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Thunder Mustang

General Specifications

Powerplant: Falconer V-12, 640hp
Displacement: 601 cubic inches
Propeller: MT 94" 4-blade constant speed
Length: 24.2 ft.
Frontal Area: 8.1 sq. ft.
Wing Span: 23.8 ft.
Wing Area: 104 sq. ft.
Wing Loading: 28.84 lbs/sq.ft.
Power Loading: 4.69 lbs/hp
Gross Weight: 3200 lbs
Empty Weight: 2200 lbs Scale P-51 Mustang
Useful Load: 1000 lbs
Payload w/full Fuel: 400 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 102 gallons (in wings) Baggage: 50 lbs
Positive G Load: +9g @ 2600 lbs, +7.3 g @ 3200 lbs
Negative G Load: -6g @ 2600 lbs, -4.9 g @ 3200 lbs

Performance

Rate of Climb: @ gross 5200 ft/min
Maximum Speed: @ Sea Level 326 kts (375 mph)
Cruise Speed: @ 75% Power 300kts (340 mph)
Fuel Burn: @ Cruise Speed 22-25 gph
Range: 1300 nautical miles
Service Ceiling: 25,000 ft.

Limiting and Recommended Airspeeds

Vx (best angle of climb) 87 kts
Vy (best rate of climb) 156 kts
Va (design maneuvering) 222 kts
Vfe (max flaps extended) 165 kts
Vle (max landing gear extended) 148 kts
Vne (never exceed) 439 kts
Vsl (stall, clean) 77kts
Vso (stall, in landing config.) 68 kts
Best Glide 153 kts

 

 

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