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Old 03-20-2008, 07:44 PM
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Several years back, in on of the magazines, RCM or MAN, I read an artical where someone was in the process of building a P-51.
If I recall right it was about 38 to 45% Big. Exact scale ALL aluminum alu. ribs alu. spars alu.wing sheeting panels, all built to the same specs as the full scale plane. Plane was pretty much ready except for the power. The guy was messing around with an array of 4 strokes
4 or 6 I think. I don't remember the sizes, linked to shaft Via cogged pulleys and belts. Had a problem throwing belts.
There was going to be another update on the maiden voyage. Never have heard anything since. Does anyone recall this or have anymore info? Did it fly? did it die? Is it a hanger queen?
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It became a scandal and, so far as I've seen, was never completed or flown.
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The folks at MAN were backing the project from what I have heard and they pulled their financing when the developer failed to produce a working example. Rich Uravitch may chime in on this also since he was reporting on it at the time.

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from what I can remember I thought it was pretty much ready to go except for the engines set up.
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If I remember correctly, the plane was to be purchased in sections. You sent some money and got a wing kit, you sent some more money later and got something else, only the "something else" never materialized. One fellow in my neck of the woods got a wing and nothing more.
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I believe h eplane did fly though. Did n'thave retracts though
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Is this the project your talking about. Took this pic at Toledo 2003 i think it was.

http://www.marengometalworks.com/

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I don't believe so. The mustang
we were talking about was powered by 6(if I remember correctly) OS 120's. My memory is not so good anymore, but I think this project was in the 90's maybe even in the late 80's.
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If memory serves it was the mid-80''s and the guy skipped with many thousands of dollars from fellow modellers, not too much got delivered possibly flap kits and parts for the tail. I also remember the 4 (6?) OS 120 4-strokes for power, guess the belt drive didn''t hold up to the power delivered. I thought the article was in RCM but hey it''s been 20+ years.
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Mustang11 you are absolutely correct...I know because I was one of the modellers who was scammed. I sent a large deposit for one of the kits and received nothing but photos and some aluminum samples. The guy left with deposits totalling in the thousands and last I heard he was out of the country...can not confirm this. I did receive many letters from the US Postal Service as they were performing a mail fraud inquiry. That is as much as I know. I am more than happy with my 1/4 scale Cactus P-51 Mustang........
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http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/clt/2171552814.html <div>check this out guys.</div>
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could be the one we are searching for hmmm.
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ORIGINAL: slayedrc9021

http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/clt/2171552814.html <div>check this out guys.</div>

Someone ought to call that ad and ask for a picture under the hood. It should be easy to tell if there were multiple 4 strokes mounted there on a common jackshaft.
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Anyone know the details of the "scandal"?????
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I remember both Mustang projects and I do think they were separated by several years. I don't save my old magazines or I would research this. The one mentioned by the OP was much larger than the "scam" plane. I remember asking myself if the piece by piece Mustang was going to be like the full scale BD5 where no one ever got all the parts to build one. I guess it was.
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I talked with the g3ntelman who owns that mustang on Craiglist. he says the engine is one cylinder and the airplane was flown before...
I do not think it is the "scam scale" one
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So, i may have good news to this topic, Icurently own this aircraft. it does have 6 os 120 4strokes. belt driven. its completly alum. As a Kid, im 29 now, my grandfather MIke and i kept going to this shop and checking out this guys all alum p51.i belive he sold it to my grandfather to get money to basicly skip town ect. My grandfather Passedaway in 92. This plane has been sitting in mygrandmothers back room for the last 20years waiting on me.i remember seeing the plane in an old magizine years ago but not being able to find the article in recent years. Im pretty sure all the parts are there as well as many extras. and today i just decided to google it and this thread came up.
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Do you have any pictures of this beast so we can all see it.
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So, i may have good news to this topic, I curently own this aircraft. it does have 6 os 120 4strokes. belt driven. its completly alum. As a Kid, im 29 now, my grandfather MIke and i kept going to this shop and checking out this guys all alum p51.i belive he sold it to my grandfather to get money to basicly skip town ect. My grandfather Passed away in 92. This plane has been sitting in my grandmothers back room for the last 20years waiting on me. i remember seeing the plane in an old magizine years ago but not being able to find the article in recent years. Im pretty sure all the parts are there as well as many extras. and today i just decided to google it and this thread came up.

Wow, small world isn't it.
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I know where one of the wing kits is for the scam model. A couple of friends bought into the project, and did pick up a wing kit at a trade show. They never did get the tail section or fuselage. One wing is hanging in the shop of one of the friends, and it would have been beautiful. It's a shame that this happened. It was much smaller than quarter scale though. Probably would have wound up in the 60 inch range.

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I would like to find out more information. What happened to the guy who built it. I have his name and searched. but no luck. I know this all was in the 80's. Its prob 75 percent complete. has wings tails almost done. 6 120's seem silly today. id like a running 1/4 scale merlin to put in it. I never want to fly it. It has to be completed.

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It was an article in either RC Modeler or Model Airplane News. I have the magazine in a binder. I subscribed to both magazines at the time. I would have to thumb through a lot of mags. But, it was the president of Saito building a all aluminum plane. A zero if I remember correctly. It had 6 saito 120's cogged to a main prop shaft. It was a brief article and they said they were going to do a larger article later on in the build. But, I don't recall seeing it.
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I do recall seeing a video of a half scale rc Zero that crashed on takeoff...or failed to fly I should say...seems like it broke a gear and ground looped? Amazingly I didn't see the video on youtube anywhere?

I don't think it had any relation to the scam Mustang.. But I do recall that story when it happened.
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Originally Posted by grinder-RCU
Is this the project your talking about. Took this pic at Toledo 2003 i think it was.

http://www.marengometalworks.com/

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Wow, glanced at this on a whim and saw this post. This is my friends plane. All hand built aluminum, riveted, fixed gear. He said it floats like a trainer.
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The plane that the poster of this thread is talking about is the same one I wrote about. It isn't any of the ones that were advertised for sale. I have googled it and couldn't find it. Give me a little time I am going to have to go through my mags. I have the article. I can recall it vividly.

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