The HobbyKing Brushless P-51D Mustang comes ready to fly. All you need to include is your own radio, receiver and battery. Everything else is included. This particular model has received rave reviews from several magazines. And its not hard to understand why when you notice the detail and quality of the kit. The P51D comes 97% pre-built and all you need to do is screw in main wing, tail assembly and plug in the landing gear.
I finally learned to fly this without crashing and was having a great day when of course "it" happened again. Total wreck but I was able to get it all back together and looking pretty good too. (real life jigsaw puzzle):-) Now my problem is the spinner. Of course that was destroyed in the crash and I cannot seem to find a suitable one on the site for this motor or figure out a way to mount one without a spinner. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Check my FPV video above page attached, flying near the beach. Smooth sailing. I'm using about 35% expo throw. Now i got 3x of these because its stable and easy for doing stunts which is why its light. Btw before flying do not use stock prop because the soft blades will makes it harder for you to fly, i'm using hard APC type 4 blade prop.
I flew FPV with this Mustang, fit enough for normal pan & tilt mechanism with mini cam FH18C. Posted my arttech setup at rcgroups. Using nano fpv 5.8ghz 1s vtx. Sweet scaler and flew well at 1.5km with enough juice only at 1000mah 3s. Ditych the stock prop and go for durafly 4 blades.
Hi. Have just bought this plane but have had trouble with the ESC straightaway, basically it overheated and burnt out when the prop was temporarily blocked. Not too impressed to be honest but I'm changing the ESC for one with a higher rating from Turnigy. So, a couple of questions...
Has anyone else had issues with the ESC as supplied?
What's the best way to remove the plastic nose cowling to gain access to the motor and existing ESC?
Where are people putting the CG on this one? I have about 77 grams of weight on the tail and CG is about 13 and a half. My first time dealing with such a nose heavy tail dragged so I'm very open to suggestion. Thx
Hi, I just bought a plane, but i don't know the ESC socket number and the model. And i need to know what is the weight of 11.1v 1300mah 3s1p battery. Is this battery good GC of this plane? Did anybody know?
My wife bought me this model for my birthday, this is the perfect model, but after a couple of crashes and repairs took a little bit of weight. Original motor is seems to be little compensation for what would you recommend?
I upgraded my P51 to a more powerful Turnigy motor. The stock motor would barely keep the plane flying. The motor I'm using was discontinued, but the replacement is this one:
Turnigy D3530/14 1100KV Brushless Outrunner Motor
It is basically the same motor but with a 5 mm shaft. I'm flying with a 2 blade Master Airscrew 11 x 6 prop from my local hobby shop. It's designed for gas but works well on both my HK F4U Corsair and the the P51 using this motor. To mount this motor, you will need to make your own motor mount. It is worth the effort. I used some aluminum and balsa blocks for the mount.
Not so, was unable to post review at the USA Warehouse...had sent HK the review....it was very positive...and they told me that it was an issue with my computer...although I have posted reviews for other planes purchased from them.
Here`s a short movie a made with the shngrila modell(same as this model)It handle well , but i will recomend a bigger engine for it, and 2 blades prop.
I've been flying this particular model for a while now, and I've found the Parkzone Mustang 2 blade prop works very well on it. Part number PKZ1005. Significant gain in thrust. When landing, just remember to chop the throttle completely when just about to touch down!
Thank you for the Parkzone Mustang prop suggestion. It has a painted yellow tip that blends in real well with the scale look of the plane and is much more forgiving than the two four bladed propellers that I managed to crunch in my first three flights.
Just received the P-51 from De warehouse.. lokks really nice.. hare my experience.. nose too heavy. i opened a bay immediately after the canopy and installed a 3s 1600ma .Added 20gr under the tail. Best COG obtained 7 cm from the front of wing ( fuselage side). aileron separately controlled in order to add differential between up and down to reduce tip stall. Wheels legs plied forward ti take off from ( short) grass. On aerobatics, keep the rolls large. Ordered to HK immediately spare 4 blades ..Excellent flier and nice flying shape..
