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  1. #76

    RE: ParkZone Spitfire Mk IX !!!

    What a plane! This beautiful Mk IX Spitfire flies so efficiently even with oversize wheels hanging down in the breeze that it tends to make me feel like my flying fields are simply too small. Except for windy weather where it is possible to land into a nice head wind that slows the ship's ground speed down, most of the time I miss judge and land uncomfortably further away than I intended.

    On my last sortie the adjustable "split flap system" modification was adjusted to 13 degrees flap deflection. With its APC 12X8 E prop, top speed was still as fast as I would ever need to fly, and combined with the drag of its new oversized wheels, the ship now seems a little easier to handle on landing. More flights will be needed to firm up what I think is happening. So far, none of the modifications have had a noticeable effect on flying performance or stability.

    Well it looks like a lot of the fighter threads on this forum are going to function more like a "public diary" than a forum. That's okay, it's enjoyable to record information that I tend to forget and can come back and check on for reference, and of course there is always the possibility that someone else (I know of at least one) may be encouraged/helped along in his/her
    modeling/scientific adventures. So, . . .

    TALLY-HO!



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    If the "facebook URL" above does not work for you as it does not for me at 6:30 PM PST 5/19/2012 please go to my response to Bob Hunt on the first post on page 23 of the "Spitfire Brotherhood" forum (URL above). The identical Facebook URL as here works perfectly on my response to Bob. Hackers? Now (6/8/2012) the operation of the Facebook URL on the two posts is reversed.)

    6:40 PM - Now the included Facebook URL here works. How much fun is this?

    Oh, one other little thing, newbies, to bring up a whole bunch of "Ace Fighter threads" in one group please click on "Rating" on the front page of this forum.

  2. #77

    RE: ParkZone Spitfire Mk IX !!!

    Dear Diary.

    Just got shot down by the "Sorry . . . timed out" enemy again. I'll try to get something to stick this post on the thread before getting timed out again. Sorry about all the confusion - goes with the territory.

    Enjoyed my Spit immensely yesterday with 19 degrees flap deflection angle adjustment. Still enjoy as much or even more speed than I'll ever need at full throttle. Now a comfortable landing speed and a really nice almost "motor powered glider" slow fly by speed that actually allows the beauty of the Spitfire to be thoroughly enjoyed in the air is very practical. The CALL TO GLORY web site shows how the adjustable "split flap systems" are made.

    Although the stock battery works very well, I was able to easily sense an exciting difference in vertical performance with a smaller, lighter high "C"
    battery. I CAN'T WAIT TO ENJOY A REALLY LIGHT THORIUM PLASMA BATTERY IN MY SPIT! THE SOONER THEY ARE MADE AVAILABLE, THE BETTER!

    Out.



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  3. #78

    RE: ParkZone Spitfire Mk IX !!!

    Today's Spitfire fighter sweeps were flown in bright sunshine with some light white haze down sun that actually allowed the plane to disappear briefly at altitude. Fortunately, control was eventually regained and flown closer during the remainder of the mission.

    My Spit performed flawlessly with it's 19 degree angle deflected split flap system again today. The battery compartment was hollowed out enough to allow slightly larger shaped 22,500 mAh 30C batteries to fit.

    It's just a matter time now and my landing skills should begin to improve to an acceptable level.

    Click on "Rating" on the front page of this forum to bring up a large group of Ace fighter planes.

    Out.



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    Due to the unanticipated important information about the revolutionary thorium plasma battery technology on top it is now necessary to scroll down to the "buried treasure Spitfire" posts.

    Thanks to recent "TOP SECRET" document leaks, typing "mad thorium batteries" into GOOGLE or Yahoo search brings up a lot of really exciting information - just in case the above URL fails to work.

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    RE: ParkZone Spitfire Mk IX !!!

    Just did my first three flights today. What a beautiful plane! My struts are not here yet for my retracts but it flew great with the fixed gear. A park flyer it is not! Uses a lot of real estate in a hurry!

    Was very surprised at the flight time on the standard battery. My last flight was almost 7 minutes and used less than half the battery.

    I flew at a park that was none too large and had to land between rows of trees. No problem. The plane handles great and was very controllable. Hope to get my retracts in soon!

    Great job Parkzone!
    Is being a Circle Flyer a bad thing?
    Rex Birkinbine

  5. #80

    RE: ParkZone Spitfire Mk IX !!!

