Originally Posted by Finster757
This is my first post on this site, so hello to all!
I've been flying for a couple of years now, mostly the Stryker and the GWS Formosa. Yesterday I flew the Parkzone P-51D RTF for the first time and was immediately disappointed in the lack of speed and roll rate capability as compared to the Formosa. I quickly figured out the slow roll rate is due to the fact the ailerons on the P-51 are half the size of the Formosa. However, I thought the P-51's 480 motor (960kv) and 9x6 prop would give me a bit more performance, especially in the vertical. The Formosa's Himax 2816-1220 (200watt/1220kv)motor and 10x6 prop will accelerate in the vertical. BTW, I'm in Denver at 5400' elevation.
Any thoughts on a motor and prop upgrade for the P-51D (25 oz/39.0" wing)?
Hi, And welcome to Wattflyers, is this the plane that you have with a gear box and NiMH batteries
Wingspan: 39.5 in (1000mm) Overall Length: 34.0 in (860mm) Flying Weight: 29.0 oz (820 g) Motor Size: 480 power with gearbox Radio: Proportional 3-channel FM Servos: Two removable 5-wire servos that along with Rx, can be used in other speed 370- or 480-class electric aircraft Trim Scheme Colors: Silver fuselage with black and white invasion stripes, olive drab wing top and silver wing bottom Prop Size: 10 x 8 Speed Control: Power FET proportional ESC/receiver Recommended Battery: 9-cell 10.8V 1000mAh Ni-MH Aileron: Proportional Elevator: Proportional Throttle: Proportional Approx. Flying Duration: 15 minutes Scale: Warbird Approx. Assembly Time: 10–15 minutes Gear Ratio: 3:1 Transmitter Range: 2500 ft (762 m) Available Frequencies: 6 frequencies on 27MHz X-Port: Equipped with X-Port connector, but there's no external port, so minor modifications will need to be made to the fuselage. Information will be up on the Web soon about how to do this. Charger: Variable rate DC peak—charges 5- to 10-cell Ni-MH batteries Landing Gear: No