Are you looking for a new hobby? If you are a fan of mini machines, then try your hand at radio control planes. There are several Hangar 9 models that suit beginners; one of them is the P-51 Mustang PTS. The PTS stands for Progressive Trainer System. This means that the unit can accommodate beginners with its simplified handling. Use it to get familiar with various parts of an RC plane. Practice the basic maneuvers like take off and landing until you feel confident enough to do more complicated tasks like aerobatics. The P-51 can grow with you as you gain experience and expertise.
To appreciate this model even more, let's go back and take a look at the history of the P-51 Mustang. It's an American-made fighter plane that debuted in the 1940's, just in time to influence the air battles during World War II. Many of the Allied fleets during the war were of this type. It is a single seat plane with long range capabilities, allowing it to strike behind enemy lines and disable vital installations. The P-51 proved to be so reliable that over 15,000 units were built for duty. They were instrumental in repelling the German Luftwaffe as well as the Japanese air force. The Mustangs were even used by the UN during the initial stages of the Korean War.
The P-51 solved a nagging engineering and tactical problem. Allied bomber planes were thought to be able to get through to their targets no matter what, yet the Luftwaffe fighter planes was able to inflict substantial damage to the fleets which tried to raid Germany and its occupied territories. A plan was hatched to have Allied fighter planes escort the bombers on their missions so that these can be carried out more safely. The Allied fighters will deal with any German defenders. The problem was that they haven't yet figured out a way to make long range fighter planes that are capable of escorting the bombers in an effective manner. Since the P-51s had lots of internal space, they loaded them with more fuel and the plan worked like a charm.
Now RC enthusiasts can further appreciate this engineering marvel by having their own replica. The Hangar 9 P-51 Mustang comes in an RTF package which means that it is ready to fly out of the box. There is no assembly required and every part needed is included in the package. It looks stunning with its war bird design and trims. It comes with a 6-channel 2.4Gz full range radio system for control. The engine has an Evolution Trainer System installed. Beginners will get help from plastic NACA droops that stabilize the plane during flight training. These can be removed when the user is ready for advanced instructions.
Hangar 9 P-51 Mustang PTS RTF is an excellent choice for anyone who intends to jump into RC planes with a unit that can take them from novice to ace pilot. Try it for yourself and you'll be hooked.