P-51B Mustang (oz2933)

 

P-51B Mustang (oz2933) by Clarence Mather from Flying Scale Models of WWII 1974 - plan thumbnail

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P-51B Mustang. Free flight scale rubber model. Scale is 1/24. This plan is from the book 'Flying Scale Models of WWII' from Model Builder magazine.

Quote: "The model presents a fine appearance on the ground and in the air. Flights exceed a minute's duration quite easily and show fair stability. Being a short-coupled low-winger, there is not a lot of inherent stability. The stabilizer was enlarged, dihedral increased, and the balance point brought well forward for additional stability. All flights have been outdoors, under breezy conditions. For good duration, keep the model light by using medium grade balsa, thin stringers, built up wheels- and thin coats of dope. Ours weighs just over three quarters of an ounce empty. Pre-bend the stringers so that they conform to the fuselage curves. They will then slip into place without warping the rest of the fuselage. Do not notch the formers or ribs until they are in position on the fuselage and wing. Sight along spar and stringer marks when notching so that errors in their positions can be corrected. Considerable care was used in drawing the parts, but it is very difficult to trace, cut out, and glue such parts into position without some deviations. The formers are drawn slightly oversize to allow for some corrections..."

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