Fighter Escort Wings (F.E.W.), 2000
This outstanding 66% Scale Experimental category kit was purchased from F.E.W. in about 1996. It was professionally built by Orega Designs, a high quality aircraft composite shop, and then transferred to Lake Central Air Services for completion to the highest standard. Lake Central has maintained this aircraft without exception. It is an outstanding, very meticulous kit design and has been constructed in detail to match the actual P-51 Mustangs flown by the RCAF during WW II and into the 1960’s Cold War era. The panel and controls are as authentic to the real aircraft as possible.
This Mustang has incredible acceleration and climb. The look and sound stops observers in their tracks. Aloft, it handles like a dream, exceptionally responsive and well-balanced in all axes. It is remarkably easy to land as it flies like the “real thing” with its tail low for touch-down. While cruising, speed is a function of power applied! With Vne at 340 mph, a great deal of fun can be had maneuvering on-high and waiting to pounce on unsuspecting bogies below! Exceptionally few aircraft can out-run this Mustang!
Owned and flown by a professional Test Pilot, (who is only the second owner) this unique and pure adrenalin flying replica is a testament to the real P-51’s and those who built, flew and maintained them.
If you are already an accomplished high-performance tail-dragger pilot ready for some serious flying fun on a fraction of the cost of the real thing, then this Mustang is for you! Over $1050,000 has been spent to build and refine this Mustang. It is selling for a small fraction of that figure. For those of a certain age and station in life who want to actually fly, rather than spend years building, this is the way to go.
Reason for Selling: Owner has too many aircraft and pilot shortage means that he is too busy flying for others to fly his own. This Mustang is simply not flying enough. It is just away too nice not to fly. It needs a home where it will get more flying and be seen and enjoyed by more people.
Serious and qualified enquiries only please. Without exception, an appointment is required to see this aircraft. Come with clean hands and no metal zippers or you won’t get near it!
Fighter Escort Wings (F.E.W.)
69.9 Total Time Since New
Custom Chevrolet ZZ3 (LS1) Approx 325-350 hp
48.9 Since Major Overhaul, March 2018
MT Four Blade, 88″
New, March 2018
430 lbs (Typically a 180 lb Pilot plus 42 gallons of AVGAS)
Becker Digital Comm
Edo-Aire Mode A/C Transponder
EDM-700 Engine Monitor
Canadian Airmotive EBC-102A 121.5 ELT
9.5 /10, Excellent Composite Structure
9.5 /10, 2000 with updates, RCAF Colours, Base Silver
9.5 /10, Black vinyl, Aerobatic wide four-point harness
9.5/10, Clear Canopy, Outstanding visibility
Cam-Drive 500 PSRU with hardened and polished gears
12 Port Exhaust Logs (Yes, you can see the flames!)
Chip Detector and Warning Light for PSRU
High Capacity Saldana Racing Tank for PSRU
Racing Crankshaft (fileted and polished)
SDS Electronic Ignition
High Comp Pistons with low-drag rings.
Concorde RG35 AXC Battery (Main) with Auxiliary (Back-up)
Inverted Fuel with floppy pick-ups
Runs on 91 or 94 Octane Auto Fuel, though it can be run on AVGAS or a mix of AVGAS and auto fuel. Capacity is 51 U.S. Gallons
Tow Bar for tug or tractor
Ground Handling Bar for tail
Pilot Operating Handbook
Inverted Oil System (not installed)
2 X Battery Maintainers on a sandwich board for easy, routine use.
Rear Seat Provisions including equipment and instruments
Custom yellow corded chocks with Registration in black letters
More than 20 years worth of build photos and documents, right back to the beginning.
Aircraft has been damaged three times.
1) The first was a towing accident in April 2001 at 7.2 hours TT coming from the paint shop with the gear selector accidentally in the UP position. The gear collapsed and it was repaired and returned to service in October 2001.
2) The second was a slow-speed ground loop in August of 2002 at 17.1 hours TT, caused by pilot error. Excessive brake use led to lining failure followed by loss of control while taxing. The gear collapsed and it was repaired in July of 2006, but not flown until August of 2009.
3) The third was a catastrophic failure of the original Cam-Fire PSRU with non-hardened gears. This occurred in August of 2017, at 22.9 hours TT, resulting in damage to the engine, prop and many components affected by circulated metal particles. The aircraft was completely repaired and Returned-to-Service in August 2018.
From New. Maintained on standard Certified Logbooks (Journey, and Technical with Airframe, Engine, Prop, Mods.) This aircraft has exceptional documentation from the beginning to present. There are no surprises and nothing hidden.