Top Flite Gold Edition Giant P-40 Warhawk ARF

May 10, 2010 No Comments by

Big, mean flying machine!

The Top Flite Gold Edition Giant P-40 Warhawk ARF is an IMAA-legal replica of Colonel Claire Channault’s “Flying Tigers” squadron at the onset of World War II. The P-40 Warhawk had one of the most impressive kill-to-loss ratios of any Allied fighter plane and the Top Flite P-40 Warhawk is equally impressive. Because camouflage was the most popular P-40 trim scheme, it has been faithfully reproduced on this model using matte finish MonoKote® covering on the built-up balsa and ply sections with paint being used on the fiberglass parts. The Top Flite P-40 Warhawk ARF features many scale details not found on other giant-scale P-40’s: Features like a detailed cockpit with instrumentation and split flaps which are ribbed like the full-size P-40. In fact, the Top Flite Giant P-40 Warhawk is modeled after a restored full-size

P-40E owned and flown by Rudy Frasca of Frasca International in Urbana, Illinois.

  • The fiberglass cowl captures the lines of the P-40 perfectly. The iconic “shark mouth” nose are is painted on and the exhaust ports are already installed. A scale-shaped, painted aluminum spinner is included.
  • Heavy-duty fixed landing gear is included. For ultimate authenticity, optional Robart® retract gear can also be installed.
  • The wings are reinforced to help withstand the impact of the landing gear during a less-than-perfect touchdown.
  • Exceptional flight characteristics using affordable and easy-to-maintain 43-55 cc gasoline engines.

Specifications:

Wingspan: 86 in (2185 mm)

Wing Area: 1262 in² (81.4 dm²)

Weight: 23-24 lb (10.4-10.8 kg)

Wing Loading: 42-44 oz/in² (128-134 g/dm²)

Length: 72 in (1830 mm)

Requires: minimum 5-channel radio with fixed landing gear (9-channel or greater recommended) with 9 servos and 43-55 cc gasoline engine. See side panel for recommended products.

Gold Edition Giant P-40 Warhawk ARF Street:$579.99

AVAILABLE: Mid-August

For more information please visit: www.top-flite.com

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