ScaleWings Carbon Fiber Mustang Replica At AirVenture 2022


With several scale P-51 replicas to choose from, ScaleWings’ carbon fiber version offers the Revell-model ease of assembly, while retaining the all-metal “look.” The Germany-based company painstakingly duplicated all the rivets, screws, hardware—even replicated the fabric-covered rudder—with indentations in the factory molds. Many people assume it’s actually a metal airplane. AVweb examined the scale kit at AirVenture in July 2022 and shot this video report.

Mark Phelps
Mark Phelps is a senior editor at AVweb. He is an instrument rated private pilot and former owner of a Grumman American AA1B and a V-tail Bonanza.

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  1. That is pretty cool. What an interesting concept, a scale model of a P-51 you can get into and fly. It is only time before you see these at Reno with the Falconair V-12 in it.

  2. I’m not in the market, so not sure my thoughts count, but I think I would be more interested in a less exact copy. Don’t really need fake exhausts and rivets despite the fact the craft behind the fake rivets is first class (it’s seriously impressive, just not what I would want).

    OTOH, if those fake exhausts are what leads to the sound then it might be worth it. The plane sounds great.