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Show your Warbird mods...

#1
Hi guys,
this thread is suppose to be for the guys who like to moddify or customize their birds a little. Like putting in flaps, change the type or simply put a new trim scheme on their old planes...i hope it will be a place to exchange ideas and technical aspects of the whole Warbirdscene...well and because it started this thread once before, in an earlier version of the Matrix ;), i try to do it again...this time with pictures of my one of my oldest brids, my Parkzone P-51D BL...
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I did this mod because i like Parkzone P-51 a lot, how it looks and specially how it flys, but it didnt came with retracts or flaps and no lights, all little things i like to have on one of my planes these days...now its outfited with e-flite electric reatracts, a 3536 750kv outrunner, a 4-bladed 10x6 prop, 50Amp esc, a lightkit and a more or less scale cockpitkit. I also installed flaps aswell and changed the color a little, enjoy.

I hope you guys like the idea of this thread and join me, fair comments, suggestion and ideas are allways welcome ...cheers
 
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#3
P-51 Bluenose

Very nice work man. I love your bluenose P-51...and the cockpit kit :), used the same one for my bird. Great details, love re mirriors and i think i will add the ejection holes for the bullet casings on my bird as well...looks very cool, a awesome mod buddy :)
 

TLMARK

Senior Member
#4
The mirrors were rc helicopter ball links filled with epoxy, then just drill a small hole in the canopy and screw them in place worked better than I could have hoped. I also drilled the exhausts and gun ports works better than trying to paint something that looks like holes hand. I did hand paint the three coloured nav lights on the right wing.
This the first plane I experimented with making my own water slide decals for the stencil markings, some worked better than others.
 
#6
the "renewed" Parkzone FW190A8 / Nightfighterversion

Hi guyss,

since there is not that much goin on right now i thought i show you a few pictures of my renewed Parkzone FW190 A8 which i turned into a Nightfighter. I installed flaps and a new Cockpit including a new Pilot.
The Electronics is more or less the same, i just upgraded the ESC to deal with the extra Amp of the prop.

The only Problem i have are the retracts actually, they work perfectly on the ground but as soon as i got up in the air one wont come down, well at least not all the time. I tried to put then on single channel, checked the motor and the retracts gear, did dry runs on the ground, about 200 ups and down without any problem, i even removed the geardoors to reduce possible windeffects, nothing worked so far. Last thing i wanns try is to go up to 6V for the electronics, maybe that will work, anyway enjoy the pictures, happy modding. :)

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And believe it or not the plane is still pretty good to see in the air, specially when its cloudy, didnt expected that to be honest.
 

TLMARK

Senior Member
#8
WF that is gorgeous if I hadn't only just bought the top rc FW190 I would have got the PZ version.
That paint scheme must have taken a lot of time and love
What prop and spinner did you use?
 
#9
Warbirdfan and Tlmark, you two are amazing. The attention to detail and weathering effects on your planes are incredible! I haven't seen any better than your P-51 TLMARK.
 
#10
Thanks man, i wasnt sure how she would turn out but now im pretty happy with the result. And for the prop and spinner, i actually use a Parkzone 3-bladed prop, its usually used on the Parkzone BF109, fits nicely i think. And the Spinner is also the original one that comes with the plane, just changed it to a 3-bladed version, took some polystyrol, expoxy and time, balancing it was a pain :/.
Didnt wanted to use a different one because of the coolingfan behind the prop...looks nice and semiscale that way :)
 
#11
Thanks man, im glad you like new colorscheme. I really like the "in use" look, with a little dirt and oil stains on it, a bit more realistic i think. My moto is "dont hide the scratches and dents you get, just paint them right" that way your model get some character :)
 

Edwin

Junior Member
#15
mmm not bad, not bad at all. i like the new color scheme, did you change the motor too, i noticed your flyin a new prop/spinner?
The motor is still the stock one, but the 4 blade i changed by à 2 blade propeller.
The terrain where i have to land is very bad, and 4 blade is not a good solution. its nice but delicate.
and somehow i have better performance with the 2 blade.
 
#18
Went to check out an R/C flight club today and one of the members was flying a P-51. I didn't get a chance to ask him who manufactured his. I don't care if it is only an r/c model, the P-51 is an absolutely gorgeous plane to watch fly. He did a couple of high speed passes that gave me goose bumps just to watch, not because of anything acrobatic, but because the plane was just beautiful to watch. I think I know what my first warbird is going to be, even though I have a sentimental attachment to the F4U Corsair.
 
#20
truly one of the best...

P-51 is a nice looking plane and the Parkzone version is a dream to fly no nasty characteristics at all
Man, i totaly agree. Its an older model now, still one of the best warbirds out there, even it is a bit smaler then some of the newer birds, and its also still very popular, no wonder considering how awesome it flys.
On the other hand i would not mind if Parkzone would do a revised version of it, like with 1.1m wingspa, flaps and retracts and all that crap we dont really need but that we all like so much :D...im sure it would be sweet too