RocHobby Voodoo P-51 Super Speed PNP Review

RocHobby Voodoo P-51
 
Modeled after the 2013 Reno Air Race Unlimited Champion in the recognizable “Voodoo Chile” paint scheme, RocHobby’s Voodoo P-51 showed up for a little testing from the Brothers 2. Check out the flight footage and watch the detailed 5×5 review and see if the Voodoo Chile was hot and spicy, or lacking flavor…!
 

Intro and Flight Footage
5X5 Review Scoring

 

Summary

Following their lineup of Reno racing replicas, RocHobby now offers the Voodoo paint scheme on their P-51 airframe. The gents over at Motion RC sent one over for testing and we were more than happy to oblige. Assembly is fast and the directions are straight forward and comprehensive. We were surprised when the digital servos for the flaps extended nice and slow. Seems they programmed some speed at the factory and it’s the little touches like that the just add to the experience.

As specified, the retracts are tough as nails with metal trunnions so aside from shipping with electric retracts, our Voodoo has some strong scale-ish legs uncommon to foam park flyers. On the bench everything looked really good. The true test was in the air. Would it rip through the skies like they claimed? Would it be stable and cooperative or was speed an after-thought and the airframe just wasn’t designed for it aerodynamically? Yes, and yes.

With an extremely wide flight envelope, the Voodoo proved to be a gentle beast slow and low and a not so gentle (but well-behaved) beast at open throttle. Runtimes are insane on the spec’d 3K mAh 4S LiPo and we found ourselves using it all. Over and over again. It was that fun to fly!

Next on the bench is their F2G Super Corsair with the same power plant. If the Corsair airframe is as well designed as the Voodoo P-51, I think we’re going to have some more fun. Check out the full review videos to get the skinny on the Voodoo P-51 and if your bench is lacking a Mustang, this just may be your bird.

 
Kurt
2 Brothers Hobby
 

RocHobby by FMS is sold exclusively by Motion RC in the U.S., www.motionrc.com
 

5X5 Review Scoring

Model Characteristics

Build as Advertised:

Build Instructions and Advertised Difficulty...
4.5 / 5

Finish:

Covering, Paint, Plastic and Decals...
4.5 / 5

Power:

Specified Powerplant Performance...
5 / 5

Ground Handling:

Landing Gear, Floats, and Hovering...
4 / 5

Durability:

Model Impact and Transportation Durability...
4.5 / 5

Pilot Experience

Flight as Advertised:

Flight Experience As Compared To Marketing
5 / 5

Flight Time:

Flight Duration Of Recommended Powerplant
5 / 5

Field Size:

2 Brothers Flying Site Recommendation
Flying Field

Portability:

How Easily The Model Transports Without Damage
3.5 / 5

Skill Level:

2 Brothers Recommended Skill Level
Advanced

Model Specifications

Model Type:

PNP

Wing Span:

42.2in (1070mm)

Weight:

44.8oz (1270g)

Length:

38.3 in. (973mm)

Motor Design:

Brushless Outrunner

Motor kv:

770

Motor Size:

3648

Volt Range:

4S LiPo (14.8V)

Propeller:

10x8 4-Blade

Construction:

EPO Foam

ESC Amperage:

70A

Radio Channels:

6+

Needed Items:

6+ Channel Tx and Rx, Flight Battery, Battery Charger

Street Price:

$199.99 USD

Special Features:

All digital servos and electric retracts installed

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