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Review - Parkzone's New P-51 BL

6/18/2009 by Jim Booker

Copyright:© 2009 Horizon Hobby, Inc.

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ParkZone has re-created its original P-51D park flyer, but this is not just any make-over. The new P-51D BL now includes the features that have made the ParkZone Corsair and Trojan T-28 such great airplanes. It is available as both an RTF and a BNF model. This new brushless 480 motor has 18-amp brushless speed control. A new 1300 mAh Li-Po battery contributes in a big way to the hot rod performance that the P-51D BL brings to park flyers. Beyond the performance improvement features are its durable but easy-to-repair, Z-Foam™ construction, borrowed from the Trojan and Corsair, that has proven to work so well. Everyone will love the magnetically attached removable top hatch. Battery swap-out between flights is now very easy. The P-51D is not a new RC pilot’s first airplane, as it requires basic intermediate flying skills. However, it is easy to fly for any pilot who has completed some basic training. This airplane has the ParkZone product designers so enthusiastic that it is difficult to nail them down long enough to find out more about it. Subsequently, we have obtained a sample for our product review. Performance, once again, is pretty amazing.

Our preview video includes an overview of the airplane components and assembly, as well as our chance to fly the model and get a feel for just what it offers to all RC pilots—maybe even some advanced guys. We found a couple of test pilots ready to show how it flies, so take a look at this video of the ParkZone P-51D BL. We think you will be ordering one of these very soon.

Key Features

  • Everything you need to fly in one box, even the batteries
  • 3S 1300mAh Li-Po battery with balancing charger included
  • Powerful 480-size 960Kv brushless outrunner motor installed
  • Authentic “Gunfighter” paint scheme and decals
  • Durable and lightweight Z-Foam™ construction
  • Dual aileron servos for precise control