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Old 11-05-2003, 11:18 AM
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Default RE: Hangar 9 150 Size P-51

Dick,

What is your opinion of the RCS 180 gasser for this plane? I have Saito 1.80, but am thinking of gas also.
Old 11-05-2003, 08:34 PM
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Default RE: Hangar 9 150 Size P-51

Dick. I am interested in buying your plane. Is it still available?
Old 11-05-2003, 08:41 PM
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Dick. could you email me directly about this plane? maxh1@cox.net
Old 11-05-2003, 09:17 PM
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Where did you get that pilot? Looks great.
Old 11-07-2003, 12:35 AM
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Default RE: Hangar 9 150 Size P-51

FlyBoy -
Where do I find a good pilot for this plane? Also, did you just cut out the wood in the bottom scoop and fit some wire mesh to get the radiator look? I like it a lot.
Old 11-07-2003, 07:25 AM
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Default RE: Hangar 9 150 Size P-51

I guess all of you got your magazine before I did.

The pilot is from Cajun RC. www.cajunrc.com

The scoop is exactly as supplied from the factory. It's plastic.

RCS 180 may be OK, but I suppose it's not near as powerful as the Saito 180. The 200 has just as much power as the a80, but sounds great.

The plane is now at it's new home. Sold several weeks ago,
Old 11-07-2003, 08:35 AM
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Hi Guys! The pilot I used is from Blue Box Toys collectibles. I just noticed that Hobby People have them in their catalog. It is their "Elite Force" line and the pilot is called Doc Miller, WWII pilot @ $35. The detail is amazing! I had to cut out the cockpit deck that the model comes with and there is plenty of room for a full cockpit without interfering with controls, etc. Unfortunately, that's probably where a tank would go for pnumatic gear. I did need to cut him of at the knees! I used the top flight 1/5 scale P-51 cockpit kit. I'm getting lots of ohh and ahhs at the flying feild!! Hey I still would like to get a couple of spares of the original mechanical gear. If your just going to throw them away e-mail me and lets work something out? Flyboy1950
Old 11-08-2003, 10:02 PM
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Default RE: Hangar 9 150 Size P-51

Do you know that Hangar 9 is going to do a 150 Corsair or is that wishful thinkin'?
Old 11-09-2003, 10:17 AM
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Default RE: Hangar 9 150 Size P-51

Blacksheep, The new Horizon winter quarterly has the F4U Coarsair .60 ARF in it. No flaps, but it looks nice.
Mike
Old 11-10-2003, 12:54 PM
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Default RE: Hangar 9 150 Size P-51

Yep it does look nice, but does it have good manners in the air. I just have had enough of poor flying small warbirds. If someone gets one and can give and UNBIASED report on how well it flies I might purchase one. Main creiteria is stability in the air and landings slow enough to handle.

My Mick Reeves Spitfire is a great flying warbird but definitely not an ARF. It has a 72 inch wing with flaps, while this Corsair is only 65" and no flaps.
Old 11-10-2003, 01:00 PM
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Default RE: Hangar 9 150 Size P-51

BlackSheep,
From what I understand, the 60 and the 150 sized p-51's from Hangar 9 are both great flyers. They only real problem that I have heard about is the retracts. That has been the major issue. I don't know from personal experiance, but there are a couple of guys flying the 60 sized p-51 and they love it, except for the stock mechanical retracts.

Allan
Old 11-12-2003, 09:43 AM
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Hi Blacksheep. I only have a few flights on mine. See pictures etc, above. The things a *****cat! I made the first take off a million times in my mind and the actually first one was a peice of cake. 3 clicks of aileron and 2 clicks of down and it was flying straight. I took it up to altitude and slowed it down to a crawl and it showed no tendency to drop a wing! Mine, with all my scale details came in about 17 pounds dry. The first landing with half flaps was a piece of cake and it floated a lot more than I would have guessed. It's a winner by my standards. I've also owned a lot of warbirds and been scared by some. I'm not the least bit afraid of this one!
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Old 11-15-2003, 06:33 PM
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Default Retracts ??

Is the stock Gear as bad as the one's on the 60 scale. I have that plane and I have put up with it for over a year, and in the process now of changeing. I will be buying this plane soon and will not go through the same.

So... what is the consensus on the best after market retract gear to use. In both, Mechanical & Air retracts.
type's.

Thanks for any help.
JWA
Old 11-15-2003, 07:25 PM
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Default RE: Retracts ??

