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Feb 20, 2004, 07:55 AM
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Great Planes 40 size P-51 Mustang ARF

IS this a good flying plane??.any problems??..any NFO appreciated..thanks..
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Mar 01, 2004, 06:43 AM
I`m building one now .Getting ready to buy the big one a set of plans anyway 102 wing span.The one I started on now is a older than dirt kit in the 60`s .Going to go elictric update it.
Having some trouble finding out how to get the chrome finish.
I know how to paint many years in bodyshops.
But hobby shops have no clue
on the paint.(the one here anyway)

Mar 03, 2004, 03:49 AM
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I got one that i put together in jan. Ive flown it 4 times i got a os 50sx in it and it is fast. It seems to weigh alot around 7lbs The only thing i dont like is that its hot on landings. I moved the cg 1/8 back from recomended setting and i have yet to fly it. It looks real cool and is my first war bird.
Mar 04, 2004, 10:53 PM
Go under Look around. They use a thin metallic foil-like sheet. They look sweet. It's in there. Email some of the gentleman in the bomber group. A lot of "chromed" bombers, I'm sure they'll supply you with useful info.
Mar 05, 2004, 05:41 AM
Does anyone know the name brand ?
Mar 17, 2004, 12:13 AM
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I know that the Gp 1.50 and 60 are at my LHS and they look amazing. As far as arament has some killer stang parts. For pics of the real deal go to and choose your weapon.
Mar 17, 2004, 07:35 PM
I can 3 point
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There are lots of ways to do metal finish. Flitemetal is the one tony is talking about, similar to putting aluminum tape all over in sections.
Metalkote is BVM's method, a metallic paint system, doen't look as real as flitemetal.
The last is a metal powder system that looks great called Skinni Dip that was distributed by IMP but I just went to their site to get the link and it was gone so I do not know who carries it but here is an example.
Good Luck
Mar 19, 2004, 03:47 PM
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Chrome monokote sounds like a logical solution.
Apr 05, 2004, 08:31 AM
I'm looking for the same thing also. I came across a photo of a plane that looks great.(can't remember where I found it). Anyways, he said he used Ultracoat or Oracoat. (same thing i guess...) Anyhow, he told me it was tougher and easier to apply than Monocoat. It's all hearsay though, probably have to find out for ourselves. It does look nice for a covering.
Apr 26, 2004, 05:41 PM
Let er Rip
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I have been flying this Great planes P51 for 6 years now, and still is in tip top shape, along with the FW 190 and Spitfire, I use Spring Air retracts in em all. Shame GP did away with some of the Warbird line. They fly like on rails.

Jim G
May 06, 2004, 09:47 PM
These kits I have are from the House of Balasa.1/2 or 1/12 ..36" wingspan.I was thinking of going electric.I might still if there is a weight problem flying gas engine.But I would rather keep with the gas,as I have just now got it where I understand them .I have 3 nice 40 engines and a 35, 19, 15 .09,25 and so on here .I also have a couple electric motors 300,400 GWS .
If I go gas I want to be able to build to scale as mush as I can.So I don`t want the cylinder head sticking out the top, or the muffler out the side.I like to know what engine would fly this bird? Fly it like it should tear the ribbions off any FW190
I know I should look it up on all these links I have for calulating and spec.wingload,thrust and all the above,but I`ll just ask to see what experence fliers know.
Also what is this I see sometimes .049 and .10 I have a cd with alot of plans on it and one of them had this in the specs. on the engine size. A .049 or .10 I didn`t understand this..049 is this the same as a 49 ?

May 20, 2004, 07:29 PM


the GP Mustang flies very well, kit or ARF. I had a kit . Onlyreal complaint was it would not stop flying at very slow speeds & floated with the airfoil being perhaps a bit too forgiving.going to a lower pitch prop helped.

Ora Cover & Ultra coat are the same product distributed by two outlets.I've used it a lot & prefer it hands down.It is much easier to cover with than monokote. It does not form the bubbles &just goes on smoother.It is thicker & needs a tad more heat(& can tollerate more heat)

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