P-51B - plan thumbnail image

P-51B - completed model photo more pics (1)

by Earl Stahl
from Model Airplane News
April 1944 
24in span
Tags: Scale Rubber F/F LowWing Military Fighter
all formers complete :)
got article :)

This plan was found online 10/04/2011 at: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1265873&page=8
Outerzone planID: oz231 | Filesize: 266KB | Format: • PDFbitmap | Credit*: orange&white, Pilgrim


About this Plan

P-51B Mustang - Free flight rubber scale model.

Quote: - "THE North American P-51B Mustang featured on our cover this month is of ideal layout and its favorable design makes it highly satisfactory for a scale model with good flying qualities. The plan is for a balsawood model, but if the builder is unable to obtain sufficient balsa for the whole job, pine or similar material may be substituted without impairing the model's flying ability. Conventional construction methods are followed. Be sure to do the work neatly and accurately, and exercise care to cement all joints firmly. Where pine or other such wood is substituted, the thickness of the part should be reduced since the material is stronger. Full size plans are presented, and with the exception of one wing and stabilizer half, no redrawing will be necessary; work right over the plan to simplify and speed construction ...on the real P-51 a radiator is mounted under the belly. This was eliminated on the original model in the interest of better flights. Those desiring maximum scale will want it, however, therefore crossections are shown. It may be of built-up construction or hollowed out from a solid block of balsa. It is best to leave the radiator off until the wing has been covered assembled to the fuselage..."

Update 1/03/2017: Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, stitched together as single sheet, thanks to Pilgrim.

Direct submission to Outerzone.

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Article pages, thanks to gthunter.


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