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FMS P-51D Mustang V8 Red Tail 1450mm (57") Wingspan - PNP

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FMS 1450mm (57") P-51D Mustang V8 Red Tail (Duchess Arlene) Receiver Ready (PNP) - FMS008RT

When this version 8 of the FMS P51D Mustang was first introduced a few years ago it had the most scale detail and most refined features of nearly any EPO foam RC plane on the market at that time. The attention to detail and quality was simply amazing for the time and still holds up in today's world of ever-growing features and amenities for foam warbirds.

The ailerons, elevator, and rudder feature 17g 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 a scale sequencer, battery tray, metal gear servos, and many more updated features.

  Visit the Official FMS 1400mm P-51D V8 Discussion Thread on HobbySquawk.com for additional photos, videos, reviews, and customer Q&A.

Features:

  • 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

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 3600 mAh Lipo Battery with EC3 Connector - EPR36004E
  • 4 Cell Compatible Battery Charger - Select a minimum 4 cell (4S) charger from our Charger Collection

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

Product Specifications:

AGE LEVEL : 14 and up
SKILL LEVEL : Intermediate
BUILD TIME : 2 Hours

Wingspan

1450mm / 57.0in

Length

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 with EC3 Connector

Propeller / EDF

14x8 Four Blade Propeller

Servos

9g Digital Metal Gear Servo : left aileron, right aileron, rudder
9g Reverse Digital Flap Servo : left flap, right flap
9g 54 Degree Metal Gear Steering Servo : steering
9g Reverse Digital Metal Gear Servo : left gear door, right gear door
17g Digital Metal Gear Servo : elevator

Landing Gear

Electronic Retracts (main gear and tail)

Required Battery

14.8V 3000 - 3600mAh 30C 4 cell LiPo with EC3 Connector

Required Radio

6 Channel

Ailerons

Yes

Elevator

Yes

Rudder

Yes

Flaps

Yes

Lights

Yes

Material

EPO Foam
Skill Level

Intermediate

Build Time

2 Hours

Recommended Environment

Outdoors

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Product Questions & Answers

NOTE: Questions submitted on this page are answered by customers who have previously purchased this item. If you have a support related question that requires immediate assistance, please visit our Help Center.

Product Support

Product Manuals:

Product Updates:

  • June 5, 2015  -  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 with EC3 connector
  • New single wire connector for easy wing removal (same as P-51B)
  • New FMS retracts with 6 second open/close for more scale operation

 

If you need any additional assistance, please visit the Motion RC Help Center

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07/04/2018
Richard Matteson
Penfield N.Y.
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FMS 1450mm Red Tail Muustang Preflight

This is a preflight review of to point out some down points. I have found this plane to be lacking in tail assembly of vertical stab as it has a poor fit and requires to be trimmed to fit past elevator joiner. It took a bunch of fiddling to get it to sit in place. The stab attachment screws had to have a lead put on them so to guide them in place to tighten stab. The wing attachment points were soft plastic as well and one of them stripped out and had to be drilled out to the cockpit and a long 2-56 screw was had pushed thru and a small piece of ply and a nut was used to pull wing into saddle. ALso the area for the rx was to far away for my receiver and foam was removed to allow it to go forward so extensions didn't have to be used and the rx was then low enough to clear cockpit when it was in place. Hope it flys better then it went together.

MM
06/10/2018
Marc Morgan
Winter Garden, Fl
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FMS P-51 Redtail, good-looking scale flying foamy

I have assembled and flown my P-51 Redtail. It is a very scale looking warbird and the fit and finish is very nice. I know it doesn't have a lot of get up and goo with the KV540 but it does fly the plane ands very realistically in my opinion sports I will not be changing motors. I consider myself and experienced advanced pilots( flying turbine jets most of the time) so when it comes to landing the P-51, I understand that it needs to be flown to the ground and it does so with full flaps very scale like. However, the issue. I have after touchdown and rollout ( on a very nice geotex runway) is that due to its light weight , once the tail wheel touches , if you still carry any speed at all, it is not very controllable and almost every time will weathervane and turn sharply , causing it to hop side ways against the outside strut and the strut fork breaks away from the grunion and collapses. Upon inspection of the retract mechanism , I noticed nothing was broken and the strut snaps back on with no problem, but then the retract does work because the grunion bar on the jackscrew has slipped out of its ABS side plate channel and binds. A completed disassembly of the retract is needed to put it back in its track so it won't bind. Ive done this twice now , only getting one flight( unless I want to fly with the retracts down. So after doing a little research, obviously I'm not the only one to experience this issue. A company called Small Parts CNC,( http://smallpartscnc.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=20_115_190_191&product_id=199) offers an aluminum replacement for the original plastic retract side plate assembly for 1400-1450mm FMS retracts. They say they fit the electric retract perfectly. I have a set on order. With the metal sides providing a secure solid tract for the trunion bar to move in, I hope that a little side force on the gear will not cause the trunion to pop out of track. Other than that , it is an excellent model and I love its scale-like flying looks and behavior. ( tip... drop tanks look cool but it flies slightly better with them off)

JD
05/24/2018
Jesse Dalton
Danville Va
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P51 mustang v8 1450mm redtail

Plane looks great right out the box. Two issues i had was the wing spar tubes stuck out to far had to grind them so the wing would seat properly. Don't like the way the vertical and horizontal stabilizer is ******* together with 3 little screw. Had some play in both. Make screws bigger may solve the problem

JD
05/10/2018
James D.
United States
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FMS P51D

What a great plane.... hugh. and very nice detail

James D. verified customer review of FMS P-51D Mustang V8 Red Tail 1450mm (57) Wingspan - PNP
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12/25/2017
Thierry

2500 mah battery

hello ,I just finished to assemble my mustang ,someone can tell me if this plane will fly with a 2500mah 35 C 14,8 ?? thank you from Switzerland....

MS
12/11/2017
Mark S.

Superb

Flys great, terrific details for a good price. Installed a sound system to top it off!

Mark S. verified customer review of FMS P-51D Mustang V8 Red Tail 1450mm (57) Wingspan - PNP
JS
08/23/2017
Jason S.

FMS P51 1450mm

Plane flys great! It looks pretty good as well. There are a few minor issues with the up close fit and finish but hey, I'm a perfectionist. My only complaint is tje power system, or lack thereof. It could definitely use more power. I'm running 3300mah 40c 4s lipos. I use pretty decent batteries so I'm sure this isn't the issue. Like I said before, it does fly great just not a lot of power. I've been flying for 5 years and mostly fly big 3D stuff. I'm no Jase Dussia but I'm a decent pilot. I use this plane to relax with when I don't have a lot of time to fly.

RW
08/16/2017
Ryan W.

P51 red tail 1450

Very nice model. Only complaint is struts have no dampening and tends to cause bouncing on dirt runways

M
08/01/2017
Michael

P-51D V8 Red Tail

I got my New P-51D V8 Red Tail about 3 months I finely built it a couple of weeks ago have flown it 5 times with no problems. Love how it handles An A-1 Job of the aircraft manufacture FMS, no detail was left out amazing flyer ETC. ETC. she's an eye catcher I fly it with my buddy who has the 1700mm version, Gets lots of photo activity from other pilots and the public. Thanks Motion RC and FMS this bird is a winner.

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