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April 11, 2020
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Building the P-51 Mustang Pedal Plane, Step 11: Paint Prep & Assembling the Control System

In this step I start priming the airplane for paint and begin some of the painting.  While it was an extra step, I chose to paint the interior a green color to try and mimic the zinc chromate used on aircraft to prevent rusting.  I also started with a paint brush rather than spray paint as I thought it would be easier, but it wasn’t.  I ultimately switched to the Rust-Oleum spray paint for everything on the exterior and was pleasantly surprised at how well it worked.   I contemplated painting the exterior with a light gray, but ultimately (not recorded in any videos) used the recommended “aluminum XO-10” and it has far exceeded my expectations.

In the second half of these Step 11 playlist videos I assemble the control system.  I provide a few tips in the videos, in which some bolts need to be placed prior to tightening some of the screws.  I had to unscrew and redo.  Hopefully the tips save you a little time.