The P-51D-25-NA was built in 1944 by North American Aviation at Inglewood, California, for the United States Army. The aircraft was then transferred to the Royal Canadian Air Force as a Mustang IV with serial number 9289 in February 1951.
In February 1951, it went down at Richmond, Virginia, and was badly damaged. Again, in February 1962, the aircraft crashed. In March 1977, the aircraft suffered yet another crash. According to the summarized National Transportation Safety Board narrative from report number SEA77FYE12:
There were 2 fatalities. Incident occurred at 13:46 hours. The airframe was destroyed. Incident occurred at Olympia Municipal Airport, Olympia, Washington. The aircraft Ground looped or water swerved during the takeoff run. Stalled or mushed during the initial climb. The factors included; unapproved modification. FAA examiner remarks include: Partially completed dual control modification.
In 1980, the aircraft was sold to William A. Speer, of La Mesa, California, who restored it. In 1988, it made its first restored flight. It first raced as #45, then as #55 using the name Pegasus. The plane was sold at auction in December 1994.
Bob Button of Button Transportation Inc., Wellington, Nevada, owned the plane from 1995 to 1998. He renamed it Voodoo Chile, and raced it as #55. In 1998, the highly modified P-51 raced at the National Championship Air Races in Reno. In 2007, Bob Button retired from air racing after a malfunction. In 2013, Voodoo, still owned by Bob Button, was raced at Reno by Steven Hinton, Jr., who won the unlimited gold trophy and the national championship while reaching speeds of over 500 miles per hour (800 km/h). Hinton won again in 2014
Aileron Control: Single servos
Build Time: 3-5 hours needed for assembly.
Warranty: trial fit at the factory make sure this kit to be free from defects in bother material and workmanship at the date of purchase. This warranty does not cover any component parts damaged by use or modification.
ARF scale P-51 Voodoo, Landing Gear Wheels and Instruction Manual
Servos: 3 micro
Electric Power Motor: Brushless outrunner 100-150 Watts
Electronic Speed Control: 10-15A
LiPo Battery: 2-3 cells 800-1400mAh
Propeller to match selected motor