ESM P-51B Mustang Tuskegee Color B 71" Wingspan ARF
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ESM P-51B Mustang Tuskegee Color B 71" Wingspan ARF

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MSRP: $479.95
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$389.00
 
Item# (ESMP51B-71BAF)
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  • Overview
  • Full Scale
  • Spare Parts

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ESM Tuskeegee P-51B Mustang 71"

The Tuskeegee P-51B Mustang produced by ESM, is yet another top notch RC scale airplane design to excite you with both appearance and performance. ESM of China has been importing RC scale airplanes into the USA and Canada for a few years now, and in that time ESM has become recognized as a new industry leader in highly detailed, great flying, ARF's. Not only are the ESM ARF's highly detailed, and great flying, they are extremely affordable for anyone to enjoy!

The P-51B Mustang, as with all of ESM's RC scale airplanes, come already painted at the factory, have pre-applied decals (which are then covered with a clear coat at the factory), have factory functional flaps (if the full scale version also had flaps), and come with one of the more complete hardware packages anywhere...including screws, rods, fuel tanks...etc.

All ESM planes are painted with a very high quality enamel paint which is resistant to oil, grease, and fuels. The high gloss paints are of course easier to clean than the low gloss. These paints can be painted over for weathering and the like.

Most ESM scale RC airplanes have poly resin fiberglass fuselages, with the wings being typical built up, and then covered with an etched polyester film, which is then painted for a perfect match! While all ESM scale RC planes come from the factory with conventional gear and wheels, ESM also offers a complete line of retracts for each individual plane, adding to the level of scale realism that all scale pilots look for in an ARF. It doesn't end there, ESM offers separately a full line of scale accessories like bombs, gear doors, pilots, external fuel tanks and more, specifically designed to help those builders who want the most realism possible, without having to spend hours designing and building all these extra scale goodies.

Here at TBM we know that things can happen, and because of this, we work very hard with ESM to provide you with many spare parts. Simply refer to your warranty for further information as to parts availability.

The ESM Tuskeegee P-51B Mustang, as with all of the ESM line of ARF scale RC airplanes, look and fly so realistically that we are confident that you will be extremely pleased!!! ESM is continually working on producing new RC scale aircraft, and most of these new offerings will be available with wingspans of 80 inches or more so that they will meet or exceed IMAA legal requirements...so be sure to come back often to see what new ARF scale RC aircraft TBM and ESM have coming out!

Wing Span: 71" (1800 mm)
Length: 62.3" (1583 mm)
Wing area: 6.11sq. ft (56.7 sq dm)
Wing Loading: 33 oz/sq. ft (100.5 g/sq. dm)
Flying Weight: 11.46 lbs (5.7 kg) *Weight Information
Radio: 6ch & 8 servos
Gas Engine: 26cc - 36cc. We highly recommend the PTE-36.
Glow Engine: 1.08 2 cycle or 1.20 4 cycle
Prop Recommendations: : Biela 16x8 or 17.3x8 4 blade
Servo Recommendations: : 100 oz-sq-in minimum - HD-1501, Hitec 645MG, Hitec 5645MG, DS-8309TG

The Tuskeegee P-51B Mustang, as with all of ESMís scale models, is loaded with features never before found in such low priced ARF's, resulting in highly detailed, great looks, and great flying ARF's!

The detailed fuselage is poly resin fiberglass, with scale panel lines and rivets molded right in. Wings are typical built up construction, include pre-designed cavities and mounting blocks for optional scale retracts, and have factory constructed flaps, all of which is then factory covered with an etched polyester film. All parts are finally expertly painted right at ESM's factory, and once dry, all scale decals are pre-applied, and are then covered with a factory clear coat for protection.

All ESM planes are painted with a very high quality enamel paint which is resistant to oil, grease, and fuels. The high gloss paints are of course easier to clean than the low gloss. These paints can be painted over for weathering and the like.

The ESM Tuskeegee P-51B Mustang comes from the factory with conventional gear and wheels, and one of the more complete hardware packages anywhere...including screws, rods, fuel tanks...etc. ESM also offers a complete line of retracts for each individual plane, adding to the level of scale realism that all scale pilots look for in an ARF.

ESMP51B-71AAF.pdf - 4.27MB

Important Addendum: Regarding CG in ESM Manuals. For the ESM P-51, TBM recommends a CG of 130mm for best performance.

The P-51 Mustang was the principle long range fighter in the Allied arsenal. Its iconic lines and design made it one of the most recognized aircraft of the era.

