P-51 Mustang


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P-51 Mustang  
by Ted Strader
from Flying Models
February 1958 
49in span
Tags: Scale IC R/C LowWing Military Fighter
all formers complete :)
got article :)

This plan was found online 24/06/2011 at: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1265873&page=311
Outerzone planID: oz1289 | Filesize: 366KB | Format: • PDFbitmap | Credit*: 50+AirYears


About this Plan

P-51 Mustang - Radio control scale fighter for .09 to .15 power.

Quote: "P51 MUSTANG - A low-winged R/C ship that'll win the hearts of model enthusiasts.

Never has a model so embodied so many favourable features. It's a scale ship that features R/C and the small popular engine size. In addition, it is a low-wing ship and a WWII favourite. Top this off with the 2 control design options and you have almost everything that an R/C fan could ask for in one ship.

You aren't long in R/C before the scale bug bites! Except in the case of a very few lightplanes and an occasional trainer, a modeller has to accept certain compromises to arrive at a successful balance between scale and performance.

Deviations from scale here were predicated more upon a lack of suitable material than upon performance requirements as might seem necessary.

The plans indicate more than the photos, or actual model, that the 2-1/2 spinner is undersize. This size of model would dictate a 3in spinner which is hard, if not impossible, to come by. As it is, we have all of 2-3/4 of propeller blade extending from either side of the spinner for we use an 8x4 Tornado on our K&B .09.

The wheel-well outlines (which were non-existant on the later F-51H) were omitted to allow more wing movement in the event of rough landing. The stabilizer-elevator was only slightly enlarged for stability..."

Update 06/12/2012: Thanks to theshadow, we now also have a supplement file showing all the formers for this model.

Supplementary files

Article pages, text and pics, also 3 plates of drawings showing all formers.


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