I have been having a heck of a time finding the cg on this plane. 7 cm back puts it almost 30 mm further than the manual specs and I need 42 grams on the tail to achieve this. I have had to totally rebuild the front end but it still balances exactly to the book spec but I made a mess of it already using the book spec. Would appreciate any further thoughts. BTW. I did source an aluminum motor mount for 16 dlrs in the States.
the on tail weight difference can be related to position of my battery, directly after the canopy and not in the book's suggested bay. The plane flights absolutely well with the CG location i've written before.
I have this plane and would like to add retracts to them.
can someone please help me with the correct retracts I can try on these. I found this on the site but not sure if they are the correct size:
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__148 38__Digital_Servoless_Retractable_system_1pc_54g.htm l
Any help is much appriciated.
I managed to destroy both motor mounts. I had previously purchased a custom motor mount (for my super cub) from custom rc parts out of California so I contacted them. They are interested in building this mount. My question for discussion would be - should they make the mount for the stock motor or is there an upgrade that anyone would recommend? Custom has designed a mount for the stock motor but I am just thinking ahead. Any thoughts?
hi there mate.
I think its better to stick with the stock mounts because it saves the firewall for you.
you can make a custom motor mount with 3*35mm screws and 4mm plywood. there is a video on youtube(search for Art Tech P51/F4U motor mount modification). I tried this and it works great. but the first crash totaled my firewall.
So now ive ordered 10 of these plastic motor mounts :)
Steven Im not really sure. That site has changed alot.
I did a google search and it came up. Arttech makes 2 mustangs, one is the normal size and one is a mini. The motor mount is under the normal size.
THis is the product code i found : ART-7210
Its best you contact them directly to be a 100% sure.
Thank you sir and Have a Happy New Year! I showed one of my crunched engine mounts to one veteran flyer and he suggested that I put a dab of JB Weld on all of the structural stress points of the new mount to prolong its life.
Steven, i wont do that if I was you.
the firewall on to which this motor mount is attached to is thick foam. I think the reason why Arttech made this so weak is that in the case of a crash only the motor mount goes and not the entire firewall.
I made a mount myself based on a suggestion I saw on youtube and it worked great (added a wee bit more weight but that was ok) but while landing it tiped over and damaged the firewall. was pretty anoying.
The plane is now in a plastic bag :(.
Greetings enterence. Sorry to hear about the "plastic bag" I went ahead with the machined aluminium mount from California. I fit great and worked just great - for almost 5 minutes then I lost control and did the old lawn dart landing. I had reinforced the firewall due to your comments so it (firewall) did survive but I broke the shaft off the motor and was left with about 1/4 inch of shaft. New motor on the way and she will fly again. BTW I did bring it home in a bag but it looks pretty good again. Hate to give up as its a great looking plane.
Hey there mate and greeting to you. How much did the mount cost you ?
Ive got a spare fuselage but just no time. I also got a skysurfer(a local version of the bixler) in a box which i want to hook up.
I love this plane mate and she looks gorgeous. I definately want to have her back in action and I also want to slap on some retracts. the ones I ordered turned out too big, so I guess ill use them on my calmato and get new retracts for the P51. Can you imagine her with retracts ???
Greetings once again. The mount is 15.99 from custom rc parts in California. It will take any crash you can give it. I am also thinking that you can adapt several of the HK mounts to work. I have ordered one that looks like it might work and will know soon. They are only a few bucks so I wanted to know. Now then get that Sky surfer in the air. They are exactly the same as the Bixler and great fun to fly and you will not spend near as much time putting it in a bag. :-)
Happy New Year.
No not a chance. I own this plane and it is not a fast flyer (nor is it intended to be i pressume). However this is a fun scale flyer. But beware the props are very brittle and almost brake if you look to hard on them... :-)
The P-51 is much slower than any funfighter BUT the ff range needs and expert pilot to avoid destruction.. The P-51 is an excelent plane to learn to fly a funfighter.. Heres how 1 fly stock until u can alwasy land ok then put 10x6 2 blade prop now much faster and 1/2 ff speed then put a 4 cell in and when the motor and esc burn out nur ready to get the FF HTHM
Hello, I am Brazilian and would like to know the control model used in this plane as well as the right battery, if you can pass the links here or in my e-mail. Thank you!
I wonder also how do I pay for this product!
