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Old 03-10-2020, 06:47 PM
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Scale cockpit for TF p51 50cc

Ok I need help I’m looking scale my cockpit for my TF 50cc P51 mustang and looking for resources on parts to purchase or make!
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Old 03-10-2020, 06:58 PM
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Is this the ARF or the old GS kit?

https://www.dbalsa.com/cockpits/p51arf.htm

https://www.iflytailies.com/store/co...pit-sets/wwii/
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Old 03-10-2020, 07:12 PM
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Jharkin ,
It is an arf. I have seen them but pricing it alittle High for those kits for me looking for less than 100 bucks for
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Old 03-11-2020, 07:30 AM
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Not many options at your price point - When TF was still making kits there was a vacu-formed plastic cockpit set for the kit version that ran about $30... but the detail was so minimal you might as well DIY one.

To do it on the cheap you might want to scratch build. Fabricating a pilot seat shouldn't be too hard, then you just need some plywood painted black for a panel and some miniature gauges. Major Decals used to make gauge sheets in various scales, or you can print out and laminate a photo of a P-51 panel if you just want standoff scale. I scratch built an entire DR.I triplane cockpit using balsa and light ply for the seat covered with leather stolen from old gloves, hardware store dowels for the frame, brass tube and wire spray painted black for the control stick, and printing out photos of gauges and laminating them to plastic and wood disks. Looks surprisingly convincing from 5 feet away and was a fun project.




The last thing you will need is the pilot. Again, hard to do this cheap if you want realistic... whenever I get around to actually building my stashed kit Im going for this guy:
https://www.warbirdpilots.com/produc...lot-figure.htm
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Old 03-11-2020, 08:13 AM
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Jharkin,
I used those pilots for my P-47 and my turbinator jet . They are fantastic pilots i plan to go with one of those for the mustang. Im not looking to win awards or do scale Comps just wanted to spruce up the cockpit a bit but not break the bank. Dbalsa.com is the one i may go with mostly cause it has the items i want ...
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