Our 1/5th P-51D kit was designed, engineered, and tested over a six month period. Century Jet Models has produced a scale aircraft with the modeler in mind starting with a light weight, one piece epoxy fiberglass fuselage encompassing panel lines. Our P-51 flying video is awesome!
CG and weight are a concern with any scale aircraft. A layer of 4 & 6 ounce cloth combination was applied throughout the fuselage with an added layer of 6 ounce cloth in the nose section of the aircraft to provide added strength and vibration resistance. To top off this superb kit, all fiberglass parts come pre-primed.
The four piece foam wing comes with a feather edge cut which eliminates the requirement for trailing edge wood. The modeler covers the wing with 3/32″ balsa with two pieces of 2 ounce cloth (supplied by CJM) encompassing the foam junctions. The plywood spar is inserted into the foam and interlocks with the landing gear block. Results, a super strong, light-weight, one-piece wing. Our 1/5 scale P-51 landing gear with 5/8″ diameter “Brute” struts are inserted into a specially designed landing gear block to provide scale location and movement.
Three kit versions of the P-51 Mustang are available with multiple options to fit the builder’s needs: The basic kit comes with a primed epoxy fiberglass fuselage, pre-molded hatch, spun aluminum spinner, foam wings, vertical and horizontal stabs, canopy, instructions and wing plans. The deluxe kit comes with the above items plus laser cut plywood package, wood package, accessory package, and a basic cockpit. The deluxe kit with retracts are available with our 5/8″ diameter functional oleo struts and tail wheel. Optional realistic gear doors and electronic door sequencer are also available.
Wing Span: 82″
Weight: 20 – 22 pounds