    Thanks for your post, rexbirk. I wanted to accomplish something that might be useful for budding model fighter plane pilots before posting anything. I wasn't sure whether our Spit was as fast as I thought or maybe it was a case of lack of practice. Your observations convinced me of the reality of the situation.

    I finally developed a useful procedure for landing nicely that I must share. For needed practice I am now spending most of my flying time setting up for landings. After the alarm goes off I now feel very confident to bring the ship in fast enough for a main gear touch down, chop the throttle quickly upon touch down and apply full up elevator to keep the tail down.

    I am sort of a "circle flyer" now and probably will continue to be untill I get enough practice as indicated above to feel confident enough about my landing performance. I used to be a real circle flyer back in my control-line flying days. I have been trying to locate counter-rotating fans for a three-in-one ducted fan version of the Wharton flying wing fighter that could be used as an RC flyer, a control-line precision aerobatics simi-scale competitor, and a full stunt pattern capable whip powered demonstrator. So far, I haven't been able to find the fans that can produce the 20 plus ounces of thrust I will need.

    And finally, if I haven't been taken out of the fight by then, I will be installing my retracts as soon as I am comfortable with super light Thorium Plasma Batteries powering my equipment. At the moment my Spit is perfectly tuned for my present tastes - can't stand the idea of adding any more ugly weight. Those thorium batteries should be light enough to easily allow the extra weight of retracts, if I don't get too greedy for power.



    Out.

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    ___________________________________ SPITFIRE EXCITEMENT! Facebook's finest hour - http://www.facebook.com/richard.porter.167 (There is a "malware" problem on either my PC or Facebook's web site as the display on Facebook is different between my PC and other web equipment owned by other accounts. It's like the action smileys and "red X" problem I have reported on other threads.) THE MALWARE PROBLEM ON FB IS NOW GONE. Due to the unanticipated important information about the revolutionary thorium plasma battery technology on top it is now necessary to scroll down to the "buried treasure Spitfire" posts.

    "mad thorium batteries" typed in Yahoo and/or Google brings up great information about thorium plasma batteries.

    ULTIMATE THORIUM PLASMA BATTERY WEB SITE: http://www.ecocarforum.com/ev-forums...t_a_recha.html

  6. #81

    RE: ParkZone Spitfire Mk IX !!!

    Enjoyed a great week commerating the Battle of Britain with my Hurricane and Spitfire fighters. Yes, my Spit Mk IX stole the show.

    Out.



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    RE: ParkZone Spitfire Mk IX !!!

    Heres some pics of mine..

    It has 3 flights of about 6 mins each. Flew well. The pics are after the days flying

    Working on a Fly Zone FW190 now.

    Edit: Seems l cant upload pics without an error. Ill give it a try in a bit.

  8. #83

    RE: ParkZone Spitfire Mk IX !!!

    SnakeBT6, looking forward to seeing your pictures and learning more about further expoits with your Spit. I could be pursuaded to buy a 190 if only more fighter enthusiasts were involved and participating on the fighter threads. Maybe you've noticed that the dandy fighter threads on this forum are tending to be more like "my fighter diaries" than forum threads. My "CALL TO GLORY" (see Post#78 for URL) web site tells my story about the 190.

    Out.



    Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome) #64 - Post #407 - Battle of Britain & Winston Churchill relevancy to modeling - http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=11007416 PLEASE SEE
    POST 852 (Page # 35) on Spit thread for FANTASTIC INFO. See why we fight - www.goodfight.com
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    The following URL brings up the most concise, non-technical (with technical references) discussion about the revolutionary THORIUM PLASMA BATTERY technology I have found on the web. ENJOY! Oh what fun we are going to have in the future of flight!
    http://www.ecocarforum.com/ev-forums...t_a_recha.html

    PS I am getting some great results from my request for my Facebook friends to Yahoo: Thorium Battery Theft . I can hardly wait to be able to fly for hours rather than mere minutes!

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    RE: ParkZone Spitfire Mk IX !!!

    I keep getting a Server 500 Internal error message.

    Ill try back in a day or so.

    Edit: Got it to work
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  10. #85

    RE: ParkZone Spitfire Mk IX !!!

    I can literally feel your pain. There are enemies of modeling because of its dangers to the status quo that is committed to the distruction of Western Civilization. I have to fight hackers all the time. Today, I had to run a security scan before I could type this.

