Although he is just a crop duster, Dusty dreams of competing in air races. With the help of his friends he enters the Wings Around the Globe race.
|Dusty paper model from Disney's animated movie Planes|
|Cessna 188 crop duster|
As with all of the airplanes in the Planes animated movie, Dusty is loosely based on a real aircraft, the Cessna 188 crop duster. To my eyes he is kind of a cross between the Cesnna 188 and a P-51.
Early versions of the Cessna 188 were called the AGWagon, later versions with improved performance and features were the AGPickup, AGTruck, and AGHusky. This line of aircraft premiered in 1965 and was produced through 1985.
There is a wealth of information on the Cessna 188 at aviastar.org.