P-51D Mustang (oz13073)

 

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P-51D Mustang 40. Radio control sport scale model WWII fighter. Wingspan 57 in, wing area 580 sq in. For .40 - .46 2-cycle or .60 -.70 4-cycle engines, with 4/5 channels.

Discontinued kit from Great Planes.

Quote: "The Great Planes P-51D Mustang is a semi-scale (approximately 1/8-scale) model of the full-size North American P-51D. The prototype as pictured on the box cover is not a copy of any one full-size airplane in particular. Rather, we selected several typical trim features from several aircraft, making a good-looking and rather 'generic' trim scheme that typifies the Mustang we all know.

Several full-size P-51D Mustangs are shown on the box side panel to give you an idea of the many trim variations that have been used. If you are interested in sport scale competition, or just want to copy a specific full-size trim scheme, you'll be happy to know that color photos of these and MANY other P-51D Mustangs are available from: Scale Model Research, 2334 Ticonderoga Way, Costa Mesa, CA 92626.

Unlike many other scale models, the Great Planes P-51D Mustang is easy to build and fly, predictable, highly aerobatic, and has no bad habits, making it a great sport-scale airplane - as long as you don't get carried away with paint and additions, making it a lead sled! This model is designed to be a great flying 'sport airplane', one that you feel comfortable with, flight after flight. It is not intended for scale competition, but with a little extra work it should place well in sport scale competitions at the local level.

This is not a beginner's airplane! While the P-51D is easy to build and flies great, we must discourage you from selecting this kit as your first R/C airplane. It is fast, highly maneuverable, and lacks the self-recovery characteristics of a good basic trainer such as the Great Planes PT Series airplanes. On the other hand, if you have already learned the basics of R/C flying and you are able to safely handle an 'aileron trainer such as the Great Planes Trainer Series or Big Stick Series airplanes, the P-51D is an excellent choice.

Please inspect all parts carefully before starting to build. If any parts are missing, broken or defective, or if you have any questions about building or flying this airplane, please call us and we'll be glad to help. If you are calling for replacement parts, please look up the part numbers and the kit identification number (stamped on the end of the carton) and have them ready when calling.

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..."

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Quote: "Hello Steve and Mary, I just had my Great Planes P-51D Mustang plans scanned specifically to share them here. I used to have this plane with a .56 4-stroke (later a .60 2-stroke) glow engine and retracts and it flew terrific. Great Planes says it is effectively an Ultra-Sport that looks like a Mustang. A really great sport flyer with nice warbird looks, and it was fast too. Keep up the good work! Best regards, Juul"

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P-51D Mustang (oz13073) from Great Planes 2001 - model pic

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    P-51D Mustang
    from Great Planes
    2001 
    57in span
    Scale IC R/C LowWing Military Fighter Kit
    clean :)
    formers unchecked
  • Submitted: 24/05/2021
    Filesize: 1579KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: Julian

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