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FMS Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien ("Tony") High Speed 995mm (40") Wingspan - PNP

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FMS Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien ("Tony") High Speed 995mm (40") Wingspan - PNP - FMS076

The 980mm Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien ("Tony") PNP is another fantastic warbird from FMS, delivering a rarely modeled aircraft in an affordable and exhilirating package. We've flown over 150 flights on the prototype and have come to love its power, agility, and stability throughout a wide speed range. The Hien reminds us of FMS' larger 1400mm Zero in its predictable handling. But the Hien is NOT a Zero! It is a unique looking and a fun flying aircraft in its own right, and a worthy addition to any pilot's fleet.

We've had great fun chasing around the many Corsairs, P-40s, and P-51s at our flying field. "What's that?!?" is a common question as the Hien goes zooming by. 80mph in level flight, with dives to 90+, are just part of the fun. If you are not a speed guy, you will enjoy the Hien's slow flight capabilities at 40-50% throttle on an Admiral 4s 2200mAh, with nearly unlimited vertical at full throttle and lots of thrust to accelerate out of sticky situations. Alternatively, an Admiral 3s 2200mAh or 2600mAh battery can also be used for slower flight. Flying an average mixed flight routine gives 5-6 minutes on the Admiral 4s 2200mAh battery, with energy to spare.

This beautiful Hien continues FMS' 980mm warbird lineup in style, and is manufactured using lightweight but highly durable EPO foam. Like the other aircraft in this series, the Hien arrives with six digital metal gear servos already installed. Ball link connectors are attached with countersunk screws, replacing the traditional glued on clevis for a more positive link to control surfaces. Two composite spars are used in the one piece wing for added strength when making those “High Speed” passes over your flying site. The proven 770kv motor is attached to a 3 blade prop and 60A ESC providing efficient power with adequate headroom.

Features:

  • This High Speed version is equipped with a 770Kv motor and 60Amp ESC to handle 4S batteries to achieve 80 mph in level flight
  • Super scale appearance including hand-painted pilot, 3-blade prop, authentic graphics and removable wing tanks
  • Newly designed ball link control hardware replaces traditional clevises
  • Quick assembly using included screwdriver
  • Manufactured from durable EPO foam
  • One piece, easily removable wing
  • Full length carbon fiber reinforced wing for sturdy durability
  • Plastic moulded details including air scoop, oil cooler, machine guns, strut covers, antenna mast and pitot tube

Includes:

  • FMS 980mm (38.6") Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien ("Tony") High Speed - (PNP)

Requires:

  • 6 Channel Radio - Select a minimum 6 channel radio from our Radio Collection 
  • 6 Channel Receiver - Select a minimum 6 channel receiver from our Receiver Collection
  • 4 Cell 14.8V 2200 mAh PRO Lipo Battery with T Connector - ADM22004PRO
  • 4 Cell Compatible Battery Charger - Select a minimum 4 cell (4S) charger from our Charger Collection

Tech Note: The original manual is incorrect when referencing the callout for incorrect screws. We have added the updated manual with the correct screw callouts for your convenience. Please click the download manual link above in Quick Links.

Product Specifications:

AGE LEVEL : 14 and up
SKILL LEVEL : Advanced
BUILD TIME : 30 Minutes

Wingspan

995mm / 39.7in

Length

742mm / 29.21in

Flying Weight

1,160g

CG (Center of Gravity)55-60mm from the leading edge

Power System

Brushless 3648-770Kv (installed)

Electronic Speed Control

60A with 5A SBEC (installed)

Propeller / EDF

10.5 x 7 3-Blade

Servos

9g digital metal gear Servo x 4 (ailerons, elevator, rudder), 9g digital nylon gear servo X2 (flaps) - all pre-installed

Landing GearE-retracts with metal trunnions (installed)

Required Battery

14.8V 4S 2200mAh 35C+ Li-Po (required)

Required Radio

Minimum 6 Channel full range Radio (required)

AileronsYes

Elevator

Yes

RudderYes

Flaps

Yes

Lights

No

Hinge Type

Foam

MaterialEPO Foam
Skill LevelAdvanced
Build Time30 minutes
Recommended EnvironmentOutdoor

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02/11/2018
Andrew
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Nice Plane but not so fast

I love that plane. It's not for beginner. FMS said the plane flys up to 100mph, motionrc said 80 to 85. Both is wrong. In theorie the with a 4S battery and the battery is almost full the top speed is 81mph. But that is only possible when the motor runs with 12600 rpm. But no way with that prop. And the next problem is the drag that also reduce the speed. Overall you could be happy with 65mph. But one thing for everyone. This is a warbird, not a speed plane. 100mph is not realistic for this size.

