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Old 04-21-2012, 12:58 AM
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Many thanks for that, I can only take a small amount of credit on Radio install all the rest is Ian.

The Pleasure is all mine

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You mean you put the Rx in and connected the batteries!!! The video came out far better than we thought it would. Silvery grey Spitfire in a silvery grey sky doesn't sound like an ideal combination!!! Very pleased with how it flew and looked in the air, it'll be nice to get some more vid or pictures in a sunny sky!!

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Old 04-21-2012, 08:29 AM
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Ian,

You can be so harsh sometimes

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But you did a grand job of what you did do mate

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Old 04-21-2012, 10:31 AM
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DB,

That beautiful thing was not moving until you worked your magic with the tx and batts!



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Old 04-21-2012, 01:11 PM
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That beautiful thing was not moving until you worked your magic with the tx and batts!



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Yeah yeah yeah!!!!!!!

Been doing some doodles and some research into the cockpit that is going to go in it when time allows. Plenty of space for as much cockpit as DB wants. Weight will be a big cosideration but we should be able to do something half decent. I would think about one of Ty's cockpits if I lived Stateside, but the cost of shipping to the UK makes it a bit pricey.

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Old 04-21-2012, 02:25 PM
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Have you seen Chad V's cockpit set?(from here on RCU) Its made to fit the BT spit, but it would probably work...there is none better on the market.

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Old 04-21-2012, 05:46 PM
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Ian nice job on the ESM Spitfire!
Do you or any one else know if the Spychalla turle deck conversion kit made for the Yellow Spit fir the ESM one?
If they are relatively close in the fuselage dimensions I will then have no excuse not the get one of these birds.

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Old 04-22-2012, 12:00 AM
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Sorry Dave, I couldn't say whether the low back conversion would fit, it'd be an interesting conversion though. Casey, is there a thread running anywhere with details of Chads cockpits?

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Old 04-22-2012, 12:22 AM
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HiCasey,

Many thanks for identifing my contribution

Ian, dont forget the Tank aswell !!!!.

Talking with Ian, this plane is screeming for a Cockpit and Pilot. I was looking at on of the Animatronics Pilots from here, http://www.ytinternational.co.uk/tai...lots_home.html

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Old 04-22-2012, 02:48 AM
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Thanks for getting back to me Ian.
I sent Leo a pm about his conversion kit, so we'll see what he says when he gets back to me.

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DB, we couldnt have Ian taking all the credit now could we? Lol

Ian,

You could probably pm chad here on RCU for moe info, but he does have a thread on the "other site"
http://www.rcscalebuilder.com/forum/...TID=17118&PN=1

to say its nice, does not even come close....its unreal nice....he shrunk a real one I'm sure



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Old 04-28-2012, 04:44 AM
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Hi Chris,

Sorry for the delay on some pics of the ventalation, here are some showing what Ian has done.

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Hi DB
Thanks for the pictures I see that you are getting way more out flow than I would be with my set up I think Ian has done a great job for you It is clever thinking what he has done there. I hope the flying is going well!

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Old 05-13-2012, 12:59 PM
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Well Thought I would post a Vid on the Electric Retracts

12 sec's up and down on a 4.8v Batt

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrPCf...ature=youtu.be
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Old 05-20-2012, 11:42 AM
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Well took some pics of her
Pilot fitted on temp basis, looking at Cockpit and Spoken to Syms about Animatronic Pilot which will come out in near future

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Looking great DB , the pilot sure looks like he's having few gerry's for lunch LOL
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Just thought I'd put a bit of an update to report the model is still performing very well, no issues at all. Actually I was looking for some info and it took me ages to find the thread again!! I'm amazed by the interest in the colour scheme, it shows up well and stands out very well compared to all those dull camouflaged birds

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Question for ya Ian, I was watching one of Ali's vids of him flying his big 262 and I thought I heard the announcer mention your name as a builder ....referred to you as the puppet maker I believe....was I hearing wrong?

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No mate, your hearing is fine!! I make/restore puppets, marionettes, automatons and scale model aeroplanes for a living, not a massive money earner due to the time involved, but it keeps me off the streets!!! The 262 was a complete strip and rebuild of a previously flown model, new formers, wing spars, wing skins, fuselage top deck and cockpit, mountings and fixings for everything, plus changes in shape etc to make it look a bit more like the full size. Here's a few marionette pics to give you the idea. Off topic I know but its thread!!! There aint too many puppet makers out there! I wonder how many odd ball professions are out there in the aeromodelling world??

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Man that's awesome!

I think I saw that guy playing the drums the other day in San Fran lol...

Talented man you are sir!

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Well I cant believe how long its taken me to sort out the Cockpit.

Purchased from Aero Team Ltd at a cost of 155 Euros plus postage, this is the un painted Kit.

Am very impressed happy with my painting.

Here are some photos of the kit and the finished product.

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The installed kit, The Pilot has the Control Colum attached so I can install and remove him when I wish.

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Very nice!

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At the first time I was thinking, that the cockpit in the pictures is in a real Spitfire! Very nice job Dbp.
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