Parkzone P-51D Mustang "Gunfighter" Brushless RC Plane (Ready to Fly)   @ WIRELESS MADNESS was £189.99 now £99
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Parkzone P-51D Mustang "Gunfighter" Brushless RC Plane (Ready to Fly) @ WIRELESS MADNESS was £189.99 now £99

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Found 10th Oct 2012
Awesome deal on this RC aeroplane which is ready to fly. Would make a great Christmas pressy, it's fairly big worth watching the video on the website.
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Spitfire pack missing :
Required to Complete
4+ channel Transmitter and Receiver (5 channels needed for retract operation)
11.1V 2200mAh 3S 25C Li-Po battery
Compatible battery charger

Required Items for Optional Retracts
10-15 size main electric retracts (EFLG100)
Pre-bent landing gear struts are required for this plane (PKZ5717)
For £99 The mustang is ready to fly no other parts needed

Specification:
Scale - Warbird
Wingspan - 39.0" (990mm)
Overall Length - 33.5" (850mm)
Flying Weight - 25.0oz (710g)
Motor Size - 480-size 960Kv Brushless Outrunner
Radio - ZX-10, 3 proportional channels 27MHz
Speed Control - 18A brushless
Li-Po Battery - 3S 11.1V 1300mAh Li-Po
Charger - 3 Cell Li-Po balancing charger (Cigarette lighter)

In the Box
ParkZone P-51D Mustang "Gunfighter" Brushless Plane (Ready to Fly)
ParkZone ZX-10 3 Proportional Channels 27MHz Transmitter
ParkZone 3S 1300mAh Li-Po battery
8AA Batteries

Required to Complete
Nothing at all, Everything is in the box

Edited by: "dparr59" 11th Oct 2012
That's right no running around for AA batteries when your new toy arrives!
I have only used a cheapo RC helicopter in my lounge. Would i crash this thing first time out in the open air?
Advice please for a newby to this activity
luv this, wish i hadnt seen it.
Fantastic plane, but make sure you get a few spare batteries - I have no idea what the flight time is on these, but I'm guessing about 7 to 10 minutes ?? Correct me if I'm wrong.

Heat added, great price.
I don't need this...

But I want it so bad.
7-10 mins is more than enough to smash it into the ground and make it unflyable...
This thing is massive, I'd never hide it from the missus...
This is 27MHz radio which is very interference prone. I am very surprised that Parkzone, a very respectable manufacturer, would sell them in the UK.

This is too fast & heavy to be flown where there is anyone else about. It is not something to fly in the local park Sunday afternoon. Remember that if you hit anyone or anything you are liable. Never fly anything like this without insurance and always fly in a safe way somewhere safe.
Chris52

This is 27MHz radio which is very interference prone. I am very surprised … This is 27MHz radio which is very interference prone. I am very surprised that Parkzone, a very respectable manufacturer, would sell them in the UK.This is too fast & heavy to be flown where there is anyone else about. It is not something to fly in the local park Sunday afternoon. Remember that if you hit anyone or anything you are liable. Never fly anything like this without insurance and always fly in a safe way somewhere safe.



What you say is true, Chris, but the same applies to flying a kite, using a bicycle, toboggan and a myriad other outdoor activities. Insurance isn't always the answer. Flyers should simply 'use common sense' when deciding where and when to fly these things.
unquestioned

I don't need this...But I want it so bad.




Took the words straight out of my mouth
So Tempted! 990mm wingspan though! Don't know where i would keep it!
I'm buying one!!
Mr_Tommo

Took the words straight out of my mouth



And me!! Not sure if the "I got the boy a cool cristmas present today" would wash!
Just ordered one dont care if she kicks me out well worth it for that money :-)
990mm wingspan is actually relatively small!

seems like an OK deal, there's better models out there for beginners though (even by Parkzone aka Horizon Hobby).
Oh come on! I am trying to save money and you post things like this!!! My girlfriend is going to kill me when this turns up!
If you can't fly RC planes, then its unlikely that you will even get this to take off, let alone land... Its MUCH more difficult than you think and because its so small, it will be hard to see as it will go out of visual range quickly.

If you really want to fly, get yourself a Parkzone Radian.. its a 3 channel glider and MUCH more appropriate for a learner and still fun for intermediate .. Even though I am a competent flyer, I still fly my Radian more than anything else.

A plane like this is asking for trouble and in my opinion, anyone who buys it who hasn't flown is simply wasting their money, UNLESS they have £100 to throw away and want to see a magnificent crash!

If someone does decide to buy this, could you take some video of your flights, put it on Youtube and report back.. I am sure a lot of people would appreciate the opportunity to witness the carnage.