Where did you get the moving Stuka avitar??
Old 11-15-2003, 09:11 PM
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Default RE: Hangar 9 150 Size P-51

ok im not gonna pretend to have read this so...

i have a question for you, you seem to have some time on your hands (from the modified retracts) why would you spend 500 dolalrs on a plane that you dont even get to have the fun of building? you clearly cnat hate building or you would have used the retracts the plane was made to use.

i relize that this could be taken offensivly, DON'T im just very curious. i couldent fathom buying a plane like that. i have more fun building and thinking of how it will look, whos head will turn and how it will fly rather than buying a kit that was built by some one who may or may not have my tolerances for perfection. thats all.
Old 11-16-2003, 11:59 AM
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Default RE: Hangar 9 150 Size P-51

hey guys i was wondering if i could put a g-62 in this bird or should i settle for a g38...i have both of them
Old 11-17-2003, 05:52 PM
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Default RE: Hangar 9 150 Size P-51

I finally had the opportunity about 10 days ago to fly my 1.50 P-51 using the spring loaded retract struts from Sky Craft Hobbies in Canada. They look really good but despite their efforts they made them too long and I had to shorten each one by about 3/8' to get the wheels to fit properly in the wheel wells. My first and only landing (by concensus of the gallery) was a good landing using half flaps. I thought the landing attempt was a bit too hot and the results were not optimal. The mechanical gear was ripped from the mounting rails in the wings. Obviously, both gear collapsed and one underside of the wing was slightly damaged by a disjointed wheel and strut. These struts are good strong ones that do not bend. The fact that they do not bend places greater stress on the mounting. The springs inside them are strong and when I shortened the struts to fit I should have shortened the spring a comensurate amount so they can soak up a bit more shock. The gallery said my landing was good. I thought it was a bit too hot for a grass field. I am now significantly beefing up the mounting, looking for slightly weaker springs and will try again.
Old 11-24-2003, 08:36 PM
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Default RE: Hangar 9 150 Size P-51

What type of Servos are you guys running in this plane. I have JR gear, I will be starting to build this plane on the weekend. Will 537's be enough for this Bird ???

Thanks for any help..
Old 11-24-2003, 09:16 PM
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Default RE: Hangar 9 150 Size P-51

The 537 should be perfect for the throttle. I am using 4131s on everything but the rudder which has a 4721.
Old 11-25-2003, 06:52 PM
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Hello guys, I have a 60 size h9 p51 that i bought about 6 months ago. so far I have built the wings and tail feathers and installed the retract servo and have also installed a Saito 100 four stroke up front. i'm thinking of getting a Futaba 9 c or a 9z radio (ouch!) for guidance. I am very impressed with the quality of the model and would recommend it any one interested in a mustang. my only negative comments are that the gear is a little weak for my taste (i fly off grass) and the gear when in the retracted position is not fully up but sags down about a 1/4 of an inch at the wheel. I called the tech department at Horizon hobby and they said that "thats just the way it is for servo powered gears, and that it can't be fixed". also i had to make the retract servo tray taller to reach the push rods. it was an easy fix though. Just to make my mustang some what different I placed a black checker decal on the hole rudder and it looks really cool with out over doing it.

My problem now is that i saw the h9 1.50 size mustang and now I want one unfourtuately I must sell the 60 size first.

Mario
Old 11-25-2003, 08:53 PM
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Default RE: Hangar 9 150 Size P-51

I've got 'em both and they're great. Here's the 1.50 up on it's new gear for the first time. Very solid!
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Old 11-26-2003, 11:22 AM
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Default RE: Hangar 9 150 Size P-51

Just got a set of retracts for my Saito 180 powered p-51. They where custom designed for the H9 Mustang by Frank Tiano, and they drop right in as replacement. $99 for the set including struts. Worth evey penny. These are designed to last.

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Old 11-26-2003, 12:40 PM
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capt G,

I see you fly off asphalt. I fly off grass. do you think that your gear mod. can withstand grass? i'm thinking of doing the same with the .60 or the 1.50 when i get it.

mario
Old 11-26-2003, 04:54 PM
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Mario - the Spring Airs are tough and their 7/16th struts seem strong enough for grass. G.
Old 11-26-2003, 09:40 PM
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I guess i'll give it a shot Capt G. on another note, how much should I ask for the h9 .60 mustang? It is basically built, the retract servo is installed (included) and a brand new Saito 100 fs which is already mounted (included). I replaced the stock tail wheel assy. with a scale size spring steel tail wheel. obviously never flown and is in out of the box condition! with only a few wrinkles in the monocote which came from the factory. the only thing that i have done extra besides the tail wheel is put on black checkers on the rudder just to make it some what different with out over doing it. oh the spinner and propeller is also included. the only thing you need to do is to glue on the canopy, put in your radio gear, break in the engine and go fly. if I can at least get back what I paid for the model and engine I'll be happy. besides someone will be getting a newly built h9 mustang with engine and acsessories for the the same price of a kit plus engine.

what do you think?

looking foward to the 1.50 size,
Mario

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