FMS P-51D Red Tail 1700mm (67") Wingspan - ARF (SD)
- Product condition: Factory New
- Missing parts: See Below
- Damage/defects: Missing front wing bolt plate.
FMS 1700mm (67") P-51D Mustang Red Tail ARF - FMS041KIT
The North American Aviation P-51 Mustang was an American long-range, single-seat fighter and fighter-bomber used during World War II, the Korean War and other conflicts. The Mustang was conceived, designed and built by North American Aviation (NAA) in response to a specification issued directly to NAA by the British Purchasing Commission.
The Mustang was originally designed to use the Allison V-1710 engine, which had limited high-altitude performance. It was first flown operationally by the Royal Air Force (RAF) as a tactical-reconnaissance aircraft and fighter-bomber (Mustang Mk I). The addition of the Rolls-Royce Merlin to the P-51B/C model transformed the Mustang's performance at altitudes above 15,000 ft, matching or bettering that of the Luftwaffe's fighters. The definitive version, the P-51D, was powered by the Packard V-1650-7, a license-built version of the Rolls-Royce Merlin 60 series two-stage two-speed supercharged engine, and armed with six .50 caliber (12.7 mm) M2 Browning machine guns.
The P-51 was also in service with Allied air forces in the North African, Mediterranean and Italian theaters, and saw limited service against the Japanese in the Pacific War. During World War II, Mustang pilots claimed 4,950 enemy aircraft shot down.
Despite the advent of jet fighters, the Mustang remained in service with some air forces until the early 1980s. After World War II and the Korean War, many Mustangs were converted for civilian use, especially air racing, and increasingly, preserved and flown as historic warbird aircraft at airshows.
Note: The 1700mm FMS P-51D Mustang is a wonderful giant-sized warbird. Although this warbird demonstrates some trainer-like flight qualities, we recommend advanced pilots with plenty of warbird flight training due to its size and power.
IMPORTANT: This is the kit version which does NOT include the motor, ESC, or servos. However, this is a new version of the kit which includes the new FMS designed servoless retracts.TECH NOTE: The new design of wing connector is a single in-line bus into which the various servos from both wings connect, instead of the former two part wing connector design using part numbers ST137 and ST138. The ST137 and ST138 multi-wing connectors are now optional and must be purchased separately under the Spare Parts tab or by clicking the links above for pilots who want to use this older design.
- ARF allows modelers to customize the plane to their exact specifications
- Massive 1700mm wingspan for true scale appearance and performance
- New FMS designed, heavy-duty servoless retracts
- 17" super scale 4 blade propeller
- Retractable tail gear
- Durable EPO Foam
- Motor, ESC, Servos (See Specifications Tab)
- 6 Channel Radio - Click Here for recommendations
- 6 Channel Receiver - Click Here for recommendations
- 6 Cell 22.2V 4000 mAh Lipo Battery - EPR40006 or 6 cell 22.2V 4500 mAh LiPo battery - EPR45006
- Lipo Battery Charger - Click Here for recommendations
1700mm / 66.9in
1490mm / 58.2in
5060-Kv300 Brushless Motor required
85A, Internal 8A SBEC, required
Propeller / EDF
17x10 4 Blade
25g×6 (digital metal), 17gx1, 9gx3 required
Electronic Retracts (main gear and tail)
22.2V 4000-4500mAh 25C 6 cell LiPo