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P-51 Mustang Ceiling Fan
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P-51 Mustang Ceiling Fan

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Regular Retail Price $470.00
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We think that what sets Tailwinds apart is our extensive collection of quality airplane gifts that celebrate the joy of flight. Our airplane ceiling fans really represents this theme. Each of these magnificent beauties are painstakingly assembled. When you purchase aviation ceiling fans for display in your living room or den, you want a piece that enhances your decor. These distinctive warbird ceiling fans are art that will match your decorating taste and stand out as collector’s items. Often conversation pieces and collector's items but always first and foremost, a great addition to any interior design.

Also, since we are all in a time where energy has become an issue for both the environment and the pocket book, the American invented ceiling fan offers a solution that is both green and economical. Ceiling fans deliver more warmth in the winter months and cool down environments during hot summer months. According to a Florida Power & Light study, ceiling fans can save 40% on cooling energy costs. And they are efficient using less energy of than a 75 watt light bulb. Nancy's tip: "The more blades on the fan, the more efficiently air is circulated and the quieter the fan." On most fans, the summer setting is a counter-clockwise rotation, viewed from below. In the winter, fans run in reverse (clockwise), reclaiming lost heat from the ceiling. They provide an even, comfortable temperature by moving hot air back down to the living areas below. They can make 80 degrees seem like 72 and in the winter do the reverse.

Tailwinds' nostalgic fans will keep you enjoying the fun of flying.

Airplane Fan: The P-51 Mustang Glamorous Glenn III Warbird Airplane Fan is better than ever! The P-51 Mustang Glamorous Glenn III Airplane Ceiling Fan is a replica of the original P-51 airplane nose flown by Ace Chuck Yeager during WW II. He flew Glamorous Glenn lII for 64 missions and downed 11.5 German aircraft. In addition to having a fun, novelty style, it is an exceedingly well-built, quality ceiling fan that comes with a 25-year manufacturer’s warranty.

So what are the parameters of a first-rate ceiling fan? To start, a large motor makes for longer life, greater efficiency, and better air circulation. The P-51 Mustang Ceiling fan has a powerful (153x12 mm motor size), yet silent, high-efficiency motor that uses less than 1 amp of energy. Even at high speeds this equates to using less energy than 75-watt light bulb. Now add blades that are matched to exact weight and 15° pitch to greatly increase airflow. The 4 propeller-shaped blades on the P-51 Mustang Ceiling Fan have about a 44" blade span. The pitch is important because with greater airflow movement the ceiling fan will make the air cooler during the summer and help reclaim lost heat from the ceiling during the winter. If that weren’t enough, the P51 Mustang Ceiling Fan has an integrated light kit in the nose, sorry the bulb is not included. The body of the fan measures about 17 inches from ceiling to nose cone. Other quality key features of this fan are:

  • A heavy-duty motor for smooth quiet performance
  • A 16-pole motor with 2,000+ feet of copper windings for greater efficiency and smoother performance
  • Multiple capacitor to control starting and running
  • Die-cast aluminum rotors for cool running
  • Stamped steel housing which is approximately 17"
  • Heavy-duty bearings that never need oiling because they are permanently lubricated
  • 3-speed reversible switching for summer and winter
  • Factory installed gaskets to reduce noise and vibration
If that weren’t enough, the P-51 Mustang Ceiling Fan has an integrated light kit in the nose. The body of the fan measures about 17 inches from ceiling to nose cone.

Reviews
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100% Recommend this product (32 of 32 responses)
By Charlie
Pflugerville, TX
I've had it for over 6 years. Great fan
September 2, 2019
I had to find a 10W LED bulb for it. I was able to take the plastic cover off of one to make it fit.
ProsLooks cool
ConsRequired a light bulb search to be bright enough
By NeilM
Chicago, IL
Very cool fan! (With one caveat - limited brightness)
August 26, 2019
I ordered this fan for my son's small bedroom since the existing fan was on its way out. Shipping was very quick, it arrived 2 days after placing the order. Tailwinds also had the best price for the fan, so I'm glad I went with them!

This fan feels solid and motor is heavy for the size. Bearings spin freely and after installing the fan, operation is entirely silent apart from the initial spin-up (and barely noticeable) buzz of the electric motor while the fan gets up to speed.

The fan itself was a breeze to install, one might say. I managed to install it myself without help (but you'll definitely want to use the cables and hooks to support the fan while you install, and add the fan blades only after the fan motor is installed on the ceiling). I hooked up the fan with a standard fan remote control (this is what I used, but I expect most newer generic fan remote controls should work: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Hampton-Bay-Ceiling-Fan-Remote-Control-70830/202783102), and everything works as expected. There was enough room between the mounting plate and the cowling's insides to contain the remote control receiver unit. Now he can turn the light and fan on and off without having to reach for the pull chains. The remote control's dimmer worked with both incandescent and most LED bulbs I tried (more on bulbs at the end of this review).

