Heroic World War II American fighter planes like the P-40 warbird received much fame and honor for serving their country during their time. While I'm not big on history, I know a badass-looking plane when I see one and the E-Flite P-40 Warhawk 300 just totally made me light up.
While available as kit, a lot of the stuff is pre-assembled anyway. As such, building one is largely a breeze. It doesn't require a lot of additional equipment to set up either - just put in two servos, ESC, battery and a receiver to round it off.
Clearly, the detailed aesthetic will be the first thing to draw you in with the P-40 Warhawk 300. The camouflage paint job, coupled with that angry shark face, are just downright gnarly. Kit comes with a display stand that lets you show off the sexy-looking air striker.
Weighing only 6.6 ounces with everything in place, you can imagine the speed at which it will be flying with a brushless 300 Outrunner motor. Not only is it fast, it can perform a lot of the stunts that you expect warbirds to do, provided it doesn't require a rudder (you can add one, though, as an aftermarket part). You'll really appreciate the aerodynamic lines when you see the plane fly without hitch in the face of a moderate breeze. Despite the size, it really does handle the outdoors well. In fact, this thing is so fast you should forget about using it indoors, lest you want to crash it every time down.
Many will buy the E-Flite P-40 Warhawk 300 for its decorative properties, only to be surprised by its actual power. This is one fast plane that only happens to be awesome-looking.
Wing Area: 108 sq. in.
Flying Weight as tested: 6.6oz
Motor: Brushless 300 outrunner