# P-51C at ~70% scale as ultralight?

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#### Lendo

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Life gets in the way sometimes.....
Take care of yourself & family then the rest will fall into place.
It's perfectly fine to have delays.....hell,I've got 2 aircraft drawn out that I've been pondering solutions to various problems over the past few years.
When the work gets overwhelming just keep the design in the back of your mind and you would be surprised how often you subconsciously solve an issue and you didnt even realize you were thinking about it.
Helps the day go by a bit easier....

Rome wasnt built in a day.......

Kevin

#### BBerson

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Ultralight design takes years. Can be done on spare time here and there. Like when trying to fall asleep.

#### J.L. Frusha

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I keep playing with the lines on the 'Shetland Pony' (shortened ahead and aft of the cockpit).

A touch here, redo that , etc., when I need a total break from the financial concerns, science and engineering aspects of what I am trying to do for our family business, which has applications from the cheapest porta-John to military applications.

Flip side of the business plan is a nonprofic to take my design to the needy, especially in food and energy poor areas.

Safe, sanitary use of organic waste, to make fertilizer and fuel.

Inspired by the Gates Foundation "Reinvent the Toilet" challenge.

I HAVE goals and dreams, but I have a MISSION to do what I can to make the world a better place.

#### rotax618

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This model is a an idea for a 60-70% Corsair.

#### J.L. Frusha

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This model is a an idea for a 60-70% Corsair.

Nice! I like it!

Similar, but it looks like the scale of the pilot is off.

I was fortunate enough to find plans with seated pilot to work with, for my cartoon scale P-51 'Shetland Pony' idea.

Started with ~ 70% scale and it just didn't look/feel right to do what has been done, so I started playing with compressing forward and aft of the cockpit, but retaining the wings and tail-feathers.

You know, it is said that 'if it looks right, it should be right'... mainly meaning ugly planes probably aren't as aerodynamic as those with smooth, clean lines.

#### J.L. Frusha

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Been busy with my nonprofit and technical aspects, there, but also been poking around with the idea and fighting with old balsa and tissue plans to try modeling the concept, first, unpowered, then rubber-band power, followed by remote control.

Minor change to the idea, switching to the North American A-36A Apache Dive Bomber version of the Mustang,as the plans for the balsa and tissue seem 'easier'. Anyone that has remembers them as 'easy' was building WAY too many... Just sayin'

https://photos.app.goo.gl/8je2gBGoKKg8xHUc7

... and, before some purist starts harping about starting with historical accuracy, yes, I found research claiming that 2 of the original A-36A Apaches had been returned for repairs, moved over to become trainers, and, as such had the 20mm cannons and even the Malcolm hood/canopy installed.

Since the original A-36A had the chin-mounted .50 cal machine guns, I made the assumption that they, or at least the mounts, remained and decided to keep them, as well.

Remember, this isn't some purist P-51, here, anymore. I've cut it to ~65% scale, then shortened ahead of the cockpit and the fuselage between the cockpit and stabilizers, retaining scale wing and scale stabilizers.

As pointed-out, preciously, the overall scheme, wing and stabilizer scaling can be overlaid atop at least one ultralight(all metal, at that).

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#### Tiger Tim

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Sort of like the Bostang: