Thread Tools
This thread is privately moderated by Bud Morrison, who may elect to delete unwanted replies.
Nov 06, 2009, 01:24 AM
Registered User

need advice Please

HELLO all First off I am not a flyer. BUT I like that small new P 51 I guess it is what you call 1/2 class?
It has a small wing spand about a foot and half or so. IT is made of styrofoam. Small electric motor also comes with a small 2.4 speckrum radio. OK I am into RC scale ships. RC electric 1.10scale Vintage Trucks. I race in the dirt. JUST pick up the small sea hawk 1/96 scale chopper.
I fly it once it a wile. I pick it for my 1/96 DDG destroyer it works out good.
NOW you know my RC back grown.

I am looking at that P 51 and was wondering how hard would it to learn how to fly it ? . I never have flown one at all.
HOW durable is it. ? About how long of flying time do you get with one like that .? THE Battey that is in it is about an inch long a LIPO FROM WHAT i CAN TELL?
. I know very little about it OR FLYING .
BUT IT looks neat. IT is about the size of the old cox corsar that came out many years ago that you would fly with a cable from the wing.

So what can any one of you tell me about this P 51 if any ?? .
IF nothing elest it would make a neat display to with my Corsar and couple of my other 1/32 nd scale planes . Thank you for any advice.
DON that Portland Rustbucket
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Nov 06, 2009, 01:40 AM
Registered User

Another question P 51

OK I Forgot I guess it is called a small park flyer and just a new one that just came out. OK thank you agian. DON
Nov 06, 2009, 04:52 PM
Slow 'n Steady...Grease 'r In
kpriddle's Avatar

Very neat! I find it interesting that you used flaps. How do they affect flight?

Nov 06, 2009, 05:13 PM
Registered User
Those would be ailerons, KP
Nov 06, 2009, 05:34 PM
Slow 'n Steady...Grease 'r In
kpriddle's Avatar
I assumed they were flaps without looking close enough, I suppose.

Nov 08, 2009, 03:53 PM
Registered User
flybry's Avatar
they are just strip ailerons, they are hinged so i could have flaps if i ever wanted them and i built double servo bays in each wing, but this plane really doesnt need them it has the best of both worlds, it almost floats on idle and at full tit she goes like a scolded cat!
Nov 11, 2009, 06:43 PM
Registered User
My latest 1/2A project. It's a Scoundrel designed by Steve Adams. Built from a prototype "test" kit which will hopefully lead to these being available to everyone soon. The other test models are powered by PAW diesels and use rudder/elevator control. Mine is equipped with a Cox Surestart .049, has less dihedral, and is equipped with ailerons. Still need to finish a few minor details before flying it.
Nov 11, 2009, 07:43 PM
Registered User

great idea!!!

Originally Posted by CrazyHerb View Post
I just built this in about 4 fill the need for a little lunch time speed....

I just retired the Original (uncovered) CheapDelta...
This one is lighter, smaller, faster, and just meaner than it's older big brother.

12.5 oz as you see it...

Maiden flight tomorrow (at lunch) if the weather cooperates.

See original CheapDelta pics, videos and other foamie stuff on my web site:

Fly Hard, Land SOFT!!

Dear Mr. CrazyHerb: you are doing the exact same thing I was thinking about doing not long ago. Really great stuff. Can you offer anyother ideas or info regarding design demensions, building materials and tips? I'd really appreciate any help.

Thanks, Tommy404
Nov 11, 2009, 08:27 PM
Registered User
Originally Posted by Tommy404 View Post
Can you offer anyother ideas or info regarding design demensions, building materials and tips? I'd really appreciate any help.
This belongs in another thread. I'll open one under the name "Cheap Delta".

Nov 11, 2009, 11:33 PM
Team LightRC
FlattyFlier's Avatar
It looks awsome, TB. A lot like a Rascal, one of my favorite planes ever!
Nov 12, 2009, 05:38 AM
Registered User
Thanks, Jake. According to Steve, the wing was inspired by some of Scott Christensen's work, who designed the Rascals for Sig. The elliptical wing shapes were inspired from his earlier days of racing sailplanes and evidently are good at penetrating thru bumpy air.
Nov 12, 2009, 08:06 AM
Team LightRC
FlattyFlier's Avatar
Well that explainse a lot, because a rascal of any size is good in the wind! I lfew my 40 in winds on newyears day a couple years ago in winds sustained at over 25 gusting to 40 and it was no trouble, even on landing when I put the spoilerons up.
Dec 01, 2009, 10:44 PM
Registered User
Modelholic's Avatar
Back again with my latest.
Another one from an old Radio Modeler plan. This time a Tracer pylon racer. PAW09 BR/R/C. Hasn't flown yet - should be fun!
Dec 01, 2009, 11:23 PM
Registered User
Very, very slick -- that one ought to be a real humdinger. Good luck on the maiden.

Dec 01, 2009, 11:28 PM
Registered User
Modelholic's Avatar
Thank you!

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Gallery Post your 1/2A pics Tony Oliver 1/2A Planes 134 Feb 14, 2004 06:34 AM
Post Your Zagi 400X Pics Here HavingFun2002 Foamies (Kits) 63 Feb 02, 2003 01:21 AM
Post your Aeroflakes meet pics here Jgardner Scratchbuilt Indoor and Micro Models 38 Jan 24, 2003 03:44 PM
Post your fun fly pics here. Paul Susbauer 3D / Fun Fly Fuel Planes 8 Jan 23, 2003 03:11 AM
Post Your Corona Building Pics cactus Electric Heli Talk 27 Jun 05, 2002 08:34 AM