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Old 01-03-2015, 12:26 PM
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Try this:

http://www.horizonhobby.com/product/...-apc20015wcat6

It's a unique prop design. Has a symmetrical airfoil and a cusped trailing edge. Definitely a Go-Fast prop. Works with G-62's and 55cc DLE's. You might find a picture on APC's website.
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Old 01-03-2015, 01:37 PM
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Hi everyone,

I'm looking to do a rebuild of a Pica 1/5 scale. I'm rebuilding the wing and gear area of this plane. If anyone has the ability to send some pics of the plans for the wing or PDF of them that might go a long ways. I have templated the two ribs that disintegrated but I'm hoping to see the area where the gear rails tie in. None the less here are some starter pics of the rehab. If anyone can assist the email address is mzinsli@charter.net Thanks.
I cannot help you with plans as I have also asked for some copies but I do have some photos of the retract mounts in my Pica Spitfire wing.

My Pica Spitfire has developed a stress crack in the wing so have removed some sheeting to repair and strengthen. Whilst there am going to rake the gear further forward to improve the ground handling.

Good luck with yours and if you get your hands on plan copies I would really love it if you could shoot them my way as well

Jaz
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Old 01-03-2015, 08:36 PM
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Thank you for the info. I was thinking about using an Eflite power 90, I'll check over in the electric forum.

Looks like it could work. But check how much room you have for batteries, 6,7 or 8s and see what size prop you would have to use (ground clearance) so as to have a cool fly even if you are at full throttle the entire flight.
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Old 01-03-2015, 10:58 PM
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Hi everyone,

I'm looking to do a rebuild of a Pica 1/5 scale. I'm rebuilding the wing and gear area of this plane. If anyone has the ability to send some pics of the plans for the wing or PDF of them that might go a long ways. I have templated the two ribs that disintegrated but I'm hoping to see the area where the gear rails tie in. None the less here are some starter pics of the rehab. If anyone can assist the email address is mzinsli@charter.net Thanks.
Here are some more photos inside the Pica Spitfire wing. One including the additional spruce spar which is going to be fitted.

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Hi Jaz,
Just a thought before you replace the sheeting. Remove your air tanks and air lines from under the sheeting. I run paper tubes through the ribs from the wheel well to the center of the wing bay. Relocate the air tanks in the center wing bay and leave the top sheeting off I run the air lines through the paper tubes. This way you have access to everything if you ever develop an air leak, which we all know happens. LOL. Also I would replace all air lines before you button it up. Happy flying.
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Old 01-09-2015, 09:45 AM
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Just finished up my ESM 72" Spitfire MKXIV before the weather went to winter....put a DLE 35RA in her, by all accounts should be a great flier! Only 4 more months until a springtime maiden! Do I still qualify for brotherhood?
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Just finished up my ESM 72" Spitfire MKXIV before the weather went to winter....put a DLE 35RA in her, by all accounts should be a great flier! Only 4 more months until a springtime maiden! Do I still qualify for brotherhood?
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Oh Rob, you are going to have a blast with the DLE35 powering your ESM Spitfire

Mine with the DLE30 is fast and fun.

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Old 01-11-2015, 02:07 AM
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Hi Jaz :-)

I just love the way you fly that Spitfire ! And being a woman in the RC Warbird line,that very rare ;-)
For how long,has you been flying RC ?

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Old 01-11-2015, 05:38 AM
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Hey guys and gals, I have a start on my TF Spitfire build, and I will post pics soon. I have one today and will follow up with a few more as time passes. As for becoming part of the Brotherhood do send a email or how does it work? Thanks.
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Old 01-11-2015, 06:33 AM
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Good start Elcorro I once had the P40 Warhawk 60 zise,but it never flew that great But for Spitfires,it looks like,if you have the CG right,its one of the best planes to fly.

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Old 01-11-2015, 06:55 AM
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looks great Jaz!
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Old 01-11-2015, 10:03 AM
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My Seafire at the work bench. I got going again with her,and am looking forward to better weather to come,so I can make a test run at the motor
Its a ASP motor,and I dont know how reliable it is,but maybe someone got some know-how with it ?

