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Old Oct 23, 2011, 03:59 PM
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Worst Mustang ever?


In the past I've received some comments on my dislike for ARTF Spitfires that take serious liberties with the overall shape of the aeroplane, and/or the colour scheme. Some folks have said that it really doesn't matter and the point has been made that similar liberties taken with P-51s and P-47s go uncommented upon.

Well, I think I've just seen the worst looking representation of a Mustang ever made, on eBay.

Cover your eyes and just peek through your fingers for this one folks.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RC-AIRCRAF...item3a6a76b7ae
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Old Oct 23, 2011, 04:07 PM
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looks like a Cub and a Mustang had a baby, and this was the result.
Old Oct 23, 2011, 04:26 PM
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The Cessna L-19 empennage really compliments the Cubbish wing tips. The only thing that this plane has in common with a Mustang (other than the name), is the bubble canopy, and it is a poor one at that!
Old Oct 23, 2011, 04:26 PM
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Good thing Edgar Schmued isn't around to see that. He might be a little grumpy about it.
Old Oct 23, 2011, 04:43 PM
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I hear ya, scale should be as close as possible and still fly but...nowhere in the listing does it say warbird, P-51, WWII or anything past the name. Except for a smallish black emblem, it really doesn't even elude to North American product.

Just sayin'.
Old Oct 23, 2011, 05:18 PM
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Old Oct 23, 2011, 05:49 PM
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At least they left off the critical 'P51' element...

Even if it was a full sized freeby pull-out plan in a magazine, it would be ugly.

In the words of the immortal bard - 'if it looks good, it'll fly good'. That fails on the most important of aerodynamical considerations right away.

D
Old Oct 23, 2011, 06:00 PM
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Yeah, but look at this

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Left and right vertical fin control enable this flying machine to turn left or right giving it a 360 degree turn capability.
Old Oct 23, 2011, 06:49 PM
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Ah but look on the bright side, if they'd claimed it was a Spitfire it would be even worse...if only marginally.

And to be honest I don't think those people who know or care terribly about the distinction between rudder control and "vertical fin control" are going to be a major part of their target market .

Steve
Old Oct 23, 2011, 07:28 PM
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ohhhhhhhh......thats just wrong.
Old Oct 23, 2011, 08:10 PM
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It hangs it's head in shame.

I can see the need to take certain liberties, but this is just to far.

Buzz.
Old Oct 23, 2011, 10:04 PM
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There is not one piece on that ship from a 51....
Old Oct 23, 2011, 10:49 PM
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Looks like my old Chubby Lady that has gone on a diet.
Old Oct 23, 2011, 11:03 PM
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It isn't a mustang, it is a feral horse.

I am going to paint my 3 meter open class dark grey and call it a F-16.
Old Oct 24, 2011, 12:23 AM
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I'm tempted to buy them all and burn them before anybody sees it.


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