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Old 04-10-2005, 12:25 AM
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Below are some videos from the first day at the field. I just wanted to feel the plane out and didn't try anything drastic, such as inverted pass, knife edge, split S, etc... Plus, it was fairly windy with 20 mph gusts.

* [link=http://www.whitetyphoon.com/rc/h9_mustang/videos/take_off.wmv]Maiden Take Off[/link] - almost scale. Climb out was kinda steep though
* [link=http://www.whitetyphoon.com/rc/h9_mustang/videos/flyby01.wmv]Fly By #1[/link] - nice and slow at low throttle
* [link=http://www.whitetyphoon.com/rc/h9_mustang/videos/flyby02.wmv]Another Fly By[/link] - at low throttle
* [link=http://www.whitetyphoon.com/rc/h9_mustang/videos/loop01.wmv]Maiden Loop[/link] - big
* [link=http://www.whitetyphoon.com/rc/h9_mustang/videos/loop02.wmv]Loop #2[/link] - huge
* [link=http://www.whitetyphoon.com/rc/h9_mustang/videos/landing01.wmv]Maiden Landing[/link]
* [link=http://www.whitetyphoon.com/rc/h9_mustang/videos/landing02.wmv]Landing #2[/link] - the wind almost lifted the right wing

I had tons of fun trying to do hammerheads in the strong tailwind. The wind just flopped the plane over. Here are some blooper videos

* [link=http://www.whitetyphoon.com/rc/h9_mustang/videos/botched_hammerhead01.wmv]Botched Hammerhead #1[/link]
* [link=http://www.whitetyphoon.com/rc/h9_mustang/videos/botched_hammerhead02.wmv]Botched Hammerhead #2[/link]
* [link=http://www.whitetyphoon.com/rc/h9_mustang/videos/botched_hammerhead03.wmv]Botched Hammerhead #3[/link]
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Old 04-10-2005, 08:47 AM
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A couple of pictures taken after the initial flights:



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Old 04-10-2005, 11:12 AM
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It came out very nice Richard. Sure wish we had a camera guy at our field like yours he does a great job.
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Old 04-10-2005, 07:19 PM
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Nice Richard...Smooth.....I did my WM .46 Size Mustang in the Tuskeegee Of Little Freddie...It looks awesome in the air BTW...Nice Maiden ....looked so perfect...Keep up the great work and Motivation for us all...Bravo!!
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Old 04-10-2005, 07:34 PM
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Thanks guys. Got some more videos on the second day at the field (much better take offs and landings). This plane flies and lands like a dream.

* [link=http://www.whitetyphoon.com/rc/h9_mustang/videos/take_off03.wmv]Take Off #3[/link] - always thrive for a scale take off
* [link=http://www.whitetyphoon.com/rc/h9_mustang/videos/landing03.wmv]Landing #3[/link] - I used too much elevator to force the tail down at the end, so the plane floated up a little

* [link=http://www.whitetyphoon.com/rc/h9_mustang/videos/take_off04_scale.wmv]Take Off #4[/link] - scale baby!
* [link=http://www.whitetyphoon.com/rc/h9_mustang/videos/landing04.wmv]Landing #4[/link] - I let the tail drop down gradually here

* [link=http://www.whitetyphoon.com/rc/h9_mustang/videos/take_off05.wmv]Take Off #5[/link] - not as nice as #4
* [link=http://www.whitetyphoon.com/rc/h9_mustang/videos/landing05.wmv]Landing #5[/link] - I think I got the hang of it
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Old 04-10-2005, 07:37 PM
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Beautiful job on the finish Richard ! Glad to see a different finish on this airplane. It flys as good as it looks. Wish I was out there to see the maiden flight. Excellent video, I love it when warbirds are flown in a scale manner. Hope to be out there soon to 'school' you on your hammerhead. Looks like we need to work on it. I'll bring my Jug out someday and show you how its done....LOL. Just kidding, I'm sure you're be doing your trademark inverted pass before we know it. Hope to see it soon in person.

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Old 04-11-2005, 09:23 AM
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Richard, could you give an overview of how the plane flies? Does it really fly like a sport plane?
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Old 04-11-2005, 09:36 AM
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Yes, it does fly like a sport plane, which can be a bad thing if you plan to move to a kit built Mustang later on. It is way too light and too easy to fly. Please watch the videos listed above.
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Old 04-11-2005, 12:09 PM
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Your Mustang is awsome. I am sanding and priming my TF 1/7 P-51 which will be paint in Tuskegee Airmen Rosco Browns "bunnie" color scheme. My plane will probably come out around the 11 or twelve pound range. I can't wait to finish my mustang now especially since it is my first WWII aircraft.
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Old 04-11-2005, 12:26 PM
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Hey Richard and all, that plane you've put together looks great. I thought I would add a little tiddbit that's not about RC airplanes but you can tell folks when you are showing off your plane. The Tuskeegee fighters flew under the 332 fighter group during WWII. That unit is still active and flying in Iraq right now. The mission is varied however one of the wings duties is to provide ground and air support for truck convoys moving throughout Iraq. The folks prerforming this task have been vary successful with this and are often asked for to protect them along there routes. Attached is a mural that sits on the base

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Looks good Richard. I did the same thing with my two H9 P-51's One was done in a local scheme Worry Bird and the other was done in the Tuskegee airmen scheme which I never finished but only needed radio gear added sold both of them a year or two ago. I am hoping to do a P82 in the future using the H9 Mustangs. Not sure if it will be the large one or the small one yet.

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Hey Richard,

Where did you get the 4-way variable air control valve for the retracts???

Tks,

btw-I showed my wife your plane and she looked at me with disgust......guess its time to recover...[&o]
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wildnloose, you can get the 4-way air control valve either from Tower or directly from CJ. It might not look that great, but it functions beautifully.
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Got one coming....tks
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Here are some pics of my tf 1/7 mustang. Shes almost ready.
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She is looking great! [sm=thumbup.gif] Makes me one to do another one in the "Duchess Arlene" color scheme for completeness.
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I am thinking about building another after I come back from my deployment but it will be the C model. This plane was a learning experience for me from learning so new building tricks to learning how to glass and paint. The next one shout come out alot nicer.
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A professional photographer showed up at my field today and snapped some pictures:





The plane still flies like a dream.
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Pics look great, how does she fly?
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Nice Mustang Richard. What spinners are you using on your mustang?
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Thanks. That's a 3 1/2" diameter CB Tatone plastic spinner with aluminum back plate. However, this spinner has been discontinued. Tru-Turn also makes a nice aluminum version, which can always be painted.
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The decals that you had made, are they water slide with some kind of clear coat over them, or do they have a self adhesive backing?
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Great looking plane Richard L. I admire your covering skills.
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ORIGINAL: tora

The decals that you had made, are they water slide with some kind of clear coat over them, or do they have a self adhesive backing?
They are water slide decal paper with several coats of LustreKote clear over them.
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