FT Mighty Mini Mustang WR (622mm)
- 1.50 LBS
FT Mighty Mini Mustang WR (622mm)
This Mighty Mini Mustang takes you into a whole new realm with its ability to be flown in smaller environments now! You get all the fun and excitement of a large mustang, but now the convenience of a mini size area for your experience!
The P-51 is definitely one of the most iconic airplanes of all time and this one sheet foam board airplane kit is a great way to experience the great flight characteristics of this icon. Using 4 channels, and the power of a 2204 size brushless motor which can often be found on mini racing quads, the Mini Mustang has more than enough power for endless vertical climb, and most basic aerobatic maneuvers such as knife edge. With it's wide flight envelope, this little Mustang can fly slow enough to be easily flown at a decent sized park.
This includes the airframe only (no electronics).
- WEIGHT WITHOUT BATTERY: 5.5 oz (156 g)
- CENTER OF GRAVITY: 1 inch (25 mm) from leading edge of wing
- CONTROL SURFACE THROWS: 12 ˚ deflection (elevator/aileron/rudder) Expo 30%
- WINGSPAN: 24.5 inches (622 mm)
- RECOMMENDED MOTOR: 2200 kv 2204 size motor
- RECOMMENDED PROP: 6 x 4.5 prop
- RECOMMENDED ESC: 12 amp minimum
- RECOMMENDED BATTERY: 800 mAH 2s or 3s
- RECOMMENDED SERVOS: (4) 5 gram servos
Mighty Mini Mustang - Build
Please watch recent build videos before removing any paper from the foam! Some videos may use white foam board, which is no longer available and has now been replaced with water-resistant foam board.
For the most part, this plane goes together quite easily. However, I found that there is very limited space inside for the electronics. However, with some fiddling, I was able to fit a comparatively large reciever (FrSky D8R-II Plus) and a 1100 MaH 3S battery. In the air and flying, the plane looks and flies great. Perfect for a good size park with a baseball field. I would build again, and look forward to my next FT plane.
Building was pretty easy and straightforward. Took me total of maybe hour and a half.
Flying was a BLAST! Fast, like really fast. But stable and accurate. I used 1804 motor with a spinner, but it didn't lose in performance not one bit. I will slow down to a crawl for landing when landing it into the wind.
I'm really stunned.
The only thing I'll do different next time is reinforcing the control surfaces with tape instead of the thin layer of hot glue. Because if you don't do it right, control surfaces get to stiff.
For the mini Corsair I'm using U-Haul paper packing tape. It's the same color as the waterproof foam board and I holds the spray paint just as well.
Thanks guys! How about a mini P-40 for your next design project? (:
This plane was my third build, and in retrospect, I wish it was my first build. Its just an all around great choice to build and fly. I built it for my 13 year old son. He first started flying rc about 6 months ago and became comfortable with 4 channels on a couple ready-to-fly ultra micros (corsair & sport cub). This was an upgrade for him, and an easy build for me. Once balanced, the plane flies like it is on rails. I used the F pack with the 800 mah 2 cell, and that's the perfect combination of power & speed for him at this level. It's not a beginner plane...but it would be a very good step up for anyone comfortable with 4 channels. My thanks to the flite test team for offering these minis! We live in the suburbs with trees everywhere, so we are limited to school yard baseball fields and the like. Mini's are the right size for us. Thank you!!