Hangar 9 P-51 Mustang Mk II PTS RTF
Hangar 9’s P-51 Mustang Mk II PTS is perfect for the entry-level pilot. PTS™ stands for Progressive Trainer System—making this an airplane that will allow you to go from training to advanced sport maneuvers without upgrading or purchasing a new plane. Once you’ve mastered the basics with the help of a flight instructor, simply remove the NACA droops and advance to sport maneuvers. This Mustang Mk II PTS also comes ready-to-fly so there’s nothing left to build. And it has incredible scale detail.
The included Spektrum™ DX6i is a 2.4GHz DSM2™ 6-channel programmable computer transmitter designed to provide freedom from frequency restrictions and interference. With a variety of features, the DX6i is a radio system that’s perfect for the student pilot, and just like the plane itself, can grow with the modeler. Also included with the Mustang is Evolution® Engines’ no-fuss Trainer Power System. It’s ready to start right from the box with no tuning or lengthy break-in period necessary. The P-51 Mustang Mk II PTS—the new standard in first class.
- Ready to fly right from the box
- Progressive design allows smooth advancement to the next level of RC flight
- Equipped with the 6-channel 2.4GHz Spektrum DX6i full-range radio system with AR6200
- Evolution Trainer Power System installed
- Progressive Trainer System platform
- Covered in exclusive Hangar 9® UltraCote®
- Updated two-piece wing design
- Removable plastic NACA droops for extra stabilization during training
- Wingspan: 58.25 in (1479.55mm)
- Overall Length: 50.39 in (1280mm)
- Wing Area: 648 sq in w/droops (41.80 sq dm), 626 sq in w/o droops (40.39 sq dm)
- Flying Weight: 6.5–7 lb (2.95–3.18 kg)
- Engine Size: Evolution Trainer Power System (installed)
- Radio: Spektrum 2.4GHz DX6i DSM2 radio with AR6200 receiver (installed)
- Experience Level: Beginner
Needed To Complete:
Fuel (10%–15% nitro content)
Glow Plug Wrench (HAN2510)
Glow Plug Igniter with Charger (HAN7101)
Glow Plug (HAN3001/3006)
Manual Fuel Pump (HAN118)
Flat blade screwdriver
Hex wrench: 3/32” or 2.5mm
This product was added to our catalog on January 7, 2009.
Update, April 18, 2010: I've now take all training gear off, switched to a two bladed, 11x5 prop and got rid of the flywheel weight that comes on it. It still flies very well. My skill has progress a lot and find that in the current set up, the capabilities of this plane match my skill and keep me entertained. It can almost do a straight up vertical climb, but will stall out eventually. It can do a lot of acrobatics short of 3D.
One big drawback to this plane is the motor that comes with it. It's too unreliable. I have to keep the plane high enough so that if the engine dies I can get it back to the runway. I have a lot of dead stick landings under my belt because of that engine. My brother and I just can't get the thing to tune right. It'll sound great on the ground, but as soon as I take off, it starts surging and pulsing like it's too lean or too rich. I will land, we'll make an adjustment, take off again and it might fly well for 2 or 3 minutes, then it's back to the surging. Yesterday I had to make a dead stick landing and was unable to get it turned around and lined up with the runway so I landed it in dirt and grass. I was extremely lucky that I didn't nail a big rock or endo into a ditch that surround our strip. Ended up not having any damage at all.... lucky!
I like the plane a lot, so I'll be replacing the engine with an OS .46AX.
Pros: Plane grows with you.
Cons: Engine is a little unreliable.)