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The P-51 D Mustang is one of the most famous fighter planes ever built. One of the best, too. CARF Models has dedicated a lot of time and research towards building a beautiful scale replica of this classic World War II fighter. A natural evolution of the kit has brought a lot of improvements for the benefit of the modeler and now after almost a thousand planes made, it still generates interest today. Now, after having stunned the warbird scene with the F4U-1D Corsair, produced in the newest CARF technology, CARF had no other choice than giving the old faithful P-51 the facelift it deserves.
The P-51 is made of all composite materials, has all surface details molded in and all composite parts are silver colored. The outer skin looks like the original aluminum. The plane is one of the most scale warbirds available today. For easy transport are the wings and stabs are detachable. The long cut out cowling mounts over engine, fuel tank and most RC equipment for easy access and maintenance.
“That’s nothing new!” You’re right, but here are all the improvements of this state-of-the-art composite kit:
- All vacuum sandwich fuselage for lighter, stiffer construction and easier maintenance of the center of gravity. Even with a very light weight engine.
- Totally redesigned hinging of all control surfaces with phenolic hinge posts and removable steel pins. All control
- surfaces are installed and working.
- Improved fit of the composite parts due to upgraded production molds.
- Modified gear mount structure in wing and fuselage to accept the Sierra main and tail gear.
- Separately molded gear doors for warp and twist free fit into molded recesses in the wing.
- Wing mount and stab mount are now installed and aligned.
This makes the kit very complete and represents a huge step in terms of prefabrication, to make the build process easier and more enjoyable for you. The kit includes all hardware such as control horns, wing and stab tubes, linkages, bolts, screws and nuts. Most of the earlier vacuum formed parts are replaced by hand laminated glass layups.
Any single engine from 50cc to 85cc can be used. Carf has experienced this plane with 3W and DA engines. However, a crank shaft extension is necessary to hide the cylinder inside the cowl. There are various extensions available. The engine manufacturers do not like the use of it, but if you do not want the cylinder to stick out of your beautiful Mustang, you have no choice. A 50cc engine (sufficient power for a light plane and for nice scale flight) might only stick the spark plug out, which might be acceptable for most of you. A more powerful solution (80-85 cc single) will require an extension. However, the P-51 was originally designed for 2 cylinder inline twin engines and any of these engines, whether newly available or a marvel from the”old days”, can be installed.
A P-51 is always a great flyer. But the CARF Models P-51 Mustang is one of the best, that’s for sure. The lightweight construction together with the aerodynamic design of airfoils makes the CARF Models P-51 a real joy to fly. Take Offs and Landings are easy, and the flying speed is very scale. The P-51 is designed to accept engines from 50 to 85 cc. This means that even the investment in a suitable engine is really not that high. The CARF Models P-51 Mustang is “THE” Warbird, if you consider something very special, thus legendary and famous. The economical kit price should make your mind up…get in line for one of the new ones now!Visit CARF at www.carf-models.com
- Wingspan: 100" (2540 mm)
- Length: 89" (2270 mm)
- Weight: 33 - 37 Lbs (15 - 17 kg) dry
- Engine: 50-85cc
- Servos: 8-10 middle to high class servos