FMS P-40B Flying Tiger 1400MM PNP Camo

$609.00

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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.

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FMS P-40B Flying Tiger 1400mm

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.

In the real battleground, P-40s were not as devastating as P-51s. However, in the RC model world, the FMS P-40B Flying Tiger 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.

Key Features

  • The retracts are all new and specifically developed for this plane
  • New upgraded 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 bad servo can be replaced with 2 screws
  • Digital metal gear servos throughout
  • 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

Needed to Complete

  • Minimum 6 Channel Radio
  • Minimum 6 Channel Full rull range receiver
  • 4 Cell 14.8V 3600mAh – 4000mAh LiPo battery with T Connector
  • Li-Po battery charger

Specifications

  • Wingspan: 55.1in / 1400mm
  • Length: 46.9in / 1192mm
  • Flying Weight: 2500g
  • CG (Centre of Gravity): 50 – 55mm from the leading edge of the wing at the root
  • Power System: Brushless 4258-KV650 (installed)
  • Electronic Speed Control: 70 Amp
  • Propeller / EDF: 14 x 8 3-blade propeller
  • Servos: 6x 17g metal digital, 1x 9g metal digital (installed)
  • Landing Gear: Electric retractable
  • Required Battery: 4 Cell 14.8V 3600 – 4000mAh LiPo with T connector (required)
  • Required Radio: 6+ channel transmitter (required)
  • Ailerons: Yes
  • Elevator: Yes
  • Rudder: Yes
  • Flaps: Yes
  • Lights: Yes
  • Hinge Type: Foam
  • Material: EPO Foam
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Build Time: 1-2 Hours
  • Recommended Environment: Outdoor

Additional information

Weight 7 kg
Dimensions 117 × 44 × 26 cm

1 review for FMS P-40B Flying Tiger 1400MM PNP Camo

  1. Cameron Dauth

    This is the Rolls Royce of the FMS 1400mm warbird series. Beautiful to look at, easy to put together, and a finish that is second to none on a foamie. Maiden was a breeze with only extremely minor trim adjustments necessary. As soon as it rolled out and left the ground I could feel how stable and secure its flying characteristics were. Power on the scale-like takeoff was never lacking, and after watching the slow acting rotating oleo landing gear retract and bringing her up to full power, it became an exhilarating machine to fly. Dont be afraid to give the ailerons that extra bit of throw because at the recommended low rate setting in the manual, you need to have some good altitude to complete a very slow roll safely. Visibility is typical camo paint scheme, that can appear as just a black silohuette in certain light, but I have given mine white wing, tail and vertical stabiliser tips to alleviate the issue. Landing approach with the flaps fully extended is like landing a high wing Cub trainer. The plane slowed to the point that it looked liked you could have caught it in your hands ( not recommended though lol ). A gentle nose down attitude to retain some momentum on the way in and it touches down, with the slightest of elevator flare, like a feather. Dead stick landings were just a simple and graceful. Thanks Michael for pointing me in the direction of this absolutely stunning piece of radio controlled aviation. Couldn’t be happier.

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