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Thanks for the comments Tom, what size is the ASP you have on your Spit? Correct me if I'm wrong, but it looks like an older version of a OS Surpass. I have an Surpass 70 on my shelf, and I must say that once you have the low speed needle set , they are hard to beat when it comes to reliability. Here are some pictures of my Spitfire build so far. The tail feathers are done, but I used Robart hinges, and did a bit of a scale look as well. The retracts are from Hobby King with struts from them as well.
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Elcorro.
I've got a TF Spitfire as well and plan to start the build this year.
Which hobbyking retracts and struts are you using? Model numbers would be useful.
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My Seafire at the work bench. I got going again with her,and am looking forward to better weather to come,so I can make a test run at the motor
Its a ASP motor,and I dont know how reliable it is,but maybe someone got some know-how with it ?

ASP 4-strokes are Surpass rip-offs.
In general they work fine, in rare cases you might have one that doesn't tune well. In most cases that has to do with some air leak in the carb, so either get a new carb (cheap) or check all o-rings, needle housing etc. to fix that leak.

Nice Seafire, your design?
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Hi Jaz :-)

I just love the way you fly that Spitfire ! And being a woman in the RC Warbird line,that very rare ;-)
For how long,has you been flying RC ?

Tomas.
Hi Tomas,

Thanks for your compliments.

I do tend to shock a few of the guys with my passion for larger Warbirds and Gee Bee's. Cannot quite get into mid wing sports planes or 3D flying. There is not a huge amount of women flying bigger planes here in Australia and it is funny going to a new club and having them say they have heard all about me! My reputation proceeds me which is scary.

My four year first flight anniversary is coming up this April.

Your Seafire looks great. I had one of those as my first balsa plane running a Scorpion brushless on 6S which I sold about 12 months ago to fund bigger projects. They are so cool being that little bit different.

Looking forward to your maiden report

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Hi Jaz,
Just a thought before you replace the sheeting. Remove your air tanks and air lines from under the sheeting. I run paper tubes through the ribs from the wheel well to the center of the wing bay. Relocate the air tanks in the center wing bay and leave the top sheeting off I run the air lines through the paper tubes. This way you have access to everything if you ever develop an air leak, which we all know happens. LOL. Also I would replace all air lines before you button it up. Happy flying.
Thanks,
Fred
Hi Fred,

Interesting idea about the paper tubes. I was thinking of leaving the tanks where they are and adding a couple of small hatches to access them. The air lines are definitely being replaced as well as the old servo leads which are thin and have no safety clips on.

So far I have the new rear spar in and now cutting slots for the new front spar. Once that is in then will be turning to the retract mounts to get the wheels further forward.

The new rear spar added 90 grams to the wing which is nothing.

Jaz
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Old 01-12-2015, 06:45 AM
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Derek, the retracts from HK are the Turnigy 90 degree all metal outboard rotating , and the struts are 60-90 120mm in length. When I ordered the struts, I took the wrong measurements in length, I should have ordered the 110mm. It's not that the 120mm ones won't work, it's that mounting them will be a bit more closer to the inboard of the wings. And the way I understand it is, that would be closer to a more scale location anyway!
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Jass I had to redo my retracts on my 89 inch spit because the top sheeting started to crack above the mounting blocks.I glued 1/16 ply between the ribs to the top sheeting. then tied the landing gear blocks to that . sorry no pix.
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Elcorro: My motor for the Spit, is a ASP 91,and I hope it will deliver the power neded !
And I must say,that those HK retracts,sure look good It sure looks like you are a fast buielder too.

w1nd6urfa Yep,I guess you are right about that ASP ! Better be 100% sure,it runs well,before the maiden huh ?
The design of the Spit,is not mine. I am no way near the skills of making such a nice plane,out of nothing. Its a Escale model !

Jaz :-) I still is impresed with your flying skills ! And even with the little hot poetato of a GEE BEE !! BTW,you are right about bigger flys better. I once had a Giant P 51 Mustang from TF,she sure flew great http://youtu.be/SfZOgHp8DZE Sorry I had to show off,even this is a Spitfire thread

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Old 01-13-2015, 02:31 AM
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Hi Here is some more lovely Spitfire.
Its a former Danish Spitfire mk 9,ca 1947- 52 I think. I was privilleged to come close and film my dream airplane. It was sure hard,not to tuch anything !
Hope you enjoy it.

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some flying shots of my Carf Spitfire
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Damm,it looks like the real plane !! Is it electrick,or is it a petrol motor,thats have reduction gear ? But she sure is nice
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One of my heroes ! http://www.jerrybilling.com/index.html
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