The P-51 arose from a need for a fighter aircraft for the RAF in accordance with the Lend Lease Act. The British had a need for more fighter aircraft and their manufacturing plants were operating at capacity and under constant threat of bombing by the Luftwaffe. The British considered the P-40 Warhawk, but it too was being produced at capacity, and no other suitable aircraft could be found. As a result, the British contracted with North American Aviation, who also manufactured the Harvard trainer, to design and build a new aircraft, which became the Mustang.

The original Mustangs used an Allison engine which quickly was recognized as being not up to the task. The British suggested using a Rolls Royce Merlin 61 engine, whcih would drastically improve the aircraft's high altitude performance. When this proved a successful variant it was designated the P-51B and put into full scale production. With the new engine and the improved high altitude performance, and especially the more efficient fuel economy, the aircraft proved capable of providing long range escort for allied bombers. This was especially true after the introduction of external fuel tanks. It entered full service in October of 1943, and its ascendence as an escort fighter was the catalyst for an incredible reduction in the attrition rates of allied daylight bombing raids.

After the introduction of the B version of the mustang, pilots reported that its poor rearward view was problematic, even though it was typical of most fighters of the era. Most of the RAF's fleet were fitted with a malcolm hood, which had a similar appearance to the canopy of a spitfire. A better solution was the tear canopy which was being fitted on the RAF's Tempests and Typhoons. North American Aviation modified the aircraft to accomodate this style of canopy, added two more .50 calibre machine guns (bringing the total to 6) and made some minor changes to the landing gear which changed the profile of the leading edge of the wings. This variant became designated the P-51D, which proved one of the most important aircraft of all time. It was the predominant Allied fighter aircraft from 1944 to the end of the war.

The Mustang airframe continued to serve in allied airforces late into the 50's. It saw action in Korea in US hands, and a number of them also saw combat at the hands of Israeli pilots during the war of Independence in 1948 and even during the Suez crisis in 1956 (although by that time the IAF was flying mostly French jet aircraft). The last US mustang was withdrawn from service in the West Virginia ANG in 1957. In continued to serve with a variety of nations around the world, the last one being in the Dominican Republic, it was withdrawn from service in 1984. The last one lost in combat was ironically against the US. A Dominican F-51 Mustang was shot down by US forces during Operation Powerpack in 1965-66. All in all, the Mustang earned its place in history as one of the greatest military aircraft of all time.

The P-51D christened "Glamorous Glen III" was flown by Captain Chuck Yeager of the 357th fighter group, 363rd Fighter Squadron in the Winter of 1944. Besides being famous as the first person to fly beyond the speed of sound after the war (in the Bell X-1), Yeager was a genuine fighter ace. He notched 11 1/2 kills during the war. However, he almost didn't make it that far. During his 8th mission he was shot down over France, and with the help of the resistance was successfully smuggled back to England by way of Spain. During the 2 months he was with the resistance he aided them in their cause against the Germans and was awarded a bronze star for helping a fellow downed aviator with an injured leg over the Pyrenees mountain range.

Upon returning to combat he distinguished himself as a pilot of unique talents. He was the first 'Ace in a Day' scoring 5 kills in a single day. He scored one of the first kills on an ME-262 jet fighter.

After the war Yeagar was a test pilot, and later was promoted to command of several fighter units in Germany and South East Asia, which included combat service in Vietnam. He retired as a highly decorated Brigadier General (though in retirement he was honoured with a promotion to Major General). His awards included a Silver Star with an oak leaf cluster, a Legion of Merit with an oak leaf cluster, a Distinguished Flying Cross with 2 oak leaf clusters, a Bronze Star, a Purple Heart, Air Medal with 10 oak leaf clusters, a Distinguished unit citation with oak leaf cluster, a Presidential medal of Freedom, and three unique medals for the act of breaking the sound barrier. Yeager remains one of the most historically significant pilots of all time.

