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1scalebldr 05-13-2019 03:41 AM

I have TF 1/5 P-51 plans
 

Originally Posted by ezugner (Post 12524360)
I am trying to complete a Top Flight Mustang (1/5 scale Gold Edition) that I purchased in 2001. I just realized that I have all the drawings except for the front half of the fuselage. I called the number on the front of the build manual (217-398-8970) to get a copy and they informed me that the drawings are no longer available.

Does anyone still have access to the drawings for this kit? If so, will you please let me know so I can get a copy, or the original?

Thanks for your help.

Eric

I have plans.

acdii 06-27-2019 03:56 PM

How close are the .60 plans in relation to the GS plans? I have all the sheet parts in PDF form that can be traced to make the actual parts, but finding the plans is near impossible, and HH will probably no longer have them. I have the originals from my .60 one and can slice and dice them to get them scaled up since they are over 36" wide and OD only goes up to 36". I will be tracing all the parts and cutting them out with a laser cutter and have the build manual already.

NCRC 06-27-2019 04:47 PM

What is OD?

acdii 06-27-2019 04:55 PM


Originally Posted by NCRC (Post 12534127)
What is OD?

Office Depot

NCRC 06-27-2019 05:12 PM

I have the GS kit. I might be able to scan them.
our plotter at work will only print 24" wide, but will scan 36" wide.
You should be able to find a large format plotter locally other than box stores.
We had one called Southern Photo, they worked mostly for architecture firms and the like.

acdii 06-28-2019 06:12 AM

I had taken my .60 plans to a print shop, they are not cheap for over 36" wide print! :) I think it cost me over $100 for two copies of them. They didn't save to PDF either.

bentwings 07-01-2019 06:34 AM

Why not just get Ziroli plans and accessories. They make a bigger and nice flying airplane. I’ve built one but my pictures are buried somewhere in electronic heave. They are easy to build and detail. He has nice fiberglass cowl and air scoop.

https://ziroligiantscaleplans.com/pl...ang-plans.html

acdii 07-01-2019 08:20 AM

People still want to build the TF one, so making a short kit is the goal. The plans are needed in order to get dimensions correct. Anyone can get a short kit of the Ziroli P-51, but not the TF one.

jstanton 09-21-2019 05:58 PM

I just picked up the RTC version of this kit and I have a couple of questions. I see the recommend engine for this plane was a US 41. I have a good running EME 35 gas engine that spins the same size prop as the US 41 and produces 21 lbs of thrust. Has anyone out there flown this plane with a 40cc gas engine? If so did it have enough power to fly scale like? Also what is the length of the struts for the landing gear? I have a set of landing gear off off a Hanger 9 P-47 150 that I hope to use.:confused:

ForcesR 09-21-2019 07:43 PM


Originally Posted by jstanton (Post 12551780)
I just picked up the RTC version of this kit and I have a couple of questions. I see the recommend engine for this plane was a US 41. I have a good running EME 35 gas engine that spins the same size prop as the US 41 and produces 21 lbs of thrust. Has anyone out there flown this plane with a 40cc gas engine? If so did it have enough power to fly scale like? Also what is the length of the struts for the landing gear? I have a set of landing gear off off a Hanger 9 P-47 150 that I hope to use.:confused:

Jim, back in 2011 I originally installed a Saito FG36 in my TF 1/5 scale P-51. The Mustang flew with the FG36 but I had to use full throttle through most of the flights during the summer flying season. The FG36 just didn't have the power IMHO to fly it the way a Mustang should be flown. I swapped out the Saito for a DLE 55RA and what a difference it made in flying the Mustang. It is so enjoyable flying a Mustang with reserve power if needed. I am usually flying at 50% throttle and I would never recommend installing an engine in the Mustang less than 50cc. The length of the LG from the top of the strut to the center of the axle is 9 &3/4".

Roger

jstanton 09-22-2019 04:11 AM

Roger,

Thank you for the quick reply. I have a RCGF 55 I will use then and my gear look like it my just fit.:o

leadgofer 09-23-2019 06:34 PM

My P-51 is on its 19th season ( probably has 600 flights ). I have a G-62 with monocote covering. Robart retracts. Weighs 24.5 lbs. Has been clocked @ 105 MPH. Mine balanced perfectly with the G-62, muffler, spring starter, vibration mount, so keep the tail light or you'll have to add nose weight. I also use a 6v 2400 mAh NiCad battery. You'll have to cut at least a 1/2" off the gear covers if you fly off of grass. I use full flaps to land, ( all throws are as reccommended in the instructions ). The G-62 has the same spinner back plate to motor mount distance as the US 41 shown in the plans. Used to use a 20 x 6-10 prop but the engine has broken in so well that I had to go to a 20 x 8-14 to keep the prop noise down. Probably a little faster too. I have flown formation with a DA 50 plane and they are very similar in speed.

jstanton 09-24-2019 03:25 AM

Thank you for the information on how your P-51 is setup. I plan to us a RCGF 55 I have for power and a set of electric retracts I have. I am going to glass the wings and fuselage . I plan to build this as my winter project. I will post pics as the build goes.

carlgrover 09-26-2019 10:20 AM

When that kit came out years ago Dick Petit built one as a review for "RC Report" magazine. His had a US 41 in it. In the article he said it flew fine with that engine.

carl

scale only 4 me 09-26-2019 12:12 PM

The reason it shown with the US41 in the manual/plans is that is the only gas engine Tower sold at the time that would fly it reasonably, If that plane came to market today,, no doubt it would have been built using a DLE 55ra,, just so happens that is what I have in mine,, flies awesome ;)

jstanton 09-26-2019 12:21 PM

I ordered some s2 fiberglass that came is today that I will use to cover this P-51. Hope to get started this weekend. I will post some pics as the build goes.

jstanton 09-26-2019 05:05 PM

Here is the paint scheme I plan to use on my P-51D. It is simple and different than most P-51D's you see.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...da18b4f840.jpg

jstanton 12-01-2019 06:14 AM

It has been a couple on months now and I finally have the wing fiber-glassed. I have just put bondo on the wing and will be sanding it today to get it smooth. I decided to use the e-flite 50-60cc electric landing gear for the Hanger 9 P-51. It will take a little trimming to get it to fit but it looks like it will work really well. I will post some pics once I have it installed and working. :D


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