Sneak Peek Video — Weekender Warbird Mustang from Hitec

Dec 06, 2013 1 Comment by

We just got back from the flying field where we test flew an awesome mid-sized park flyer warbird. Part of the Hitec Weekender Warbird series, the new P-51 Mustang is a blast to fly. With a span just under 30 inches the P-51 has great flight performance and is a full-house 4-channel flyer.

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With rudder control it has excellent tracking and it grooves nicely through all maneuvers. The WW Mustang takes only about 10 minutes to assemble and you can power it with a 7.4V 2S lipo pack from 850mAh to 1000mAh capacity. I flew the model with the Hitec Aurora 9X and 6-channel Minima 2.4GHz mini receiver. A great combo for this mini mustang warbird. Watch for a detailed flight report in the upcoming March issue of MAN.
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One Response to “Sneak Peek Video — Weekender Warbird Mustang from Hitec”

  1. Milt says:

    A 4-bladed prop is less efficient than a 2-bladed one. The real P-51 used a 4-bladed prop to absorb the energy from the engine while having a smaller diameter to clear the ground with “normal” sized landing gear. You said this plane does everything the real plane does: how about fire guns, drop bombs, lower flaps, and raise the gear. Aside from these inaccurate “marketing comments”, I bought one for my son for his birthday. The size, light wing loading, good looks and decent flying characteristics will do the job. — Aero Engineer, Fighter Pilot, and long time modeler.

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