts: Optional
Approx. Flying Duration: 8 minutes
Scale: Yes
Experience Level: Advanced
Recommended Environment: Outdoor
Assembly Time: 10-15 Hours
Is Assembly Required: Yes


Key Features
Platinum Series planes deliver enhanced features and meticulous attention to detail
Fully-sheeted wings and horizontal stab
Flush-mount painted fiberglass cowl
Airfoil-shaped tail surfaces
Pocket-hinged ailerons, elevator, rudder and flaps
Bolt-on compatibility with E-flite Power 25 and Power 32 BL motors
Magnetic belly scoop designed to conceal wing bolts
4 different nose art decal sets - sold separately
Optional bombs and drop tanks - sold separately
Optional 4-bladed display prop - sold separately
Optional electric retracts - sold separately
Overview
The P-51B Mustang was the first Mustang to match North American’s sleek airframe with the awesome power of a Rolls-Royce Merlin engine. It was this Mustang that gave the Allies their first truly capable bomber escort and Luftwaffe pilots their first taste of things to come. The E-flite Platinum Series P-51B Mustang 32e ARF expertly captures the look and feel of this landmark WWII fighter with a scale outline so faithful to form as to be practically indistinguishable from the real thing. Every detail has been pushed to the limits of model size and engineering with features like concealed pocket hinges, airfoil-shaped tail surfaces and a painted fiberglass cowl that blends seamlessly into fuselage. You can push the scale realism even further with options like electric main retracts and mechanical retractable tail wheel, a static 4-bladed prop and functional bomb/drop tank wing mounts. The model has been designed to accept all of these options with minimal modification. And when you’re done, you will have a competition-level scale Mustang that will make every flight unforgettable.

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http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...FL4575#quickMM
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Old Aug 26, 2010, 11:25 AM
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looks FANTASTIC but there new prices are killing me
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Old Aug 26, 2010, 11:26 AM
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plus the 4 bladed prop is a "display" prop, and sold seperatly
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Old Aug 26, 2010, 11:28 AM
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Keep in mind the engineering in theis kit as well as the complexity of the build is far beyond anything ever offered in this size or weight category. You can't get something for nothing.

I understand it isn't cheap, but we are not known for low cost models in this category. They are top notch and have some features you can not get anywhere else.

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Old Aug 26, 2010, 11:32 AM
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I personally think that this plane is beautiful. I am not a Mustang fan but this is my favorite out of all of them. With all the options you and your team have put into this plane what you are asking is not unreasonable. I would gladly pay it if I had a club or something other than a park to fly in. I think it is a wonderful addition to the Horizon line and I hope it does well enough to warrant more planes in the Platinum line.
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Old Aug 26, 2010, 11:33 AM
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In the last year I have found that you get what you pay for when it comes to Quality and reliability.
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I will have one by the time you Visit again. You'll fly mine(if your a good boy).
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Old Aug 26, 2010, 11:34 AM
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Keep in mind the engineering in theis kit as well as the complexity of the build is far beyond anything ever offered in this size or weight category. You can't get something for nothing.

I understand it isn't cheap, but we are not known for low cost models in this category. They are top notch and have some features you can not get anywhere else.

John
I know, its just hard to swallow.
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Old Aug 26, 2010, 11:39 AM
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Gorgeous plane John!!! Specs are great. I hope to have on n my hangar.
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Old Aug 26, 2010, 11:41 AM
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In the last year I have found that you get what you pay for when it comes to Quality and reliability.
MERLIN
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I will have one by the time you Visit again. You'll fly mine(if your a good boy).
As long as you don't do that "Hold this for me" no look pass I will gladly welcome it.
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Old Aug 26, 2010, 12:04 PM
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As long as you don't do that "Hold this for me" no look pass I will gladly welcome it.
LOL! Sounds like this has happened before.

John, Do you know when we might have a video on this baby yet? Also, which retractable tail wheel do you guys recommend and are there any pics going to be posted of the battery compartment?
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Old Aug 26, 2010, 12:11 PM
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Yeah, it has. Thankfully it was on a low stress plane I had flown before.
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Old Aug 26, 2010, 01:06 PM
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The tail wheel is the Robart 122 mini tail wheel. We have the mount in it but you have to do the rest fo the work. Unfortunately we have to draw the line somewhere.

Video will probably be another two weeks. Our videographer is out this week.

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Old Aug 26, 2010, 01:17 PM
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It looks like the top front of the Fuselage is the battery comp(I hope).
I hate to remove wings to get to the battery!
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Old Aug 26, 2010, 01:30 PM
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It looks like the top front of the Fuselage is the battery comp(I hope).
I hate to remove wings to get to the battery!
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from the back of the cowl to the nose cone hey? I would hope so, otherwise it would be a pain to change them out.
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Old Aug 26, 2010, 02:23 PM
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from the back of the cowl to the nose cone hey? I would hope so, otherwise it would be a pain to change them out.
I've had 2 planes that needed a screwdriver to change batteries and Unlike some other guys I refuse to carry and electric one to the field LOL.
I think I see a seam in the photos that would indicate a hatch.
MERLIN
I knew a guy who wanted to try magnets to hold the wing on.
My stomach still hurts.
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