All credit goes to Jim Rust at Whirlwind! He did a very nice job on the airfoil design. While the goal was to replicate a 1940's Hamilton-Standard, Jim also tweaked it for efficiency. In the end it is a compromise.That looks real sweet!
It will look much better after I get the main gear doors on, wing tips, bomb shackles (with bombs). Plus I have a fair amount of riveting left to complete on the upper and lower wing skins.If that flies anywhere near as good as it looks you've got a winner.
Yes, mostly built right here in the DFW area.Wasn't this built in Texas? Shouldn't it be a P-51K with an Aeroproducts prop?
It's looking really good.
The P-51Ks that came out of the Dallas plant all had Aeroproducts propellers. That was about the only difference between the "D" and the "K". The Aeroproducts prop was not a paddle blade and looked quite different.Did the Dallas plant not install Hamilton-Standard propellers? We have Ham-Standard decals ordered from AeroGraphics.
Thanks for the compliment!
Some good info here on the "K".The P-51Ks that came out of the Dallas plant all had Aeroproducts propellers. That was about the only difference between the "D" and the "K". The Aeroproducts prop was not a paddle blade and looked quite different.
I forgot about the early dash number "D" models with the round tip Ham Standards that were made in Dallas.Some good info here on the "K".
The North American P-51 Mustang - P-51 Variants - P-51K. By Curtis Fowles, MustangsMustangs. P-51A, A-36, P-51B, P-51C, P-51D, P-51K, P-51H, F-6D, F-6K, F-51D, F-51H Mustangswww.mustangsmustangs.net
Yes...it will look much better with the main gear doors in place, along with the wingtips!Beautiful looking airplane. Even without the gear doors and wingtips.
If the prop is mounted then can I assume the engine is also mounted? If so, how do the exhaust stacks work? Will they be coming out of the usual spot?