This superbly detailed Micro P-51D Mustang is made from tough EPO foam and is very scale given its tiny dimensions.
Being Plug and fly, this Mustang can be assembled in minutes, the motor, ESC & servos are all pre-installed, the tail-feathers, nav lights, very scale under-carriage and prop are also pre-fitted and decals pre-applied, leaving you to just attach the wing, add the optional drop tanks if desired, dial in your TX and go flying!
Control is full 4 channel and there is a servo for each control surface for precise control, there is also plenty of power from the brushlessoutrunner motor, which swings a very scale 4 blade prop & spinner. This amazingly scale little Mustang looks great both on the ground and in the air and is a must for your warbird collection!
Just assembled this little one and the motor/prop is right out of balance. It vibrates and can't possibly get enough revs up for a takeoff.
Pity 'cos I also got an F4U like this and first flight failed and the wires came off the ESC.
Not too sure about these products and thinking about going back to the warehouse for a refund.
Or are there any easy fixes out there?
I thought balancing a sub-micro prop would be a pretty tricky job. Guess I have a lot to learn. Maybe I'm too much of a newbie - only been at it for 3 months - but I also have zero idea how to balance a big prop.
Anyway the motor on this model was mounted skew and loose by the manufacturer, so I took it back before maiden flight and got a refund. The guy at the warehouse agreed that it would not fly unless cracked open and worked on to remount the motor, so here's to Hobby King doing the right thing.
The plane was a beautiful replica however, so sad to see it go for that reason.
hey john, I'm glad they sorted it out for you. We all start off as a newbie so ask all the questions you need. To balance a prop, you need a device that the prop mounts to and pivots freely about the axis. The heavy blade will fall under gravity. Depending on amount, you can sand off some material or add some.use a dot of CA glue should be enough. BTW, the motor axis should point down a little, its called down thrust. Good luck
Cheers funjet. The motor was to the side (sidethrust and lots of vibration). I had a micro corsair, also from FlyFly and it was so badly put together. First stumble on takeoff and the solder points came off the ESC. These planes look awesome, but if you're that keen on it you have to be pretty hands on. I prefer to buy something that will fly out the box.
Thanks for the info on balancing by the way. I appreciate it. Must be finicky on the sub micro scale however. But as you describe the process, it sounds pretty basic. Thanks and happy flying.