The North American B-25 Mitchell was a American twin-engined medium bomber manufactured by North American Aviation. It was used by many Allied air forces, in every theater of World War II, as well as many other air forces after the war ended. It saw service over for over four decades.
The B-25 was named in honor of General Billy Mitchell, a pioneer of U.S. military aviation. By the end of its production, nearly 10,000 B-25s in numerous variations had been built. These included a few limited variations, such as the United States Navy's and Marine Corps' PBJ-1 patrol bomber and the United States Army Air Forces' F-10 photo reconnaissance aircraft.
The B-25 gained notoriety in the second world war when Lieutenant Colonel Jimmy Doolittle attacked mainland Japan four months after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The mission gave a much-needed lift in spirits to the Americans, and alarmed the Japanese who had believed their home islands were inviolable by enemy forces. Although the amount of actual damage done was relatively minor, it forced the Japanese to divert troops to the home defense for the remainder of the war. The B-25 cemented its place in the history books as the 16 bombers took off from the USS Hornet and successfully bombed Tokyo along with four other Japanese cities without loss.
Our B-25 Mitchell is a sport scale model with just the right amount of detail to please, yet isn't overly complicated. Rugged electronic retracts and operating wing flaps add to the scale appearance. The model is mostly bolt together with the only parts to glue being the vertical fins. We've added a nice touch, a PCB board that your wing connections plug into. Only two connectors are requred to connect the wing to the fuselage which makes going to the field a breeze. All of this, along with the wing bolts and the battery are accessed through the magnetically secured battery hatch. Adding to the realism of the model are the 3-blade counter-rotating propellers and a full complement of faux machine guns.
Flying the B-25 is also a treat. Ample power is on tap for quick, Doolittle style take-offs, and the flaps slow the model down with minimal pitch changes for scale like landings. Seeing the model in the air is facilitated by the scale navigational lights! Just like the real thing, rolls are slightly off axial. Loops as big as you want them are easy to accomplish, as is a not so scale like inverted flight.
• Plug and Fly - Just add your choice of battery, transmitter and receiver
• High level of scale detail including machine guns
• Twin counter-rotating brushless motors included
• Electronic retracts pre-installed
• Tame, scale-like flight characteristics
• PCB board quick wing connections
• Navigational lights in leading edge of wing
• Magnetically secured battery hatch
Flying Weight: 1300g
Motors: BL2212 1450KV brushless
ESC: 30A ESC x2
Servo: 7 x 9g
6 CH transmitter and receiver
3S 11.1V 2200~2600mAh lipoly battery
Don't waste your time. Did everything right. Had enough airspeed and as soon as it lifted off it rolled hard right straight into the ground.I like this plane overall, but had to make some major changes to the servo linkage on the elevator and rudders, as the system they had simply does not move far enough to realistically fly this plane; put in extra servos for the elevator and rudders and added a UBEC. A 3000 mAh battery will not fit in the canopy, so I had to carve out foam to make it fit. Once this was done, it flies well and can easily do sport aerobatics. Flaps work good at slowing the plane down. Retracts are a joke - I don't even bother raising them when in flight - they are very weak and do not work well. The plane looks great in the air, but it will take some work to get it there.this plane is a nice looking paper weight front landing gear to week to handle any landing hard to figure out retracks wireing but got that to work first flight all elervator problems took a while to get right to much play tell tightend up flue grate but landing on first flight bent front landing gear right off and the plane just broke in half front nose was destroyed wast of money up to you but if you warnt to wast your money I will give you my mailing address and you could just send it to meI really love this B-25 model. Flown it in all weather conditions, fast and slow, off tarmac and wet long grass, and everything is A-OK.
Can't find any major faults, only one small niggle on construction is the geometry of the elevator and rudder pushrods and bellcranks, apart from that flies well.
The retracts have worked well, I though they would come adrift, but still in place, unlike the Lancaster (easy glue fix, though, no problem). Flaps are really useful in light wind and slow the a/c down nicely.
Recommended, check out those scale Hamiltons!!!
Actually, can you get spare B-25 props? Please HK...?The aircraft is very beautiful. However, retracts do not scale. I changed them to scale retracts and made the cover. Now the plane in the sky looks like the real thing.I purchased my B25 with high hopes , having seen the video and read the reviews.
Any concern with the bell crank system on the elevator dispersed on the first flight.
I used 20pcntflap on take off on our grass strip..
The B 25 is a dream to fly with long low passes power to spare for clime outs.
Also its capable of some not so scale roll's and loops !
Landing's just so scale and cool with gear down or belly land , hand launching is easy !
Nice one Hobby King.The product came with several defective components out of the box, including the nose gear and elevator servo. The plane does look good, but the quality of the components used is questionable.model goes together ok but the manual is poor . no info on throws or how to hook up pcp board, but there is a file online for this
also there is some useful Utube clipsNice plane!
I've added there servo powered bomb container, changed elevator to two servos instead of one from the box. Two additional flaps and enforced motor mounts
Flies well, logical approach when assembling and the local board is a nice touch - making wiring connections easier.
Detail is incredible for a foam model