J
03/19/2016
Jack

not so fast

Plane took off and landed OK. A very small plane, harder than heck to see. Don't think it's all that fast. On third flight, a not-too-hard landing and fuselage broke off right behind the trailing edge. Easy fix, but disappointing plane.

DM
01/14/2016
Darrell Miller

Warbird flies like a Quickee 500

Great little plane, only con I see is the fuselage is very thin at the rear wing mount, no inner support and most of the foam is cut away leaving it the weak point on the airplane. Some carbon strips inside the fuse or cut to fit popsickle sticks to strengthen it there would be best. The little plane flies well over 100mph on the radar gun at level flight on a 4s. I am overall very pleased and love it as I normally fly formula and hi-speed jet models. Now if they would just put a 1400 or larger one and make it scream too, I'm all in!!!

U
09/24/2015
Unknown

Very good

I like this airplane a lot, I am not an experienced flyer, but I handle it very good, I was really surprise how fast it is, even at a third of a throttle, it was fast, an because of my lack of experience i could not use the flaps on landing, having very rough landings, but to my surprise the landing gear resisted and no damage was observed, very well made. I like it because is different than the common zero,

TH
09/09/2015
Travis H

My new go to plane.

This is a great little flyer. At first takeoffs are a bit touchy but once you get over that this thing is amazing. Fast and it tracks like it's on rails.

J
08/03/2015
John

Love it!!

I love this plane. It is the easiest to land out of all the FMS 980mm planes. The Hien has wide landing gear and I haven't had any issues landing on my airstrip. It doesn't nose over either. Mix in a little bit of down elevator with full flaps and you can slow the plane for very short landings which is great if your field isn't very long. The vertical is almost unlimited with a 2200 4s battery. Paintjob is easy to see the top and the bottom and the red "meatballs" help me see it when I'm zooming around. I fly formation with the larger Strega and the Strega is faster with its different prop but this Hien holds its own and can turn sharper when we're racing. I love the size too, but hopefully one day FMS makes it bigger like 1400mm and 6s? I like that it's not a P-51 or Corsair, which everybody and their grandma owns. The Hien is unique and my friends all ask what kind of plane it is. Thanks FMS for making it and Motion for selling it.

C
05/30/2015
Canuke

Awful

I am a big fan of Motionrc. I live in Canada, the prices are competitive and the shipping is fast. This plane arrived in less than a week. I put the plane together and went to the field yesterday. I took off and completed my 1st turn, as I started to trim the plane it went into a death spiral straight into the ground. This was not pilot error (believe me I know pilot error). I took the plane home and repaired it. I plugged in the battery and started to set it up and all the control surfaces came on and started shaking. I was only able to stop them by unplugging the battery. Eventually thru trial and error (2 different receivers and batteries) I realized that when I touched the flaps servo everything started up (including motor). I unplugged the flaps servo from the receiver and it still happened. I finally unplugged it from the centre connection box. I replaced both flap servos because mine was 2 position and this plane has a full range servo. Now everything seems to be working except if I turn the radio off 1st the motor starts to run. I'm at a complete loss here. I have spent hours on this, lucky I am retired. I will be trying to fly it again. It sounds like some of you were lucky with this plane. I was not. If I am missing something I would love to hear from someone. Comment from Motion RC: Sorry to hear about your problem with the flaps. Please give us a call and well make it right. The motor going on when the radio is turned off is the failsafe setting on your receiver. You want to make sure the throttle on the radio is at zero during the bind. You also want to initialize the ESC (see the video on our site). One of these things causes the motor to go on when the radio is turned off. Ideally, for safety, you always want to remove the battery from the plane before you turn off the radio.

DC
05/25/2015
Dale Curry

Ground Handling Not So Good

This plane is beyond a handful on the ground. In fact it is uncontrollable on the ground. Once in the air it's as good as the Strega. You can forget about those beautiful landings and take offs though. It comes in really good and settles on the runway (asphalt) but then uncontrollable as it slows and comes to a stop even in mild winds. I am a bit disappointed in this purchase

J
05/21/2015
Jon

Great plane

Nicely detailed. Had to carve out a little bit of the inside fuse running a 4S 2650Mah but well worth it. Eager to see if this is faster than the P40N and the P39.

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