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Cavalier Mustang
Posted by Richkat on Monday, October 27, 2014 8:13 PM

Here are some pictures of my build of Airdave's Cavalier Mustang. These were used by the U.S. Army as chase planes in the '60's. I enlarged mine to 1/24 (from 1/33) and I think it came out great......Rich

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  • From: Illinois: Hive of Scum and Villany
Posted by Sprue-ce Goose on Monday, October 27, 2014 8:23 PM

Looks Great ! CoolYes

As long as somebody produces a paper kit, I see no reason to use the AIRFIX Magazine article 1/24 scale drawings to convert my 1/24 AIRFIX plastic Mustang P-51 D .

I just enlarge and build the paper kit ! Big Smile

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 9:38 AM

After WW2 there was an effort by a number of conversion businesses to create an updated Mustang for actual combat, as a close air support bird that could capitalize on all the surplus airframes and Merlin engines, but have all-new and more capable avionics.  These were marketed to USAF as well as third world military.  Don't remenber if Cavalier went after that market or not.  Eventually, some came up with turboprop conversions of Mustang.  I think some third world air forces bought a few of these things but the movement really never took off, and US certainly did not buy many, though I think they evaluated a few (though that may have been for assistance to our small country allies as military assistance).

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by artworks2 on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 9:39 AM

You are so precise in your construction of these models....

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Posted by Richkat on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 9:09 PM

Thanks glad you like it....Don, yes Cavalier did some of the work on close air support Mustangs and Piper went on to develop the Piper Enforcer, a turbo prop version of the Mustang!.....Rich

P.S. if you Google Cavalier Mustang a great wiki page can be found

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Posted by artworks2 on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 8:19 AM

They turboprop a lot of older aircraft these days. Case and point the conversion to the DC-3. "powerful"

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 9:11 AM

I've seen those turbo DC-3s fly, but to me the most astounding thing was the Turbo Great Lakes! It had a beta-pitch prop (reversible while in flight).  At shows the pilot would fly square loops and it was fantastic seeing that thing come down the backside of the loop, hundred feet up, vertical, in reverse pitch and then make an almost square turn to level!

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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