As other reviewers noted, you're limited in aligning the cowling because of the way the cowling bayonets into the mounting plate, and how the mounting holes in the plate line up with the electrical box. You basically have 4 opposing orientations for the cowling. I was lucky that the light box was aligned properly so that the cowling lined up with the room's walls, but if you're even a bit handy it's easy to drill holes in the mounting plate to align it properly if you desire. Just remember not to affect the structural rigidity of the mounting plate of you do this.

TIP: I unpacked everything first to fit the cowling into the mounting plate before installing anything, and I used masking tape on the mounting plate to indicate where the 'chin' of the cowing would sit once it was bayonet-fastened on the mounting plate. This way, I could be sure to align the mounting plate properly on the ceiling before I lugged the motor up there)

TIP: check operation of the light and fan once you have installed the motor but before installing the fan blades, to make sure the electrics are hooked up properly. It gets clunky to remove a fan when the blades are attached.

TIP: when you install the fan blades, install the blades on opposite sides to help balance out the fan and avoid stressing the mountings.

As others have noted, this fan moves a LOT of air at top speed. It causes paper to fly around in my son's (admittedly small, 8' x 14') bedroom. Good fun, but slow and medium speeds are all we 'll need.

The one weak point of this fan is the light, specifically the size of the light fitting (E12, Edison screw) and the size of the glass nosecone that limits how big the bulb can be. The total length of the lightbulb (including the threads) cannot exceed 3.5 inches. The fan comes with a 60W bulb which is too weak in my opinion to effectively light up a room. I did replace the bulb with an LED bulb (this one: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07PPYDG5S/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 ) but even though the LED is a little brighter than the standard 60W bulb, it's still not bright enough. I've just ordered a different bulb to see if it works better, but you'll want to get a 10W LED bulb at least. This is where the size limitation comes in: it's difficult to find E12 bulbs brighter than 1000lumens/10W that are shorter than the 3.5" total length limit. Bear this in mind if you intend this to be only light source in a room. I believe the light fitting is limited to 60W draw, so installing a brighter incandescent is not possible.

In short: an awesome fan, easy to install, works as expected even with a generic fan remote control. Just keep in mind the limitations on the lightbulb in the nosecone.

Merchant Response:Wow Neil. Thank you for such an indepth review. This will be very helpful to other DIYers. We agree with you on the lighting. The fan is designed is to provide, I believe the lighting industry term is "mood lighting" not "task lighting."
Pros- solid - easy to install - works with generic remote controls - looks very cool - moves a LOT of air at top speed
Cons- 60W bulb it comes with will not light up a room effectively - the light fitting will limit the options for installing a brighter light
By Bill C.
Golden, TX
P-51 Ceiling Fan
July 2, 2019
Pretty neat addition to our home. I have only one non-critical observation: the propeller blades are tipped on yellow as they should be; but the yellow paint should be straight across the blade tip; it should not be a swoop; which is reminiscent of the Nike swoop.
ProsPuts out a lot of wind; much better than the five blade fan it replaced, plus it?s an awesome decoration!!
By Eric
Detroit
Great looking fan
March 23, 2019
Installation was fairly straightforward. Since I had to install the electrical box as well, I made sure to orient the box so the cowling faced the direction I wanted.

