P-51D Mustang (oz12783)

 

P-51D Mustang (oz12783) by David Ribbe from Top Flite 1994 - plan thumbnail

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P-51D Mustang. Radio control scale model American WWII fighter. Wingspan 65 in, for .60 2-stroke up to 1.20 4-stroke engines.

Discontinued kit from Top Flite.

Quote: "Introduction: The Top Flite P-51D is an excellent sport scale model that is just as 'at home' with sport flying as it is in competition. Its exact scale outline allows you to add authentic details and take it into serious competition if desired. Its modern construction and refined aerodynamics, incorporating features such as computerdesigned airfoils that progressively change from root to tip with built-in washout, give you a plane that will build straighter and fly better than warbird kits of the past.

The Gold Edition Mustang is approximately 1/7th scale. The exact scale ratio is 1: 6.83. The trim scheme allows you to finish a very impressive model using Top Flite Super MonoKote®. The MonoKote covered prototype, shown on the box, was good enough to finish 2nd in Expert at the very competitive 1992 Blue Grass Scale Classic in Kentucky. It scored quite well in static due to its excellent outline, and posted the highest flight scores in the expert category. This performance earned the Mustang an invitation to the 1992 Scale Masters.

PRECAUTIONS

1. You must build the plane according to the plans and instructions. Do not alter or modify the model, as doing so may result in an unsafe or unflyable model. In a few cases the plans and instructions may differ slightly from the photos. In those instances you should assume the plans and written instructions are correct.

2. You must take time to build straight true and strong.

3. You must use a proper R/C radio that is in first class condition, the correct sized engine and correct components (fuel tank, wheels, etc.) throughout your building process.

4. You must properly install all R/C equipment and other components so that the model operates properly on the ground and in the air..."

Direct submission to Outerzone.

Quote: "Hi, Steve and Mary; I found a copy of the Top Flite P-51D Gold Edition kit plans on Aerofred [see datafile]; which had been posted by sx700r. The plans as posted were two sheets that had been each cut in two through blank areas so no parts of the drawings were lost. I had a go at stitching the plans back together. I also found the kit manual on the Hobbico site. The plans lack most of the ribs, but there are a few, so an experienced modeller should be able to develop a set of ribs from the available information.
Top Flite appears to have gone out of the kit and ARF business, and they do not sell the plans. So here we can keep this beautiful model alive, perhaps.
The designer is David J. Ribbe. Wingspan is 65 in for .60 2-stroke up to 1.20 4-stroke engines. SIG makes a 15 in WWII canopy that would work on this model. Best Regards, MJB"

Supplementary file notes

Manual. 58 pages, complete.

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User comments

If anybody out there has the parts traced in a high resolution it would be highly appreciated, many thanks!
Julian - 08/02/2021
I remember drooling over these kits when I saw them advertised in RCM&E back in the mid 70's, they were way out of my price range as a kid. Thanks for sharing this plan.
John Green - 23/02/2021
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