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  • FMS 1400mm P-51D Mustang Ferocious Frankie
  • FMS 1400mm P-51D Mustang Ferocious Frankie
  • FMS 1400mm P-51D Mustang Ferocious Frankie
  • FMS 1400mm P-51D Mustang Flaps
  • FMS 1400mm P-51D Mustang 14" Propeller and Spinner
  • FMS 1400mm P-51D Mustang Gear Doors
  • FMS 1400mm P-51D Mustang landing gear strut with two screws for outer faring door attachment

FMS P-51D Mustang V8 Ferocious Frankie 1450mm (57") - PNP


FMS 1450mm P-51D Mustang V8 Ferocious Frankie Receiver Ready (PNP) - FMS008FF-V8

This latest version of the FMS P51D Mustang has the most scale detail and most refined features of nearly any EPO foam RC plane on the market. Since this is the 8th version of the FMS P-51D, the attention to detail and quality is simply amazing. The control surfaces use 17g hybrid metal gear servos and the servoless e-retracts feature metal trunnions for extra durability. The landing gear struts on the FMS P51D are all metal and shock absorbing. The large tires and shock absorbing struts allow for easy flight from a grass field and also help to take the force out of an occasional hard landing. The flaps on the FMS P51 feature an extra slow moving servo for scale detail. The inner and outer landing gear doors open and close using a sequencer to allow for the most detailed landing gear ever seen on an FMS P-51 Mustang. In addition to all the features, the FMS P-51 is simply an amazing flyer. The latest version features an upgraded motor for more power to pull scale acrobatic maneuvers. This is simply one of the best foam planes around.

**UPDATE**: We have many customers asking us what new features are included on this plane. Newly updated features:

  • Upgraded, shock absorbing struts with new 4mm diameter lower section
  • New Removable battery tray (same as P-51B)
  • New upgraded FMS sequencer which closes the gear doors after gear is down
  • Newly upgraded tail feathers with hardpoints for glueless assembly
  • New 17g hybrid metal gear servos
  • New open air intake (same as P-51B)
  • New gold PAEP motor
  • New 70A ESC
  • New single wire connector for easy wing removal (same as P-51B)
  • New FMS retracts with 6 second open/close for more scale operation


  • Upgraded, shock absorbing struts
  • Scale details like sliding canopy, functional air scoop, drop tanks (removable) and sequenced landing gear doors
  • Realistic 14" Four Blade Propeller
  • Scale pilot figure
  • Reinforced control surfaces (ailerons, elevator, and rudder)
  • High visibility LED navigation lights
  • Full functioning drop-hinge flaps for quick takeoffs and smooth landings
  • Durable EPO Foam


  • 6 Channel Radio - Click Here for recommendations
  • 6 Channel Receiver - Click Here for recommendations
  • 4 Cell 14.8V 3600 mAh Lipo Battery - EPR36004
  • Lipo Battery Charger - Click Here for recommendations

Optional Upgrades:

  • Sound System for very realistic engine sound. Click Here
  • FMS 4250-580kV motor which will pull 62A (static) and yield a significant boost in performance. The 580Kv motor is 2mm longer so there will be a slight gap between spinner and cowl. Click Here
  • Castle 100A ESC Click Here
  • Castle 10A BEC Click Here
  • Add smoke to your electric plane. Smoke System for electric RC Planes. Click Here
 Skill Level: IntermediateArrow.jpgBuild Time: 2 HoursAge Level: 14 and upArrow_End.jpg
FEATURE VIDEO: Product Overview and Flight Demonstration of the FMS P-51D in Red Tail Color Scheme - Receiver Ready (PNP)


1450mm / 57.0in


1240mm / 49.0in

Flying Weight

2350g / 82.9oz

CG (Center of Gravity)

110mm from Leading Edge

Power System

4250-Kv540 Brushless Motor

Electronic Speed Control

70A ESC, Internal 5A SBEC, T Connector

Propeller / EDF

14x8 Four Blade Propeller


9g×6 and 17gx3

Landing Gear

Electronic Retracts (main gear and tail)

Required Battery

14.8V 3000-3600mAh 30C 4 cell LiPo

Required Radio

6 Channel












EPO Foam
Skill Level


Build Time

2 Hours

Recommended Environment


BONUS VIDEO: Extended flight sequences of the FMS P51D Red Tail
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  1. 'A'-typical; P51 Mustang with std. Mustang traits. 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 5th May 2016

    I have had this bird for several months now with about 20 flights ranging from the ever so cautious 'maiden', to the "all balls out",'G-fest' & bring her in with a very warm battery. The original motor was a bit anemic (IMHO), so I upgraded to the recommended FMS replacement and could see a measurable improvement in on-demand speed and low end power reserve. The fit and finnish on my bird, as delivered was impeccable. It went together easily and CGd' spot on with the very nice (adjustable fore & aft), battery tray and recommended Admiral 4S battery. Scale aerobatics and landings are (Mustang) par-for-the-course. I found she descends level but plummets like a rock on approach with full flaps (steep and rapid glide slope)…1/2 flaps is about all you'll need at most fields. I LOVE the bright yellow nose for height & orientation cues. I went a step further and painted my vertical and rudder flat white for further visual effect. Painted the pilot figure into accurate WWII USAAF uniform & equipment colors…as delivered it is a dead-ringer for a Luftwaffe 'Jagdflieger'. This is a fine scale warbird with a good size and presence in the sky. I did in fact have to replace both retracts under warranty in the first few flights…I wish these folks that build these retracts would switch to a current sensor instead of mechanical stop switches to serve as the full up or full down/ motor OFF indication. Great plane for the money…love it! Fly it…you'll like it!

