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Old Dec 20, 2014, 09:11 PM
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Parkzone P-51D BL to P-82

I know this has been done a few times. Kurt recently did his Durafly version and Dogfly did a Parkzone version a few years ago. Unfortunately I don't think it ever flew. This has been on my to do list for a few years. My goal is to build on as scale as I can and still keep the weight down. I have decided to build it with the 50 cal gun pod. The pod will contain the battery and possibly the esc's. I am debating on what I'm going to do with the tails. If I build a true XP-82 I will have to shorten the vertical stabilizers. Another option I'm looking at is a what-if model with the tall tails but the Merlin engines. I think one in WW2 pacific colors would be fun. Cutting started the first week of November and moved along pretty well. The holidays have slowed the project considerably. So here I am, posting updates will keep me plugging away on it so it gets finished in a reasonable time........hopefully.

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Old Dec 20, 2014, 09:45 PM
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P-51's are my passion
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cool project, look forward to progress
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Old Dec 21, 2014, 09:30 PM
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Mocked up with rudders and landing gear. I ran out of Gorilla Glue so the second turtle deck will have to wait until tomorrow night.
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Old Dec 21, 2014, 09:59 PM
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Looks great!
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Old Dec 21, 2014, 10:21 PM
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looking good, were did the multi colored rudders come from?
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Old Dec 21, 2014, 10:21 PM
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Dogfly made a ton of special aircraft a few yrs back...twin trojan, fockewulfe, bearcat...and the p82. Please let's send the man a merry xmas wherever he is...and check out foam warbird conversions. Dogfly inspired me to build one summer. A seafury from a pz corsair, mustang and a trojan...hope your out there man!!!
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Old Dec 21, 2014, 10:42 PM
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I bought the Parkzone T-28 rudders from a few guys on the forums.

Spiteful I see Dogfly was on in august of this year.
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Old Dec 21, 2014, 10:59 PM
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Redhood...thanks...I was wondering about ol dogfly.
One thing I will caution you on. As youve added a lot of weight rear of the cg it may be quite tailheavy. My sea fury was terribly tail heavy and it was the same type of construction. Foam and gorilla glue. I like the trojan rudders...they look right for the plane. Great job man.!!
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Old Dec 28, 2014, 09:25 PM
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The second turtle deck installed along with the horizontal stabilizer.
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Old Dec 28, 2014, 09:51 PM
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Center pod mockup and drop tanks
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Did a maiden flight today. It's currently in the state in the photo above. I figured to fly it before I spent a bunch of time finishing it off. It flew great! To my surprise a few clicks of trim is all it needed. Now onto finishing.
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got any foam to bash?
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Did a maiden flight today. It's currently in the state in the photo above. I figured to fly it before I spent a bunch of time finishing it off. It flew great! To my surprise a few clicks of trim is all it needed. Now onto finishing.
great job!
It has been years since I did something like this. I took a pair of 20size balsa kits back in the 80's and first powered them with OS20 four stokes and then Geared astro 05's.
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Old Apr 10, 2015, 10:49 PM
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Thanks Tom!
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