The E-flite 1,200mm-size P-51D Mustang presents well in the air.
The Horizon Hobby E-flite P-51D is not just another Mustang. Modeled after the U.S. Army
Air Corps 334th Fighter Squadron,
this Mustang is determined to please.
Intermediate pilots will have no trouble
flying this Mustang.
The 48-inch aircraft has a potent 15-
size 850 Kv brushless outrunner motor
with 40-amp ESC that runs on a 2,200
mAh three-cell LiPo battery. Easily
removed external drop tanks, factory
installed flaps and retracts, and an
AR636A Spektrum receiver with AS3X
stabilization are a few of the features
that adorn this superb flying model.
The four-blade propeller, painted pilot
figure, invasion stripes, and well-dressed
landing gear legs and strut covers help
set it apart.
The low parts count and highly
detailed, “to-the-point” manual make
assembly and setup an easy task.
Transmitter setup is the first action
laid out in the manual. The P-51D
BNF Basic is designed with Spektrum
technology. A table in the manual
guides you through setups for Spektrum
transmitters ranging from the DX6i to
I like how the table is split. Many
of the radios share the same setup, so
newer transmitters are grouped together.
The DX6, DX7, DX9, DX10t, and the
DX18 all share the same setup. DX7s
and DX8 also share a setup. Last, but
not least, is the DX6i, which stands
This takes the guesswork out of the
transmitter setup. Not only does it solve
the mystery, it ensures that a pilot—no
matter which Spektrum transmitter he
or she uses—reaps the benefit of the
AS3X stands for Artificial
Stabilization— 3 aXis. This allows
airplanes to fly similar to a larger,
professionally set-up model. The effects
of wind and buffeting are dampened and
you’ll find that flying on a windy day is
easier than it used to be.
The horizontal stabilizer installation
Photos by the author
firstname.lastname@example.org HORIZON HOBBY E-FLITE P-51D MUSTANG 1.2M BNF BASIC
49 Model Aviation JULY 2016
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