Horizon Parkzone PKZU1980 Ultra-Micro P-40 Warhawk BNF
This all foam micro model of this famous WW2 warbird has a wealth of scale detail for such a small airframe. It's finished in an accurate World War 2 colour scheme representing a P40 as flown by the American Volunteer Group, also known as the "Flying Tigers".
The model boasts authentic decals complete with the distinctive sharks teeth on the engine cowling, moulded panel lines, dummy machine guns in the wings and a clear canopy.
Quite remarkably for a model this size it not only flies with a scale three bladed propeller it also has a very scale outline, and with all its colourful markings it looks just right!
A fixed undercarriage comes as standard but it is easily removed giving the model a much more scale like appearance in the air. The model is easy to hand launch and thanks to the durable Z-Foam™ construction it can be safely belly landed back on the ground with minimal risk of damage.
This little warbird is more than able to perform all of the full-size manoeuvres smoothly and with ease. In fact, thanks to the onboard electronics that feature a pre-installed AS3X™ integrated receiver-ESC unit that automatically enhances flight stability and the three SPMSA2030L servos that give precise control, the feedback and feel of the P40 in the air is similar to flying a much larger model. Thanks to the AS3X automatic stability system the days of flying micro sized erratic little models is over, and this little model performs really well.
Flying micro-models outdoors has become a much more viable proposition thanks to the advances in modern electronics and models that would otherwise have a hard time of things outdoors now become a whole lot easier to fly.
The model is available as a Bind and Fly version and includes everything except a transmitter in the box. To get the in the air simply charge the flight battery and bind the onboard receiver to any suitable Spektrum DMS2/DMSX® transmitter.
Curtiss P-40 Warhawk
The Curtiss P-40 Warhawk was an American single-engine, single-seat, all-metal fighter and ground attack aircraft that first flew in 1938. The P-40 design was a modification of the previous Curtiss P-36 Hawk, which reduced development time and enabled a rapid entry into production and operational service. The Warhawk was used by the air forces of 28 nations, including those of most Allied powers during World War II, and remained in front line service until the end of the war. It was the third most-produced American fighter after the P-51 and P-47, and by November 1944 when production of the P-40 ceased, 13,738 had been built all at Curtiss-Wright Corporation's main production facilities at Buffalo, New York.
Between 1941 and 1944, the P-40 played a critical role with Allied air forces in three major theatres: North Africa, the Southwest Pacific and China. It also had a significant role in the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe, Alaska and Italy, where it served as an air superiority fighter, bomber escort and fighter bomber. The P-40 performed surprisingly well as an air superiority fighter, at times suffering severe losses, but also taking a very heavy toll on enemy aircraft. The P-40 offered the additional advantage of low cost, which kept it in production as a ground-attack fighter long after it was obsolete in the air superiority role.
- Wingspan: 401mm (15.8 in.)
- Overall Length: 345mm (13.6 in.)
- Flying Weight: 45g (1.60 oz.)
- Motor: 8.5mm Brushed
- Battery: 150mAh 3.7 25C LiPo
- Charger: 1S 3.7V LiPo
- Servos: (1) Servo (SPMSA2030L) (2) (SPMSA2030L) on the board
- Minimum Required Radio: DSM2/DSMX 4-Channel Transmitter
- AS3X technology built in
- Clear canopy and moulded panel lines
- Fully proportional 4-channel control
- Accurate scale looks and WW2 colour scheme
- Just charge the battery, bind to any Spektrum transmitter and fly! (BNF)
- 4-channel control allows for more aerobatic performance
- AS3X greatly reduces outside weather effects and makes the model more stable to fly
- Superb flying characteristics for a micro model
- Can easily be flown in a very small space, outdoors or in a large hall