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Which RCV for VQ P51-D Warbird

Old 02-09-2007, 06:41 PM
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Default Which RCV for VQ P51-D Warbird

VQ Warbirds are selling RCV engines as well now and I'm going for one.

The model I'm getting is the P51-D Mustang.

The specs are

Wingspan: 58.2 "
Fuselage: 46.8 "
Weight: ~ 5.9 - 6.4 lbs
Engine req: .40 - .46 (2 stroke), .70 (4 stroke)

I used to have a similar model with an OS 70 Surpass. I think the 58 size engine will be ok however I don't want it to be gutless in this model.

Please advise on what you think will be best

Thanks

Raj
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Old 02-15-2007, 04:07 AM
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Default RE: Which RCV for VQ P51-D Warbird

Hi Raj

Thanks for your enquiry. It's a tricky one as you definately don't want a gutless Mustang.
The RCV58CD will certainly power a 6lb model and I am sure this would be suitable. Check out our user gallery and there is a couple of 6 - 6.4lb mustangs flying successfully.
http://www.rcvengines.com/gallery/rcv_gallery_58cd.htm
http://www.rcvengines.com/gallery/rc...p51mustang.htm

The RCV58CD is not as an OS70 though, so if you like to have even more power then you could always consider the RCV91CD which is the height of a 52 4-stroke (so still smaller than a conventional .70) and will have masses of power.

I hope this helps
Best regards
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Old 02-16-2007, 02:07 PM
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Default RE: Which RCV for VQ P51-D Warbird

thank you - would you know what the best prop is for this combination (or where I should start !)

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Old 02-19-2007, 03:20 AM
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Default RE: Which RCV for VQ P51-D Warbird

Hi

A good starting point for props sizes are:
58CD - 12x6
91CD - 14x6

I hope this helps
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