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RM_SkyPilot's Giant RC Scale P-51 Mustang :: Archived
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RM_SkyPilot
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2005 12:51 pm
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Plane Specs. - 32 lbs dry weight, 84" wing span, 74" long, full sicronized retractable landing gear\doors (as real airplane), all running\landing lights (can be turned on\off in flight), full cockpit and details, flaps, open\close cockpit canopy, fully scaled and sized pilot held in place with a five point harness and he's hooked up to the oxygen regulator, bomb\tank drops, 7 hp gas\oil Brisson engine A 6900 rpm, self designed in line drive shaft, approx in flight level speed of 80 plus mph, and expensive automotive paint. This plane is a copy of a full size existing Mustang out of Pennsylvania and has all the same outlines, panels, hatches, rivits etc. This project took about six years to build and cost way to much. I built this so I can go compete in Nationals scale compitition in August of "05".

Hope You Like It!

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2005 9:27 pm
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WOW !! really good looking P-51 !!

erm.....................any in flight piccie's available ??

and a small request, could you erm..............let's say shrinck yer avatar to approx 100x100 pixels, please, thanks in advance

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2005 11:51 am
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Im his son and well he is computer illiterate and will be on it as soon as I can get a moment to shrink it. Not any pictures yet in air, have video but it has only flown a twice. To much rain this year for him to get it out early in the year and then problems late in the summer so it made it hard. Will try to post some come this summer. He will be taking this plane to Nationals in Muncie, Indiana this summer to compete as well.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2005 2:25 pm
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Wow thats really cool cant wait to see some picture of it flying around.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2005 4:04 pm
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HOLY MOLY!! What an incredible job! Keep us posted on the events if you would please Skypilot...:wink:
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2005 3:05 am
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- RM_SkyPilot
This project took about six years to build


man...that's a lot of time, it looks perfect though, good luck at that competition but i'm sure you'll do fine with a bird like that


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2005 5:38 am
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She's a BEAUT SkyPilot! It's said the devil is in the details. I'll bet you can testify to that, eh Sky. Best of luck to you at the 05 Nats! Treat her good.
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The P-51 Mustang has two flights on it so far (forgot the camera that day). Hopefully when I get it airborne come late spring this year I'll get some decent pictures at that time. I can say that it flew just about as perfect as one could hope right from the start. Just had some minor engine (manufacture's fault) problems, I think I have that fixed now.

Thanks all for the comments, glad you like it.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 4:14 pm
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Bryan
As always you did a surperb job. Makes my plane look out of place. Some day I want to get into flying scale models. Will be awhile since I am still learning to fly lol.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2005 2:43 pm
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As a Focke Pilot:

I like Pony´s they burn that cute.harhar Laughing

Way to go....thats what I call a nice RC plane.......
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2005 8:48 am
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now slap some mg's on tht sucker and blow the competition away litteraly lol
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2006 8:17 pm
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Well I have about a dozen flights on this P-51 as of the end of the 2005 season. In the air it flies great on the ground, let's just say it make me work! Durring the winter I re-designed the drive shaft from the engine to the prop for a more positive delivery of power. It seems to work fine and the engine runs a steady 6,700-6,800 rpm on the ground with no power loss. Now just to fly it this year.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2006 10:29 pm
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Cool

Thanks for keeping us up to date SkyPilot !!

we wish you many happy flights and safe landings Smile

and ................................ we look forward to some more piccie's ! Wink


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2006 9:43 pm
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Very nice looking pony, your son might want a camcorder (flight recorder?) for his b-day hehe. Smile

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