HAPPY BIRTHDAY NICK!!
I remember when you were in High School, then College and now out in the working world...........................time fly's my friend...live honestly, to the fullest, and be kind every day as I know you are.
Yes that plane is a Bell P-39 the best of my knowledge. It was more the Hells Bells that was behind the posting. So here is something more for you.
Yes I too am stuck on War Birds, but I have to careful that I don't go BUY crazy because this is the only real place for me to fly where it is a pleasure. So then everything sits for another 6 months until I can fly again. I will be getting next season another plane.....large size. Phil has the big P-47 and flew it at the Fun Fly and she is a feather in the air and looks so good after the retracts are up. Sorry I took no pic's yest of my smaller version in the air. I only have have two flights on it here and two shot flights in Palm Springs after the Fun Fly. But next time out I will get some stills and vid's. I can tell you, that plane is as explained by the guy that sold it to me, it lands itself but shutting off the throttle and she glides in easy peasy LOVE IT!
Here is a 4 min video with mostly stills as we started MD 500 scale fuselage, 700 size builds side by side yesterday. We are working out some bugs for the tail linkage and some front fuse canopy trimming to get the motors in! We worked so hard to get the helis lifted up so the boom came straight back and out the fuse unstressed. But we found that when we went to put our canopy back on it did't fit! Yes we can cut the of the fiberglass, but then comes another issue that making it to thin in that area it will loose strength and perhaps crack without other reinforcement which we have some ideas to try. It may sound daunting but not really when you hands on the project.