Profile image

P-51D-20 NA Mustang

29.3k CRJ900Pilot  8 days ago
Auto Credit Based on BogdanX's [CLOSED] Pacific WAR Challenge

P-51D-20 NA


After a 4 year building break, I present to you my recreation of the famous P-51D Mustang



Features:

  • Almost 100% blueprint match
  • Accurate cockpit based on original P-51 manuals
  • Fair selection of working gauges and levers
  • Realistic performance and flight characteristics
  • Fictional livery inspired by WarThunder
  • Near 1:1 scale (wingspan is a foot short)

Controls

  • AG 1-4: ~
  • AG 5: Navigational Lights
  • AG 6: Formation Lights
  • AG 7: Jettison bombs
  • AG 8: Parking brake and open canopy
  • VTOL down: Flaps

Cockpit



Note for altimeter: The small hand measures in 100ft, the medium by 1,000 ft, and the large triangle measures 10,000 ft.


Important Information and Pilots Notes

  • Takeoff with half flaps and 85-100% throttle, then rotate at 90-100 mph
  • Cruising speed is reached at higher altitudes, again this matches the behaviors of the real P-51
  • Landing approach should be lined up with runway centerline, flaps and gear down, and no bombs. Come in at 100-110 mph, reduce power until you reach 90 mph, and touch down at 85 mph
  • This is a WWII fighter, and it flies as such. It will lose energy in a turn, it stalls unforgivingly on landing if throttle isn’t managed properly, and it needs trim based on speed, loadout, and altitude.
  • Going inverted for over 10 seconds will cause the plane to lose most engine power. This simulates fuel and oil pumps failing, which is realistic and something the pilot should know about. If you don’t like this, simply change the propellers input back to throttle. The code that made this possible was written by spefyjerbf.
  • While it does have nearly 1600 parts, most have disabled drag physics. It should run fine on average performance devices, but below there are reduced part count versions

Removed nose art and tail numbers: 1426 parts
Removed insignias: 1247 parts
Removed non-essential cockpit features: 1074 parts
Bare bones: 599 parts


Credits

(in no specific order)
- Hedero and Diloph for testing and feedback
- ChiChiWerx for U.S. insignias and for help tuning performance
- spefyjerbf for funky tree codes on the propeller and airspeed indicator
- QingyuZhou for flight model and feedback
- jamesPLANESii for rate of climb and bank indicators as well as taking beautiful screenshots
- EternalDarkness for making this build a successor to the challenge


Disclaimer and additional notices

  • Although very rare, I have noticed that a hemisphere can become damaged and the in game damage readout will tell you. I haven’t been able to pinpoint where this happens, but it doesn’t impact flight in any way and is unnoticeable when it happens
  • Pulling aggressive and violent maneuvers may cause the crosshair to break off. However this can be avoided by not pushing the airplane past the normal flight envelop. If you fly it like a P-51 and not a Pitts Special, you should be fine

Gallery




Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Predecessor [CLOSED] Pacific WAR Challenge
  • Created On Mac
  • Wingspan 36.0ft (11.0m)
  • Length 32.4ft (9.9m)
  • Height 13.5ft (4.1m)
  • Empty Weight 9,449lbs (4,286kg)
  • Loaded Weight 11,256lbs (5,105kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.132
  • Wing Loading 25.5lbs/ft2 (124.6kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 441.0ft2 (41.0m2)
  • Drag Points 2124

Parts

  • Number of Parts 1597
  • Control Surfaces 5
  • Log in to leave a comment
  • Profile image
    29.3k CRJ900Pilot

    Thanks to everyone who spotlighted and upvoted! Your support means a lot and it inspires me to make more projects like this

    Pinned 7 days ago
  • Profile image

    @CRJ900Pilot Ah, thanks!

    10 hours ago
  • Profile image
    29.3k CRJ900Pilot

    Yep, I believe so @wonkapilot

    15 hours ago
  • Profile image

    @CRJ900Pilot Does it work alright with low physics?

    16 hours ago
  • Profile image
    29.3k CRJ900Pilot

    We shall see lol @2Papi2Chulo

    yesterday
  • Profile image
    36.3k 2Papi2Chulo

    Beautiful mustang. i think you got my sbd beat

    yesterday
  • Profile image

    Frankly, that 20,000 part Yamato deserves to be the challenge winner. But if we are only talking about airplanes, this one is my favorite.

    3 days ago
  • Profile image

    s m o o t h

    3 days ago
  • Profile image
    29.3k CRJ900Pilot

    Haha thank you so much! @UAVMaker

    4 days ago
  • Profile image

    100th upvote!

    4 days ago
  • Profile image
    29.3k CRJ900Pilot

    Yeah I agree. I meant to lower that a while ago but I guess I just forgot @Chancey21

    6 days ago
  • Profile image
    61.3k Chancey21

    I have to say I prefer out with the pain paint smoothness down to 80% instead of 90% @CRJ900Pilot

    6 days ago
  • Profile image
    29.3k CRJ900Pilot

    Thanks, but I really can’t take credit for that. The flight model was designed by QingyuZhou. I just fine tuned it @Chancey21

    +1 6 days ago
  • Profile image
    61.3k Chancey21

    Beautiful flight characteristics @CRJ900Pilot

    6 days ago
  • Profile image
    29.3k CRJ900Pilot

    Haha BTTF, I love it! Thanks for the updoot too @Chancey21

    6 days ago
  • Profile image
    61.3k Chancey21

    Hey, I've seen this one!

    What do you mean you've seen it? It's new

    6 days ago
  • Profile image
    29.3k CRJ900Pilot

    I do not use mods, so I’m afraid I can’t help. However there is a tutorial here @timurbekzanov

    6 days ago
  • Profile image
    29.3k CRJ900Pilot

    Thanks! I really appreciate your comment, it means a lot @Ultahockey3

    6 days ago
  • Profile image

    Sorry for the mistakes . I'm from Russia.

    6 days ago
  • Profile image

    Please tell me how to install mods. I must be doing something right.

    6 days ago
  • Profile image

    I shed a tear I have never seen such a realistic aircraft on this game

    6 days ago
  • Profile image
    3,195 MRMDAWURM

    BTW I made this plane the background on my phone

    6 days ago
  • Profile image
    3,195 MRMDAWURM

    BTW I made this plane the background on my phone

    6 days ago
  • Profile image
    29.3k CRJ900Pilot

    I know right! I’m just as surprised as you @Destroyerz117

    7 days ago
  • Profile image

    GASP you?! posting an actual aircraft??

    7 days ago
  • Log in to see more comments