Skill Level: Intermediate Build Time : 1 hour Recommended Age: 14 and up
FEATURE VIDEO: Flight Demo of the FMS 800mm P-51D (Petie 2nd livery shown) Receiver Ready
800mm / 31.5in
690mmm / 27.2in
2408-Kv1700 Brushless Motor
20A Brushless ESC, T Connector
Propeller / EDF
7.5x4 Four Blade Propeller
Fixed Main Gear, Steerable Rear Landing Gear
7.4V 1000mAh 15C 2 cell LiPo
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Posted by Colorado on 18th Feb 2015
Well done FMS & Motion. This is one nice flying little warbird. Been flying this model for 4 months now and have only broken a couple props. Still looks new. One other reviewer mentioned breaking off a blade and running on two blades when you break a blade. IT WORKS. Saves a little on prop changing and really no dif in performance.
I did rake (bend) the gear forward just a little for my grass field. Does good on other surfaces too. It's not as fast as I'd like (5stars if so) but it's not bad. It gets looks at the field for a small 800. Very scale looking bird for it's size.
I did try running a 3S and lost it to overheating about 2 minutes into the flight. I kinda figured it would. The 3S did make a noticeable difference in speed. So I changed out the 20A esc to a 30A and will try a small 3S again.
Great plane for the $$!! Can't go wrong with these 800's from FMS! Hand launch or runway! Steady in the air, aerobatic enough for a little guy.
Thx Motion, this makes #16 in my fleet.. Amazing how fast the hangers fill up!
Posted by Dyer Crouch on 17th Feb 2015
Sturdy plane and flies well. My first tail dragging war-bird and it is all I had hoped. Small enough to fit in the car without having to make special room and flies like a larger plane.
First flight went without a hitch (I am a novice) but 2nd flight I got jumpy on the throttle powered up too fast and crashed due to torque roll. (I was using a 800mah 3cell 11.1 volt battery so she was over-powered) Was my fault & the plane was easily fixed.
One BIG nit with the documentation. It says (and shows) a screwdriver being used to loosen the set screw on the sides of the motor which I needed to re-tighten. There is a small hole on both sides of the fuselage to access this set screw and the visibility is zero. You you have to reach in the hole and fish around to find the set screw. If you use a screwdriver, you will never get it, because the setscrew is a hex screw and you need to use the included allen-key (hex-key). I wound up having to peel off the glue-on exhaust (adjacent to set screw hole) and cut out a bunch of foam so I could see what I was doing. Had the doc said to use the included allen key in the first place, none of this would have to be done.
I am overlooking all of that because of how well this plane flies.
Posted by Unknown on 16th Dec 2014
Assembly and appearance are a definite A+ haven't had a chance to fly it yet but hoping too very soon!
Posted by Unknown on 26th Oct 2014
I have several 800 mm by fmS.I have the A1, Corsair, 2 p 51s and a P 47.this particular plane I put down in tall grass and found that the firewall was not glued to the motor mount couching the fuselage to break at that weak point as the only thing holding the motor mount to the plane is the exterior foam of the fuselage. This is never happened before to me within FmS plane. But the plane together, it took about 5 min. but I also used a healthy amount of hot glue resetting the motor mount to the motor mount wall.
Posted by Herb, West End Wings Prez., Effort, PA on 12th Oct 2014
Build took no time at all, everything was complete in the kit as expected. I just maiden-ed it today with 5 flights (off dormant grass even!) in 5-10 mph winds. No bad handling whatsoever. The trick to negotiating grass strips is to give it a little push and keep it rolling during takeoff so it won't flip, then to relax the elevator after it leaves the ground. CG'ed fine with the 2S 1000mah recommended packs and easily flies for 5+min. The prop is plenty tough too. Sadly, there were no 800mm axis fighters to play with but, I'm working on getting some club members to step up...ha ha.
Thanks for selling a great product at a fair price Motion RC.
