|Sep 20, 2002, 12:46 PM|
Scratch built p-51
The wife loves the way p-51s look, and we got TONS of blue-cor lying around. So we want to give a home built a shot.
I figured flying weight around 10oz or less, with elevator and aileron controls with a 24in wingspan or so. Basically, light, cheap and easy to build (and fun to fly )
What kind of powerplant would you folks recommend? We got a spare GWS IPS flying around, but that may not provide enough oomph.
I'm thinking the fuse can be almost 2-d to make life easier, just cut the profile out of 3/4" foam. Then shape the wings accordingly.
Any other thoughts? Gotchas I should worry about?
|Sep 20, 2002, 01:11 PM|
At 10oz AUW, the GWS EPS-300 B should work fine. This is the same set up that powers the Switchback and Radical 540. Both around 10oz AUW. Price is usually $18-$20.
|Sep 20, 2002, 01:38 PM|
Joined Dec 2001
I'd suggest a direct drive 280 class motor on 2/3 aa cells
lightest and with the high pitch speed a model like a mustang would like.
have had experience with the GWS mustang with 24 inch span on an IPS s2 and 8X6 , flew fine but the large but slow spinning prop really held back the sleek airframe.
in dives you can practically hear the big prop braking
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