Batty Presented his Dave Platt P-51A.
This beautiful 1/5.5 Scale P-51B/F6B
Mustang has a wing-span of 83".
The details and paint scheme is that of
those aircraft that were part of the 10h
Photo Group based in Europe.
Dennis put in extra effort to
find and fit a Malcolm hood canopy.
The cockpit is very
well done and features a representation
of the camera which was mounted directly
behind the pilot’s head. Construction
is wood with a custom fiberglass nose
and air scoop for this version.
integrated into the trailing edge of the
wing so that no linkages or horns can be
seen. Powered by a Moki 180
gasoline engine. Finish is Klass
Kote with a weathering and a dull coat
Platt's Design is unique in the P-51 R/C
world. Dave claimed it was more
accurate and more realistic version of a
P-51, right down to its gulled leading
edge and the laminar-flow airfoil.
His claim bares merit as it's best
accuracy has been proven in competition
(highest Scale Masters static 1982).
Zach Geragi & Rick Freeman Giant Scale
Zach Geragi and
Rick Freeman demonstrated a set of
giant scale main retracts that they
designed and fabricated.
This is a follow-up
to last month’s showing of the nose gear
for B-1 Bob’s
Cessna Citation Jet with a 16
The mains also use
Actuonix electric linear thrusters for
motion. The throw of these thrusters
can be adjusted with endpoints on the
transmitter. They run on 12 volts DC
and have over current protection.
David Anderson's Latest, 1/4 Scale
displayed and discussed his latest plans
for a quarter scale Northrop BT-1.
This dive bomber was the first designed
to dive vertically and could withstand a
9G pullout. Main gear retracts 37
degrees rearward into “trouser” fairings;
some estimated the drag of this
arrangement to be worse than fixed gear.
The BT-1 was known
for being overweight, underpowered and
under-gunned. And prone to snap roll.
Dave will do things better
on the model. Jeff Quesenberry plans to
build the first one. A DLE-120 should
Micko Aircraft &
Accessories will be developing
the three piece canopy.
Joe Neidermeyr's, Me-262
Joe Neidermeyer brought in his new
Me-262 from Dymond Modelsports.
Twin 70mm ducted fans, 4S 5000 mAh
power. Joe refinished
the model in a different scheme. The
original paint was removed using acetone
with no damage to the foam.
filled using Subterrain foam putty
(cool stuff -
check-it-out), a product popular
for working with scenery in model
The final colors
are a mixture of Krylon grey
Home Depot latex sample
paint. The latex is thinned with
windshield washer fluid and brushed on
the model. Nice results Joe!
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