    Please check out the Spitfire Brotherhood thread (URL in above "Post sig) that seems to be providentially fighting for the values that will ultimately win. I hope to still be around to savor the victory. In the meantime I am commited to continue the fight as long there is any strength at all left in my trigger fingers!

    The key to victory seems to be PERSEVERANCE. In addition to external enemies we also have an internal "fifth column" of cultists who, at least in the past, have a very narrow minded view of modeling and have actively opposed making modeling "culturally relevant." My CALL TO GLORY" web site documents how some of them have been wiped out. There are secret "forces" involved in catching hackers. Part of my mission is to draw "fire" and give the good guys a chance to pick them off as they expose themselves when attacking me. Some of my "hacker battles" have lasted literally for hours. We are on the winning side!

    There is a whole lot more to modeling than toys.



    [Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome) #64 - Post #407 - Battle of Britain & Winston Churchill relevancy to modeling - http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=11007416 PLEASE SEE
    POST 852 (Page # 35) on Spit thread for FANTASTIC INFO. See why we fight - www.goodfight.com
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    The following URL brings up the most concise, non-technical (with technical references) discussion about the revolutionary THORIUM PLASMA BATTERY technology I have found on the web. ENJOY! Oh what fun we are going to have in the future of flight!
    http://www.ecocarforum.com/ev-forums...t_a_recha.html


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    RE: ParkZone Spitfire Mk IX !!!

    Got them to load..

    My FW190 in progress attached as well...dont see a thread here for one of these.
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  12. #87

    RE: ParkZone Spitfire Mk IX !!!

    Looks great! I may be over the negative influence of the injustice perpetrated against me enough now to seriously consider joining you with my very own Butcher Bird, especially if you are not taken out by enemy forces. I will need a good wingman. It's dangerous to fly alone in a combat zone. The Fatherland must be defended. At the moment all I have is Messerschmitts.



    Out.

    Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome) #64 - Post #407 - Battle of Britain & Winston Churchill relevancy to modeling - http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=11007416 PLEASE SEE
    POST 852 (Page # 35) on Spit thread for FANTASTIC INFO. See why we fight - www.goodfight.com
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    FIGHTERS - AVIATION'S ULTIMATE CALL TO GLORY, HONOR, AND IMMORTALITY - http://community-2.webtv.net/RICHARD...4/CALLTOGLORY/
    __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ _____________
    The following URL brings up the most concise, non-technical (with technical references) discussion about the revolutionary THORIUM PLASMA BATTERY technology I have found on the web. ENJOY! Oh what fun we are going to have in the future of flight!
    http://www.ecocarforum.com/ev-forums...t_a_recha.html

  13. #88

    RE: ParkZone Spitfire Mk IX !!!

    You've done such a beautiful job on your Spit that I am now inspired to put invasion stripes on my Mk IX Spit also. Just this morning I finally figured out a process that I think will work to add my favorite, irresistible "Spitfire tiger shark mouth" on my Spit.

    Your work is so neat I'm sure the Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome) would really appreciate a post from you to help inspire it to continue its heoric mission above and beyond the call of duty. Unlike the fighter threads here, there is an unconquerable spirit and underlying commitment that keeps it droning on toward the target regardless of flack or fighters.

    Yes, I will own a model B-17 at some point in the future once the war torn skies are substantially free of enemy fighter attacks. In the meantime air superiority must be attained and maintained at all costs!

    TALLY-HO!



    Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome) #64 - Post #407 - Battle of Britain & Winston Churchill relevancy to modeling - http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=11007416 PLEASE SEE
    POST 852 (Page # 35) on Spit thread for FANTASTIC INFO. See why we fight - www.goodfight.com
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    FIGHTERS - AVIATION'S ULTIMATE CALL TO GLORY, HONOR, AND IMMORTALITY - http://community-2.webtv.net/RICHARD...4/CALLTOGLORY/
    __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ _____________
    The following URL brings up the most concise, non-technical (with technical references) discussion about the revolutionary THORIUM PLASMA BATTERY technology I have found on the web. ENJOY! Oh what fun we are going to have in the future of flight!
    http://www.ecocarforum.com/ev-forums...t_a_recha.html

  14. #89

    RE: ParkZone Spitfire Mk IX !!!


