Go Back  R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > RC Flight
Ares P-51D Mustang? >

Ares P-51D Mustang?

Ares P-51D Mustang?

Reply

Old 09-28-2016, 08:53 AM
  #1  
Tech Regular
Thread Starter
iTrader: (7)
 
kingofcool999's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Lincoln NE
Posts: 458
Trader Rating: 7 (100%+)
Default Ares P-51D Mustang?

Anyone have first hand information/experience with an Ares P-51D Mustang? Looking to get something to tinker with, I've had a couple of trainer planes years back...

Here's a link to the specific plane: http://ares-rc.com/P51Dmustang350/
kingofcool999 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2016, 06:50 PM
  #2  
Tech Master
iTrader: (13)
 
xl-racing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 1,097
Trader Rating: 13 (100%+)
Default

I don't have Ares brand but i do believe its similar to FMS brand plane based on size and parts design. This plane is small so if you flown a trainer before this plane will be extremely twitchy to fly plus its a low wing. I own several P-51D Mustang and if you still want it try go get a bigger mustang, the bigger they are the easier to fly. If you're on the budget get a 1100mm wingspan but if money not at issue a 1400mm wingspan size is very docile to fly.

Here are some of my video so you can compare the size between them and how it flies:

Video: Mini 800mm wingspan
+ YouTube Video
ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAk2ELstfiU




Video: 1100mm wingspan
+ YouTube Video
ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIapRbcMD30




Video: 1400mm wingspan
+ YouTube Video
ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCkdoZWoMig
xl-racing is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2016, 08:04 AM
  #3  
Tech Elite
 
GregH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 2,309
Default

If you're just getting started, consider something from Horizon Hobby. With AS3X in most of the planes they carry, you'll have better luck with your learning curve. The Mustang isn't a good first plane, especially if it doesn't have a gyro.

My first plane was a UMX P-51 with AS3X. It lasted about 3 days before I destroyed it. After that, I got a trainer. Fast forward to 4 years later, I have over 30 planes. I have a few EDF jets and can fly 3D aerobatics. I still go back to a glider for some relaxing flight after flying a jet.

If you have never flown a plane but can run a rc car, you should get a trainer plane.
GregH is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2016, 12:58 PM
  #4  
Tech Regular
Thread Starter
iTrader: (7)
 
kingofcool999's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Lincoln NE
Posts: 458
Trader Rating: 7 (100%+)
Default

I've had a couple of trainer planes... All they can do is fly in circles. I want something with more capability.
kingofcool999 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2016, 05:43 AM
  #5  
Tech Elite
 
GregH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 2,309
Default

I have to disagree. Depending on the plane, a trainer is capable of aerobatics and more. If you don't want a high wing plane, consider the E-flite Pulse 15e? Or a E-flite T-28 Trojan.

Last edited by GregH; 10-08-2016 at 05:56 AM.
GregH is offline  
Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service