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VQMDL P-39 Airacobra 46 ARF

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No. 159848


Quick Overview

As a VQ Model, R/C pilots will enjoy its great flying characteristics and easy ground-handling with its tricycle landing gear which is uncommon in WWII fighter aircraft. Of course, it’s easy to assemble for intermediate and advanced R/C Modelers alike with its jig-built parts and typical ARF assembly techniques.

VQMDL P-39 Airacobra 46 ARF

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VQ Models P-39 Airacobra ARF

46-Size All-Wood Airframe Scale Airplane

Innovative WWII Workhorse

The P-39 was a unique aircraft. The mid-engine design allowed room for more armament up front in a nose that was sleek and aerodynamically efficient. Designed by Bell Aircraft, this aircraft was famous and liked by ace pilots like Chuck Yeager.

Over 9,500 P-39’s saw active service by the end of WWII. Though under-powered and somewhat quirky at altitude, the P-39 experienced great success as a low-level air-to-air fighter by the Russian army in the US/Russian Lend/lease program. Pilots enjoyed its ergonomics and outstanding visibility. Additionally, Bell had created an extremely reliable and durable plane with its reliable radio, armored glass, and airframe.

As a VQ Model, R/C pilots will enjoy its great flying characteristics and easy ground-handling with its tricycle landing gear which is uncommon in WWII fighter aircraft. Of course, it’s easy to assemble for intermediate and advanced R/C Modelers alike with its jig-built parts and typical ARF assembly techniques.

Electric or glow, two- stroke or four-stroke, the P-39 flies great, looks great, and will have you in the air in no time.


• Factory Laser Cut, Jig-Built, All-Wood Construction

• Factory Covered and Finished

• Factory Painted Pilot

• Fiberglass Cowl

• Compatible with Glow and Electric Power System

• Complete Hardware Package

• Tricycle Fixed Landing Gear


• Wingspan: 62.2 in, 1580mm

• Wing Area: 575,

• Wing Loading: 24 oz/, 73.3g/dm.sq (Varies with Equipment)

• Length: 456 in, 1168mm

• RTF Minimum Weight: 6 lbs, 2.7Kg (Varies with Equipment)

• Radio: 4 channels - 5 servos

• Engine: 46 Two-Stroke with Pitts-style muffler, 70 Four-Stroke (Sold Separately)

• Motor: G-46 HP Motor, 5-cell 4500mAh, 13x8 propeller (Sold Separately)

• 2.75" Diameter Spinner (Sold Separately)

• Functions: Ailerons/Elevator/Rudder/Throttle


• Four-Stroke: Magnum 70 RFS (with 13x6 Propeller)

• Two Stroke: Magnum XLS 46 with Pitts muffler (with 11x6 Propeller)

• Electric: HP-MTR G-46 Power System (Motor, ESC, and Battery) with 13x8 Propeller

Recommended Items:

• 5-Channel Minimum Radio (This airplane features separate aileron servos)

• Airtronics Aquila 6 is Recommended.

• 5 Standard Servos for Glow, 4 Standard Servos for Electric. We recommend Airtronics 94835 Servos. If using a 5-channel radio, Y-harnesses will be required.

*Note: This is an ARF and does require assembly. Standard hobby tools and glue will be required. Recommended items are not included and sold separately.

Additional Information

SKU 159848
Manufacturer VQMDL
Mfr Part Number VQA09
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Customer Reviews

stop whining Review by jonesy
Years ago top flight had a great flying kit of this fighter,i set mine up in north Africa anti tank camo,it was awesome! This is a beautifull rendition and long awaited by me,at least. Here is my point,this hobby requires some actual involvement by the builder.Apparently any effort is too much,lots easier to complain.Here is a suggestion,learn enough about modeling to make your own hatch,its fun and you will have total control,wait,there wiont be anybody to blame so choose carefully Jonesy (Posted on 8/30/14)
Fantastic Review by Max
I have always loved the P-39. This rendition by VQ models is a fantastic plane. I chose to fly mine with a Tacon 46 brushless motor, with 2 3300 mah 3 cell packs hooked up in series to get 22 volts. Wing removal is required to replace the batteries but its only 2 bolts so its' not a big deal. The P39 flys great and at about half throttle the performance quite fast. I have the timer set up on my radio for 6 minutes with enough power remianing for a few go arounds if need be. Highly recommended ! (Posted on 6/23/14)
very complete ARF kit Review by Ralph
Hobby People has a Winner here I bought thr power G46 kit to convert to electric from all the advice I got different forums people
that already converted gas to electric its a no brainer
I cant wait to get mine in the air..Thanks hobby people. (Posted on 4/27/14)
This is not an electric kit ! Review by Buzz
I know it is sold as a gas or electric kit but is really not set up for electric . First off you have no hatch to place a battery . To put a battery in somewhere you would have to remove the wing . Not an easy task for in the field battery change . I love the plane ,an planned on flying it electric but will instead be selling it at the next swap meet ! H P please do not sell planes as electric unless they are really set up for electric ! A very dissatisfied customer of the P-39 ! (Posted on 4/20/14)
terrible Review by Tim
The most prominent thing are the instructions! They tend to leave a lot of pert. info. out such as battery placement, TheESC and the placement of the RECEIVER! These are all important things! Plus some of the hard ware is NOT drilled&taped correctly. I am speaking of the linkage connecter for the elevator assy. It should be for 3MM. not the4/40 size as supplied in the kit.Also the spinner should be 3in. not 2 3/4 It should also be of the 3 blade type!
Thanks for letting sound off,Tim (Posted on 2/28/14)
excellent quality arf that flies great Review by heloplane
I bought this plane on sale as I was looking for a new project. The Airacobra is a complete very high quality built ARF. All the hardware is included for both gas and electric engine installation as well as the rest of the goodies like excellent tires and control surface horns, rods and clevices. No need to replace anything here, build it and fly it.
I chose to install a Saito 72 for my power plant and it hauls the Airacobra around the skies with power to spare. The Airacobra flies great with no bad habits and slows like a trainer to land and she looks as good in the air as she does on the ground. I have a new take to the field every time plane with my Airacobra and intend to buy more VQ arfs to add to my hanger in the near . (Posted on 2/23/14)
details need shown Review by Tim
Instrution manual needs to show how and where to place lipo battery (Posted on 1/29/14)
bought it thursday, arrived today, fast shipping Review by Allen
plan is simply beautiful. saw the airacobra at field and bought one on sale. Quality is great and can't wait to fly once weather improves. (Posted on 1/6/14)
Good Airplane Review by sergio
I was looking for this airplane for a long time, and finally it came back in stock again, I really like its flying characteristics like a real airplane, specially the landings are so easy so this plane can be a transition from a trainer, so I highly recommend this plane for having fun flying. (Posted on 10/1/13)

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