The P-40 Warhawk saw action in many theatres in WW2, including the Mediterranean, North Africa and the Pacific where it was used as both a fighter and more successfully as a ground attack aircraft. Most famously, the P-40 was used by the Chinese Flying Tiger squadron flown by US pilots, the success of this squadron against the Japanese airforce in China, even against the feared Zero, made them household names around the world.
This P-40 Warhawk is simply huge for a foam model! Being EPO, it is as tough as you would expect but at the same time, the moulded detailing is simply amazing. Despite it's size, this Warhawk should be easy to transport with it's removable 1pc wing and removable tailplane. The plastic moulded part details, like the very scale exhaust stubs, 3 blade prop/spinner, bomb cradle, .50 Cal machine guns, cockpit detail just go on and on and make for a stunning scale model.
This version serve's as both a "crash kit" just in case and as a basic airframe for those wanting to use their own equipment. The electric twist and turn retract/gear door assembly's and tailwheel assembly are included, as is the gear door/retract sequencer. You also get the scale prop/spinner and a shaft adapter. This is a reasonably involved assembly for a foamie and it will be important to choose your power train and RC equipment carefully, done properly, the end result as an impressive looking and superb flying scale warbird.
Flying Weight: 3500g
6 Channel (throttle, aileron, elevator, rudder, flaps, retracts)
Twist n Turn Electric Retracts with Oleo Leg's & Electric Tailwheel
Sequencer for retracts/landing gear doors
Prop & Spinner
Your Own 6 Channel TX/RX
4000mAh~4500mAh 6s Lipoly Battery
50-60 Brushless Outrunner Motor 250~320kv
4 x 9g & 7 x 17g Servo
60A~80A OPTO ESC
Landing Light Set (Optional)
Arrived in Australia in good condition. Upon opening the box it was most impressive. Yes it is a pitty about all the stickers. It does take time to put together. I found the supplied glue next to useless and had to supply extra. After a number of hours I finally had it together, although was short on a couple of screws that I had to supply to complete. The model is impressive when finished. I still have to make minor adjustments to the main retracts as they are jamming. I have been a bit unlucky as the motor won't turn when the proppellor is attached. Also one of the servos decided to smoke so will have to be replaced. The port nav. light didn't work either. Am waiting for a reply from HobbyKing.My mate has got this and i have been going over it with him. The Plane is good in most respects but the instructions are very poor being only a few dozen photos which dont help all that much. Requires planning before assemblery as most items need to be installed before glueing. Shame about the decals, they ruin it for me and also i could not find any replacement parts listed. Very good retract system which i would buy if they were available. Dont try to rush this one as it will take time to do proberly.