Fan is well built, balanced perfectly.
ProsSolid construction. Balanced well out of box without requiring blade weights.
ConsLight kit isn't bright enough to light the room adequately.
By Stevie D.
Dallas, TX
FANtastic ceiling fan!
December 27, 2018
Installed this awesome fan in my home garage and it's now the center piece of it...it's the first thing people notice when they enter my garage. Excellent quality and excellent price! Thanks, Tailwinds!!
By Bob Y.
Piedmont, SC
Looks great but installation method needs improved
January 28, 2018
The fan looks really nice, but, as another reviewer mentioned, one is at the mercy of the orientation of the J-box mounting screws regarding how the cowling aligns with the room. There is no provision for rotating the cowling to align with the length of the room. I had to drill my own holes in the mounting plate to align it. The bulb is also just a small candelabra bulb, so not much light - and the socket was crooked, so I had to dismantle that and realign. As I said, it looks great, but expected better design for installation. If I hadn't cared how it was mounted, would have given it 5 stars.
ProsLooks great.
ConsSmall light bulb Mounting not flexible if one wants to align cowling with room orientation.
By Dale M.
Mount Joy, PA
The coolest fan ever
July 27, 2017
Being a warbird fan, I have a soft spot for the P-51 Mustang. When I came across this P-51 fan, I had to have it. Now installed, it exceeds my expectations.
It's cool beyond words, but it's also a high quality product. Outside of the sound of moving air on high speed, it is dead silent. Highly recommend it for boys and grown up boys like myself.
ProsExcellent representation of a P-51 Mustang Very high quality construction Total silent operation Not huge, but provides more than enough air circulation, more than I expected.
ConsNone.
By Joe
Tucson
Great Look!
May 20, 2017
Easy to install. Instructions very clear.
By Duncan
Ontario, Canada
I'm jealous of my son!
October 12, 2016
I installed this fan for my son a few weeks ago. It has been a big hit with everyone. It looks fantastic and does a great job distributing the air in his bedroom.
ProsWell balanced blades/No rocking. Looks great! Quiet.
ConsOne area of the instructions was not accurate/clear which wasted some time while mounting the fan to the ceiling bracket. Perhaps the ceiling bracket could contain a swivel in order to allow the engine cowl to face in any desired direction? Needs a higher output bulb. LED?
By Dallas
Savannah
Yeager is strafing my son!
August 9, 2016
This fan is great looking and easy to install.
ProsDetailed paint.
ConsDoes not make accurate P-51 sound.
By George M.
Deland, Florida
Happiness
April 22, 2016
I couldn't be happier. Fan works well & cool design.
By Steve R.
Sherman, Texas
Great experience!
April 16, 2016
Ordered the fan and it arrived very quickly! We are building a new house, so the electrician installed it. My son loves it and shows it off to everyone at the job site. Can't wait to energize the house to see how the light looks!
ProsSharp attention to detail, adds character to a room.
By Craig
Springfield, IL
Great Product and Great buying experience
January 29, 2016
Tailwinds was wonderful to work with and the Product (P51 ceiling fan) is a quality product. Well packaged and easy to assemble and hang. I was surprised how quickly the install went. Cannot say enough about Tailwinds--they made the process smooth. Great price, easy to navigate website and fast delivery. Not much more you could ask for!
ProsGreat product. Great website
ConsNone
By Arthur S.
Beaumont CA
P51 Ceiling Fan
January 29, 2016
The fan came in good shape and was exactly as I expected. I love it.
By Roxana
Savannah, GA
Happy customer
November 28, 2015
Great product and great customer service from Sarah!! I bought this fan for my baby boy's nursery and is getting all kinds of compliments!! It works really well!! I would just put a white light bulb to have the room brighter.
ProsGreat look and functions very well!! Awesome customer service!!
ConsWould change the yellow light to a bright white.
By Rob's M.
San Diego
Awesome Fan
October 28, 2015
My son loves airplanes and he loves his new fan. We installed it in secret so when he walked into his bedroom he was totally surprised. It was relatively easy to hang, once we removed the existing plate for the previous fan. The fan moves the air around really well. The light brightness is perfect for a bedroom. I have recommended this fan to some friends, and also Tailwinds, since it is the best price.
By paul
Boston, ma.
everybody is happy with this one
October 6, 2015
Best price i could find. Delivered ahead of scheduled time. Quality product. No dissapointments. I am not sure who likes it more, me or the kid.
By Daddy
Boerne, Texas
Fine Fan, No Light
June 26, 2015
My son really likes the style (who doesn't like the P-51?) and the fan moves enough air on the "medium" setting, but the light doesn't work.
Merchant Response:Once we learned of the light not working we offered to replace the fan free of charge but our customer decided to keep the fan.
By Stacy M.
TX
We love it
May 18, 2015
It was a little hard putting up, because we had no cross bar and a metal ceiling. Once up family all applauded. It looks like a plane came through the ceiling. awesome
Proscolors vibrant
Consheavy
By SHANNON M.
PORT HEIDEN, ALASKA
ALPHA*WHISKEY*ECHO*SIERRA*OSCAR*MIKE*ECHO
April 4, 2015
AWESOME
ProsIF YOU'RE INTRIGUED BY AVIATION, THIS IS A MUST HAVE IN YOUR HOME.
ConsONLY CON WOULD BE IS THAT I WISH I COULD HAVE ONE IN EVERY ROOM IN MY HOME
By David
Milwaukee, WI
Looks fantastic, some concerns on workmanship
January 8, 2015