Posted by Patrick Kelly on 28th May 2014
Just received my new 800mm Ferocious Frankie on Friday. Motion RC is the best and had it on my door step in California in four days!! This is why I only buy from Motion RC!!!
I'm a big FMS fan and have a couple of 1400 P51's in my hanger, however I've been flying at a smaller field near my house and wanted a park flyer. The plane arrived as usual, double boxed and no issues from Motion RC. Plane went together really well and fast... Unfortunately, it's been very windy here since Saturday and I haven't been able to maiden her yet. The more it sits on my work table, the more I'm tinkering with the settings!!! It will probably fly itself by the time I get a chance to maiden her.....
Thanks again Motion RC for your superior service.
Posted by Scott R. on 26th Apr 2014
This is the first foamy I have purchased, it went together with no surprises, I haven't had a chance to fly it yet. Very nice plane for the money. Great customer service as well, MotionRC is happy to help if you have any questions, MotionRC is the best in the business.
Posted by Jeremy Holaday on 15th Jan 2014
Plane looks great and well constructed. Haven't had a chance to fly it waiting for some C.F. rods, but can't wait. Motionrc was great, packaged nice and really fast free shipping and that means a lot when you see the outrageous shipping prices the other site want to ship a foam plane. Plan on ordering many more planes from them. Thanks
Posted by Mike on 19th Oct 2013
Ive only been flying planes for a month and a half now, and I baught the 800mm p-51, I fly it all the time and although it's not a starter plane, It flys so well that i can fly inverted all around the field, and do barrel rolls, I do break alot of props because im new at this, but when i break a prop I just snap off the oppisite blade, clean up the stubs and fly it 2 bladed, lol.. works great, so all you guys that break props like me!! all ya have to do is make the broken 4 blade into a 2 blade, and it flys just perfect, saves money that way, besides that, the 2 blades last longer!! great plane though I love it
Posted by john a freeman on 9th Oct 2013
i changed my mind at the last minute and got ferocious frankie (p-51) it is one of the best built airplanes i have ever had no flaws it flies great but i have to point the nose more to the right because when i take off it wants to turn left radically . i had a p-51 from horizon and i put landing gear on it and i had to do the same thing with it ( point more to the right)) and it worked great . i still want to get the corsair though
Posted by Danny D on 5th Oct 2013
The build is pretty straight forward. I found the CG to be balancing as tail heavy when at 65mm, but when in the air it was actually a little nose heavy which worked out fine. This is my 3rd plane after the Champ and Parkzone UM T-28 and it was manageable as long as you don't get too crazy on manuevers. Flying it scale is perfect with rolls, loops, circuits, etc...
Not too fast when using a 2S 1300, 1000, and 850mah lipos. Had to adjust the battery placement to get the CG. Ended up braking two props already but this was my fault due to lack of airspeed when flying and launching. Keep the power about 50% for cruise and 75% for hand launching/tight bank turns.
Motion RC is an awesome place to shop and the customer support is 5 stars.
Give them a try!!
Posted by Unknown on 13th Sep 2013
This plane came double baxed and freaky fast , to borrow a line. The plane went together very easily and the finish was really great. I was a little sceptical of a 2 cell plane being very powerful but I had always wanted a P51 Mustang. The price was icing on the cake. This plane has enough power to keep most flyers entertained. Flys very well and is easy to do most aerobatics with. i really can not say any bad things about this plane. I cannot say enough good thing about Motionrc. These guys are the real deal!! I have bought over 11 planes from them and all have arrived in great shape and all parts in the box. And delivery is always super fast. Thanks guys for such a great place to do business.
Posted by Dan on 8th Jul 2013
First off, everything I've heard about Motion RC is pretty much spot on. I sent a question to them via their website, and it got lost in the ether somehow. I then posted the same question at RCGroups on Motions page, and got an immediate reply, along with sincere concern that I didn't get an answer directly from them. Outstanding customer service!
