This P40 Warhawk has a fiberglass fuselage and cowl painted in vague
colors. The rib wings are covered with Solartex and airbrushed to match the
color of the whole aircraft. The wood that makes up both the wings and the
fuselage are all laser cut. The high precision of fiberglass and fine painting
work make this kit an extremely realistic aircraft. It is a perfect combination
between scale looks and excellent flying performance. The kit comes with a full
color decal sheet, wheels and a fuel tank. This war bird is a must fly!
What the Pro says!
Just to clear up some confusion, and a lot of misinformation on the
internet...CMP is not Willhobby, or FlyModel, or any other company. CMP is
thier own company, and they have been around for while. I have built a few
of their planes, and found the quality to be quite exceptional, they are
high-end stuff, and from a scale point of view, nobody else comes close.
The P-40, from a scale aspect, blows away the Hangar 9 and everybody else's
P-40. The paint job is dead flat and perfect, and there are a ton of
factory-installed water transfer decals, a beautiful glass belly tank, strut
covers, prepainted canopy frame, lots of nice stuff. All the hardware is
exceptional, too, with a fiberglass pushrod for the elevator, and a
pull-pull system for the rudder.
You need to be careful flying it, though. It has no washout, it's not light,
and it will tip stall if you pull too hard or get too slow. The big problem,
though, is that the CG in the manual is actually for the much larger 71"
one, and will leave you very tailheavy if you don't correct it to about 85mm
from the LE. It's really, really important.
If you fly off grass, you will have really hard time finding rotating
retracts that will hold up. Seriously consider fixed gear like I used.
I flew mine with a Saito 62, fit perfectly and was plenty of power.
Let's here some other comments, this is a beautiful plane..
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The retract bays are built into the wing from the factory, so
the retracts will drop right in.
The kit box is nice packed, with all the major parts well packed in a light foam
wrap and clear plastic bags.
rib wing, nicely covered, rivets decals already applied, ailerons hinged and
installed. Horizontal, elevators and rudder also all wood, air foiled surfaces,
hinged and ready. Fuselage is very detailed with panel lines molded in, glass
work is outstanding. Tiger mouth decal, dashboard decal and many others
perfectly applied. Drop tank included and assembled. Slots in the interior
cardboard held all items tightly in place, so it will produce no damage from
shipping. Included with the kit are fuel tanks, engine mounts, wheels,
hardware, pushrods, clear plastic canopy and nose cone, decal sheet, one-piece
fiberglass cowls, and fixed wire landing gear plus other necessary hardware. You
will need to purchase some building supplies, engines, spinners, servo
extensions, and a radio. Mechanical retracts are an interesting option to
consider for this plane kit. The quality of the materials is excellent
with a one-piece fiberglass fuselage/fin straight and true. The
instruction manual has excellent-quality step-by-step drawings. With an
4-stroke engine installed, this P40 Plane will fly, feel, and sound like the
legendary Tiger Shark from World War 2.
The Plane Design is Retract-Ready. This ARF P40 Kit
comes with fixed gear (retracts are optional). No Flaps.
Hardware includes plastic scale struts, pull-pull rudder set-up, fixed soft
landing wheels, a fuel tank, scale spinner just to mention few (see picture
above). Engine/Radio Equipments NOT included! The P-40E Tiger
Shark is a great scale
model for intermediate flyer who likes to start showing off today!