P-51B Mustang

Homemade North American P-51B Mustang RC Plane model

P-51B Mustang RC Plane

Materials: XPS foam 5mm (or Depron 3mm, 6mm) + balsa 1.5mm, 4x8 mm, aircraft plywood 2mm, UHU Por glue
Wingspan: 1,02m (40")
Length: 890mm
Flying Weight: 330g (11,6 oz)
Motor: MF1905 2400KV (18g), if your plane is more than 350g, use MF2405-1300KV, 20A, 1047
Propeller: GWS 8040
Receiver: FlySky FS-iA6 (7g)
Transmitter: FlySky FS-i6X ($45)
ESC: VGood 12A (13g)
Servos: EMAX ES9051 (5g)x2 and EMAX ES08D II (9g)x2
LiHV battery: 1100mah 2S 7.6V
Wheels Retractable Landing Gear (25g)
Wheels 1,75"
Carbon Strips: 0.6mm x 5mm
Carbon Fiber Hollow Tube: 400x1.8x1mm
Carbon Fiber Rods: 1mm
Hinge Linker (24mm):
Nylon Control Horn with Clevis (0,52+0,34g):
Control Horn (0,5g)
for Beginner RC Pilots: 3 Axis Gyro Flight Stabilizer (and for windy days too)

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P-51 Mustang RC Plane plans

 

US army air force insignia ww2 decal

 

Servoless Retractable Landing Gear(25g)
Nylon Black Screws (M2.5 + 8mm)
Silicone Rubber O-ring Sealing (6 x 2mm)

 

North American P - 51D "Mustang" fighter plane

Among the fighter planes involved in the Second World War, it is difficult to find a more versatile machine than "MUSTANG". Airplanes of this type were perfect for the role of stormtroopers.
They were used for reconnaissance and escort flights. In total, about 15 thousand. copies, and the most widely used versions were: A <B <C <D <and K. Version D was the most numerous - in total 7956 copies were produced at the factories in Inglewood and Dallas. Polish 303 Squadron was equipped with planes of this version (from April 3, 1945).

The P-51 Mustang was built at the North American Aviation Co. in the United States at the request of the British Procurement Commission. Work on the project, led by Edgar Schmued (a German engineer who emigrated to the United States in 1930), lasted less than 120 days.

In June 1942, at the insistence of Ronald Harker (North American test pilot), the Mustang's power plant was changed - the Allison engine was replaced with a British Rolls-Royce Merlin 61 (American designation Packard V-1650), which significantly improved it. The problem of poor visibility in the cockpit was solved later by lowering the rear of the fuselage and using a "drip" cockpit - in the P-51D version. From that moment on, the dizzying career of this aircraft began. Due to the long range of the Mustangs, they began to accompany the bomber groups along their entire route. Prior to this, German or Japanese fighters attacked allied bombers unaccompanied with little or no punishment. The ability to carry bombs and missiles makes the Mustang a good attack aircraft, and its high speed and range makes it a difficult-to-intercept reconnaissance aircraft (F-6 version).

The greatest successes were recorded by the Mustang pilots in battles in Europe - almost 5,000 aircraft were destroyed in the air (including about 100 Me-262 fighters) and twice as many on the ground. The most successful pilots were: George "Ratsy" Preddy (25 wins), John Meyer (25), Dominic Gentile (22), John Wall (21), Leonard "Keith" Carson (19), John England (19), Glenn Eagleston (18), James "Sally" Varnell (17).

This elite company also includes two Poles - Jakub Bargetovski, who won 5 victories on the Mustang, and the commander of the 315th squadron of the RAF Captain Evgeniusz Gorbachevsky, who “threw” another 5 and a half on the Mustang Mk III to 11 victories on the Mustang ... The author of probably the most spectacular battle that the Mustangs fought over Europe - on August 18, 1944, 12 vehicles of the squadron attacked a group of about 60 FW-190 fighters over France and shot down 16 of them in a fierce battle with the loss of one aircraft (unfortunately, in this Captain Gorbachevsky in battle - but earlier he shot down 3 enemies).

In battles with the Japanese, John "Pappy" Herbst scored 18 victories, and Edward McComas (from 118 TRS-118 Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron) 14 victories. 82 TRS Commander William Shomo shot down 7 Japanese aircraft in one sortie (01/11/1945), for which he was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.

 

Long-range fighter “The Mustang was built in the USA, commissioned by Great Britain. In record time of 120 days. under the supervision of R. Rice and E. Schmuedl, the design and design of the airframe was carried out at North American plants. in October 1940 it was tested. In October 1941, the construction of the first serial "Mustang I" fighter was completed. As the aircraft showed good properties, it was also adopted by the US AF as the P-51. The Mustang I had an Allison V-170-F3R 864 kW (1150 hp) engine and armament complex with 4 machine guns 7.62 mm and 4 machine guns 12.7 mm.

The version with the Allison V-1710-81 824 kW (1120 hp) P-51 A engine delivered to England in small quantities was called the "Mustang II". In 1942, a new engine with a two-stage and two-speed Packard V-1650 956 kW (1,300 hp) compressor was tested on the Mustang. The new version was designated P-51 B in the USA and "Mustang III" in the RAF.

To meet increased orders for the P-51 B planes, North American plants have opened a new production line in Dallas, Texas. The aircraft produced there were designated P-51 C and differed from the P-51 B version only in minor details.

The P-51 B and P-51 C planes had limited visibility from the pilot's cabin. The British modified the movable part of the shield to replace it with a "drip" surface with two curves. This modification was known as the Malcolm Hood. This drawback was completely removed in subsequent versions of the P-51.

On November 17, 1943, testing of the modified P-51 B began, in which the fuselage was lowered behind the pilot's cabin and the drop-shaped shield was introduced in place of the existing cabin cover. This solution ensured excellent all-round visibility in the next production version of the Mustang - the P-51 D. The planes of this version were powered by the same engine as the last P-51 В and C series - the Packard V-1650-7. It was the most produced version of the P-51. A total of 6,502 units were produced at the Inglewood plant and 1,454 units at the Dallas plant. The P-51 D in Great Britain received the name Mustang IV.

The model shows the P-51D "Mustang" plane, serial no. 414164 in the colors of 361 Fighter Group / 8AF "Detroit Miss", which was flown by pilot Urban L. Drew.

Construction: the plane was all-metal, half-shell. The fuselage consisted of three parts, the middle (cabin) part of which, divided in the plane of two-spar symmetry, were made especially carefully (profile) and polished so that the mc did not interfere with the laminar flow. Metal slotted flaps. All metal shuttlecocks. Metal tail. Drive - in-line engine with a Packard V-1650-7 two-stage two-speed compressor with a maximum power of 1650 HP, four-blade propeller.
Armament - 6 k.m. Browning 12.7 mm in the wings and two bombs of 226 kg each.

TECHNICAL DATA
Span - 11,284 m
length - 9.83 m
height - 4.16 m
max speed - 706 km / h
ceiling - 12954 m
range - 1500 km
with additional tanks - 3686 km.

The "Mustang" fighter planes, manufactured by the North American Aviation plant in California, performed well in the fight against the Nazis during World War II. They were also in service with the British aviation.

The "Mustang" plane had a whole range of versions. We are going to build the "Mustang" P-51 model. It was an all-metal low wing structure. The plane had a trapezoidal profile and had a significant sheer characteristic of these planes. The landing gear was retracted inwards and completely shielded. the fuselage was located under the fuselage behind the wings, forming as if the lower part of the fuselage.

The armament was 4 cannons embedded in the wings and machine guns in the lower part of the fuselage. The plane - depending on its destination - also had stronger weapons.