My flying experience is right at a year, and I'm self taught. After 100's of crashes with a little Parkzone UM Mustang, I finally "go it" and added and an UM Mossy Mosquito and the AS3X Spitfire. From there I moved up to a 650mm 2S brushless Messerschmitt Bf-109 and the same scale Eflight Zero 300. I can fly all of the above all day long and bring them home in one piece. Adding an 800mm warbird was my next logical step up to a bigger plane.
I'm very pleased with this P-51. I'm flying it with the recommended 1000 maH battery, and get about 5-6 minutes out of them. I tried the CG at 65mm per the manual, and found it a touch tail heavy. Put a half dollar and a penny in the nose (51 cents. Get it?) which moved CG to 60mm, and she flies perfectly now. I have my low rates set at 75% DR, 30% expo for ailerons, 80/25 for elevator, and 80/20 for rudder. I also dialed in a 35% rudder mix to the ailerons.
This plane tracks very well, and will do nice laps at 50% throttle. I don't understand the comments about it tip stalling, I see no tendency for it to tip stall at all. Of course, you have to feed in up elevator with ailerons, but I have to do that on every plane I own, it's how planes fly. It is a little underpowered, and will barely pull a loop at full throttle. Might do better on high rates, haven't tried yet. It does land hot, you have to stay on the throttle all the way down to the ground, or it'll drop like a brick. Getting a good landing flair is tricky.
I belly land in short grass, so I removed the gear, but left the drop tanks on for skids. I reinforced the tanks and bottom of the radiator with clear tape, and it works pretty well, no damage at all with 10 flights on it. The prop is tougher than I thought it would be, I bought extras when I got the plane, but am still flying on the one that it came with.
Fit, finish and detail are nice, but have room for improvement. There are lots of bubbles under the decals, the paint lines are not too crisp, and why is there no dash decal for the scale pilot to look at? Also, the clevis' that come with the plane are super cheap. They are flimsy as can be, and I didn't trust them at all. I have some spares from both the Zero and Bf-109 that I used instead, they are much better quality. The prop is super cool looking, and I love the spinner! It's nice to be able to remove the prop without having to pull off a glued on foam spinner, that all of my other planes have.
I would definitely recommend this plane. It's certainly not for a beginner, but if you are a warbird fan like I am, it's a sweet plane and the free shipping is a deal closer.
Posted by Unknown on 4th Jun 2013
Stock setup with Motion's recommended battery. I had to get the CG pefectly level before having any success hand launching it. Otherwise she will nose dive or torque roll into the ground immediately. I only take off and land over tall grass because my runway isn't wide or long enough so drop tanks and wheels are removed. If you go anything less than half throttle on turns she will tip stall. Flying at 1/2 to 3/4 throttle is really relaxing. Any faster then I'd recommend dual rates to take a little throw off the ailerons and elevator. All in all this P-51 is very durable and a fun plane to fly. I'd recommend this to anyone who has flown like models or larger warbirds. For sure not for beginners.
Posted by Daedalus on 5th Apr 2013
A bit of background: I regularly fly the Parkzone UM Spitfire, Eflite Zero 300, and the Parkzone Corsair. I'm new to the game (four months flying time), so take my comments with that in mind. I balanced the plane as I mentioned in my earlier review, and during the maiden outing, it flew really well. I found that I really had to keep the speed up to keep it in the air - especially on the turns. Through my own stupidity, and cockiness, I ploughed it into the ground on the fourth or fifth flight. Nothing that a little epoxy couldn't fix! She's not so pretty anymore, but I took her out at lunch today, and, while hand launching requires a good, firm throw (otherwise there seemed to be a magic attraction to the ground), she flew and tracked well. I may have overdone the nose weight a bit, as it seemed a little nose heavy. I found the landing at speed quite nerve wracking, but she came home in one piece. Nice plane, and very responsive, but it seems like it could use a little more power to make it more forgiving in the turns.
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