North American P-51 Mustang is the most famous and probably also the best American fighter II. world war.
The single machine combines great speed and climb, excellent dexterity with powerful armaments and a huge range, which has made it possible for the Union of Flying Fortresses and Liberators to sink into the Third Reich ...
A free-flying semi-scale model of an American fighter aircraft designed for propulsion by a rubber bundle.
The model is a simple classical all-metal construction in a splinter with pre-cut wooden parts, mock-ups of vacuum-molded plastic and plastic parts made by injection molding. Because it is a very small - albeit simple - model, you should already have previous experience with the classic construction and flying of the rubber-driven models.
The structure of the hull consists of a pair of pre-cut balsa sides joined by balsa partitions, complemented by shaped baffles and longitudinal rails to represent the round shapes of the actual machine. The wing is a classic construction of ribs and beams, tail surfaces are plate, glued from balsa beams. The Mustang is also suitable for conversion to a miniature RC electric drive model - although the building plan does not offer this vario, it would not be a big problem for experienced modellers and pilots.
For example, you can try using the drive unit and onboard electronics from our Mini Bee. Kit includes: Balsa pre-cut parts, Balsa beams, Vacuum pressed parts (engine cover, cab cover), plastic propeller with shaft and head, rubber bundle, wheels, steel strings for chassis and other small parts, cover paper, plan.
Tip for construction: Pre-cut parts DO NOT REMOVE! Turn the worktop, lay it on the worktop and lightly grind it with fine sanding paper (No. 220 or finer). The parts can then be separated more easily; if still some wood fibers are "bound" to the cutting board, carefully separate it with a sharp modeling knife (eg Excel knife No. 1 with blade no. 11).
Treating the rubber bundle: Carefully wash the new rubber in soapy water and let it dry. Then lubricate it with castor oil (sold in pharmacies) or silicone grease for lubricating fishing lines (you can get in the stores of fishing tackle). After removing the model, remove it and store it in a sealed plastic bag. The lubricated rubber blade develops more smoothly and with less friction - it gives more power and lasts longer. It is also a good idea to make a new bundle - you only shoot 80-100 revolutions for the first 2-3 years before it can safely shoot more.
Span [mm] 432 Length [mm] 381
Controlled functions None
Pilot Pilotage P0