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P51D and P51B Proposed new versions

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alan p11/07/2020 19:53:18
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Hi Richard

Please put me down for a P51b with malcom hood,

Will e-mail other details

Alan p

alan p11/07/2020 20:17:10
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Pleased to see the deserved recognition from forum members for a uk kit . Hope it continues yessmiley

Alan P

Jonathan S11/07/2020 21:07:18
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Richard, can I borrow the muppets to help me out when I build mine. They will be better than me.

Paul Johnson 411/07/2020 21:16:44
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Jonathan Trust me....you don't want THEIR help!!

You'd be safer with a couple of starving rottweilers...

Jonathan S22/07/2020 17:25:44
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New mdf board arrived. So nearly ready.

Jonathan S28/07/2020 12:21:18
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Richard,

If your looking to replicate the yellow nosed Lou IV do you know how you are going to get a yellow spinner.

I am planning on doing Queen Jean and have been on the lookout for a 4 bladed yellow spinner to no avail.

thx

Jon

RICHARD WILLS28/07/2020 18:09:48
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Yes Jonathan , In fact Im glad you brought that up . First of all , let me apologise to everyone about the delay .

The demand on my kit cutter is incredible at the moment , so that is one factor . The other problems have been thinking ahead so that everyone will be able to complete their Mustangs , without wondering where they will get undercarriages and wheels , spinners and decals . As always , I am very aware that if forty people go looking for one item , 38 will be disappointed . Unfortunately , our wholesalers in this country seem to have very little of anything at the moment and I dont like my customers being put in a position where they are almost blackmailed or simply just left hanging . In some cases the price of wheels we usually supply has tripled in price !

I have sourced enough materials to make up retract packs and also have enough "stars and bars " in the correct very dark blue , to keep everyone happy . The FMS P51 spinner will fit , but they are also way more scarce than they should be at the moment , so I m in the process of having some Aluminium spinners made which will obviously last longer and spin truer . So the answer to your question is , when you paint the nose, you will also paint the spinner . The FMS prop blades are readily available so we will be able to fit the big four blade version .

We also have two prototypes flying , the blue nose and a yellow nose, which is slightly different in design , mostly in the battery access and cowl . The kit version will be a combination of the two .

Here are a couple of Piks of the Yellow nose test flight (note three blade used for these events ) It flew really well and apart from a different flap design was almost identical to the blue nose . Basic finish , tail wheel will be shifted,yellow nose.jpg but still looks good . yellow nose 2.jpg

Graham R28/07/2020 18:24:02
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Wow Richard, talk about 'Wetting the Appetite' I've nearly wet something else. Looking really good Richard. Perhaps you could keep your kit cutter fully stocked with Haribos in case he starts flagginglaugh.

RICHARD WILLS28/07/2020 18:52:43
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We will have no "wetting "on this thread Graham, or leaking . Tena Lady has a solution, I believe , but lets keep it discreet please .

RICHARD WILLS28/07/2020 18:54:09
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The Blue Nose has a better canopy than this version , but thats just me being picky .

Gary Clark 128/07/2020 19:37:07
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Loving your work Richard. You're going above and beyond for us and it is appreciated.

Gary

Graham R28/07/2020 20:04:36
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Tena Lady solution - thought we had enough dampness already.

Jonathan S28/07/2020 21:44:14
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Richard

Looks amazing. And amazing your putting that much thought into it.

Jon

Nigel Dell28/07/2020 22:34:18
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All this talk of Tena lady, which I think is sexist, there is such a thing as Tena man, err so I am told and to prove it here is a picture! 🤭😳🤪😂

 

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Edited By Nigel Dell on 28/07/2020 22:34:53

RICHARD WILLS28/07/2020 22:42:27
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Blimey Nige ! Youve stumbled on the answer to Covid .

Does it come in any other colours ?

Nigel Dell28/07/2020 22:46:09
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Rich, sadly it was the other way round, I got it for the covid but got scared! Now I can get scared with impunity! 🤪😂 only problem is it needs a visor demister!🤪

I haven’t found any other colours yet but I am sure I will.

Edited By Nigel Dell on 28/07/2020 22:47:05

SR 7128/07/2020 22:53:00
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But if you had on a Tena Lady or two it would not mist up

Nigel Dell28/07/2020 22:59:26
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Have you seen the new Tena lady? This is the tsunami model apparently 🙄😉

 

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Edited By Nigel Dell on 28/07/2020 23:06:31

Jonathan S15/08/2020 14:26:01
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Richard do you have any more photos you can share to wet out appitites some more?

RICHARD WILLS15/08/2020 18:26:50
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Bit of a grainy shot , but here is the B model without its clothes on . embarrassed

Obviously it has balsa skins , but while doing the manual and drawing I need to make sure it all works in terms of flow . The box on the left is the combined battery box /motor mount which slides in the front and remains adjustable until you fit the cowl . That way you can get a very tidy spinner to cowl joint .

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