That said, it still a hot deal.. Very good price for a complete kit... Wouldn't feel happy using 27mhz so would swap out the TX/RX for something Digital..

Jon



Edited by: "jweaver" 11th Oct 2012
jweaver

If you can't fly RC planes, then its unlikely that you will even get this … If you can't fly RC planes, then its unlikely that you will even get this to take off, let alone land...



Given it doesn't have any wheels I don't think either of those will be a problem
b1g1an

Given it doesn't have any wheels I don't think either of those will be a … Given it doesn't have any wheels I don't think either of those will be a problem



It still has to take off.. and still land... Take off would be a throw rather than taxi, but believe me, that nowhere as easy as you might think. Infact its harder than a traditional (Wheeled) take off. As you throw it, it won't be going fast enough to get any lift, so it will drop to the floor like a stone.. So you only have 3 feet or so before it hits the ground to get some power going and pull out.. I suspect that 99% of people will stall at this point as they will try and climb too early and it will be game over before they even get it in the air.

Assuming you get it flying and keep it in the air, then you have to bring it down.. You arn't going to catch it.. It would have to slide it on its belly and thats equally as tricky.... Landing is a fine art!

All I can say is "good luck"!

Believe me.. I am not trying to talk people out of this.. Flying RC planes can be fun.. So don't spoil it for yourself by learning with a model like this.. Buy something suitable for a learner (High Wing Trainer or Glider) and do it properly.. Believe me, I know from experience!

Jon




Edited by: "jweaver" 11th Oct 2012
I have also ordered one of the Realitycraft sims :-) hopefully do some practising first
That does look like a lot of fun, but it's obvious the clips in the video are from an experienced pilot.

Still something I'd like to have a go at at some point.
jweaver

It still has to take off.. and still land... Take off would be a throw … It still has to take off.. and still land... Take off would be a throw rather than taxi, but believe me, that nowhere as easy as you might think. Infact its harder than a traditional (Wheeled) take off. As you throw it, it won't be going fast enough to get any lift, so it will drop to the floor like a stone.. So you only have 3 feet or so before it hits the ground to get some power going and pull out.. I suspect that 99% of people will stall at this point as they will try and climb too early and it will be game over before they even get it in the air.Assuming you get it flying and keep it in the air, then you have to bring it down.. You arn't going to catch it.. It would have to slide it on its belly and thats equally as tricky.... Landing is a fine art!All I can say is "good luck"!Believe me.. I am not trying to talk people out of this.. Flying RC planes can be fun.. So don't spoil it for yourself by learning with a model like this.. Buy something suitable for a learner (High Wing Trainer or Glider) and do it properly.. Believe me, I know from experience!Jon



Wasn't dissing your advice mate, I meant exactly what you just said ie bung it into the air closely followed by crash landing, it's just the time between the two that should increase with ability
fzbob

I'd rather have the Spitfire for £89 X) … I'd rather have the Spitfire for £89 X) 8)http://www.wirelessmadness.com/parkzone/parkzone-spitfire-mk-ix-rc-plane-plug-n-play-pkz5775



Spitfire? Mustang? Which one is better? (DOG)FIGHT!
gainsay

I have only used a cheapo RC helicopter in my lounge. Would i crash this … I have only used a cheapo RC helicopter in my lounge. Would i crash this thing first time out in the open air?Advice please for a newby to this activity


Buy a bunch of spare parts and have fun
Xmas prezzie for my Hamster sorted
I know I'd be wasting £100, but have some heat for exciting all of us grown up kids!!
The biggest selling point here for me is simply the price. For a ready to fly kit this is an awesome price and brilliant package deal (albeit 27mhz). I already own the Phoenix simulator and have had training with similar planes on there. I'm looking into the optional landing gear as well just to save on the damage
I'm a club instructor and have BMFA certification.

Low wing aircraft are a lot more agile than high wing, this will be slippery and you may not react quick enough to save it. By all means buy it as it's a good deal and keep it up until you are ready. I couldn't find this cheaper on the sites I used for modelling supplies i.e. kingslynnmodelshop.co.uk/Air…tml

Swap out the RX for Spektrum or Futaba 2.4ghz as yes 27mhz is also used for some R/C cars, if you get into flying you will want a decent transmitter anyway. The new DSMX DX6i is probably the best at the moment until you seriously get into something with bigger servo requirements.

You will need a good throw to launch from your friend about 45 degrees into wind if you dare and if you do have friends into this hobby consider using a buddy lead to protect your investment.
wildswan

I'm a club instructor and have BMFA certification.Low wing aircraft are a … I'm a club instructor and have BMFA certification.Low wing aircraft are a lot more agile than high wing, this will be slippery and you may not react quick enough to save it. By all means buy it as it's a good deal and keep it up until you are ready. I couldn't find this cheaper on the sites I used for modelling supplies i.e. http://www.kingslynnmodelshop.co.uk/Aircraft_Parkzone/c17_82/p832/Parkzone_P-51D_Mustang_%22Gunfighter%22_PNP_ON_ORDER/product_info.htmlSwap out the RX for Spektrum or Futaba 2.4ghz as yes 27mhz is also used for some R/C cars, if you get into flying you will want a decent transmitter anyway. The new DSMX DX6i is probably the best at the moment until you seriously get into something with bigger servo requirements.You will need a good throw to launch from your friend about 45 degrees into wind if you dare and if you do have friends into this hobby consider using a buddy lead to protect your investment.



Also consider BMFA third party liability insurance which is about £26 a year.
If you fancy having a slightly better setup you can try hobbyking.com/hob…tml
Personally, i would not touch 27mhz at all.

Good items, fast delivery by parcel force ( UK warehouse ! so no VAT added)
(Make sure you select UK from the left hand menu)
If you do order from the Global HK store, the goods are subject to VAT (sometimes ) but no duty on toys.
wildswan

I'm a club instructor and have BMFA certification.Low wing aircraft are a … I'm a club instructor and have BMFA certification.Low wing aircraft are a lot more agile than high wing, this will be slippery and you may not react quick enough to save it. By all means buy it as it's a good deal and keep it up until you are ready. I couldn't find this cheaper on the sites I used for modelling supplies i.e. http://www.kingslynnmodelshop.co.uk/Aircraft_Parkzone/c17_82/p832/Parkzone_P-51D_Mustang_%22Gunfighter%22_PNP_ON_ORDER/product_info.htmlSwap out the RX for Spektrum or Futaba 2.4ghz as yes 27mhz is also used for some R/C cars, if you get into flying you will want a decent transmitter anyway. The new DSMX DX6i is probably the best at the moment until you seriously get into something with bigger servo requirements.You will need a good throw to launch from your friend about 45 degrees into wind if you dare and if you do have friends into this hobby consider using a buddy lead to protect your investment.



Some wise words, thank you for your valued input – will definitely look into the liability insurance seems like a no brainer. Correct me if am wrong though the model on Kings Lynn site is a plug and play model which would still require transmitter, charger and battery?
Ricco

If you fancy having a slightly better setup you can try … If you fancy having a slightly better setup you can try http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__435__191__Planes_ARF_RTF_KIT-Parkfly_Indoor.html Personally, i would not touch 27mhz at all.Good items, fast delivery by parcel force ( UK warehouse ! so no VAT added)(Make sure you select UK from the left hand menu)If you do order from the Global HK store, the goods are subject to VAT (sometimes ) but no duty on toys.



honestly wouldn’t touch HK with a barge pole have had terrible service from them in the past with a few regrettable purchases, I would now rather stick to these UK model shops at least someone with a friendly voice at the end of a phone
Edited by moderator: "updated" 11th Oct 2012
Kallisti

7-10 mins is more than enough to smash it into the ground and make it … 7-10 mins is more than enough to smash it into the ground and make it unflyable...



LOL. I agree. 'Well that was £99.00 well spent'
only thing worries me is the british weather.
If I can just offer my final bit of advice.. If you are remotely interest in flying, pay a bit extra and get this:

alshobbies.com/sho…dio

This probably isnt' the cheapest price.. It comes with a Spektrum Radio, so you won't have to upgrade the electronics, so it actually works out cheaper than this deal.

This is something which is easy to fly.. Loads of fun.. And much less likely to crash...

As I said, there is no doubt that this deal is hot.. But it should not be your first plane!
Edited by: "jweaver" 11th Oct 2012
I fly many planes/helicopters and have done for years alongside working for 3 of my local hobby shops , if you have no experience then DONOT buy this , you will crash and you will be very annoyed when you dump £100 into the ground.

JOIN A CLUB


If you have zero experience the best type of plane to learn on or at least try is an EPP combat wing , prop is at the back, they bounce rather than break and are relatively cheap.
I always thought that 27Mhz was for ground vehicles only by law, I know a lot of ground and air stuff has gone over to 2.4Ghz, But there are still mountains of cheap RC cars knocking around on 27Mhz, Would not fly anything on 27, A glitchy car you can live with, Wouldn't say the same for a plane.
Edited by: "babylon" 11th Oct 2012
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