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Crop Duster, Racing Plane
Propwash Junction, Minnesota
Dusty Crophopper is a crop duster, and a famous air racing champion from Propwash Junction, Minnesota.
Dusty is a plane with high hopes—literally. Crop duster by trade, this single-prop plane sees himself soaring alongside his high-flying heroes in the world's international race. The fact that he’s not really built for competitive racing doesn’t deter him from pursuing his dream—but his fear of heights just might. With a little help from his friends - and a WWII vet with wisdom to spare - Dusty takes off on an adventure of a lifetime, going prop-to-prop with champions while daring to reach heights he never imagined possible.In Planes, Dusty is first seen dreaming of out-running two fighter jets. He is introduced as a crop duster that works for Leadbottom, that dreams of competing in the Wings Around the Globe rally, but is afraid of heights. After qualifying for the competition, Dusty comes in sixth place, meaning he can't be in the competition. However, the next day, Roper comes to Propwash Junction and tells Dusty and his team that the plane ahead of him was using illegal fuel, and was disqualified, so Dusty was now eligible to compete. After meeting his racing idols, most of which were mean to him for being "just a crop duster", Dusty made friends with El Chupacabra. He was told by Bulldog that it was a competition, and that every man was in it for themselves. During the first leg, Bulldog sprung an oil leak, and the wind forced the oil into his eyes, blinding him. Dusty saved Bulldog by navigating him through the castle. At the next leg of the race, Dusty fell in love with Ishani, who gave him advice to fly low, so he didn't get scared when flying high. Dusty followed Ishani's advice, only to nearly die by being hit by an oncoming train. Later in one of the legs, Ripslinger's henchman, Ned and Zed, broke off Dusty's antenna, and he got lost at sea, but was rescued by two fighter jets. On the way back to where he should be, Dusty was caught in a storm, and sunk, but was rescued once again by a pitty. At the hospital, Dusty was severely damaged, including having a broken wing. The next day, all of the competitors gave Dusty new parts so he could race again. While Dottie repaired him, Chug watched some of Ripslinger's races, and figured out that before every victory, Ripslinger turns to his right side so the cameras can get good photos of him. During the final leg, Dusty fought Ned and Zed, while Skipper took on Ripslinger. After Ned and Zed got stuck between each other in between two rocks, Dusty caught up to Ripslinger when he was close to the finish line, and when Ripslinger leaned to his side, and Dusty saw the chance he was looking for, and sped by Ripslinger at the last second.
At the end of the film, Skipper brought Dusty to the Jolly Wrenches ship, and the two flew over the sea, onto their next mission.
Planes: The Video GameDusty appears as a playable character in both versions of Planes: The Video Game. His five chapters are Training Mode, Trouble in Propwash (cleaning up a damaged Propwash Junction), Himalayan Hero (helping out the local village), Ripslinger's Revenge (a race against Ripslinger wanting revenge while finding a sponsor in Dubai), and Blown out of Proportion (Dusty facing off against tornadoes).
Dusty has his Racing and Turbo skin exclusive to the console version, and his navy paint job and modifications, exclusive to the handheld versions.
Planes: Fire and Rescue
In Planes: Fire and Rescue, Dusty is so far the only character confirmed to re-appear. In this film, Dusty is unable to race when he learns his engine is damaged, and joins a crew of aircraft vehicles that work to protect Piston Peak from wildfires.
Dusty is brave and couragable, although he is afraid of heights.
Dusty is painted orange and white, with a single propeller and two long wings.
Dusty is inspired by the Air Tractor AT-502, Cessna and the PZL-Mielec M-18 Dromader. He has a horsepower of 680 1/2. His wingspan is 23 feet (7 meters).
Dusty's cropsprayer is a M-5000 model.
In his turbo design, Dusty is equipped with a four-bladed Skyslycer Mark Five propeller, and two T33 wings.
- 1:55 Scale Diecast (Racing, Jolly Wrenches and Turbo)
- Micro Drifters
- LEGO Duplo
- Disney Store Diecast Line (normal, racing, turbo, and navy)
- Shake 'N' Go
- Jon Cryer was originally set to play Dusty, but was later replaced by Dane Cook.
- Chug's nicknames for Dusty are Duster, Dustmeister, and Dusterino.
- His flying style is keeping it nice and low, but keeping is speed up.
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