E-flite P-51D Mustang 280 Bind-N-Fly Basic Electric Airplane

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This is the E-flite P-51D Mustang 280 Bind-N-Fly Basic Electric Airplane. Few fighters can match the history and performance of the North American P-51D Mustang, and the E-flite P-51D Mustang 280 captures the spirit and realism of this classic warbird in a fun, compact Bind-N-Fly package. Manufactured from durable, smoothly-molded foam material, the P-51D Mustang 280 comes out of the box completely painted with detailed markings of George Preddy’s famous “Cripes A’ Mighty 3rd”. The fit and finish of this nimble, electric, 4-channel warbird has been painstakingly engineered, maintaining a true to scale outline to achieve formidable flight performance that can be flown at a small field or park.

The beauty of this E-flite replica is that you can enjoy a great warbird experience in no time at all. All that’s left to do is bolt the wing to the fuselage, connect the included 3S Li-Po battery, bind to your favorite DSM2®/DSMX® compatible transmitter and fly. When you’re done for the day, mount the airplane on the included static display stand and proudly show off the airplane at your home or office.


  • Minimal assembly required
  • Accurate outline and a high level of scale detail
  • Potent power system includes a BL280, 1800Kv outrunner
  • Includes an E-flite® 450mAh 11.1V 3S 30C Li-Po battery with JST connector
  • High-speed digital servos and Spektrum™ DSMX® Nanolite 6-channel receiver installed
  • Magnetic battery hatch and bolt-in wing
  • Ready to bind to your DSM2®/DSMX transmitter
  • Custom propeller and matching scale shaped spinner installed

Wingspan: 25.5 in (650mm)
Overall Length: 22.1 in (560mm)
Wing Area: 117 sq. in. (7.55 sq. dm.)
Flying Weight: 7.40-8.30 oz (210-235 g)
Motor Size: 280-size brushless outrunner (installed)
Radio: 4+ channel DSM2/DSMX transmitter (required)
Servos: (3) 3.5-gram digital sub-micro servos (installed)
CG (center of gravity): 1.26-1.54 in (32-29mm) back from leading edge wing fillet
Wing Loading: 9.1-10.2 oz/sq ft
Prop Size: 6.8 x 3.5 Electric (installed)
Spinner Size: 1.57 in (40mm)
Speed Control : 10-amp brushless (installed)
Recommended Battery: 11.1V 3S 430-480mAh LiPo (included)
Flaps: No
Retracts: No
Control Throw (Ailerons): Low: 7mm up/down, 20% expo; High: 10mm up/down 25% expo
Control Throw (Elevator): Low: 4mm up/down, 15% up expo, 0% down expo; High: 9mm up/down, 25% up expo, 15% down expo
Control Throw (Rudder): 10mm right/left, 15% expo
Approx. Flying Duration: 7 minutes
Minimum Age Recommendation: 14 years
Experience Level: Intermediate
Recommended Environment: Indoor/Outdoor
Is Assembly Required: No

Needed To Complete:

  • 4+ channel DSM2- or DSMX-compatible transmitter with programmable dual rates and expo
  • Charger for 3S LiPo flight pack

This product was added to our catalog on October 13, 2016.

Christopher Bjornberg
Verified Owner
Saturday, Nov 2 2013 (about 3 years ago)
E-flite P-51D Mustang 280 Bind-N-Fly Basic Electric Airplane
I've got over a hundred flights on this P-51... everything still works perfectly.... only broke the APC 6/4 prop once.... had to replace the prop shaft adapter once ($4).... bend it straight a few times (landing it on grass, sometimes the prop catches.... what a phenomenal performer... the most aerodymanic design of all the warbirds... its fast and maneuvers like a dream... as acrobatic as a stunt plane if you want to fly like that... easy to hand launch and can be landed relatively slowly because it's so light.... the wings can handle the G's of any loop or roll... unbelievable... the engine and my 3 batteries are still performing at 100%....)
Keith Myers
Tuesday, Feb 3 2015 (about 2 years ago)
E-flite P-51D Mustang 280 Bind-N-Fly Basic Electric Airplane
I am REALLY enjoying this plane. This is my 4th plane and easily the most enjoyable to fly at the baseball park. I started with the SuperCub which is slow enough to fly at the park but a little big. I then got the T-28 Trojan based on recommendations from the staff at the store. That plane is too big, too heavy and TOO Fast for the park so I have to fly it at a remote location with open fields. It has been a handful. I next picked up the UMX P-51 and had great fun with it at the park. Improved my acrobatic skills greatly but I find it too slow and not enough power to keep me engaged for too long. I took a chance on the 280 Mustang with not much knowledge of it other than I liked the wingspan size and battery specs and it went on sale. It is the perfect size for the park with enough power and speed to keep my attention. My maiden flight was a disaster because I didn't do diligence on examining the control surfaces and attempted to fly it in too much wind. Launched it and it immediately went into uncontrollable loop de loops and pancaked downwind. Broke the fuselage clean in half with no other damage remarkably. A little CA to bind the fuselage together and a thorough check of the elevator trimming and the next flight was great ..... until I bulkheaded the throttle and then heard a big difference in the motor sound. Flew it a bit more and noticed the motor sound changing radically when the throttle was increased. It was the end of the battery time and I brought the plane in for a smooth, flared belly landing on the outfield grass and when I went over to pick the plane up, the motor mount nacelle fell off the fuselage. This explained the change in motor sounds when I throttled up in flight. Amazed that the plane didn't fall out of the sky. No other damage other than the nacelle had broken away from the fuselage. A little CA glue and a recheck of surfaces and the plane has been flawless so far. I have flown about 6 more batteries through it and am amazed at the controllability and power for this intermediate skill pilot. I have been able to do really nice rolls and inverted and the speed is just unreal. I rarely max the throttle, mostly fly between half and 3/4 throttle and the plane is very nice to fly at low speeds. I have doubted my skill level with 4 channel planes so far, especially with my experience with the T-28 Trojan which is supposed to be a 4 channel trainer for intermediate pilots. This 280 size P-51D Mustang has really given me the confidence the other planes have taken away. This is the perfect plane for me since it is small enough to fly at the neighborhood baseball fields and has the performance to keep me entertained for quite some time. I have only flown on low rates so far but I can see in the future that my skill level and confidence will let me fly high rates soon. I can see that I will need to buy more batteries so that I can fly more times a day and not have to wait for battery recharging. For an intermediate pilot looking for a realistic war fighter in a park size model, which has enough power and performance to keep you entertained for quite a while, I can heartily recommend this bird. Looks great in the air and is very strong and can take quite a bit of abuse and not get banged up.)
Jorge Bravo
Verified Owner
Monday, Sep 1 2014 (about 3 years ago)
E-flite P-51D Mustang 280 Bind-N-Fly Basic Electric Airplane
Excellent plane, very maneuverable, the engine is powerful, allowing you to achieve good speed to perform stunts despite the presence of wind.
Appearance is very good and realistic.)