E-Flite has released a new 1.5m P-51D Mustang RC model in both BNF Basic (EFL01250) and PNP (EFL01275) versions with Smart Technology.

Described as “the largest, most detailed, and best performing E-flite model of the famous fighter yet,” the new offering is touted as reproducing the Mustang with “exceptional detail, handling, performance and presence.”

Features reportedly include removable drop tanks, molded-in panel lines and guns; functional LED navigation lights, sequenced main gear / tailwheel doors and flaps; a factory-installed, high-power 6S-compatible brushless motor with large diameter 4-blade prop and nine factory-installed servos with precise ball-link equipped linkages.

Both versions include a 100-amp Spektrum™ Avian™ Smart ESC, and the BNF® Basic version is also equipped with an AR637TA receiver that offers full-range telemetry including real-time battery voltage, current, temperature and more to compatible transmitters, plus the advantages of exclusive AS3X® and SAFE® Select technologies to make this one of the easiest to fly Mustangs ever.

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A full-scale Airdrome Aeroplanes Sopwith Camel reproduction which is “currently being test flown” is available for sale. The listing states (in part):

I have decided to list the plane for sale due to work commitments as I will no longer have the time nor commitment to complete the remainder of the test flying phase or sort out any associated issues as they arise. I am hoping that the aircraft will be purchased by someone or a small group of enthusiast that can put in the time that I don’t have.

Listed below are the issues that need to addressed before the final test flying phase can be completed: (a) Prop needs approximately 1.5 inches taken off the tips to increase maximum RPM to 3000/3100 as recommended by Rotec, its currently only achieving 2750RPM in straight and level at full noise. (b) Oil temp not working (could be a faulty sender unit?). (c) Oil temp probe needs changing from tank to return line to get more accurate reading (this should fix dot point B). (d) Tail plane needs a slight shim adjustment as it requires slight forward pressure on the stick to maintain level flight. (e) Cooling ventilation to back of engine needs redesigning to eliminate any fuel vaporisation issues.

The description reports that the machine is powered by a 150 hp nine-cylinder Rotec R3600 radial engine spinning a 90″culver wooden propeller. It is currently registered under RAAus 19-2137 and wears colors representing the machine flown by WW1 Canadian Ace Donald MacLaren. It is located in Toowoomba, QLD, Australia and is currently available for bidding. Click here to check out the complete listing.

Released today is John R Bruning’s new book Race of Aces: WWII’s Elite Airmen and the Epic Battle to Become the Master of the Sky, which has reportedly received “glowing reviews in the NYT and Wall Street Journal.” The product description reads:

In 1942, America’s deadliest fighter pilot, or “ace of aces” — the legendary Eddie Rickenbacker — offered a bottle of bourbon to the first U.S. fighter pilot to break his record of twenty-six enemy planes shot down. Seizing on the challenge to motivate his men, General George Kenney promoted what they would come to call the “race of aces” as a way of boosting the spirits of his war-weary command.

What developed was a wild three-year sprint for fame and glory, and the chance to be called America’s greatest fighter pilot. The story has never been told until now. [continue reading…]

Modelsvit has released its new tool P-51H model kit in 1/48 scale.

The kit (4817) reportedly includes two cockpits, clear parts (open/closed canopy) and flaps that can be adjusted in 2 positions. Additional features include adhesive masks, photo etched parts and decals with marking options for a number of aircraft, including 44-64561 of 182 FBS, Texas ANG; 44-64347 of 101 FIS, Massachusetts ANG; 44-64351 of 133 FIS, New Hampshire ANG and RAF machine KN987.

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A Corben Super Ace project has hit the market. The listing states (in part):

“This is a Corben Ace, only a Project because it’s been in storage. I bought it recently as a package deal and have decided to sell it. I have no logs or paperwork except a clean bill of sale from the Wright Patterson Airforce Museum. I was told it’s a Chevy engine but have no idea. It does turn over. Just got it unloaded and haven’t spent much time to investigate it. Missing the instruments and intake manifold and carb. Other than that it looks complete. Looks like an older build, but extremely well done. Wing tanks and a fuselage tank… Has a little hangar rash from storage on aileron wing root and back of one gear leg NO other damage. Not sure what it is covered with. No prop.”

The machine is located in Big Cabin, Oklahoma and is currently available for bidding. Click here to check out the complete listing.

As part of their 2020 range of products, Airfix has announced the upcoming release of a new tool Spitfire Mk.Vc model kit in 1/72 scale.

Th company states that this first release (A02108) will represent “aircraft equipped with the distinctive chin mounted Vokes air filter, which whilst reducing the top speed of the aircraft, allowed it to be operated more effectively in warmer and sand filled Mediterranean and desert climates.” Two livery profiles have also been posted for ER180 of 307 FS 31 FG and JL115 of 2 Squadron.

The new kit is currently slated for release in the autumn of 2020. Click below to check out additional images.

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A 1941 Waco UPF-7 has hit the market. The listing states:

“4650TT, 515 SMOH(R670, 220HP), 55 PROP (WOOD) SNEW, Bendi/King KX 145 COM, Narco AT150 Transponder with Blind Encoder (NO ADS-B), Smoke System, Cleveland W/B, 55 hours since lower wings rebuilt and tail surface recovered and refinished with Poly Fiber Process, Electrical System (14v), Strobe Light on Belly, Nav Lights, Landing Light in RT wing, ANNUAL DUE 12/2020. FLYS GREAT!”

The aircraft is located in Wichita, Kansas and is currently available for bidding. Click here to check out the complete listing.

Wingsy Kits has shared a series of renderings detailing the design work on their upcoming new tool Bf 109E model kit in 1/48 scale.

As the project is still a work in progress, details such as liveries, box contents, pricing and an expected release date appear to be unreleased as of this writing.

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Pilatus P2-06 HB-RAR (S/N 56) is available for sale. The listing states (in part):

Aircraft of the Swiss Air Force that served as trainer, liaison and flight school machine from 1949 to 1980. Military registration number: U136… Good condition, still fully operational. Complete manufacturer’s technical documentation and maintenance tools available.

The airframe reportedly has 2016 hrs TSN, while the Walter Motorlet, Argus AS.410-A2 12-cylinder inverted V engine has 1704 hrs TSN. The machine is located in Switzerland and is currently being offered for USD $180,000. Click here and here to check out complete listings.

(Photo: Rama via Wikimedia Commons)

1952 Yakovlev/Haley Yak 11 NX2124X (S/N 102146) is currently available for sale with a reduced price.

The machine, described as “one of the most updated and user friendly YAK aircraft available” reportedly has 5,423 hours TTSNEW, while the Pratt and Whitney R-2000-4 engine has 1100 SMOH (60 since lower end overhaul by Anderson Aeromotive in 2013). It is described as including an avionics package, custom 16 gallon oil tank, pre-oil system, outboard wing fuel tanks, Sam Davis custom exhaust system
12” Aluminum oil cooler, spray bar supplemental cooling system, hydraulic disc brakes, light composite nitrogen bottle for gear and flaps and electric retractable tailwheel – locking.

The aircraft is located in California and is currently being offered for $350,000. Click here to check out the complete listing.

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