    POSSIBLE USEFUL ANTI-VIBRATION TIP

    One of my recent Spitfire flights included a power dive that made an "interesting" sound near the end of the dive. In view of the obvious problem I ran into with my new Corsair I added the same CA and Baking Soda "tack glueing/stiffening" concept that works so well on the F4U-1A to the Spit. I may lose that sound I thought was so neat now but the ship may last a lot longer if I can live without that sound. The Spitfire uses a lower diamater, lighter prop so the fact that it has slightly more "flexing" than the F4U now, but less than it had before being treated, I am confident in its present structural performance.

    Out



    Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome) #64 - Post #407 - Battle of Britain & Winston Churchill relevancy to modelinhttp://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=11007416 PLEASE SEE
    POST 852 (Page # 35) on Spit thread for FANTASTIC INFO. See why we fight - www.goodfight.com
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    FIGHTERS - AVIATION'S ULTIMATE CALL TO GLORY, HONOR, AND IMMORTALITY - http://community-2.webtv.net/RICHARD...4/CALLTOGLORY/
    __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ _____________
    The following URL brings up the most concise, non-technical (with technical references) discussion about the revolutionary THORIUM PLASMA BATTERY technology I have found on the web. ENJOY! Oh what fun we are going to have in the future of flight!
    http://www.ecocarforum.com/ev-forums...t_a_recha.html

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    RE: ParkZone Spitfire Mk IX !!!

    Pretty late to the party but am considering buying this plane. I have a thing for spitfires and this one, catches my attention. What are your guys thoughts on the stock setup? Any upgrades/modifications needed out of the box?

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    RE: ParkZone Spitfire Mk IX !!!

    I had a severe diving issue when I maidened mine. I was lucky to get it down with minor damage. I believe my issue was related to the CG being off on my plane when I set it up via the guidelines in the manual. I have had some suggestions and am going to try them this weekend, weather permitting.

  17. #92

    RE: ParkZone Spitfire Mk IX !!!

    ORIGINAL: flying_low
    Pretty late to the party but am considering buying this plane. I have a thing for spitfires and this one, catches my attention. What are your guys thoughts on the stock setup? Any upgrades/modifications needed out of the box?
    flying_low, this plane is probably my very best flying fighter compliments of it's extra tail feathers that are easy to get used to; I did sand a little off the back top area of the rudder to make it look a little more like full scale shape. I have a "thing" about tails, sorry about that. In stock condition you have very nice scale like flying performance. Installing a 40 Amp ESC and using a 12X8 E ACP provides all the vertical performance I could ever dream of needing.

    There is vastly more than meets the eyes with this most beautiful all possible fighter planes. Please check out the "post signaure" above and, hopefully, here if I can get my mouse to work like it should.

    Chucksolo makes a good point. I (blush) crashed on my maiden because I failed to have sufficient up elevator trim, and by the time I figured out my problem the ship was already spread out over the soccer field I had been flying on.

    Out.



    Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome) #64 - Post #407 - Battle of Britain & Winston Churchill relevancy to modeling - http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=11007416 PLEASE SEE POST 852 (Page # 35) on Spit thread for FANTASTIC INFO. See why we fight - www.goodfight.com
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    The following URL brings up the most concise, non-technical (with technical references) discussion about the revolutionary THORIUM PLASMA BATTERY technology I have found on the web. ENJOY! Oh what fun we are going to have in the future of flight!
    http://www.ecocarforum.com/ev-forums...t_a_recha.html

    ''mad thorium batteries'' typed in Yahoo and/or Google brings up some great information about thorium plasma batteries.

  18. #93

    RE: ParkZone Spitfire Mk IX !!!

    Tally-Ho Chaps!

    Just discovered a new PZ Mk IX Spitfire adventure that just might turn out to be a lot of fun. The idea started with the discovery of how I intend to enjoy the FlyZone FW-190 (report on this forum). It turns out that the PZ Messerschmitt three bladed prop pulls "only" a few more Amps than the high performance 12X8 APC E prop that will always be kept readily available in case of being needed for flight under marginal flying conditions. The scale looking three bladed prop really looks great on my Spit and enjoys a better than one to one thrust to weight ratio at around 35 Amps. A simple adjustable 19 gage wire throttle limit system is used to "adjust" maximum burst current by preventing the throttle stick from moving beyond a predetermined limit. The "fun" part will be the challenge of staying inside a safe power perfomance envelope while performing exciting combat and other fun aerobatics maneuvering.

