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Old 12-01-2019, 02:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Instructor
Build it according to the plans, add a few small formers on the outside and cover with 1/16th balsa to get the required shape you are looking for. If you want a better scale one, it going to cost more. I don't know how much you are willing to spend.

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I don't need perfect scale that's for sure but the worst thing ever for a mustang or any warbird is being slab sided. Cost depends on what it is and under 80ws
Old 12-08-2019, 09:04 AM
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Hello chris923, my name is Jason I am wondering if the Spychalla turtle deck for the B mustang is still available ? Thanks .

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Old 12-13-2019, 03:29 PM
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Anyone know where a P-51 B canopy can be found for a 77WS model?
Old 12-30-2019, 10:04 AM
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I was asked to make some cockpit accessories for the TopFlite giant scale P-51 Mustang. Last day I´ve done the mixture quadrant and decided to make new master of the instrument panel.





Old 12-31-2019, 06:06 PM
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Well could not find exactly what i wanted i did end up with these. Slowly working on the TF one now. Will not be very scale but it will at least look the part and thats good enough for me.



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Our 1/5 scale Mustang accessories family stil growing up. Trim wheels are done and with them the cockpit enclosure canopy actuating. I noticed two types of handles, I decided to design both of them. Instrument panel master is still in progress. New control lights and switches done.










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Throttle quadrant kit done!! I noticed, there were two types of the throttle lever. Both of them are available!! Next I will make the radio equipment for P-51B and early D versions.





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Looking for a B model canopy for a 1/5 scale P-51. Also a profile of the wing spar. Any help appreciated

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Old 01-05-2020, 05:12 AM
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New parking handle. The letters are readable, but I´m not sure if we will produce some more. Probably only smooth handles. Which one would you like to see listed?


Old 01-05-2020, 09:11 AM
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Originally Posted by BankYank
Well could not find exactly what i wanted i did end up with these. Slowly working on the TF one now. Will not be very scale but it will at least look the part and thats good enough for me.


Where did you get the B model canopy?
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Where did you get your B model canopy?
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Its the B conversion canopy for the kit. Got it the other big Electric plane sale site.
Old 01-05-2020, 01:36 PM
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The kit is a Top Flight 1/5th scale. Got the kit partially built but no canopy for a B model
Old 01-15-2020, 01:16 PM
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Old 01-15-2020, 01:29 PM
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Well, we´ve done and listed some more items for 1/5 scale P-51B and early D version. Gunsight N-9 and radio receiver with transmitter. They will be availble for TopFlite giant scale and Jerry Bates plans. Later we will list them for Ziroli´s plans and Carf kit.





Old 02-17-2020, 12:41 AM
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I thought you guys might like to see my new Jerry Bates designed P-51 B, a 90 inch wingspan model built from Jerry's plans. He lists the plane at 89.5 inches so I added a 1/4" tip spacer to make it an even 90". The plane's first wing came out with an error that caused a right roll that look a lot of trim for level flight, I couldn't see the error so I built a second wing, changing my sheeting method to leave the washout tabs on until the entire wing had been sheeted except for the strip containing the tabs. Once I was sure I had the proper washout set, I trimmed the tabs off and finished the sheeting. This worked, so I am now in the test and trim phase, approaching 30 flights on the air frame. The fuselage is a fiber glass molding by vicrc.com, Vic Catalasan, with panel lines and scale outlines. You can buy the wood kit for an all balsa plane, or for the fiberglass fuse version. I recommend getting the all wood kit, because it contains a lot of parts that are needed in both versions, but not supplied in the glass kit. The plans call for balsa wing spars (not supplied in either wood kit, as well as the balsa sheeting for wings and stabs.) I substituted hard wood spars and asked the wood kit cutter to give me plywood wing ribs as well, the balsa ribs were a pain during construction, they broke constantly. The Ply ribs didn't add any weight, and made the building process far easier.

About a month ago, I was beginning a level pass down the runway at about 60 feet altitude, as the plane came over the west tree line the propeller exploded, threw a blade, and I had to set it down at a high speed in tall grass. The plane tumbled and shed its wings, but I still had a repairable air frame. I glued the wing panels back together, added some reinforced dihedral braces to the front and rear of the spars, fixed the cracks in the wing sheeting, repaired the fuse cosmetic damage and was back out flying in a short time. A balsa fuselage would have been destroyed in the crash. The prop issue was a surprise, I had been using that brand and size for more than ten years on more Mustangs than I can remember. I installed a Ramoser Varipoprop that I had on hand, it had a two blade hub, and carbon fiber blades rated for higher rpms than my DA 60 can turn. There was no performance hit with the Varioprop set at 16 inches pitch, but it is quieter in flight with a lot less prop rip than the 22x12 carbon Pro propellers that I had been using. Vertical climbing rolls are excellent, I get three before it slows enough to roll out.

