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.
About The Tuskegee Airmen
The Tuskegee Airmen is the popular name of a group of African-American military pilots (fighter and bomber) who fought in World War II. Formally, they formed the 332nd Fighter Group and the 477th Bombardment Group of the United States Army Air Forces. The name also applies to the navigators, bombardiers, mechanics, instructors, crew chiefs, nurses, cooks and other support personnel for the pilots.
The Tuskegee Airmen were the first African-American military aviators in the United States armed forces. During World War II, Black Americans in many U.S. states were still subject to the Jim Crow laws and the American military was racially segregated, as was much of the federal government. The Tuskegee Airmen were subjected to racial discrimination, both within and outside the army. All black military pilots who trained in the United States trained at Moton Field and Tuskegee Army Air Field, located near Tuskegee, Alabama, which included five Haitians from the Haitian Air Force (Alix Pasquet, Raymond Cassagnol, Pelissier Nicolas, Ludovic Audant, and Eberle Guilbaud).
The 99th Fighter Squadron was initially equipped with Curtiss P-40 Warhawk fighter-bomber aircraft. The 332nd Fighter Group and its 100th, 301st and 302nd Fighter Squadrons were equipped for initial combat missions with Bell P-39 Airacobras (March 1944), later with Republic P-47 Thunderbolts (June–July 1944), and finally with the aircraft with which they became most commonly associated, the North American P-51 Mustang (July 1944). When the pilots of the 332nd Fighter Group painted the tails of their P-47s and later, P-51s, red, the nickname "Red Tails" was coined. The red markings that distinguished the Tuskegee Airmen included red bands on the noses of P-51s as well as a red rudder, the P-51B and D Mustangs flew with similar color schemes, with red propeller spinners, yellow wing bands and all-red tail surfaces.
The Tuskegee Airmen are considered some of the finest pilots to fly in World War II. On 29 March 2007, the Tuskegee Airmen were collectively awarded a Congressional Gold Medal at a ceremony in the U.S. Capitol rotunda. The medal is currently on display at the Smithsonian Institution. For more information about the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen click here.
1700mm / 66.9in
1490mm / 58.2in
5060-Kv300 Brushless Motor
85A, Internal 5A SBEC & 6A UBEC, EC5 Connector
Propeller / EDF
17x10 4 Blade
25g×6 (digital metal), 17gx1, 9gx3
Electronic Retracts (main gear and tail)
6 Cell 22.2V 4000 - 5000mAh LiPo with EC5 connector
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6S 5000mha with a XT60 ESC connection I don't think so its a FMS model who is PREDITOR ESC never herd of them are they any good?
Nothing but trouble. Right out of the box, the flap servos failed, never worked properly. The fit of the two wing halves is poor. One landing gear door wants to droop open. The pilot is completely out of scale - probably made for the 1400mm version. Nav lights never worked. After replacing the flaps servos TWICE, broke down and bought some decent servos - only to discover the entire wing section electronics, including ailerons and landing gear would not work. I paid full price $549.00 for a complete DUD/Lemon - whatever you want to call it. It's not a flyable aircraft. I have had it almost 2 years and it has never left the ground. FMS must be code for FOAM MODELS that ****. To be clear - I did not buy my plane from Motion RC but from another very well known competitor (HH). Motion has always bent over backwards to help me resolve any issues. The competitor in question - not so much. I write this to warn other modelers that FMS has a systemic quality problem. As you can see by looking at other reviews - I am only one of many that have had issues with FMS. Dynam and other manufacturers may be cheaper - but they DO FLY. I don't like paying 600.00 to 700.00 dollars to look at an RC plane hanging on a garage wall. The P-51 in the video review must be a RINGER.
Assembly was easy and no problems. This came with the upgraded 360kv motor. Waiting for the weather to warm up, to take her out. I like the 1700mm model size and hope more planes of this size will come out. Would of preferred that the decals were left off and left for my choice and pilot is out of scale, looks ******.
Nice looking plane, flies very nice ****..... The landing gear is not strong enough to support the weight of this Airplane especially if you fly it off grass. Multiple failures both during take off and landing. On my last flight, as the tail was coming off the ground, the left main gear failed sending the model into a somersault. The prop struck the ground and pulled the motor clean off. I'm all done, I can not justify spending any more money to fix this model. Very disappointed ! No knocks against Motion RC they do a great job of supporting their products but it is what it is.
Overall this plane looks amazing and does well in the air. Unfortunately I have had problems with this product from the beginning. I have only flown this bird twice, and already one of the wheels fell off cutting my day short at the airfield. Even before I flew this plane, I had to replace the clevis on one of the gear doors because it was broken when I took the wing out of the box. The last thing that I had an issue with was the fact that the tail wheel was not functioning at all out of the box. I know nothing about how th multI point circuit board is supposed to be hooked up as it is new technology to me. As it turned out, the lead was hooked up to the wrong chanel. This was not my doing. It am from the factory hooked up incorrectly. I had to guess which chanel the leaf should be hooked up to. My guess was correct and I got the wheel to function properly. One would think that a product such as this, that is as evens I've as this, would at least have everything hooked up properly? Fortunately I got to fly it twice before the wheel fell off. I will say this. I love the single point connectors that allow you to hook the servo leads from each wing to one single point. It saves so much time and hassle. Wish that they would do that with all of the large scale planes.
I won't repeat what's already been said in previous reviews since I noticed a few of the same issues with mine. However, the only thing that might be different with mine is I think it has the new "V2" prop (3-piece spinner). Some other points not yet mentioned in previous reviews: - The plastic exhausts would not fit under the cowl and into the fuselage cut-out as designed. I had to grind down a small portion of the plastic exhaust rim to fit under the cowl. Breaking out the Dremel...minus 1 star. - The snap clevis' on the inner gear doors are weak and kept unsnapping (even with the retainer band) thus the doors would hang open in flight. I replaced the clevis' with stronger ones. - Added washers between the wheels and the c-clips on the axles since the c-clips have the tendency to pop-off on landing causing the wheels to fall off. Since I understand this is a known issue on a few FMS aircraft with this gear design and still not resolved by simply adding a washer...minus 1 star. - The wing has about a 1/4 inch gap along the bottom center where the two halves come together, although it mates with the fuselage well. I covered the gap with some silver vinyl tape. Thinking mine has the V2 prop, it flies very scale at full throttle and does 12ent loops. Some might consider this underpowered, but it works well for my flying style. In fact, I've received several good comments about my 2-point landings looking very scale, but this plane really makes them easy as long as you keep the power up on landing. I'm using Admiral 6S/5000/50C batteries and getting a safe (full throttle) flight with the batteries coming down at 3.8V per cell. The plane really looks great in the air and is a blast to fly...especially low. A little more QC from FMS and actually taking the time to resolve the aforementioned issues in these reviews...this plane would be a 5.
If you lose the exhaust from one side you have to purchase the whole fuse to get it, sorry but to me that is a rip off, other than that I like everything about this plane. just wish you could purchase those parts 09arate. now I fly mine with just the right side because there is no way I am going to buy a whole fuse just to get that one exhaust.
This is a great looking plane. I love the FMS detail. I had a small issue with the wing multi connector when I purchased the unit. It was a simple fix and great Customer Service from MotionRC. Make sure you check yours before flying. For landings make sure you come in with some power or you will be replacing the landing gear. https://youtu.be/ph5n-mPQjPo
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