Notices
Electric Pattern Aircraft Discuss epowered pattern aircraft in this forum

P51 Fuse Shape

Old 07-09-2016, 08:22 PM
  #1  
MTK
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Whippany, NJ
Posts: 5,386
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default P51 Fuse Shape

My grandson and I have been building a Guillows P51 28" span stick and tissue model. Intent is to install an existing EFlite two servo brick and run it on 2 cells.

the fuse of this little model caught my attention, from its building sequence to its shape. It is shaped very nicely, looking more like a pattern style fuse than warbird. Enlarged about 3 times to get a pattern length of about 76", this thing would have a depth at midships of about 18" or just about the same as the best models flying today.

Hmmmm, why not a P51 looking pattern plane in 2 meters? And sticks and formers would build into a light and strong structure, stronger and lighter than composite.
Old 07-12-2016, 11:56 AM
  #2  
Champ-RCU
My Feedback: (132)
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Mt. Pleasant, PA
Posts: 203
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Matt,

Do you remember Miss Kat Brat from RCM back in the 70's. A 60 size pattern P-51.

Mark

P.S. if you remember the cover I think there was an airplane pictured also;-)

RCM April 1977, Outerzone Plan ID 5213 (Under R/C Scale)

Last edited by Champ-RCU; 07-12-2016 at 12:34 PM.
Old 07-12-2016, 02:47 PM
  #3  
flywilly
My Feedback: (121)
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: glen allen, VA,
Posts: 2,188
Likes: 0
Received 9 Likes on 9 Posts
Default

Hey Matt,
you don't have to go that far back (in time), though I have the issue and at the time considered building one. Dean Pappas built a P-51 pattern ship around 1990. I've seen at least one photo of it, probably in Dean's Flying Models' column. I believe it was powered with a YS 120AC. Maybe he'll see this and give us some insight.
-Will
Old 07-12-2016, 05:11 PM
  #4  
EHFAI
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Katy, TX
Posts: 278
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Default

Matt

Ralph White (Fliteglass Models) offered a .60 size P51 in the '70's also. He flew one in both pattern and scale, being very successful in the latter.

Earl
Old 07-12-2016, 05:22 PM
  #5  
MTK
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Whippany, NJ
Posts: 5,386
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by EHFAI View Post
Matt

Ralph White (Fliteglass Models) offered a .60 size P51 in the '70's also. He flew one in both pattern and scale, being very successful in the latter.

Earl
Earl, if memory serves, wasn't there a fellow who flew 60 sized pattern warbirds in the late 70's early 80's? I remember someone from the Dallas area I think who flew in yours at HARKS and mine in Texas City. Ted White? Was that the guy?

I love the shape of the little Guillows P51 fuse. Looks like a mini Allure. And the quad tapered wing ain't shabby neither.
Old 07-12-2016, 05:25 PM
  #6  
MTK
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Whippany, NJ
Posts: 5,386
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Mark and Will, no, I never saw neither one. But sounds like those fellas were on to something...
Old 07-12-2016, 07:17 PM
  #7  
Instructor
My Feedback: (16)
 
Instructor's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Swoyersville, PA
Posts: 599
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

There was a pattern plane known as the Mustang X. It looked like a P-51 but it had a nose wheel. It was a long way from scale....

Larry /Instructor
Old 07-12-2016, 07:33 PM
  #8  
bem
My Feedback: (1)
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: SWEDEN
Posts: 1,688
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Default

Hi,

Mustang-X was designed by Jim Kirkland and he flew it at NATS 1972, one of his flights can be seen in this video:

https://youtu.be/60NYhU7kq8E?t=95'
and
https://youtu.be/60NYhU7kq8E?t=242

/Bo

Last edited by bem; 07-12-2016 at 07:37 PM.
Old 07-12-2016, 10:55 PM
  #9  
MTK
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Whippany, NJ
Posts: 5,386
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

The most compelling feature of the fuse for current F3A schedules is the air scoop.
Old 07-13-2016, 02:28 AM
  #10  
EHFAI
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Katy, TX
Posts: 278
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Default

Matt, yes - Ted White flew a semi-scale P51 occasionally in pattern, he mostly flew "free-style".

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.