Baby Mustang (oz9411)
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Baby P-51D Mustang. Profile scale model WWII fighter for control line, with .09 power.
Quote: "There is just no getting away from the fact that a profile model is the easiest thing to put together for flying fun. If only they were more realistic! This design blends simple, functional construction, with much of the realistic detail and trim associated with the famed Mustang.
The drawings are full size. Because of the step-by-step photos, the construction of this ship can be followed easily, even by the most inexperienced builder. The model is not small and can be powered by engines up to .09 displacement. So powered, this model can replace the more elaborately built-up sportsters. It is an excellent trainer for anyone learning to fly. Even with an .075, lines remain taut. Control response is good, despite the solid construction.
Should you have an .049 to .065 engine, the model is still a good choice if three important modifications are considered: First, change the fuselage profile to 1/4in sheet balsa. Second, modify the main wing to 3/16in thickness. Lastly, make the tail surfaces 3/32in thick. This lighter version with its generous wing area is worth considering with the smaller power plants. If Mono-line is used, you don't have to be choosy about the weather."
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User commentsI built my first "Baby Mustang" in 1968. It was powered by a Cox Babe Bee .049 and would become my first successful control line model. One of my schoolmates also built a Mustang from these plans, and learned to fly with it as well. These photos [main pic, 003] show a more recent version built from Outerzone plans, also powered by a Cox .049. At a low power setting (running rich) it is very docile and easy to fly - an excellent c/l trainer.
ChrisMoes - 18/11/2020
Baby Mustang, just finished 23/11/20 with genuine K&B Torpedo .09 engine [pics 006,007].
Regards from Springton, South Australia
Trevor Jamieson - 23/11/2020
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