Posted by Alrus1 |
Mar 05, 2011 @ 08:54 PM | 6,853 Views
Well I finished the assembly of a new member of my family, "Mustangs!"
I beg to get acquainted - P-51D production "Starmax".
Of course it does not look like it sold by HSW and BH, and if you look closely at the photo, you'll notice that the aircraft has undergone some refinement. First of all I had to modify the vertical fin (of the box, he looked like JU-87), then I cut the (factory) tail navigation light.
The next revision - the tail wheel, now it is as it should, not like "Starmax" did.
Then I redid the flaps, wings and tail fairings .Inside the cockpit a normal pilot, but not a Hitchcock's film character .
First Motor G-Force 46 does not withstand the pressure and burned (RIP) after weighing all the pros and cons I decided to install a stronger TURNIGY SK42-60500 Rated Power: 1475W brushless motor, ESC Hobbywing Pentium 80A Opto, Hobbywing Switch Mode UBEC -3A, retracts E-Flite EFLG410.
For painting I used a mixture of 30% Tamiya Acrylic +30% Apple Barrel + 30% Water Based Polyurethane +10% 91% isopropyl alcohol. The whole plane is painted with airbrush.
Painting and marking of aircraft 487th Fighter Squadron, 352nd Fighter Group. Pilot - Maj. Gen. Cuthbert A. "Bill" Pattillo
As I promised, I became the owner of the P-51D Mustang from Easytiger models.
Curtis long resisted, but yielded to my arguments and sold me his model! Thank you Curtis!
I got the BNF version.
I began my description of the video, that would all have seen how the aircraft behaves in the air.
Because of the poor condition of the runway I had hand lunched the plane. For the first flight I used 2-blade prop 10x6 and 3 cell Li-Po 2200mAh 11.1V, 45C.
As you can see the plane took off well and is stable without the torque-roll. For a given power setting can be seen that the plane develops sufficient speed, fairly stable in flight and responds well to control.
What is particularly worth mentioning this model has an excellent glider quality that allows you to safely put the model in case of failure of motor. Unfortunately when I landed, the plane flipped - fell into one of the many wells.
About the model itself!
Outer contours a bit like the P-51D production of FMS, but only in a reduced size.
Quite accurately fulfilled the basic forms of P-51D with the exception of the tail wheel and the size of the ailerons.
Battery compartment can accommodate not only 3 cell but 4 cell Li-Po, chassis shock absorbers are made of lightweight aluminum, the mechanism of the landing gear is the same as in the T-50 "Golden Eagle".
Servo for ailerons are closed with protective shields.
Motor brushless outrunner 35x35 800Kv
In general we can say that the model was good, good flight characteristics, good size, well thought out layout.