From Lexington, KY, P.J. Ash is entering a rather different plane this year. It is called a Martin Baker MB.5 and it was the last aircraft the Martin Baker Company produced before building and introducing the ejection seat. P.J. built his impressive aircraft using from scale 3-views. It spans 97 inches and the fuselage length is 102 inches.
It has a ZDZ 80 gas engine for power and is guided by JR Radio. It’s a traditional all-wood construction with fiberglass cloth and resin covering.
The MB.5 sort of looks like the love-child of a Spitfire IX and a P-51 D Mustang. Quite a neat subject for scale modelers. Here’s a challenge for you: can you make a working contra-rotating 5-bladed prop system for it?
THanks for your comments Phil! Yes it does look like a Spitang or a Mustfire! indeed… Check out the newest Road to Top Gun update. Our good friend Dave Wigley will again be flying his Westland Wyvern with is impressive free wheeling 3-blade double counter rotating prop set up! Would be amazing with 5 x 2 10 blades!
PJ did a really nice job on an unusual subject
Hi All I know this is an old post but does anyone have a way of contacting PJ in reference to this aircraft would love more info on it.
I am the lucky owner of this aircraft now. Be glad to answer any questions I can.
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