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  • Official FlightLine 850mm P-51D Mustang Thread

    Introducing the New 850mm P-51D Mustang PNP from FlightLine!

    FlightLine and Motion RC have re-imagined the classic P-51D Mustang for 2019 in a beginner-friendly format with accurate styling, gyro-readiness, low operating cost and high fun factor in an easily transportable size! This Mustang features a versatile power system that can use either a 3S or 4S flight battery without needing to change the propeller or ESC. The large battery bay accommodates a wide range of battery sizes, from 3S 1600mAh to 4S 2600mAh. Transition from a 30-60mph 3S Trainer to an 80+mph 4S Racer with a simple five-second battery change!

    Optimized as both a slow speed 3S warbird parkflyer and a 4S sportscale racer, the FlightLine Pocket Warbird series P-51D Mustang can also fit a gyro-stabilized receiver such as the Admiral RX600SP 6-Channel DSMX™ Compatible Receiver with Stability Plus Gyro. Easy hand launches are accomplished either overhand or underhand, and balanced wing loading provides precise handling and steady landing characteristics. Say goodbye to precarious nail-biting hand launches - - this Mustang is a breeze to launch with moderate throttle and a firm toss. Separating itself from previous generations of parkflyer warbirds in the sub-900mm class, several design elements increase this Mustang's durability including a long plywood battery plate, reinforced motor firewall, shatter-resistant two-blade propeller, one-piece wing with carbon spar, servo horn protectors, and plastic sheathed underside fuselage to resist scuffs during landing. The overall result is a balanced model that "flies on rails" like a larger aircraft instead of being "pushed around" like a toy.

    Like the Freewing ParkJet Series of 64mm EDF Jets, the FlightLine Pocket Warbird Series offers modelers a platform for modification and customization. In addition to the structural preparations outlined above, the Mustang also arrives factory painted in satin silver with two different decal sets. Pilots wanting to apply their own color scheme can do so directly over the factory paint without needing to remove any decals. The decal sets are based off of two potential tail colors if you so chose. The green tail is "The Enchantress", piloted by 2nd Lt William Saks. 457th Fighter Squadron, 506th Fighter Group. Iwo Jima, June 1945. The yellow tail is "Shanghai Lil'", piloted by Ed Linfante, 462nd Fighter Squadron, 506th Fighter Group. For more information please click on the Support tab above.

    Product Link:

    This is the stock livery as it comes out of the box

    457th Fighter Squadron, 506th Fighter Group "The Enchantress" (Note: You will need to paint the tail section green)

    462nd Fighter Squadron, 506th Fighter Group "Shanghai Lil'" (Note: You will need to paint the tail section yellow)

    For additional control precision, pilots can also install a 9g rudder servo inside the fuselage and use the pre-molded passageway to guide a control rod rearward toward the rudder hinge itself. The model can be raced within smaller flying fields areas with a lightweight 3S 1600 battery, or in larger areas with a heavier and more powerful 4S 2600. We recommend the 3S 2200mAh or 4S 2200mAh as an ideal balance between flight duration, top speed, vertical performance, and ease of launch/landing.

    Backed by Motion RC's world-class service and a host of spare parts, race your Mustang with confidence!

    Flight Review

    Build Video
    • Versatile 3S/4S battery capability
    • Decal sheet depict both "The Enchantress" and "Shanghai Lil" from the 506th Fighter Group
    • 60+ mph (3S) to 90+ mph (4S) top speed
    • Gyro-ready
    • Beginner-friendly wing loading
    • Upgrade-friendly components and layout
    • Durable structural enhancements
    • Skid-proof underside covering
    • Screw-on one-piece wing
    • Multiple decal options included
    • FlightLine P-51D Mustang 850mm (33") Wingspan - PNP
    • Motor, ESC and servos pre-assembled

    Model Scale 1/13 Scale
    Wingspan 850mm / 33.5in
    Length 740mm /29.13in
    Empty Weight 510g / 17.98oz (w/o battery)
    CG (Center of Gravity) 80mm (3.14") from the leading edge of the wing at the root
    Power System 3S-4S 2836-950kV Brushless Outrunner Motor
    Electronic Speed Control 30A, XT60 Connector
    Propeller / EDF 9x6 2-Blade Propeller
    Servos 9g plastic gear standard with 300mm lead : left aileron, right aileron
    9g plastic gear standard with 200mm lead : elevator
    Landing Gear None
    Required Battery 3S 11.1V 1600mAh to 4S 14.8V 2200mAh LiPo with XT60 connector (required)
    Required Radio 4 Channel (required)
    Ailerons Yes
    Elevator Yes
    Rudder No
    Flaps No
    Lights No
    Hinge Type Nylon Reinforced
    Material EPO Foam
    Skill Level Intermediate
    Build Time 1 Hour
    Recommended Environment Outdoors

