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Scale Plans built P-51

Discussion in 'Giant / Scale Scratch and Kit Build Threads' started by Red Raider, Jan 18, 2015.

  1. Let me try to talk to George one more time. He didn’t reply the las time I PMd him.
  2. I think maybe Jerry’s plans are the way to go. George’s plans were really good, but, if they’re not going to be available, we might as well move on. Besides, George’s plans were 3 times the price.
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  3. I finished all the hinging. Some adjustments may be necessary to accomplish the full range of throw, but any changes at this point will be minor. The only task left is the control horns and linkages. The new paint arrived Thursday. I hope there’s enough. Got to wait until it warms up a little. Today is supposed to be warm enough, but windy. Tomorrow there’s an 80% chance of 3-5 inches of snow above 7,500 feet. I’m at 8,500 feet so I think the forecast is for a zero percent chance of paint.
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  4. Jetpainter

    Jetpainter 640cc Uber Pimp

    Is the three piece wing the stock Nosen design? A fellow club member has one he bought at a swap meet and has been changing to electric. He's recently come to the conclusion the plane is too much for him. I've seen the fuselage, and it's pretty rough, but I may try and talk him out of it. I've never seen the wing.
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  5. As I recall, the Nosen original is a 1piece wing. When Bud first drew them, there was no such thing as servo extensions or gas engines. The ailerons were connected to standard analog servos using long rods and bell cranks. There was no provision for disconnecting these rods.
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  6. stangflyer

    stangflyer I like 'em "BIG"!

    You are correct. The original Nosen 'Stang was a one piece full build wing. The fuse was also full build. However there was an addendum one could purchase. The glass fuse was much lighter and much less work. Not to mention considerably lighter. I had one many moons ago and planned to finish it. But unfortunately life got in the way and had to sell it. Not a big deal though. I think I am going to like the Don Smith much better. Even though it will be a long and intensive build, I think it will come out much more scale in lines. I have posted a couple of photos of my Nosen from all those years ago.

    Nosen Stang too.jpg Nosen Stang.jpg

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