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Author Topic: Partly-scratch-built Racing Red Mustang  (Read 1616 times)

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Re: Partly-scratch-built Racing Red Mustang
« Reply #30 on: February 06, 2017, 09:46:27 pm »
Even with all that mess, things are coming together.

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Re: Partly-scratch-built Racing Red Mustang
« Reply #31 on: February 11, 2017, 02:23:33 pm »
Basic painting is done and radio installation is next. The photo is from the last 'TEMAC Pilot's Meeting".

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Re: Partly-scratch-built Racing Red Mustang
« Reply #32 on: February 11, 2017, 09:14:30 pm »
Radio and landing retractable gear installation complete, hinges glued in, and wings glued on. All wiring is accessible from from the battery hatch area.

Still to do: battery tray, balance, details, painted and/or plastic film trim windows and decoration, adjust throws and get a bigger prop.

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Re: Partly-scratch-built Racing Red Mustang
« Reply #33 on: February 11, 2017, 09:24:31 pm »
Oh yeah, and engine exhausts, and air-cooling too.
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Re: Partly-scratch-built Racing Red Mustang
« Reply #34 on: February 12, 2017, 12:19:28 am »
looking really good! It'll be fantastic when decorated.

Oh, and that runway is very well groomed.

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Re: Partly-scratch-built Racing Red Mustang
« Reply #35 on: February 12, 2017, 08:53:00 pm »
Very slow progress .....
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Re: Partly-scratch-built Racing Red Mustang
« Reply #36 on: February 12, 2017, 10:00:00 pm »
A bit more ...

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Re: Partly-scratch-built Racing Red Mustang
« Reply #37 on: February 14, 2017, 05:37:38 pm »
Engine exhausts are one of the essential characteristics to a P51 Mustang, these constructed of foam sheet and a plastic straw.

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Re: Partly-scratch-built Racing Red Mustang
« Reply #38 on: February 14, 2017, 06:45:56 pm »
more ...

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Re: Partly-scratch-built Racing Red Mustang
« Reply #39 on: February 14, 2017, 07:16:00 pm »
... stripe ...
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Re: Partly-scratch-built Racing Red Mustang
« Reply #40 on: February 14, 2017, 10:38:41 pm »
Red stripe!

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Re: Partly-scratch-built Racing Red Mustang
« Reply #41 on: February 14, 2017, 11:37:36 pm »
Clearly Simon, red stripe might taste good but it clearly wouldn't show up!  It had to be a white stripe...

Looking great Micheal.

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Re: Partly-scratch-built Racing Red Mustang
« Reply #42 on: February 15, 2017, 10:23:31 pm »
I don't know if this will work, or if it's worth the effort, but I'm trying to make functional landing gear doors.

They are made of of a two-piece foam sandwich with epoxy for strength, but I'm not sure they're strong enough. If it functions, I may fiberglass these parts for additional strength.

I also applied some lettering to the bottom of the left wing.
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Re: Partly-scratch-built Racing Red Mustang
« Reply #43 on: February 15, 2017, 11:05:52 pm »
Very nice job Michael. Like the way your Mustang looks. You mentioned you are trying to make functional doors. Are you are trying to make inner doors that will close to cover the wheels after the main gear closes?
What could possibly go wrong?

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Re: Partly-scratch-built Racing Red Mustang
« Reply #44 on: February 16, 2017, 09:56:13 am »
Yes, that's the intention.
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