The J Bates design is very pilot friendly, stall speed is too low to even bother trying. If you insist on seeing the stall, get it to idle as slow as it will, hold a little up elevator, and wait, the stall will be a slow motion left wing drop that you can recover from by releasing the up and adding a little power. Full turn spins are easy, but it will lose about 40 feet with each full turn, so do them high enough to recover. I tried to order Sierra retracts, but was advised that they were not in stock, and he wouldn't do a production run until he had enough advance orders. It has been a year, and no notice for when, so I used the Robart air retract set for the H9 60cc Mustang. (with tail retract.) The plans show 5.5" wheels, I have some, but they are a tight fit in the wells, so I use the 5" size I have for my other Mustangs. The plane is easy to build, and with the glass fuse in hand, I had the air frame built and ready for sheeting in a week after opening the wood kit. I like to use glass cloth that is less than 1/2 oz per sq. yard for less resin weight, the reason I used the hardwood spars. If you go with 2 oz. cloth, you can use the balsa spars. The 2 oz. is going to be more ding resistant, and give a better surface finish, but will weigh a LOT more, probably close to 30 lbs. Mine is at 26 lbs. plus fuel, and is a floater for landing if that is your style, 3 point landings are easy, but the spectators want to see it rolling on the mains, so I practice that type of take off and landing, needing a longer roll out on pavement, grass is not much different than a 3 pointer.

On my second flight on Sunday, the throttle servo failed (or disconnected, I haven't looked yet) it was at half throttle and seemed to be going lower so I did a quick runway setup, (I use the military break) dropped the gear and half flaps, then brought it around diving to the runway. Once I had it aligned with the grass beside the pavement, I lowered full flaps, and at 1 foot I cut the ignition. I let it skim the grass until it slowed and settled on the mains, the rest was a piece of cake. I have been rehearsing that emergency landing in my head since the 70's, this was the first time I used it. The picture shows a painted canopy, I have installed the windows and a pilot since then, an instrument panel is next. I like to let a scale plane earn its scale detail with lots of successful flights.

The cost for building this plane is about the same as the popular ARFs, but you get a better plane for your money, it flies as good as the H9 Mustang does in manuevers, and is better in stalls and TO & LND's, It out performs the Top Flite Mustang in every way. I started out in this hobby building sheeted and glassed surfaces long before the ARF's were available, so this was just a return to the better way of doing scale models. The J Bates design uses a superior airfoil to get its performance, it is an older design than the H9 Mustang, but you can fit the H 9's wing to the fuse wing saddles, they are VERY similar in design. I don't suggest using the H 9 wing, this plane is a B model, with a different wing root outline. You can build it as an A-36 Apache, or the British Mustang 1, if you order the right nose parts with the glass fuse.


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Old 02-25-2020, 11:36 AM
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Here are pictures of our 1/5 scale P-51 Mustang instrument panel. For year 2020 we decided to revise some of our old items. That instrument dash is on of those items. Now you can purchase clear kit or ready made one.




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Old 03-19-2020, 02:07 PM
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Love the Instrument panel Prekin! where can i purchase from?

I have just started the rebuild/repaint of my ol Byron P-51, pics from before the crash on take-off 4 yrs ago lol
currently looking at doing her in a Man O War scheme or Frankie, still not sure
will be powered by a DLE55
would love to add a scalish cockpit...
unable to post pics as yet but if you search youtube for my channel LifesTooShort theres a vid


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Thank you Ackyo for the kind word!!
You can purchase it via RCU Marketplace, PM or email me your PayPal and list of items you would like.
Here are some pictures of other of our items for P-51

















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Old 03-22-2020, 12:55 AM
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Ever seen a Mustang on Ice ?


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Old 03-22-2020, 07:00 AM
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I did, was fun watching her trying to walk. The look on her face was priceless......oh wait, you mean the Plane. Sorry.
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@Prekin, pricelist received thanks!
Byron P-51 flyers how did you do the opening cockpit? now that ive seen the options for cockpit parts its got me thinking...
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I used the sliding canopy rails






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emailed!!
strange, my settings state i can post pics but i keep getting the following -
You are not allowed to post URLs until you have at least 10 posts

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sjhanc,

Nice write-up about the Jerry Bates P51B. Definitely a true 1/5 scale plane. But please give a little more detail about that prop. Was it Biela Carbon 22x12 4 blade??

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