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    • #3
      Here is some help with programming your ESC that comes with the P-51


      • #4
        This is the first P-51 model I have ever bought. Growing up around a bunch or Air Racers I was sick of em. LOL. But I do love park flyers, and this looks like a nice one. You simply can't beat the deal here when you count the free shipping. +1 Motion RC. Argh, can't believe I bought a Mustang. LOL

        Best Regards


        • #5
          Like the 64mm 4S HP Stinger, these could be a lot of fun for club racing events.


          • #6
            Odd to see a Flightline plane with a XT60 connector on it.


            • #7
              I have two of the old Parkzone P-51D’s which are slightly bigger at 39 inch wingspan. Great fun! This is a definite niche that has a need to be filled as there always seems to be room to toss a couple in the load when heading to the local park or field to fly. I’m glad to see it! Count me in.


              • #8
                I tend to fall in the "Bigger Is Better" snobby scale category but I gotta say, there's a real fun factor with these "Toss and Boss" planes. Sometimes it would be fun just to throw a few in the back and head out and go yank and bank to your heart's delight. I will definitely be picking up one of these with a 4S.
                My YouTube RC videos:


                • #9
                  I just ordered one, will be great backyard flyer


                  • #10
                    Are the DECALS (1) STCK ON type or (2) WATER SLIDE ON type???
                    Are different sets of decals available? For example: "Big Beautiful Doll" etc...?


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Howard Keney View Post
                      Are the DECALS (1) STCK ON type or (2) WATER SLIDE ON type???
                      Are different sets of decals available? For example: "Big Beautiful Doll" etc...?
                      The decals are waterslide. We have no other decal sets aside from the 2 in the box, but is where you can go for any livery you can imagine. She'll customize and re-size anything you wish.


                      • #12
                        James is correct.

                        Another vote for Callie! She is great.



                        • #13
                          So there is no rudder servo or linkage? What about: is rudder hinged already? and, is there a control horn on the rudder?


                          • #14
                            Wow, exactly what I've been waiting for! Love the size, and battery choices. I have five of the old FMS 800mm warbirds, and recently bought the new 950mm Durafly Beechcraft Bonanza. I can see that fleet of smaller planes is going to be increasing...

                            Couple questions:

                            I'd almost certainly be adding a rudder servo. Is the rudder pre-hinged? Can I just cut out some foam and get it moving easily? How about the pushrods and pushrod tube? Is there a "kit" for adding the rudder, or are we on our own fabbing those parts?

                            How hard would it be to mod the spinner and drop in a more scale 4-blade prop? I fly all my 800's on 3 or 4 blade props, and have become pretty successful at plopping them in when landing. I seldom break a prop anymore, and would love to try one. Even if I do end up breaking a prop, it'd be pretty cheap to replace at this size. Flapperons help a ton to slow them down too.

                            Dare I hope for a P-38 in this size? Gawd, I'd be absolutely giddy if I could buy a Lightning this size!

                            Good job Guys, really looking forward to watching this line develop. I think you'll sell a ton of these planes...
                            I hate that motorcycle they make me ride. I'm here to tell you, there ain't nothing in the world I hate more than that elephant under my ass.

                            -Officer John Wintergreen-
                            ElectraGlide in Blue, 1973


                            • #15
                              HK and VZ, welcome aboard!!! Glad to have you here at the Squawk... :Cool:


                              • #16
                                Just placed my order and will try my first Admiral 6 channel stabilized receiver for this little bird. Going with a 1800 4s Admiral battery.... Going to Callie's graphics now to order some livery!!!


                                • #17
                                  I would need to add the rudder


                                  • #18
                                    Regarding the rudder. It is not pre-hinged and there are no control horns attached to it BUT, see the attached pics, there is a pre-cut spot in the tray for a 9g servo, and a tube molded in the back of the fuse for a control rod. It will pop out in the perfect spot on the fuse to add your rudder.


                                    • #19
                                      Nice! Looks easy enough to setup


                                      • #20
                                        ORDERED. The wife and I are moving next month and there are a few soccer fields 4 mins away from the new place. This is a great plane at the perfect time!!! Will definitely add the rudder but I VERY much appreciate FL saving us some money by leaving it out of the production model while providing an easy mod to add.

                                        Can't wait to see what adversaries come along to join this series!! (BF-109 would be a blast... especially since I wouldn't have to fight that narrow landing gear on a belly lander! lol)