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Old Apr 02, 2005, 12:39 AM
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Parkzone P-51

Does anyone have the parkzone P-51 or any thoughts on it?







http://www.parkzone.com/Products/Def...ProdID=PKZ1500

I'm looking at getting it in a few months as a second plane after I get a LOT better with my Electrafun XP. What do you guys think?
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Old Apr 02, 2005, 07:42 AM
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Damn, that looks a lot better than I thought it would.
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Old Apr 02, 2005, 10:45 AM
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Wow! Great looking plane! I think Parkzone's planes are looking much better than the competition. I think their J3-cub is really nice looking too and I hear flys good.

I'd be interested in how this P-51 flies.

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Old Apr 02, 2005, 12:44 PM
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So where is the landing gear? In retract?

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Old Apr 02, 2005, 12:47 PM
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Yeah, I must agree with the looks, very nice and the wing span, almost 40 inches such that you have more wing area to support the heavier brushed 480 motor. Should be a nice flyer....

The only thing is the custom 27MHz transmitter and RX such that if you are in a park with those other 27MHz and perhaps R/C truck/car models you might find it very unpleasant trying to fly the model with perhaps less than glitch free experience, unless someone out there has more information about the gear that these nice looking models come with????

Anyone???
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Old Apr 02, 2005, 12:49 PM
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So where is the landing gear? In retract?

Ed
Ed,

I don't think the P-51 comes with landing gear, it is a belly flopper
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Old Apr 02, 2005, 01:06 PM
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Ed,

Here's your answer to your question about main landing gear! Notice it is a belly flopper and the servo control rods have protective wing ducts.
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Old Apr 02, 2005, 01:13 PM
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Of course, one thing that I am not sure on with the Power Setup is those 7-cells ??? Not knowing what gearbox ratio nor the type (Size Diameter, Pitch) propeller the RTF comes with....I don't know if those 7-cells will be enough Prop. RPM (Air Speed), especially when you kick the switch for quicker turning and responsive manuvers. If you don't throttle up you may stall this model in a heart beat.....

I wish someone can find out the gearbox ratio and propeller type. I personally would fly her with no less than 8-cells!
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EDIT: Forget the above posting!!! I can not count round cells.....9-cells that come with this model is plenty for Prop. RPM and therefore this model will not suffer any lack of air speed! Those tiny "scale" ailerons will certainly roll this model with no problem!

Carlos
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Old Apr 02, 2005, 01:19 PM
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Nice detail!!

Okay, I sure hope it comes with that pilot figure but, if not no big deal....

For $225.00(US) this is the most detailed and nice looking model (With almost 40 inch wing span) that I have come across!

You get all this gear!

Carlos
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Old Apr 02, 2005, 01:36 PM
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Why doesn't the Stryker use the 9 cell battery? The two planes use the exact electronics, minus the elevon mixing.
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Old Apr 02, 2005, 01:40 PM
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Why doesn't the Stryker use the 9 cell battery? The two planes use the exact electronics, minus the elevon mixing.
I had no idea...my buddy bought the "RTF" version of that Stryker and he is using Thunder Power (6C) 2100mAH, 3S1P, Li-POLYs and it has transformed that Styker to a very able model even in high winds. The 7-cells IMO are marginal at best for a sweap back 48 inch wing span model that the Styker is.

The Mustang is a direct drive? Hum....The advertisement and specification says comes with a gearbox and the 480 brushed motor....
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Why doesn't the Stryker use the 9 cell battery? The two planes use the exact electronics, minus the elevon mixing.
Oh, I see....yes, I would imagine that you can fly this 9-cell pack in the Stryker with very good results and much more prop. RPM thus Air Speed. If you can get the "HECELS" Ni-MH's that were the best batteries before Li-POLYs got real popular then, you can get both worlds....

HECELS came in the 4/5A size with 1,100mAH, Ni-MH's and very good AMP delivery!

I fly my Slow Stick with an ASTRO FLIGHT 010, 14-turn (3.75:1 ratio with stock prop.) and get 25 minutes of late afternoon / night time flying with the 8-cell HECEL battery pack!
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Old Apr 02, 2005, 01:54 PM
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Yeah, that would seal the deal for me if it had landing gear.

Nick


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Ed,

I don't think the P-51 comes with landing gear, it is a belly flopper
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Old Apr 02, 2005, 02:05 PM
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Yeah, that would seal the deal for me if it had landing gear.

Nick
Depending on the type of Foam used on that wing, I would imagine that you can use GWS main landing gear parts (Black plastic) and perhaps a more robust wire thickness and you are in business ROG off the ground on smooth surface or short grass....

Carlos
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Old Apr 02, 2005, 02:43 PM
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Yet ParkZone released another model just recently called the Typhoon 3D RTF. This model include a 72 MHZ radio system with 4 channels and a seperate receiver and speed control along with industry standard 3 Wire servos

ParkZone Typhoon 3D

Suggest retail from ParkZone is 269.00 with a purchase price of about 220.00 from Horizon Hobby.


So maybe all the complaining about ParkZone previous electronics package may have done some good.

Now If ParkZone would include some of these features on the P51 then they might have something.

My only questions are.

Can Hitec servos be substituted for the ParkZone 3 wire servos for infield repairs.

Can consumers swap out the crystal in the receiver so that they can use their Hitec or Futaba radios if they want so they do nto have to carry multiple radios to the field?

Has parkzone targeted the problems with the previous chargers false peaking thus not fully charging the packs???
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