Toledo News - Horizon Hobby P-39 Airacobra

The E-flite P-39 Airacobra 1.2m delivers a unique warbird experience unlike any other with operating tricycle retracts, split flaps, 3-4S LiPo compatibility and the availability of optional-use SAFE Select technology that makes it easy to fly and enjoy.


Unique warbird experience

The E-flite P-39 Airacobra 1.2m delivers a unique warbird experience unlike any other with operating tricycle retracts, split flaps, 3-4S LiPo compatibility and the availability of optional-use SAFE Select technology that makes it easy to fly and enjoy.

With a streamlined design focused on carrying a centerline-mounted cannon to deliver incredible firepower with pinpoint accuracy, and as the first fighter equipped with tricycle landing gear, the Bell Aircraft P-39 Airacobra was both innovative and unique. It was one of the principal American fighters in service when the U.S. entered World War II, and also went on to be used by other Air Forces on various fronts throughout the war. The E-flite® P-39 Airacobra 1.2m is a scale replica of the unconventional fighter that's equipped with functional retractable landing gear and split flaps, plus a 3S and 4S compatible power system to deliver a unique warbird experience while also being easy to fly when it's equipped with exclusive AS3X® and SAFE® Select technologies (included with the BNF® Basic version only). The BNF version sells for $279.99 and will be available later this month.

Check out the E-flite P-39 Airacobra at Horizon Hobby

Key Features:

  • Detailed scale replica of the innovative and unique fighter flown in World War II
  • High-power 3S and 4S compatible brushless power system with 3–blade prop
  • Functional split flaps and electric retracts with steerable nose wheel
  • 6–channel control with 7 factory-installed servos and linkages
  • Spektrum™ 6–channel 2.4GHz receiver with industry-leading DSMX® technology
  • Unmatched stability and precision of AS3X® technology for smoother flight performance
  • Easy to fly with optional-use SAFE® Select flight envelope protection
  • Abundant scale detail including panel lines, exhaust stacks, removable drop tank and more
  • Factory-finished "Wahl Eye II" painted camo trim scheme with factory-applied decals
  • Large, magnetically-secured top hatch for convenient battery and electronics access
  • One-piece wing with hands-free servo/retract connection system
  • Lightweight yet durable molded EPO construction
  • Fast and easy bolt-together final assembly

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Apr 07, 2019, 12:28 PM
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Apr 10, 2019, 07:24 PM

Sticker set choice

Defiantly pre ordered this plane when It was just was announced, Scale split flaps , Yesss .I have flown the little brother for the last two years without any issues and very easily flown on 3s or 4s . One thing I keep hearing and would like to see in the future is no stickers applied to give everyone a choice, like flight line has been doing for several years.. this paint job with the exception of the blue spinner and vertical fin could accommodate at least three different choices. . and a USA pilot, this one looks like BF109 pilot. More 1200mm planes please .. FW190A or D P40B or N , ZERO BF109G 10 , Staggerwing Strega , (((Pond racer ..))). JU-88
Last edited by nsr500v; Apr 10, 2019 at 07:32 PM.
Apr 18, 2019, 07:24 PM
yank and bank!!
Good job Eflite, releasing a cool atypical plane!!!

I agree that different sticker choices would be a great idea.
Apr 26, 2019, 02:19 PM

In stock now non Gyro version

In stock as of today
Jul 21, 2019, 03:23 PM
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P-39 Maiden Video

It was a windy, calm shifty day Sunday the 21st July.

But I did maiden my P-39. First 2 flights on 3s 2200 lipos.

The third was on a 4s 2200. Much peppier, not that it was a slouch with 3s but 4s is much different, fast in fact.

Unfortunately an incoming phonemail came in just as I was landing so the landing was cut off. Other than that Don did a great job with my iPhone.

I think this little known plane will become one of my favorites, it flies great on 3s and 4s. And the SAFE mode makes windy landings a breeze NPI.


(4 min 14 sec)
Jul 22, 2019, 05:06 PM
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P-39 Flights at Guildhall Fun Flyers Club.

Don, Joe and I were up in Vermont Monday before the rain. It was great opportunity to do a comparo 3S to 4S with the P-39.

I like it both ways. 4S is much zippier and faster accelerating, but 3S feels much gentler.

This plane has SAFE and AS3X and they both work great. SAFE makes it very easy to land and take off in gusty crosswinds. And AS3X makes this 1.2 meter warbird fly much bigger.

It is quickly becoming a favorite.

Joe did a great job shooting with my iPhone. I zoom in 260% in post and reframe the video so the plane stays in frame as much as possible. It is very hard to shoot with the iPhone when the plane moves fast and is so small in the phone screen, you really just sort of aim it at the plane as best you can. It is guesswork when I loop or turn quickly.


(7 min 35 sec)

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