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We Preview Hangar 9's New P-51D Mustang .60

6/15/2009 by Jim Booker

Copyright:© 2009 Horizon Hobby, Inc.

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SPECIFICATIONS

  • Wingspan: 65 in
        (1652.5mm)
  • Overall Length: 57 in
        1448mm)
  • Wing Area: 743 sq in
  • Flying Weight: 9.56 lb
  • Engine Size: .60–1.00
        (2-stroke),.91–1.25
        (4-stroke)
  • MMotor Size: Power 60,
        Power 90
  • Spinner Size: 4.3-inch
        (110mm)Aluminum/Plastic
        P-51 spinner (included)

When Hangar 9 decided to design an all-new Mustang .60 there were some mandatory features they wanted to include. This 60-sized almost-ready-to-fly airplane was designed to be the most realistic sport-scale ARF on the market. I had the opportunity to preview the P-51D Mustang with Peter Bergstrom, category manager for Hangar 9 and the P-51 product developer. This airplane stops people in their tracks when they see the level of detail incorporated in the model. The P-51D comes with new all-metal, mechanical spring-loaded retract gear assemblies. The wing includes scale-like flaps and the list of details goes on from there. The panel lines and rivets are actually printed right on the UltraCote! This airplane uses a total of 9 servos but can be flown with a 7-channel transmitter. Flight performance is excellent and not difficult in any way.

Watch our video interview with Peter and see for yourself how much thought has gone into this Hangar 9 favorite. We think you are going to need this one in your hangar.