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Old 07-14-2008, 06:02 PM
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I have a faithfull P-51 Mustang that has been around for 4 engines, several owners and as far as I can tell about 12 years. It has of yet not expired and is in real good shape other than looking beat. I am bored with it and have a few ideas on what to do , so what would you do.....

1) Full throttle dive into the ground from 1000' while filming it for U-tube with the intent to maximise carnage and destruction.

2) Cut the nose off behind the firewall and mount it to a board to put on the wall, burn the rest as an offering to the RC gods!

3) Take it to the field and invite everyone to attempt to shoot it down for $20.00 a pop and donate the proceeds to my local club as a fundraiser!

4) Fly it only in bad weather, high winds and rain, lightning until its demise happens.

Any ideas appreciated
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Old 07-14-2008, 06:15 PM
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Give it to one of the youths in your club

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Old 07-14-2008, 08:44 PM
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Good airplanes shouldnt go down like that.

Give it to someone who would appreciate it.

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Fly all those maneuvers that we all do on the simulator in real life. Seriously... snap rolls at four feet off the runway, rolling circles way down low. Or you could move the CG back gradually and see how flat you could make it spin.
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If the model was going to go down, then I would vote for #3.

There might be a young fellow in your club or something like that, who has some time under his fingers and is ready for something neat, but is scrounging..? You'd make a pretty big impression on a new modeler that way.

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ORIGINAL: MJD

If the model was going to go down, then I would vote for #3.

There might be a young fellow in your club or something like that, who has some time under his fingers and is ready for something neat, but is scrounging..? You'd make a pretty big impression on a new modeler that way.

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MJD - I had a student that on his final solo flight, upon a very sucessfull landing received my first ever RC plane, I just unplugged the transmitter and handed it to him. He was very happy. The plane was a Thunder Tiger World Trainer. Mustang not that neat.......after 12 years of glow use the plane is oil soaked to the extreme, also when the plane was constructed it was fully assembled with Epoxy, Military hysol in small packets, so this 40 size P-51 is about 8+ pounds. Fully loaded with fuel... extremely nose heavy and with everything as far back as I can get it, the only way to get the CG back is to add more weight[:'(] to an already excessively heavy plane.

js3 - Like that! Flight sim city, snaps at 4 feet off the runway

Maybe I will add more power again. Has a Supertigre 75 and I just came onto a real nice used ST 90. Maybe that will spice it up!!!

Thanks all for the ideas
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Old 07-15-2008, 07:38 PM
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I see father and sons show up and our field all the time to see it it's a hobby that they may want to take up. About half the time the farther starts to add up the costs in his head and that's the end of that. If some one were to give them a plane I'd bet they'd be hooked.

But I do like choices #1 and #3[>:]
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I would find someone else with an old plane and fly some combat with streamers. If you're lucky you'll get to fly combat all day and have your midair at sundown.
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If it look's like what is about to happen here then I vote for #3 as well.
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If it look's like what is about to happen here then I vote for #3 as well.
Damn......

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Nasty business.. Oshkosh 2007. Pilot of rear aircraft killed.
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I would try the Southern Museum Of Flight in Birmingham Al. They have several R/C planes on display of that era... WWII... plus large scale. They may have a place to hang if from their ceiling?

http://www.southernmuseumofflight.org/
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Nasty business.. Oshkosh 2007. Pilot of rear aircraft killed.
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Terrible - sad to see this happen.

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I cringe seeing that picture. I feel for the guy's family. But almost as much, I feel for our historical aviation community.

If I remember correctly, the A model in the rear was a kit built Mustang, but the D model was genuine.
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Old 07-17-2008, 11:17 AM
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If you trash the plane while flying you could trash some of your equipment as well. I have had airframes that I didnt want any more and have given them away. But a huge crash on purpose could damage your engine, rx, servos, etc.
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