    I have a hunch that the most modern PZ fighter motors can handle the extra performance I crave. We shall see. In the meantime, reporting on the "Blaze" TV channel and in Peter Lindemann's News Letter (easily Googled) indicate that new energy technology is about to "break out." This could mean that super performance batteries for our "aeroplanes" could be a much closer reality than we think!

    Breaking off the attack for now.

    Out.



    Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome) #64 - Post #407 - Battle of Britain & Winston Churchill relevancy to modeling - http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=11007416 PLEASE SEE POST 852 (Page # 35) on Spit thread for FANTASTIC INFO. See why we fight - www.goodfight.com
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    FIGHTERS - AVIATION'S ULTIMATE CALL TO GLORY, HONOR, AND IMMORTALITY - http://community-2.webtv.net/RICHARD...4/CALLTOGLORY/
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    The following URL brings up the most concise, non-technical (with technical references) discussion about the revolutionary THORIUM PLASMA BATTERY technology I have found on the web. ENJOY! Oh what fun we are going to have in the future of flight!
    http://www.ecocarforum.com/ev-forums...t_a_recha.html

    ''mad thorium batteries'' typed in Yahoo and/or Google brings up some great information about thorium plasma batteries.

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    RE: ParkZone Spitfire Mk IX !!!

    Hey Mad Web, how is your FZ Focke-Wulf FW 190 flying. I flew mine on it's 50th mission yesterday and she flies as well as when she was new. I finally got my retracts to stay up in flight and locked when landing; she is a joy to fly and I usually put her up first or second out at the field. I have a brand new second one that I haven't maidened yet. I will fly the new one when my original fails to return home from a mission.

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    RE: ParkZone Spitfire Mk IX !!!


    I enjoy the reporting on your butcher bird! I hope you won't let anyone discourage your enthusiasm. Below is a glimpse of my mission with the FW 190. My decades long quest to help make modeling an inseparable part of science enrichment education may finally be in the process of being realized. My PC is behaving very badly right now. It will be interesting to see if my message will post. SUCCESS!!! You would never believe how hard it was to get this posted.



    Please watch the landing perfomance of the 190 in the YouTube video.
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7UW73hbi00 (Google SN Hobbies Hobbico/Flyzone FW-190 FOCKE-WULF if the URL won't work.) By the way, the hacker creep who says, "sorry about that" after blocking the video is a mocking liar. He will get the reward he so richly deserves!

    Because of my poor landing skills I plan to reinforce the nose section of my butcher bird like I have done on my newest PZ killer size F4U Corsair to endure belly landings on areas where (ROG) is not practical. Because I love the way the 190 looks on its landing gear (like it is not about to tip over like so many other fighters do) I plan to take off with extended gear (ROG) and belly land until I can learn to land gracefully with my other fighters first.
    Although I have two bladed props that can easily provide the required vertical peformance with the stock motor that I must have for my flying demo routine, I've already bought a new "POWER .25 870Kv Outrunner Motor" to use with my beautiful Meserschmitt 3 bladed props that can provide the necessary excitement I crave from such a fighter as this.
    It will possibly be a while before I can get the above action going because I have determined to complete a working example of the "Bedini School Girl" (can be Googled) along with thousands of other free energy fans as a part of the now no longer secret energy revolution. I will try hard to not weaken, but it could be too much for me to handle, especially if a new killer size Park Flyer Zero is introduced by ParkZone/Horizon Hobby people.

    PC is acting up gotta go.



    Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome) #64 - Post #407 - Battle of Britain & Winston Churchill relevancy to modeling - http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=11007416 PLEASE SEE POST 852 (Page # 35) on Spit thread for FANTASTIC INFO. See why we fight - www.goodfight.com
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    RE: ParkZone Spitfire Mk IX !!!

    I want to hear all about your new PZ F4U Corsair. I recently go the new Flyzone F4U Corsair 48.5" winspan model. She is a beaut. I can't wait to she how it performs as compared to my FZ  FW190 and to the new PZ Corsair.

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    RE: ParkZone Spitfire Mk IX !!!

    My best impressions of the dandy new ParkZone Corsair are located on the "ParkZone F4U-1A; BNF and PNP" thread on this forum. I love the way it looks with its fuel tanks and landing gear hanging down in the breeze while putting her through her paces in the air. I may eventually add flaps but am not in any rush to do so, especially since I have her set up with the realistic looking three bladed prop that has limited vertical performance compaired to my best two bladed props. I can't resist bringing out the original PZ F4U and enjoying it also when the new bird is flown. It's a nostalgia thing. The new ship is obviously better quality. It doesn't have a retractable tail wheel like your new bigger F4U beauty does but that's okay for me since I don't think I will ever need retracts on it. [My memory about that tail wheel turned out to be really fuzzy - see next post.]