  2. My second Mustang from FMS 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 28th Feb 2016

    I bought FF to replace my Gunfighter v7. I literally wore it out from flying it so much. I received the Ferocius Frankie in good shape with no damage within 4 days of ordering. I spent a good deal of time just checking the fitment and did a leisurely build. It took just over three hours. I maidened it this morning with zero issues and no trim adjustments needed. The 1400 FMS Mustang is such a sweet bird. I would never use the word docile but it has zero bad habits. I fly scale aerobatics using the Admiral Pro 3600 batteries and using a Wakera Devo 12S with telemetry I get from 9-12 minutes with battery to spare. I have numerous other birds, but they mostly set in the hanger because I enjoy these Mustangs so much.

  3. ready to maiden this weekend 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 25th Aug 2015

    The build was awesome....great looking beast,should maiden this sunday.....if she flys as well as she looks ........WOW

  4. Looking Forward to First Flight! 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 28th Jul 2015

    Received the Mustang three working days after I ordered it. The plane arrived in excellent shape. No problems with dents, missing paint, or parts.The plane went together in one evening. No problems were encountered assembling the plane. It looks just like the Mustang I saw at Duxford, England, just amazing detail. While I was waiting for my receiver to arrive I found a great forum on RC Groups for this plane. Lots of great advice and support. I decided to add thread locker to various screws as the thread suggested. That's when I discovered numerous cracks in the landing gear flanges around the screw holes. I called Motion RC about what I had discovered. I was asked to send an email with a picture showing the damage. Good news, I have a new set of E Tracts are on their way to me. A big thanks to Martin at Motion RC for real customer support. Looking forward to my first flight as soon as I get the E Tracts swapped out. This is my first plane from Motion RC and it won't be the last.

  5. My second V8!! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 24th Jun 2014

    Great airplanes. They look great, fly great and very affordable for what you get. I would buy 2 more! I love them! Not to mention the great service from the guys at Motion! It's a must have!

  6. One of the Greatest Planes Scale Planes Out There 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd Jun 2014

    FMS has hit the ball out of the park with this one. Not only are the looks spectacular but she flies as good as she looks! The large flaps really slow you down in a steep angle final approach and landings are very scale looking. If you are into warbirds this is a must have for your hanger!

    I am using the stock set up right now with a 40c 3000 mAh Turnigy battery and very happy with it, I could see upgrading to the 580kv motor for improved performance but really this plane will do everything you want it to do on the stock set up. I get about 6 minutes of flying time with a returning battery right at about 30% (so no need to put on a storage charge!).

    She is a real looker on fly-bys at the field and lots of people are asking about it.

  7. Updated flight review 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 17th Oct 2013

    This is a second review after owning this plane for a couple of months now. I have well over 30 flights on this plane now and it is my favorite airplane to fly. I have 15 airplanes (yes, I have a problem!) and this is the smoothest flying airplane that I own. I mentioned that it is a very tough airplane in my first review and continue that praise now. I have replaced the gear once and am working on replacing the gear doors for the second time. Do yourself a favor and buy the door sequencer offered here at motion. It closes the inner doors after extension unlike the stock one. I have it installed and working properly. Just waiting on the new doors to arrive!

    The airplane has good performance with the stock set up. One modification I might suggest is the 'prop' mod which increases the pitch. This is easily done and there are directions all over the web and on the forum here I believe. This mod really does add great performance. Well worth the 15-20 minutes it takes.

    Just a great plane!!!

  8. Great P-51! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 5th Aug 2013

    I received the 7.5v of this plane and it is great! Everything came from Motion fast and complete. You wont be dissapointed ordering from Motion, thats for sure.

    The Frankie looks great and gets compliments at the field all the time. Up close the foam is highly detailed and you can tell they spent a lot of time on looks. But aside from looks, it flies great. Very well manored and predictable. Just like you'd expect from a p-51. This is my 3rd FMS plane and this one is no different in the way it flys.

    I'm using a 4s 4000mah 35c lipo and get about 6min of spirited flight time. I had to trim the battery bay about 5mm for the width of the pack to fit. But she balances perfect with the pack all the way forward and no additional weight was needed. I only had to do a few clicks on the maiden to trim her out. The retracts are nice with all metal struts and shafts. And the sequencing doors and retractable tail wheel finish it off nicely. The main gear is toed-out a bit and when flying off tarmac the plane does like to get a bit squirly. The version I received has the cut out on the air scoop under the plane, and has the red 540kv FMS motor (not the newer gold PAEP motor). I would say performance is good, even at 5,200 ft elevation, but you will not have unlimited verticle. But for scale flying it is great, and it will do about any acrobatics that you throw at it.

  9. Solid looks, solid performance and solid construction! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 26th Jul 2013

    Do ot hesitate to buy this plane! Received this as a birthday present last week and now have about 6 flights on it. It flew great right out of the box. Like I said it does look great and flies like it looks. I decided to put this one together just like the instructions say as well as use the glue and tool provided with nothing from my personal bench just to see. Went together just as advertised. I am most impressed by the durability of the plane. The landing gear is very solid as is the overall air frame. After the 5th flight I was changing batteries and got distracted. I accidentally left the old battery in the rear of the fuselage! I took off and with the cg so far aft the plane was completely uncontrollable as you might expect. I fought it for a bit, but it ended up spinning in anyway. After 10 minutes of searching I finally found it. Believe it or not there wasn't much of a scratch on it! Flew it again about 20 minutes later with no ill effects! Awesome!

  10. Awesome! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 12th Jun 2013

    This war bird is absolutely beautiful there is no-doubt she is going to get the attion of every one at the field this weekend!!