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P-40B 1400mm PNP with Reflex

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P-40B 1400mm PNP with Reflex

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In The Box
  • (1) P-40B Tomahawk PNP, 1400mm (Flying Tigers)
  • (Product Manual)
Needed to Complete
  • (1) Full Range 6+ Channel Transmitter and Receiver
  • (1) 4S 14.8V 3200mAh LiPo Battery
  • (1) LiPo Battery Charger

Introduction

If you are a fan of military, you'll understand the glorious history of the Flying Tiger. The Flying Tiger played an important role and had a brilliant record in China during WWII. To pay homage to this classic warbird, FMS has revived it AGAIN after numerous further studies and tests.

Features

  • 4258-KV650 motor and 70A ESC
  • Shock absorbing metal oleo landing gear struts
  • Retractable tail wheel with metal trunnion
  • No more foam hinges! Nylon hinge material on control surfaces
  • Screw-in servo pockets. No more glued in servos! A servo can be replaced with 2 screws
  • Digital metal gear servos for maximum durability
  • Ball links on all control surfaces
  • Split flaps with an amazing amount of detail
  • Easy single wire quick connectors to remove the wings
  • Slide out battery tray for easy battery changes
  • Super high fidelity scale detail throughout

Overview

In the real battleground, P-40s were not as devastating as P-51s. However, in the RC model world, the FMS P-40 shows extraordinary talents. The stable flying performance could rival any of the other warbirds. The new high-magnification foaming greatly lowers the flying weight. The scaled appearance allows it to be a static exhibit. The metal, shock-absorbing landing gear set could undertake severe impact and lead to a smooth landing. The separating flaps, the front and rear retract, the plastic decorative parts fully reappear on this classic warbird. Newly designed ball link control hardware replaces traditional clevises. The additional servo box makes it simpler to assemble and take apart. The 17g metal gear servo, 70A ESC, and 4258 motor ensure the superior quality of flight.

The Flying Tigers, known officially as the 1st American Volunteer Group (AVG), were a unit of the Chinese Air Force, recruited from U.S. aviators. From late 1941, the P-40B was used by the Flying Tigers. They were divided into three pursuit squadrons, the "Adam & Eves", the "Panda Bears" and the "Hell's Angels".

Compared to opposing Japanese fighters, the P-40B's strengths were that it was sturdy, well armed, faster in a dive, and possessed an excellent rate of roll. While the P-40s could not match the maneuverability of the Japanese Army air arm's Nakajima Ki-27s and Ki-43s, nor the much more famous Zero naval fighter in a slow speed turning dogfight, at higher speeds the P-40s were more than a match. AVG leader Claire Chennault trained his pilots to use the P-40's particular performance advantages. The P-40 had a higher dive speed than any Japanese fighter aircraft of the early war years, for example, and could be used to exploit so-called "boom-and-zoom" tactics.

The AVG was highly successful, and its feats were widely published by an active cadre of international journalists to boost sagging public morale at home. According to their official records, in just 6 1/2 months, the Flying Tigers destroyed 115 enemy aircraft for the loss of just four of their own in air-to-air combat.

Video Overview

 

FMS Reflex V2

 

Complete System Upgrade - Reflex V2 is Compatible with Most FMS Aircraft

The Reflex V2 is a user-upgradeable flight controller. Reflex V2 can be reprogrammed easily with different model files via a simple software - allowing pilots to use the same flight control unit as they progress to different aircraft. Flying is simple when you have your very own “co-pilot” — the Reflex V2!

Reflex Functions

Three flight modes are available: Stabilized, Optimized or Off. This is controlled with a two or three position switch on the transmitter. When assigned to a two position switch, the Reflex system changes between stabilized and optimized modes.

Stabilized mode: Designed for beginners, Reflex will rapidly level the aircraft from any attitude when this mode is activated. Stabilized mode combines accelerometer and gyro data to determine how to level the aircraft when the control sticks are released - giving pilots absolute peace of mind. Note: The aircraft will maintain level flight with 50-60% throttle, and the aircraft will climb under full throttle.

Optimized mode: Utilizing advanced solid-state gyros, the Reflex system maintains aircraft attitude by counteracting inflight upsets - for gusts to crosswinds. With Reflex, even small aircraft will fly with the confidence of something much larger!

Off: Turns off all gyro functionality, the aircraft is flown completely manually when the gyro is off.

Reflex V2 Overview

 

Software Installation

 

Product Specifications

Approximate Assembly Time 1-3 Hours
Approximate Flight Time 6 minutes
Battery Sold Separately
CG (Center of Gravity) 2.75 - 2.9 in (70-75mm) from leading edge
Completion Level Plug-N-Play
Connector Type XT-60
Flaps Yes
Power Type Electric
Material EPO
Minimum Required Radio 6 Channel
Motor Size Brushless 4258-Kv650
Product Length 46.9" (1191 mm)
Propeller Size 14 x 8
Receiver Sold Separately
Speed Control Included
Wing Area 522.3 sq in (33.7 sq dm)
Wing Loading 0.17oz/sq in (74.2g/sq dm)
Wingspan 55.1" (1400 mm)