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Eachine Mustang P-51D EPP RC Aircraft (Australian Stock) + 3 Batteries A$97.52 / US$69.74 Delivered @ Bangood

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This is a good beginner aircraft - it's an EPP foam and it pretty easy to fly, but won't handle a windy day.
Hint: fly without the landing gear on a grassy field.

I paid about $115 a couple of months ago. This is the price (GST included) with three batteries and delivery is about a week because I gather it is already in an Australian warehouse. They are offering a better price with a deposit, but that looks like it is PRC stock, so will be +GST.

Specification:
Brand: Eachine
Product Name: Mini Mustang P-51D (Wild Horse)
Version: RTF Gyro (whole set to fly with gyroscope)
Material: EPP
Wingspan: 400 mm (15.75 inches)
Length: 317 mm (12.48 inches)
Motor: 10mm coreless motor (hollow cup)
Receiver: 2 in 1 integrated board
Servo: 2g plastic gear 3
Propeller: 130X70mm
Remote control: 2.4GHz 4CH
Flying weight: 60g
Recommended battery: 3.7V-360MAH
Package size (length x width x height): 35X35
15.5cm
Flight time: 14mins
Charging time: 2.5 hours

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  • This will handle very light wind. Buyer beware, also flight time is should be about 5mins so buy few extra batteries I'd say another 3

  • This would have been perfect at the house I just moved from.

  • My main concern - legal restrictions around flying RC models.

    • Sorry sir, didn't realise this was a restricted zone. What else would they do?

      • The list was big… From the top of my head.. In addition to No RC planes it was No guns and No horse riding.
        Any fun activity - NO. :)

  • It's just a basic propeller RC plane? No flaps/ailerons etc.?

    • No flaps, but has ailerons. It can do rolls and loops.

    • Ha, not many RC planes would have flaps

    • This has yaw, roll, pitch and thrust, so a 4 channel control system. That's pretty much all you can expect out of an entry level rc plane. Beyond that you get into retractible undercarriage and stuff, but given how quickly foam rc planes accelerate to takeoff speed, there's not much call for flaps.

  • If it's your first model, better getting a high wing more boring looking plane. I flew models for decades and the little warbirds like these were always a handful to control. EPP will give you some bounce but a bigger, high wing (think CUB) will be a better first plane. Join a local rc club, they will help you buy, build and fly - so you wont need a wheel barrow after the first flight.

    • Totally agree, can't go past a champ for a first plane.

      • Could you please provide some recommendations for a first plane? A CUB Champ? Thanks in advance.

        • If you dont mind it being 3 channel (no roll / ailerons), the Hobbyzone champ is great. It's hard to get into trouble with a high wing plane with no ailerons. There are 4 channel versions too like the sports cub. I haven't personally flown one, but you quickly outgrow 3 channel planes, so getting a 4 channel one and sticking to yaw for turning initially may be a better plan.

          You can't fly ultralight planes when there's any appreciable wind, but you fly them close enough to the ground and slow enough that it's really easy to keep yourself oriented, so I still have no problem recommending them for beginners.

          If you don't have a transmitter (the remote control you hold), make sure you get an RTF (ready to fly) model which comes with one.

          • @Joker042: Looks nice.

            One thing I found useful is the breakaway prop that both this and the Mustang (& stablemates) have.

            I’ve crashed mine more than once and landed in a tree and the prop was easy to pop back on. I crashed in to sand once - and that was not good. Snapped the prop and sand got into the gears. I’ll stick to grass.

            While the Cub might be easier to fly, I found little trouble with the Corsair F4 - which is essentially the Mustang in another shape - especially in beginner mode.

            • @Public21: Good point on the props. I've never had an issue with props on the cub breaking, but I can see it being a thing.

              I also agree that low wing is mostly fine as long as you've got some dihedral on it like the Mustang, Corsiar and Trojan models all do. I'd still say the cubs are more stable, but it all depends on just how beginner you want to go. The cub that I started on also had a fairly under powered engine, which meant it was even harder to get yourself into trouble, it almost felt like a powered glider!

        • Hobbyzone Delta ray (blue) crashed it a heap of times. Glued back with some gorilla glue, fly's like day 1. Only thing I hate about it, It can't take much wind

  • If you are an experienced flyer, rip the donk out, strip the landing gear and go slope soaring. You might need a little ballast for penetration. They look great on a slope. Batts will last plenty of time then.