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Sig Midget mustang RCM Article

Old 05-22-2007, 12:42 AM
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I was wondering if anyone might have the May 67 issue of RCM around with an article about Maxey Hester's Midget Mustang racer. It had a built up wing and was kitted before the Mustang 450. I have a set of plans and curious to see what was said about the plane. Anyone remember it?

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Old 05-22-2007, 11:13 AM
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Default RE: Sig Midget mustang RCM Article

Rob,

I have May 1967 RCM but it does not contain a plan article for Maxy Hester's Midget Mustang.

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Old 05-22-2007, 12:53 PM
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Ray,
I was curious if that wa the correct date or not. I found that date from the Vintage RC Society so that is all I have to go on.
Thanks for checking for me!
Rob
Old 05-22-2007, 07:57 PM
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That date is correct as the first time a product was mentioned or an ad place in a magazine. It was a promotional blub from Sig in the RCM Showcase '67 section. Should have circled #3 on the Reader Service Card!
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Oh well, I wish it was more than that! Thanks for looking that up in the magazine. I'll keep looking to see if anyone has any comments about the plane. Anyone?
Thanks,
Rob
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Oh well, I wish it was more than that! Thanks for looking that up in the magazine. I'll keep looking to see if anyone has any comments about the plane. Anyone?
Thanks,
Rob
Actually, earlier this year I was gifted with one of these beautiful Midget Mustangs and I am in the process of restoring it. Any information on the plane COULD be provided. I am lead to also believe they were also available in a kit? Mine seems like a kit build.
Thanks.
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Yes, there was the early F-1 Mustang with the built up wing then the later Hank Pohlman Mustang 450 ..... both kitted by SIG. One of the early kits just went through Ebay a few months back. I built and raced the later kit but have zero experience with the early kit. The later kit pretty much copied Jack Stafford designs of the time and was quickly outclassed as wing designs changed away from the radical undercambered and washed out wing tip designs.
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Yes, there was the early F-1 Mustang with the built up wing then the later Hank Pohlman Mustang 450 ..... both kitted by SIG. One of the early kits just went through Ebay a few months back. I built and raced the later kit but have zero experience with the early kit. The later kit pretty much copied Jack Stafford designs of the time and was quickly outclassed as wing designs changed away from the radical undercambered and washed out wing tip designs.
I am not sure as to whether mine is the earlier or later kit. Any easy way to tell?
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Early kit had a built up wing. Later kit was foam core and quite a few molded plastic parts. Later kit had a very colorful box label with photos. The old box was quite simple with an illustration I believe.
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Originally Posted by Truckracer View Post
Early kit had a built up wing. Later kit was foam core and quite a few molded plastic parts. Later kit had a very colorful box label with photos. The old box was quite simple with an illustration I believe.
Mine is wooden but with plastic cowling and neck.
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One way to tell the difference between the 2 kits, SIG RC-6 Midget-450 has a more rounded vertical stab, RC-28 Mustang-450 is quite "angular". Also, the Mustang-450 cowl side flares are much longer than the Midget-450.

Pics of the 2 kits, RC6 and then RC28:
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Alright! It's an RC-6. Thanks!
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Look up http://outerzone.co.uk/search/result...midget+mustang, a great site for plans. Hank Pohlman's Mustang 450 is shown along with a few others.

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