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Old May 25, 2002, 09:14 AM
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S&B P-51 Mustang in Gallery

Just finished my S&B P-51 Mustang and wanted to get a picture of it before first flight.

http://www.rcgroups.com/cgi-bin/phot...x.pl?photo=412

It's got a speed 400, 20 amp FMA ESC, 8 cell Sanyo 600 AE. Assembly took about 4 hours.

Enjoy!


Adam "Flying Low" Lough
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Old May 25, 2002, 07:47 PM
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What prop are you using?
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Old May 25, 2002, 08:28 PM
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p51

looking very nice

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Old May 25, 2002, 09:25 PM
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Looks great Adam. Anxiously waiting to hear how it flies.

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Old May 28, 2002, 06:00 AM
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Flight Report

One word...WOW!!!

Man this is a hot one! Please understand that most of my flying experience has been with T-52s, Push E Cats, and a BIG T. All three of these planes have the ability to glide quite well, and for the most part, fairly slow.

Not the S&B P-51. When I let her go at full throttle on launch I knew I was in for a treat. Once I got it to altitude, I was able to loop and roll with little effort. And fast...oh my did this thing keep me on my toes! One thing I need to do is dumb down the elevator throw. The ailerons are ok, but the plane is very pitch sensitive, and right now my throw is too much.

It's a tough little bird, being EPP and tape. The covering job doesn't look "painted on" but this isn't a show horse. This thing is just flat out FUN!
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Old May 28, 2002, 06:24 AM
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Just incase you missed the question....

What prop are you using?

I have the P-51 aswell.

I have seen the new S&B planes in their workshop and they look awesome!

They dont show the P-38 on their page but it`ll be the one I get from them next. The Me-262 would be good for a ducted fan conversion

Cheers,

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Old May 28, 2002, 06:33 AM
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It's an Aeronaut (5x5 or 5.5 x 5) prop...can't remember, but I'll check it when I get home tonight. I have several props I want to try in the 5x5 - 6x4 range, but I want to get the control throws setup right before I start my prop study.
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Old May 28, 2002, 09:02 AM
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elevator throw

The throw that I use on my s&b planes for the elevator is probably about 5 mm either side of neutral. It's quite astonishing how little throw is needed

cool to hear you're having fun
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Old May 28, 2002, 09:09 AM
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elevator throw

The throw that I use on my s&b planes for the elevator is probably about 5 mm either side of neutral. It's quite astonishing how little throw is needed

cool to hear you're having fun
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Old Jun 03, 2002, 04:56 PM
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PRANGED my P-51

Drove it straight in the ground from about 35 feet. Broke one of my cardinal rules (Don't fly with the sun in front of you) but figured I'd be ok. All the way until the end of the 2nd battery everything was fine. Then it was me, the plane, and behind the plane - big red. Water formed in my eyes, I closed one and tried to find the plane, when I finally had an eye on it, it was too late. STRAIGHT into the ground.

What a testament to these planes though. The only damage was a bent motor shaft. The little screw holes in the spinner were filled with dirt. What a tough ol' bird! And she still looks pretty good, not quite "gallery good", but good enough when she goes streakin by me!

I've found the best (fastest) setup for me is 8x600 AE, 480, Aeronaut 6.5x4. With this setup, it flat out hauls!!!

I just removed the motor. The hit was so hard it not only bent the motor shaft, but also the face of the motor can. WOW!

That's what I get for breaking my own rules.



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