    I'm Looking forward to learning about your new Whistling Death machine. I wonder if hand launching would be practical with it. My HH Hawker Hurricane is much too heavy and awkward to even think about hand launching it. All of my PZ fighters can be comfortably hand launched.

    Remember to check six. It's always the one you don't see that gets you.

    Breaking off the attack now.

    Out.



    Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome) #64 - Post #407 - Battle of
    Britain & Winston Churchill relevancy to modeling -
    http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=11007416 PLEASE SEE POST 852
    (Page # 35) on Spit thread for FANTASTIC INFO. See why we fight -
    www.goodfight.com
    __________________________________________________ _________________
    FIGHTERS - AVIATION'S ULTIMATE CALL TO GLORY, HONOR, AND IMMORTALITY - http://community-2.webtv.net/RICHARD...4/CALLTOGLORY/
    __________________________________________________ _________________
    The following URL brings up the most concise, non-technical (with
    technical references) discussion about the revolutionary THORIUM PLASMA
    BATTERY technology I have found on the web. ENJOY! Oh what fun we are
    going to have in the future of flight!

    http://www.ecocarforum.com/ev-forums...t_a_recha.html

    ''mad thorium batteries'' typed in Yahoo and/or Google brings up some
    great information about thorium plasma batteries.

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    RE: ParkZone Spitfire Mk IX !!!

    No, way too big to hand launch. It doesn't have a retractable tail wheel unfortunately, but the main gear is pretty cool with the doors and all. I'll report my impressions on it.

  24. #99

    RE: ParkZone Spitfire Mk IX !!!

    Enjoyed a fun Spitfire fighter sweep last weekend. On my next aerial engagement using the same great looking PZ 109 three bladed prop used on the Spitter, and the same procedures to minimize the potentially destructive power of flying too long at the "war combat emergency power" setting (35 plus Amps), I hope my new F4U-1A Corsair can be made to fly my favorite test maneuvers (square loop with rolls on the flat sides & outside loop) as well as my Spit can. I probaby will not use these three bladed props for much more than taxiing, takeoff, touch and go/landing practice, and other mild maneuvering practice with these planes. I might check to see what kind of performance is possible with the three blader at 1-2 miles density altitude on my next trip over the Continental Divide. In the meantime high performance APC E props will normally be used for the usual banking & yanking fighter plane maneuvering.

    The hot Spitfire burned through the rubber covering on the 40 Amp ESC (added after tests with the stock ESC) capacitors and on a spot on the other side that I didn't see until I removed the ESC. I ended up adding even more ventilation before the final test flight with the three bladed prop. Since I can't detect the visual difference between two and three blade props in the air where I intend to fly most of the time the two bladers are the winners on these ships. Not so for two (2) of my irresistible .25 powered PZ Messerschmitts. The extra power of the 25s easily allows the use of the three bladed props in any air fighting scenario.

    Breaking off the attack now.

    Out.



    Spitfire Brotherhood (All Spitfires Welcome) #64 - Post #407 - Battle of
    Britain & Winston Churchill relevancy to modeling -
    http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=11007416 PLEASE SEE POST 852
    (Page # 35) on Spit thread for FANTASTIC INFO. See why we fight -
    www.goodfight.com
    __________________________________________________ _______________
    FIGHTERS - AVIATION'S ULTIMATE CALL TO GLORY, HONOR, AND IMMORTALITY -
    http://community-2.webtv.net/RICHARD...4/CALLTOGLORY/
    __________________________________________________ _______________
    The following URL brings up the most concise, non-technical (with
    technical references) discussion about the revolutionary THORIUM PLASMA
    BATTERY technology I have found on the web. ENJOY! Oh what fun we are
    going to have in the future of flight!

    http://www.ecocarforum.com/evforums/...t_a_recha.html

    ''mad thorium batteries'' typed in Yahoo and/or Google brings up some
    great information about thorium plasma batteries.

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    RE: ParkZone Spitfire Mk IX !!!

    To use extra 300 prop on spitfire do you have to drill out prop?


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