I am really pleased with how the fan looks in my son's room (I don't know who was more excited about it - me or him). I also appreciate that it has a safety cable that is intended to attach to a joist...in the event the fan would somehow dislodge from its mount or the electrical box would fail, this cable will prevent the fan from falling. I will echo what others have commented about the lamp - it's not as bright as I would like and has a 60W max. I will be trying an LED to see if that helps. Also, I was disappointed with how the lamp assembly is attached to the fan. After installation, I pulled the chains to test the unit and found the lamp assembly to seem a little too wobbly for my liking. Further inspection revealed that two of the three mounting screws did not have a solid bite into the plate they were screwed into. I couldn't come to grips with the thought of removing and returning my just-finished project, so I grabbed some nuts out of my toolbox and managed to firmly secure the lamp. Not sure if my unit was built on a Friday afternoon or what, but I was glad to have come up with a solution.
By Melinda
Millington, TN
Love My New Ceiling Fan
July 21, 2014
Bought this ceiling fan for my two little grandsons playroom - they think the fan is so cool - also everyone that comes in the room makes a wonderful comment on it - The only thing is the bulb in the light needs to be an LED bulb so it will be a little brighter -
By arden j.
rice lake Canada
Great deal, excellent value, light is not overly bright, can run fan and light independantly.
July 21, 2014
kids love it.
By Ross D.
San Diego
P-51 Fan
June 4, 2014
This fan was delivered very quickly and was easy to install in my study. I was not disappointed with how it looks and operates.
ProsEasy to install. Moves significant amount of air.
Cons1 .Looking at the advertising, I thought it would be a bit larger. 2. It does not have a remote control for fan speeds and light. 3. Light is not very bright
By David
Roanoke, VA
Great!!
March 24, 2014
Great addition to my collection of plane memrobilia. It was easy to install and runs quiet.
By Richard S.
San Marcos, California
Best price, checked all other Sellers...
March 22, 2014
Great, came quickly with best price in town.
ProsPrice
ConsNone
By Shane R.
PA
Tailwinds saved me money!
January 2, 2014
The first thing I liked about Tailwinds was the product they had was exactly what I was looking for. Their description was accurate and precise. The quality is top shelf so the price I felt was worth it. Installation was normal and we even added a remote control kit to the ceiling fan. So I have nothing to offer about this product except it was what I had hoped for and so far seems to be working perfectly. It's is an awesome ceiling fan getting plenty of compliments.
ProsNow having said that I would like to mention something that is rare about Tailwinds as a company. I placed my order and received my order confirmation. It was a normal transaction or so I thought. A few days after the order was placed I received an email from Tailwinds. I thought oh no...they can't fulfill my order - expecting the worst. NOT SO! Instead they were informing me that they saved me $50.00 shipping because they noticed I was sending this to Texas and they have a warehouse in Texas, so they filled the order from that warehouse instead and passed the savings on to me. They could have done this without telling me and pocketed the $50.00 profit and I would have been none the wiser! Honesty and integrity go a long way with me - especially in this day and age where everything and nearly everyone is about "the money". So I would recommend Tailwinds to all of my friends and anyone else looking for that certain something special.
ConsNone.
By Dan
Lake City. FL
Awesome fan
October 21, 2013
Put this fan in a small office attatched to the hangar. Receives instant positive comments from all who enter. A quiet efficient fan, hope to enjoy it for many years.
By EUGENE
SILVER SPRING, MD
GREAT FAN
September 26, 2013
GREAT FAN, FOUR BLADES ARE MUCH BETTER, NOTICEABLE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THREE BLADE WARHAWK FAN.
ProsEASY INSTALLATION
ConsNONE
By Tim S.
Grand Rapids Michigan
P-51 Mustang Ceiling Fan
June 16, 2013
Easy to install because of good instructions. It is the centerpiece of the room it is in. Everyone loves it, including me. I wish I had one in every room. I would highly recommend these to my friends.
ProsMoves air, is very different from other fans, makes a statement about who I am.
ConsNON!
By Randy W.
East Tennessee
The coolest fan in the world!!
January 31, 2013
This ceiling fan was my very first purchase for our new home. And honestly, Who wouldn't want it? This is modeled after the actual plane that Chuck Yeager flew in WWII. Everyone who walks into my Office, sees this fan over my pool table and just LOVES it! I suspect more than one of them have then gone promptly to this site and ordered their very own.

It was super easy to install and does it's job nicely. But lets be honest, this fan's biggest asset is the fact it is super cool and will give you serious creds with your friends.
ProsEasy to install, works great, gets LOTS of comments.
ConsNot a thing.
By John
Ventura CA
Unique product
January 31, 2013
Look and style is awesome! I am very happy with this purchase and my son absolutely loves it.
ProsPros: Unique product with a very distinctive look
ConsCons.. -the overall scale seem a bit small -light is not very bright and the bulb supplied blew out within a week of installation. I replaced it with an LED bulb from Lowes and have had no problems since. -Pull chains need to be longer. I extended them with black paracord some my son could reach them