The model certainly looks the part - wing droops removed on this model

The Hangar 9 PTS (primary trainer system) P-51 was launched last year and met with some acclaim. For the first time an attractive semi-scale low-wing model had been designed as a trainer. Training aid attachments endowed the model with flying qualities sufficient to make it safe for a beginner. These training aids could then be removed when confidence and skills had improved.

The system has now been transferred to this impressive F-22 Raptor i.c. jet which lokks sufficiently attractive that I'm sure experienced sports and aerobatic pilots will give the model more than a passing glance.

Vital statistics

  • wingspan 52"
  • length 50"
  • engine req'd - .40-.52 two-stroke
  • R/C req'd - 6 channels with 5-7 servos
  • RRP - 149.99
    The kit includes a spinner and three-blade prop. The wing droops are fitted here

    Available in a red/white or the military grey scheme, the model uses the trusted removeable wing-droops and fixed flap option to provide stability for learners. The flaps can be connected to servos making a four-servo wing available for experienced flyers. The undercarriage is fixed and access to the R/C gear is via a quick release top-hatch.

    The model is certianly eye-catching and we'll be bringing a review in RCM&E via our Special Issue due for publication at the end of September.