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E-Flite P-51 Mustang Unboxing, Build, Maiden Flight, and Review

Old 10-06-2014, 03:01 PM
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Default E-Flite P-51 Mustang Unboxing, Build, Maiden Flight, and Review

This is my E-Flite P-51 Mustang Unboxing, Build, Maiden Flight, and Review video. It shows me unbox, build, fly, and review the new full-house Dallas Doll P-51 Mustang from E-Flite.

This is the BNF Basic, which means it doesn't come with a battery or a charger. It does come with a receiver to bind to your Spektrum radio such as a Spektrum DX6 like I used in the maiden flight in this video.

This is my first park flyer sized P-51 and it is the first plane I have ever owned that comes complete with flaps and retracts, which was a bit intimidating to say the least.

Horizon Hobby and E-flite did a good job overall this RC plane in spite of the cons I have noted below in the flight review notes. I am still in awe of how well it flies. It was modeled after the "Dallas Doll" North American P-51 Mustang Warbird and this one certainly looks the part.

Flight Review Notes:

Cons
- Paint flakes off way too easy and glue is required
- Arrived with dinged up flap
- Slightly underpowered
- Used up more battery than other HH warbirds

Pros
- Tracks really well right out of the box and required no trim
- The AS3X did not interfere with the flight
- Quick and easy build overall
- Comes with flaps and retracts

http://youtu.be/BVdlu-BC5cw My overall conclusion is that If you are on the fence about buying this like I was, jump off and get your piece of World War II history today. None of the issues I had with this plane impacted the flight performance in a negative way.

Here is just the maiden flight for those that don't want to hear me talk lol
http://youtu.be/2BTuS_3knco
Old 11-17-2014, 12:57 AM
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So I was able to get out and fly my new P-51 Mustang today after not being able to fly since the maiden over a month ago. In many ways it felt like the maiden all over again as you can see by how poorly executed my take-off was. It was still a great flight and I still have the grin on my face

http://youtu.be/Q-RlxyNASG0
Old 02-19-2015, 09:17 PM
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Man is my friend John is good with this plane!

http://youtu.be/BKgUBC25s0M

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