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Old 05-04-2005, 10:50 AM   #1
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HOB P-51 a good flyer?!?

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Anybody flying one or have reviews / advice on this kit for e-power:


1/10th scale Nick Zirole Mustang ELECTRIC
WS 47"
Weight 38 oz. (is this realistic?)
Wing Loading 14 oz/sq.ft.

Great Hobbies sells it for $110....

Scale looks not completely necessary, just needs to look like a p-51! But I do want a bigger warbird. This one looks 'relatively' light for it's size.....

Build Time? Difficulty?

Flight charactersitics if known?

Anybody got PICTURES??

Thanks guys,

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Old 05-04-2005, 03:54 PM   #2
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It's a Ziroli design so you know it's going to fly well. I haven't read a review of this model but I have read one for his T-6. It flys very well but needs a good heave to get flying and lands relatively fast. The Mustang is about the same size and weight, but has a bit more wing area so it should be a bit more forgiving. I would not recommend either for a rank novice. You should have some low wing experience at the very least.
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Old 05-04-2005, 04:25 PM   #3
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Thanks Jollidude, that's exactly what I'm think about the Ziroli design. I'm not a beginner for sure, but just thought I would add a warbird to my collection (like I need another plane....it's an addiction you know....!)

I just would like a balsa kit warbird, but this one seems like it'll do the trick since it's designed for Electric. I have been doing some research and it looks like this one has one of the smallest wing loadings I can find for a balsa warbird....

Anyone else with perhaps another view?!?


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Old 05-12-2005, 09:25 AM   #4
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I have built and flown both H of B's small T6's(several club racing) and there P51. As was stated they are not for a beginner but if you have some low wing time they are a nice flyers. If you are flying off grass I reccomend building without the gear or mounts. Also use a lighter covering to keep the weight down. The killer on these is the extra weight everybody puts in to beef them up. IE epoxy. I made after the first all with ca including the firewall mount.
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Old 05-12-2005, 12:28 PM   #5
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Thanks Vulcan, Good to hear that. I've pondered long and hard on which kit to buy, then I found this one and it looked perfect for me, light, laser-cut, and I only want stand-off scale (sorry for all you true-to-scale diehards out there).

I am just excited about the idea of retracts, but I know it will add alot of weight. Which is kinda why I was asking about which set would be best, if I could get away with the relatively light .10 size Great Planes retracts. I just think that it would certainly add a beautful touch to the 'Stang. But f the weight penalty is absolutely not worth it, I may just leave them off.

Thanks for the advice, CA only is my plan so far too!!

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