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LHR Dave01/04/2016 14:51:56
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Just to add to my Red Eagle Build here is the first pic of my P51D build which is from the same designer Ton Van Munsteren.

p51 d fuselage

Fuselage under construction.

I have now fitted the control snake for the elevator while i still have access.

I can now complete the skinning but will have to use contact adhesive as the access in the fuselage is now limited as the skin goes on.

Just like my Red eagle build , all parts are cut out from scratch using the thinners method as described in my blog Red Eagle 2016 Build.

Link below

**LINK**

Ton van Munsteren01/04/2016 21:58:05
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Hi Dave,

The Mustang is looking great and looking forward to more pics of the build, thanks for starting this thread.

Mine is still going strong and love to fly it as much as possible.

Also ready for the maidenflight of my new P51B.

Cheers

Ton

Bing22/06/2016 09:48:10
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Can you recommend a outrunner for Ton Van Munsteren's P51

lightning 75922/06/2016 15:16:27
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Posted by Ton van Munsteren on 01/04/2016 21:58:05:

Hi Dave,

The Mustang is looking great and looking forward to more pics of the build, thanks for starting this thread.

Mine is still going strong and love to fly it as much as possible.

Also ready for the maidenflight of my new P51B.

Cheers

Ton

looks great will plan befor release in the future

andy

LHR Dave27/09/2017 10:33:43
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20170920_114145.jpg20170920_114116.jpg20170920_114107.jpgSome pics of the progress of my mustang . wing now is sheeted on the bottom ready now to add aileron servos etc.

fuselage pic shows parts tapped on for effect.

I am a little apprehensive when it comes to glassing the wing and fuselage as I have never tried this before , but there seems to be plenty advice on line and various debates on this sites forums as to the best approach whether its poly c or zap finishing resin or even L285.

However im sure it will be fine.20170920_114054_001.jpg

LHR Dave29/10/2017 19:35:09
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A question for Ton.

I notice on your P51 Mustang build that you have connected the rudder with hinges but do not have it controlled.

Does this affect the flying at all or would it be ok to just glue the rudder to the fin permanently.?

Ton van Munsteren29/10/2017 20:55:33
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Hi Dave,

Iam using sheet hinges and its because, when you hit the ground with the rudder, it can move and won't break.

Its no problem gluing the rudder in place it will be okay in flight.

Cheers

Ton

LHR Dave18/05/2019 20:01:15
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20190518_163013.jpgAfter a very very long lay off from the build (over a year) , finally my mustang is ready for its maiden. I am hoping that it could be this week as I have holiday from work. The mustang is a bit heavier than Tons she weighs in at 2.85 lbs. I have not put any decals on yet as I want to see what happens on the maiden.

The figures on the watt meter come out at 33 amps 345 watts on a 12x 6 prop. I will post the results of the maiden if all goes well.20190518_163001.jpg

LHR Dave19/05/2019 13:55:58
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Just worked out the figures using some new scales that I picked this morning at a car boot. My Mustang weighs 2.9lb. This gives me 118w per pound.

Do you think this is enough for flying ?

Ton van Munsteren19/05/2019 14:59:38
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Dave the Mustang is looking great.

I fly mine of 3S 25A which is less than your setup so it should be just fine.

Enjoy the maiden and wish you many nice flight.

Ton

LHR Dave19/05/2019 19:07:25
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Ton, how many watts per pound did your mustang fly on ?

Ton van Munsteren20/05/2019 22:14:29
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With the 25A iam flying with 277 Watts and with he handlaunch I have the stick at about 75-80% power.

Cheers, Ton

LHR Dave15/07/2019 08:55:30
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Just a quick final update .

I have now flown my mustang and it flew just great, I had to reduce the control throws to low rates as she was a tad twitchy on high rates. I had three flights and with a bit of battery position tweaking for the c of g i was very happy with the end result., cant wait to fly her again.

Thanks Ton for a great model , would highly recommend anyone to build this model , but maybe not take as long as I have .smiley

Ton van Munsteren27/07/2019 23:18:58
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Great you like it and many thanks for building my design.

Wish you many happy flights.

Cheers, Ton

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