Wings

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ESM P-51B Tuskegee Color B 71" Wingspan Model Replacement Left Wing
ESM P-51B Tuskegee Color B 71" Wingspan Model Replacement Left Wing
In Stock
$74.95
(ESMP51B-71B-41)
ESM P-51B Tuskegee Color B 71" Wingspan Model Replacement Right Wing
ESM P-51B Tuskegee Color B 71" Wingspan Model Replacement Right Wing
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$74.95
(ESMP51B-71B-42)
ESM P-51B Mustang Color B 71" Wingspan Servo Hatches
ESM P-51B Mustang Color B 71" Wingspan Servo Hatches
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$9.95
(ESMP51B-71B-45)
ESM P-51B Tuskegee Color B 71" Wingspan Model Replacement Ply Wing Joiner
ESM P-51B Tuskegee Color B 71" Wingspan Model Replacement Ply Wing Joiner
In Stock
$4.95
(ESMP51B-71B-46)
ESM P-51B Tuskegee Color B 71" Wingspan Model Replacement Belly Scoop
ESM P-51B Tuskegee Color B 71" Wingspan Model Replacement Belly Scoop
In Stock
$19.95
(ESMP51B-71B-47)
ESM P-51B Tuskegee Color B 71" Wingspan Model Replacement Wheel Well Liners (PAIR)
ESM P-51B Tuskegee Color B 71" Wingspan Model Replacement Wheel Well Liners (PAIR)
Out of Stock
$9.95
(ESMP51B-71B-49)
ESM P-51B Tuskegee Color B 71" Wingspan Model Replacement Drop Tank
ESM P-51B Tuskegee Color B 71" Wingspan Model Replacement Drop Tank
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$19.95
(ESMP51B-71B-52)
ESM P-51B Tuskegee Color B 71" Wingspan Model Replacement Exhaust Blister
ESM P-51B Tuskegee Color B 71" Wingspan Model Replacement Exhaust Blister
Out of Stock
$9.95
(ESMP51B-71B-53)

Tail

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ESM P-51B Tuskegee Color B 71" Wingspan Model Replacement Horizontal Stabs
ESM P-51B Tuskegee Color B 71" Wingspan Model Replacement Horizontal Stabs
In Stock
$39.95
(ESMP51B-71B-61)
ESM P-51B Tuskegee Color B 71" Wingspan Model Replacement Rudder
ESM P-51B Tuskegee Color B 71" Wingspan Model Replacement Rudder
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$19.95
(ESMP51B-71B-62)

Hardware

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ESM P-51B Tuskegee Color B 71" Wingspan Model Replacement Hardware Pack 1 of 2 - nuts, bolts, screws, fuel tank, tires, engine mounts
ESM P-51B Tuskegee Color B 71" Wingspan Model Replacement Hardware Pack 1 of 2 - nuts, bolts, screws, fuel tank, tires, engine mounts
In Stock
$39.95
(ESMP51B-71B-70)
ESM P-51B Tuskegee Color B 71" Wingspan Model Replacement Hardware Pack 2 of 2 - templates, fixed gear, gear doors
ESM P-51B Tuskegee Color B 71" Wingspan Model Replacement Hardware Pack 2 of 2 - templates, fixed gear, gear doors
In Stock
$19.95
(ESMP51B-71B-71)

Fuselage & Other

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ESM P-51B Mustang Color B 71" Wingspan Replacement Cowl
ESM P-51B Mustang Color B 71" Wingspan Replacement Cowl
In Stock
$29.95
(ESMP51B-71BCL)
ESM P-51B Mustang Color B 71" Wingspan Replacement Canopy
ESM P-51B Mustang Color B 71" Wingspan Replacement Canopy
In Stock
$23.95
(ESMP51B-71BCN)
ESM P-51B Mustang Color B Tuskegee 71" Wingspan Replacement Fuselage
ESM P-51B Mustang Color B Tuskegee 71" Wingspan Replacement Fuselage
In Stock
$260.00
(ESMP51B-71BFU)

 

 

Required and/or Related Items

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ESM P-51B and P51D Mustang 71" Wingspan Version 3C Optional Electric Retracts G-III
ESM P-51B and P51D Mustang 71" Wingspan Version 3C Optional Electric Retracts G-III
In Stock
$229.95
(ESMP51-71E3C)
Pterodactyl PTE36R 36cc rear exhaust engine with standoffs, iridium plug, and PTE ignition
Pterodactyl PTE36R 36cc rear exhaust engine with standoffs, iridium plug, and PTE ignition
In Stock
$319.00
(PTE36R)
DLE Engines DLE-30 30cc RC Model Gas Engine with Muffler and Electronic Ignition
DLE Engines DLE-30 30cc RC Model Gas Engine with Muffler and Electronic Ignition
In Stock
$284.95
(DLE30ENGINE)
Jtec Compact Box muffler for DL-30, SV 17/26
Jtec Compact Box muffler for DL-30, SV 17/26
In Stock
$34.99
(JTCOMPACTDL30)
Rotomotor 35Vi, 35cc Two Stroke Single Cylinder Gasoline Engine with Auto Advance Electronic Ignition
Rotomotor 35Vi, 35cc Two Stroke Single Cylinder Gasoline Engine with Auto Advance Electronic Ignition
Out of Stock
$449.00
(ROTO35VI)





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