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Old 01-01-2009, 05:29 PM
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Default Royal P-51D build

The 109 is sealed and ready for glassing. I won't glass it until Spring, though. Don't want to get messy in the basement with all that primer sanding..so I'll wait until it gets nice out and do it outside.

In the mean time I started on the P-51 yesterday. I already had the wing, stab & elevators done before I finished the 109.
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Old 01-17-2009, 12:34 AM
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Default RE: Royal P-51D build

Starting to come along nicely....still got a lot of work to do. Waiting for my tail gear retract to come in from Tower. The mechanical retrats are just temporary, I'm going to order the Robart 606's for it.



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Old 01-17-2009, 04:50 PM
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Default RE: Royal P-51D build

I also have a royal p51d kit I bought 25 years ago still waiting for me to build, you are doing a great job on that one, a buddy of mine built one back in the day and powered it with a os90 and flew very well as I remember.
Old 03-02-2009, 12:33 PM
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Default RE: Royal P-51D build

Here's some more updated pics I worked on yesterday. I also installed a robart retractable tailgear and the 606HD mains.


Note: canopy not installed



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Old 03-02-2009, 12:34 PM
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Default RE: Royal P-51D build

Few more...

I'm waiting for my motor before I finished the cowl. I'm going to go with a OS 120 FS.

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Old 03-02-2009, 02:14 PM
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Default RE: Royal P-51D build

at this rate you have 5 more airplanes to glass at springtime...
Old 04-07-2009, 05:32 PM
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Default RE: Royal P-51D build

^ tell me about it....

I finished up the exhaust ports using a 1/4" dowel for the pipes and cutting them on an angle. I thought it would take me a while but it wasn't that bad. Finished it in less than an hour.

Next is to drill air holes in the cowl and finish it up.

And more sanding, of course...




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Old 09-03-2009, 07:49 PM
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Default RE: Royal P-51D build

HELP, I was given a Royal P-51 kit that has no plans.

Roy
Old 09-03-2009, 10:11 PM
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HELP, I was given a Royal P-51 kit that has no plans.

Roy
http://cgi.ebay.com/ROYAL-P51D-MUSTA...d=p3911.c0.m14
Old 09-05-2009, 07:39 PM
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Default RE: Royal P-51D build

seems to be coming along nicely , what color scheme are you going with ?
Old 09-05-2009, 11:13 PM
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I'm going to go with what's on the cover on the box: Tangerine. Getting tired of seeing all those silver mustangs..



The fuse is glassed and ready to be primed. Pics coming soon.
Old 09-07-2009, 03:56 PM
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Are you putting the playboy bunny on it too? lol
Old 09-07-2009, 06:18 PM
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Very nice don't think I have ever seen anyone do this color scheme before , But yeah I wanna know too, you gonna put the playboy bunny on it ? LOL !
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Probably not. The scheme on the box is a little different than that pic. No playboy logo and the rudder isn't yellow. Also no invasion stripes on top of the wing, only the bottom.



This is probably the closest to the cover on the box I'll use as a reference:



Here are some pics of the fuse glassed with 4 coats.

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Old 09-14-2009, 08:00 PM
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Final glassing stage done and ready for primer.

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Old 09-14-2009, 08:02 PM
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Primer added and ready for 3M brand Acryl-Green Spot Putty.

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ORIGINAL: 7aso
Also no invasion stripes on top of the wing, only the bottom.
The white stripe on the top of the wing of "Tangerine" is an identification stripe applied to most Eighth Air Force Mustangs. It is correct for the airplane and they should also be applied to the horizontal stab. The yellow rudder and playboy bunny are purely personal markings applied by the owner of that restored Mustang.

http://www.cebudanderson.com/357profiletangerine.htm
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Thanks for the link and clearing that up.
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What is a .60 size Royal P-51 kit worth with mechanical retracts & interior kit?

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What is a .60 size Royal P-51 kit worth with mechanical retracts & interior kit?

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In the $200.00 range

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Finished sanding down the first layer of primer. Spot putty will be added next.











I slapped on the wing just for fun..









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Spot putty added and sanded. Panel lines next.





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Added the panel lines on the fuse. I haven't glassed the lower cowl yet since I haven't decided on what engine to use so I can make the cut-out before I glass. I'm leaning towards an FS 120.

I will add the rivets after I finish the wing so I can tackle the whole job at once.





















Wing is next!
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VERY NICE 7aso!!!
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The picture of N169MD was taken at the Reno National Air Races in 1973. It was owned by Dr. Burns Byram. He was an AME in Iowa and used to give the Sig's and Maxey Hester their medicals. I think he was a member of the Playboy Club in Chicago. He always looked cool with a sweater and a goatee. Dad said he was a "swingin' dude".
Unfortunately he was killed ferrying a P-51 recovered from Mexico back to the US in the mid 70's.
The airplane was fairly accurate in it's scheme for the 70's, save for the N number, Playboy Bunny and Limited on the canopy. It looked neat to me at the time.
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