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Old 01-18-2008, 06:03 PM
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im thinking of getting the parkzone p-51d for my son, would you recommend it?

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Old 01-18-2008, 06:06 PM
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Hello Help me.

Has he ever flown RC before? If not, then definitely not a good first plane. If he has flown RC, what experience does he have.
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Old 01-18-2008, 06:23 PM
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help me, I'd second that opinion.

The Parkzone P-51 is a great plane, but not a great first plane.
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Old 01-18-2008, 06:24 PM
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he has had a electric piper cub before, which he flew well, but do you think that the mustang p-51d parkzone is better than the mustang p-51d M24 that kyosho make?

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Old 01-18-2008, 06:32 PM
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help me,
All models patterned after WW2 fighters share a common problem.

The originals, full sized , were designed to have the most power and least drag to accomplish their mission.

To that end, the fuselage was large enough to house a very powerful engine.
The wings and control surfaces were just barely large enough to get the job done.

The models now have a large fuselage, and small wings and small control surfaces.
Which translates into a lot of weight carried by a small lifting surface.
And control surfaces that need more speed than a trainer to work well.

I would recommend an aileron trainer for a second airplane, not a scale warbird.

While it is possible he might be able to transition to the P-51, it's not highly probable.

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Old 01-18-2008, 06:46 PM
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no, no i don't doubt his flying skills, at the moment he very easily can fly his honey bee king, (he's 14) but what we want to know is if the 480 engine on the mustang will be able to fly the plane well due to all the drag, also do you know whether a landing gear is available for it?

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Old 01-18-2008, 07:07 PM
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if he can handle a Heli then he'd probably be able to handle the mustang. Does it have to be a mustang? The Parkzone spitfire is better flyer than the PZ mustang. (mustangs are some of the hardest warbirds to fly because of their stall charicteristics)
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Old 01-18-2008, 07:29 PM
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we like the look of the mustang but if the spitfire is better then we'll go with that, but is it likely to stall? and my son has told me of the RC Mirage 2000 would recommend that? the spitfire weighs more.

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Old 01-18-2008, 08:08 PM
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which is the best of the parkzone warbirds to fly at slow speeds?

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Old 01-18-2008, 08:37 PM
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The PZ spit isn't a "slow flyer" but it does slow down for landings nicely (just glide it in and belly flop.) It's considered the best flying of the PZ warbirds mainly because of the eliptical wing. No warbird is a floater.

If your Son already has a controller from the Helicopter, then I'd suggest buying the ARF (Almost ready to fly) version of the Spitfire and putting your own electronics in it.

You could also go with any of the GWS warbirds with your own electronics. They require some more building than the hobbyzone stuff, but are cheaper to replace/repair and fly just as well.
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