Not sure I understand "control model". The battery that fits best is the 1.3 Nanotech. As for paying the easiest is PayPal. Other than that HK seems to accept credit cards but it is a hassle. I am in Panama and so far so good. It is tricky to fly this plane so it should not be one of your first ones. I am just starting to get the hang of it. Good luck
Well I am back to the drawing board with this plane. I managed to take it off and it was flying nicely. Textbook departure, text book cross wind but when I turned down wind I managed to lose sight of it with the background "stuff" and did a lawn dart in sand. Seem I have trouble with the grey plane and grey sand ? Anyway another motor mount somewhat damaged. I need to know from someone with a new one still on the bench. Is there any offset on the motor mount or is the offset fixed when the mount is mounted to the plane. The mount is repairable but has a noticable offset and I am not sure if this was as a result of the lawn dart performance or is supposed to be there. Many thanks for your help.
RE: Issue with grey plane and grey sand... I put bright fluorescent orange tape striping on the underside of the wing to help maintain orientation on my mustang It may take a bit away from the sharp appearance....but I prefer that to a crashed "war casualty."
Well I must be the problem - I read all the reviews and everybody loves this plane. I have many many hours of wonderful flying with my Bixler and Super Cub but I think I have a total of 10 minutes on the mustang. Broke both props that came with it. Now the motor mount is broken. I have 4 props in my next shipment but where can I find a few motor mounts. I know I can fly but I sure have a problem flying this one. Any thoughts would be appreciated. PS. I did find the C of G detailed in the manual.
This is getting tiresome - first I find the c of g in the instructions and then I find the extra motor mount in my pile of bits a pieces right where I put it when I unpacked the plane. Thanks Nathaniel for assisting the geezer. I still know for sure I am going to need more if you happen to know where I can get them
Me again. OK I now have the motor and mount out of the plane can anyone tell me how to get the motor off the mount? I have tried both set screws. Do I actually have to remove the cir-clip from the end of the shaft as well? I do not have a gear puller although that is what it looks like it might need? Any thoughts?
Still working out the bugs on this snappy little plane. C of G ? Does anyone have any idea where it should be. It is really nose heavy but I don't want to over do it with rear weight. Still getting it up and down in one piece but mostly white knuckle flying until I get it balanced right.
CG will vary due to use of batteries. you can adjust it by moving the position of the lipo. Nose heavy is just fine. flying your plane tail heavy will not be easy and try those trim tabs to adjust it on the flight.
Maidened my P51 yesterday. Man that plane is quiet. Is this normal on this plane. Also does anybody have a recommended expo setting for the ailerons. They are way too sensitive on this plane. One prop down and one left to go. BK Order from HK so this could be a problem.
I'd put in 75% on all control surfaces for a nice place to start. It should tame it down pretty good. Yes that DAT 700 is a pretty quiet motor. I had the Art Tech Corsair which is its brother. Nice plane but I had the rtf Tx so couldn't put Dr/Expo. Can't help you with the props though, since the Corsair came with a 3 blader, and for the info, I never saw it in stock on HK, always backorder. I seriously think they never stock Art Tech blades.
No its not, its some kind of material only Art Tech know about. Its some "beer foam" like some call them. It will not withstand crashes like EPO. I'd take this one other the other one, it flies like on rails but is pretty light, so it won't tolerate high winds.
I put a 2200mah in mine after doing the canopy mod. 30a speedy and a 2409-12t motor. I regularly fly mine in 25-30kph winds. Its loads of fun. I think even on the stock motor, if u put the 2200mah lipo in it, the stability is dramatically improved. Need to do the canopy mod though, so u can sit the lipo above the wing, inside the cockpit.
Durable, light enough to fly well. I bought this to replace my crashed Art-Tech. I believe this is the Art-Tech but without the cheap radio. I would have bought this first if I had seen it. Use expo on the ailerons. It's not fast with the 4-blade prop, but it's a great belly lander, and beautiful close up. Lose the wheels.
Light weight P51 Mustang is great airplane, it is nose heavy so you need to add little weight at the back. engine mount is not stronge and can be easily broken. tail wheel is moving freely and not linked with rudder and seems to be no way to link it.engine power is almost enough but for scale flying its great. overall I give is 5 stars.